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Hillary Harper

Hillary Harper is the author of 1-2-3 A deep breath for me.

Sarah Loveland and Roobi

Roobi the kangaroo loved to leap and chase. Having a front leg removed did not not change this in anyway. Her love for a tennis ball and chasing her pals continued.


Poodle cross Elsie was taken in by RSPCA Sussex North & Brighton Branch after she was abandoned, tied up at the gates of the Brighton Animal Centre in Patcham, on 3 February.

Enquiries made by RSPCA officers traced her previous owner and her microchip showed she’d been imported into the UK from Spain, possibly as a rescued street dog. Her previous owners hadn’t been able to cope with her health problems and tests soon revealed that she was suffering from leishmaniasis.


Five-year-old mastiff Big Moose [pictured above] weighs more than 60kg (132lb) and has been waiting at the RSPCA’s Stubbington Ark, in Hampshire, since July 2022 for a new home. He’s a big boy with a big heart and the team caring for him describe him as a “gentle giant with a sweet nature who thinks he’s a lap dog - despite his size!”


She’s a beautiful dog who weighs in at 43.5kg (96lb) and has ‘bear-sized paws’ is looking for a knowledgeable owner to give her a chance to thrive. She needs her own space and would struggle in a home where she didn’t have space to spread out.


Despite his size, he’s a gentle and loving dog who loves spending time with people and enjoys playing with other big dogs. He’s looking for a family with older children and an owner who has experience with big dogs and can help with his training. He’d love a big garden so he can have fun outside.


Nina may be a big girl at 50kg (110lbs) but she’s also got a big heart; she’s very sweet and loves affection from the people she knows and trusts. You soon become her best friend after some fun games with her favourite toys and some treats!

Chloe Cavoodle and Crufts or Bust

Episode 275 features Chloe Cavoodle and the first chapter of Crufts or Bust.

Chloe Cavoodle

Chloe Cavooodle is an assistance dog to Liana Olshansky.


Liana and Chloe

Chloe Cavoodle and Liana.



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.