Summer is well and truly upon us. How can we tell? Almost everyone, including the RSPCA rescue dogs, have gone completely ‘ga-ga’ for Wimbledon. Watch the footage of the RSPCA’s very own Murray here. Plus, find out what happened when an adorable pooch invaded a concert. Get the Scoop!
Game, set and rescue!
As Wimbledon fever grips the nation, with more British tennis stars progressing through the early rounds than for the last 20 years, it’s no wonder that the dogs at the RSPCA rescue centre have gotten the tennis bug too. Including Murray, who is placing his bets on who will win the men’s singles this year… can you guess? Head to our dedicated RSPCA page to find out how you can team up with us as we help the RSPCA find new homes for lovely rescues like Murray.
Smaller dogs? It’s all economics…
This very interesting statistics from the Economist caught our eyes this week: According to their research, the average weight of a dog in Britain has fallen by 12% since 2016, indicating that more people are choosing to own Small Dog Breeds, over Medium or Large Breeds. In the USA, there are 27.5 million small dogs! Why? It’s all down to economics; 80% of Americans and Brits live in urban areas, where house prices have gone up by £100,000 on average. That means more people are renting and choosing to own smaller dogs, who also happen to be cheaper to feed. For example the number of registered Pugs has gone up by 300% since 2006, whilst the number of registered Dachshunds has risen by 25%!
A Labrador crashed a performance of the Vienna Chamber Orchestra as they performed in the ancient theatre of Ephesus, Turkey. The video, in which you can hear the whispers and chuckles of the crowd, went viral on Facebook this week, being shared more than 300,000 times! Unperturbed by the cute stage crasher, the musicians continued to play, while the pooch lapped up the adoration of the crowds.