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Battersea appeals to public to adopt as rescue animals struggle to compete with online sales

Battersea Dogs & Cats Home is appealing to the public to choose to rehome a rescue dog or cat as it reveals a growing number of people are turning their backs on homeless animals – and logging onto the internet to find a new pet instead.

In the UK, a new dog for sale advert is created online every two minutes, while a new cat for sale ad is created every four minutes.

Battersea’s unwanted and abandoned dogs and cats are struggling to find new owners as they compete with the many animals for sale on poorly regulated websites and social media.

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Bandit

Bandit is a Newfoundland Akita cross – two large breeds – and was advertised for free on a major selling site.

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Episode 110 - Newfoundlands and recovering from pet loss

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Released Sat October 9, 2010
Length: 1:12:53
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Newfoundlands are a breed of dog who sometimes find themselves in need of a new home simply because they've grown too large. We talk to the owners of some rescue Newfies about their beautiful dogs' stories as we help commemorate forty years of the Newfoundland Club welfare. Karen Litzinger has experienced dog loss and is a qualified counsellor. She has produced a CD Heal Your Heart to help comfort those grieving for a pet. In the DogCast Radio News there are stories of exceptional Guide Dogs and police dogs who Tweet. Plus what's your advice for a Beagle owner with a problem?

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Newfoundland jumping from boat

The Newfoundlands jump from a boat into the water and then tow the boat back to shore.

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221 - Stop importing puppies and dogs who found romance for their human

Lucy Parkinson and TV vet Marc Abraham discuss the petition Lucy started to stop the exploitative importing of puppies into the UK. Writer Cath Jenkin reveals the spooky way her Border Collie brought brought happiness, romance and a new home into her life. 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.