Dog Stories

Raising Guide Dogs

On May 21st, 2015

Raising Guide Dogs

On May 21st, 2015

Karen Hayter from Guide Dogs NSW/ACT speaks with Kylie Baracz about what it is like to breed and raise pups for an important job.

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How K9 Nose Work changes lives

On May 20th, 2015

How K9 Nose Work changes lives

On May 20th, 2015

Kristie Bradfield discovers how K9 Nose Work has helped ease the mind of a cancer fighter and given a once-anxious pup more pep in his step.

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In 2014, the Brisbane Veterinary Specialist Centre celebrated a decade of treating sick and injured animals. Ben Nour speaks to founder Dr Rod Straw about the amazing work of the hospital, and what efforts are being made to find a cure for cancer. It might come as a surprise to some, but cancer is not […]

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A sweet Staffordshire Terrier had a lucky escape after he was saved by the crew of the Seawalker Green Island, writes Kylie Baracz. Back in March 2014, the Seawalker crew were carrying out their day–to–day duties 400 metres off the coast of Green Island, before they spotted a little dog struggling to stay afloat in […]

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Jet Cavoodle the therapy dog

On March 16th, 2015

Jet Cavoodle the therapy dog

On March 16th, 2015

Belinda Irvine, creator of MyOodle.com, speaks with Kylie Baracz about how it feels to spread joy through therapy. How long have you been working with dogs and how did you get started? My dog Jet Cavoodle is eight years old, though it wasn’t until recently (a year ago) that we started working voluntarily as a […]

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After her beloved Pomeranian passed away, Susan Short still visited the local Balmain dog park with a friend. She never thought this would lead to the community coming together and providing her with a new furry friend. Susan shares her story: For 17 years prior to 22 December 2012, I shared my life with a […]

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Saving retired Greyhounds

On March 11th, 2015

Saving retired Greyhounds

On March 11th, 2015

Every year thousands of Greyhounds are euthanised. Thankfully, through adoption programs, these retired racers can now find loving homes. Michele Tydd speaks to two couples who count their adopted Greyhounds as a special part of the family. When Harry met the Hacketts Harry the Greyhound earned a few places in his career as a racing […]

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Fourteen-year-old Brianna Gadeley opened her home and her heart to care for pets in need, writes Kylie Baracz. How long have you been involved with animals and how did you get started? I have been involved with and been passionate about animals all my life and I first started foster caring in October 2012. I […]

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Pet-friendly spots in Victoria

On January 19th, 2015

Pet-friendly spots in Victoria

On January 19th, 2015

Katie Cincotta takes a trip along the Great Ocean Road to some of the beautiful pet-friendly spots in Victoria. Your mission, if you choose to accept it, is to head to one of Victoria’s most spectacular coastlines, packed to the rafters with winter woollies (it’s cold down here!), canine tech toys, and of course your […]

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Simon Reeve’s tribute to Wolfie

On January 19th, 2015

Simon Reeve’s tribute to Wolfie

On January 19th, 2015

Simon Reeve, Channel Seven’s Million Dollar Minute host, talks with Kylie Baracz about his love of animals and the recent passing of his rescue dog Wolfie. Simon Reeve’s life with dogs started at 13 when his family adopted a Golden Retriever called Sasha who was, well, a typical Golden Retriever. “[Sasha was] good natured and […]

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