Hello you have reached the Rescue…

Updated October 26, 2018 Categories: Uncategorized.

We found this on the internet and don’t know who wrote it

 

Hello: You have reached… (123) 456-7890.

Due to the high volume of calls we have been receiving, please listen closely to the following options and choose the one that best describes you or your situation:

Press 1 if you have a 10-year-old dog and your 15-year-old son has suddenly become allergic and you need to find the dog a new home right away.

Press 2 if you are moving today and need to immediately place your 150 pound, 8-year-old dog.

Press 3 if you have three dogs, had a baby and want to get rid of your dogs because you are the only person in the world to have a baby and dogs at the same time.

Press 4 if you just got a brand new puppy and your old dog is having problems adjusting so you want to get rid of the old one right away.

Press 5 if your little puppy has grown up and is no longer small and cute and you want to trade it in for a new model.

Press 6 if you want an unpaid volunteer to come to your home TODAY and pick up the dog you no longer want.

Press 7 if you have been feeding and caring for a “stray” for the
last three years, are moving and suddenly determine it’s not your dog.

Press 8 if your dog is sick and needs a vet but you need the money for your vacation.

Press 9 if you are elderly and want to adopt a cute puppy who is not active and is going to outlive you.

Press 10 if your relative has died and you don’t want to care for
their elderly dog because it doesn’t fit your lifestyle.

Press 11 if your cat is biting and not using the litter box because
it is declawed, but you are not willing to accept the responsibility
that the cat’s behavior is altered because of your nice furniture.

Press 12 if your two-year old male dog is marking all over your house but you just haven’t gotten around to having him neutered.

Press 13 if you previously had an outdoor only dog and are calling because she is suddenly pregnant.

Press 14 if you are calling at 6 a.m. to make sure you wake me up before I have to go to work so you can drop a dog off on your way to work.

Press 15 to leave us an anonymous garbled message, letting us know you have left a dog in our yard in the middle of January, which is in fact, better than just leaving the dog with no message.

Press 16 if you are going to get angry because we are not going to take your dog that you have had for fifteen years, because it is not our responsibility.

Press 17 if you are going to threaten to take your ten-year old dog to be euthanized because I won’t take it.

Press 18 if you’re going to get angry because the volunteers had the audacity to go on vacation and leave the dogs in care of a trusted volunteer who is not authorized to take your personal pet.

Press 19 if you want one of our PERFECTLY trained, housebroken, kid and cat friendly purebred dogs that we have an abundance of.

Press 20 if you want us to take your dog that has a slight
aggression problem, i.e. has only bitten a few people and killed your neighbor’s cats.

Press 21 if you have already called once and been told we don’t take personal surrenders but thought you would get a different person this time with a different answer.

Press 22 if you want us to use space that would go to a stray to
board your personal dog while you are on vacation, free of charge, of course.

Press 23 if it is Christmas Eve or Easter morning and you want me to deliver an eight week old puppy to your house by 6:30 am before your kids wake up.

Press 24 if you have bought your children a duckling, chick or baby bunny for Easter and it is now Christmas and no longer cute.

Press 25 if you want us to take your female dog who has already had ten litters, but we can’t spay her because she is pregnant again and it is against your religion.

Press 26 if you’re lying to make one of our younger volunteers feel bad and take your personal pet off your hands.

Press 27 if you have done “everything” to housebreak your dog and have had no success but you don’t want to crate the dog because it is cruel.

Press 28 if you didn’t listen to the message asking for an evening phone number and you left your work number when all volunteers are also working and you are angry because no one called you back.

Press 29 if you need a puppy immediately and cannot wait because today is your daughter’s birthday and you forgot when she was born.

Press 30 if your dog’s coat doesn’t match your new furniture and you need a different color or breed.

Press 31 if your new love doesn’t like your dog and you are too
stupid to get rid of the new friend (who will dump you in the next
month anyway) instead of the dog.

Press 32 if you went through all these ‘options’ and didn’t hear
enough. This press will connect you to the sounds of tears being shed by one of our volunteers who is holding a discarded old dog while the vet mercifully frees him from the grief of missing his family.

Apologies if you’ve experienced recent problems accessing the website

Updated December 20, 2017 Categories: Uncategorized.

Apologies if you’ve experienced recent problems accessing the website:
we had a server issue which became impossible to fix without outside assistance.
[ Thank you Martin at Dataflame! ]

If anyone reading this is computer-literate enough to explain the circumstances that can lead to cpanel becoming out-of-memory to the extent that cpanel access itself becomes impossible, and whether it is possible for an externally hosted wordpress-based site to mitigate against a future re-occurrence of said circumstance, please email mark@sithean.com with the email subject title ‘server issue’ as your input would be most welcomed!

Thank you Richard !!

Updated September 10, 2017 Categories: Uncategorized.

We recieved a very generous donation of £500 towards last week’s DAWGdogs show!

Thank you Richard it is incredibly kind of you!!

Thank you to The Friendly Dog Club!

Updated October 1, 2016 Categories: fundraising, Uncategorized.

Thank you so much to Angela, Kate and everyone at The Friendly Dog Club for the money that was collected and donated to DAWGdogs.

The total amount was £258.89.

I really appreciate the support that you give the Rescue.

http://www.friendlydogs.uk/

Thank you also for the fantastic display you put on at the DAWGdogs show!

At last!

Updated June 25, 2016 Categories: Uncategorized.

The BIG LIST of DAWGdogs!!

Thank you It’s Always There Pet Care !!

Updated February 14, 2016 Categories: Uncategorized.

Thank you so much to Stella of It’s Always There Pet Care dog groomers
for taking time out of her busy schedule to give Podge a wash, cut and blow dry today.
Podge had a lot of matts in his coat and needed a good sorting out.
Thank you Stella!

Thank you Afrivets !!

Updated January 11, 2016 Categories: Thank you !!, Uncategorized.

Look what arrived from the lovely people at Afrivets vet surgery!

A Christmas box full of goodies for the dogs!

Thank you all so much from All the DAWGdogs!!

Sunday 13th Sep : Marathon for the Rescue !

Updated September 12, 2015 Categories: Uncategorized.

Message from Jane Ferguson :

Laura Ferguson, Samantha Fry, Ollie SFC Wareham and myself are running the New Forest Half Marathon
on Sunday, 13th September, 2015 in aid of DAWGdogs , which is very close to my heart.

Any sponsors, no matter how small, would be very much appreciated.
All donations will help rescue dogs receive the care they need whilst finding them loving forever homes.

Scoop Dogg

Updated June 14, 2014 Categories: Uncategorized.

Hi there,

I thought you might be interested in this video my local council has placed on Youtube.

It’s really funny but also has an important message about animal safety that I thought you might like to share.

When our local paper placed it on their Facebook page they said, “This is possibly the best thing Hornsby Council has ever done.”

Sincerely,

Margaret

Jack the Beagle

Updated March 12, 2014 Categories: Uncategorized.

Jack has returned safe and well!

The errant Jack has returned home.

His people deserve a medal for putting up with his escapades for all these years!

This is Jack who has been missing since the weekend.
Jack was adopted many years ago and has always been an escape artist but usually comes home.
This time he has not and everyone is very worried about him as he is an old boy now.