Let’s Go! Share YOUR walkies photo!

Little girl Thalia running along the path with big dog Alfie

Not everyone can come along to group walkies with Dorset Dogs – if that’s you there’s a Dorset Dogs Facebook walkies album especially for you! Go and visit the album ‘Open to All – Share Your Walkies’ and post in the comments or message them to the page and we’ll put them in the album… … Read more

Golden ambassadors

Linda & Tony at Upton Country Park

‘Golden volunteers’ Linda & Tony have spent years as membership admin volunteers for Dorset Dogs – if you have received a membership pack it’s likely it will not only have been packed and addressed by them but your joining form and photo will have been adminstrated by them too! Not to mention the thousands of … Read more

Look out for grazing animals

Warning: graphic image in article We’re really sad to report that this cow was attacked at Winfrith & Tadnoll nature reserve and subsequently had to be put to sleep. There has also recently been an attack on a sheep at Hengistbury Head, with the same devastating result. Our dogs should always be on-lead near grazing … Read more

Dorset Dogs Festival 2019

Celebrating dogs, wildlife and the countryside – we had a wonderful day! Festival sponsors I-Mac Fire & Security sponsored the Festival to highlight just how good dogs are for people’s health and well-being, whilst the Festival also served to introduce new dog-friendly countryside Canford Park SANG to many more people. Meet Theodore – having won … Read more

The Great Global Greyhound Walk

The Great Global Greyhound Walk is an annual dog-walking event that brings together greyhounds, lurchers, other sighthounds and their owners to raise awareness of the breeds and show the public just what wonderful pets they make. 2019 was a record breaking year with 8,795 hounds ‘walking’ together across the world. In Dorchester the Forever Hounds … Read more

Help with the health of Heathland

By Lesley Haskins We all think of heathland as being either glorious (when the sun is shining on it) or wonderfully bleak (when lashed by wind and rain). But whatever the weather, we invariably  think of heathland as being  tough – a sort of resilient and indestructible place. But in actual fact heathland is fragile. This is … Read more

Watch out – baby wildlife about!

There are lots of young birds and animals around, keep your eyes peeled and your ears open when you’re out walking and the chances are you’ll see some of the exuberant life that’s around at this time of year!  We know it does us good to quiet our busy minds and tune into the natural … Read more

Welcome to the new Dorset Dogs website!

Exciting times! The website has re-emerged, refreshed and ready for new information coming on board throughout 2019! Take a look around – whether you’re new to Dorset Dogs or an old friend you’ll find lots of useful information, events, great walks and dog-friendly places… and don’t forget to ‘join us‘ – it’s free and for … Read more

DORSET DOGS FESTIVAL 2018

22 July 2018 11:00 – 16:00 A wonderful celebration of dogs, countryside and wild creatures at a fantastic dog-friendly venue!  IF IT IS TOO HOT? Our dogs’ welfare of course has to come first. If it’s hot on the day limit how long you visit for, monitor how your dog is – we want them happy! … Read more

Dorset Dogs wins KC DOG Special Recognition Award

Dorset Dogs has been awarded the ‘KC Dog Special Recognition Award’ in recognition of our work to promote canine access and responsible dog ownership over the past year. Dorset Dogs joined other canine campaigners from across the country to celebrate their dog-related good deeds of the last twelve months at a prize-giving ceremony in London’s … Read more