Criminals advertise puppies for sale online and prevent customers visiting the animals in person before buying, due to COVID-19 social distancing measures.
Thieves are said to have stolen 22 dogs from Jackson Farm, Tarleton, Lancashire on Thursday morning, killing one puppy as they fled in a getaway vehicle.
Cats can become infected with the new coronavirus but dogs appear not to be vulnerable, according to a study published on Wednesday, prompting the WHO to say it will take a closer look at transmission of the virus between humans and pets.
It's long been thought that dogs’ chilly noses were to do with regulating the animals’ body temperature – but it turns out they're actually heat detectors.
TJ Gregory and Sarah Henniker left the two pugs Millie and Tito inside a tent for eight hours when temperatures had risen to 34C.
The Belgian shepherd dog was seen in the River Trent on Monday morning attached to a carrier bag containing a large rock.
Marley, a five-year-old Staffordshire bull terrier, needed a fluid drip and emergency medication after munching a Christmas pudding and chocolate.
Six-month-old labradoodle puppy Waffle was stolen from its owner while out on a walk in St Austell in Cornwall.
Their mange was so bad they are covered in bald patches and were even more vulnerable in the cold weather.
Luigi the Beagle was crowned slimming champion of the year in the PDSA's Pet Fit Club after dropping his weight from 5st to 3st 3lb - taking eight inches off his waist.
The husky switched on the microwave containing a packet of bread rolls at a house in Stanford-Le-Hope, Essex.
Sabby, a five-year-old crossbreed, was found with a "horrific injury" after being attacked by a "psycho" who hated stray dogs in Romania.
Hero was due to be killed after he mauled dachshund Coco to death in a park in Victoria, Australia.
The 29-year-old died of 'bleeding after several dog bites to the upper and lower limbs and the head' in France.