Dog grooming

Local dog grooming school ordered to cease operations after News 6 investigation

ORANGE COUNTY, FL – The State of Florida has sent a cease and desist letter to a local dog grooming school. It comes after a News 6 investigation in which two women said they paid thousands of dollars to school but got nothing. Ashely Roach says aspiring to be a dog groomer was obvious. “I […]

Dog breeding

The Reality of Dog Breeding in Bengaluru: Why the State and BBMP Need to Act Now

When Helen was found abandoned on the street. Photo: Bismi Anil Helen was a female dog who produced many Labrador puppies – a puppy mill mother – who was ultimately abandoned by her breeders on the streets when she couldn’t take it anymore. Blind, deaf, malnourished, she was rescued and adopted by animal rights activist […]

Dog breeding

Illegal dog breeding is as bad as drug trafficking, says Irish animal welfare group

Suzie Carley Executive Director of the Dogs Trust in Dublin. Photo: Niall Carson/PA Wire Designer dogs can sell for upwards of $36,000 each, as underground breeders cash in on trendy breeds made popular by celebrities and TV shows. Animal activists say they have seen a huge increase in the number of dogs advertised online each […]

Dog breeding

Sparks of Puppy Death Call for Stricter Dog Breeding Rules

A Vancouver Island couple who paid $1,800 for a nine-week-old puppy from a breeder in Langley, British Columbia, said the dog died four days after picking it up. “It was a little ball of butter, so fluffy.” said Cam Meads, 34, of Deszi, the pup he and partner Gabrielle Grauer brought home. “It almost fits […]

Pet boarding

The owner of a shady Platinium Dogs Club pet boarding house has been arrested; the search for the missing dog continues

There is cause for celebration for dog owners who have claimed their pets were abused while staying at a shady pet hotel – the operator of the Platinium Dogs Club has been arrested. This was confirmed yesterday by Senior Parliamentary Secretary for Home Affairs and National Development Sun Xueling, who also said several clients of […]

Pet boarding

Pet boarding school regulations a ‘gray area’, say operators

SINGAPORE: Alleged abuse at the Platinium Dogs Club pet boarding center has called into question the way these facilities are regulated in Singapore, with some operators calling for clearer guidelines. The Platinium Dogs Club at 7 Galistan Avenue was raided by the Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority (AVA) on Saturday, December 29 following several complaints that […]

Pet boarding

Shady pet boarding house confronts dog owner whose pet has gone missing in their care

Yesterday, a showdown between a group of dog lovers and the owners of a shady pet boarding house along Galistan Avenue took a turn for the worse, prompting police and paramedics to be deployed to the scene. The quarrel ? A woman who left her seven-year-old Shetland sheepdog in the care of the Platinium Dogs […]

Dog breeding

Profits from illegal dog breeding ‘akin to drug trafficking’

Profits from illegal dog breeding in Ireland are “akin to drug trafficking”, it has been claimed. Esigner dogs can sell for upwards of $36,000 each, as underground breeders cash in on trendy breeds made popular by celebrities and TV shows. Animal activists say they have seen a huge increase in the number of dogs advertised […]

Dog breeding

Profits from illegal dog breeding in Ireland are similar to ‘drug trafficking’

Profits from illegal dog breeding in Ireland are “akin to the drug trade”, it has been claimed. Designer dogs can sell for over £ 36,000 each, as street breeders take advantage of the fashionable breeds made popular by celebrities and TV shows. Animal activists say they have seen a huge increase in the number of […]