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Episode 225 - Cowpugs, Battersea Anniversary and Pet Insurance


Released Sat October 24, 2020
Length: 1:11:50
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When Julie saw a video of Pugs round up cattle - yes, Pugs rounding up cattle - she desperately wanted to speak to their owner. She tracked down Sara Jean Wedel to find out the truth behind the video.

And the truth is that Paisley and Tuff really do round up cattle. Sara tells Julie why she chose Pugs, and how they came to become cattle dogs. You can find out more at Paisley's Facebook and Instagram accounts.

Battersea 160th Anniversary

Battersea Dogs and Cats Home has been there for animals in need for 160 years! We join in the celebration, and hear from Rebecca MacIver, Rehoming and Welfare Manager, at Battersea about Battersea's history.

How did the charity start? Who are it's famous supporters? Which residents hit the headlines? How many poo bags do they get through in a year? To help support them, visit the Battersea website

Pumpkin Pet Insurance

Deciding which pet insurance is best for your dog can be a headache. New company Pumpkin Pet Insurance seeks to simplify the process for you.

In this interview, Nicole Sager tells Julie about research Pumpkin did into how dog owners spend their money. what products do we buy? Which treatments do we splash out on for our dogs? And how many pet parents opt for pet insurance?

Find out more at the Pumpkin website.

DogCast Radio News

What percentage of Americans do you think would rather give up their dog than their phone? Listen to find out! Does it make a difference to your dog if they look at your face or the back of your head? Dogs are sniffing out Covid19 at Helsinki airport! One Australian family were dismayed when their dog made it back down under without them. The RSPCA is advising owners to prepare their dog for Bonfire Night fireworks, and we finish with the most destructive pet in the UK.


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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

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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

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