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Amanda Holden and Dermot O'Leary urge the public to rescue a Battersea dog or cat

Amanda Holden and Dermot O'Leary have joined Battersea Dogs & Cats Home to urge the public to adopt rescue animals.

Britain's Got Talent star Amanda, who has been a Battersea Ambassador for five years, and X Factor host Dermot, who rehomed a Battersea kitten earlier this year, encouraged those searching for a new pet to adopt a dog or cat in need.


Battersea auctions walkies with the stars

Battersea Dogs & Cats Home is offering a walk in the park with a top Hollywood movie star, an international supermodel, or a stroll with a chart-topping singer with an incredible eBay auction offering bidders the money can’t buy experience of going on a dog walk with some of the UK’s biggest names from stage, screen, and catwalk.


Amanda Holden unveiled as new Battersea Ambassador

British actress, theatre star and TV presenter Amanda Holden has become an Ambassador for Battersea Dogs & Cats Home, pledging her continuing support for the world-famous animal charity.

The Britain’s Got Talent judge, proud owner of a Yorkie-Russell cross called Rudie and cat Muffy, visited the iconic south London rescue on Monday 30 September and enjoyed a waggy tailed welcome from some of the Home’s 450 canine residents.


Paul O'Grady and Amanda Holden at the Battersea Ball

The UK’s glitterati dazzled at the premier event on London’s social calendar, The Battersea Dogs & Cats Home’s Collars & Coats Gala Ball 2012 on Thursday, 8th November at Battersea Evolution in London. Here are Paul O'Grady and Amanda Holden.


274 - Crufts 2024 and can dog friendly be neurodivergent friendly?

In this episode Julie and Jenny go to Crufts 2024 and Michelle Foulia explores whether dog friendly can be neurodivergent friendly too. Plus the problems the French Bulldog faces, and how our dogs are good for our neurobiology!

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.