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Your dog needs a name tag - charming reminder from Dogs Trust

Did you know that in the UK it's a legal requirement that your dog wears a collar and tag? This has been law since 1992, but for anybody who needs a reminder, here's a charming video from Dogs Trust.

Dog owners can get a personalised Dogs Trust tag ensuring they have the best possible chance of being reunited if their dog was to go missing, and raise money for dogs in their care at the same time!

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We found a dog

We found this lost dog today.

Christmas Eve rescue for starving lost dog

RSPCA need help finding Oliver Twist’s owner.

A starving dog, just hours from death, has been rescued from a bleak pit on Christmas Eve.

Eagle-eyed dock workers in Goole called the RSPCA when they spotted the scruffy terrier trapped down a 4ft pit under a road bridge.

RSPCa Animal Collection Officer Helen Martindale discovered the terrified terrier cowering at the bottom of the steep trench with no food or water.

She coaxed the dog, she’s nicknamed Oliver Twist, out with some cat biscuits before lifting him out of the pit.

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Lost Terrier needs help getting home - appeal to help dog

A starving dog, just hours from death, has been rescued from a bleak pit on Christmas Eve.

Eagle-eyed dock workers in Goole called the RSPCA when they spotted the scruffy terrier trapped down a 4ft pit under a road bridge.

Microchips reunite dogs and families - but two thirds of stray dogs are not microchipped


• The UK Government claimed this year that 95% of dogs are now microchipped – but new Battersea research reveals only 65% of strays even have a microchip fitted

• Only 31% of all strays have accurate and up-to-date details attached to their microchip so their owners can be traced

• Battersea is calling for Local Authorities, charities, vets and dog owners to work together to improve this

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Sable

After she was stolen from their East Sussex farm four years ago, Sable’s owners Roger and Julie Verity thought they'd never see their beloved Cocker Spaniel again - until they received a phone call from Battersea Dogs & Cats Home last month.

Pet Video Verify

A guest post today from Pet Video Verify. When your dog goes missing it is a truly awful feeling, so anything that makes a reunion more quick and likely is good. Do note that in the UK a microchip is mandatory by law.

Here's the post:

Pet Video Verify – Pet Microchip Alternative

Pet Video Verify’s software is video identification for your pet!

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Elderly rescue dog reunited with worried owners thanks to microchip

Fifteen-year-old Maggie went on a little adventure before the RSPCA returned her home.

The owner of a collie-cross who wandered off during a walk has urged all pet owners to get their beloved animals microchipped.

Amanda Devlin’s mother was walking 15-year-old Maggie (pictured left) in Barnet, where she lives, when the crossbreed disappeared on 24 March, prompting 48 hours of frantic searching and worrying.

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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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RSPCA launch appeal to find owners of dog found alone in the cold

Dalmatian Harvey may be missing from owners in Wales

The RSPCA has launched an appeal to find the owners of a Dalmatian.

The Dalmatian, named Harvey was found alone and freezing cold at a bus stop near Shedfield Common in Hampshire.

He was then taken by a member of the public to Animed Veterinary Practice in Shedfield - vets there struggled to register his temperature as he was so cold.

Harvey, believed to be around three years old, also had severe diarrhea - he was so weak he could barely lift his head or wag his tail.

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213 - Dog obesity and carbohydrates and Disc Dog and accessibility

Daniel Schulof investigated dog diets, and which led him to feed his own dogs differently, write a book and start his own dog food company. Heather Smith, who competes, judges and trains around the world, discusses Disc Dogs and accessibility. Plus the DogCast Radio News, which is all about - you guessed it, dogs!

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.