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Abandoned dog becomes first explosives search Staffie in UK and now protects Royal family at major events

Roxy was rescued by the RSPCA after being abandoned in 2017

An unwanted Staffie who was rescued by the RSPCA after being abandoned has transformed into a life-saving explosives search dog who protects the Royal family.

Five-year-old Roxy was rescued by RSPCA officers after being abandoned in 2017. She was taken in by the charity’s West Hatch Animal Centre, in Somerset.

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Roxy searching in Windsor

PD Roxy and PC Camilla Carter searching in Windsor before Prince Phillip's funeral.

Roxy and Camilla

PD Roxy with PC Camilla Carter.

Roxy in action

Rescue dog Roxy is an explosives search dog.

UK's loneliest dog desperate for home after more than TWO YEARS in kennels

RSPCA behaviourists have spent years working with Bob and want to find him a special home where he’ll finally have a family of his own

Bob has been dubbed the loneliest dog in the UK after spending most of his life in RSPCA care.

The three-year-old Presa Canaria cross arrived in RSPCA care in April 2019 after being found injured and straying. He has now been with the charity for 775 days; that’s more than TWO YEARS.

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Bob is lonely

Bob wants a home of his own.

Bob wants love!

Bob seeks his own forever home.

RSPCA tips for keeping pets cool and comfortable as temperatures soar

Animal charity shares tips and tricks to make sure our pets are safe during this week’s June heatwave

As temperatures have soared this Bank Holiday weekend and look set to continue this week, the RSPCA offers advice, tips and DIY video tutorials to help pet owners keep their furry and feathered friends cool and comfortable.

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RSPCA advice to keep your pet comfortable in summer

Soaring temperatures can pose huge risks for our pets, wildlife and farm animals, and with forecasters predicting temperatures over 25 degrees and highs of up to 30 degrees across the country this week, many pet owners and animal lovers may be concerned about keeping animals safe during the heatwave.

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238 - stolen dog found 450 miles from home and novelist Fiona Gibson

When two boys befriended a dog who was on her own in a Surrey park, they realised she needed help. Her microchip revealed the dog had been stolen from her home in Scotland. Happily she is back where she belongs. Fiona Gibson wrote her novel, The Dog Share, with her own dog by her side - she talks about her creative process. Julie reveals she is working on podcasting about a project she and Buddy worked on - Crufts or Bust.

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.