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Alfie

Three-year-old Japanese Akita cross Alfie has spent far too long looking for his forever home. This big goofball is very intelligent and knows lots of commands which he’s happy to show off for a treat. He loves to run around and snuggles up to you for a cuddle. He is a nervous boy so is looking for an adult-only home where he’ll be the only dog and can have all of the attention. He can get anxious walking on the lead past unknown dogs but he enjoys playing with dogs he knows. He can be restless at times and struggles when he’s left on his own so his new owners will need to help him with this. Alfie would suit a rural home in the countryside with a big garden where he can run and play. He’d benefit from experienced owners who will be able to help him grow into a wonderful, loving companion. Find out more about Alfie online or contact the team at Block Fen Animal Centre, in Cambridgeshire, on blockfen-inbox@rspca.org.uk.

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258 - Andrew Cotter Olive and Mabel and celebrating Mutts

Sports broadcaster Andrew Cotter made charming videos of his two Labrador dogs Olive and Mabel, which kept us smiling in lockdown and beyond. He talks to Julie about Dog Days, the book he has written about the ups and downs of life with his dogs, and their rise to social media stardom. Photographer Olivia Pritchard loves mutts - mystery mixed breeds as she puts it - and has created a stunning fine art coffee table book in celebration of them. She talks about her experiences meeting the dogs that feature in the book, and about her own rescue dog.

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.