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Puppy and kitten who think they’re sisters find a home

A puppy and kitten that were hand-reared at Battersea Dogs & Cats Home Old Windsor and so close they thought they were sisters have found a home together thanks to a family from Essex.

Jack Russell puppy Buttons and her feline friend Kitty became famous around the world for their close bond. Battersea’s Old Windsor centre, where the pair were cared for, was flooded with calls from people as far afield as America wishing to offer the duo a loving new home.

But it was the Read family from Colchester, Essex who were able to adopt the pair after seeing Buttons and Kitty’s remarkable story on the Battersea website. The animal lovers have lots of experience with pets and


Jess and Worthy

Terrier cross, Worthy, and Spaniel cross Jess are an adorable pair who would love a place to play ball. These eight-year-olds love to keep active and are tennis ball fanatics! This keen to please, cuddly pair would love a home where they can exercise and have fun with their new owners.

Tye and Cassie

Tye and Cassie are two adorable 11-year-old Collie crosses who are looking for a comfortable home where they can live out the 'good life' together. They are missing their home comforts and would love to potter around in the garden. They would prefer an adult only home.

Will and Kate

11-year-old crossbreed, Will, is a handsome, confident boy who looks after his ‘other half’ Kate, a pretty Yorkie. Will and Kate are as inseparable as their royal namesakes and are hoping to continue their lifelong friendship in a new home. They would love a quiet home with someone who can take them on gentle walks.

New: Give a Dog a Home campaign

I've just been contacted by Kloe Jobling who is trying to make a difference to dogs in her area. Sounds like a great idea to me. Here's more info about the Give a Dog a Home campaign:
Introducing: Give a Dog a Home

Tails of abandoned dogs in Sunderland are set to start wagging thanks to a local campaign.

‘Give a Dog a Home’ aims to encourage Sunderland residents to consider adopting a dog from a local shelter instead of buying a puppy.


Buddy; my knight in shining black fur

Sometimes when I go into the bathroom and there's a big spider which takes me by surprise I scream. Sometimes when I'm hanging washing on the line in the garden a bee will buzz very close to my ear, and I will scream. At these times it is wonderful to know that while the rest of my family are rolling their eyes, muttering under their breath and basking in their sense of their own superiority, there is one in my household on whom I can rely.


Two dogs at Dogs Trust in need of special homes

I've received the following two appeals from Dogs Trust in the last few days. These two dogs really need a loving new owner to look after them. Could you help?

Dogs Trust Darlington’s Urgent Rehoming Appeal



If you think that Goofy could be the dog for you or you are interested in any of the other canine residents of Dogs Trust Roden then please contact the Rehoming Centre on 01952 770225 or visit

Some doggy mothers looking for new homes

p>On Mothers Day, spare a thought for some doggy mothers who need forever homes:


Devoted doggy-mums are in need of paw-fect homes


On Sunday 14th March mums across the country will be eagerly awaiting cards, gifts and flowers; sadly no one will be sending tokens of love to these three doggy-mums.



Nessa, a little 4year old Terrier type was also found as a pregnant stray; she gave birth to her litter only days ago and has instantly taken to motherhood. This little dog has already given so much love to her brood, and will soon be looking for someone to give her all the love and attention she so deserves.


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.