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'Young Pup' hopes for first best friend on International Dog Day


You’ve heard of puppy love, well one young rescue dog is hoping that someone will want to be his first ever best friend this International Dog Day (26 August), after being in the care of Battersea for 170 days.

One-year-old Bull Mastiff, Bruce, came into Battersea’s Brands Hatch centre in March after being found abandoned as a stray, but so far he has struggled to find a home due to his overexcitable and puppy-like nature; which is no mean feat given his already impressive size.

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Abandoned bald lurcher puppies are recovering well in RSPCA care

Four lurcher puppies who were found abandoned in a bag near a river in Leatherhead are recovering well in RSPCA care.

Norma, Jean, Bradley and Cooper are being rehabilitated at the RSPCA Millbrook Animal Centre in Surrey after they were found abandoned in a plastic bag at the beginning of the month.

All four of the puppies were suffering from severe sarcoptic mange and were almost completely bald.

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Four lurcher puppies who were found abandoned in a bag near a river in Leatherhead are recovering well in RSPCA care.

Puppy in arms

Four lurcher puppies who were found abandoned in a bag near a river in Leatherhead are recovering well in RSPCA care.

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Four lurcher puppies who were found abandoned in a bag near a river in Leatherhead are recovering well in RSPCA care.

K9 Nation Puppy article

The K9 Nation app offers help with puppies.

Romie

Five-month-old puppy called Romie was rushed into the vet with suspected chocolate consumption.

Puppy with two broken legs finds her happy ending

Latest episode of The Dog Rescuers features the story of puppy Lola who needed urgent vet care for broken limbs

A 12-week-old puppy that was signed in to RSPCA care after she suffered two broken legs is set to star in tomorrow night’s (Wednesday 16 September) episode of The Dog Rescuers.

Viewers of the popular 5 Select show will see Lola come into RSPCA care after vets alerted inspectors to the puppy’s plight.

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241 - Andy Hale and National Happy Dog Day

In celebration of National Happy Dog Day on 9th September, certified behaviourist Andy Hale advocates moving past the "how" of dog training, and focusing on the "why". Andy's priority is the dog's emotional experience, and he and Julie discuss how we can allow our dogs to be happy. Join in the discussion online with the hashtag #HappyDogDay.

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.