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This deaf dog has learned signed language and his favourite sign is walkies

When Ivor was rescued by the RSPCA, staff knew it would be difficult to find him the right home - until the Bromilows came along…!

Ivor had been passed around five homes before he arrived at the RSPCA - but now he’s thriving in his forever home with dedicated new owners who are teaching him that, even without his hearing, the world can be a wonderful place.

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Ollie has gone from emaciated to overweight

Emaciated Ollie was so skinny you could see every bone in his body - but now he’s on a detox as he’s been making the most of food!
A starving dog who weighed half of what he should have has put on so much weight in his new home that he now needs to go on a diet!

Lurcher Ollie was found staggering around a field in Stainforth, on the outskirts of Doncaster, on 11 December. He weighed just 15.6kg and every bone in his body was visible.

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Abseil the ArcelorMittal Orbit for the Mayhew Animal Home

Do you fancy doing something amazing and raising money for a great cause at the same time? Here's your chance - an opportunity to have a breathtaking experience, and help animals in need.

Take on this epic abseil down the UK’s tallest sculpture, the ArcelorMittal Orbit at the Olympic Park, London, on June 23rd 2018 for Mayhew. At 262ft, you will have the most amazing panoramic views of the city stretching for 20 miles. Not only is this an opportunity to support the work of Mayhew, but this also a chance to enjoy a truly unforgettable experience.

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Battersea dogs are hoping their luck will change this Chinese New Year

It’s the start of the Chinese New Year on Friday 16 February 2018 and it’s the Year of the Dog, much to the delight of some of the residents at Battersea Dogs & Cats Home. These dogs are looking for a new home and they’re hoping it’s going to be their year.

In the Chinese Zodiac, it is said that those born in the Year of the Dog are sincere, reliable, intelligent, brave and always ready to help others, and these are just some of the traits that come naturally to these four dogs.

Lovable Wylie, Staffordshire Bull Terrier, six years old

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Trio of terriers with combined aged of 168 (in dogs years) looking for home together

‘We know it will be difficult to find a home prepared to take on all three elderly dogs - but we don’t have the heart to separate them…’

The RSPCA is searching for a very special home for a trio of terriers with a combined age of 168 - in dog years.

RSPCA Suffolk East and Ipswich Branch is currently caring for terrier crossbreeds (pictured left to right) Mitzy, 10, Lucy, 11, and nine-year-old Winnie. Together the trio have a combined age of 30 - or 168 in dog years.

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RSPCA reveal most ‘unloved’ dog breeds waiting months for their perfect match

This Valentine’s Day do you have room in your heart for some of the RSPCA’s most overlooked animals…?
This Valentine’s Day, the RSPCA has revealed the dog breeds waiting months for their new home.

While most RSPCA dogs are rehomed within an average of 41 days, American Bulldogs, Rottweilers and Staffordshire Bull Terriers can wait up to 80 percent longer in rescue centres.
American Bulldog cross-breeds wait the longest at 74 days, with American Bulldogs waiting 65 days, the same as Boxer crosses..

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Mayhew Supporters Raise Funds to Replace Stolen Animal Ambulance

In August last year, one of Mayhew’s vital animal ambulances was sadly stolen and was never returned to them or reported as found.

But this week the London-based animal welfare charity are delighted to announce that, thanks to their generous supporters raising over £17k, they have been able to receive a new, replacement ambulance.

Mayhew’s animal ambulances are important to their work as they rely on them to help transport the hundreds of sick and injured animals they rescue every year. They were devastated when their trusty Suzuki Carrier was stolen.

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Burnt dog’s scars are healing, thanks to Battersea

Badly burnt and terrified, Staffordshire Bull Terrier Justine was in a horrific state when she arrived at Battersea Dogs & Cats Home.
The four-year-old was found wandering London’s streets, and brought into Battersea on 20 November 2017 with a nasty wound on her back. Even the charity’s most-seasoned staff were shocked by the gaping raw burn.

But, after weeks of care by Battersea’s vets and dog behaviourists, four-year-old Justine’s life is looking up and she has found her happy ending – with Tanya Martin and her family in London.

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Battersea helping owners to help their pets in Hounslow

Battersea Dogs & Cats Home is working in partnership with the London Borough of Hounslow to answer pet owner’s needs at a free community event on Tuesday 13 February.

The pet drop-in event is available to all local pet owners to ask for any advice about their dog or cat. It will also give a chance for owners to get their dog microchipped for free. There’ll also be a free dog tag engraving service available.

Date: Tuesday 13 February

Time: 11am – 3pm

Address: Southville Community and Children’s Centre, Southville Road, Feltham, TW14 8AP

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RSPCA welcomes Defra’s announcement that it is considering ban on third party sales of puppies

Animal welfare charity to work with Government as they consider new laws.

The RSPCA has welcomed the announcement that Defra is considering a ban on the third party selling of puppies.

The animal welfare charity - the largest and oldest in the UK - has long been calling for changes in legislation to better protect dogs and puppies.

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201 - I heart dogs and An Armful of Animals

In this episode, Marshall Morris talks about how he founded I Heart Dogs with the aim of making the world a better place for people and dogs. Malcolm Welshman talks about his memoir, An Armful of Animals, and the animals - especially dogs - who have enriched his life. Plus there's the DogCast Radio News, discussion of contrafreeloading, and a petition to get army dogs the best retirement possible.

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.