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Battersea’s flexible felines show off their moves for International Yoga Day

From downward-facing cats to strays who stretch, the residents of Battersea Dogs & Cats Home’s cattery are feline flexible and showing off their moggie moves today to mark International Yoga Day.

The world renowned charity have an average of 220 cats across their three centres at any one time who are all practising their best balanced yoga moves in the hope of attracting a new home fur life.

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Review - The Secret Life of Pets

You know that fridge magnet that says, “You don’t have to be mad to work here, but it helps!”? Well you don’t have to love animals to enjoy The Secret Life of Pets, but it will help.

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Battersea Old Windsor full to the brim with unwanted oldies

OK, this is not strictly speaking a dog story, but these poor older cats are in Battersea Dogs & Cats Home, and they deserve a loving forever home.

The cattery at Battersea Dogs & Cats Home in Old Windsor has reached full capacity, with the charity issuing an urgent appeal for people to consider giving a home to an unwanted cat.

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Leo checks out Stagbars

Leo checks out the Stagbars - dog chews made from stag antlers - while Rusty sniffs with interest.

Crowded couch

Our couch can get very crowded!

BEN & BRUCE FOGLE - SCRATCHED AND CHEWED

Bruce and Ben Fogle are delighted to announce the launch of a quirky competition for all dog and cat lovers in a bid to gather new friends for two important charities - Dogs Trust and Hearing Dogs for Deaf People.

Rusty relaxes

Rusty stretches out and gets more than his fair share!

Congestion on the sofa

Our sofa is busy today - 5 out of our 6 animals alseep on it!

Luna

Luna - a cat who stole the heart of a dog lover. She lived amongst dogs and held her own. She is remembered with love.

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Luna – a cat who stole a dog lover’s heart

“Julie, I don’t know how to tell you this. It’s Luna.” Those were the words that issued from my mobile phone as I stood in the goat enclosure of a theme park in Cornwall. My Mom was at my house caring for the dogs, cats and the rest of the menagerie while we took a week’s break. Now she was ringing me with the news that every pet sitter – or indeed pet owner - dreads most; one of those in her care, despite her best attentions, had died.

Luna was one of our much loved, and looked after cats. She was an affectionate, agile, dainty, beautiful tortoiseshell cat. She was always the more active of the two kittens we brought home only nine months ago. She never caught up

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208 - Benefab and Jayda finds a home

In Episode 208 of DogCast Radio, you can hear how Kat Chrysostum invented benefab, a fabric that is helping dogs to life as healthily and happily as possible. When Duschanca Singh met rescue dog Jayda at the Mayhew, it was love at first sight. Plus the DogCast Radio News with stories of dogs around the world who are being bribed, learning to cope with being blind, training to lead visually impaired people - and one emotional roller-coaster of a story!

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.