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Inspirational Surf Dog Ricochet surfs with severely disabled children

Surf session brings joy to children with Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA). Aaron, featured in the video, has type I SMA.

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Trotty and Kenny celebrate at Battersea as their namesakes win olympic gold

Olympic fever has even gripped the residents of Battersea Dog & Cats Home! Yesterday, rescue dogs Trotty and Kenny, who were named after Olympic competitors, were delighted last night to watch their namesakes adding to their haul of medals.

The inspiration for Trotty and Kenny’s names are British cycling couple, Laura Trott and Jason Kenny. The Team GB cyclists have between them won an amazing ten gold medals at the Rio Olympics.

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Association of Pet Behaviour Counsellors in favour of repealing the Dangerous Dogs Act

The Association of Pet Behaviour Counsellors (APBC) has added its voice to the growing chorus of concern over the Dangerous Dogs Act (DDA), 1991. The Act bans four types of dog, judging them by looks alone, rather than taking their behaviour into account, and the RSPCA, the Blue Cross and Battersea Dogs Home have brought out reports calling for change to the legislation.

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RSPCA calls for change to BSL

The RSPCA wants people to demand that the Government launch an inquiry into how the Dangerous Dogs Act (DDA) applies breed specific legislation.

The Dangerous Dogs Act was introduced in 1991, and applies breed specific legislation via section 1. The RSPCA has this week released their report into the effectiveness of the act. Appropriately – in many ways – the report is called, Breed Specific Legislation: A Dog’s Dinner.

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Can you smell Doodle?

“Can you smell doodle?” That’s what I found myself asking a dog today.

I glanced up from where I was, leaning over the dog, stroking her, and saw her owner staring down at me in puzzlement.

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Poor Zola rescued from the streets

A Staffordshire bull terrier is today safe in the care of the RSPCA, after being found wandering in South Shields.

Poor Zola has been rescued by the RSPCA after she was found as a stray earlier this month. Sadly, Zola had both severe mange and an eye condition, both of which she is receiving treatment for now.

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Pet Video Verify

A guest post today from Pet Video Verify. When your dog goes missing it is a truly awful feeling, so anything that makes a reunion more quick and likely is good. Do note that in the UK a microchip is mandatory by law.

Here's the post:

Pet Video Verify – Pet Microchip Alternative

Pet Video Verify’s software is video identification for your pet!

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How to get involved with Service Dogs

Service dogs are amazing. They are hard working, amazingly clever, loving and just all round incredible dogs. And they change - and in many cases save - the life of the person they are partnered with. Here's a great post we've been sent about service dogs:-

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Exciting Dog Business Franchise Opportunity - with a Difference!

Dog First Aid Limited is a company focused on providing the best quality dog first aid training to canine professionals from dog walkers to groomers, boarding kennel staff to charity workers, as well as responsible dog owners. It is the only qualified UK company to offer the Continued Professional Development accredited Emergency Canine Care™ (ECC) Course.

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Pair of chihuahuas dumped under a hedge

Pals Tango and Cash were abandoned in a pet carrier under a hedge in Herefordshire.

A pair of chihuahuas that were dumped in a pet carrier under a hedge in Herefordshire have been rescued by the RSPCA.

The two male dogs, now named Tango and Cash, were found abandoned near to the Small Breeds Park on Kingswood Road in Kington on 16 July and RSPCA inspectors are appealing for information about what happened to them.

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