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Battersea dogs have a right royal party in honour of Harry and Meghan

Flags flying, tea flowing and tails wagging, Battersea’s dogs were the guests of honour at a special street party in Windsor to celebrate this weekend’s royal wedding.

Dogs and staff gathered just a stone’s throw away from Windsor Castle at Battersea’s Old Windsor centre to mark the impending nuptials of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.

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Lurcher daffofil is as lonely as a cloud

As the flowers bloom, Battersea Old Windsor’s Daffodil is hoping the warmer weather will bring her a garden of their very own.

Named in honour of the spring, today marks a year since two-year-old Lurcher Daffodil arrived at Old Windsor’s gates as a stray.

Daffodil was brought into the charity by a local dog warden, after she was found her wandering in the fields near Wraysbury, frightened and alone. Now, as her namesake flower begin to bloom again, Daffodil still finds herself without a family.

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Lurcher daffodil

As the flowers bloom, Battersea Old Windsor’s Daffodil is hoping the warmer weather will bring her a garden of their very own.

Daffodil

As the flowers bloom, Battersea Old Windsor’s Daffodil is hoping the warmer weather will bring her a garden of their very own.

Daffy in the garden

As the flowers bloom, Battersea Old Windsor’s Daffodil is hoping the warmer weather will bring her a garden of their very own.

Daffy and Fleet

As the flowers bloom, Battersea Old Windsor’s Daffodil is hoping the warmer weather will bring her a garden of their very own.

Ollie has gone from emaciated to overweight

Emaciated Ollie was so skinny you could see every bone in his body - but now he’s on a detox as he’s been making the most of food!
A starving dog who weighed half of what he should have has put on so much weight in his new home that he now needs to go on a diet!

Lurcher Ollie was found staggering around a field in Stainforth, on the outskirts of Doncaster, on 11 December. He weighed just 15.6kg and every bone in his body was visible.

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221 - Stop importing puppies and dogs who found romance for their human

Lucy Parkinson and TV vet Marc Abraham discuss the petition Lucy started to stop the exploitative importing of puppies into the UK. Writer Cath Jenkin reveals the spooky way her Border Collie brought brought happiness, romance and a new home into her life. Plus the DogCast Radio News.

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.