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Battersea dog gets his very own emotional support Pug

A big dog who was too scared to leave his kennel has grown in confidence and is now ready to find a new home, all thanks to the help of a tiny Pug.

Being large in size with cropped ears and a docked tail, it’s not surprising that at a first glance people may find one-year-old Fraser intimidating. Unnecessary tail and ear docking is illegal in the UK, and those found guilty of performing the procedure could be charged for animal cruelty offences.

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One-eyed pug Thelma searches for her very own Louise

Special pug seeks special home to call her own.

A one-eyed pug called Thelma is searching for her very own Louise.

Five-year-old Thelma arrived at the RSPCA’s Mid Norfolk & North Suffolk branch in May when her previous owner could no longer care for her.

She and her sister - another one-eyed pug called Fudge - needed treatment for their remaining eyes which were both in poor condition.

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Dogs on death row: "The law is letting down dogs who look a certain way"

RSPCA remembers dogs who lost lives over last 28 years.

The RSPCA is again calling on the UK Government to review the Dangerous Dogs Act after thousands of dogs have lost their lives in the UK in the 28 years since the legislation was introduced.

Monday (12 August) marks the 28th anniversary of the introduction of the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991 which includes Section 1, the prohibition of four types of dogs considered ‘dangerous’ due to their appearance.

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RSPCA's tips for Boris on introducing a dog to Larry the cat at No. 10

PM also urged to adopt a rescue dog in need of a forever home
As the Prime Minister announces he wants a dog at No.10, the RSPCA has some advice on how to successfully introduce a new pet to Downing Street’s current resident, Larry the cat.

Cats and dogs can form close relationships, but it’s important to make sure that they are introduced properly to ensure that fur doesn’t fly.

The RSPCA has some advice for the new Prime Minister to help any new pooch form a fur-m friendship with resident Downing Street moggy Larry.

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Is Number 10 all set to become a dogs & cats home?

Battersea Dogs & Cats Home, one of the nation’s leading animal welfare charities and former home of some of politics’ brightest stars Larry, Palmerston and Gladstone, has revealed that they are standing by ready to help our new Prime Minister in his search for a canine companion. The charity is also prepared to act as negotiator between any new four-legged resident at Number 10 and the current Chief Mouser, Larry.

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UK heatwave isn't cool for pets

Top tips from RSPCA to keep animals safe and happy during the summer weather

The RSPCA is bracing itself for a surge in calls about animals in need as a heatwave sweeps across England & Wales this week.

Temperatures are expected to hit the mid 30s this week so animal welfare experts and vets are urging pet owners to keep their animals safe and asking the public to take care of wildlife.

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Sweet dog’s shy nature is preventing her from finding a new home

Three-year-old Aska is very shy and is finding it hard to win over potential adopters

Aska has spent more than eight months in kennels and RSPCA staff have unearthed her sweet, playful nature.

But this pooch is finding it difficult to win over potential adopters as she’s so shy.

Three-year-old Aska is being looked after by staff at York Animal Home. She was handed in when her previous owner could no longer take care of her.

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Smitten couple move Heaven and Earth to adopt Hugo

When a young couple first met Hugo earlier this year, it was love at first sight.

• They bonded immediately, and Zoe and Aaron knew straight away they wanted to welcome the four-year-old Beagle in to their lives.
• Luckily, they had recently moved into a pet-friendly property, and so it seemed the stars were aligned.
• However, despite the verbal assurances from their estate agent that Zoe and Aaron would be able to care for a dog in their new home, their formal request to adopt Hugo was refused by their new landlord.

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Midwest Vanlife Gathering May 2019

Do you dream of getting out of the rat race? Living a simpler life? Being happier?

We have an interview coming up soon with Jayme and John, who took the brave step of taking to the road with their dogs. They were fascinating to talk to.

If you're interested in"vanlife", or if you live in a van, an event they're hosting in May this year may well be of interest to you.

Here's what Jayme said:

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Unlucky dog Sam the Staffie is searching for a home after waiting ONE YEAR

‘Young at heart’ Sam the Staffie has watched 134 dogs be rehomed before him
This month marks Sam’s one year anniversary in RSPCA care - that’s 365 days of waiting to find his forever home.

Sam, the 13-year-old Staffordshire bull terrier, came into the care of RSPCA South Godstone in Surrey after his owners circumstances changed and they could no longer care for him.

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210 - Maisie the Double Merle and Cody's Comforts

Maisie the double merle has to contend with being blind and deaf, because she was bred that way. Double merle matings should never happen, and in this interview you can hear Maisie's owner, Hayley Justice, talk about how she communicates with and trains her beautiful dog. Taylor Wilkins tells host Julie why he started his company, Cody's Comforts, which provides responsibly sourced, natural products for dog owners. Plus the DogCast Radio News.

189 - The Dog Healers and War Dogs Remembered

In this episode you can hear Mark Winik talk about his debut novel, The Dog Healers, and listen to Julia Robertson explain why she founded the charity War Dogs remembered. Plus there's the DogCast Radio News, and what Mischief the German Spitz puppy has been up to.

188 - Service Dogs UK and Roxie the Doxie Finds Her Forever Home

In this episode you can hear about Service Dogs UK, a fantastic charity which trains assistance dogs to support veterans of any service - military personnel, police, firefighters, paramedics and the coastguard - who develop Post Traumatic Stress Disorder due to their job. Also, listen to Dr Jody A Dean, a clinical psychologist talk about how her book, Roxie the Doxie finds her Forever Home, is helping children understand and talk about adoption and other family issues. Plus the DogCast Radio News and some thoughts on the alpha dog myth.

187 - Muffins Halo and Chorley Fun Dog Show

In this episode you can hear about Muffin's Halo for Blind Dogs, and what motivates people to enter their dog in a fun dog show. In the DogCast Radio News, listen to stories about the latest dog related research. Plus there's a new member of the DogCast Radio team!

186 - Maxwell Muir on wolves

In this episode you can hear trainer, behaviourist, writer, broadcaster and wolf expert Maxwell Muir talk about what wolves mean to him personally, their plight in a modern world, and his hopes for their future. Plus we have the DogCast Radio News.