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Mrs Julie Nield with Lola and Sherman

Image: Mrs Julie Nield with Lola and Sherman

It’s a happy ending for Lola and Sherman, two adorable and inseparable dogs who were suffering from depression due to being unable to find a permanent home. Resident for 20 months at Ferne Animal Sanctuary in Wambrook, near Chard, they have finally found new owners in Seaton.           ...read more

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It's great to hear from our members, whether they are Dorset folk or one of the many visitors who enjoy Dorset with their dogs.  Here's a Christmas message from new members Anne, Alan and Cassie.  

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Margaret Green Animal Rescue

Christmas Shoebox Appeal

Read the MGAR newsletter for more details

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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'

The competition is now closed, take a look at all the entrants by following the link below and (if you don't already know) see if you can guess who won?

 

This is one of Katherine's paintings! I thought it was a beautiful photo!

 

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Preparing your pets for the firework season... read more

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Autumn-winter newsletter

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Up by Old Harry - leads on here!

 

We had a wonderful walk with lots of people and dogs!  The dogs were all so good with each other, played on the beach, bounced peacefully past some sheep and cattle and at the end they all looked like they were smiling - we had a whale of a time!

Natural England asked us to highlight a key message for this time of year whilst on the walk - it's a simple one, just asking that we don't let our dogs set to flight the flocks of birds overwintering in Poole Harbour and around Studland.  Over the winter they may be exhausted from migration and in poor condition, so repeated disturbance is affecting their survival. Some of the birds we have overwintering in Dorset are really rather special click here to find out more. 

The walk was led by Dorset Dogs and the National Trust, from South Beach at Studland out to Old Harry Rocks and on to Ballard Down.  We talked about lots of things on the way - mainly our dogs, naturally!

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Milo posing for his fantastic 'litter free coast & sea' photo

Can you spare 2 minutes (really! 2 mins!) to do a Dorset Dogs survey - your help would be greatly appreciated! The survey is relevant for anyone who ever visits places like any of the Studland beaches, Arne, Lytchett Bay, Holes Bay, Baiter, Whitecliff, Hamworthy beach, Bramble Bush or Brands Bay - or anywhere else around the Poole Harbour or Studland beaches area.

Here it is: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/X3BQJ6P - just 6 quick questions!

It relates to birds overwintering in sheltered areas - the key thing being that we're being asked to prevent our dogs from setting flocks to flight as they may already be exhausted and in poor condition - see Overwintering Birds page for more

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IMPORTANT! If you have a dog or walk where dogs are walked this is relevant for YOU.

We have been invited to take part in a review of bin provision so it's well worth giving your views. nb Dorset Dogs has set up this survey to focus on bins for dog waste, drawn from the questions within the broader consultation.

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SURVEY NOW CLOSED, TO ALLOW FOR COLLATION AND DELIVERY TO CONSULTATION.  FEEDBACK WILL BE GIVEN IN AN ARTICLE AT LATER DATE.  MANY THANKS TO ALL 185 WHO TOOK PART.  

 

 

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Autumn awareness.... read more

 

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