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Scott and Phoebe

Scott and his beloved Phoebe.

Scott with his dogs

Scott credits his dogs with helping him through his health problems.

Scott Watkins

Scott Watkins' dogs helped him through a heart attack.

Kia and Aaron

Kia was eventually signed over by her owner and adopted by Sarah and Nathaniel Maples, and their son Aaron, from Leicestershire.

Kia in her new home

Kia was eventually signed over by her owner and adopted by Sarah and Nathaniel Maples, and their son Aaron, from Leicestershire.

Fiji

Retired police dog has been nominated for an Autarky Hardest Working Dogs award.

Cat Caffi

Lynda Joyce-Jones is aiming to open a Cat Caffi in Caernarfon which will be none for profit all the money we make will go into opening a fully independently run veterinary practice, and will also seek to support two local rescue's Anglesey & District Feline Support & Rescue and Freshfields Animal Rescue (Wales).

Beware chocolate!

Narla nearly died after she ate 500g of chocolate and raisins. Vet charity PDSA is warning owners this World Chocolate Day.

Chocolate is toxic to dogs!

A seven-month-old German Shepherd from Barnsley who needed life-saving treatment after gorging on a lethal dose of dark chocolate and raisins has been saved – thanks to PDSA vets.

Thin Blue Paw Foundation Finn

The Thin Blue Paw Foundation – a national welfare charity that supports and celebrates working and retired police dogs – is hosting its inaugural awards this year and is looking for inspirational tails of bravery and heart-warming stories of dogs who have dedicated their lives to keeping the public safe.

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236 - drowning dog rescue by brave teenager

When Charlie the Shih Tzu got into trouble in the water, brave teenager Connor waded out into the water to rescue him. But Connor couldn't swim. Charlie's distraught owner watched on in horror, her disabilities preventing her form entering the water herself. As Connor got hold of Charlie and fought to get back to land, dog and teenager bobbed up and down in the water.

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.