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67 dogs and 23 puppies have been rescued from a puppy farm by the ISPCA and Dogs Trust after they were reportedly found caked in their own faeces.

The dogs – which include Maltese, Bichon Frise, Shih Tzu, Pomeranian and Jack Russell breeds – were found to be living in bare concrete runs.

A number of the animals were suffering from serious skin conditions as well as eye and teeth problems which required immediate veterinary attention.

All of the dogs involved were less than three-years-old and were passed into the care of the ISPCA and Dogs Trust through the relevant local authority.

According to an ISPCA press release, the dogs were removed from the premises after the establishment failed to meet upgrades previously outlined by the local authority.

The CEO of the ISPCA Dr Andrew Kelly has thanked the local authority involved in the case for taking action and said “these dogs will now receive the care they deserve and will be rehomed over the coming months when they are ready”.

“Dogs are not cattle or sheep and have very different welfare needs including the need for socialisation and the company of humans. They simply do not get that in these large scale puppy farms,” he continued.

People with information about rogue breeders or suspected animal abuse cases have been asked to contact the ISPCA National Animal Cruelty Helpline in confidence on 1890 515 515 or make a report online through the ISPCA website.



Dublin pub MVP allows dogs into its bar, nearby café Pupp allows dogs in for brunch. Heck, in SHEmazing Towers we even allow puppies to sit at our desks.

So when we heard that a London cinema had decided to open its doors to willing canines (and their owners), we got just a little bit excited. Surely this means it's not long until we can bring Fido along to Cineworld with us?

The Picturehouse Central in London has scheduled in a season of films all about the relationship between pooches and their owners, and the first screening will be open to dogs as well as humans.

"It's a brave cinema that opens up their doors to dogs," the Picturehouse's programme director Clare Binns admitted to The Times yesterday.

However the paper notes that Clare is expecting a "higher class" of dog – i.e. one that won't drool or pee on all those plush cinema seats.

While the first film of the season, Heart Of A Dog, is described as a "dreamy, drifty and altogether lovely movie," the next, Amoros Perros, might not be quite so chilled – it's set in Mexico and deals with the aftermath of a "horrific car crash."

Right, who wants to be the first to sneak their dog into an Irish cinema? We won't tell if you won't…



If your general mood is a bit 'meh' right now, worry not, because we have just the solution.

What's better than a video of a sleeping puppy waking up from his nap, you ask? A video of EIGHTEEN sleeping puppies waking up.

This Instagram vid has gone viral since it was shared by Australian Shepherd breeders Jeff and Emily Mabey last week, and we can see why. Just look at the little fluffballs, all grumpy and sleepy as Emily wakes them up:

If cute animals and general fluffiness is your thing (of course it is), then we highly recommend following Jeff and Emily's account, Green Valley Aussies.

Why? Well, they share snaps like this on a daily basis:

Oh, and this:

And this… enough said.

You're welcome.


The weekend is nearly here, but just to make your day that little bit better (thank us later), we have some exciting PUPPY-RELATED news.

If you’re a fan of all things cuddly, cute and generally squeal-inducing, you better make a big space in your diary for March 11, 12 and 13.

Dublin is set to become a cat and dog playground for that weekend only, as Whiskas and Pedigree team up for Pawsitivity In The City, a three-day event promoting #PawsitiveLiving for pets and their owners.

Whether you’re a pet owner, looking to give a pet in need a new home, or simply just want to give and receive some oh-so fluffy puppy love, then head along to Merrion Square to check out the action.

Activities lined up so far include a doggy disco, professional pet grooming and dog training services, plus advice from expert vets including Ireland AM star Pete Wedderburn.

The ISPCA will also be there to help some dogs in need to find their new forever home through their Rehoming Programme.

Now, to tide you over until March 11, here’s the most adorable puppy/kitten GIF we’ve ever seen:

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We know diamonds are a girl's best friend, but we think that our dogs might just come above the sparkly stones.

Researchers have found that our pet dogs can sense what we're feeling by combining information from different senses. 

Animal behaviour specialists and psychologists carried out a number of studies to suggest that dogs can tell the difference between positive and negative emotions, and apart from humans, they are the only other animals to possess such a trait.

As part of the research, seventeen dogs were shown two different pictures. One was of a happy human and the other was of an angry human. 

Various sounds were then played to the dogs of a person's voice – again, one happy tone, and one angry tone.

The researchers found that most dogs matched the happy human with the happy tone of voice, and did the same for the angry picture and voice.

"Our study shows that dogs have the ability to integrate two different sources of sensory information into a coherent perception of emotion in both humans and dogs," said Dr Kun Guo from the University of Lincoln's School of Psychology.

"Our findings are the first to show that dogs truly recognise emotions in humans and other dogs."



There are pricey designer pooches – poms, pugs and cockapoos – and then there are the dogs that are worth MEGA five-figure sums. 

Step forward the Phu Quoc ridgeback; with just 800 specimens globally, it is largely regarded as the world's rarest breed.

And while it's very unusual to spot the hounds in this part of the world, a litter-of-four has now arrived in Brighton

Indeed, owner Catherine Lane is the only person in Europe to successfully breed the animal: after falling in love with the breed while on holidays, she travelled back to Vietnam to get her hands on proud daddy, Sirius, and thrilled mum, Moon.

Ms Lane has now received lucrative offers from around the world, with dozens of dog-lovers eager to give the pups a new home.

Now eight weeks' old, they will be ready to leave their parents in another two weeks. 

Catherine explained to Mail Online: "One puppy is already being exported to a Dallas-based Danish couple, while the other two have been snapped up by owners in Milan and the Seychelles."

Phu Quoc share their name with the Vietnamese island from which they originate and are known to be attractive, highly intelligent and easy to train.

They also sport a long strip of Mohawk hair along their spine, much like the Rhodesian ridgeback – which hails from Zimbabwe – does. 

Catherine furthermore gushed: "The dogs themselves are stunning.

"Every walk along the beach means I get stopped on average by four or five people wanting to know what they are and admiring them."




We seriously love puppies here at SHEmazing! So when we spotted a litter of more than a dozen adorable canine arrivals doing the rounds online, we got oh-so excited.

And justifiable so, we reckon: because the 14 bassets pups also come complete with an 'everyone say awwww!' video that, upon viewing, will probably just about make up for the fact that it's Monday. 

Their mum, Tessa, is two-and-a-half and she's apparently doing brilliantly with her new brood of seven boys and seven girls. 

Although it hasn't been entirely plain-sailing: during labour, the pooch had to be rushed to the vets for an emergency caesarean after she struggled to deliver them all safely. 

Also, because the average litter size for a basset hound is around eight to 10 pups, Tessa is finding it difficult to feed them all at the same time – meaning Tessa’s owners, Michelle and Andy Robinson and their three children, are stepping in to give her a helping hand.

Michelle, 44, told the Yorkshire Evening Post: "We were all absolutely gobsmacked. We knew she was big but didn’t think for a minute she’d have 14.

"I’m absolutely in awe. After what she’s been through – she’s brilliant."

Michelle also explained that an early ultrasound showed just seven pups in utero. 

The Yorkshire-based family has now colour-coordinated the pups by painting their fur with seven shades of nail varnish, so none of them misses out on a feed.

Tessa the Basset Hound stuns vets by giving birth to a litter of 14
Tessa the Basset Hound is recovering at home in Morley, West Yorkshire, after a dramatic birth. Her owners are working in shifts to cover the time-consuming 24-hour feed of all 14 puppies.



This week marked the 25 anniversary of The Fresh Prince of Bel Air.

Aside from making us feel and incredibly jealous when we realised that the cast have pretty much managed to defy the aging process entirely, we also got quite nostalgic.

While there has been news of a possible reboot of the series being made in the future, we don’t think there’s anything that could match the original. If you haven’t attempted to sing every single word of theme song then you haven’t been living your best life.

Instead of going down the normal lip sync avenue, to celebrate the special occasion the people at Buzzfeed chose a much more adorable option.

After their successful canine-filled Friends remake, they gave Will Smith and company the same treatment.

It made us very happy.


He may not look like it: but after this weekend Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson has confirmed what we already knew, he’s just a big cuddly teddy bear.

The former professional wrestler, now star of Ballers had a very exciting holiday weekend in the U.S.

The 43-year old adopted two French Bulldog puppies and only hours after bringing them home was rescuing them from serious danger.

The action hero took to social media to explain what happened to the adorable pups when he posted a photo of himself and the duo in the pool.


Here's a fun Labor Day weekend story… We just decided to add two new members to our Johnson family. Baby French Bulldogs. In my right hand is BRUTUS and in my left hand is HOBBS. Bring them home and immediately take them outside so they can start learning how to "handle their business and potty like big boys". I set them both down and they both take off in a full sprint and fall right into the deep end of our pool. HOBBS immediately starts doggy paddling while BRUTUS (like a brick) sink heads first to the bottom of the pool. I take off into a full sprint, fully clothed, dive in the pool, swim to the bottom, rescue my brick, I mean BRUTUS and bring him back to the edge of the pool. He was a little delirious.. took a moment, threw up all the water he swallowed and looked up at me as if to say, "Thank God you didn't have to give me mouth to mouth!" and then ran off to play with his brother. A few lessons I've learned today.. A) Not all puppies have the instinct to doggie paddle. B) Some puppies (like BRUTUS) will be so in shock by experiencing water they will sink extremely fast so react quick. C) While spiriting to save your puppies life, before you dive in, try and throw your cel phone to safety. Don't keep it in your pocket… like I did. #BRUTUSLives #HOBBSCanSwim #MyCelPhonesDead #AndNoMouthToMouthNeeded #HappyLaborDay

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He introduced the pair as Brutus and Hobbs before explaining what happened that left one of them quite shaken.

“Bring them home and immediately take them outside so they can start learning how to 'handle their business and potty like big boys.' I set them both down and they both take off in a full sprint and fall right into the deep end of our pool.”


He continued that while Hobbs seemed to have already mastered the doggie paddle, poor Brutus did not fare so well.

“Brutus (like a brick) sinks heads first to the bottom of the pool,” he explained how he then took off and dived into the pool to bring the tiny canine back to the surface.

“He was a little delirious, took a moment, threw up all the water he swallowed and looked up at me as if to say, 'Thank God you didn't have to give me mouth to mouth!”


"I will run in this house and pee on all your shoes if you don't stop teasing me with my snack.." #2Dudes

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Dwayne then went on to highlight for his fans that not all puppies will take to water easily, so be careful. He also noted that if you’re diving into a pool to save your beloved pooch, make sure you take your phone out of your pockets. Oops.




Just in case you were having a tough day and needed a little boost, allow us to introduce you to the Instagram account Pugs and Kisses.

Yes, it is exactly what you think it is, and also exactly what you need to make you smile today. It’s pretty hard not to, babies and puppies are generally a sure way to get people giggling.

Alone, puppies can melt even the coldest of hearts, and babies tend to do the same. When you combine the two, there is often almost too much cute to handle.

The profile owned by a Scottish native, now has over 25,000 followers and many of the videos are often shared on Facebook and Twitter.

Lucky for you though, we are bringing you straight to the original account so you will never be stuck for happy baby and puppy videos ever again.


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Not too long ago, a video of two pug puppies showering endless love on a little boy named Louie went viral and people were crying about the cute around the world.

So in case you missed out on that, have a peek and try not to cry.


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It can be tricky.


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This is an awful lot of fluffy puppy fun-times.


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Ah stop.


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Actually, never stop.


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This account makes all the bad things melt away.




TETRIS pups!!

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Pug puppy tetris! We'll be over here, crying because we can't cope with the cute.



Almost all dog owners will be familiar with the struggle that is getting your four-legged pal through a trip to the vet’s office with ease.

Even if your canine companion takes it all in their stride, you’re bound to have seen another unfortunate soul who just can’t convince their pup that it’s really not a big deal.

Social media users have long been documenting their pets hilarious, and sometimes emotional, reactions to being forced into a routine doctor’s visit. Here’s just a few of the best, but there are many more to be found we are most certain. 


They will use their charm to try and get as from you as possible:

This guy is just going for the cold shoulder technique:

Or they just let their heartache show:

Going from happiness to despair in 5 seconds:

They turn to older and wiser friends for support:

Sometimes it takes a while for the realisation to dawn on them, but it does:



For 10 years Friends kept everyone laughing with the ridiculous and sometimes not so ridiculous antics of six twentysomethings trying to figure out how to properly adult in New York City.

Although, if you turn on the TV you’re able to relive all of the entertainment all over again at almost any hour of the day. The US sitcom was just that popular.

Now we can’t imagine how you could possibly make the much-loved show any better to be honest, but someone did.

The good people at Buzzfeed BFF posted a video earlier today and we have been making loving faces at our screens ever since.

They added puppies! Puppies everywhere. Matt Le Bark is our personal fave, but feel free to find choose your own and get through the mid-week slump with a smile.

The video is a shot-by-shot remake of the original series' opening credits. Except now Jennifer Aniston is an adorable cuddly puppy and Ross is played by the next big canine actor David Sniffer.

You’re welcome.


All of the puppies in the video are rescue pups looking for goo homes at a New York based animal shelter, Pet Rescue NY. 

Now we feel even more strongly about how cute this video is. How could you not want to take one of these guys home with you?