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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.

Snoop and Bryn

Snoop (left) a 13year old Collie type came into Dogs Trust’s Merseyside Rehoming Centre with her son, six year old son Bryn (right). These two are incredibly attached, and must be rehomed together – this means double the responsibility, but double reward.

Bea the Beagle

Bea the Beagle was found wandering the streets of Ballymena as a heavily pregnant stray; she recently gave birth to seven delightful puppies. The stress became too much for poor Bea, who fell ill - staff were concerned for the pups and considered hand rearing them. However, Bea, ever the devoted mum looked after them dutifully throughout her illness and made a full recovery.

Can you sponsor James?

Someone who is going to be busy raising money for charity os James Hewitt who is doing a sponsored walkies-athon! Here are the details:



Darlington dog lover James Hewitt is planning to raise money for his local Dogs Trust rehoming centre by going for the ultimate walkies next month.



What are you doing for Valentine's Day?

Here's a nice idea from Dogs Trust:

Sponsor a Dogs Trust rescue dog this Valentine’s Day

Faithful, really cute and remembers to send you a Valentine’s card. No, it’s not your knight in shining armour, but a Dogs Trust sponsor dog looking for the perfect partner this February 14th.


Partially blind and deaf puppy needs a loving home

p>I've just received the email below from Dogs Trust. If anyone could offer Ivy a home the contact information is at the bottom of the text. What a poor little pup - hope she finds someone special to love her. Here's the email:

Staff at Dogs Trust Darlington, Co Durham, have launched an urgent appeal to dog lovers in the North East to foster a beautiful, partially blind and deaf puppy in their care.

Ivy, a white Whippet cross, was born at the rehoming centre in October. While the three month old pup’s six siblings have found homes, little Ivy was not so lucky.


How not to buy from puppy farms

Puppy farms or mills exploit dogs and inflict dreadful suffering on them in the process. There is no justification for buying from a puppy farm - it doesn't rescue dogs, it just lines the pockets of unscrupulous people. So how do you make sure you don't give your money to a puppy farmer? Dogs Trust has advice:



A seasonal message from Dogs Trust

It's a slogan that is repeated each year, but sadly it needs repeating:

A reminder that “A dog is for Life, Not just for Christmas®”
Thirty one years on from the birth of its famous slogan “A dog is for life, not just for Christmas® Dogs Trust, which has 18 Rehoming Centres in the UK and Ireland, is bracing itself for another busy Christmas. 



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.