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.
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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.
Tara has come into the Rescue.
She is a six month old Collie girl who loves dogs and people alike.
She hadn’t been off a lead for quite a while and was bursting with energy so the very next day I took her to the beach and let her go…………
She had a fine time chasing Cracker and the others and meeting new people and their dogs.
With a little encouragement she came back when called and has since been off the lead everyday.
Tara has now gone to foster with Kelly and her family
Gouchie is two years old and arrived to us last week.
He was timid at first but has now come round and is far more comfortable in himself.
He went to the vet this week for the BIG op !!
Even though we expected him to be nervous there, he was absolutely fine.
He gets on fine with other dogs and has been enjoying the walks Lianne has been taken him.
Mia is a young German Shepherd Cross who loves everyone.
She was excellent off the lead from the first day and loves to chase Cracker round and round in large circles..
Just a big softie.
Max is a ten year old Collie who was adopted from us four years ago.
The people he went to live with have health issues now and he had not been getting the walks he needed to keep him trim.
He is on a diet and having long walks everyday.
Max is placid, loves other dogs and no trouble at all in his foster home settling in straight away as if he had always been there.
Thank you also to John, Claire’s husband who ran a marathon and raised £210.00 for DAWGdogs.
A huge thank you to both of you from Helen and all at DAWGdogs !!
progress update: 26/11/2015
Shadow is loving her new home, doting mum, an acre of garden and the forest on her door step.
Her new friends are Becca and Charlie a pair of beagles of the same vintage – will post pix if they ever stay still long enough.
progress update: 10/01/2015
Dexter is back at the Rescue through no fault of his own and needs a new home.
Dexter is a young Collie who rather than being kept tied up had a chain with a weight attached to his neck.
Everyday he took himself down to the local village to find other dogs to play with and the owner would come to collect him.
A lady whose dog he played with rescued him and now he is with us.
He is friendly and loves other dogs.
NOW REHOMED !!
progress update: 25/11/15
Hi Helen… time for an update I think.
After an angelic start Jem started to find his feet and push the boundaries.
He has been hard work and still has his moments but we will get there. I will never give up on him.
Nothing is safe… if it moves, he’ll have it, if he can reach it, he’ll have it.
The minute my back it turned he does something, then looks so guilty he gives himself away.
He knows its wrong but just can’t help it. However, he seems to have stopped stripping the sofa and wrecking my bed.
He hasn’t nibbled my slippers for ages and leaves them where I put them.
He is a bundle of energy, even after 4 hours exercise, a good 3 off lead he is still raring to go.
But if we all settle down so will he. Now the best bit… he has been going to school, two schools actually.
One is called Focus and Play and is designed for puppy’s. Well he thinks he is a puppy.
He loved it and was a great favourite with everyone. He did all the tasks and got a certificate of completion.
I have just heard there is a follow up so will enroll him for that.
He has also just passed his Beginners Obedience and next term starts his Intermediate 1.
In typical lurcher style he refused point blank to sit and hated the floor.
The day before the test I tried all sorts to get him sitting… no go.
On the day I didn’t do a thing and that evening he did the lot. He was incredible.
He even stayed sitting for the stay despite his rear end slowly slipping away from the front.
He did really well. Just how well I will find out in a couple of weeks at presentation night and will update you.
In one picture we have just emerged from zoomies in the woods and the other at Focus and Play.
The equipment wasn’t designed for such a long dog… His front is supposed to be on the contact…
He can be challenging, down right naughty, loving and adorable… he’s MY BOY….
Angela, Jem and the girls…