Poppy & her pups – Bertie, Mistle, Holly & Ivy

Updated January 26, 2020 Categories: DAWGDOGS NEEDING A HOME !!, dogs.

Poppy & her pups – Bertie, Mistle, Holly & Ivy all need homes !!



Bertie (male)

Mistle (female)

Mistle (female)

Holly (female)

Ivy (female)

Ivy (female)

Poppy has been with us since the beginning of December having arrived with her four young un’s.
Poppy was a stray and in a dog pound when she surprisingly gave birth to puppies.
Luckily for Poppy the pound she was in are dog loving people and she and her babies were extremely well looked after, loved and given a good start.

Poppy is around three years old, the pups are now 11 weeks old.
As we have no idea who the father or fathers to the litter were, they are a good old Heinz 57 mixture of sorts.

If you may be able to offer a home

please call Helen on 01202 380467

Phone calls & messages are usually only taken during office hours Mon – Sat.

Emails and Facebook messages can usually only be responded to within 3 days,

so please be patient if you don’t get an answer straight away:

Helen is often too busy to explain how busy she is!

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

Thank you to Tony from Wow Hair and Beauty !!

Updated January 18, 2020 Categories: Thank you !!.

We would all like to say a big

‘Thank You !!’

to Tony Farrah from Wow Hair and Beauty

who raffled a beautiful doggy hamper over Christmas

and has donated the proceeds to the Rescue.

Tony is mad about dogs and has previously donated raffle prizes and we are so very grateful !


Santa Paws Appeal

Updated December 18, 2019 Categories: current appeals, fundraising, news.

Santa Paws Appeal at Pets at Home, Branksome

Please come and say Hello

and maybe donate a meal or two for the dogs’ Christmas dinners?

progress update: 18/12/2019

Buster Bronson and Flash …. on duty raising money for DAWGdogs

Biscuit doing her bit at Pets at Home on Monday

Lord Lester and Jeanette were at Branksome Pets at home to raising awareness of the Santa Paws Appeal.

He condescended to wear antlers for a very short while but did keep his Christmas jumper on which was bought for him especially to strut his stuff in.

progress update: 11/12/2019

Alani saying Hello to a customer today at Branksome Pets at Home.

Eric has been helping to fundraise today at Branksome Pets at Home .
I think he enjoyed himself by the looks of it.
He will back to help again on Friday afternoon.

Lord Lester is trying out his antlers ready for fundraising at Branksome Pets at Home tomorrow.
He hopes to meet lots of people and raise funds for the Christmas meals.

Alani and Eric are at Pets at Home, Branksome

today and tomorrow helping us raise funds for the Santa Paws Appeal.

Please come and say Hello to them

and maybe donate a meal or two for the dogs’ Christmas dinners?


Updated Categories: dogs, progress updates, successfully rehomed.

Pickles has now found a home !!

progress update: 18/12/2019

Pickles has come back to us, much to the dismay of the lady who adopted her from the Rescue, due to family illness.
Pickles is very sociable with dogs, people and children and a lovely girl.

She is looking absolutely gorgeous after her pamper session at the groomers today and everyone loved her.
She is such a gorgeous girl, so well behaved with my children and other dogs.
Good on the lead, clean in the house and just a lovely lady.
She is happy with just a walk round the block as much as a long walk in the forest.


Fletcher (a.k.a Norman Stanley Fletcher)

Updated Categories: dogs, successfully rehomed.

Norman Stanley Fletcher has now found a home!!

progress update: 18/12/2019

Time for Fletcher’s walk

progress update: 04/12/2019

Fletch is having a lazy morning wrapped in his blanket

Norman Stanley Fletcher or just Fletcher to his friends arrived on the weekend from a family unable to keep him anymore.
He is two years old and a Chihuahua cross Chinese Crested.
He is getting on well at Pat’s with her dogs.
More to follow as he settles in

Honey (a.k.a Lexy)

Updated December 4, 2019 Categories: dogs, progress updates, successfully rehomed.


progress update: 04/12/2019

Honey (previously Lexy) settled in within a few minutes!
She’s experienced horses, cows, shops etc and is learning so much.
We love her and she’s getting on with our other lurcher Holly too

Lexy has now found a home !!

Lexy has been with us for a couple of weeks, coming from a home that could no longer keep her.
She is 20 weeks old and for a young girl she learns incredibly fast.
Within a couple of days she was clean in the house and off the lead with my dogs.
She knows sit and worked out by herself down, and that when fundraising and meeting new people, if she sat and didn’t get a treat she would go into a down to see if that got her one. Clever girl!
Yesterday, in the forest she went on ahead of us a little further then she normally does.
I called her back and she raced back.
Just twice doing this and she would go the same distance ahead and then stop, look back and wait to see if it was okay to go on more.
She is filling in her application form to go on Mastermind as I type this.


Updated Categories: dogs, progress updates, successfully rehomed.


progress update: 04/12/2019

When we first had Chase I discovered Watercombe Dogs near Dorchester had a secure meadow which I was able to hire by the hour and let Chase run free in complete safety whilst she was getting to know us.
She is now 11 months old and has successfully completed a Recall and Relationship course at Watercombe.


Updated December 1, 2019 Categories: dogs, progress updates, successfully rehomed.

Alani has now found a home !!

progress update: 01/12/2019

Alani had her first outing on a bus last week with Lianne.
She liked to look out of the window and watch the world go by.

progress update: 19/11/2019

Today Mark and I took Alani and the other dogs to Wareham forest and we let her off the lead.
I somehow knew she would stay close to the other dogs which she did bless her.
Very soon she was coming back to Mark without calling and trotting by his side for a few minutes before running off again.
I took her to the vet this evening as I had noticed that she cried when she shook her head.
She has an ear infection which is being treated and should soon clear up.
What a absolutely lovely dog she is

Alani arrived on Sunday.
She came from a dog pound having been a stray not claimed.
She has settled in really well with the other dogs and today she goes on her first walk to the forest.
She is clean in the house too which considering she has spent the last two weeks in a kennel is very good .
She is medium height and a Lurcher.

Lurchy the lurcher (a.k.a Ed)

Updated November 26, 2019 Categories: dogs, progress updates, successfully rehomed.


progress update: 26/11/2019

After a year with the Rescue Lurch found his perfect home with Bill and Christine and their other ex-DAWGdogs.
Looking really quite settled and happy if this photo is anything to go by!



Updated November 19, 2019 Categories: dogs, progress updates, successfully rehomed.

Harry has now found a home !!

Harry arrived this week.
He is around two years old and a fab dog.
He gets on great with other dogs and with the older children in his foster home.
This is the update on his progress from Helen and her family who are fostering him :-

‘Just to let you know Harry is doing great.
He had a lovely bath and didn’t seem to mind at all, he smells amazing now !
Been running riot in the garden with Buddy our other dog and has also been out for a walk,
he was so good on the lead and got a lot of attention. Everyone thinks he’s a puppy!!
The boys are very taken with him especially Ben who has been laying on the floor tickling Harry’s belly non -stop.
He will be a great addition to any family and loves the kids.