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Not just a one-trick pony! RSPCA rescue dog does 2.6 challenge to encourage animal lovers to take part

Tod the rescue dog showed the world his repertoire of 26 tricks - including ringing a bell - to encourage animal lovers to take part in the 2.6 challenge and raise much-needed funds for the animal welfare charity.

The week-long challenge kicked off yesterday (Sunday 26 April) when the London Marathon would have held its 40th annual event and is asking participants to do a challenge around the number 2.6 or 26.

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Dog tied up in church with heartbreaking letter from former owner

‘My dog means the world to me and I don’t know what else to do… I hope he can be found a new home he deserves’

A dog was found tied up inside a Blackpool church with a heartbreaking note from his former owner that said: ‘I love you and I’m so so so sorry’.

RSPCA inspector Will Lamping was called to Sacred Heart Church, Talbot Road, after a brindle and white Staffie cross was found tied up next to the altar with a hand-written note.

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Puppy New Year for Staffie cross cuties

Jasmine, Jack, Jonny, Jacob and Jenson will be ready to find paw-fect new homes at the beginning of 202

Five adorable, playful and mischievous puppies have been keeping RSPCA staff busy over the Christmas holiday.
Six-week-old Staffie cross pups Jasmine, Jack, Jonny, and Jenson arrived at the RSPCA’s Millbrook Animal Centre, in Chobham, Surrey, on 11 December.

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Dogs vs. Elf on the Shelf

A little howliday cheer from @SurfDogRicochet!

Dogs vs. Elf on the Shelf
Hilarious photos document the battle!

Surf Dog Ricochet and her kid sister Cori have been battling Elf on the Shelf with a prank war for many years. They've tried many things to get rid of him, but they haven't been successful yet. Photo evidence can be seen below!

This elf is toast!

Need anything shredded?

Pie in the face

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Two puppies dumped with their dead siblings will spend their first Christmas in forever homes

Two Cockapoo puppies who were found dumped in a cage and huddled asleep on top of the bodies of their dead siblings have had their lives turned around after being rescued.

Bramble and Crumble were just six-weeks-old when they were found abandoned in a cage behind an old sofa and surrounded by rubble, a wheelbarrow and discarded ladders, in a remote barn in Gorefield, Cambridgeshire.

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Hundreds come together for festive fun in aid of helping animals this Christmas

Animal lovers joined together for an evening of festive cheer all to suppawt the RSPCA’s work helping animals in need over winter

TV presenter Matt Johnson led a chorus of special guests at a Christmas concert in London in aid of the RSPCA.

More than 250 people gathered together at St Andrews Church, Holborn, on Tuesday (3 December) for an evening of festive fun and cheer to raise money for the animal welfare charity.

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Is there hope of a home for rescue dogs Bagheera and Alan in time for Christmas?

Unusual breed rescue dogs have been overlooked for six months.

Rescue staff are hoping for a home for a Presa Canaria and a Sharpei who have been in rescue kennels for more than six months.

With the festive season just around the corner, two Shropshire dogs, who have spent more than half a year in kennels, are hoping to land themselves loving new homes in time for Christmas.

Striking Bagheera (pictured top) is a seven-year-old Presa Canaria and handsome Alan (pictured below) is a five-year-old male Shar-Pei crossbreed.

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Blind collie and his ‘guide dog’ seek special home together

Visually impaired Roy relies on Bess and the two are best of friends

A border collie who is losing his sight is looking for a new home with his best friend - who acts as his guide dog.

Nine-year-old border collies Bess and Roy are the best of friends and arrived at the RSPCA’s Westmorland branch, in Cumbria, on 7 November.

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Greyhounds are Great Hounds!

Paul O'Grady falls for one of Battersea's most misunderstood residents in the latest episode of ITV’s For the Love of Dogs.

Sidney, a former racing Greyhound, captures the television personality's heart as he steps off the van for a new life at the much-loved animal rescue in the eighth series of the popular TV series.

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PDSA's PAW Report reveals worrying drop in pet vaccination

Plunge in vaccinations is a ticking time bomb for UK pets, vet charity warns

Over 7 million pets at risk of suffering and disease through lack of vaccination, PDSA’s latest PAW Report finds

Latest findings from leading vet charity PDSA reveal a record decline in the number of young pets receiving their vaccinations, leaving millions of much-loved pets unprotected and exposed to potentially fatal diseases.

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222 - Separation anxiety and Pooch Paper

DogCast Radio is 15 years old this month! Many dogs are experiencing separation anxiety after their owners have gone back to work after lockdown. Fiona Whelan, a behaviourist at The Company of Animals, has all the insight and advice to deal with the problem. Tracy Rosensteel talks about Pooch Paper, a genuinely environmentally friendly way to scoop your dog's poop. Plus the DogCast Radio News focuses on happy news to celebrate their 15th birthday!

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.