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Battersea volunteers to perform for The Queen in The Patron’s Lunch entertainment parade

Proud volunteers from Battersea Dogs & Cats Home will take part in the entertainment parade for Her Majesty The Queen and 10,000 guests at The Patron’s Lunch on Sunday 12 June. The Patron’s Lunch is a celebration of The Queen’s patronage of over 600 charities and organisations – including Battersea – on the occasion of her 90th birthday.

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Pooch won’t let blindness get him down

Could you give special Pooch a quiet home to enjoy?

Pooch has had a rough start to life and the RSPCA is desperate to find him the happy ever after he deserves.

The Staffordshire bull terrier-cross has refused to let his blindness get him down - and the cruelty he has experience certainly hasn’t put him off people.

The 10-year-old (pictured left with RSPCA animal care assistant Vicky Cooper) had to have one eye removed. His eye had erupted and swollen after his owner failed to seek treatment for a congenital condition for a number of years.

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TV Presenter Peter Purves opens new pet rehoming centre

TV presenter, Suffolk resident and animal-lover Peter Purves was joined by a Blue Cross dog yesterday (Wednesday 25 May) to declare the new Blue Cross rehoming centre in Wherstead officially open.

The Crufts presenter and commentator cut the ribbon at the charity’s gala opening and was accompanied by Blue Cross event dog, labrador Maisie, who was show casing the charity’s new mobile contactless donation system whereby dogs become fundraisers to help raise funds for pets in need at Blue Cross.

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Is giant Jagger the biggest dog RSPCA has ever seen?

Great Dane-cross Jagger is looking for a home - and he’ll need a lot of space!

The RSPCA is searching for a special home for one of the largest dogs the charity has ever had to rehome.

Three-year-old Great Dane-cross Jagger will be dancing in the street when he finally secures a new home.

Poor Jagger ended up with the RSPCA as part of a cruelty case. He was abandoned, tied to a lamp post in Sheffield.

An RSPCA inspector managed to track down his owner through his microchip, who admitted Jagger had been kept outside as he was too big for them to cope.

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Can you give double the love for this doggy duo?

Dogs Trust Shrewsbury Rehoming Appeal

Staff at Dogs Trust Shrewsbury are currently on the lookout for a loving home for a double doggy duo, who really are the best of friends and do everything together at the Rehoming Centre in the hope that they find a forever home together soon.

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Retirement home residents seek a home to call their own

Dogs Trust Shrewsbury Rehoming Appeal

Staff at Dogs Trust Shrewsbury have their fingers crossed that an adorable elderly doggy duo, one of whom is blind in one eye and requires the company and confidence of his caring best friend, will soon find their forever home together.

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DOGS TRUST DOGMOBILE GEARS UP FOR A TAIL-WAGGING TIME

Charity brings roving rehoming unit to Shropshire

On Wednesday 14th and Thursday 15th January, Dogs Trust will be raising pounds for hounds at a doggie meet and greet at the Sainsburys Superstore at Telford Forge Retail Park.

The charity’s Dogmobile will be making an appearance at the venue from 9am to 4.30pm to give supporters and doting dog lovers a chance to find out more about the work of Dogs Trust and to meet some of the charity’s four legged friends.

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Skateboarding to a new home in Guildford – Maisy the Battersea dog that spent 431 days waiting for a new owner

A stray dog has been rehomed by Sally and Malcolm Crockford in Guildford, Surrey, after spending almost half her life in kennels. Maisy the Mongrel had been at Battersea Dogs & Cats Home Old Windsor in Berkshire for 431 days, making her the charity’s longest stay resident.

Maisy first arrived at the world famous charity on New Year’s Day, 2011. Like 55 per cent of dogs that come in to Battersea, two year old Maisy was brought in as a stray after she was found wandering the streets. She was at the charity 12 times longer than the average stay for a dog before finding her dream home.

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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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Canine soul mates find love at Battersea

They may not have found a new home yet, but Chloe and Dale the Greyhounds have certainly found love at Battersea Dogs & Cats Home Old Windsor. The two abandoned dogs have become inseparable and now the charity is hoping to find them a home together where they can live happily ever after.

The canine couple arrived at Battersea separately under different circumstances. Six year old Dale arrived at Battersea Old Windsor after his racing career came to an end and was no longer wanted, while Chloe found herself at the charity as her owners could no longer care for her.

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219 - Dog behaviour in lockdown and beyond

Many dogs have been having behaviour changes during lockdown. Author and trainer Melissa McCue McGrath in the USA, and behaviourist and dangerous dogs expert witness in the UK Debbie Connolly discuss their experiences, and some of the questions they've been consulted about. Plus we explore how we can help our dogs move out of lockdown. And there's the DogCast Radio News. Happy listening!

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.