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Bella

When five-year-old mastiff Bella arrived in RSPCA care in July 2020 she was severely underweight and malnourished. She had very bad skin - due to a flea infestation - and was anemic. Staff spent six months nursing Bella back to health but it was touch and go whether she’d pull through.

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Rancho Luna Lobos and Canine Partners.

Sled dog at Rancho Luna Lobos

At Rancho Luna Lobos dogs are listened to, and allowed to find happiness. They are dogs first, and sled dogs second.

Fernando Ramirez and his team

Fernando listens to his dogs, allows them freedom and treats them with kindness. He and Dana use dog sledding as a therapy for dogs at Rancho Luna Lobos.

Canine Partners Verlin with Fiona

Fiona with Canine Partner Verlin, who enables her to live independently.

Fiona and Verlin

Fiona and Canine Partner Verlin with her colleagues. Verlin enables Fiona to do the job she loves.

Anya

Gorgeous gentle giant Anya may only be a baby but she still tips the scales at 54.5kg and measures in at approximately 1m tall! The Tibetan mastiff has specific needs - due to her size - and is ideally looking for someone with experience of her breed, or someone who is prepared to do lots of research on what she’ll need in her new home.

She is loyal, affectionate, clever and strong-willed but can also be aloof and takes her time to get to know new people. She’ll need to meet her new adopters multiple times before she can go home.

Joe

Okay, so Joe isn’t actually a giant breed but his beautiful, fluffy coat makes him look like a rather large (and adorable!) bear! He was in a sorry state when he was rescued by RSPCA officers alongside 20 other husky type dogs; and was filthy, matted and had never had a bath or a brush.

Moose

Five-year-old German Shepherd Moose may look more like a wolf but he has the bravery of a mouse! This sweet lad weighs in at 44kg and is a very clever boy who loves to learn. He’s very active and enjoys going for long walks so is looking for a home that not only has space for him but can also keep up with him!

Rachel, Rico and Maisy

Rachel with her two dogs Rico and Maisy.

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253 - force free dog training and bake your own dog treats

Shannon Riley-Coyner is passionate about force free dog training, Tracey Voss is passionate about engaging with dog owners about the treats they feed their dog. Hear from two women who are improving pet welfare.

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.