We've been offered a great October discount for Dorset Dogs members - just in time for Christmas! - 10% off all personalised gifts from Printster at www.printster.co.uk - use discount code DORSETDOGS10.
If you're not a DD member yet it's free - just use the 'join us' link
New members who've already used the 'join us' form or who joined at pit stops - if you didn't send in a photo remember you can always add your photos later, just send to: email@example.com with your name and a bit about your dog and/or where you like to walk. Don't forget we love to see you in the photo too!
WINNIE - an English Springer Spaniel who visits Hamworthy Park & Ham Common as well as Kingston Lacy & Wareham Forest.
KIRA & HARLEY - A German Shepherd and a Springer from Ensbury Park.
HARVEY & FREDDIE - rescued labs who Isobel says are 'totally spoilt' - in a good way!
SOOTY - a Cocker - Heidi says he loves woods and parks especially around Bryanston, but they find it hard to find dog-friendly beaches in summer - check out the 'Out & About' pages Heidi where you'll find some all-year round off-lead ones like Sandbanks West.
POPPY - whose owner Anna, like many of our members, would like to see more dog bins, emptied frequently, in appropriate places. Poppy is a Bichon Frise x Shihtzu.
GEORGE - a Pugalier - another fan of Upton Country Park so that's a fair distance from home in Shaftesbury! We could do with more ideas for our 'Out & About' pages in the Shaftesbury area folks - Any Answers? Melbury & Fontmell Down between there and Blandford are brilliant, what about others Shaftesbury/Gillingham area?
JESSIE a 4 month old collie cross - so Dave says Slades Farm's secure dog play area has been great. There'a also one at Upton Country Park and we continue to look for more areas like this, both public and sole use, for training and exercise for dogs who need them, such as puppies just learning, dogs who may have behavioral issues requiring special training before being able to be safely off-lead or those with for example squirrel fetish!
LOTTIE - a young cocker from Leighton Buzzard who Lynne will be bringing to the sea at Dorset soon - Lynne you can also ask locals and visitors to Dorset who know the best spots on our Facebook page, as well as using our 'Out & About' and 'dog-friendly' pages to find some smashing spots.
LUCY - a Parsons Jack Russell from Frimley who is still gaining confidence with other dogs so tends to climb up Tina's legs at the moment! She might like to get to know other dogs gently on one of our guided walkies events if you're in the area Tina - or you might find similar in Surrey?
TWIX - a lovely mixture of breeds and JACOB a Sealyham Terrier, Tincletonian fans of some of our favorite woodlands like Puddletown, Moreton and Wareham Forest (you'll find those on our Out and About pages), as well as historic Poundbury Hillfort. Littlue says 'We're disappointed about the number of walkers who do not clear up after their dogs'. We're with you on that Littlue, there are dog bins at Poundbury and we have a rundown on just some of the lesser-known reasons to clear up (as well as the obvious!) on the detailed part of the 'doggy do code'
NELLY - a a 7 year-old Rottweiler & TESS a 5 month old Collie cross from Ludwell on the Dorset/Wiltshire border. Melissa says she finds her area is not terribly dog-friendly, but she does enjoy a good walk around King Alfred's Tower.
BUDDY - Patricia says this Basset Hound is gorgeous, a big and stubborn boy but loves his walks especially Badbury Rings and he's a very sociable dog who also loves Delph Woods.
TEASEL - a Londoner, a Border Terrier who Lesley Anne says loves long walks and the company of other dogs. At home it's Richmond Park, in Dorset the more rural setting of Five Marys in the Winfrith area that they enjoy together.
If your dog is not a member yet you can find out about the doggy do code and then join here to receive your free members pack.