Oscar the Spaniel hit a whopping 3st 6lb - 80% over his ideal weight - and faced serious health problems and a shortened life span.
The dog-loving actor has put up a cash reward for the return of missing pooch Pippin after he was stolen from a fan's home.
A seal has been captured on video playing with a dog on the banks of the Thames.
The footage, shot by owner Nicola White near Greenwich, shows the seal and dog happily interacting for around 5 minutes.
A charity in New Zealand has taught three dogs how to drive a car to highlight how intelligent the animals are.
A pensioner is believed to have died after she was mauled by a pack of dogs that she had gone to feed.
The 71-year-old woman, named in reports as Gloria Knowles, was found dead with multiple injuries at a house in Morden, south London, on Tuesday.
Police were called to the property following the incidents and seized five dogs including two Bordeaux bulldogs, two American bulldogs and a mongrel.
The great grandmother had gone to the garden of the property in Rutland Drive and was feeding the pet dogs belonging to her daughter when she was mauled, according to reports.
She also suffered a heart attack and was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics.
Computer buff Nat Morris has invented a system to give his dog a treat by sending him a tweet.