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Sweetheart Kira desperately seeks home

RSPCA staff can’t understand why nobody wants to take lovable dog home…

Kira is affectionate, fun, and smart. But that doesn’t seem to be enough to find this crossbreed a new home.

The two-year-old shar pei cross Staffordshire bull terrier (pictured above) arrived at the RSPCA’s Block Fen Animal Centre, in March, Cambridgeshire, in September 2015.

Staff believe potential owners are put off by Kira’s shyness around new people but have urged the public to give this sweet dog a chance.

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Could you share your home with a gentle giant?

Hefty hounds Nelson, Fern, Sprite and Beano may look like they could take on the world, but these sensitive souls have not had an easy life. Now in RSPCA care, they are waiting patiently for their forever homes.

The four gentle giants came into RSPCA care as part of a cruelty case after they were discovered in terrible conditions on a farm last year.

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RSPCA urging thousands of dogs to take part in the Biggest Ever Walkies!

We’ve teamed up with Vitality to bring you the biggest, waggiest walkies of the year.

Dogs and your humans, get ready for the walk of the year - registrations for the BIG Walkies events open online today.

This year the RSPCA are joining paws with Vitality - and we are asking you and your dog to join us in the fresh air to stretch your legs and raise money to help our less fortunate dog pals.

Throughout May this year there will be flagship walks followed by 42 events spread across the country in September and October.

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Meet the little and large bromance at Battersea Brands Hatch

Friendships come in all shapes and sizes yet this unlikely pair of pooches have become the best of pals after joining the ranks of the longest stay dogs at Battersea Brands Hatch - spending a combined time of nearly 900 days in the Kent kennels.

Tenacious Theo is a three year old large Alaskan Malamute and double the size of feisty little Fudge, a two year old Jack Russell Terrier who makes up for his size with heaps of love and excited energy. These two abandoned dogs have struck up a pawsitively beautiful bromance as they’ve bonded in their endless quest to find new homes.

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Is giant Jagger the biggest dog RSPCA has ever seen?

Great Dane-cross Jagger is looking for a home - and he’ll need a lot of space!

The RSPCA is searching for a special home for one of the largest dogs the charity has ever had to rehome.

Three-year-old Great Dane-cross Jagger will be dancing in the street when he finally secures a new home.

Poor Jagger ended up with the RSPCA as part of a cruelty case. He was abandoned, tied to a lamp post in Sheffield.

An RSPCA inspector managed to track down his owner through his microchip, who admitted Jagger had been kept outside as he was too big for them to cope.

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Battersea’s Bud clocks two years in kennels while the public passes him by

A lonely Greyhound Collie cross at Battersea Dogs & Cats Home has celebrated his two year anniversary in the charity’s care, with potential owners continuing their daily lives without him.

Millions of milestones have occurred while Bud has been in kennels – a national election, water found on Mars and the Sochi Olympics – with around 10,000 Battersea dogs finding loving homes during this time.

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Oliver Twist wants to become one of the family

Starved dog given a Dickens name because he loved food glorious food

A starving dog dubbed Oliver Twist because he yowled for more food is looking for a new home.

The emaciated boxer cross was rescued by the RSPCA after he was tied to tree in a graveyard in Leyton, East London.

He was taken to the charity’s Harmsworth Animal Hospital, where staff discovered he weighed 17.8kg about half the ideal weight of a dog his size.

Vicky Coleman, dispensary supervisor at Harmsworth, said: “I have never seen a dog so skinny, it was absolutely horrendous.”

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DA top for rescue dogs as Battersea Brands Hatch reveals its most popular postcodes for pooches in 2015

From Dartford to Doncaster, canines from Battersea Dogs & Cats Home in Brands Hatch have proved there is no distance too far for a Battersea dog, as they travelled across the country to their loving new homes in 2015.

The Dartford areas came out on top as the most likely place in Kent to have a Battersea dog, with the Rochester and Medway postcodes inching close as runners-up. Doncaster and Peterborough also made an appearance, but it was the south-east London and north-west Kent postcodes bordering the countryside rescue centre that proved to be the most popular.

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50,000 people join RSPCA in call to Scrap the Puppy Trade

Tens of thousands of people have signed RSPCA petition calling on Westminster government to introduce mandatory licensing for anyone selling puppies

Just three months ago, the RSPCA launched a national campaign to tackle the puppy trade in England.

The main aim of the Scrap the Puppy Trade campaign is to encourage the government to introduce laws in England to combat puppy dealers selling sick and dying puppies.

The RSPCA launched its campaign in October along with a petition which has since been signed by 50,000 people.

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SW11 top for rescue dogs as Battersea reveals its most popular postcodes for pooches in 2015

From Battersea to Bugnaux, canines from Battersea Dogs & Cats Home have proved there is no distance too far, as they travelled across the entire UK and even abroad to their loving homes in 2015.

Ink the Staffordshire Bull Terrier was rehomed just metres from the south London rescue centre in Battersea, but some went further than others, with Codi the Bull Mastiff making a remarkable 570 mile journey to his new home in Switzerland last year.

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220 - Keeping dogs safe from theft, loss and heat stroke

We all want to keep our dogs as safe, happy and healthy as possible - but there are so many dangers out there. Debbie Matthews founded Vets Get Scanning after her dogs were stolen, and has spent the last 14 years campaigning to increase the chance of missing and lost dogs of being reunited with their owners. You can help make our dogs safer. Dr Michael Becker is a critical care veterinarian who has everything you need to know about heatstroke in dogs. 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.