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Sandy

Ten-month-old Sandy’s previous owners had bought her from an advert on social media with no knowledge of her background or condition.

Roxie the Doxy

Dr Jody A Dean is a clinical psychologist with 28 years of experience specializing in children, adolescents, and athletes. She’s also a dog lover and her dog Roxie inspired her to write a book called Roxie the doxy finds her forever home.

Dr Jody A Dean and Roxie

Dr Jody A Dean is a clinical psychologist with 28 years of experience specializing in children, adolescents, and athletes. She’s also a dog lover and her dog Roxie inspired her to write a book called Roxie the doxy finds her forever home.

Beautiful story as senior home adopt bereaved dog

A headline caught my eye today, that a dog was adopted by a senior home after her owner passed away. Clicking on the link to find out more, it emerged that poor Izzy was left homeless when her elderly owner died after they both went to live in an assisted living facility in Tennessee, USA.

Her owner's family were unable to take Izzy in, and that's the point at which so many dogs find themselves entering the rescue system, facing an uncertain future. Incredibly luckily for Izzy, that's not what happened to her, because she has become so popular with seniors in the home, as well as with staff and visitors, she is now the home's official meeter and greeter.

What more could a dog want? Well obviously, I'm sure

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DA top for rescue dogs as Battersea Brands Hatch reveals its most popular postcodes for pooches in 2015

From Dartford to Doncaster, canines from Battersea Dogs & Cats Home in Brands Hatch have proved there is no distance too far for a Battersea dog, as they travelled across the country to their loving new homes in 2015.

The Dartford areas came out on top as the most likely place in Kent to have a Battersea dog, with the Rochester and Medway postcodes inching close as runners-up. Doncaster and Peterborough also made an appearance, but it was the south-east London and north-west Kent postcodes bordering the countryside rescue centre that proved to be the most popular.

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Puppy and kitten who think they’re sisters find a home

A puppy and kitten that were hand-reared at Battersea Dogs & Cats Home Old Windsor and so close they thought they were sisters have found a home together thanks to a family from Essex.

Jack Russell puppy Buttons and her feline friend Kitty became famous around the world for their close bond. Battersea’s Old Windsor centre, where the pair were cared for, was flooded with calls from people as far afield as America wishing to offer the duo a loving new home.

But it was the Read family from Colchester, Essex who were able to adopt the pair after seeing Buttons and Kitty’s remarkable story on the Battersea website. The animal lovers have lots of experience with pets and

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Paul O'Grady and Eddie

Paul O'Grady and the puppy he adopted from Battersea Dogs and Cats Home.

A sad story with a happy/sad ending

The headline Family's heartbreak as council rehome runaway dog during holiday caught my eye, and on reading a very sad story emerged. Scamp, a beautiful Lhasa Apso had been part of the de Lacy family for five years, since they rescued her from a dog shelter. They lived happily in Monmouth, Wales. However when the couple went on vacation, they left Scamp in the care of the daughter in Liverpool.

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222 - Separation anxiety and Pooch Paper

DogCast Radio is 15 years old this month! Many dogs are experiencing separation anxiety after their owners have gone back to work after lockdown. Fiona Whelan, a behaviourist at The Company of Animals, has all the insight and advice to deal with the problem. Tracy Rosensteel talks about Pooch Paper, a genuinely environmentally friendly way to scoop your dog's poop. Plus the DogCast Radio News focuses on happy news to celebrate their 15th birthday!

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.