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Elderly spaniel taken on by family who adopted her brother 14 years earlier!

Tandie ended up back at RSPCA Cornwall after her owner died, 14 years after her and her siblings had been rescued and rehomed by the same centre.

An elderly spaniel who ended up back at the animal shelter that rescued and rehomed her as a puppy 14 years earlier has now gone home with a new family - who adopted her brother originally!

Springer spaniel Tandie, 14, arrived at RSPCA Cornwall’s Venton Centre, near St Columb, over the summer after the sad death of one of her owners.

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Tandie ended up back at RSPCA Cornwall after her owner died, 14 years after her and her siblings had been rescued and rehomed by the same centre.

Anna with Tandie

Tandie ended up back at RSPCA Cornwall after her owner died, 14 years after her and her siblings had been rescued and rehomed by the same centre.

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Tandie in her new home

Tandie ended up back at RSPCA Cornwall after her owner died, 14 years after her and her siblings had been rescued and rehomed by the same centre.

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No one wants rescue dog because of his size

Big crossbreed Benson is struggling to find a home because he’s so big.

A rescue dog is nearing one year in kennels as potential adopters are being put off by his size.

Eight-year-old crossbreed Benson arrived in RSPCA care on 13 October 2020 when his owners were forced to give him up as they were struggling to cope. He came into RSPCA Millbrook Animal Centre, in Surrey, where staff have been working with him.

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Benson and Ali

Benson and volunteer Ali.

Big crossbreed Benson is struggling to find a home because he’s so big.

Big Benson

Big crossbreed Benson is struggling to find a home because he’s so big.

Benson

Big crossbreed Benson is struggling to find a home because he’s so big.

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Mastiff who ‘recently had puppies’ found abandoned in layby

Ellie was dumped by a Transit van in Bootle, Merseyside

The RSPCA is investigating after a mastiff who had recently had puppies was abandoned in a Merseyside layby.

A passerby alerted the animal welfare charity after seeing a Transit van pull into a layby at Pinfold Woods on the Northern Perimeter Road in Bootle, throw out the mastiff and drive off. The incident occurred at 8.30pm on 17 August.

RSPCA inspector Naomi Morris has launched an investigation and is keen to hear from anyone who may recognise the dog.

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Ellie

The RSPCA is investigating after a mastiff who had recently had puppies was abandoned in a Merseyside layby.

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241 - Andy Hale and National Happy Dog Day

In celebration of National Happy Dog Day on 9th September, certified behaviourist Andy Hale advocates moving past the "how" of dog training, and focusing on the "why". Andy's priority is the dog's emotional experience, and he and Julie discuss how we can allow our dogs to be happy. Join in the discussion online with the hashtag #HappyDogDay.

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.