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See heartwarming moment rescue dog brings joy to man recovering from brain hemorrhage

Beautiful moment between hospital patient Alan and Rolo to be aired as part of new series of Channel 5’s The Dog Rescuers.

The heartwarming moment a Pets As Therapy dog brings a smile to the face of a recovering hospital patient brought tears to presenter Angellica Bell’s face in the new series of Channel 5’s The Dog Rescuers, which kicks off this week.

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Rolo to the rescue

Four year after being rescued, Rolo is bringing joy into lots of lives.

Rolo loving life

Rolo loves life now.

Rolo meets Alan

Beautiful moment between hospital patient Alan and Rolo to be aired as part of new series of Channel 5’s The Dog Rescuers.

Puppy farm survivor becomes Pets as Therapy dog


It was touch and go whether Rolo would survive when he was rescued by the RSPCA - but he’s come a long way…!

When the RSPCA plucked 30 dogs and puppies from an “appalling” puppy farm in Essex just weeks before Christmas, many of the survivors were in a terrible way.

RSPCA inspectors went into the South Ockenden puppy farm in December 2013, removing three adult dogs and three litters all thought to have been bred for the Christmas market.

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Puppy farm survivor spreads happiness

“Rolo also lifts the mood of visitors and most definitely the staff - and has become quite well known now in the hospital. It is very special to hear if patients have been talking about Rolo and asking when he is coming in next.”

Puppy farm survivor is happy

Rolo visits Southend University Hospital every week as a PAT dog, helping patients through extremely difficult times in their lives.

Puppy farm survivor joins Pets as Therapy

Now, aged four, Rolo is the picture of health and happiness. And, after being rescued and given a second chance at life, the crossbreed is now giving something back via Pets As Therapy (PAT).

Episode 120 - The Power of Wagging Tails and the Great British Greyhound Walk

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Released Sat July 9, 2011
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Dawn Marcus talks about her book The Power of Wagging Tails which highlights how incredibly good for us dogs are by focussing on therapy dog experiences. The Great British Greyhound Walk saw Greyhound owners all over the UK getting their dogs out to meet the public and show what good pets Greyhounds make. Host Julie reviews the Dyson DC25 animal vacuum and the groom tool which actually vacuums your pet direct, and the new book from Dogs Trust Rescue Me – How to successfully rehome a rescue dog. Plus in the DogCast Radio News hear why Germaine Greer wants to kill British dogs.

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211 - Doglogy University and how to find a good dog trainer

In this episode, hear Matthew Lamarand's secret of training - which is totally free and inside yourself! Plus Rachel Rodgers tells you how to find a good trainer and/or behaviourist - and why "balanced" training is to be avoided. And we have the latest dog news stories from around the world in the DogCast Radio News. Whether you're cuddling a canine on the couch, or having a hike with a hound, we're the ideal podcast to listen to!

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.