Reporting and filming with animals is always a challenge.
ITV Border reporter Lori Carnochan found that out at the Dumfries and Galloway Canine Rescue Centre, while presenting with Prudence, who's been at the centre for the past six months:
Dumfries and Galloway Canine Rescue Centre is celebrating some brand new facilities, including a post-op hospital block, new kitchen and meeting room.
But the centre wants to remind people that with Christmas just around the corner, the last thing they need is an influx of unwanted dogs.
One year ago today, Jasper the dog was finally found, after he went missing for three days in the Lake District.
A massive social media campaign followed - #FindJasper - and the border collie's photo was shared more than 250,000 times.
Dog wardens in Eden have won an RSPCA "Gold Footprint Award' for the fifth year running for their work with strays.
As part of a drive to reunite lost dogs with their owners, free microchipping events are being held in Penrith and Kirby Stephen.
It has been revealed that more than 1,000 dogs were abandoned in Cumbria, Dumfries and Galloway and the Scottish Borders this year.
Groups like Wetheral Animal Refuge take the dogs in.
They then try to re-home them - this 'dancing dog' is just one of the residents.
The Animals' Refuge near Carlisle is currently home to 44 dogs.
Not all were picked up as strays; some were handed in by their owners who could no longer cope.
The charity's Colin Powell says a minority of dog owners can be "really cruel".
More than 1,000 dogs have been abandoned in Cumbria, Dumfries and Galloway and the Scottish Borders in the last year.
Staff at Wetheral Animal Refuge say there are a variety of reasons dogs lose their homes:
It's really sad that so many dogs lose their home and for some it's a real trauma but the vast majority of the stray dogs we get haven't been dumped.
They may have been lost, jumped out of the car or gone wandering or the family circumstances have changed."
The number of dogs abandoned in Carlisle in the last year has been revealed, along with the total cost to the city council.
It is a year on year problem so it seems to be about the mentality of people keeping pets and not realising that they are a long term commitment that requires time and effort on their part.
It's that sort of education we work on with animal charities."
The number of dogs abandoned in Cumbria and the south of Scotland over the last year has been revealed.
According to the Stray Dog Survey more than five dogs are abandoned every hour across the UK, but the number of abandonments in the Border region has dropped.
The figures also show that local authorities across the UK put down more than 5,000 dogs.
Cumbria, Dumfries and Galloway and Scottish Borders:
- 1,014 stray dogs picked up in 2015 - 28% fewer than 2014
- 588 were reunited with their owners
- 426 of these stray dogs were left unclaimed
The number of dogs stolen in Cumbria trebled in 2014 - and it's feared many more thefts go unreported.
Kim Inglis spoke to the police, and a woman whose dog was stolen when she was just a puppy: