Updated August 3, 2021 Categories: dogs, progress updates, successfully rehomed.

Ember has now found a home !!

progress update: 2/08/2021

We had sadly lost our beloved Tara, our 15 year old Staffie/Lab. Fizzy and Lily, our other two dogs are now 12 and 13 and don’t like bouncy puppies. We asked Helen for a quiet, laid-back dog. She suggested Ember.

Ember made herself at home as soon as she arrived. She was quite happy to join in with Fizzy and Lily’s routines. She is very intelligent and only has to be shown something once before she understands.

We have lived with a long line of Terriers. We would never have believed we would adopt a Chihuahua. However, we are so pleased she came home with us. She is so affectionate. Fizzy and Lily have accepted her and she now likes to go hunting in the garden with Fizzy.

She is like a cat and can climb up anything. She makes herself comfortable on the backs of the sofas, where she can look over our shoulders (and snore). She also appears to teleport. One moment you see her in one room. The next moment, she is somewhere else.

Everybody who meets her falls in love with her and she is more than happy to offer them a cuddle!

Thank you Helen for such a wonderful little dog!

Best wishes



Updated Categories: dogs, progress updates, successfully rehomed.

Harvey has now found a home !!


Updated Categories: dogs, success stories, successfully rehomed.

Buzz has now found a home !!

Forrest (a.k.a Forest)

Updated July 29, 2021 Categories: dogs, progress updates.


progress update: 29/07/2021

Hi Helen, hope you’re well :) Just a quick update on Forrest. Well.. He’s just perfect. Seriously perfect.
Everybody absolutely loves him, he’s so much fun.
People always comment what a happy chappy he looks when he does his zoomies with the biggest grin on his face.
He loves having visitors and shares kisses and toys with them, he loves his food. He is so cuddly too.
He makes friends with all the doggies at the park. He just loves life and loves trying new things or places – he gets excited for adventures and loves the car!
He completely understands our routines and fits in perfectly well. He is super confident and relaxed.
Thank you for letting me have him, I couldn’t love him more. A true love story.
Here are a couple of pics, one looking happy doing his zoomies and another one with his life jacket on, ready for a swimming lesson (not a great success XD!) xx


Please visit Branksome Pets at Home to help the Rescue!

Updated July 26, 2021 Categories: fundraising, news.

Branksome Pets at Home are raising funds for the DAWGdogs!

Due to Covid restrictions we won’t be able to be in store with the dogs to help as we usually are.

Please do donate if you go into the store as every penny helps us to continue to rescue animals and to pay for veterinary bills, food and the running costs of the Rescue.

Colin and his team at Branksome store are working hard on our behalf to raise as much as they can for the Rescue.

Thank you for your support!

Six new arrivals!

Updated July 20, 2021 Categories: DAWGDOGS NEEDING A HOME !!, dogs, JUST ARRIVED !!.

We have visitors!
Six dogs have arrived into the Rescue this week:

They will need to settle in and those needing to see a vet will do so this week.
When they have had time to get know us and settle down we will put more photos and info about them.

Flynn ( a.k.a Buzz )

Updated July 15, 2021 Categories: dogs, progress updates, successfully rehomed.

Flynn has now found a home !!

progress update: 03/08/2021

Buzz now named Flynn.

A few photos of him in his new home and update that came via text:
He is doing amazing, he loves the beach and has been in the water a few times.
Has met lots of dogs,bit of work to be done there.
Bonded with our other dog.

Buzz is a friendly energetic puppy.
He gets on well with other dogs and enjoys a good run and play in a secure area.
He knows a few basic commands and walks well on the lead until he wants to say hello to someone or another dog.
He is clean in the house and is setting well at night but is not quite ready to be left alone in the day.


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.

Waggy Tails Rescue
Helen’s House
143 Magna Road
Dorset BH21 3AW
01202 875000
registered charity 1114957
Member ADCH


Updated May 24, 2021 Categories: dogs, progress updates, successfully rehomed.

Barney has now found a home !!

progress update: 16/7/21:

Just to let you know we have Barney home now, trip home fine, been out for a walk and so far so good!
I think he and Lottie will sleep well tonight – they haven’t stopped playing!

Barney slept well for his first night, finally settled around 11am but only with Lottie in the bed next to him after we had to drag her back down from her slumber on the Landing, they have def bonded well. Nice early start at 5am, but a nice quiet walk! Lottie declined and stayed in her bed. All good – fences not tested yet although we plan to keep him on lead when in garden for a while.

Barney update. All going well, he is a very sweet and happy dog. Vet check up all ok, he is on some paste to get his poo solid as bit runny but hopefully just food change/settling in. Both dogs getting on well, he loves Lottie. Tried him off the spike in the garden for around 3 hours with 4 of us strategically positioned and no escape attempts, we even had a search and rescue plan in place!! Doing a bit of home agility but need a bigger tunnel! Slept 11-6am last night! All good so far.

loving the camper trip
loving my woodpile!
loving the beach!
and loving our Lottie

Barney is 10 months old and needing a home.
He has been in two homes so far that we know of via the internet since being sold by the breeder and coming into the Rescue.
Barney is a very friendly dog and gets on well with other dogs.
He always spends lunchtime with the girls at the kennel he is boarding in. They all love him there and no doubt he pays particular attention to what flavour sandwiches are being unwrapped at lunchtime….

Barney needs a high fence as he has been practising his Commando skills climbing the ones in his previous home.

Thank you all !!

Updated May 21, 2021 Categories: Thank you !!.

On behalf of all at DAWGdogs, we would like to say

‘Thank you !’

to everyone who has continued to support the Rescue with monthly Paypal donations.

We really appreciate that the last year has been difficult and challenging for many.

Every donation to the Rescue is a huge help.

Thank you so much!