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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.

Puppy farming awareness

The moves to publicise the dangers of buying a puppy farmed dog are to be warmly welcomed. In the UK the Kennel Club has had a bashing - and I do think that unscrupulous breeding, whether of KC registered dogs or in the squalor of a puppy farm should be exposed. BUT if you discredit KC registered dogs, how are people to know who to trust and who not to? The only answer is to get as much information out there about how to spot a good breeder, and how to recognise a "baddun".

Marc Abraham is on television tonight talking about this issue, here's more detail:

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226 - dog and human physical health and mental wellness

Happiness and health - we want it for ourselves and our dogs. In this episode Ben Seidman and Daniella Morgan-Pascualvaca talk about the Mella Pet Care products making it easier for vets and pet parents to monitor their animals' health. Carlyn Montes De Oca talks about her dog inspired gratitude journal called, "Paws for the Good Stuff: a dog lover’s journal for creating a happier & more pawsitive life." Look after your and your dog's mental well being and physical health. All that 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.