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March 02, 2016

A new app like the Tinder dating app has been created to get lonely dog owners and their pups matched up.

Sniffr launches in Britain this summer and allows people to create a profile for their canines, which asks for an appealing photo of the pooch, its age and a list of their pet hates and likes.

Some dogs are already listed on the site including Lola the bichon frise.

According to the Daily Star newspaper, her likes are "sausages, tummy tickles and the frisbee", but what doesn't get her tail-wagging is "thunder, loud noises or angry dogs".

Thieves have returned a stolen guide dog with an apology note.

The gang in China stole a seven-year-old Labrador retriever named Qiaoqiao - who was a guide dog for Tian Fengbo - to sell for meat.

The incident took place when the owner was walking in Beijing's Shunyi district and men in a grey van snatched his companion.

However, hundreds of people on social media raged when they heard the news and their disapproval must have appealed to the thieves' guilty conscience, as they returned the pooch once they read the missing pets appeal.

The animal, which is one of only 100 guide dogs in the whole of China, was consequently returned to safety with a note that read: "Please forgive us!"

The Times newspaper reports that Masseur Fengbo confirmed: "Quaoqiao is doing well. Last night she was a bit low spirited, but now she's fine. She's right beside me, bouncing and vivacious."

Cadbury Dairy Milk have launched an album of songs titled, The Sound of Flavourites, composed by London Contemporary Orchestra.

Several British celebrities attended the launch of the LP in London last week, including Ashley Roberts, Lilah Parsons, Fern McCann, Ashley James and Matt Johnson, and listened to the record.

The Sound of Flavourites was commissioned by the chocolate company after research conducted by scientists at Mindlab found flavour and sound dimensions are closely linked, and listening to music can enhance the snacking experience.

What's more, amplitude, frequency, volume and pitch are the key factors that significantly enhance or negatively affect a snacking or dining experience.

The result is a nine-track album of songs that have been expertly crafted to celebrate and enhance the nine different flavours in the Cadbury Dairy Milk range.

A puppy had dental braces fitted to help with teething problems.

The six-month old golden retriever Wesley has been fitted with traintracks after suffering malocclusion, which stops the mouth from closing properly.

Owner Molly Moore told BuzzFeed: "Once his adult teeth started coming out, we noticed they were coming in wrong and he was unable to close his mouth fully.

"He wasn't playing with his toys and he was losing weight. It was very worrying for me, and we needed to do something for him to be pain free and live a happy puppy life.

"A lot of people don't understand. They think we did this so he won't get picked on in the playground, but there's a serious medical reason."

The clinic uploaded the adorable pictures to Facebook, which has since gone viral, receiving over 270,000 shares.

Molly on Wesley's new fixture, which he only has to wear for a few weeks: "He's just so cute with them on. I feel like that's what I looked like when I got braces at 12."