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Battersea terriers cheer up commuters at Waterloo

Battersea Dogs & Cats Home has today sent two adorable Jack Russell Terriers on a mission: to help make commuters at London Waterloo smile during the August engineering works.

The inseparable duo and former Battersea residents, 14-year-old Mollie and 16-year-old Millie, are also spreading the word that plenty of their friends back at the world-famous animal charity are in desperate need of homes of their own.

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Barking Mad - officially!


When we go on holiday, I prefer to take Buddy with us if we can, but sometimes there are places we want to visit that are just not suitable for him, and so he will be happier, safer and better cared for at home, rather than left in a caravan or hotel room while we go out.

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Poppy needed help when she "popped" through a fence!


A dog on the run after escaping from her home ended up in a bit of a tight spot - wedged between fence railings!

Little long-haired Jack Russell terrier Poppy was found stuck in the metal fence in Danson Park, Bexleyheath, on Thursday lunchtime (27 July) by a member of the public.

Initially, it was thought the pooch was a stray and the RSPCA were called to help free the stricken canine.

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Loneliest dogs at Battersea have their say - thanks to children


Primary school children are helping to give some of Battersea Dogs & Cats Home’s loneliest dogs a voice.
Battersea’s four loneliest residents have been constantly overlooked, so the world-famous shelter has enlisted some young helpers to get them noticed.
Children, aged six to eight, have put themselves in these dogs’ paws and written ‘when they grow up’ pictures and letters from the dogs’ perspectives.
Meet the Battersea dogs, dreaming of a grown-up life beyond kennel walls…

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Quirky Clyde needs a home after 2 years in kennels


Sweet terrier spends two years in kennels and is now ready for a new family!

Curious Clyde is on the look-out for a very special home to call his own.

This sweet five-year-old terrier cross has been in RSPCA kennels for two years while his former owner was investigated and prosecuted for animal welfare offences.

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Microchips reunite dogs and families - but two thirds of stray dogs are not microchipped


• The UK Government claimed this year that 95% of dogs are now microchipped – but new Battersea research reveals only 65% of strays even have a microchip fitted

• Only 31% of all strays have accurate and up-to-date details attached to their microchip so their owners can be traced

• Battersea is calling for Local Authorities, charities, vets and dog owners to work together to improve this

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Nearly time for Hounds on the Heath 2017


Paws at the ready as The Mayhew Animal Home is set to hold one of the best dog shows of the summer on Sunday July 16th.

Hounds on the Heath will be taking place on Hampstead Heath from 11am until 4pm and will bring together an exciting mix of stalls, activities and entertainment for two-legged and four-legged visitors.

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Battersea Greyhounds just want a quiet life


These Battersea Dogs & Cats Home residents are content to spend their day snoozing away on a pile of pillows or snuggled beneath a blanket. They emerge only for a short burst of exercise before flopping back down to take a well-earned nap.

No, we’re not talking about our cats. Meet Battersea’s real couch potatoes: our gorgeous Greyhounds.

Each year, dozens of ex-racers come into Battersea in search of a home. Having spent their entire lives on the racing tracks, all they want is a bit of love – and some space to chill out.

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Two ‘ugly’ alien pups rescued by the RSPCA enjoy a beautiful new life

From cardboard box to goggle box, pups to star in TV series
Two ‘beautifully ugly’ French bulldog pups discovered dumped in a cardboard box are turning heads for all the right reasons now.

The scrawny bald pups were named Yoda and Mogwai by their rescuer RSPCA inspector Simon Evans because of their strange otherworldly appearance.

However after a remarkable transformation the pair have been found new homes and will play a starring role in the first episode of the new series of The Dog Rescuers on Tuesday (June 27).

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Tennis-loving RSPCA dog Murray predicts 2017 Wimbledon winner

Who will have an ace and slam the competition at this year’s tournament? Bulldog Murray has his say on who he predicts will take home the trophy…

It’s clear which player tennis-mad Murray will be supporting at this year’s Wimbledon... But the American bulldog with a love for the sport put his own feelings aside to predict who will come out on top in the 2017 south London tournament.

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Episode 190 - What It's Like to be a Dog and Barking Mad Dog Holidays

Gregory Berns talks about his book What It's Like to be a Dog, which is a thought provoking and fascinating read. Sue Corfield tells us about the dog activity holidays she runs in the beautiful Shropshire countryside. Plus we've rounded up some happy stories for the DogCast Radio News.

Episode 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.

Episode 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.

Episode 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!

Episode 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.

Episode 185 - Doggie Food Bank and Animal Naturopath Lyndall Pinchen

In this show you can hear naturopath Lyndall Pinchen describe her natural approach to helping your dog live healthily, and how you can deal with parasites and vaccinations. Listen to the inspiring story of how Julie Austin started Doggie Food Bank after a homeless woman asked for help feeding her dog. Plus the DogCast Radio News, and the latest developments with Buddy.

Episode 184 - Galen Myotherapy for dogs

Galen Myotherapy was founded by Julia Robertson in 2002, and in this show you can hear Julia talking about how the therapy works, how it allows dogs to choose to participate or not, and how letting the body heal itself is essential. You can also listen in to a therapy session.