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Greyhounds are Great Hounds!

Paul O'Grady falls for one of Battersea's most misunderstood residents in the latest episode of ITV’s For the Love of Dogs.

Sidney, a former racing Greyhound, captures the television personality's heart as he steps off the van for a new life at the much-loved animal rescue in the eighth series of the popular TV series.


Paul highlights Greyhounds

Dismayed to hear that Greyhounds - one of the most common breeds to come through Battersea's gates - take longer to rehome than other dogs simply because of their appearance, Paul takes it upon himself to start campaigning for people to take on these couch potatoes.

Paul with Sidney and Alice Holt

Paul with Sidney and Lost & Found Assistant Alice Holt (1)


Buckinghamshire family adopt Battersea’s naughtiest dog

A family from Bletchley, Buckinghamshire has come to the rescue of one of Battersea Dogs & Cats Home’s most mischievous mutts after seeing his story on ITV’s award-winning series, Paul O’Grady: For The Love Of Dogs.


Battersea reveals the strangest things that dogs have swallowed

Yes, the dog did eat my homework, but also my phone, shoe, earrings, net curtains…
Battersea reveals the strangest things that dogs have swallowed

A 20 pound note, a mobile phone, and a pair of earrings are things you would expect to find inside a handbag, not your pet dog. But a new survey by Battersea Dogs & Cats Home reveals some of the more unusual objects our four-legged friends have accidentally consumed.


Battersea sees record number of people giving up pets

Record numbers of pet owners are giving up their dogs and cats and leaving Battersea Dogs & Cats Home to pick up the pieces. The world famous charity has received almost 5,000 enquiries this year from members of the public struggling to care for their dogs, a 50 per cent increase compared to the same period last year.

Battersea is releasing the shocking figures as a new series of Paul O Grady: For The Love Of Dogs airs on ITV. This eight-part series reveals the work that goes into caring for thousands of abandoned dogs every year.


Paul O'Grady and Carmine

The hit ITV series Paul O’ Grady: For The Love Of Dogs, which followed the lives of animals at the world renowned rescue charity Battersea Dogs & Cats Home has been shortlisted for a prestigious Bafta Award.

Paul O’Grady's ITV series about Battersea shortlisted for a BAFTA

The hit ITV series Paul O’ Grady: For The Love Of Dogs, which followed the lives of animals at the world renowned rescue charity Battersea Dogs & Cats Home has been shortlisted for a prestigious Bafta Award.

The Bafta nomination for the seven part series follows National Television Award success in January for Best Factual Entertainment, and is further recognition of the show’s national appeal.

Following the highs and lows, laughter and tears at the


Battersea’s Paul O’Grady TV series wins National Television Award

The primetime ITV series about Battersea, Paul O’Grady. For The Love of Dogs, scooped the Best Factual Entertainment Award at last night’s prestigious National Television Awards, broadcast live on ITV.

The series, based at Battersea Dogs & Cats Home, captured the hearts of the nation with its unforgettable and emotional tales of dogs searching for a second chance in life.



275 - Controversial advice from Chloe Cavoodle: stop interactions with unknown dogs

Chloe Cavoodle is an assistance dog who posts all about her life in Sydney - her human, Liana, suggests we stop interactions with all strange dogs. Hear why! Plus hear the first chapter of Julie's book Crufts or Bust about Julie and Buddy's attempts to qualify for Crufts.

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.