Paul O'Grady: For the Love of Dogs

Our award-winning primetime ITV show ‘Paul O’Grady: For the Love of Dogs’ is back on Thursdays at 8.30pm, following Paul as he meets some of the homeless dogs within our care.

Filmed across all three of our centres in London, Brands Hatch in Kent and Old Windsor in Berkshire, Paul comes to Battersea to meet the dogs looking for help, love and new homes.

With a mixture of laughter and tears, Paul helps #pogdogs big and small along their journey to finding new homes. Each series includes unforgettable moments with our very own Vet Shaun and Canine Welfare Trainer Ali.

The fifth series

Episode four - watch on Thursday 22 September, 8.30pm on ITV

Paul meets Happi, a Nepalese mountain dog - a breed never featured on the show before - who is a lover of vegetarian food, putting the funnyman's culinary skills to the test as he prepares the pooch's dinner. He also befriends Rumble the greyhound, who has an unusual problem - he is so happy, his tail has become damaged with all the wagging it does. Finally, Paul hears the story of Parsnip and Carrot, both suspected victims of backstreet breeding. Parsnip in particular is in a bad way, with infected mammary glands as a result of a recent pregnancy. Get a sneak preview of episode four.

Episode recap

Thursday 1 September - Episode one

Paul returns to Battersea for more canine capers and meets Spencer the stray Beagle, who is consigned to quarantine with a contagious virus and petrified of humans. Paul also meets Lydia, the Hungarian Puli, a heavily dreadlocked rare pedigree, who is struggling in the hot summer heat, and Tintin the tearaway Yorkshire Terrier who he takes for a trip to the hairdressers. 

Thursday 8 September - Episode two

Paul meets three dogs in need of companionship. First up is excitable 10-month-old mongrel Blake, who loves playing with his toys - but when Paul suspects his eyesight is not as it should be and the vets confirm his fears, Paul is given the challenge of finding the canine a suitable friend to act as his very own guide dog. Paul also meets Jacko the Jack Russell, who has been down in the dumps ever since arriving at Battersea, and 14-week-old Saluki Forest, who is in quarantine due to a stomach bug. Paul tries to come up with a way of keeping the puppy entertained - but with no physical contact allowed, that proves easier said than done.

Thursday 15 September - Episode three

On Paul's latest visit to Battersea he falls for the toothless boxer Prince. The pair hit it off immediately, leaving Paul to wonder whether he should rehome the canine himself. But there is bad news - Prince has a suspicious lump on his leg that requires urgent attention. Paul also meets Yorkshire terrier Dash, whose bark has lost its bite leaving him with a very unusual, squeaky voice. As if that were not bad enough, the little canine soon earns the nickname 'Dash the Slash' after the comedian takes him out for a walk and ends up with a wet leg.

Dogs looking for homes

Meet the dogs currently looking for a forever home.

Meet the dogs


£5 a month

would help pay for the care needed by some of our dogs and cats.

Flynn 345708

£8 a month

could pay for all the care our hand-reared puppies and kittens need.

Purdys Kittens 72

£12 a month

would give frightened dogs and cats the care and treatment they need to recover.

Ralph 340463 03

£20 a month

would give sick cats and dogs round-the-clock nursing care.

Little Lady with Vet Nurse Emma 08 crop

Other amount

Floyd 342545 13


can buy a scratching post for one of the thousands of cats we care for each year

Doodles 342074 06


would pay for a cat or dog to be microchipped

Scarlett and Lauren Nurse in Clinic 36


would keep one abandoned animal safe, warm and well

Tom 341455 -  69


can buy beds, bowls, toys and treats to give comfort to five dogs in our care.

Bonnie 342374 13

Other amount

Nobu 326820, Nando 326821 10