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Dog tied to fence in rain on New Year set to celebrate first Christmas with loving new family

A dog who was left tied to a fence in the cold and rain in Kent in the New Year will be spending his first Christmas with his loving new family.

George was found on January 8 after he was left outside the RSPCA Medway West Branch centre in Chatham - which was closed at the time.

He was found by a kind-hearted member of the public who rescued him and took him to a local vet.

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George with his new owners

A dog who was left tied to a fence in the cold and rain in Kent in the New Year will be spending his first Christmas with his loving new family.

Home for Christmas: happy ending after Teddy attacked and left with broken ribs

Teddy, a four-year-old Shar Pei, who was thrown over a fence and left with multiple untreated rib fractures for several weeks after being assaulted by his owner, has been given the best Christmas present he could wish for - a loving new home.

Staff at the RSPCA’s Preston and District branch rehoming centre have spent 14 months rehabilitating Teddy, who was so scared of his former owner he used to shake in fear and defecate in the house.

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Teddy

Teddy, a four-year-old Shar Pei, who was thrown over a fence and left with multiple untreated rib fractures for several weeks after being assaulted by his owner, has been given the best Christmas present he could wish for - a loving new home.

Can you grant Miss Pickles' Christmas wish? Emergency appeal for dog's life-saving surgery

Miss Pickles needs major surgery to help her breathe properly

The RSPCA is appealing for funds to pay for life-saving surgery for a bulldog who collapses because she can’t get enough air into her airways.

Miss Pickles is an eight-year-old British bulldog who arrived at RSPCA Halifax, Huddersfield, Bradford & District Branch when her owner could no longer take care of her.

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Miss Pickles' appeal

The RSPCA is appealing for funds to pay for life-saving surgery for a bulldog who collapses because she can’t get enough air into her airways.

Miss Pickles is an eight-year-old British bulldog who arrived at RSPCA Halifax, Huddersfield, Bradford & District Branch when her owner could no longer take care of her.

Miss Pickles

The RSPCA is appealing for funds to pay for life-saving surgery for a bulldog who collapses because she can’t get enough air into her airways.

Miss Pickles is an eight-year-old British bulldog who arrived at RSPCA Halifax, Huddersfield, Bradford & District Branch when her owner could no longer take care of her.

Meet the marvelous mutts looking for a miracle this Christmas

Could you make one of these mongrels’ wishes come true and give a dog a home this National Mutt Day?

We love all dogs of every shape, size, age and breed. And we have a real soft spot for our wonderful crossbreeds, mongrels and mutts.

This National Mutt Day (2 December), the RSPCA is celebrating all of the wonderful crossbreeds in its care, and is urging adoptobers to consider giving a Heinz 57 dog a new home this Christmas.

Charlie

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Sam

Rottweiler cross Sam came into our care when he broke his leg in an accident and his owners couldn’t take care of him. The one-year-old spent a few months recovering and is now looking for a lovely new home. He was quite traumatised when he first arrived and was terrified of being handled but he’s now gaining confidence and he’s learned to be very sociable with people and other dogs. He absolutely loves to play football and has lots of energy so he’d like a fun, active home where he’ll go on lots of adventures.

Molly and Toffee

Ten-year-old crossbreed Molly and nine-year-old Jack Russell terrier Toffee have lots of energy and are looking for an adult-only home together. Molly is in good health and Toffee has epilepsy which requires medication. Poor Molly can be a little unsure around new people so is hoping for a calm, patient owner who can take things slow. She loves to play ball and would like a secure garden to play in. Toffee loves to be with you (preferably on your lap!) and adores cuddles and fuss but does, therefore, find it difficult being left home alone.

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247 - Can you have a dog and work?

Can you have a dog and work? Of course you can - but possibly not with every dog. In this podcast we hear from a breeder who doesn't home her puppies to owners who work, leaving the home empty all day. We also hear from an owner and breeder who works and keeps her dogs happy. If there's no ultimate wrong or right, how do we ensure our dogs are happy? Plus we celebrate breeders who care about their dogs - as opposed to "greeders" who churn our puppies purely for money.

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.