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The Year of 52 Rescues

I've just discovered a wonderful idea that artist Elizabeth Ellis has
come up with. She's called it The Year of 52 Rescues, and throughout
2015 she'll be painting a picture of one adoptable animal who is
currently in a shelter. The hope is that this will help the animal find
a home, and will also shine a light on the plight of animals waiting
for their forever home.

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Dog greeting customer in charity shop

This dog was acting as a meeter and greeter in a Dog Samaritan charity shop, and had a great technique for getting him self noticed.
http://www.dogsamaritans.org.uk/

Facebook users can help Oldies Club win £5,000

If you're on Facebook you could help Oldies Club win £5,000 which will help the charity immensely. Oldies Club does marvelous work rehoming older dogs, and you can hear an interview with them in Episode 116 of DogCast Radio. Older dogs can be easily overlooked in rescue shelters, so Oldies Club are helping dogs who are really in need of support.
 

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Help Surfice dog Ricochet raise funds to fight canine cancer

Latest news from Surfice dog Ricochet. To hear Judy tell the inspiring story of how her dog Ricochet became the rising canine star and fund-raiser she is in Episode 118 of DogCast Radio. Here's how you can help Ricochet raise money to fight canine cancer:
 
HERO DOG AWARDS - Please vote for Surf dog Ricochet, the SURFice dog!

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Pets at Home donates to Dogs Trust

Good to see a pet shop donating to such a good cause:

PETS AT HOME SHOW PUPPY LOVE
Pet superstore donates £25,000 towards the rebuild of Dogs Trust Roden

On Friday 28th January Dogs Trust Roden received a generous sum of money from Support Adoption for Pets, the charity established by pet shop superstore Pets at Home. The money will go towards the charity’s new state-of-the-art puppy block.
Clarissa Baldwin, Dogs Trust CEO says:
“We are so very grateful for such a kind donation of money. The £25,000 will go a long way to ensure unwanted litters and puppies born in our care have the best start in life. Pets at Home’s generosity has enabled

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New: Give a Dog a Home campaign

I've just been contacted by Kloe Jobling who is trying to make a difference to dogs in her area. Sounds like a great idea to me. Here's more info about the Give a Dog a Home campaign:
 
Introducing: Give a Dog a Home

Tails of abandoned dogs in Sunderland are set to start wagging thanks to a local campaign.

‘Give a Dog a Home’ aims to encourage Sunderland residents to consider adopting a dog from a local shelter instead of buying a puppy.

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PARACHUTE FREEFALL RAISES POUNDS FOR HOUNDS

PARACHUTE FREEFALL RAISES POUNDS FOR HOUNDS
Fundraiser for Dogs Trust Evesham

Keith Bishop, 30 years old, from Tewkesbury faced his fears on Sunday 11th July with a solo 12500ft parachute jump to raise money for the canine welfare charity Dogs Trust.

A bright future is predicted for dog stars as Springer pups join the Cancer & Bio-detection Dogs team

Two working Springer Spaniels with star quality have been donated to the charity Cancer and Bio-detection Dogs where they’ll shine as pioneers sniffing out human disease.
From L to R: Puppy Walker, Susie Poole and star pup, Sirius, Astronomer, Heather Couper, Puppy Walker, Cath Brooks with star puppy, Rigal.

A seasonal message from Dogs Trust

It's a slogan that is repeated each year, but sadly it needs repeating:

CANINE CHRISTMAS AT DOGS TRUST RODEN
A reminder that “A dog is for Life, Not just for Christmas®”
Thirty one years on from the birth of its famous slogan “A dog is for life, not just for Christmas® Dogs Trust, which has 18 Rehoming Centres in the UK and Ireland, is bracing itself for another busy Christmas. 

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Episode 79 - Tailwaggers and Rethinking rescue dogs

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Released Sat December 27, 2008
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215 - Dogs in the Movies and fear of the vet

We all love a good dog film - and Wendy Mitchell loves them so much she wrote a whole book about them. It's called Citizen Canine, and is full of photos and behind the scenes stories of all the doggy stars. Something not all dogs love is a trip to the vet. If your dog is afraid of the vet, Karen Riddell has the advice you need to help them. Get 2020 off to the right start for you and your dog with DogCast Radio!

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.