Archive for the ‘Rehoming’ Category

Introducing rabbits Reggie and Flossie

Rabbits Reggie and Flossie living side by side  © RSPCA

Branch manager Susie Hughes and adopter Heather Pinchien share their story of bonding rabbits Reggie and Flossie.

Heather originally fostered Reggie for the RSPCA Manchester and Salford branch after he was removed by RSPCA inspectors from a multi animal household. Reggie had been kept in poor conditions and had only been fed bread – not a suitable diet for a bunny.

At around three months old Reggie was very tiny and had clearly failed to thrive. Nonetheless his loving … continue reading ››

Dog training: it’s time to be more positive

Irish red setter being trained using positive techniques © RSPCA

With Crufts behind us again for another year, RSPCA chief scientific officer and dog trainer Dr Julia Wrathall looks back at some of the highlights and lowlights from this year’s show.

My role as chief scientific officer involves overseeing the RSPCA’s work on a huge range of species and welfare issues, including, of course, dogs. In my spare time I’m a dog training instructor with Billingshurst Dog Training Club, so experience first-hand how people think about and treat their … continue reading ››

You can teach an old dog new tricks!

Sammy jumping © Jennifer Whitten

Why dog agility can be great for you as well as your four-legged friend…

The old myth goes: ‘You can’t teach an old dog new tricks’. But it couldn’t be further from the truth.

In fact, you can teach an old dog new tricks, as well as new skills, new habits, and even new jobs.

The RSPCA rescues, rehabilitates and rehomes thousands of dogs every year and many of those go on to achieve all sorts of wonderful things from … continue reading ››