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Loneliest dogs at Battersea have their say - thanks to children


Primary school children are helping to give some of Battersea Dogs & Cats Home’s loneliest dogs a voice.
Battersea’s four loneliest residents have been constantly overlooked, so the world-famous shelter has enlisted some young helpers to get them noticed.
Children, aged six to eight, have put themselves in these dogs’ paws and written ‘when they grow up’ pictures and letters from the dogs’ perspectives.
Meet the Battersea dogs, dreaming of a grown-up life beyond kennel walls…

Neo

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Sally

Sweet Sally is a lovely-natured Greyhound who finds life in the kennels stressful, and copes much better when she’s kennelled with one of her Greyhound friends.

Neo

Neo has one of the saddest stories of any dog in Battersea.

Kezzie

Seven-year-old Collie-cross Kezzie sometimes finds life scary and overwhelming, and often needs Battersea staff’s reassurance to show her that there’s no monster under the bed.

Indie

One-year-old Staffie Indie was a much-loved pet, but sadly her owners’ circumstances changed and they were no longer able to look after her.

Quirky Clyde needs a home after 2 years in kennels


Sweet terrier spends two years in kennels and is now ready for a new family!

Curious Clyde is on the look-out for a very special home to call his own.

This sweet five-year-old terrier cross has been in RSPCA kennels for two years while his former owner was investigated and prosecuted for animal welfare offences.

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Terrier cross needs home after 2 years in kennels

Curious Clyde is on the look-out for a very special home to call his own.

Clyde needs a home after 2 years in kennels

Curious Clyde is on the look-out for a very special home to call his own.

Nearly time for Hounds on the Heath 2017


Paws at the ready as The Mayhew Animal Home is set to hold one of the best dog shows of the summer on Sunday July 16th.

Hounds on the Heath will be taking place on Hampstead Heath from 11am until 4pm and will bring together an exciting mix of stalls, activities and entertainment for two-legged and four-legged visitors.

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251 - grappling with dog issues and guess the dog news story

In this podcast, Julie and Jenny grapple with the dog issues of the day - they discuss some popular google searches anyway. Plus play guess how the dog story ends. So what happened to the dog with cancer in his leg, and the dog who failed as an explosives sniffer dog? Plus will I see my dog in heaven, where should my dog sleep, should my dog wear a coat, does my dog need a seat belt. Pick up some science on the way - what are R&K species?

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.