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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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'You can teach an old dog new tricks': Deaf sheepdog given up by owner learns sign language to continue rounding up livestock

Working collie relinquished to RSPCA after losing her hearing learns sign language so she can continue doing the job she loves!

A collie who ended up in rescue when she lost her hearing and could no longer work has learned sign language so she can continue rounding up livestock.

Eight-year-old working collie Peggy was signed over to an RSPCA officer in December 2018 when her previous owners could no longer keep her.

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Pets play important role in easing children's loneliness and stress intensified by virtual schooling in lockdown

● New survey highlights social, emotional and academic benefits for children during remote learning
● 83% of parents believe a pet helped their child feel less lonely and 73% felt their pet reduced stress caused by isolation away from classmates
● 9 in 10 parents reveal their pet has positively impacted their child’s home-schooling experience
● As schools return, 80% believe pet interaction should continue in-person

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Protect your pets from chocolate this Easter

Easter is right around the corner and for those who are home and stocked up with chocolate goodies, Blue Cross pet charity is asking for pet owners to remember the dangers of chocolate and raisins after seeing numerous pets affected in its animal hospitals every year.

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243 - Positive Pet Project and Lance A Spirit Unbroken

Jon Garstang is an animal shelter expert who is spearheading the first ever national initiative in Greece to teach children the value of relationships with animals. Walter Stoffel describes himself as having survived the rescue of Lance, a border Collie with issues. Two inspiring dog advocates.

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.