Love Dogs... Love Nature

May 2018 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 May members.....

Millie 2076


Mille is a 5 month old Chihuahua Jack Russell cross from Bournemouth who loves walking everywhere and recently had her first trip to the beach - although she wasn't too sure about the waves!

Millie's favourite beaches are Lulworth Cove and Kimmeridge Bay.

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 - at this time of year dogs need to stay on the paths with us in those areas.

Check out the 'out & about' pages to find off-lead places to go, all-year round dog-friendly beaches and more information about nature reserves and their wildlife too!

Lady 2079


This 11 year old Collie cross from Bere Regis normally walks in Wareham Forest, Mays Field, Arne and around Blandford.

Paula told us that Lady loves to walk and play anywhere she can run and meet other doggy friends.

Paula and Lady recommend Wareham Forest all year round, Blackhills for the bluebells in Spring and any of Dorset's beaches.


Pippa 2080


Pippa is a 1 year old Shih Tzu from Poole who walks at Upton Country Park, Sandbanks and Poole Park. 


Yoshi 2081


This 11 month old Japanese Akita regularly walks in Shaftesbury Town Centre and Parks and he also enjoys walks anywhere near a beach or in woodland.

Juno says that regularly walking in the town centre and parks is helping Yoshi get socialised while still having natural spaces to walk in. 

Rosie 2082


Rosie is a 1 year old Labrador Retriever from Donhead St Andrew who isn't fussy where she walks as long as there is sea, sand and a tennis ball! Rosie especially likes a walk on Studland Beach.

Sam told us that as new dog owners they are looking for any advice - there is lots of information in our 'Wagipawdia' or why not join us on one of our sociable Guided Walkies - details on the Events page.


Chino 2083


This 2 year old Sprocker is a regular walker at Upton Country Park, Wareham Forest, Haskels Rec, Turners Orchard and Whitecliff Park - where Chino demonstrated his skills on our 'Have a Go' Activity at one of our Pitstops earlier this year.

Peter told us that  they rehomed Chino at just over a year old and have been having training for Obedience, Rally'o' and Agility with the Wessex Dog Training Club. Chino achieved his Good Citizen Bronze Award in November. He will be taking part in demonstrations for the club at various shows this year including Dorset Dogs Festival at Upton Country Park - we look forward to seeing you in action Chino!

Chino loves anywhere he can run off lead and play with other dogs.


Zippy 2084


Zippy is a very well travelled dog! John told us that this 8 year old Whippet cross joined them in their touring caravan on a six month tour of Europe. They visited 10 countries and travelled 10,000 miles!

Now back in Dorset, Zippy enjoys a walk at Hamworthy Park and Upton Country Park.


Daisy 2085


Daisy is a 4 year old Beagle from Ferndown who would recommend Hengistbury Head as a great dog walking site in the Winter.

Daisy is currently resisting all efforts to get her to bring the tennis ball back...

Fred 2086


Fenella says that Fred, the 6 year old Jack Russell is a real livewire! He is a rescue dog who is very friendly to people.

Fred regularly walks at Binnegar Common, Wareham Forest, Studland, Ringstead Bay and Middlebere and loves a walk along the coast path.


Ted 2088


A 2 year old Dachshund Lhaso Apso cross who enjoys walks around Lulworth.


Sparkle 2089


Sparkle the Labradoodle is very friendly and mad about balls.




Another pair of well travelled dogs, Poppy and Bertie, who arrived with Nicky in March when returning to the UK from Australia after 30 years.



Bertie 2090

and Bertie

Bertie, a 2 year old Cavalier King Charlies Spaniel and Poppy, a 3 and a half year old Cavapoo regularly walk in Cannon Hill Woods and Highcliffe Beach. 

Percy 1034


Last of our photo members is Percy who likes to walk around Okeford Hill and Hinton St Mary.


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:

RALPH a 3 year old Border Collie cross who regularly walks in Wareham Forest.

WOODY is a 6 month old Labradoodle from Broadstone who walks on Canford Heath, Broadstone Recreation Ground and Dunyeats Heath and suggests Studland - Shell Beach round to Knoll Beach as a great dog walk.

EDWARD and ANGEL enjoy walks in Kinson and on the beach. Edward is a 11 year old Cocker Spaniel and 7 month old Chihuahua.

MARLEY and HENRY are Golden Retrievers (8 and 4 years old), whose favourite place is Hengistbury Head.  

GRACE a 1 year old Labradoodle from Colehill who usually walks in Colehill, Bytheway Field and Cannon Hill Woods.


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.