Love Dogs... Love Nature

December 2017 New Members

IF you send in a photo of your dog when you join online you will automatically be one of our 'Dogs of the Month'! 

Did you know Dogs of the Month have their own special class at Dorset Dogs' annual Festival?

Don't forget we'd LOVE to see you with your dog in the photos too!

Welcome to our December members.....

Moo 1975


A 12 year old Jack Russell from Weymouth, Moo loves being out and about and particularly likes the beach.

During the spring & summer months we're asked by local Rangers to inform people about where they need to be aware of birds nesting on the grounds on heaths or other specialised habitats - in autumn and winter it's the birds who flock to our Dorset coast who need extra care....


The flocks may be exhausted and hungry after long journeys or simply trying to survive the winter so we can help by keeping our distance and making sure our dogs do too, so they can feed and rest in peace. Find out more about them or do our quiz by clicking here!

Kobe 1977


This 1 year old Staffordshire Bull Terrier from Bournemouth loves his walks and is a regular at Delph Woods, Branksome Beach and the River Stour.

Kobe also enjoys walks at Hengistbury Head and Dancing Ledge.

Marmite 1985



Marmite is a 2 year old Labradoodle from Winfrith Newburgh. Sarah says of Marmite that he is 'the sweetest natured boy, who plays chase and then has a cuddle'. 

Marmite walks in Swanage, Bindon Woods, Moreton, Daggers Gate, Lulworth and Wareham Forest but his favourite place is Studland.


Lola 1987



This 6 year old Toy Poodle from Boscombe loves playing ball and learning to play with other dogs.

Lola walks on Boscombe Beach.


Bertie 1988


What a smile Bertie!

Bertie is a 5 and half year old spotty dog from Broadstone who likes a good walk on the beach.

Murphy 1990


Murphy is 6 years old from Wimborne and gets around on 3 legs.

Murphy and Bella have just moved to the area so still have some exploring to do. If you are new to the area and want to explore Dorset with your dogs you will find lots of great walks on the Out & About pages of the website or join us on one of our sociable Guided Walkies - details on the Events page. 

Bella 1990


and Bella

Bella is a 6 year old Basset Hound pictured here with Murphy.


Cari 1991


Cari is a 1 year old Cockapoo from Bournemouth who loves the beach especially Hengistbury Head and walks around Muscliffe Park.

Mr P 1992

Mr P

And last for our photo members is 1 year old Bichon Frise, Mr P, who we met with his friend Spyro on the Guided Walkies at the Upton Country Park Mega Pitstop last year.

Nikki told us that Mr P loves his buddy Sypro and he is full of energy and mischief!



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'd love to see you in the photo too!

Welcome to to everyone else who's joined this month:

SMUDGE is 6 months old and from Bournemouth. Smudge enjoys regular walks at Redhill Park and Slades Farm and favourite places include Middle Chine and Southbourne Beach.

JAKE a playful 10 week old Cockapoo puppy from Ferndown has just started exploring Ferndown Heath and the beach.

POLLYANNA ​a 19 month old Shih Tzu from Poole. Jennifer told us that Polyanna is a caring canine who doesn't bark a or chase dogs and recommends the beaches for great dog walking. 

DARWIN is a Golden Retriever from Swanage. This 2 year old walks at Wareham, Studland, Durlston Country Park and on Swanage Beach. Marilyn says that Darwin loves getting wet and muddy!

BOB and CHRISSY a 7 year old German Shepherd / Collie cross and 4 year old Terrier mix are rescue dogs from Weymouth.  Their favourite place to walk is Nothe Gardens.

HUNTER is a blue and tan Border Terrier from Wareham who at just 12 weeks old, and according to Emily, likes to go anywhere that is a new adventure!

AMBER and RUBY are 4 and 20 month year old Cockapoos from Dorchester who regularly walk in West Dorset and recommend Burton Bradstock as a great dog walking site.

TUNDRA is a Siberian Husky from Sturminster Newton. Carolyn told us that 10 week old Tundra is their sons first dog for life and will be enjoying walks in the fields and woods of Sturminster Newton.

PEPPA from Milborne Port is a Labradoodle that loves the waves and hates squirrels! It's not surprising then that Peppa is a fan of Studland.

MERLOT a 4 year old Cockapoo from Blandford Forum regulary walks at Milldown and likes places to run off lead and play ball. Merlot also likes to walk the Sika Trail, Wareham Forest and Studland.

ELSA a 12 week old Golden Retriever from Poole loves playing with her older sister Sophie and is the 4th Goldie in the family. Elsa walks at Wareham Forest, Upton Country Park, Sandbanks, Studland, Tyneham and recommends Cowgrove.

POPPY and BARNEY are 7 and 4 year old Border Terriers from Surrey who enjoy exploring the Poole Beaches, Upton Country Park, Branksome Recreation Grounds and local parks. Poppy and Barney enjoy walks on the beach and would like to use them in the summer months - our Out and About pages have information on beaches where dogs are welcome all year round.


If your dog is not a member yet you can find out about the doggy do code and join here to receive your free members pack.