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Polly in the garden scene.

Polly is a year and a half old Italian Spinone. She loves to walk in the mountains in Scotland where she will chase a pheasant if she spots one. She loves squeaky stuffed toys and she eats absolutely anything!

Oscar rehearses the car scene. (dog nearest camera)

Oscar is about seven, but his age is uncertain as he was rescue dog. This black Lab was so well behaved his owners got back in touch with the shelter to check he really wasn’t claimed! He doesn’t bark and passed his Gold Good Citizen award – within a year of being rescued. He has a healthy Lab appetite – and loves chocolate if he can get his paws on it!

Timmy waiting patiently at rehearsals.

Timmy is a one year old German Spitz Klein. He is the youngest and smallest dog on the team. He likes to walk anywhere with big gundogs, which he thinks he is because he lives with thirteen other dogs! He’s not a fussy eater so will eat pretty much anything.

Buddy in the car scene. (dog on right)

Buddy is a Black Labrador who s seven years old and enjoying his second time in the Safe and Sound team. He likes chasing a tennis ball. His favourite place is on the beach where he enjoys paddling in sea but won’t swim! He adores cheese and has recently discovered cat food is yummy too!

Spike during rehearsals.

Spike is an over-the-top Border Terrier who has lots of energy despite being eight years old. He lives with four other dogs, all female Border Terriers, but he’s the leader of the pack! He is extremely patient with puppies, he loves going anywhere with owner Julia but seems to be on a mission to destroy all toys he comes into contact with.


277 - Tripawd Superdogs, GB Senior Agility World Championship Team, Tuk's Law and the escapee kitten saved by a dog

In a bumper, bonanza, bulging at the seams episode, hear the inspiring story of the Tripawd Superdogs inspired by photographer Sarah Loveland's own three legged dog. History in the making, as the first British team enters the Senior Agility World Championships. Tuk’s Law campaigns to stop dogs and other pets being put down without the owner's knowledge. Daisy the escapee kitten was saved by a search and rescue dog, and her story is worthy of a Disney movie!

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.