IMPORTANT - PLEASE NOTE:
This Rescue 'DAWGDOGS / DAWG / DORSET ANIMAL WORKERS GROUP' has no connection or association with a different rescue called 'DORSET DOG RESCUE / DDR' about which there has recently been considerable adverse publicity.
Please ring Helen on 01202 380467 if you have any questions or concerns relating to the operation and practices of our Rescue (DAWGdogs)
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.
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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.
progress update: 27/6/15
We just wanted to let you know that Gizmo is settling in well at Dad’s house and has made himself at home on the chairs and claimed his new bed and blanket.
He is eating well and enjoying his walks and has realised that the morning walks involve picking up the paper from a shop where the lady gives the dogs a treat and he is lining up ready for his after two mornings.
He now has been fitted for his new wardrobe and although his winter coat is at the dressmakers to get the Velcro moved everything else now is fitted and ready to wear.
Many thanks for letting him come into our lives and thanks to Pat to for the loan of the harness due to sizing being different for each item
( I managed to buy two harnesses in small and one was too big and the other too small).
These are now rectified and Dad will return the loan harness in the next couple of days.
Cracker arrived today.
He was in a dog pound and his time was up.
He is a young Lurcher, extremely friendly and good with other dogs.
I would think from his behaviour that he has not been treated very well.
He has settled down quietly for a good sleep after his long journey.
More to follow once he has settled in
progress update: 8/6/15
Bosco aka Boss has settled in very well, few accidents to start with but clean in the house now :-)
quiet over night in the kitchen on his own, no chewing, walks well on lead, has been let off for a good run,
he wants to stay with you but we are working on recall when he is excited, is great with all my dogs,
he loves to run and play and even jumped in the water yesterday for a swim,
he’s putting on weight nicely, and loves a fuss made of him.
Bosco also arrived today from the same pound as Cracker and his time was up as well.
Bosco is a rough coated Lurcher and under a year old.
He is getting on very well with the other dogs and has with good nature put up with Sage’s enthusiastic greetings.
A lovely, lovely boy.
He also has cuddled up with the others for a sleep as he is quite tired after his journey.
More to follow as he settles in.
progress update: 27/5/15
Last week Ken took Toby out for the day, he had a lovely long walk and a stop off at a pub for a drink ( Ken that is not Toby! )
Lots of people came up to introduce themselves to Toby and he lapped up all the attention and wagged his tail furiously.
His training is coming along well thanks to everyone at the kennels but he is finding his long stay a bit stressful and we would love to find him a foster home where he can be part of a family and put his feet up and watch the telly until a permanent home can be found.
Can you help Toby out with a Bed and Breakfast holiday ?
The rescue provides his food, bed and veterinary care.
Fostering is a rewarding experience and we all feel that we have helped a dog onto a better life when they go off to new homes.
This is particularly true for dogs like Toby who were abandoned and then in a dog pound and at risk of destruction.
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