Love Dogs... Love Nature

September 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 September members.....

Jade 1949


Liz describes Jade as 'an amazing, special girl'. 

This 11 year old Border Collie walks in the woods and beaches and particularly likes Highcliffe and Hengistbury Head.

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!

Pootle 1938


Pootle is a 27 month old English Springer Spaniel from Bournemouth who is a Gundog in training and loves water, mud, people and retrieving.

Pootle enjoys a good walk around Rockford Common and also Meyrick Park which features on the Out & About pages.



Sky 1939



Sky has just been adopted from the RSPCA at Ashley Heath. He is a 15 week old Husky cross Border Collie and Kelly describes him as a 'big, soppy bundle of fun who loves to explore his new surroundings!'

Our sociable Guided Walks are the perfect way to explore different parts of the Dorset countryside - find out more on the 'Events' page or on the Dorset Dogs Facebook page.

Boo 1943



Boo the 8 year old Pomeranian loves paddleboarding and Sarah was kind enough to send us a photo of Boo in action.  

Boo is a regular walker at Hengistbury Head and the River Stour beaches.

Eddie 1944


Wendy says of 2 year old Border Collie / Jack Russell cross Eddie 'he is so fun, full of life and energy with lots of love to give.'

Wendy and Eddie would recommend Blandford Milldown for a good walk.

Asta 1946



A 9 week old Staffordshire Bull Terrier / American Mastiff cross from Bournemouth who lives with Thor.



Thor 1946

and Thor 

Thor is also a 9 week Staffordshire Bull Terrier / American Mastiff cross.

Asta and Thor will be enjoying walks in the New Forest.






Jack 1950



Brenda told us that 'Jack had a rough start to life but now all that is behind him'. Brenda also said that Jack has changed their lives and they've made some really nice friends through him.

Jack, a Border Collie / Jack Russell cross regularly walks The Fleet, Curtis Fields, the Causeway, Rodwell Trail and Smallmouth Beach.

Tess 1951


September must be Collie month! Introducing Tess, a Collie / Lurcher cross from Devon. Joanna wrote that 'they enjoy holidaying in Dorset and have used the Dorset Dogs website lots this year to plan dog friendly days out - a fantastic resource thank you.'

What a fantastic endorsement - thank you Joanna. 

For information about dog friendly cafes, restaurants and pubs, visitor attractions and accommodation visit the Dog Friendly page.


Freddie 1952


And finally for our photo members is 2 year old Jack Russell / Pug cross Freddie. Donna says that rescue dog Freddie tries hard to play.

Freddie regularly walks in Verwood.





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:

ALBUS a 15 month old Labradoodle is crazy for water and mud and enjoys walks in Upton Country Park

MAISIE and BELLA ​a year old  Spaniel / Terrier and 11 year old Lurcher from Ferndown enjoy walks in West Parley Woods and Common, Hengistbury Head and the Stour River. Elaine told us that Maisie and Bella love nordic walking and the three of them walk as one (although the little one tends to lead). 

ROSIE a 2 year old Staffy cross from Wimborne regularly walks on Bytheway Field 

HONEY is an 8 year old Labrador from Dorchester who enjoys walks at West Knighton and Thorncombe Wood.

PIXIE a Miniature Pinscher from Fordingbridge is 11 years old. Pixie likes to walk at Hengistbury Head, the New Forest and Fordingbridge. 

OSCAR and SASHA a 9 year old West Highland Terrier and Newfoundland from Ferndown like walking on Bournemouth beaches. 

TILLY a 2 year old West Highland Terrier who according to Natalie is a mud loving, volleyball playing thief who regularly walks at Redhill Common.

ALFIE a 13 month old Dachshund loves Kinson Common as there is a dog friendly community there.   

TIA and CHLOE and JAZZ are 7 year old Cavalier King Charles Spaniels and a Chihuahua from Poole. Jacky says that her dogs are the most important girls in her life.

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.