Corona: Advice for dog owners

This page includes both points of guidance and points of law, drawing from the latest advice of Government, NHS, and our local Police and local authorities. Their advice is, understandably, constantly evolving so do follow the links in blue text for the latest information. You can also find links to the latest news and guidance … Read more

Bin it at Home

IMPORTANT message for us from Dorset Council – it’s time to carry our dog poop bags back home and put them in our own bin, as street bins are not going to be emptied regularly. This is so that the people who usually do that job can be used for higher-priority services. Bag it and … Read more

Birds who nest on the ground?

Photo of Theodore Dorset Dog of the Year 2019 at Dorset Dogs Festival

Yes it’s true! – Lovely Theodore knows how we can help some of Britain’s rarest birds The rest of this article was written just before lockdown but it’s especially important to know about the ground-nesting birds at this time when we are being encouraged to spend time outdoors exercising once a day (but maintaining distance … Read more

How to share whilst keeping our distance

Saluki Bailey enjoying his playtime

We need to be aware of keeping our distance whilst out walking our dogs, following the latest guidance – – whilst we are all keeping our distance when out exercising ourselves and our dogs we can still share our pleasure in our dogs by sharing photos to the ‘Open to All’ album on Dorset … Read more

Hillside Vets Newsletter

Hillside Vets website have the latest updates and lots of useful and interesting information – find them here: Their Spring 2020 Newsletter is also available here The newsletter features articles including: Spring tick alert! The warmer spring weather brings with it a host of parasites. Whilst fleas can be very irritating (and a serious … Read more

Consultation on dogs in public spaces in Dorset – Dorset Council

Dogs, & people in wellies, in winter sea on a bright day at Sandbanks Beach West all year round dog-friendly beach.

Dorset Council is carrying out a 12-week public consultation on rules about dogs in public spaces. This will help inform the development of the new Dorset-wide Dog-related Public Spaces Protection Order. The consultation is a chance for people – residents, business owners, organisations and visitors – to have their say on where and when they … Read more

Enjoying Dorset’s Countryside

If you enjoy Dorset’s countryside here’s some ideas on how to get into it even more!

Wintry coasts

dog watching Shelduck flying over

I’m sure you have a lively week ahead, but if you visit the coast around Poole Harbour and Studland please help us out and do our 2 minute survey! So that includes anyone who goes to Sandbanks, Studland, Hamworthy, Whitecliff and Baiter, Lytchett Bay, Holes Bay, Bramble Bush or Brands, Arne…in fact anywhere around the … Read more

Alabama Rot

‘Alabama Rot’ is a rare but serious disease. 198 cases have been reported in the UK in the 7 years leading up to December 2019 (stats from BBC South Breakfast news 12/12/2019). Go to the Animal Health & Wellbeing page in the Wagipawdia section of this website for further information and advice.