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Bristly Breaks Crowdfunding Records in Pet Category

Bristly, empowering dogs to brush their own teeth, has recently completed their Kickstarter campaign for their DIY dog tooth brushing stick, wrapping up with being over 3,000% funded. They now hold the record for the highest number of backers and the highest amount raised through crowdfunding of any pet campaigns.

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Manchester Muddy Dog Challenge raises almost £100K for Battersea

Nearly 700 animal lovers and their dogs came together at Ashley Hall in Altrincham earlier this month (20 October) to take part in Battersea Dogs & Cats Home’s Muddy Dog Challenge, proudly supported by LV=. The event has raised almost £100,000 so far, which will go towards the vital care of the animals that come into the charity.

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Staffies seeking second chance at love

Trio of neglected dogs ready for a second chance at life.

Staffies rescued by RSPCA after tough start in life are looking for forever homes.

The RSPCA is searching for homes for three Staffies who were all rescued from lives of neglect.


Ten-year-old Lana, three-year-old Scooby and one-year-old Ginge were all rescued from a home in Suffolk when concerns were raised over their welfare*.

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Fright night! RSPCA tips for 'petrified pets' at Halloween

Keep them indoors, close windows, shut the curtains and play masking music.

Knocks at the door for ‘trick or treat’, fireworks and children lining the streets in costume are all part of Halloween celebrations for many people, but could cause our pets stress and anxiety. Here are the RSPCA’s simple tips for keeping all pets calmer over Halloween.

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Battersea is holding cinema nights in October

Battersea Dogs & Cats Home has announced a brand-new fundraising event to be held at their London Centre on 24 and 25 October. Battersea Lates will give ticketholders a unique opportunity to enter the grounds after dark, meet some very special dogs, and enjoy pizza beneath the stars, before cosying up in Battersea’s atmospheric surroundings to watch a classic animal-themed film.

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Battersea long stay Hope finally has a home

One of the Battersea Old Windsor residents Hope has found a new home, after 287 days in kennels.

The eight-year-old Mongrel, was found as a stray by a member of the public in Surrey back in November 2017. Despite always being a friendly and bubbly dog, she found it hard to catch the attention of customers passing her kennels. Kaye Mughal, Centre Manager at Battersea Old Windsor, believes this is down to Hope’s size.

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Green Pet Plaques

This is a great new scheme - you know the plaques which commemorate well known people? Well pets can be celebrated in the same way now, thanks to TrustedHousesitters.

When you've watched the story of Flora, Walnut and Smudge, you can nominate a pet you think deserves the same recognition at their website.

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The world’s first commemorative ‘Pet Plaque’ programme launches in the UK to celebrate our amazing animals

• The new scheme by house and pet sitting business TrustedHousesitters see green plaques placed on homes across the nation, to recognise beloved pets in the same way noteworthy humans have been for over 150 years

• The first animals to be honoured include a heart-warming whippet, a bully-fighting cat and a life-saving dog

• Pet owners across the country can now put forward their own pet, to become a part of the scheme in 2019

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Tiny Timmy needs has famous fundraising friends

Tiny Timmy’s appeal supported by new celebrity pals.

The story of Timmy the Chihuahua who needs vital surgery pulled at the heartstrings of kind supporters as well as a host of celebrities.

The RSPCA has launched a fundraising appeal [video] for a Chihuahua who suffers from ‘floating kneecaps’ and needs surgery to fix his painful bow-legged walk.

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Eight week old puppy Radley was abandoned in a handbag

Puppy hobbled with hairband and dumped in handbag tied to charity shop door handle.

Little Radley was found in a red handbag left hanging from the door of a London charity shop in the middle of the night.

A tiny puppy who was found with his front legs tied together and dumped in a handbag is winning over the hearts of RSPCA staff caring for him.

Eight-week-old Radley was found by a member of the public in the early hours of Monday morning (17 September).

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220 - Keeping dogs safe from theft, loss and heat stroke

We all want to keep our dogs as safe, happy and healthy as possible - but there are so many dangers out there. Debbie Matthews founded Vets Get Scanning after her dogs were stolen, and has spent the last 14 years campaigning to increase the chance of missing and lost dogs of being reunited with their owners. You can help make our dogs safer. Dr Michael Becker is a critical care veterinarian who has everything you need to know about heatstroke in dogs. 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.