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RSPCA's tips for Boris on introducing a dog to Larry the cat at No. 10

PM also urged to adopt a rescue dog in need of a forever home
As the Prime Minister announces he wants a dog at No.10, the RSPCA has some advice on how to successfully introduce a new pet to Downing Street’s current resident, Larry the cat.

Cats and dogs can form close relationships, but it’s important to make sure that they are introduced properly to ensure that fur doesn’t fly.

The RSPCA has some advice for the new Prime Minister to help any new pooch form a fur-m friendship with resident Downing Street moggy Larry.

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Topsy and Tim

Topsy and Tim are Springer Spaniel/Collie crosses, are 13 weeks old and can live with a cat.

Senior dog Daisy needs a second chance

A nine-year-old Mongrel named Daisy has been at Battersea Dogs & Cats Home for nearly 100 days, but so far no one has come forward to give her a cosy and warm home this winter.

Daisy’s owners got her from Battersea eight years ago as a young dog, before bringing her back to the charity earlier this year after a change in circumstances made it difficult to keep a large dog like her.

Steve Craddock, Centre Manager at Battersea said:

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Daisy is a sweetie

9 year old Daisy is looking for a forever home.

Battersea long stay Hope finally has a home

One of the Battersea Old Windsor residents Hope has found a new home, after 287 days in kennels.

The eight-year-old Mongrel, was found as a stray by a member of the public in Surrey back in November 2017. Despite always being a friendly and bubbly dog, she found it hard to catch the attention of customers passing her kennels. Kaye Mughal, Centre Manager at Battersea Old Windsor, believes this is down to Hope’s size.

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Hope finally has a home

One of the Battersea Old Windsor residents Hope has found a new home, after 287 days in kennels.

Hope has a family

One of the Battersea Old Windsor residents Hope has found a new home, after 287 days in kennels.

Hope has a home

One of the Battersea Old Windsor residents Hope has found a new home, after 287 days in kennels.

Hope

One of the Battersea Old Windsor residents Hope has found a new home, after 287 days in kennels.

Eight week old puppy Radley was abandoned in a handbag

Puppy hobbled with hairband and dumped in handbag tied to charity shop door handle.

Little Radley was found in a red handbag left hanging from the door of a London charity shop in the middle of the night.

A tiny puppy who was found with his front legs tied together and dumped in a handbag is winning over the hearts of RSPCA staff caring for him.

Eight-week-old Radley was found by a member of the public in the early hours of Monday morning (17 September).

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210 - Maisie the Double Merle and Cody's Comforts

Maisie the double merle has to contend with being blind and deaf, because she was bred that way. Double merle matings should never happen, and in this interview you can hear Maisie's owner, Hayley Justice, talk about how she communicates with and trains her beautiful dog. Taylor Wilkins tells host Julie why he started his company, Cody's Comforts, which provides responsibly sourced, natural products for dog owners. 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.