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Collars and Coats Gala Ball

Hairstylist to the stars, Nicky Clarke ensures Battersea dogs are the best groomed hounds in town

Renowned celebrity and royal hair stylist, Nicky Clarke, preened and pampered Battersea Dogs & Cats Home’s rescue hounds into belles of the ball as he prepared them for their red carpet debut at the charity’s star-studded extravaganza, the Collars & Coats Gala Ball, on Thursday 7 November.


Battersea dogs take the lead role to recreate Hollywood’s iconic canine film posters

Dogs from Battersea Dogs & Cats Home have gone from rags to riches after following in the paw prints of some of Tinseltown’s most-loved canine movie characters.

Hounds from the world famous animal charity have been mimicking legendary movie star mutts as the Home gears up for its Hollywoof themed Collars & Coats Gala Ball on Thursday 7 November.


Gary Linekar

Gary Linekar attends Battersea Dogs & Cats Home’s annual Collars & Coats Gala Ball at Battersea Evolution on Thursday 8th November 2012, London, England (Photo by David Baird/Battersea Dogs & Cats Home)

Battersea Collars and Coats Gala Ball - news and photos

The Brit-fashion pack, celebrities and sporting sensations dazzle on the red carpet for
Battersea Dogs & Cats Home’s Collars & Coats Gala 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.

Leading names from the fashion fraternity, London 2012 Olympic heroes, society figures, esteemed television personalities and global music icons rubbed shoulders as they graced the star-studded red carpet for Battersea’s annual, fundraising gala to raise money for the much loved animal charity.



259 - Loving Edie and 101 Dogs

Meredith May had had dogs before but was not prepared for life with Golden Retriever Edie. She discusses her book Loving Edie, which their shared journey. Nicola Jane Swinney loves dogs, so much so that she's written a book about 101 Dogs, giving a quirky insight into their characteristics. Listen during the dog walk, or cuddled up on the couch with your canine.

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.