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Wednesday 6 December 2023 Dublin: 8°C

# Dogs

Last year
US authorities offer almost €5,000 reward for man accused of shooting Lady Gaga’s dogwalker
James Howard Jackson, 19, is also one of three men charged with stealing two of the popstar’s French bulldogs in 2021.
Opinion: Legislation must be improved so that seized puppies can be rehomed
Sinn Féin’s Lynn Boylan says an outdated law means that young dogs found in dire need cannot be rehomed for some time.
Poll: Should dogs be banned from Blue Flag beaches during peak times in summer?
Dedicated areas for dogs on leads will be established.
Gardaí launch investigation to find burglars who stole eight dogs and drowned two puppies
The incident happened when a dog breeder’s kennel was broken into.
Dog fouling emerges as main cause of swimming bans in Dublin last year
A new report shows all four notices issued by Dublin City Council last year were linked to dog fouling events.
All time
'Do your research' before choosing to get a pet this Christmas, DSPCA says
Many animals are often surrendered or simply abandoned after the festive season.
'A very unique year': Big drop in the number of dogs destroyed at Irish pounds in 2020
171 dogs were put to sleep in pounds last year.
Opinion: Dog fouling is driving Ireland's residents barking mad
Fianna Fáil TD Cormal Devlin says we need greater education and enforcement when it comes to the growing scourge of dog fouling.
Opinion: A plea to dogowners - keep them on the lead?
Dublin resident Ken Cowley has had enough of dodging other people’s pets while out walking with his family.
Joe Biden’s dogs back at White House after banishment ended
One of the canines injured a Secret Service agent and they were sent to Delaware.
Agriculture minister relaunches 'Bonzo the dog' ad from 1984 to warn against sheep worrying
The ad was originally broadcast in 1984.
Pete the Vet: Top 10 things to consider if you're getting a new pet
Dr Pete Wedderburn says there are many things to consider when you’re planning to get a new pet, but for now, he has 10 tips.
ISPCA shuts down illegal puppy farm in Offaly
Over 60 dogs were surrendered.
Dog reunited with owners after going missing for over three years
Lola, a black Labrador, vanished from a fenced garden in 2017.
Covid-19: Australian researchers begin training sniffer dogs to detect virus in infected patients
14 dogs are being trained as part of a feasibility study.
Gardaí seize 32 dogs worth more than €150,000 in Dublin
The seizure was made in the Baldoyle area of north Dublin today.
Dogs Trust Ireland warns many people are unwittingly buying dogs bred on puppy farms
A new campaign aims to warn people about the cruelty involved in online dog purchases.
Opinion: Let's celebrate the dog - man's best friend in a pandemic
Tom Inglis and his Wheaten terrier, Pepe, lived together for eighteen years. Here, he pays tribute to Pepe and all the furry friends who have helped us through 2020.
Abandoned dog 'in safe hands' after being rescued from locked crate by ISPCA
It was unclear how long the dog was kept in the crate.
Seven Pomeranian puppies rescued from car boot after gardaí apprehend speeding motorist
The puppies have been transferred to the care of the Kildare & West Wicklow SPCA.
Numbers of dogs being surrendered rising again with return to work and school
Last month Dogs Trust received the highest number of surrender request calls from dog owners since April.
Gardaí seize 32 stolen dogs following searches in Swords
Dog wardens said the monetary value of the dogs would be in excess of €120,000.
Gardaí launch appeal to trace owners as 10 suspected stolen dogs recovered
The dogs were seized following a search of a property in Co Limerick.
Gardaí issue warning after nearly 50 reports of dogs attacking livestock since March
In total, 47 incidents were reported between 1 March and 29 June.
22 dogs seized by gardaí during searches at three addresses in Co Cork
All of the dogs are currently in the care of the CSPCA and the ISPCA.
Appeal after 14 dogs stolen from house during burglary
Gardaí are appealing for information.
ISPCA says dog groomers can provide services for pets who need 'urgent' care
Groomers have been advised to assess each dog on “a case-by-case basis” via photos or video conferencing.
Thirty-three dogs seized by gardaí at Dublin port
The dogs are now in the care of the DSPCA.
Please don't feed your dog Easter eggs, says Dogs Trust
Dark chocolate is especially toxic for dogs, so keep it in a place where they can’t sniff it out.
'A step in the right direction': From 1 February it will be illegal to sell a puppy less than 8 weeks old
The new regulations also require all adverts to include microchip numbers.
'Heartbreaking': Eight dogs rescued from 'appalling' living conditions in Cork
The dogs had to be sedated before they could be treated or groomed.
Police rescue 31 dogs and puppies in Co Tyrone
“Buying puppies from illegal breeders can have devastating results,” the PSNI said.
Dog rescued by police after driving unmanned car in Florida
The dog was trapped and clambering around in the car by locals in Port St Lucie.
Dog years are a myth and puppies are middle-aged, scientists claim
‘Who’s a good man?’
ISPCA rescues six nursing puppies after mother is found chained to gate in Co Roscommon
The discovery was made by a member of the public.
Almost 2,000 people have surrendered their dogs to Dogs Trust so far this year
The charity is urging those considering adopting a dog for Christmas to sponsor one instead.
Are you a pet owner? Here's some advice on keeping them safe and content this Halloween
With lots of loud noises going off, many people will be keeping a closer eye on their dogs and other pets.
The ISPCA is appealing for homes for 3 puppies abandoned in Co Westmeath garden
Tomás, Fifi and Liam are currently at the ISPCA’s National Animal Centre.
Dublin hotel cancels conference on greyhound welfare after staff receive threatening phone calls
Event organisers say there are now looking for an alternative venue.
A mysterious disease has killed 'dozens' of dogs in Norway in recent days
It is unknown yet whether the disease is contagious or a series of individual cases.