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Giant puppy seeks forever home

A gentle giant is looking for a loving new home with space for him!

Eleven-month-old St Bernard Odin weighs more 62kg - the same as a cougar! - and stands at 1m tall, towering over his friends at RSPCA Bath Cats and Dogs Home.

Despite his size and stature, he’s a very shy boy who can be nervous around new people and finds men particularly scary.

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Help dogs adjust to Covid-19 face masks

More and more people are wearing masks out in public and, with new rules in place for certain public spaces, the RSPCA is offering dog owners tips on how to get their pets used to these new face coverings.

Since 15 June, in England, everyone travelling on public transport must wear a face covering and, in Wales, a three-layer covering is recommended where physical distancing is not possible.

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Marley gets into a stick-y situation

A five-year-old Jack Russell cross narrowly dodged death thanks to charity vets after becoming impaled on stick during a game of fetch.

Following the incident, vet charity PDSA is warning dog owners to avoid throwing sticks after Marley was left with life-threatening injuries.

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Help your dog adjust when you go back to work after lockdown

As some return to work, RSPCA issues advice to dog owners to help their pets adjust

The RSPCA is urging dog owners to prepare their pets for their return to work and a change to their lockdown routine.

For many of us, life has changed significantly during the Covid-19 lockdown - and it’s also changed for our dogs. When the restrictions are lifted, we will have to adjust again to returning to our normal routines. And our dogs will too.

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RSPCA receives 40 abandonment reports a day during coronavirus lockdown


More than 1,600 reports of abandoned animals to RSPCA since lockdown began
The RSPCA has received more than 1,600 reports of abandoned animals across England & Wales since lockdown began - that’s 40 a day.

The charity has released the figures as part of its emergency appeal, launched to keep its rescue teams out on the road during the Coronavirus crisis and continuing to rescue animals most in need.

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Not just a one-trick pony! RSPCA rescue dog does 2.6 challenge to encourage animal lovers to take part

Tod the rescue dog showed the world his repertoire of 26 tricks - including ringing a bell - to encourage animal lovers to take part in the 2.6 challenge and raise much-needed funds for the animal welfare charity.

The week-long challenge kicked off yesterday (Sunday 26 April) when the London Marathon would have held its 40th annual event and is asking participants to do a challenge around the number 2.6 or 26.

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Dog tied up in church with heartbreaking letter from former owner

‘My dog means the world to me and I don’t know what else to do… I hope he can be found a new home he deserves’

A dog was found tied up inside a Blackpool church with a heartbreaking note from his former owner that said: ‘I love you and I’m so so so sorry’.

RSPCA inspector Will Lamping was called to Sacred Heart Church, Talbot Road, after a brindle and white Staffie cross was found tied up next to the altar with a hand-written note.

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Puppy New Year for Staffie cross cuties

Jasmine, Jack, Jonny, Jacob and Jenson will be ready to find paw-fect new homes at the beginning of 202

Five adorable, playful and mischievous puppies have been keeping RSPCA staff busy over the Christmas holiday.
Six-week-old Staffie cross pups Jasmine, Jack, Jonny, and Jenson arrived at the RSPCA’s Millbrook Animal Centre, in Chobham, Surrey, on 11 December.

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Dogs vs. Elf on the Shelf

A little howliday cheer from @SurfDogRicochet!

Dogs vs. Elf on the Shelf
Hilarious photos document the battle!

Surf Dog Ricochet and her kid sister Cori have been battling Elf on the Shelf with a prank war for many years. They've tried many things to get rid of him, but they haven't been successful yet. Photo evidence can be seen below!

This elf is toast!

Need anything shredded?

Pie in the face

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Two puppies dumped with their dead siblings will spend their first Christmas in forever homes

Two Cockapoo puppies who were found dumped in a cage and huddled asleep on top of the bodies of their dead siblings have had their lives turned around after being rescued.

Bramble and Crumble were just six-weeks-old when they were found abandoned in a cage behind an old sofa and surrounded by rubble, a wheelbarrow and discarded ladders, in a remote barn in Gorefield, Cambridgeshire.

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247 - Can you have a dog and work?

Can you have a dog and work? Of course you can - but possibly not with every dog. In this podcast we hear from a breeder who doesn't home her puppies to owners who work, leaving the home empty all day. We also hear from an owner and breeder who works and keeps her dogs happy. If there's no ultimate wrong or right, how do we ensure our dogs are happy? Plus we celebrate breeders who care about their dogs - as opposed to "greeders" who churn our puppies purely for money.

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.