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August 2015 New Members

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Milly... August 2015 Dog of the Month

Milly won the 'Best Rescue' category at Dorset Dogs Festival 2015
Jane tells us that she had had an awful previous life, being kept in terrible conditions for breeding purposes. 
When rescued she could hardly walk due to her claws having grown into her pads, matted hair and teeth so rotten she could barely eat.
In her new happy, loved and cared-for life with Jane, Milly enjoys living & walking in the Wimborne area, including a stroll along the river to the Fox & Hounds pub.

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Florrie is 'a very placid labrador who loves people and other dogs'. 

Yvonne tells us that they like to walk local paths, woods and beaches and favourite haunts include the Milldown and Stour Meadows in Blandford and Badbury Rings on the wonderful Kingston Lacy estate near Wimborne - soon to be added to our 'out & about' pages to send in photos!




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Bella's a lab cross who loves muddy puddles - there seem to be quite a few Dorset Doggies with that particular foible!

It's autumn...let the mud baths begin...

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Roxy won second place in the veteran category at Dorset Dogs Festival 2015 - well done!

She enjoys walking at Moreton Forest & the ford there- we had a Guided Walkies (click it for photos!) there last year which was such fun! Hope to repeat that - so keep an eye on the events page Roxy! 


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Rosie lives with Roxy and Lee, she's a 5 month old Cockapoo.  Nice sit Rosie!  Maybe Roxy's setting a good example?!

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Erin says Marley is 'amazing and my best friend!'.

They walk in all sorts of places including ';Delph Woods and even at Sturminster Marshall with her horses.



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Mist lives in Sherborne with Loo - she's a little 4 month old collie who is enjoying being socialised in areas around Sherborne Castle and having a paddle in the water area too.

As they're near the border with Somerset, Loo recommends Nine Springs near Yeovil as a great place for walking.



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Tricia says this little Cavapoo is 'far too clever & outsmarts us every day'!  Spencer lives near some wonderful walks - Moors Valley, Bytheway Field and Longham Lakes area.



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Molly and Dee Dee are Tibetan Terriers.  Upton Country Park, Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door are all favourite walks.

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Dee Dee

Pam says Molly & Dee Dee also enjoy Badbury Rings on the National Trust's Kingston Lacy Estate and Maiden Castle too - both wonderful walks with great views due to be added to our 'out & about' pages soon - if following in their footsteps be aware that at some times of year there are sheep so don't forget to take a lead!

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Collie cross Mullen takes Linda to Hengistbury Head, Iford Meadows, Upton Country Park and 'many more' - lucky Linda!


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Jetta lives in Dorset's county town of Dorchester.  This lab x collie has plenty of exercise around some of West Dorset's beautiful and varied coast & countryside - including Thorncombe Woods (where your dog can accompany you into a great dog-friendly cafe) and Bowleaze Cove, around Dorchester and Moreton Forest and also Ringstead to Osmington Mills, where you'll find dog-friendly Smugglers Inn.


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Blue-eyed Cloud is a Siberian Husky who LOVES the beach and rivers.  He's also a fan of local woods and walks around Blandford and North Dorset including the North Dorset Trailway, which Kirsten says is 'a great walk for owners & dogs'. 










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Guess the mix that made this lovely unusual lady?  - Border collie/spaniel/staffie!

Catie told us that Chloe lost a leg in a car accident before they adopted her.  Chloe is just 18 months old and enjoys her new life with 'lovely walks' around Blandford, in the Durweston, Stourpaine and Bryanston area where there is a great mix of countryside and riverside walks.


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Robin is a Brazilian Terrier - an unusual 2 year-old from Oxford who competes in dog agility.

In Oxford he walks the University Parks there and enjoys Nea Meadows, Highcliffe Beach and Steamer Point when he's in Dorset with Lucy.

Lucy says the best places to walk in Dorset are the beaches that give a welcome with good dog-friendly information.


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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: 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.