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'Litter Free Coast and Sea' are looking for pictures of pooches at the coast to put into their leaflet "Love your beach, pick up the poop!". Photos could be featured in the leaflet & every one will appear in a special photo gallery on the Dorset Dogs website. Best of luck, and we look forward to seeing your pictures! - email to (include your & dog's name) and we will forward to LFCS.  Deadline is 11th April!

Dorset Dogs has a blog on Dickies workwear website! Take a look

Dogs in Purbeck, microchipping and dog tag advice...  read more

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Since last autumn Dorset Dogs members keeping in touch through have been discussing the mystery illness affecting dogs in certain areas of the New Forest.  Unfortunately cases are still occurring, some of which have been in Dorset and surrounding areas.  In total, approximately 16 dogs have been affected by the illness.

News of the illness is now being reported on regional and national news.  Vet advice is that if you have been walking in the affected areas and notice a wound or lesion on your pet  you should take them to your vet as soon as possible.  In relation to the number of dogs out walking the number of cases is very low indeed.

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The Forestry Commission are posting information and updates on their website at and have links to further vet advice and information.

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Ear disease... is YOUR pet affected?   read more

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Meet Charley - Dorset Dogs' 1000th member!

Charley 1000th Dorset Dogs member presentation - credit Gladwin Photography     IMG 3286-1 (1280x853)

Photos courtesy of Zoe, copyright Gladwin Photography

1000th member Charley is pictured with Sarah & Jack receiving their special celebration new members pack from Su of Dorset Dogs before preparing himself for his paw print to be immortalised by Jodie from Calli's Corner.  Desert dog Charley has come from hard times but is now leading a wonderfully happy life!  Charley was twice abandoned before being rescued by his new family whilst they were working in Dubai.

For photos and more of Charley's amazing story click here