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Lee Dancy founded Barking Mad

Lee Dancy started Barking Mad when she looked for an alternative to kennels for her own dog.

The Barking Mad National Team

Barking Mad looks after dogs in a home environment while their owner is on holiday.

Don’t forget your pet when it’s holiday time

There was a reminder from the RSPCA today that owners must provide adequate care for their pets when they go on holiday. Of course, such a reminder should not be necessary, but the case of a couple who left their dog and two cats home alone has highlighted the need for the warning. Unbelievably, three pets were abandoned at home while their owners enjoyed a fortnight’s holiday. The consequences were tragic.

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Excessive baggage? Battersea sees huge increase in abandoned dogs as owners jet off on holiday

People tend to think Christmas is the busiest time for Battersea Dogs & Cats Home, however Battersea has seen a 204 per cent increase this year in the number of intake calls during the first week of the school summer holidays compared with a normal week in May.

With the school summer holidays in full swing and UK airports experiencing their busiest time of the year, the world famous rescue centre has seen a surge in the number of abandoned pets as owners head to sunnier climes.

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A guide to taking your dog on your holiday

By Nick Jones

Taking your dog on holiday with you can add a lot to your vacation - if you get it right. Here are some useful tips to make sure it's an enjoyable time for you and your dog.

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Win a dog friendly break with Vet's Kitchen and Dog Friendly

If you need something to look forward to in these dark, drab January days, consider a break with your dog, Vet's Kitchen and Dog Friendly would love to help you get away from it all with your four legged friend:

 

WIN A DOG FRIENDLY BREAK WITH VET’S KITCHEN!

TV Vet Joe Inglis’ natural veterinary pet food brand, VET’S KITCHEN (www.vetskitchen.co.uk) has joined forces with UK website Dog Friendly (www.dogfriendly.co.uk) to produce their first exclusive

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WIN A DOG FRIENDLY BREAK WITH VET’S KITCHEN!

TV Vet Joe Inglis’ natural veterinary pet food brand, VET’S KITCHEN has joined forces with UK website Dog Friendly to produce their first exclusive on pack consumer promotion. Dog Friendly maintains the UK’s largest database of places to stay and visit that welcome dog owners and their pets.

Have you thought about you dog's welfare during your holiday?

Here's some great advice from the RCVS about vacation care for your dogs:

Include veterinary care in holiday plans,’ advises the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons
If you are holidaying with your pet this summer, remember to find out about the arrangements for out-of-hours emergencies at a local veterinary practice before you go, advises the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS). 

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201 - I heart dogs and An Armful of Animals

In this episode, Marshall Morris talks about how he founded I Heart Dogs with the aim of making the world a better place for people and dogs. Malcolm Welshman talks about his memoir, An Armful of Animals, and the animals - especially dogs - who have enriched his life. Plus there's the DogCast Radio News, discussion of contrafreeloading, and a petition to get army dogs the best retirement possible.

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.