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Smitten couple move Heaven and Earth to adopt Hugo

When a young couple first met Hugo earlier this year, it was love at first sight.

• They bonded immediately, and Zoe and Aaron knew straight away they wanted to welcome the four-year-old Beagle in to their lives.
• Luckily, they had recently moved into a pet-friendly property, and so it seemed the stars were aligned.
• However, despite the verbal assurances from their estate agent that Zoe and Aaron would be able to care for a dog in their new home, their formal request to adopt Hugo was refused by their new landlord.


Hugo has a home

Hugo has a home with Zoe and Aaron - but it wasn't easy!

Westminster Dog of the Year Finalists

There was a worthy winner in Westminster today, as Rocky, a seven-year-old Labrador belonging to Batley and Spen Labour MP Tracy Brabin, was crowned 2017 Westminster Dog of the Year. Leading the opposition in second place was Bonnie, a Beagel owned by Rebecca Pow MP for Taunton Deane, with a place in the trophy cabinet awarded to Ted, a Cockapoo owned by Maria Miller MP for Basingstoke in third.

Bea the Beagle

Bea the Beagle was found wandering the streets of Ballymena as a heavily pregnant stray; she recently gave birth to seven delightful puppies. The stress became too much for poor Bea, who fell ill - staff were concerned for the pups and considered hand rearing them. However, Bea, ever the devoted mum looked after them dutifully throughout her illness and made a full recovery.


This hound should be called Houdini

If you think you have trouble stopping your dog escaping, check out this canine escape artist! I love the point when she is halfway out and suddenly seems to realise how long a way it is down to the ground. I also love the two dogs waving her off at the end. Cute, but I bet it's annoying to have to deal with!


Take care,


Julie x




They've done what now?

Cloning dogs is still a new and controversial area - and now they've gone and made it even more controversial. They've created cloned glow in the dark dogs. I'll say that again, just so you know you read it right - they've cloned glow in the dark dogs. Glow in the dark Beagles to be exact.

Of course the first thing that springs to mind is "Why?" What is the point of a dog that glows in the dark? (Apart from the fact you probably wouldn't lose him on a moonlight walk.) Why on earth tinker with a dog's DNA to make him glow? Now the team



215 - Dogs in the Movies and fear of the vet

We all love a good dog film - and Wendy Mitchell loves them so much she wrote a whole book about them. It's called Citizen Canine, and is full of photos and behind the scenes stories of all the doggy stars. Something not all dogs love is a trip to the vet. If your dog is afraid of the vet, Karen Riddell has the advice you need to help them. Get 2020 off to the right start for you and your dog with DogCast Radio!

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.