A canine candidate in Finglas, where Dogs Trust launched its election manifesto. Photograph: Fran Veale

Traditionally, the dogs in the street have been seen as a threat rather than an opportunity by canvassers. Alan Shatter’s team arrive on every doorste(...)

Home safe and sound: Wuffles made it back safely to Linda Malone and her daughter Aoife

Recently at my local bus stop there was a printed-out poster asking if anyone had seen a lost, forlorn-looking collie called Dionne. Dionne was a tim(...)

Almost half of dogs impounded in three council areas were put down last year. Photograph:  Sam Panthaky/AFP/Getty

Almost half of dogs impounded in three council areas were put down last year statistics published by the Department of Environment show. One in five (...)

Countess and Erol, seven-week old terrier crosses. Photograph: Fran Veale.

Dogs Trust have claimed the new puppy wing at their flagship Rehoming Centre in Dublin will help save the lives of more than 500 additional puppies ev(...)

An image from CCTV footage released by Dogs Trust appears to show a man tying the elderly and severely neglected Collie to the gate of the centre in Finglas.

A severely neglected Border Collie suffering from chronic abdominal pain was left tied to a gate outside a dogs’ charity premises and left to die.The (...)

Wistful dog photograph of the day. Photograph: Robb Kendrick/The New York Times

Over 10,500 dogs and puppies were voluntarily handed over to the pound system last year because their owners no longer wanted them. Such animal(...)