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It's National Pet Month

This nationwide pet celebration gets underway this Wednesday (April 1) and runs until May 4, encouraging responsible pet ownership and helping to raise thousands of pounds for UK pet charities.

Now in its 26th year, National Pet Month has chosen the theme of Pets and the Elderly: enjoying later years together and will shine a light on the positive impact pets have on the elderly as well as highlighting the need for forever homes for older pets.


Have a Big Dogs Breakfast and help Dogs for the Disabled!

Did you know that May lots of people across the UK will be having a Big Dogs Breakfast and helping to raise money for Dogs for the Disabled? If you'd like to join in all the details you need are right here:
This May have a Big Dogs Breakfast and raise the most with coffee and toast
The most important meal of the day is getting even tastier! This May across the country friends, families and colleagues are getting together and holding Big Dogs Breakfasts to raise money for charity Dogs for the Disabled.


May Days

We've had some lovely long weekends during May thanks to Easter, May Day and the royal wedding, and we've made the most of it, getting out and about with our dogs. Thinking back over May they've had some very different experiences. We've all climbed to the top of the Stiperstones, where the air is clear and the view breath-taking, but we've also gone underground. When we visited the Snailbeach Mine, I had no idea they would be so dog friendly, but they assured us that as long as the dogs were happy, they were welcome to accompany us into the mine.

So off we set - Buddy and Star trotting along beside us,



275 - Controversial advice from Chloe Cavoodle: stop interactions with unknown dogs

Chloe Cavoodle is an assistance dog who posts all about her life in Sydney - her human, Liana, suggests we stop interactions with all strange dogs. Hear why! Plus hear the first chapter of Julie's book Crufts or Bust about Julie and Buddy's attempts to qualify for Crufts.

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.