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Mutts

Acclaimed photographer Olivia Pritchard is using her new fine art coffee table book “MUTTS” to help animal rescues and inspire more people to adopt these lovely creatures.

Dog Days

Dog Days: Life in Lockdown with Olive & Mabel by British sports commentator and bestselling author Andrew Cotter is a behind the scenes look at his loyal dog companions, Olive and Mabel, from the highs and lows in lockdown and their rise to internet stardom.

257 - Sit Stay Heal and RAD

Dogs helping humans and humans helping dogs - the circle of dog human life. Dr. Renee Alsarraf fought cancer on her canine patients' behalf for over two decades, before finding herself in a personal fight. RAD Assistance Dogs is a charity which trains people with mental health disability impairment to train their own dog as their assistance dogs. In this podcast you can hear a celebration of the dog human bond.

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RAD Assistance Dogs

RAD Assistance Dogs helps people with MHDI train their own dog as their assistance dog.

Sit Stay Heal

Sit, Stay, Heal shares Dr Renee Alsarraf's experiences helping her canine patients beat cancer, as well as her own personal fight with the disease.

Renee Alsarraf

Renee Alsarraf had to fight cancer for herself and her dog. (c) Joseph Frazz

Kobe

Four-year-old German shepherd cross Kobe (pictured) was brought overseas as a puppy before moving to the UK. He was taken in by Stubbington Ark, Hampshire, and has been waiting over a year for his forever home. He can be reactive towards strangers and dogs so needs continued training. He has formed close bonds with our staff and acts like a big puppy around them. He loves toys, cuddles on the sofa and playing new games and learning tricks.

Joe and Zac

RSPCA Birmingham Animal Centre is hoping to find a special home for a pair of beautiful Alaskan Malamutes who have been in their care for 18 months. Six-year-old Joe and eight-year-old Zac had been living as part of a large pack at a site in Wales and have never lived inside a home before. They’d like a home without other pets or children and ideally would go to someone with experience of the breed. They are big boys (at more than 30kg each) and have big hearts with lots of love to give to the right people.

Jake

Ten-year-old German Shepherd Jake has spent almost two years waiting for his forever home at RSPCA Southridge Animal Centre, Hertfordshire. He’s a sweet, affectionate boy who loves sitting with you for cuddles and going on long walks. He’s described as ‘everybody’s best friend’ but can be a little nervous of other dogs which causes him to bark so he’s looking for a home with experienced owners who can help him moving forwards.

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258 - Andrew Cotter Olive and Mabel and celebrating Mutts

Sports broadcaster Andrew Cotter made charming videos of his two Labrador dogs Olive and Mabel, which kept us smiling in lockdown and beyond. He talks to Julie about Dog Days, the book he has written about the ups and downs of life with his dogs, and their rise to social media stardom. Photographer Olivia Pritchard loves mutts - mystery mixed breeds as she puts it - and has created a stunning fine art coffee table book in celebration of them. She talks about her experiences meeting the dogs that feature in the book, and about her own rescue dog.

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.