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Scottish Ministry of Defence Police officers take on fundraising challenge for canine charity

Eleven Ministry of Defence Police officers will be taking on an endurance challenge around Aberdeenshire in a bid to raise money for a national charity that supports retired police dogs.

PC Phil Duncan, 40, from Fraserburgh, is leading a team of fundraisers in a 12-hour fitness challenge to raise vital funds for the Thin Blue Paw Foundation, which supports and celebrates serving and retired police dogs across the UK.

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Love at first Sighthound

Move over Romeo and Juliet, step aside Bey and Jay, make way Harry and Meghan, there’s a new love story unfolding now. Meet TJ and Coral, a pair of rescue dogs who first crossed paths when they were both brought to Battersea’s Old Windsor centre at the start of the year, where they proceeded to fall in love. The striking couple have become so inseparable that staff at the leading recue charity are now searching for a loving home for them to go to together.

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Abandoned dog becomes first explosives search Staffie in UK and now protects Royal family at major events

Roxy was rescued by the RSPCA after being abandoned in 2017

An unwanted Staffie who was rescued by the RSPCA after being abandoned has transformed into a life-saving explosives search dog who protects the Royal family.

Five-year-old Roxy was rescued by RSPCA officers after being abandoned in 2017. She was taken in by the charity’s West Hatch Animal Centre, in Somerset.

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UK's loneliest dog desperate for home after more than TWO YEARS in kennels

RSPCA behaviourists have spent years working with Bob and want to find him a special home where he’ll finally have a family of his own

Bob has been dubbed the loneliest dog in the UK after spending most of his life in RSPCA care.

The three-year-old Presa Canaria cross arrived in RSPCA care in April 2019 after being found injured and straying. He has now been with the charity for 775 days; that’s more than TWO YEARS.

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RSPCA tips for keeping pets cool and comfortable as temperatures soar

Animal charity shares tips and tricks to make sure our pets are safe during this week’s June heatwave

As temperatures have soared this Bank Holiday weekend and look set to continue this week, the RSPCA offers advice, tips and DIY video tutorials to help pet owners keep their furry and feathered friends cool and comfortable.

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Sick dog found splattered in red paint ready to find new home

Lurcher Percy was underweight and diagnosed with parvovirus but pulled through and is now ready for a new start.

A dog found wandering around someone’s garden sick, underweight and splattered in red paint is ready for a fresh start.

RSPCA inspector Mel Fisher was called to Luton in March after a member of the public found the skinny dog wandering around in their garden.

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1 in 4 Brits will happily share bathroom with pet, new study shows


One in four Brits will happily share their bathroom with a pet, according to a new study by bathroom tile specialists Topps Tiles.

In the survey of bathroom habits, 25% of participants admitted to sharing their toilet time with an animal friend.

But are we getting too friendly with our pets? We asked dog expert Andrew Jones from Kennelstore to tell us about the pros and cons of letting animals share our bathroom space.

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Britain's loneliest dog spends 15 months in RSPCA care looking for a home

RSPCA behaviourists spent 15 months transforming this nervous dog into one who's full of life and now they need someone to provide the rural retreat she deserves.

The RSPCA has launched a special appeal to find a rural home for Bella the beagle and lurcher cross who has sadly waited more than 450 days in kennels to find her forever home.

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Explosive search dog who helped protect Royal Family now retired in the Devon countryside

Retired police dog Atos served in the Ministry of Defence Police for five years before retiring due to arthritis and a fear of travelling.

A military police dog who helped to protect the Royal Family during public events is enjoying a quiet retirement in Devon.

RPD Atos worked with his partner, PC Claire Addems, to keep members of the Royal Family and the public safe at large events. But the springer spaniel was forced to retire early after being diagnosed with a fear of travelling in the car and chronic arthritis.

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Alternative balloon race raises money to help animals in need

RSPCA Felledge is one of the centres who took part in the environmentally friendly fundraiser.

A virtual balloon race company has created an eco-friendly way to raise money for the RSPCA and other charities.

Eco Racing sees participants buying a ‘balloon’ for their chosen charity, decorating it how they wish and then sending it off on a virtual race.

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234 - Treat Everyone Like a Dog with Karen London

Trainer and behaviourist Karen London discusses her book, Treat Everyone Like a Dog: How a Dog Trainer's World View Can Improve Your Life. We know that positive training methods get the best results from our dogs - could positivity work with our friends and family? Karen says it does.

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.