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Paul O'Grady reveals his 12 dogs of Christmas

This Christmas 450 dogs will be spending the festive season in kennels at one of Battersea’s three centres. Nobody knows these dogs better than the charity’s Ambassador Paul O’Grady, who will be documenting some of their stories in a Christmas Day Special of ITV1’s Paul O’Grady: For the Love of Dogs at Christmas.

Here, the dog-loving presenter highlights 12 dogs desperately seeking a new home from one of the three sites in London, Brands Hatch and Old Windsor.

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Paul O’Grady’s four-legged guide to Christmas and the New Year

As the nation prepares to tuck into turkey and Brussels sprouts, dog-lover Paul O’Grady has teamed up with Battersea Dogs & Cats Home to give his top tips to ensure the country’s dogs and cats enjoy the fun-filled festivities.

Paul certainly knows how to plan a four-legged Christmas as he shares his home with six pigs, nine sheep, four owls, two goats, four dogs and an army of chickens. He will also be appearing in Paul O’Grady: For the Love of Dogs at Christmas at 6pm on Christmas Day on ITV1, which is filmed at Battersea.

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You’d better watch out…Paul O’Grady is coming to Battersea this Christmas!

Paul O’Grady and Battersea dogs will be bringing Christmas cheer to millions of households across the UK in an ITV1 special of Paul O’Grady: For the Love of Dogs.

The one hour Christmas special once more welcomes viewers into Battersea Dogs & Cats Home as dog loving presenter Paul O’Grady revisits the much loved animal charity and introduces a whole host of canine characters and new arrivals searching for a happy home.

Earlier this year viewers fell in love with Battersea when

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Battersea Collars and Coats Gala Ball - news and photos

The Brit-fashion pack, celebrities and sporting sensations dazzle on the red carpet for
Battersea Dogs & Cats Home’s Collars & Coats Gala Ball

The UK’s glitterati dazzled at the premier event on London’s social calendar, The Battersea Dogs & Cats Home’s Collars & Coats Gala Ball 2012 on Thursday, 8th November at Battersea Evolution in London.

Leading names from the fashion fraternity, London 2012 Olympic heroes, society figures, esteemed television personalities and global music icons rubbed shoulders as they graced the star-studded red carpet for Battersea’s annual, fundraising gala to raise money for the much loved animal charity.

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Paul O'Grady and Amanda Holden at the Battersea Ball

The UK’s glitterati dazzled at the premier event on London’s social calendar, The Battersea Dogs & Cats Home’s Collars & Coats Gala Ball 2012 on Thursday, 8th November at Battersea Evolution in London. Here are Paul O'Grady and Amanda Holden.

Paul O'Grady and Eddie

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

Paul OGrady adopts a puppy from Battersea

If, like us, you've been enjoying the ITV series, Paul O'Grady: For The Love of Dogs, you'll probably be happy to know that Paul could withstand the temptation no longer, and finally gave in and adopted a puppy from the shelter. Here's the latest news from Battersea:

Puppy love for Paul O’Grady as he is announced as a Battersea Ambassador
 

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Battersea sees more cases of small dog syndrome as ‘handbag dogs with baggage’ get handed in

Animal charity Battersea Dogs & Cats Home says it has seen a 40 per cent increase in the number of ‘handbag’ dogs coming through its doors this year, with many suffering from behavioural issues after being mollycoddled by their owners.

Yorkshire Terriers were the most popular small breed needing Battersea’s attention, with over 90 already coming into the Home so far this year, compared to 54 the year before – a 67 per cent increase. Chihuahuas are also an increasingly popular breed at Battersea, with a 36 per cent increase coming into Battersea since last year.

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Sadly, Battersea sees a rise in new ‘it’ dogs

Animal charity Battersea Dogs & Cats Home has seen a 40 per cent rise in the number of Alaskan Malamutes and Siberian Huskies being dumped and abandoned at its doors, and the charity is concerned these working breeds are becoming the next must-have ‘status’ dogs in inner city areas.

Huskies and Malamutes are known for running over long distances, and the Home believes people are taking on these dogs with little understanding of their needs or welfare. Already this year Battersea has taken in over 60 Huskies and Malamutes which have either strayed from their homes or been given up by their owners. These include Honey a Malamute who arrived at Battersea earlier this year and severely overweight because her owners could no longer cope and current resident Colleen, a Siberian Husky who arrived at the

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Hackney hound strikes up a friendship with dog lover Paul O’ Grady in new ITV1 series

An elderly pooch from east London struck up quite a friendship with comedian and presenter Paul O’ Grady during the filming of a new ITV1 series on Battersea Dogs & Cats Home.

Eight year old Staffordshire Bull Terrier cross Marcel arrived at the world famous rescue Battersea as a stray in November 2011. His roguish antics and cheeky charm won him a legion of fans at the Home and he even had his own Facebook page updating his followers on his daily goings about the Home. In the new ITV1 series viewers will see Marcel entertaining presenter Paul O’ Grady and accompanying him on a visit to the Royal

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221 - Stop importing puppies and dogs who found romance for their human

Lucy Parkinson and TV vet Marc Abraham discuss the petition Lucy started to stop the exploitative importing of puppies into the UK. Writer Cath Jenkin reveals the spooky way her Border Collie brought brought happiness, romance and a new home into her life. 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.