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Celebrities team up to launch Dogs Trust's Christmas Campaign

Ella Eyre, Johnny Vegas, Mel Giedroyc and Rebecca Adlington feature in the charity’s ‘A Dog is for Life, not just for Christmas’ video

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Dogs Trust, the UK’s largest dog welfare charity, has teamed up with some of the nation’s most famous faces to launch their iconic campaign, ‘A Dog is For Life, Not Just For Christmas’, following a year of ludicrous excuses offered up by dog owners when giving up their pets to Dogs Trusts 20 rehoming centres across the UK.

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RSPCA rescues animals abandoned at Christmas

Busy festive period for charity despite abandonments at lowest in five years.

The RSPCA has rescued hundreds of animals, from guinea pigs to a ferret, which were abandoned during the festive period.

Officers at Britain’s biggest animal charity were on duty throughout Christmas and the New Year when they were called upon to rescue animals that also included chinchillas, cats and dogs.

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Santa Paws is coming to town for Battersea’s Christmas Carol Concert

O Little Town of Battersea Dogs & Cats Home will be decking the halls with bow wows of holly for a carol concert yule be sorry to miss this December.

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Paul O’Grady’s four-legged guide to Christmas and the New Year

As the nation prepares to tuck into turkey and Brussels sprouts, dog-lover Paul O’Grady has teamed up with Battersea Dogs & Cats Home to give his top tips to ensure the country’s dogs and cats enjoy the fun-filled festivities.

Paul certainly knows how to plan a four-legged Christmas as he shares his home with six pigs, nine sheep, four owls, two goats, four dogs and an army of chickens. He will also be appearing in Paul O’Grady: For the Love of Dogs at Christmas at 6pm on Christmas Day on ITV1, which is filmed at Battersea.

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Episode 139 - 12 Dogs of Christmas and Canine First Aid

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Released Sat December 15, 2012
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Hear from Ken Kragen about the book and movie of The 12 Dogs of Christmas. Kerry Rhodes has canine first aid advice that could save your dog's life, plus the DogCast Radio News and a brand new Christmas fiction feature in which a puppy farmer is visited by three ghosts- but will it soften his heart?

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You’d better watch out…Paul O’Grady is coming to Battersea this Christmas!

Paul O’Grady and Battersea dogs will be bringing Christmas cheer to millions of households across the UK in an ITV1 special of Paul O’Grady: For the Love of Dogs.

The one hour Christmas special once more welcomes viewers into Battersea Dogs & Cats Home as dog loving presenter Paul O’Grady revisits the much loved animal charity and introduces a whole host of canine characters and new arrivals searching for a happy home.

Earlier this year viewers fell in love with Battersea when

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We Woof you a Merry Christmas!

Dogs Trust Shrewsbury hosts its annual Christmas Fayre

Staff at Dogs Trust Shrewsbury are feeling festive and getting into the Christmas spirit this year by hosting the centre’s annual Christmas Fayre on Sunday 25th November. The festive fun starts at 11.00am at the Rehoming Centre on Roden Lane Farm and finishes at 3.00pm.

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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.