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 Save a Staffie photo 1Dorset's newest dog rescue teams up with the county's oldest animal charity to launch their 'Save a Staffie' campaign


Margaret Green Animal Rescue, who are celebrating their 50th anniversary this year, have joined forces with Staffie and Stray Rescue in Bournemouth to raise awareness for this often misunderstood breed.   ... read more


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2015 is Margaret Green Animal Sanctuary's 50th Anniversary Year!

Read the MGAR New Year Newsletter for more on this, volunteering, the results of the Christmas Shoebox appeal and lots of other stories!

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Jo Cox presenting cheque to Linda Baker

Image: Jo Cox (L) presenting cheque to Linda Baker, Ferne Animal Sanctuary

Jo Cox from Chard, Somerset recently took part in a 100 mile bike ride, the “Wiggle New Forest 100 Sportive” cycling event, to raise money for Ferne Animal Sanctuary’s “New Digs for Dogs” £1million project for 2014/15.

She completed the 100 mile course in 8 hours, 22 minutes and 18 seconds - and raised an incredible £334.50 for the appeal.

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Happy Christmas and a wonderful New Year!

 click here for Dorset Dogs' Festive Newsletter


Dorset Dog ready for the off!



Maybe you're a dog walker, a groomer, or have a pub, B & B or visitor attraction that welcomes dogs? 

Would you be interested in taking part in our free pilot for doggy and dog-friendly businesses?


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Pet Portrait artist Katherine Cromwell offered Dorset Dogs members the chance to win a fantastic painting of their dog in time for Christmas!  The theme for the painting was 'Your Dog & Water'  - meet the winner, Honey!

Other entrants can all claim 10% off portraits....    read more


Winner of the competition - 11 year old Honey

Willow and Ed

Suzy from Sainsburys has sent us a tongue-in-cheek competition to join in - but you could possibly win £500 in Sainsbury's vouchers! - the cats have the edge at the moment!

Thanks Sarah for photo of Willow and Ed!

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Love winter but be aware of potential pet hazards…  read more