Bristol DAWG

Greyhound and Lurcher Rescue

October 2017

5 October 2017

Hilary, Gerry, Colin and Diane attended the Pensioners Club at Frenchay this afternoon with Poppy, Kookie, Amber, Trevor and Big Ted, to give a presentation and do a meet and greet. It was a thoroughly enjoyable afternoon for all and the members collected a very generous donation of more than £90. Thank you for inviting us.

6 October 2017

A message from Eila Moloney:

I received this check from Dawgust. i am humbled and amazed at how much was raised. I can't thank you all enough. From me and all the dogs that ye have saved and those that will be helped thank you all.

8 October 2017

Thanks to Diane Sweet, who organised a stall at the Portishead Car Boot Sale today, with the help of Jess Ward, which raised £165.46

12 October 2017

We were joined in the early hours of this morning by two beautiful black boys from Ireland. More details when they have been assessed. Thanks as ever to Kristie and James for getting up to welcome the new arrivals.

14 October 2017

Paperwork all done and ready to be posted to make Razzle's adoption official. Such a lovely girl who has been very lucky to have found a great home with the Barker family in Yelverton, Devon.

We must say a massive "thank you" to Amanda Jane and Mike for very kindly fostering this sweet girl whilst she has been waiting for her forever sofa!! Our sub branch in Yelverton are doing a greyt job with their foster dogs - see you soon !!!!

15 October 2017

The very handsome and loveable Alan Sugar has gone to live in Wales with Val Jones and her husband. They recently lost their beloved greyhound Dan who, although he was not a Bristol DAWG, was much loved by the volunteers and was always treated as one of our own when he stayed at the kennels. We all have very happy memories of Dan from his last stay shortly before he went to the Bridge. Val have paid the finest possible tribute they can to Dan by giving a home to another rescue dog - we all wish you well.

15 October 2017

Gerry spent a lovely hour in Bath this afternoon with Victoria Jones who has adopted our very special Lucy. What a difference in this young lady in a very short time.

Lucy arrived from Ireland nervous and particularly afraid of men, she went into foster with the wonderful Anne and Barry, and once again they worked their magic with this sweet girl.

Once she had been spayed we started the search for a quiet home, and along came Vicky. Lucy has been on home trial for the last three weeks as we really needed to get it right for everyone, so it was lovely to see her looking so happy today - Anne and Barry went along too and they were thrilled to see what a wonderful home Lucy has.

Lucy also has a friend, very similar to her little friend in Ireland, called Pippin, and the girls are getting on well together.

Thank you Vicky for giving Lucy such a greyt home.

18 October 2017

The beautiful Gilly, with her new teddy, who was formally adopted tonight by Rachy Walch and her family. Good luck to you all, may you have many happy years together. We look forward to keeping in touch with you on Facebook.

20 October 2017                 

What an amazing success our second Grand Charity Ball was! The evening included a fascinating talk by Pen Farthing, the founder of Nowzad, an Auction, a Raffle and two songs from the very talented Emma Taylor. Congratulations to Megan Simpkins-Jenkins, who conceived the original idea and is the principal organiser.

The evening raised the amazing sum of £5246.21

26 October 2017

We're all looking forward to welcoming three new little Irish girlies to Bristol DAWG in the early hours of Saturday morning. Looking forward to meeting you Lara, Linda and Missy.

26 October 2017

Jess and Diane will be doing another car boot next Sunday, 5 November at Easter Compton, with proceeds to DAWG. If you're having a pre-Christmas clearout and have some quality stuff that they can sell, please let them know. They still have three boxes of DVDs leftover from the last car boot so no more of these please. Thank you.

26 October 2017

Ball 2018 - Saturday 27th October 2018

This evening, Colin, Gerry, Kim and Megan have been to visit a new venue for next year's ball.

The 2018 ball will be held at Aztec West Hotel and Spa - a beautiful four star hotel.

You get a menu choice of three starters, five mains and four desserts - and not a brownie in sight!

We will hold ticket prices at £40 and a deposit of £15 secures your seat.

We have taken on board all of the feedback from this year and moving venue, we feel, is the best thing to do to take the ball to the next level.

28 October 2017

Gerry spent a lovely hour yesterday morning with Helen and her daughter who live in Yate. They have just adopted the lovely Tilly, and in just twenty four hours she has really settled - in fact she hasn't put a paw wrong. Slept all through the night, no accidents, and has been very well behaved. Thank you for giving this sweet girl another chance in life.

29 October 2017

Today Gerry met with Carol and Graham who have now adopted Bridie - what a sweet girl. Sadly Carol and Graham recently lost their beloved Archie, a very handsome big black greyhound, so wanted to get a friend for Dolly, their lovely black girl. Dolly was initially very particular when she visited the kennels about who she was going to share her home with, but things couldn't have worked out better and the girls are getting along well.

Thank you Carol and Graham for giving Bridie a wonderful new home, she is only a baby, so she will bring you years of fun and enjoyment.