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Puppy farm survivor grown up

It was touch and go whether Rolo would survive when he was rescued by the RSPCA - but he’s come a long way…!

Puppy farm survivor

It was touch and go whether Rolo would survive when he was rescued by the.

The evil of puppy farming

Lancashire breeder and dealer who sold sick puppies disqualified from keeping animals for five years
A Lancashire puppy farmer - who bred and sold hundreds of puppies, making tens of thousands of pounds - has been handed a suspended sentence and disqualified from keeping animals for a string of animal welfare offences.

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Blind puppy saved from euthanasia looking for love


There have been a couple of stories lately that have made me shake my head in complete incomprehension – here’s another one.

How beautiful is little Bea? Yet all her breeder could see of her was that she would not “sell”. So to that breeder, the tiny puppy was no longer worth anything, and was taken to the vet, at just FIVE WEEKS OLD, to be put to sleep.

I’ll let that sink in for a second. This gorgeous little Yorkshire Terrier was condemned before her life had really started, due to a disability which will not stop her living a happy life.

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New blog against puppy farming

I've been contacted by Patricia who is passionate about campaigning against puppy farming. If you would like to support her fight, and find out more about the plight of dogs and puppies caught up in this unscrupulous industry, visit her blog, Puppy Trafficking.
 
The best of luck to her! Puppy farming has no place in the breeding of well-balanced, healthy, happy dogs - and while we're at it dogs don't belong in shops. At least not if they're for sale.
 
Take care,

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Update on the protest at Harrods

Dogs really don't belong in shops, however posh or iconic the shop is. Good breeders who care about their dogs, and rescue charities too,want to see who is buying or adopting their dog - they don't supply shops, and there are many reasons why. Please don't buy dogs in shops - if there's no demand there's no reason for the shops to keep up the supply. Here's an update on the protest held outside Harrods to highlight the fact that Harrods sells dogs:

 

Harrods Protest

Campaigners from the anti puppy farming groups

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Protest at Harrods over dogs for sale in shop

Campaigners from the anti puppy farming groups Puppy Love and SPEC and from the rescue site Dogpages during a peaceful protest at Harrods.

Protest at dogs for sale in Harrods

Campaigners from the anti puppy farming groups Puppy Love and SPEC and from the rescue site Dogpages on a peaceful protest at Harrods.

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253 - force free dog training and bake your own dog treats

Shannon Riley-Coyner is passionate about force free dog training, Tracey Voss is passionate about engaging with dog owners about the treats they feed their dog. Hear from two women who are improving pet welfare.

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.