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Kidney disease... read more

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The benefits of having your pet neutered! more

The flocks are with us!  More on the way?

Do you walk your dog near the coast? We can help the birds to survive and thrive and here's how:

1. Don't let your dog chase flocks.  It may not seem like a big deal but if dogs chase flocks of birds that are overwintering or migrating it could affect their future chances of survival, especially if they are already exhausted or short of food

2.  Download 'The Birds of Poole Harbour' leaflet, it includes a map and photos as well as tips on how to avoid disturbing the flocks.

Click here to read more


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Great places to walk in south-east Dorset

Dorset Dogs has just released a new leaflet called 'Enjoying Dorset with your dog -  ­ great places to walk in south-east Dorset'; the leaflet includes a map and advice about how you and your dog can safely enjoy our fantastic rural and urban countryside.

17 dog-friendly sites are included, ranging from urban parks to beaches and rural forests, a diverse mix with some offering an enjoyable 20 minute walk whilst others link to local trails providing the option to tire out even the most energetic of dogs!

You can find out more about all the places featured in the leaflet on the 'Out & About' pages.

The free leaflet will be available from libraries, tourist information centres and visitor centres across south-east Dorset by around the 20th November and can also be downloaded here (nb it's a big file to download, about 8mb).


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Dorset Dogs 1000th member! 

Press release with photos and information about Charley and his lovely family will go out next week and we'll tell you their amazing story here on the website too - but we couldn't keep it secret til then!

If you can't wait to find out a tiny bit more about Charley then go to our Facebook page.

If you're a Dorset Dogs member you can now say with confidence "I'm 1 in a thousand!"


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The First Aid evening was packed with people - and potentially life-saving information! Read more

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Could it be YOU?!

Dorset Dogs will soon have its 1000th member! 

The 1000th member will receive a lovely free photo portrait from Gladwin Photography
as well as all the usual goodies in the free member pack.  They will also be featured on
the website.

If you haven't joined yet it could be you, your family or your friends - so spread the word!


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Dog owners around Purbeck are being invited to take their dogs along for a free wellbeing check & microchipping at PDSA’s PetCheck vehicle between Tuesday 1 October and 4 October.

Additional dates added at end of October - go to the events page

In partnership with Dogs Trust and Purbeck District Council, the PetCheck vehicle will be at:

• Tue 1 Oct ­ Lytchett United Royal British Legion, 93 Dorchester Road, Upton, Poole
• Wed 2 Oct ­ D’uberville Hall car park, Colliers Lane, Wool
• Thurs 3 Oct ­ Community Centre car park, Keysworth Drive, Sandford
• Fri 4 Oct ­ North Beach car park, De Moulham Road, Swanage

For more details go to: Dorset Newsroom

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Trevor Cooper is a top solicitor in dog law and works closely with the Dogs Trust.  On 10 September he gave a wide-ranging, interesting and engaging seminar on current and future dog law to dog owners, hosted by the K-9 Training & Advisory Centre at Bransgore.

The talk included some surprising and little-known information that would be of interest to anyone who has a dog, and those who walk or look after dogs either professionally or as a 'volunteer'.  Talking points included the law around collars & tags, microchipping, Dog Control Orders, animal welfare and liability and highlighted significant changes that we should all be aware of, coming in spring 2014 and also 2016.  Check out the dog law website at for current law explained in a down-to-earth way and to keep in touch with upcoming changes keep an eye on the dog law facebook page.

Read more about key points raised at the seminar