Bone Idols

First, a warning. Before visiting the Battersea Dogs Home open days, you’ll either have to develop a steely resolve, or be open to the possibility of maybe, perhaps, getting a dog. Because this behind-the-scenes tour and dog show makes the prospect of having your own four-legged friend very appealing. And the obvious commitment of the centre’s workers and the plight of some of the dogs is pretty tear-jerking stuff. The pound is throwing open its doors until November 4, and entry is a suggested donation of £2. More here