to all the other new members for November - just take a look at all of these wonderful names!
FINN, GUNNER & GIBBS, (you've got fabulous names boys! Sounds like a blockbuster!) Finn's a cocker and Gunner & Gibbs are border terriers. Sue says they all enjoy a good free run in places where they can go off-lead, they are lovely dogs who get on well and just love West Bay.
ALFIE MOON - so we're covering all the media bases this month with our new member names! - Michelle says he's a 'barmy' young collie x gsd who lives near Blandford.
BLITZ & CHESTNUT Shelties who are regulars at those great dog-walking favourites for the Blandford area, Stour Meadows and the Milldown.
BELLA a 6 year-old cockerpoo from Wincanton.
FREYA & RITA beared collies from Milton on Stour who love to walk at Ham Hill, Fontmell Down (wonderful views!) and Studland.
CHARLIE, an 8 year-old Golden Retriever who's a therapy dog.
JAY (8 yrs) & JINXY (4 months) border collies - Andy tells us "Weymouth is a great place to teach a puppy how to behave and interact with dogs and people. I use the yellow dog project bandana on my older dog as he is my working farm dog and sometimes needs space". Andy also says that it's a nice short walk from Lulworth Cove to Durdle Door on the cliff path (we better add it's also VERY steep! But the views are of course worth it if you can manage it)
DIGBY a 3 year-old labradoodle who enjoys Sandbanks, Moors Valley and Linford Bottom (must investigate that one, new one on me, but another new member mentioned that one this month)
HARVEY a cockapoo who likes Upton Country Park, Hamworthy Park and various beaches.
RUBY & SOX, Sammie says Ruby is a dobermann, "the most lovable pooch youll ever meet but she likes to talk a
lot! Sox is a rottweiler x staffy, again he is the most lovable dog you will ever meet, he just wants love from anyone and everyone both of my dogs have been bought up with my 2 children".
MACK a Scottie/Westie cross - Josephine says he's a 'gorgeous little huggy bear' of just 11 month and recomeends the terraces and surrounding area around Sherborne - aha that sounds familiar to someone who has a rugby-playing son (I don't think we've beaten Sherborne yet though - but wonderful views from the pitches!)
AYESHA a Spanish Water Shepherd - now there's an unsual one - she enjoys places like Butts Pond, Weymouth Beach and West Bay and along the River Stour as you might expect, plus the North Dorset Trailway, another great multi-user route.
JESSIE & TEDDY, a Jack Russell and a Lhasa Apso - Pam says Jessie loves water but Teddy DOES NOT!
ROSIE & BAILEY a Cocker and a King Charles who think there's a lovely lot of dog-walking choices in Dorset, but particularly enjoy the coast.
IZZY the Springer Spaniel who enjoys Upton Country Park and Sandbanks beach.
TEEJAY a young collie cross who is very friendly with other dogs and is lucky enough to live near Slades farm so can enjoy a sociable time.
BARNEY a young cockapoo who lives in Cattistock, and gets a bit fed up with stiles on public rights of way that don't let him through (we'd be interested to know where those are Cathy if you could email to email@example.com - may not be able to help but it's always useful to know where improvements could be made should the opportunity arise?)
JET a Cocker who enjoys Broadstone Rec as well as the beaches as he loves swimming.
BRUCE a 1 year-old Staffy who lives with Sarah, it makes her sad as he's such a lovely friendly dog with a great temperament but she says people tend to assume he is going to be dangerous when he's out and about with her because of people's conceptions about the breed, a generalisation that has caused a lot of good-natured Staffy owners (before you ask - both! so that's good-natured staffies and good-natured owners!) a lot of heart-ache.
RUSTY & ABI, father and daughter Springer Spaniels who are very close and love to swim together and explore places like Beaulieu & Burley as well as walking at closer parks like Queens Park in Bournemouth.
HARVEY another Springer who has found some great bits of 'urban forest' with Victoria, who says they also enjoy Poole Park, Whitecliff and Branksome Dene.
GUS a young labrador of 14 months who enjoys walks off lead and would like to find more good off-lead places to visit (you live not far from some great beaches for that Sandra, sounds like you do go to those and you could check on our out & about pages though we're always looking for more secure places).
KAS & BUBBLES, an English Bull Terrier and a Jack Russell, super friendly dogs from Sevenoaks who enjoy woodland walks and country parks.
HARRY a lab cross who loves to play with other dogs but doesn't like being bounced on! He's another fan of Sandbanks beach and Whitecliff Park too.
RAGS & BEN an Irish Setter and a Border Collie who Sam says enjoy some of our great urban green space places like Broadstone Rec and Delph Woods (I bet they're well-trained too Sam, a little bird told me you might just be in the business!).
POPPY a terrier cross who comes with Neil all the way from Birmingham to enjoy the sea air and good facilities at Bournemouth.
SHADOW a 6 month-old Spanish Mastiff who often walks at Days Park in Swanage and at Corfe Common and also enjoys Wareham Forest - but says do beware of car park thieves.
MERLIN, MANUKA, THALIA, LYRA, MAGIC & STAR! Whippets with a lurcher and an english setter.
HUGO a dachshund who regularly walks at Whitecliff and Poole but must have fit little legs as he also enjoys walking the coast path with Christine between Studland and Swanage.
LILLIE a Jack Russell of just 22 weeks, JADE a German Shepherd and TYSON a staffy who all live with Ginette and enjoy Wareham Forest.
BUDDY another Staffy who's fan of Wareham Forest & Whitecliff Park.
TEDDY & ROSIE a Jack Russell and a Westie who enjoy exactly the same places as Buddy!
THUNDER a young lab who enjoys the Sika Trail and Knoll Beach.
New members who've already used the online 'join us' form or who joined at pit stops but haven't sent a photo remember you can always add your photos later, just send to: firstname.lastname@example.org with your name!