Sun 5th Oct : Animal Blessing service this coming Sunday at Wimbourne Minster

Updated September 30, 2014 Categories: Events Diary, fundraising.

Diann March arranges this every two years for DAWGdogs.
It is lovely to see all the animals that come to it and Wimborne Minster is the perfect place to have it.
Hope to see lots of DAWGdogs there!

Thank you to Claire and Nicky for last night

Updated Categories: fundraising, Thank you !!.
Thank you Claire and Nicky for last night at An Audience with Nicky Stevens.
What a fantastic evening!

Thank you so much for raising so much money for the Rescue and raising awareness of the plight of abandoned dogs.

A massive total was made of £1,401.63!

Minnie the Minx ( a.k.a Milo ) and her pups

Minnie needs a home !!

Her nine newly-born pups will also need homes once they are old enough to be re-homed

progress update: 30/09/2014

Cigars were smoked and the Cognac opened in celebration of the safe arrival of Minnie’s puppies and also in celebration that more weren’t born.
Nine is quite enough thank you for Minnie to cope with and also poor Linda who will hanging from the rooftops by the time the puppies are old enough to leave her house.

Helen has asked Linda who is bi-lingual to bring the puppies up speaking both English and Dutch so that they when they are old enough they can get good jobs anywhere in the world.

Both Mum and babies are doing well.

progress update: 20/09/2014

There has been development in Minnie The Minx’s story and that is that she is pregnant so obviously not quite the well behaved girl that she has portrayed herself to be since arriving at the Rescue.
The Minx part of her name is well deserved we think to ourselves !!

Last week she moved into her private Mums to be Home at Linda’s house where she is being waited on hand and foot with her feet up on a stool to help her swollen ankles ( how many busy working Mums to be would love that sort of treatment – sometimes in can be quite a cushy life as a dog )
She was glad to get away from Toyah who seemed to think it was ok to stand on Minnie’s stomach to try and reach that forbidden item put up out of the way !
We keep telling Minnie that in some parts of the world women have their babies in the field and continue working but she says she has done all that before and now plans to take full advantage of the more pleasant surroundings and the servants that adore her.

In a few months she will be ready for a new home and by this time we are sure she will be glad to be off and away from her demanding children after two months of lack of sleep from nightime feeds!


Tilly Mae

Updated September 29, 2014 Categories: dogs, progress updates, successfully rehomed.


progress update: 30/09/2014

Tilly Mae update, with her mate Bengy. Totally inseparable.
Tilly is doing very well, just need to stop her barking …..she can be a right gobby little madam!
Now sits in at the back of the car with Bengy. Waits to jump out.
Sits and waits for her food, until she is given the ‘ok’ to go, and eats very nicely.
Lays on her bed whilst I potter in the kitchen.
Now sleeps the whole night through, without using the ploy of going for a wee in the middle of the night just to jump in my warm patch!
Does not eat the postman. Loves little children and is very gentle with them.
She is giving us a lot of pleasure. So happy we chose each other……
Bengy adores her too, they play together for ages, chase madly up and down the hallway,
But best of all, first thing in the morning they greet and kiss…honest

progress update: 04/05/2014

Tilly has now found a home !!


Sep 29th (Monday) : Charity Evening with Nicky Stevens

Updated September 28, 2014 Categories: fundraising.

Come and join us for a great NIGHT OUT at our Charity Evening being held at the HOTEL CELEBRITY, BOURNEMOUTH Mon 29th Sept.
Reserve your tickets today !

Nicky, from the Brotherhood of Man has kindly donated one of her An Audience with Nicky Stevens shows ‘The Road to Eurovision and Beyond’, to help raise funds for DAWGdogs
Tickets are £10 each and all ticket sales will go to DAWG.
Entertainment starts at 7pm with local singer songwriter Karl Lattimer and there is going to be an amazing raffle with some fantastic prizes !
The evening will also coincide with the launch of Nicky’s autobiography.
Tickets go on general sale on 10th July BUT friends of The Candle Jar, The Brotherhood of Man & DAWG Dog Rescue can reserve them NOW by calling us on 01202 527304 or sending a message to The Candle Jar.
Claire x

Sep 28th (Sunday) : Dog Show at Poole Park

Updated Categories: fun day dog show, fundraising, news.

We have another Dog Show on the 28th September and hope that you can come along to support us!

We also need lots of cakes for our cake stall if any of you have time to bake some for us,
plus tombola prizes for our tombola stall.

Hope to see lots of DAWGdogs there and of course lots of dogs we haven’t yet met!

Thank you to Pets At Home for a cheque

Updated September 27, 2014 Categories: fundraising, organisations which help the rescue, Thank you !!.

We would like to thank Branksome Pets At Home for the £1000 cheque that they have given to the Rescue
and for all the support from Chris and his team.
This money will be used pay a vet bill which has come in today and also towards Ed the Doberman’s kennel fees until he finds his forever home.

Thank you so much from all at DAWGdogs !!

Final total from the Fun Day Dog Show

Updated Categories: fun day dog show, fundraising, Thank you !!.

The final total raised at The DAWGdogs Fun Dog Show was £2,609 which is fantastic!
Thank you to Kate for organising it, Pat and Nigel for letting us have it at their home and all the wonderful people that helped on the day.

We would also like to thank the people and companies below who donated items for our auction, raffle and ring prizes :-
Stephen Tarling, Rowan Tree Oils, Christchurch Timber, New Forest Dog Grooming, Weston’s Animal Feeds, Everything Pets, Drawn To Interiors and Gifts, Danestream Farm Shop, The Fusion Inn, Dog Daze, Bransgore Pet Shop, Bournemouth Gilbert and Sullivan Society, Alexandra Mobile Beauty, Mude Photography, Wendy Cummings, Flying Colours, Classic Hair and Beauty, Lush, Zoukinis, Paul Atkinson and New Forest Dog Owners Group donated £30 pet shop voucher for DAWG Star Dog

Hans the Terrier

Hans needs a home !!


Hans is a young Terrier somewhere around two years old.
He likes all the people he has met so far and seems to be settling down well.
Tomorrow both he and Harry are off to have their pockets picked at the vets – not so sure what either of them will think of English vets after this.
We will post more about him when he has been with us a few days more.

If you may be able to offer a home or would like more details

please contact Helen directly on:

We usually only rehome within approx. 50 miles of the Bournemouth / Poole area
so that we can ensure the continued well-being of the dogs in our care.
We will only rehome further afield if the homes are exceptional.
We are NOT looking for just ANY home that is offered.
All potential homes will be assessed to try and ensure the best possible home
to cater for the differing needs of each individual dog that we rescue

New Forest Dog Owners Group warning

Updated Categories: news.


One of our members has spotted cooked chicken carcasses in undergrowth in Highland Water Enclosure near Minstead.
Please be aware that cooked bones can splinter in the dog’s mouth, throat, and digestive linings causing serious injury and even death.
Also, please be extra vigilant in checking your dogs over for sores now, cases of CRGV (Alabama Rot) have started in October for the last two years.

Sent by NFDOG.
New Forest Dog Owners Group
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