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The 12 days of Christmas RSPCA style


RSPCA searches for homes for some of the festive pets in rescue this Christmas

Christmas is a time of love and kindness - and the RSPCA is urging animal-lovers who think they have room in their homes for a pet this festive season to consider rescuing.

The largest and oldest animal welfare charity expects to take in around 19,000 animals during the Christmas period - and has thousands more already in its care patiently waiting to find their fur-ever homes.

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Who do you spend Christmas with?

If you celebrate Christmas, what does it mean to you?

A day to spend with family?

Loads of prezzies?

Overindulgence in food and drink?

A baby in a manger?

Great television?

Being forced to play charades?

Whatever else Christmas means, it often means compromise. Do you spend it with family or friends? If it’s family, your own or your in-laws? And what if your family includes dogs or other pets? And what if not all your family appreciate your dog(s)? Things get complicated very quickly, and there is a huge scope for feelings being hurt.

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Mischief at Christmas

Mischief will be sending Christmas with family.

Bentley wants a home

Poor Staffordshire bull terrier is overlooked time and time again - could he be the loneliest pup this Christmas?
Beautiful Bentley has his bags packed and is ready to find his forever home just in time for Christmas - after one year in RSPCA care.

Bentley

Poor Staffordshire bull terrier is overlooked time and time again - could he be the loneliest pup this Christmas?
Beautiful Bentley has his bags packed and is ready to find his forever home just in time for Christmas - after one year in RSPCA care.

New World Record for Most Dogs in Christmas Jumpers

BorrowMyDoggy and Save the Children Break World Record for Most Dogs in Christmas jumpers

More than 300 dogs brave the snow wearing festive knits to support Save the Children’s Christmas Jumper Day

To support Save the Children’s Christmas Jumper Day, BorrowMyDoggy teamed up with the charity to organise the most ‘pawsome’ event of the year.

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World Record Attempt for Most Dogs in Christmas Jumpers


BorrowMyDoggy and Save the Children team up to support Save the Children’s Christmas Jumper Day

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Mayhew's Tinsel & Tails Black Tie Fundraiser

Mayhew’s annual dog friendly fundraiser, Tinsel & Tails, sponsored by Pets Pyjamas and Barkers For Dogs, is returning on Tuesday 5th December, from 7pm till 11pm, bigger and better than before.

Guests and their four-legged friends will be treated to an exclusive evening like no other at The Grand Connaught Rooms in Holborn, London. Dog places have now sold out, but you can still grab plenty of cuddles from all the furry guests throughout the night.

Battersea Christmas presents


For the first time, Battersea Dogs & Cats Home has put together a definitive list of its must-have Christmas gifts, that will not only put a smile on the face of any animal lover but also help the dogs and cats currently in the Home’s temporary care.

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Battersea adult colouring book

Battersea’s brand-new colouring book for adults features a variety of breeds – perfect for any dog devotee who needs to take a mindful moment every now and then.

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Revolutionary Cricket Dog treats and Record Breaking Dogs

In this episode you can hear two amazing interviews: Rachael Grylls tells us about her World Record Breaking dogs (they hold four records between them - and counting!), and Anne Carlson talks about her cutting edge dog treats made from crickets (great for dogs and the environment). 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.