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Jennifer Cattet

Jennifer Cattet talks about her article, 10 steps to getting a great dog from the shelter.

Tugz is one of the first dogs to arrive at Battersea is 2017

Tugz is one of the first dogs to arrive at Battersea this year.

RSPCA reveals beautiful brindles spend 50 per cent longer looking for a home

Our loving brindle dogs spend an average of 65 days looking for a furever family.

Over the last three years it has taken the RSPCA on average 41 days to find loving new homes for the dogs in our care - for brindle dogs this figure is 65 days.

Black and white dogs are the most frequently seen dogs in the RSPCA’s care and take on average 37 days to rehome, black and tan dogs come in second and take an average of 40 days to rehome and brindle dogs are third but take 65 days to find their new homes.

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The Year of 52 Rescues

I've just discovered a wonderful idea that artist Elizabeth Ellis has
come up with. She's called it The Year of 52 Rescues, and throughout
2015 she'll be painting a picture of one adoptable animal who is
currently in a shelter. The hope is that this will help the animal find
a home, and will also shine a light on the plight of animals waiting
for their forever home.

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‘Leftover Christmas present puppies’ dumped at Battersea on New Year’s Eve

On New Year’s Eve five puppies were heartlessly dumped outside Battersea Dogs & Cats Home’s centre at Old Windsor, Berkshire, and staff fear they may have been bred as Christmas presents but failed to sell. With no food or water and filthy coats, the 12 week old English Bull Terrier cross puppies were trapped inside a small box and were very scared and cold.

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213 - Dog obesity and carbohydrates and Disc Dog and accessibility

Daniel Schulof investigated dog diets, and which led him to feed his own dogs differently, write a book and start his own dog food company. Heather Smith, who competes, judges and trains around the world, discusses Disc Dogs and accessibility. Plus the DogCast Radio News, which is all about - you guessed it, dogs!

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.