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Episode 227 - Spike the Wonder Dog and Pampered Pets


Released Sat December 12, 2020
Length: 0:55:36
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Spike the Wonder Dog as told to Bill Boggs

If you like dogs and fun, The Adventure of Spike the Wonder Dog as Told to Bill Boggs is just what you’re looking for! In this interview, Bill tells how “fiction’s funniest canine” came into being. Really this book is a rom-com, because it’s a love story between a dog and his master. And isn’t that what life should be? – a love story between you and your dog?

Bill Boggs is an Emmy Award-winning TV talk show host and producer, an author and professional speaker. You can find out more about him at his Bill Boggs website and at the Bill Boggs TV You Tube channel. You can buy Spike the Wonder Dog as Told to Bill Boggs at and at

Pampered Pets Outrageous Owners with Helen Brunton

When Helen Brunton became a pet sitter, she had no idea how much she'd enjoy it. Nor did she imagine the adventures, crazy requests and unusual experiences she'd encounter. Here, she talks about some of the larger than life people her job brought her into contact with, as well as some of the animals.

You can find out more about Helen and Pampered Pets Outrageous Owners at the Helen Brunton author Facebook page,

If you'd like to write about your dog - or your doggy job - but you're not sure how to get started, get in touch. We're thinking about setting a group up to help support each other.

DogCast Radio News

The DogCast Radio News has all the dog news you might otherwise miss. This time it features the fantastic news that the Netherlands has become the first country to have no stray dogs - but how did they do it? Plus there's the latest research into sharing your bed with your dog, and how good dogs are at distinguishing between words. And there's the Labrador who swallowed a safety pin, the rescue dog who became a model, and the Australian dog who got in to trouble at the beach.


277 - Tripawd Superdogs, GB Senior Agility World Championship Team, Tuk's Law and the escapee kitten saved by a dog

In a bumper, bonanza, bulging at the seams episode, hear the inspiring story of the Tripawd Superdogs inspired by photographer Sarah Loveland's own three legged dog. History in the making, as the first British team enters the Senior Agility World Championships. Tuk’s Law campaigns to stop dogs and other pets being put down without the owner's knowledge. Daisy the escapee kitten was saved by a search and rescue dog, and her story is worthy of a Disney movie!

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.