Toby ( a.k.a. Hershey )

Updated August 7, 2022 Categories: DAWGDOGS NEEDING A HOME !!, dogs.

Toby needs a home !!

Hershey ( now named Toby ) has settled in really will with Yvonne who is one of my foster Mum’s.
He is getting on with Geno her dog and also the grandchildren.
Yvonne took him to the New Forest Show for a day out which he really enjoyed she said.
He is booked in for the big op next week.
This is a photo of him before he came to us and we will post new ones of him in the next few days

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

June

Updated Categories: DAWGDOGS NEEDING A HOME !!, dogs.

June needs a home !!

June is sweet girl, a little anxious at the moment and getting to know the other dogs.
Some of these dogs that come to us have already been through so much in a short time.
She is around 7 months to a year old.
More to follow on her soon

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

Spud

Updated Categories: DAWGDOGS NEEDING A HOME !!, dogs.

Spud needs a home !!

Arrived yesterday and was so scared to start with.
As soon as he was with the other dogs his whole life lightened up and he immediately set about introducing himself to all of them.
Rhian and Rocky were lovely with him.
Rocky is just the friendliest boy and loves all the dogs he meets and Rhian once Spud had stopped walking over her lay out flat and played with him.
He cowers when a hand is put out to him.
He will soon get over this and is already less afraid today

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

Gabbie

Updated Categories: DAWGDOGS NEEDING A HOME !!, dogs.

Gabbie needs a home !!

A day after Gabbie arrived we went to the beach with some of the others.
I somehow knew she would be good off lead and little star that she is she was.
She loves swimming, digging in the sand and chasing after stones thrown in the water.
She has settled really well in here in such a short time.

Gabbie arrived into the Rescue yesterday.
She is around five I would say and loves all the other dogs here.
She is still a bit anxious having had so many changes in the last week and still settling in. when she has had time to get to know me and realise that she is safe I will post more

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

Bagel

Updated Categories: DAWGDOGS NEEDING A HOME !!, dogs.

Bagel needs a home !!

Bagel was seen being dumped and his time in the pound is up today.
He is arriving tomorrow to us.
Bagel is a Beagle cross and we will have more info when he has arrived

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

Rocky

Updated July 23, 2022 Categories: DAWGDOGS NEEDING A HOME !!, dogs, progress updates.

Rocky needs a home !!

progress update: 07/08/2022

Today by 8.15am in time to beat the queue, Rocky , Rhian and I were on our way across the ferry.
Both them had a great time and Rocky was impressive in that he didn’t bark in the crate when the engine was off.
He is improving all the time. He was off the lead, met another dog and said “Hello “.
Rocky is very tolerant even when Rhian’s play gets rough and always goes back for more.
It never matters which new dog arrives he is always friendly to them.
A little later Lianne took him out for another short walk and now he is lying on the cool tiles snoring as he sleeps.

Rocky’s Diary for Saturday, 23rd July 2022 (in Rocky’s words).

Last week I had a hectic few days.  Left the Dog Pound on Thursday, arrived at Helen’s that evening then out with one of the volunteers, Sara, on Saturday for the day.  Sara and I had a chat and she explained she wanted to find out about me generally and see if I needed any help with any behaviour issues so she could let Helen know what we need to work on with my self improvement so that I can find my fur-ever home.

I got in and out of her car without much fuss but I wasn’t very happy in the dog cradle on the back of the car so I did bark on and off to express my disagreement with the situation.  When the car was moving it wasn’t so bad but I didn’t like it when the car stopped.  I think I’d prefer being in a crate whilst travelling but I appreciate that may not always be possible so I need to get more comfortable with travelling in the car generally, in case my preferred method of transportation isn’t possible. I’ve been in Helen’s car in the crate a few times since and I travelled better with minimal fuss.

I’m quite a happy chappy when it comes to meeting other dogs and I enjoyed our walk around Canford SANG.  Sara let me off the lead in the enclosed area and I had a bit of a run around.  I’m not overly active and don’t need much running off the lead as I get hot quite quickly and being a Frenchie I struggle a bit with my breathing what with my snout being so flat.  But I had a good time and when Sara called me I was pretty reliable on my recall for which I got some treats.  I like treats!

I’m quite good at reading social interactions with other dogs and I’m particularly patient and gentle with puppies.  On our walk I met a cute five month old Boston terrier and we played and had a fun roll around on the grass.

I was ok with people I met and enjoyed quite a few fusses which were nice.  They thought I was a very good looking dog.  I very much liked my snout being gently stoked as its a bit I just can’t get to myself.  Sara told me the hair on my snout feels like velvet.  Well, I am a dapper little chap so that didn’t surprise me :-).

Walking on the lead is a bit hit and miss at the moment, mainly due to me not being able to stop myself getting overexcited.  I can walk really well most of the time but then I suddenly get very excited and start to pull.  As I’m a bit reactive to overexcitement, Sara walked me on a collar which I didn’t mind at all.  When Sara reminded me to calm down with a small flick of the lead, I did respond quite well. Reckon I need a bit more practice but don’t think it will take much and its not a main area I need to work on.

progress update: 07/08/2022

Rocky is starting to settle down and in the last two days stopped barking in excitement.
All new dogs into the Rescue are welcomed with open paws.
Last week he had the big op.
Everyone at our vets thought he was a super dog and they took photos of him to go with his post here.
I took him across the ferry with Rhian and was most impressed with his recall.
Even when he so desperately wanted to follow Rhian he came to me and walked with alongside me.

Arrived into the Rescue yesterday and immediately made friends with Rhian.
Typical French Bulldog full of life and like a bulldozer at times.
He and Rhian spent several hours chasing each other and playing.
He is still settling in and we are getting to know him.

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

Rhian

Updated July 2, 2022 Categories: DAWGDOGS NEEDING A HOME !!, dogs, progress updates.

Rhian needs a home !!

progress update: 02/07/2022

We took Rhian to a beach last week where we knew it would be quiet with no-one there so she could have a good run off the lead and practise her recall without distraction.
She had a lovely time playing with seaweed, racing into the water and back out again and came when called.

 

https://www.facebook.com/283494308639/videos/2162350427256880

She has also been meeting up with Forest, Bo and Lyla for off lead runs in an enclosed area.
Rhian loves the company of other dogs.

Rhian is a very energetic and bouncy girl, she wants to say hello to everyone and play with every dog.
She will need plenty of opportunity for a good run and learn to remain calm when greeting others.

Rhian arrived on Monday from the dog pound.

She is around a couple of years old. Really nice girl in good condition for a change with the softest coat. Straight away she was up for a game with Sue’s dogs where she is fostering, usual speedy up and downs the gardens that Lurchers like to do. Quite unsure of walking on the tiled floor to start with but getting used to that now.

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

Lilly

Updated July 15, 2021 Categories: Appeals from other rescues, DAWGDOGS NEEDING A HOME !!, dogs.

Lilly needs a home !!


Lilly is a 4 year old Rottweiler cross.
She is a highly intelligent dog, who needs a special home with an experienced, sensible owner; ideally someone who has an active outdoor life and needs a dog to accompany them.
She might also be suitable for scent work as she is not large, and learns fast.

She was very worried about getting into a car, but now with patience and perseverance, she travels quite happily.
She was also extremely unsure about walking on a lead, and would suddenly stop and refuse to move, so it took time for her to appreciate that a walk was a “good thing”!
Her training will be ongoing as she knew very little when she came to us and has obviously suffered setbacks being moved around.
She is very affectionate and loves a fuss, but gets very excited with toys and balls, so play is limited and training games are best.
And she has occasional mood swings which maybe to do with her previous life.

She walks with our other dogs and is fine, but can react to strange dogs if they push into her, especially if they bark at her.

Lilly settles well at night and has not been upset by fireworks.
She came to us from the pound and we have had her about a year.
Lilly has been homed twice and returned twice – different reasons both times.
We always make it clear to adopters that there is no substitute for professional help and sometimes an experienced eye can pick up something quite simple – we also give out a list of dog trainers and behaviourists who we know are thorough. Sadly this advice was not acted on.
We can only say that Lilly is a delightfully friendly dog – she has never been difficult with any of the staff or volunteers at the sanctuary and even likes the vet.
She can however be stubborn and sometimes needs to be coaxed into the right action. And she needs a home where she won’t be left as she gets upset and can be destructive.
We don’t think she should be homed with another dog as she might be pushy but walks with some of our other dogs quite happily.
We do hope that there is the right person out there for her for will be patient and understanding and take advice if necessary.
We think that she would be best suited to a one or two person adult home.

Jane
Waggy Tails Rescue
Helen’s House
143 Magna Road
Wimborne
Dorset BH21 3AW
01202 875000
registered charity 1114957
www.waggytails.org.uk
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