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Buster enjoying the snow

Buster is allergic to grass and has been having fun in the snow at Dogs Trust Darlington.

Buster is allergic to grass

Buster is allergic to grass and has been havign fun in the snow at Dogs Trust Darlington.

Snow is the solution to allergic dog's problem

Dogs Trust Grass allergy dog finally gets to run on snow covered grass

Snow may be causing havoc across much of the country but one special homeless hound has been desperately waiting for the fist flake of snow to fall all winter. Eight –year-old Labrador cross Buster, a four legged resident at Dogs Trust Darlington was diagnosed with a grass allergy two years ago which means he is unable to set foot on grass but luckily the snow provides a layer of protection for Buster’s paws so he is able to bound around in the snow to his heart’s content. Despite making the most of his time frolicking



Shelley loves going for long walks, where she can get to explore all the interesting smells. She loves to play fetch and football and always has a toy in her mouth. Shelley really enjoys trips out in the car, especially if she might get a splash in the water or swim. Shelley is house trained and happy at home alone for a few hours with a tasty treat to keep her occupied. She is an intelligent, fun and friendly girl who would suit an active adult home. If you can offer this canny collie her forever home please get in touch!
Shelley is at Dogs Trust West Calder.


Rocco is a fun loving five year old Border Collie who loves to play. He is worried by strangers and dogs but has slowly been building up his confidence at the centre and has met a few dogs that accompany him on his walks. Rocco would enjoy walks in the countryside and needs an adult only home as he would prefer to be the only pet. Rocco is a real water baby and even has a pool in his kennel in the summer! He misses the water so much in winter that he'll head straight for a dip in the river when out on walks.
Rocco is at Dogs Trust West Calder.

Rehoming Centre Bordering on Collie Crisis

Dogs Trust West Calder has the Collie wobbles as rising numbers of the working breed are abandoned

Dogs Trust West Calder has seen a sharp increase in stray and abandoned Collies and Collie crosses across the region as the working breed now amounts to one in five of all dogs taken in by the Scottish rehoming centre. Dogs Trust would like to urge anyone considering a dog to think carefully about their chosen breed, ensuring it is best suited to their lifestyle.

Susan Tonner, Dogs Trust West Calder Rehoming Centre Manager explains:

“It is heartbreaking when we see well socilaised,


Celebrate Burns Night at Dogs Trust Shrewsbury

Rehoming centre to host first ever Burns Night

Dogs Trust Shrewsbury is inviting local dog lovers to the centre for its first ever Burns Night. The traditional celebration, in honour of Scottish poet Robert Burns, will be held at the rehoming centre in Roden Lane Farm on Saturday 26th January at 6.30pm. Guests on the night can expect a light Burns supper, the traditional “address to the haggis” and authentic Scottish folk music and dancing, all in aid of for the four-legged friends at the centre.

Dogs Trust Shrewsbury Manager, Louise Campbell, says:


Jodie Prenger hands out Dogs Trust hampers

Jodie Prenger hands out Dogs Trust hampers for homeless people’s dogs at a St Mungo’s hostel

West End star and Dogs Trust supporter, Jodie Prenger, visited a St Mungo’s hostel today to hand out the first of 850 Dogs Trust Christmas Hampers being given to the dogs of homeless people and those in temporary accommodation across the UK. Receiving one of the hampers today was Sam the Samoyed, belonging to Michael Lyon, a current resident at a St Mungo’s hostel in Covent Garden.


Four legged friend or furry fad

Dogs Trust reveals shocking reasons for dogs being handed into its care

We all know ‘A Dog is for Life, Not Just for Christmas’, but it seems that many existing dog owners are finding the most bizarre reasons to dump their dogs. From not matching the sofa, to wanting to exchange it for a smaller one, sadly Dogs Trust, the UK’s largest dog welfare charity, today reveals that dogs of all shapes and sizes are being handed in apparently just for being dogs.


Dogs Trust receives Christmas support from Lord De Mauley

A Dog is for Life, Not Just for Christmas

On Tuesday 11th December, Clarissa Baldwin CEO of the UK’s largest dog welfare charity Dogs Trust met with Lord De Mauley, newly appointed Parliamentary Under-Secretary for DEFRA, to urge people to think carefully before purchasing a puppy as a gift this Christmas.



275 - Controversial advice from Chloe Cavoodle: stop interactions with unknown dogs

Chloe Cavoodle is an assistance dog who posts all about her life in Sydney - her human, Liana, suggests we stop interactions with all strange dogs. Hear why! Plus hear the first chapter of Julie's book Crufts or Bust about Julie and Buddy's attempts to qualify for Crufts.

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.