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Episode 216 - Tripawds and Scruffts


Released Sat February 1, 2020
Length: 0:52:35
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Be More Dog with Tripawd

When Rene Agredano and Jim Nelson were given the news that their beloved dog, Jerry, had terminal cancer, they made life-changing decisions, and took to the road. They believe life all together in an RV helped Jerry stay as healthy and happy as possible - and definitely helped him outlive the time his prognosis indicated he had left.

Rene had this crazy idea one day, it was during Jerry's recovery, and she said, 'Let's sell the business, sell the house, let's buy an RV and travel the country with Jerry.'
 - Jim Nelson

You can find out more online at the Tripawds community and at the Tripawds Foundation. Find out more about Rene and Jim's book at the Be More Dog website.


When Josie Baldwin decided to enter Scruffts with her dog, Jack, all she anticipated was a pleasant day out. But Jack won the heat, then won the semi-final, and then the final. Josie tells Julie about her dog and the other activities they enjoy together.

To find out more, visit the Scruffts website.

DogCast Radio News

In this episode Julie and Jenny bring you stories about the research into whether dogs can count, and the dog who's helping the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds conserve wildlife. Plus there's the dogs who are helping preserve wildlife in the wake of the Australian wildfires, and supporting Dementia sufferers.

And there's the two dogs who ran away and got put up for adoption - did their owner claim them back in time? And the dog who dines courtesy of Subway.

All the dog news stories you might otherwise miss!


275 - Controversial advice from Chloe Cavoodle: stop interactions with unknown dogs

Chloe Cavoodle is an assistance dog who posts all about her life in Sydney - her human, Liana, suggests we stop interactions with all strange dogs. Hear why! Plus hear the first chapter of Julie's book Crufts or Bust about Julie and Buddy's attempts to qualify for Crufts.

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.