Meet Boken, a lovable new children’s character with a difference: he’s fun, cheeky and educational

Authored by News Desk

In Spring 2020 a friendly new canine face has been launched into the children’s leisure and entertainment market Worldwide. Boken is a fun-loving real-life miniature Schnauzer who lives in Spain with his mum Sara Mastriforte and dad Neil Egerton.

Starting with a few videos and a couple of short books they’d written about Boken, Sara and Neil have now created a whole world of fun,...

A guide to enjoying The Festival of Winter Walks with your pooch

Authored by Sarah Parker

While walking is a hugely popular pastime for many Brits, Christmas and the festivities surrounding it can sometimes leave us all feeling a little exhausted and stressed out. This can be the best reason to get outside on a walk and enjoy the fresh, winter air.

From the 20th December to 5th January, The Ramblers are bringing back The Festival of Winter Walks to encourage people to...

Guy is ready to light up a new home this Bonfire Night

Authored by Mary

This Bonfire Night, staff at Dogs Trust Ilfracombe are hoping a new owner will see ‘fireworks’ when they set eyes on a sparky boy, Guy.

The six-year-old Beagle cross will certainly light up the life of a loving family and enjoys nothing more than a cuddle up in front of the fire.

Guy adores human company and spends his days as honorary office dog, sharing the office with the...

Appeal after dog's body dumped in Plympton

Authored by News Desk

THE RSPCA is appealing for information after the body of a dead dog was found in a bag in Plympton.

The RSPCA was called by a member of the public who had made the upsetting discovery in the Ridgeway on Thursday (8 June) at 7.40pm.

It is unknown what happened to the dog or how she came to be dumped in the carrier bag so the animal welfare charity is asking the public to help...

Homeless hound hoping to exchange bench for sofa

Authored by Mary

Staff at Dogs Trust Ilfracombe are searching for a dog lover who has space on their sofa for one of their longer term residents whose favourite pastime is to watch the world go by on his favourite bench.

Previously a stray, eight-year-old crossbreed, Zane, arrived at the West Down-based rehoming centre in November last year, and loves nothing more than sniffing out his favourite spot...

Homeless hound longs for new home after a year in kennels

Authored by Sarah Parker

Dogs Trust Ilfracombe is appealing to local dog lovers to give a homeless hound a home after exactly a year in kennels.

Four-year-old Collie Cross, Goldie, arrived at the West Down rehoming centre on March 30th 2016, and staff did not expect for her to still be with them a year later.

But sadly, Goldie has now been overlooked by more than 5,000 potential adopters and has seen...

Dogs Trust Ilfracombe seeks home for left behind sister

Authored by News Desk

Dogs Trust Ilfracombe is appealing for a home for Ellie, a Spaniel cross who has been overlooked by hundreds of potential new owners despite her sister finding a loving home of her own.

The 18-month-old pooch has been at the rehoming centre for six months. But despite her near identical sister Mollie finding her forever home back in October, Ellie is yet to find her special someone...

Devon's 'loneliest' dog is looking for love

Authored by News Desk

Staff at Dogs Trust Ilfracombe are hoping an overlooked rescue dog finds love this Valentine’s Day, after waiting almost four years for that special someone at the rehoming centre.

Lacey, the seven-year-old Collie is described by staff as a “wonderful dog” with tonnes of love to give, yet sadly continues to be ignored by potential adopters. Despite being showered with affection by her...

Plymouth woman prosecuted under new microchipping laws

Authored by News Desk

A Plymouth woman who failed to comply with the new law to have her dog microchipped has been ordered to pay £450 at Plymouth Magistrates court today.

Rosalyn Harding, of Kings Tamerton Road was served a notice on 30 September last year under the Microchipping of Dogs (England) Regulations 2015, requiring her dog to have its microchip updated with the owners details, after her dog was...

Don't leave Shaggy out in the cold

Authored by News Desk

Dogs Trust Ilfracombe seeks home for old age pooch (OAP) in time for the winter

With the weather forecasters predicting a cold snap to arrive in the next few weeks, staff at Dogs Trust Ilfracombe are hoping local dog lovers will come forward to offer an elderly dog a new home in time for Christmas.

Despite his age, ten-year-old Border Collie Cross, Shaggy, is young at heart...


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