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Pooches with popular names hope to find paw-fect homes

Could you offer a home to one of our Lola’s? Or perhaps you’d like to give Alfie a second chance?

The top five dog names have been revealed - and the RSPCA is hoping it’ll help these paw-fect rescue pooches find their fur-ever homes!

The Pets At Home Pet Name Finder has revealed the most popular dog names are Alfie, Bella, Charlie, Lola and Poppy. The RSPCA is hoping prospective dog owners might consider giving a rescue dog with one of these popular monikers a loving new home.

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English bull terrier Alfie is much more active and energetic than his older namesake. The eight-year-old is very sociable and loves going on walks and training. He’d like a new home with a garden to run in and would be happy living in a family with older children and another dog. He’s at Halifax, Huddersfield, Bradford & District Animal Centre, in West Yorkshire. To find out more about him call 01422 365 628.

Alfie

Eleven-year-old Jack Russell terrier Alfie is a very sweet natured boy who can be a little shy to start with. He’s looking for a patient owner who can help him adjust to a new home. He’s at Goshill Animal Centre on the Isle of Wight. For more information about him please contact the centre on 01983 840287.

MORBIDLY OBESE RESCUE DOG’S BID TO LOSE WEIGHT

A morbidly obese rescue dog in Scotland is on a mission to lose almost half his body weight.

When Alfie, an eight-year-old Collie cross, was brought in to Dogs Trust Glasgow rehoming centre six weeks ago he weighed in at an incredible 41kg (6.45st), around the same weight as a twelve year old child.

Happy Birthday Alfie!

Here's a video to make you smile -Alfie the dog who nearly didn't survive due to a serious heart problem has reached his first birthday. You can read Alfie's story in his blog and Emma the kind and devoted woman who rescued and got him the treatment he needed has contributed an article to the DogCast Radio article section.

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Recommended reading

Do you have blogs that you like to follow? Well obviously, in addition to this one! There are various ones that I like to check in with regularly, and I thought I'd share some with you.

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209 - Where the Lost Dogs Go and life saving surgery on a dog

In this episode, we have an interview with bestselling author Susannah Charleson about her latest book, Where the Lost Dogs Go A Story of Love, Search, and the Power of Reunion, a moving exploration of the world of missing dogs. We also hear from Soft Tissue & Orthopaedic Veterinary Senior Surgeon, Rosario Vallefuoco, about the life savingsurgery he carried out on a desperately injured puppy. Plus there's the DogCast Radio News, with all the dog related news stories you need.

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.