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Lorraine's Akita was behaving beautifully at the show.

Prince’s pawtrait raising money for The Mayhew Animal Home

The Mayhew Animal Home is celebrating the fact that one of its longest stay residents has finally found a forever home. Poor Prince had spent almost a year – 330 days – at the home before he found his happily ever after.

Prince, an American Akita, left an impression on the home though, and even has his own “pawtrait” to commemorate his time there. That painting is now being auctioned to raise money to support The Mayhew’s vital work rescuing animals in need.


Battersea Dogs & Cats Home London centre takes in its 1000th dog for the year

Battersea Dogs & Cats Home has taken in its 1000th dog since the beginning of the year, a four year old Akita, fittingly named Legend.
Legend was well-loved by a caring family but was handed in to the world-famous animal charity because of his owner’s allergies. Now this playful and affectionate male is ready to find new owners.

Battersea Dogs & Cats Home cares for more than 5000 dogs a year across its three centres, with an average of 13 dogs arriving every day.
Two thirds of the dogs arriving at the Home are taken in after their owners are no longer able to care for them.


Meet Battersea’s gentle giants that are constantly overlooked due to their size

Battersea Dogs & Cats Home has a weighty task on its hands - to rehome its heaviest dogs.

Five of the charity’s chunkiest canines weighing a combined total of 450 pounds are looking for new owners that can handle a whole lot of pooch.

Shyla the Alaskan Malamute, Enzo the Dogue de Bordeaux, American Bulldog Cruz, Kimmy the Akita and Bromley the Mongrel are together heavier than English rugby prop Kieran Brookes and weigh the same as 800 packs of butter.


Harvey the Akita in the snow

While heavy snowfall has caused travel chaos across most of the UK, dogs at Battersea Dogs & Cats Home are making the most of Britain’s blizzard. Akita cross Harvey is one of Battersea’s canine residents who is enjoying the snow. However, Harvey has a thick fur coat to keep him warm. Akitas originate from the mountainous northern regions of Japan and Harvey is definitely feeling at home in today’s weather conditions.

Brindle Akita - Max 8 months old

Real loving dog that loves to play. He plays at the dog park with any and every dog he see's.

Two dogs at Dogs Trust in need of special homes

I've received the following two appeals from Dogs Trust in the last few days. These two dogs really need a loving new owner to look after them. Could you help?

Dogs Trust Darlington’s Urgent Rehoming Appeal


Hachiko: A Dog's Story

I'm looking forward to seeing this film. It's based on the true story of a dog who waited for his dead master, which you can find out more about here. I just hope it's not as much of a weepy as Marley and Me was.


Take care,

Julie x



Diesel a 12 month old japanese akita

diesel is a beautiful dog he is so loving and a big baby. he gets along so well with everyone and especially are new pup koby who is a akitaxrottweiler (6weeks old). loving breed of dog and just great to have.


Nanook Bower, from Churchville Pa

Nanook is a Full Bred Akita. She's 4 yrs old. She's a miracle dog because she got kennel cough at 10 weeks old, 2 weeks after we bought her. The vets all said she would die because it turned to pneumonia and she was very sick. I brought her back home and spent weeks giving her alot of love, anitbiotics, etc. and as you can see she's very happy and healthy!
She goes EVERYWHERE with me and has since day one!


193 - Finn's law and Alabama Rot

Hear PC Dave Wardell talk movingly about the night his police dog, Finn, nearly died, and how that gave rise to the campaign to have Finn's Law, and give legal protection to police dogs. Alabama Rot has been hitting the headlines in the UK, but how worried should dog owners be, and how can owners protect their dogs from it? Vet Marc Dhumeaux tells you what you need to know. Plus the DogCast Radio News.

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.