DAWGdogs Rescue is a non-profit organisation staffed by volunteers.
Every penny raised goes towards the high costs improving the lives of as many dogs as we are able to save.
Our veterinary bills alone run into many thousands of pounds each year, and the costs of feeding, microchipping, sheltering and transporting those in our care are ever rising.
Please make the DAWGdogs a donation if you can.
You can securely make an online donation using the Paypal button below.
To donate in other ways,
please ring Helen on 01202 380467 or email
for more details!
If you are about to spend on any of these retailers' websites, please use these links to get to their sites before you buy and they will donate a small proportion of what you spend to the DAWGdogs Rescue.
B & Q
Chocolate Trading Company
Co-op Electrical Shop
Holland & Barrett
Microsoft Store UK
Scotts of Stow
UK Office Direct
Rescuers, rescue supporters, and volunteers do not walk on water.
We don't wear capes and tights or leap tall buildings.
We aren't better than anyone else, but we do pursue a cause that we believe makes us better than we were before we started.
We make mistakes; we feel we can't do enough; we go broke; we have too many dogs at home; we rant out of frustration; we lose our tempers and get snappy; we have to reject people sometimes for the good of a dog.
We are not always likeable.
What we do is draining, emotionally, financially, and physically.
Please bear with us and forgive us our flaws, because we are doing work that's bigger than we are.
Every foster home we have means another dog we can save.
We are looking for people who have homes with well enclosed gardens and who are at home for most of the day.
The dogs that we care for are all different, the only thing they all have in common is that they all deserve a better life!
Many of the dogs will be in poor condition on arrival.
Some are underweight, others may have skin complaints or injuries, some will have been very badly treated and spent a life living in fear of the next blow.
This is where the foster homes come in. It is their job to build the dogs up, returning them to a a good state of health, and above all the foster home will need to teach the dogs that not all people are bad!
Some of the dogs have never lived in family homes and therefore they need to be taught some manners, for example, shoes are not for teething on, settees are not for sleeping on, gardens are not for digging in and it is not acceptable to help themselves from the fridge or table.
On arrival all dogs are stressed, sometimes from a long journey, and inevitably they will get upset tummies so you may feel as though you are spending all day with a mop in your hand!!
All food, bedding and vets expenses are paid for by D.A.W.G, so it will not stretch your finances, however it may stretch your patience!! It also helps to have a car to collect the dogs and also to take the dogs to our vet when needed.
Fostering can be messy, upsetting and hard work, but the feeling you get from knowing you have made a real difference makes it all worthwhile.
If you are unable to foster a dog full time but are able to on the weekends,
we always have dogs that would appreciate a weekend of TLC and undivided attention !
progress update: 16/12/2014
progress update: 21/11/2014
Skip McDuff has had a bath although he still resembles the sheep dog in the specsavers ad lol
If you can offer him a new hair do and a loving home please call us
Tric is settling in with Pat and she will send in a write up once he has settled.
He is a lovely dog who gets on with other dogs and children.
Skip McDuff arrived at silly o’clock this morning,
he is a delightful Scottish terrier, young male, travels well, good on and off his lead, great with other dogs
A really nice little chap, I think about one year old possibly two,
photos don’t do him justice as he is sporting a bad hair cut
progress update on Remus: 10/12/14
Remus in his Stokerhounds’ Christmas coat!
progress update: 13/12/2014
Jarl has been with us for nearly a week.
He is a happy, contented little boy.
Sleeps in his crate at night, wakes up when we do, no mess, happy to be left on his own for a little while, occasional accident but knows to go to the toilet in the garden, gets on well with our other dogs Ozzie and Taylor, loves to play.
I want to keep him ……..
Jarl is one of Minnie’s pups
NOW REHOMED !!
progress update: 13/12/2014
Little Bertie (formally Bjorn) has his Christmas jumper sorted to keep out the chill this year.
Bertie (previously Bjorn from Minnie’s litter) gives as good as he gets during play fights with big brother Winston!
Bjorn is one of Minnie’s pups
BOTH REHOMED !
progress update on Daisy: 10/12/14
Very proud moment today when Daisy (aka Dolly) and I were presented with The Friendly Dog Club Good Companion Foundation Award.
Daisy is a really quick, clever dog, and we are so happy to have her!
progress update: 10/12/2014
I’m Scout’s new mum. He is having a lovely time.
Sleeping well and “decorating” the garden a treat!
I can’t believe how many cuddles he gives.
I feel very, very lucky indeed. Hope Scout feels the same!
Our daughter is beside herself and I think my husband is secretly ecstatic too.
Don’t think any of us have stopped smiling since Saturday.
What an amazing job DAWG does and a big thank you to Helen, Jane and my lovely sister-in-law Jane for helping make it all happen.
Scout has just arrived at the Rescue,
he is approx 4 months old and has a kind and gentle nature.
Scout is a Collie mix so should be medium size and will require the usual puppy training and social skills.
progress update: 13/12/2014
Freddie keeping warm under his blanket
He has had a great weekend out riding with the horse, trip to the garden centre, was very popular with everyone and even got a cheeky sausage
Unfortunately Freddie is looking for a new home following his previous owners decline in health.
Fred is approx. 6 years old, male neutered Jack Russell.
His foster Mum Jane says: I have looked after Fred many times over the past year or so and he is a great little dog,
clean in the house and great with my two girls , Fred is very active and loves his walks, he can pull on the lead,
is good off lead but becomes a little deaf around squirrels his a typical terrier not keen on cats.
Fred is very affectionate and loves a cuddle (preferably under the duvet!!)