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Battersea hounds of love are hoping for new homes this Valentines Day

Valentine’s Day is all about spreading love and some of the homeless dogs at Battersea Dogs & Cats Home are on the lookout for that special someone to give them some love after finding themselves in the care of the charity.

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Scooby

Likes: Big cuddles

Dislikes: Being left alone

Scooby is a big, lovable Mongrel, who loves cuddles with his favourite people and long walks in the park.

Scooby is searching for his ultimate best friend; someone who is willing to share the sofa and a Scooby snack with him.

A bit like his namesake, Scooby may be large in size, but is a big baby who doesn’t like to be left alone. He’s looking for someone to show him some love and patience..

Sally

Likes: Cheese and other Greyhounds

Dislikes: Busy places

Sally is a retired racer, and is now looking for someone to settle into a slower pace of life with.

This bubbly girl is looking for owners who have experience of tall, leggy racing dogs, and who will understand and manage her high chase drive.

Even though Sally likes the occasional run around, she’d much rather spend her time lounging on a sofa, watching reruns of your favourite TV shows.

RSPCA takes on the ten year challenge

Following the success of the social media campaign, the RSPCA showcase their own 10 year success stories!

These two pictures don’t look like the same dog but lucky for Max the love and care of his new owner over the last ten years has brought him back to health.

Max, a weimaraner, was rescued by the RSPCA in 2009 from a house in Manchester, he had severe mange and was aged just three months old.

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Truffle

Truffle, a 12-week-old Jack Russell Terrier, who was brought into Battersea in December 2018. His owner had bought him after seeing an internet ad and met the seller at a train station, where the young dog was handed over wrapped in a towel.

Top dogs: Staffies named as nation's favourite are also most likely to be abused

As the British public name Staffies the nation’s favourite breed - RSPCA reveals that these popular pooches are sadly most likely to end up in rescue

Staffordshire bull terriers have been named as Britain’s Favourite Dog much to the delight of RSPCA centres across England & Wales.

The beloved Staffie topped a list of the country’s favourite 100 dogs as thousands cast their votes on Tuesday night (29 January) for ITV’s ‘Britain’s Top 100 Dogs Live’, hosted by Ben Fogle and Sara Cox.

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Staffy

Staffordshire bull terriers have been named as Britain’s Favourite Dog much to the delight of RSPCA centres across England & Wales.

Trevor

Two-year-old Trevor is always on the go and is looking for an active home to call his own. He’s a bouncy boy who is very affectionate and loyal. He can be quite strong on the lead and would benefit from some further training so would be best in a new home with owners who have time to invest in him. He’s currently at RSPCA Westmorland Branch in Cumbria. For more information please visit his online profile.

Stella

Stella is a lovely girl who is looking for a home with patient and experienced owners. The five-year-old is very shy around new people and needs help gaining confidence. She absolutely loves playing games with staff at RSPCA Millbrook Animal Centre in Surrey, and her favourite toy is her football. She needs a home with owners who will continue with her training and socialisation work. For more information please see her online profile.

Roxy

Six-year-old Roxy was rescued by RSPCA officers investigating animal cruelty and was extremely nervous. She’s much more confident now but can be a little wary around new people so needs time to come of her shell. She’s very playful and affectionate, once she knows you. Roxy is patiently waiting at RSPCA Sheffield Animal Centre and staff would like her to go to owners with lots of time to help her settle in. For more information check out her online profile.

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203 - Easy Peasy Puppy Squeezy

In the first episode of 2019 you can hear Steve Mann's expert advice on how to get things right with your puppy, and your dog, as he talks about his book Easy Peasy Puppy Squeezy. Plus there's the DogCast Radio News read by Julie and Jenny, and some reflections on the simple step that just might revolutionise your dog training! And a listener's review of the Dutch film, Buddy.

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.