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It's not just us humans that are showing our support for LGBTQ Pride this month, oh no sir. These gorgeous dogs got in on the action and we can all agree that pooches decked out in rainbow attire are the cutest things ever. #PrideMonthPuppo

The Twitter trend was kick-started by WeRateDogs, and they've been showing snaps of the cutest four-legged creatures dressed up in all the colours of the rainbow. And we couldn't be happier. Supporting LGBTQ rights? Cute dogs in capes? Done.

The account, which was founded by Matt Nelson in 2015, was set up to rate other people's pooches. However, he asked his 6.8million followers to send in pictures of their Pride-supporting hounds for WeRateDogs to rate and repost.

Anything that brings positive attention and support for a cause like LGBTQ rights is a winner in our book. Plus it doesn't hurt that these doggos are absolutely gorgeous to look at. 

Twitter users quickly responded with images of their dogs rocking rainbow caps, wings, ties, bandanas and capes. One tweeted, ''Again? Seriously? We only rate dogs. Please don’t send in any downright magnificent butterflies,'' while another posted their dog Bacon draped in rainbow wings and tassels. 

Pride has been honoured throughout the month of June in commemoration of the Stonewall Riots of 1969 and this week, Dublin Pride has kicked off. 

If you want to join in the Pride festivities and have a furry friend on hand, festoon them in rainbow accessories with the hashtag #PrideMonthPuppo, and tweet it out. People have been really getting on board with the hashtag –  just look at this tutu!

Dublin Pride's main event – the Pride Parade –  takes place this Saturday, June 30th. In the meantime, join us by having a scroll through the hashtag – like c'mon, how adorable are they?! 

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A total of 96 pure-breed puppies found in the back of lorry at Holyhead last week have now been placed in foster homes. 

Sadly many are battling health conditions – meaning they cannot be placed in permanent homes immediately. However, the Dublin Society Of The Prevention Of Cruelty To Animals has highlighted that all the pups will eventually be assigned to forever owners. 

The animals, including basset hounds, beagles, Yorkies, cocker spaniels and Bichon Frise, are so-called designer breeds and were being transported illegally from Irish puppy farms to the UK in time for Christmas. 

In total, the animals were worth around €50,000. They were returned to Ireland and last week were assigned foster families. 

At the time of the discovery, the DSPCA said: "The levels that were taken to conceal these puppies are shocking with most of them squashed into small containers with little or no space, no food, no water and without the correct paper work.

"All 96 puppies came into our care, all 96 of them required veterinary attention and all 96 will be heading out to foster care and then onto their new homes.

"We are asking you to support the important work we do by making a donation on dspca.ie/donate."

Another post of the charity's Facebook page read: "Out of the 96 puppies that came into the DSPCA on Monday about half of them have health problems such as eye and ear infections and sensitive tummies due to poor diet and anxiety after a very poor start in life."

This seizure of the pups was part of Operation Delphin: an ongoing collaboration between DSPCA, Ulster SPCA, ISPCA, RSPCA, Scottish SPCA, Stena Line, the gardaí and customs and tax authorities in Ireland and UK.

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We love our pet pooches here in Shemazing! HQ (so much, that they're sometimes in the office with us), so when we came across this Twitter account that rates your dog, we just couldn't stop scrolling.

If you go and follow @dog_rates, you'll see a flurry of gorgeous pups on your screen, along with their names and a little description of their personalities.

And you can get your dog featured as well. Just send them a DM with a picture of your pooch and its name. Simples!

Here's some of our favourites:

 

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We all love Tom Hardy here in Shemazing! HQ, and something we love even more is the numerous photos and gifs on him holding dogs. TOO CUTE.

However, Tom was at a fundraiser during the week for Battersea Dogs and Cats Home and the pups he chose to take a photo with seemed less than impressed with the heart throb.

Of course, Tom is showing off his beautiful smile, but the dogs are all like, "Eh, can you not?"

The ginger one is especially like, "just leave me alone, Tom."

Even though they don't seem bothered, they are incredibly cute pups, and it's all going to a good cause so we can't complain that much.

Saying that though, if we were in Tom Hardy's arms, we'd probably swoon so much we'd lose consciousness.

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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."

 

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Furry friends have previously been unable to join us on our jaunts abroad – but it seems all that may change shortly. 

Yes, Ryanair has announced that it is now considering implementing a policy that would allow passengers to bring their pups into the cabin with them. 

Although owners of larger breeds will still have to leave their hounds at home: weight restrictions mean only smaller canines would be permitted.

Chief commercial officer David O'Brien said this week: "We are open to lots of suggestions, it's one we're looking at.

"It could be quite difficult. What makes one person happy would make another unhappy.

"But we'd be interested to hear what people think."

The likes of Iberia currently accepts pets in the cabin, so long as the animals weigh less than 8kg.

At the moment, cats, dogs and ferrets can be taken on board flights within the EU without the need for quarantine, but they all need to be vaccinated, microchipped and have a pet passport.

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