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Elderly rescue dog reunited with worried owners thanks to microchip

Fifteen-year-old Maggie went on a little adventure before the RSPCA returned her home.

The owner of a collie-cross who wandered off during a walk has urged all pet owners to get their beloved animals microchipped.

Amanda Devlin’s mother was walking 15-year-old Maggie (pictured left) in Barnet, where she lives, when the crossbreed disappeared on 24 March, prompting 48 hours of frantic searching and worrying.

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Emerald is the 1000th dog of 2013 to arrive at Battersea

World famous animal charity Battersea Dogs & Cats Home has already welcomed its 1000th dog of 2013 to its iconic London centre.

Seven week old Mongrel puppy Emerald arrived at the charity along with his mum and five littermates after his owner was no longer able to care for them and turned to Battersea to help find them a new home.

Jacob wins Most Handsome Dog at Scruffts heat

Jacob who won Most Handsome Crossbreed Dog at the Shropshire Scruffts heat - hear his story in Episode 134 of DogCast Radio.

Scruffy wins Golden Oldie at Scruffts heat

Aptly named Terrier cross Scruffy won the Golden Oldie class, here with owner Anne Jackson.

Winner of Prettiest Bitch at Scruffts heat

Inca won Prettiest Bitch at the Shropshire heat of Scruffts, here with her owner Liz Allcock.

Tim Vincent judges Child's Best Friend at Scruffts

Tim Vincent judged the Child's Best Friend class at the Shropshire heat of Scruffts.

Christmas present dogs already being abandoned

This is heartbreaking. The latest press release from Dogs Trust:
 
NOT SO MERRY CHRISTMAS FOR “CLUEDO” AND “SCRABBLE”
Christmas present pups handed in to Dogs Trust rescue centres

We all know “A Dog is for Life, Not just for Christmas” yet sadly this was not the case for puppies “Cluedo” and “Scrabble” who were handed in to Dogs Trust rehoming centres today, 28th December 2011.  

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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.

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205 - Empowerment Training for your Power Dog

It's important to train every dog - but it's vital to get your training right when you have a powerful dog. That involves getting your relationship with you dog right, but includes taking into account society's attitude towards your dog. In this in depth interview, Dawn Antoniak-Mitchell discusses everything you need to know about training your power dog, something she has written a book about - Empowerment Training for Your Power Dog: Unleash the Positive Potential in Bully and Mastiff Breeds, Pit Bulls, and Other Strong Dogs. Plus the DogCast Radio News - including PC Dave Wardell and PD Finn who won the Crufts Friends for Life award.

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.