Love Dogs... Love Nature

November 2017 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 November members.....

Luna 1964


Luna and Obi were rescued from Spain and have been enjoying walks in the Purbecks and by the sea.

Luna is a 4 month old Basset Fauve de Bretagne.

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 - in autumn and winter it's the birds who flock to our Dorset coast who need extra care....


The flocks may be exhausted and hungry after long journeys or simply trying to survive the winter so we can help by keeping our distance and making sure our dogs do too, so they can feed and rest in peace. Find out more about them or do our quiz by clicking here!

Obi 1964

and Obi 

Obi is a 1 year old Griffon Fauve de Bretagne.

Kate told us that they are looking for enclosed fields - find out more about securely fenced sites, enclosures and fields in our Wagipawdia or about the securely fenced area at Upton Country Park and Slades.

Rosie 1965



Rosie is a 4 year old Cockapoo from Bournemouth who likes to walk at Kings Park, Queens Park and most of all Hengistbury Head.


Gilbert 1966



Gilbert is a 2 year old Whippet who lives with Gracie in Sturminster Newton.

We were very happy to meet Gilbert and Gracie at the Sandbanks Guided Walkies earlier this month.


Gracie 1966

and Gracie

Gracie is a 1 year old Whippet. 

Gilbert and Gracie recently moved to Dorset and have been discovering new walks daily. They love woodland walks and Studland or any other sandy beach walks all year round.

If you are new to the area and want to explore Dorset with your dogs you will find lots of great walks on the Out & About pages of the website or join us on one of our sociable Guided Walkies - details on the Events page.

Amber 1968


Diane told us that this photo of 7 year old Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, Amber, was taken in Witchampton in a wood filled with Snowdrops. If you are lucky you may also see a resident Kingfisher that lives on the river.

Other than Witchampton, Amber enjoys walks at Potterne Park, Verwood, Stephen's Castle and Wimborne.

Rudy 1970



A 2 year old Siberian Husky from Poole, Carla tells us that Rudy is a beautiful boy with a fantastic and fun nature. He can be a little bit mischievous but his eyes make you melt. 

Rudy regularly walks in Bourne Valley, Slades Farm and Branksome Chine but his favourite place is the beach.



Pippi 1972


And last for our photo members is 1 year old Pippi. Linda says that Pippi likes to take her for walks to see her friends every day. She loves her ball and Linda, in that order, and she loves your ball even more! She also loves to eat rotten fish and earth! 

Pippi is a regular at Baiter Park and recommends walking the Dorset coast along the South West Coast Path, part of which was the very first section of the coast path that will ultimately go all around the English Coast (the England Coast Path).


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:

DARCY and JASMINE are 3 and 7 year ols Labradors from Upwey who enjoy walking at Thorncombe Woods. We were very pleased to meet Darcy and Jasmine at the Shell Bay Guided Walkies this month.

BOWIE ​a 3 month old Floodle is too young to walk at the moment but will soon be exploring Baiter Park, Canford Heath and the Bournemouth Beaches as well as Sandbanks to Studland Beach and up to Old Harry Rocks. Bowie is the second generation of Floodle's (Flat Coated Retriever / Poodle cross) in the family. 

LIFFEY is a Springer Spaniel / Fox Terrier cross from Poole. This 8 year old walks around Poole and also Sandbanks, Studland and Potterne Park to Moors Valley.


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.