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Battersea appeals to public to adopt as rescue animals struggle to compete with online sales

Battersea Dogs & Cats Home is appealing to the public to choose to rehome a rescue dog or cat as it reveals a growing number of people are turning their backs on homeless animals – and logging onto the internet to find a new pet instead.

In the UK, a new dog for sale advert is created online every two minutes, while a new cat for sale ad is created every four minutes.

Battersea’s unwanted and abandoned dogs and cats are struggling to find new owners as they compete with the many animals for sale on poorly regulated websites and social media.

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Brent

This handsome two-year-old Staffordshire Bull Terrier’s owner bought him from a major selling site from an advert that said he was wonderful with children

Jess and Worthy

Terrier cross, Worthy, and Spaniel cross Jess are an adorable pair who would love a place to play ball. These eight-year-olds love to keep active and are tennis ball fanatics! This keen to please, cuddly pair would love a home where they can exercise and have fun with their new owners.

Tye and Cassie

Tye and Cassie are two adorable 11-year-old Collie crosses who are looking for a comfortable home where they can live out the 'good life' together. They are missing their home comforts and would love to potter around in the garden. They would prefer an adult only home.

Will and Kate

11-year-old crossbreed, Will, is a handsome, confident boy who looks after his ‘other half’ Kate, a pretty Yorkie. Will and Kate are as inseparable as their royal namesakes and are hoping to continue their lifelong friendship in a new home. They would love a quiet home with someone who can take them on gentle walks.

BUCK TOOTH BOUNDER, GOOFY, SEARCHES FOR NEW HOME

If you think that Goofy could be the dog for you or you are interested in any of the other canine residents of Dogs Trust Roden then please contact the Rehoming Centre on 01952 770225 or visit www.dogstrust.org.uk/rehoming.

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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.