Dog Desk TV - Man's Best Friend, A Dog's Life & Stray, Special Events, World Book Day & DDR Podcast.
Dog Desk TV is here!.
Visit Dog Desk Radio & hit the Dog Desk TV tab to access films concerning the things that matter to you.
Pets, wildlife & our planet.
You will be able to watch some films in their entirety & others will be in trailer format with descriptions & links to watch in online cinema on demand.
Dog Desk Radio mascot Albert engrossed in a thriller with Mummy & Daddy. He was trying to crack the plot & work out who the culprit was.
We have promoted him to head of programming because he is very obviously the best bloke for the job. We hope that big brother Bert will give him a paw every now & again from the bridge.
Stray - A Film By Elizabeth Lo
IN CINEMAS AND ON DEMAND
26 MARCH 2021
Through the eyes of three stray dogs wandering the streets of Istanbul, STRAY explores what it means to live as a being without status or security. As they search for food and shelter, Zeytin, Nazar and Kartal embark on inconspicuous journeys through Turkish society that allow us an unvarnished portrait of human life — and their own canine culture. Zeytin, fiercely independent, embarks on solitary adventures through the city at night; Nazar, nurturing and protective, easily befriends the humans around her; while Kartal, a shy puppy living on the outskirts of a construction site, finds refuge with the security guards who care for her. The disparate lives of Zeytin, Nazar and Kartal intersect when they each form intimate bonds with a group of young Syrians who share the streets with them. Whether they lead us into bustling streets or decrepit ruins, the gaze of these strays act as windows into the overlooked corners of society: women in loveless marriages, protesters without arms, refugees without sanctuary. The film is a critical observation of human civilization through the unfamiliar gaze of dogs and a sensory voyage into new ways of seeing.
Trailer available by clicking the Dog Desk TV tab on Dog Desk Radio station home page.
An audio interview will also be available shortly, follow us for updates. You can find links to our social media at the very bottom of this blog.
Film Makers Dig Deep Into The Lives Of Homeless Dogs In Romania & Bosnia
NOT TO BE MISSED!
Journalist Michael Bird collaborates with Ovidiu Dunel Stancu to bring you Man's Best Friend. They use guerrilla footage, interviews with leading experts and authorities, graphic images of capture and secret film of abuse, this is a raw look at all the sides in the battle over strays in Romania
Maria Sloughs documentary with actor and animal welfarist Peter Egan, and veterinary surgeon Roger Bralow, The Strays Of Sarajevo is about the plight of street dogs in Bosnia premiered at the European Parliament headquarters in Brussels in January 2018 with 'A Dog's Life - The Strays of Sarajevo.
Both currently available to watch on the Dog Desk Radio station home page.
There is also a fascinating interview with Michael & Ovidiu. Michelle chats to them about the root cause of the stray dog population in Romania, solutions that have been implemented, whether or not Romania still needs our help & their amazing real life documentary.
You can follow Man's Best Friend on Facebook here
Ovidiu is on Instagram here You can also find two short pieces from Michael & Ovidiu, Canine Therapy: Training Romanian Strays to Help Children & Tarzan & Pamela on Dog Desk TV here
Safeguarding The Health Of Travelling Pets
Last week we hosted our first special event on Dog Desk Radio.
A set of interviews from amazing people regarding the health of travelling pets.
Cat The Vet & Daniella Dos Santos speaking on behalf of the BVA explained to us why it is important that we travel responsibly with our dogs. They told us about the nasties our dogs can pick up & how these lurgies can pose serious health risks to not just them but other dogs & humans too.
Eve Moore from Underdog International talks to listeners about her fantastic organisation including its rescue programme in Cyprus & Romania.
The Dogs Trust discusses the welfare of dogs coming in to the UK & their campaign against puppy smuggling.
Justice For Reggie bravely recall the day their 12 week old puppy died from parvovirus & how they believe Reggie was a victim of puppy smuggling.
Dr Aurelain Stefan from Romania Animal Rescue tells us exactly what life is like for dogs living on the streets of Romania, the hospital that helps people in poverty care for their dogs & the 85,000 spay & neuters that have been performed to tackle the increasing population.
Available via an on demand player on the Dog Desk Radio home page from 6th March for a limited time.
World Book Day 2021.
Dog Desk Radio top picks for World Book Day 2021
Jaspers Story written by two of DDR's favourite people Jill Robinson & Marc Bekoff
Suitable for children 6 - 9 years
One Of The Family written by Nicky Campbell with a little help from Maxwell.
Both available from Amazon.
Michelle will be reviewing both books for you in her new show Dog Desk Radio Reviews 6.30am every morning on Dog Desk Radio.
Dog Desk Radio's Podcasts Are On The Move!
We are moving our Dog Desk Radio podcasts away from podcast streaming platforms & hosting them ourselves.
They will still be available to a worldwide audience as they do not contain music.
You will find the RSS feed on the podcast homepage, the address for the feed is https://www.dogdeskradio.com/4/feed
Our podcasts can now be found here https://www.dogdeskradio.com/podcast
Thank you so very much for your continued support of our community, we are truly grateful for every listen, read & watch that you generously give us.
Look out for next weeks newsletter which introduces the Dog Desk Radio Animal Awards 2021 & a brand new forum for you to connect, make new friends & tell us what you think.
Michelle, Joe, Dale, Bert, Albert, Sid, Merlin, Ripley, Echo, Medina, Bella & Tigger
Introducing The Dog's Frolics With Joe Nutkins
Dog Desk Radio is super proud to welcome dog trainer, broadcaster & writer Joe Nutkins to the station.
Joe is a familiar, friendly face to many listeners, well known in the dog world, Joe is an experienced animal trainer, not only is she a well respected dog guru but she also trains Echo her house duck & Ivy the hen!
Joe brings her own three hour show to the station "The Dog's Frolics" which will air every Sunday between 4pm & 7pm.
Assisted by terriers Merlin & Ripley & duck Echo, Joe brings us advice & hints & tips gathered during her career working with dogs.
A natural in front of the mic, Joe welcomes guests & listeners to her show in a friendly, relaxed manner & is an absolute pleasure to listen to.
There will be opportunities for listeners to get involved in some of the topics Joe covers in The Dog's Frolics, so get listening & join in the fun!
Dog Desk Radio Magazine Is Out Now!
The magazine is larger than normal this month, having 56 pages instead of the normal 44. Stuffed full with features on all the amazing charities & people we have spoken to over the last few weeks.
World Whale Day 21st February
IFAW is calling for action on world whale day to save the critically endangered north atlantic right whale.
You will find a press release written by IFAW on the Dog Desk News website dogdesknews.co.uk It sets out the precarious situation this species is in, discusses some of the possible solutions which may pull it back from the edge of extinction & how you can help.
You will also find a player on dogdesknews.co.uk which allows you to watch IFAW's amazing film Sonic Seas free of charge, although if you would like to offer IFAW a small donation toward the work they do I know they would be very grateful.
Sonic Sea is an amazing production which looks at how our noisy, busy, polluted waters affect the whales that live in them. I would thoroughly recommend that you try to find the time to watch this fascinating film.
You will also find an on demand player where you can listen to Michelle chatting to IFAW's Patrick Ramage. They discuss the perilous situation the NARW has found itself in, they talk about ways we can help the NARW & much, much more besides.
Dog Desk Radio Special Event
Dog Desk Radio is delighted to invite you to listen to our first special event.
We have been on a mission to create our best practice for safeguarding the health of pets when we travel.
We ask vets for clinical advice when travelling for work, recreation or relocation. We discover how our pets can transmit disease to other dogs when returning from an overseas break & learn what we can do to prevent this risk.
We talk about dogs with an unknown or uncertain medical history being adopted into the UK from overseas. Our guest vets explain the dangers & risks & advise what can be done to ensure the best outcomes.
We chat to an animal rescue charity who works in Cyprus & Romania rescuing dogs. They talk us through their practices which ensure that the dogs travelling to their new homes are healthy when they are arrive.
The Dogs Trust join us to chat about the welfare of dogs coming into the UK from overseas.
Michelle talks to Richard & Alicia from Justice For Reggie about their campaign to improve the selling of dogs online after losing their 12 week old puppy just days after arriving to parvovirus.
And last but most definitely not least Dale & Michelle talk to Dr Aurelian Stefan from Romania Animal Rescue. Aurelian tells us what life is really like for stray dogs in Romania & amazes us with the most impressive spay & neuter campaign ever.
This informative event airs on Dog Desk Radio on 6th March but is available to subscribers a week earlier on 27th February.
If you have registered to read Dog Desk Radio magazine on www.dogdeskradio.com your log in will allow you access to the special events area also.
If you haven't registered on dogdeskradio.com please do so now, it will not only give you access to the magazine & early entry to special events but you will also be able to listen to premium content & video events also.
To register go to dogdeskradio.com & click on LOG IN / REGISTER in the top right hand corner of the home page. This will bring up a box, choose REGISTER from the top line & enter your details. Once completed you will be asked to log in & once done you will have access.
Due to licensing restrictions we are only able to broadcast to the UK. Our sincere apologies for this. We are a small station with no revenue & a software bill of £400 a month. Purchasing broadcasting licenses from other countries is sadly beyond us at this moment in time.
We hope you can make the event & look forward to seeing you there!