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?

WARNING: Don’t walk your dog at Branksome Chine!

Updated February 24, 2019 Categories: news.

Santa Paws Appeal at Pets at Home Branksome

Updated December 10, 2017 Categories: current appeals, fundraising, news, supporters feature.

Pets at Home, Branksome are once again holding their national Christmas appeal for Support Adoption For Pets –

Santa Paws Appeal in store now until 24th December, 2017

During the Santa Paws appeal, you will be able to ‘Buy a Pet a Christmas Dinner’ for a 50p donation.

Please pop in and say hello to Helen and the team of DAWG volunteers,

meet one or two of the Rescue dogs and donate 50p to buy a Rescue dog a Christmas dinner.

Thank you for your support.

Your cute dog photo could win!

Updated June 30, 2017 Categories: adverts, news.

Thank you Seafront Charity Dog Walkers!!

Updated April 29, 2017 Categories: fundraising, news, Thank you !!.

DAWG Dogs – Seafront Charity Dog walk | Facebook

What an excellent turn out of eager dogs to join us at the annual beach dog walk arranged very kindly by Linda and her team at Durley Chine beach office.
Gilly came all the way from Somerset and Dinky and Gouchie now called George came down from Southampton.
Thank you so very much for all of you that turned up and a very heartfelt thanks to Linda and the Beach Rangers for organising it all again. 

A massive thank you to Linda and her team at the Durley Chine Beach Office for the fantastic total of £266.15 that was raised.

Look forward to seeing everyone again next year!

Thank you Alison of Everything Pets in Hordle !

Updated March 12, 2017 Categories: adverts, fundraising, news, organisations which help the Rescue, Thank you !!.

Alison at Everything Pets pet shop in a Hordle has chosen DAWG as their charity to fundraise for this year!

32 Stopples Lane
SO41 0GL Lymington
01425 616722

Please be aware..

Updated January 21, 2017 Categories: news.


A dog has received injuries, possibly caused by a chemical contaminant in water on the forest. The message we received is as follows….
“My dog Mac was walked recently in the forest opposite the Hare&Hounds pub near Sway on Tuesday late afternoon. He was kept on lead for most of the walk. He was carrying his tennis ball in his mouth which had fallen into some stagnant water. Within an hour of returning home he began to lick his lips, was unable to swallow, the inside of his mouth was bright red, his jowls began to swell and he was drooling excessively. I rushed him to vet…he was given an antibiotic/ steroid injection and pain relief. It was thought he had come into contact with something corrosive or bacterial that had burned the inside of his mouth. He continued to worsen through the night and I returned to the vet the next morning. Upon examination the vet found lesions on his tongue and ulcers inside his mouth. He was given more pain relief/anti-inflammatories and an anti acid to line his esphogaus and stomach in case he had swallowed any of the toxin…within 3 hours Mac deteriorated further and I returned to the vet…he was immediately admitted so they could put a camera down his throat to check for further damage and investigations. To date Mac is stable but has had a feeding tube fitted, is receiving fluids and pain relief intravenously and is under observation. His bloods have been normal throughout and the damage seems to be localised in his mouth. I have contacted the forestry commission and the local verderers to inform them about Mac’s condition and ask them to test the waters in that area for toxins/poisons/bacteria…Alabama Rot has been mentioned as a possible cause but my vet has not had a case present so quickly in the mouth. My reason for writing this is to warn other dog owners/walkers about the possible contamination of the waters in that area and to be vigilante with your dogs for any of the above symptoms. If anyone else has had their dogs present with similar symptoms could you please contact the above authorities or Priory Vets in Purewell. I was fortunate to get Mac to the vet so quickly and am hoping he makes a complete recovery but other livestock/wildlife may not be so I hope the above authorities act quickly.

Bertie has now been found !

Updated November 12, 2016 Categories: current appeals, news.

UPDATE 5:30pm Sat 12/11

Bertie has now been found and will be with Helen by the time you read this.

Thank you very much to everyone who helped to try and find him and also to everyone who helped to spread the word!

Pet owners warned of deadly foxtail grass threat to dogs as warm weather causes rapid growth

Updated July 22, 2016 Categories: news.

Please make sure you are aware of this potential danger to your dog!

Update from Helen

Updated June 3, 2016 Categories: news.

I am so very happy today because Chester who has been with us for nearly 16 months has gone off to his new home.
He has gone to live with Debbie who has been with the Rescue since its beginning and she is going to bring him on at her place where he can have one to one encouragement.
Chester is in the best of homes.
I will miss him but am delighted.

Frankie is off to live with Graham one of our lovely vets and his family.

Well today has been eventful here at DAWGdogs…. I was up early to pick up dogs at 4.00 am – two lovely Collies and a pretty Lurcher.
Teddy went off to his home, one of our new foster families came to pick up Cyber one of the Collies,
Two more lovely Lurchers arrived – both need fattening up.
Chester found a home at last and then one of the new Lurchers nearly gave me a heart attack by doing a disappearing act.
After I had driven all round Parkstone looking for him I came back home to find that he had tried to jump my 7 foot fence and had got behind the water butt , the tree and the fence posts I have in the corner of the dog run.
He couldn’t be seen and it was the first place I looked !!
If he hadn’t whined so I knew he was there everyone one would of been on red alert and out looking for him.
Just finished washing down the dog run for the umpteenth time because of course they all have loose motions…..
Soon off to the vet with Zak and Mia.
I now have 10 dogs here so if anyone has been thinking of fostering then please step forward smartish :)
Photos will follow soon of the new arrivals!