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Battersea advice for keeping your pets happy this Christmas

Many people will be busy getting their homes ready for Christmas this week, with trees to decorate, baubles to buy and lights to go up. However, while Christmastime is great fun for people, it can be a dangerous time for our pets.

Leading animal welfare charity, Battersea, is advising pet owners to be careful when planning their Christmas treats, to ensure that the whole family can enjoy the festive fun.

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Battersea is keeping dogs safe at Christmas

Many people will be busy getting their homes ready for Christmas this week, with trees to decorate, baubles to buy and lights to go up. However, while Christmastime is great fun for people, it can be a dangerous time for our pets.

Battersea golden oldie dog has been searching for a home for 100 days

A ten-year-old Collie named Marley has been in the care of Battersea for 100 days, but so far no one has stepped forward to give him a home to call his own.

Marley’s owners brought him into Battersea when a change in circumstances meant that they were no longer able to look after him. Despite being at the rehoming charity for nearly three times the average stay (34 days), he has struggled to find a retirement home; something that staff suspect may be due to his age.

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'Young Pup' hopes for first best friend on International Dog Day


You’ve heard of puppy love, well one young rescue dog is hoping that someone will want to be his first ever best friend this International Dog Day (26 August), after being in the care of Battersea for 170 days.

One-year-old Bull Mastiff, Bruce, came into Battersea’s Brands Hatch centre in March after being found abandoned as a stray, but so far he has struggled to find a home due to his overexcitable and puppy-like nature; which is no mean feat given his already impressive size.

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Love at first Sighthound

Move over Romeo and Juliet, step aside Bey and Jay, make way Harry and Meghan, there’s a new love story unfolding now. Meet TJ and Coral, a pair of rescue dogs who first crossed paths when they were both brought to Battersea’s Old Windsor centre at the start of the year, where they proceeded to fall in love. The striking couple have become so inseparable that staff at the leading recue charity are now searching for a loving home for them to go to together.

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Coral and TJ

Move over Romeo and Juliet, step aside Bey and Jay, make way Harry and Meghan, there’s a new love story unfolding now. Meet TJ and Coral, a pair of rescue dogs who first crossed paths when they were both brought to Battersea’s Old Windsor centre at the start of the year, where they proceeded to fall in love.

TJ and Coral

Move over Romeo and Juliet, step aside Bey and Jay, make way Harry and Meghan, there’s a new love story unfolding now. Meet TJ and Coral, a pair of rescue dogs who first crossed paths when they were both brought to Battersea’s Old Windsor centre at the start of the year, where they proceeded to fall in love.

Canine cuddles

Move over Romeo and Juliet, step aside Bey and Jay, make way Harry and Meghan, there’s a new love story unfolding now. Meet TJ and Coral, a pair of rescue dogs who first crossed paths when they were both brought to Battersea’s Old Windsor centre at the start of the year, where they proceeded to fall in love.

True doggy love

Move over Romeo and Juliet, step aside Bey and Jay, make way Harry and Meghan, there’s a new love story unfolding now. Meet TJ and Coral, a pair of rescue dogs who first crossed paths when they were both brought to Battersea’s Old Windsor centre at the start of the year, where they proceeded to fall in love.

Battersea launches new community in Ashford to help more dogs and cats

Residents of Ashford can now volunteer to help Battersea dogs and cats in need of a home, as the much-loved animal charity launches its second Community within the Kent town.

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256 - Keep fit with your dog and holistic animal practice

Physiotherapist and lecturer Steph Evans helps people and dogs have fun and keep fit. Lisa Tully explains her holistic approach to dog health, and reveals how she has communicated with companion and wild animals. Julie takes exception to the trend of "10 dog breeds which..." articles.

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.