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Maximus 3

Maximus's owners were banned from owning animals, and tried to hide his existence.

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Surrey is biggest Battersea adopter this year


Surrey residents are true animal lovers. The county is the top destination for the homeless dogs and cats from Battersea Dogs & Cats Home, with residents giving a second chance in life to over 350 unwanted dogs and cats in the first half of the year.

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Loneliest dogs at Battersea have their say - thanks to children


Primary school children are helping to give some of Battersea Dogs & Cats Home’s loneliest dogs a voice.
Battersea’s four loneliest residents have been constantly overlooked, so the world-famous shelter has enlisted some young helpers to get them noticed.
Children, aged six to eight, have put themselves in these dogs’ paws and written ‘when they grow up’ pictures and letters from the dogs’ perspectives.
Meet the Battersea dogs, dreaming of a grown-up life beyond kennel walls…

Neo

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Sally

Sweet Sally is a lovely-natured Greyhound who finds life in the kennels stressful, and copes much better when she’s kennelled with one of her Greyhound friends.

Neo

Neo has one of the saddest stories of any dog in Battersea.

Kezzie

Seven-year-old Collie-cross Kezzie sometimes finds life scary and overwhelming, and often needs Battersea staff’s reassurance to show her that there’s no monster under the bed.

Indie

One-year-old Staffie Indie was a much-loved pet, but sadly her owners’ circumstances changed and they were no longer able to look after her.

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272 - dog AITA and having fun with your dog

In the first podcast of 2024, Julie considers some dog themed AITA questions from the Reddit site.Who are the goodies and who are the baddies of some canine conundrums? And here's a new year's resolution you can stick to - have fun with your dog! We have lots of suggestions from listeners about fun activities with your dog.

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.