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Life of hero police sniffer dog saved by new charity

Thin Blue Paw Foundation pays for Pablo’s life-saving surgery to remove tumour.

A ‘hero’ police sniffer dog who recovered more than £250,000 worth of drugs, cash and weapons during his career has had life-saving surgery to remove a tumour from his abdomen.

Ten-year-old springer spaniel Pablo served Norfolk and Suffolk Constabularies’ Joint Dog Section for eight years until August 2019 when he retired and was adopted by Carly Laflin and her husband, both serving police officers.

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Pablo

Ten-year-old springer spaniel Pablo served Norfolk and Suffolk Constabularies’ Joint Dog Section for eight years until August 2019 when he retired and was adopted by Carly Laflin and her husband, both serving police officers.

During his career, RPD Pablo served in both Norfolk and Suffolk as a cash, drugs and weapons recovery dog. He helped to recover more than £250,000 worth of items and also played a part in the arrest of hundreds of criminals.

RSPCA's tips for Boris on introducing a dog to Larry the cat at No. 10

PM also urged to adopt a rescue dog in need of a forever home
As the Prime Minister announces he wants a dog at No.10, the RSPCA has some advice on how to successfully introduce a new pet to Downing Street’s current resident, Larry the cat.

Cats and dogs can form close relationships, but it’s important to make sure that they are introduced properly to ensure that fur doesn’t fly.

The RSPCA has some advice for the new Prime Minister to help any new pooch form a fur-m friendship with resident Downing Street moggy Larry.

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Topsy and Tim

Topsy and Tim are Springer Spaniel/Collie crosses, are 13 weeks old and can live with a cat.

Don't give grooming the brush off

Grooming should be fun and happy according to Amy Elliott-Smith.

Bella finally found 110 miles from home after four months missing

The spaniel was reunited with her ecstatic family after she was stolen exactly four months earlier

A beloved pet dog who was stolen from outside a supermarket has finally been reunited with her family four months after disappearing.

Four-year-old springer spaniel Bella went missing from Northampton on 20 October and was found more than 110 miles away - in Bristol.

The black and white dog wandered into a shop in Bristol on 10 February - four months after disappearing from outside a shop.

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Abandoned blind springer spaniel needs an extra special home

A blind dog who was tied to a pallet of bricks and left to die is searching for a very special new home.

Delphine the springer spaniel captured the hearts of the nation after being dumped in a remote lane in Maidstone, Kent in May.

The terrified dog had ear infections and cataracts in both eyes which left her almost blind. Thanks to donations from the public Delphine had specialist veterinary treatment and although her sight could not be restored she is recovering well from her ordeal and now needs a new home.

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Sight for sore eyes? The future’s looking brighter for blind spaniel left to die

Springer spaniel tied to a pallet of bricks in Maidstone is on the mend

Delphine was abandoned and alone when the RSPCA rescued her. The black and white springer spaniel was discovered tied to a pallet of bricks by a blue piece of nylon string with no food, water or shelter.

RSPCA inspector Tina Nash rescued the dog and rushed her to RSPCA Leybourne animal centre in Kent, where it was discovered that she was around five to seven years old and suffering from a number of health issues, including cataracts in both eyes that have left her almost totally blind, as well as ear infections.

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Rob Fellows with Monty

Reiki Master Rob Fellows with his beloved Monty.

Springer pups join the Cancer & Bio-detection Dogs team

A bright future is predicted for dog stars as Springer pups join the Cancer &  Bio-detection Dogs team
Two working Springer Spaniels with star quality have been donated to the charity Cancer and Bio-detection Dogs where they’ll shine as pioneers sniffing out human disease.
The dynamic pups have been gifted to the charity by Working Springer Spaniel breeder, Enid Lake from the Isle of Skye and presented to the Charity by international broadcaster and writer on astronomy, space and science, Heather Couper. The pups have been appropriately named Rigel (after one of the brightest stars in the sky) and Sirius (the Dog Star), and the sky’s the limit for what these dogs can achieve.
Heather trained as a scientist and has spent the past 20 years working entirely in the media. She has hosted two

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231 - Good Dog and Doggie Language

Kate Leaver celebrates the good dogs, talking about her own adorable dog, Shih Tzu Bert, and her book Good Dog. Lili Chin gives an insight into dog body language, and the journey her dog Boogie, a Boston Terrier, took her on to write and draw Doggie Language. Plus Julie and Jenny discuss dog news stories in 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.