Welcome to the new members who joined in September 2019. Would you like to become a free member of Dorset Dogs too? Why not take a look at the Doggy Do Code and if you agree with the Dorset Dogs way of thinking join us. Whether you live in Dorset or visit with your dog you can become a member – there are now well over 2000 Dorset Dogs human members and even more canine ones!
Gina likes to watch birds and as Leah, a 10-year-old Lurcher, has a high prey drive she is on the lead quite a lot! People don’t always realise that dogs can have a dramatic impact on birds, for example some birds nest on the ground on heaths, downs and wetlands during the summer and if they can’t find a quiet place to nest or are disturbed off the nest it can mean the young do not survive. In the winter months flocks who gather at the coast can have problems too if they are repeatedly disturbed. (You can find out more about this on the doggy do code pages)
Leah doesn’t object to being on the lead whilst Gina is bird-watching, as long as she has a chance to run for her ball at other places!
We do like to see the human part of the family in the photo too – thanks Gina!
Neville is an 18-month-old Dachshund who likes his diverse walks at Moors Valley, Potterne Park, West Moors Woodlands, King George V Playing Fields, Longham Lakes and Bournemouth and Boscombe beaches.
12-year-old Northern Inuit Max loves Bog Lane Green Space! Shazz told us they particularly like Bog Lane because of the open fields and stream for Max to paddle in. You will also find woodlands and a small free car park as well as dog bins.
Bertie is a 7-month-old Cockapoo from Bournemouth. We hope you enjoy finding lots of new walks on our Out & About pages Bertie!
Scruffy, a Yorkie and Shih Tzu cross is a rescued dog, who enjoys walks along the Fleet and Rodwell Trail.
Teddy loves his walks in the forest and along the coast. He regularly visits Margaret Green Animal Rescue in Church Knowle and Sidmouth Donkey Sanctuary.
Some of eleven-year-old Teddy’s favourite walks are in the New Forest Blackwater Arboretum area.
Charlie is a 12-year-old Sharpei and Staffordshire Bull Terrier cross, he came from Waggy Tails Rescue.
Sharpei Hewey is from Mini Mutts Rescue and lives with Charlie. Hewy and Charlie don’t really have one favourite place to walk as they like to explore new places.
When out for walks without Charlie (Charlie has arthritis and needs more rest) Hewy enjoys a nice long walk around Canford Park SANG. Did you know you can also walk along the Stour Valley Way in either direction from there too! We’ve got lots of photos of Canford Park SANG in the albums at Dorset Dogs Facebook.
and not forgetting…
Ralphy, a French Bulldog/Boxer cross. Carly told us that Ralphy has changed her life so much, he is truly amazing and she loves him to pieces. He loves beaches so the iCoast website could be a good source of new walks for him to enjoy!
Jimmy is a retired racing greyhound who has only been with his family a week but is settling in beautifully. Emma says that they have only just started to explore local places from a doggy’s perspective but that the dog-friendly areas of Upton Country Park are already a favourite.
Lucy told us that Alfie is a ‘cheeky, hilarious, stubborn and mischievous’. This Miniature Schnauzer is known as ‘Sir Alfie’ amongst his friends and just loves playing with dogs and chasing balls on any of Dorset’s lovely beaches.
Bentley the Cockapoo is 3-years-old and walks around Witchampton and the Ashmore Estate.
Tyger the Yorkshire Terrier regularly walks in the fields around the village where he lives, along the Dorset Coast and the Trailway. Tyger’s favourite place to walk is the Worth Matravers coastline.
Cockapoo Billy at just 9 weeks old is still too young to go out and about but whilst you’re waiting you could check out all the dog-friendly places you can take him Michelle! As you’re in Christchurch Stnpit Rec leading through to the new dog-friendly area at Two Riversmeet could be just the place for walkies!
Annie is a 6-month-old Pug cross who enjoys walks around Wimborne. Have you tried out Bytheway Field yet Annie?
If your dog is not a member yet you can find out about the Doggy Do Code and join here to receive your free members pack.
New members who’ve already used the ‘Join us’ form, if you didn’t send in a photo remember you can always add your photos later, just send the image to: firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and a bit about your dog and/or where you like to walk. Don’t forget we’d love to see you in the photo too!