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A hairless dog nobody wanted because she was 'ugly' is now an Instagram star!

Hairless Chinese crested is now a much-loved pet and social media star

An elderly, hairless dog who struggled to find a new home because potential adopters thought she was ugly has landed on all four paws and found her paw-fect match with new owner Rio, who is hoping to turn her into an Instagram star!

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Rio and her dogs

An elderly, hairless dog who struggled to find a new home because potential adopters thought she was ugly has landed on all four paws and found her paw-fect match with new owner Rio, who is hoping to turn her into an Instagram star!

Mort and sunflower

An elderly, hairless dog who struggled to find a new home because potential adopters thought she was ugly has landed on all four paws and found her paw-fect match with new owner Rio, who is hoping to turn her into an Instagram star!

Rio loves her dogs

An elderly, hairless dog who struggled to find a new home because potential adopters thought she was ugly has landed on all four paws and found her paw-fect match with new owner Rio, who is hoping to turn her into an Instagram star!

Rio Pea & Mort

An elderly, hairless dog who struggled to find a new home because potential adopters thought she was ugly has landed on all four paws and found her paw-fect match with new owner Rio, who is hoping to turn her into an Instagram star!

Mort Rio & Pea

An elderly, hairless dog who struggled to find a new home because potential adopters thought she was ugly has landed on all four paws and found her paw-fect match with new owner Rio, who is hoping to turn her into an Instagram star!

Mort & Pea

An elderly, hairless dog who struggled to find a new home because potential adopters thought she was ugly has landed on all four paws and found her paw-fect match with new owner Rio, who is hoping to turn her into an Instagram star!

Tiny Timmy needs has famous fundraising friends

Tiny Timmy’s appeal supported by new celebrity pals.

The story of Timmy the Chihuahua who needs vital surgery pulled at the heartstrings of kind supporters as well as a host of celebrities.

The RSPCA has launched a fundraising appeal [video] for a Chihuahua who suffers from ‘floating kneecaps’ and needs surgery to fix his painful bow-legged walk.

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213 - Dog obesity and carbohydrates and Disc Dog and accessibility

Daniel Schulof investigated dog diets, and which led him to feed his own dogs differently, write a book and start his own dog food company. Heather Smith, who competes, judges and trains around the world, discusses Disc Dogs and accessibility. Plus the DogCast Radio News, which is all about - you guessed it, dogs!

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.