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Battersea Greyhounds just want a quiet life


These Battersea Dogs & Cats Home residents are content to spend their day snoozing away on a pile of pillows or snuggled beneath a blanket. They emerge only for a short burst of exercise before flopping back down to take a well-earned nap.

No, we’re not talking about our cats. Meet Battersea’s real couch potatoes: our gorgeous Greyhounds.

Each year, dozens of ex-racers come into Battersea in search of a home. Having spent their entire lives on the racing tracks, all they want is a bit of love – and some space to chill out.

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Sally the Greyhound

When given the choice between a snooze and a full-on workout Sally heads straight for the duvets. During her 75 days at Battersea, this three-year-old has witnessed her friends head off with their new families. Having decided that enough is enough, Sally and her friends and fellow Greyhounds, four-year-old Joe and one-year-old Snowdrop, occupied the sofa room at Battersea to show the world what they are all about – rest and relaxation.

Can you give double the love for this doggy duo?

Dogs Trust Shrewsbury Rehoming Appeal

Staff at Dogs Trust Shrewsbury are currently on the lookout for a loving home for a double doggy duo, who really are the best of friends and do everything together at the Rehoming Centre in the hope that they find a forever home together soon.

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Can Patch face his fears?

Agoraphobic Greyhound prepares for Battersea Old Windsor’s Easter Egg Hunt

A Greyhound that is petrified of the great outdoors is trying to be bold this Easter and challenge himself to Battersea Old Windsor’s Easter Egg Hunt on Sunday 5 April.

Four year old Patch has been in Battersea’s care for over 200 days – almost seven times longer than the average stay for a dog – and with his racing days behind him, he is now searching for a cracking family this Easter.

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Canine soul mates find love at Battersea

They may not have found a new home yet, but Chloe and Dale the Greyhounds have certainly found love at Battersea Dogs & Cats Home Old Windsor. The two abandoned dogs have become inseparable and now the charity is hoping to find them a home together where they can live happily ever after.

The canine couple arrived at Battersea separately under different circumstances. Six year old Dale arrived at Battersea Old Windsor after his racing career came to an end and was no longer wanted, while Chloe found herself at the charity as her owners could no longer care for her.

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Dale following Chloe

Dale following Chloe - they met at Battersea and are looking for a home together.

Dale and Chloe on a walk

Dale and Chloe enjoy a walk. They met at Battersea and are looking for a home together.

Dale and Chloe get festive

Dale and Chloe get festive as they wait for their new home together. They met at Battersea.

Chloe and Dale

Chloe and Dale in their kennel. They met at Battersea and are looking for a new home together.

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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.