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Paul O’Grady: For The Love Of Dogs

  • Episode:

    2

  • Title:

    S9

  • Transmission (TX):

    Wed 14 Apr 2021

  • TX Confirmed

    Yes

  • Time

    8.00pm - 8.30pm

  • Week:

    Week 15 2021 : Sat 10 Apr - Fri 16 Apr

  • Channel:

    ITV

  • Published:

    Tue 30 Mar 2021

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Paul O’Grady: For the Love of Dogs

Series overview

Paul O’Grady returns to Battersea Dogs and Cats Home in this brand new five-part award winning series, to meet more of the canine residents who are looking for love, help, understanding and ultimately, a new home of their own.

Filled with laughter and tears in equal measure, Paul is faced with more abandoned and stray dogs. He meets canine heroes with incredible stories and falls in love with some precious puppies along the way.

As always, Paul doesn’t hold back as he helps care for the animals, feeding them, walking them, picking up after them and holding their paws as they go for treatment.

Produced by MultiStory Media for ITV.

Episode 2

In episode two, Paul meets a dog that won’t go near people, a dog that won’t go for a walk and a dog who has been at Battersea for five months because she just won’t calm down.

Staffie-cross Roxi is five years old but has the energy of a puppy. After attempting to take her on her daily walk, Paul says: “You need roller-skates on, you go 90 miles an hour!”

Paul tries some dog massage on Roxi to see if she will calm down long enough to meet a potential new owner…

Battersea take in around 800 stray dogs every year and over in lost and found, a very subdued stray Bulldog has just arrived.

Staff think she is around four years old and has very recently had puppies. The dog, which Paul names Dottie, is very nervous and shy so Paul helps settle her in her kennel with a lovely new bed.

When he returns to her later though, Dottie is refusing to leave her kennel for a walk. Staff wonder if her neighbour, bulldog Mo, could become her walking buddy to show her what to do and help her become more confident.

Also this week, Paul meets Floyd, a rare West African Azawakh who is just a year old and very subdued and unhappy.  Paul gently tries to communicate with him through the bars of his kennel, but Floyd walks the other way. Not one to give up lightly, Paul is determined to lift his spirits:

He is a beautiful dog isn’t he? Floyd, come on fella…You’re such a good boy. Shall we be pals? Shall we?”