Bristol DAWG

Greyhound and Lurcher Rescue

December 2018 

Sadly we have had to postpone the Bingo Evening on 15 December 2018. This has been rearranged for Saturday 9 February 2019.

December is a busy month for many people and we were sadly struggling with numbers. It is hoped that lots of people will be able to join us in February 2019.

We would like to thank Megan Simpkins-Jenkins, Kim Simpkins-Jenkins, Sam Machin and Teela Prater for kindly offering to organise this evening, but sure they will be there for us again in February.

1 December 2018


In conjunction with Stacey Nevill Photography we have decided to create a Bristol DAWG Calendar.

Last year was the first year in many that we did not have one and I for one missed it!

SO! If you had your dogs photo taken at Stoke Gifford Dog Show by Stacey then there is a good chance your pooch could be featuring in the 2019 calendar!

Limited run of 100 calendars are priced at £7 each - preorder yours today!

100% of ALL profit from the sale of the calendar will go to Bristol DAWG!

5 December 2018

Happy Days!!!

Our lovely little Jaclyn (above left and now renamed Tarot) has found her forever home in Oldland Common with the Molloy family and their very handsome lurcher, Vladdy. I popped back today to complete all the necessary paperwork as Tarot has been on a two week home trial due to the fact that they have a cat!!

The home trial has gone smoothly and Tarot is not interested in the cat.

Massive thank you to Jane and her lovely family for very kindly fostering Tarot for a short while whilst she was waiting for her new home.

Enjoy your new life sweet girl.

5 December 2018

Many of our followers will remember Spots/Spotty who came into the care of Bristol DAWG several weeks ago.

Poor Spots arrived in poor condition and needed lots of teeth removing - 27!!! Spots, now renamed Peggy, has found her forever home in West Devon with Carol and her other two greyhounds, what a lucky girl she is.

We promised this sweet girl that we would really do our best for her, as we do for all our dogs, but because she certainly hadn't had the best for quite a few years, she was special.

Massive thank you to Amanda Jane for yet another brilliant foster - our Princetown Branch are wonderful!!!

Have a happy life Spotty Peggy you deserve it xx

6 December 2018

At the end of this week the gallery of photos from the ball will be taken down and the money donated to Bristol DAWG. Therefore If anyone else would like any photos, could you please complete your orders by the end of this week? Thank you!

20 December 2018

We were joined today by Flint, a beautiful little whippet lurcher, who came to us via our wonderful dog warden, Celia. Flint will be available for rehoming when he has been assessed.

21 December 2018

Fund raising is carrying on apace throughout December and Karma, Spirit, Brian and Lara are collecting in Chippenham with their humans today.

23 December 2018

Well every one of you that said Gerry and Colin would be "failed fosterers" were absolutely right!!!!

Jack has been an absolute dream, he hasn't put a paw wrong. Only been with them a couple of weeks, it has been a busy time due to fundraising leading up to Christmas, but he has been an absolute star and taken everything in his stride. Amber, Trevor and Sam seem to like him - yes even Amber!!!

Thank you Eila Moloney for saving this lovely boy.

30 December 2018

Diane was  delighted to complete the final adoption of the year this afternoon. Beautiful Nancy has gone to live with James, Caroline and rascally whippet Dio (on the left above) in Cotham. She looks extremely happy in her new home and James and Caroline love her to bits already.

Many thanks to Debbie and Lee Martin who fostered Nancy while she was waiting for her forever home.

31 December 2018

"Awesome" - there is no other word to describe what we have achieved during Christmas fundraising. You may remember we set a target of £10,000 and a few people thought we were bonkers!!!

However, Christmas fundraising, in bucket collections, has raised £12,436, plus almost a further £2,000 in donations - there is still a little bit in the Justgiving Account which we cannot access yet, but know it is on its way.

In addition we ran the Shoe Box Appeal, and people gave very generously, giving us a great start with food for 2019.

With collections almost every day during December, we couldn't believe that everyone turned up at the right time - and in the right place!! It really did take some organising, well done Colin.

We are so grateful to every DAWG member that gave up so much of their time to help - we could not have done it without you.

Go Team DAWG you are all awesome.

Happy New Year to all our supporters, and let's hope we can help even more dogs during 2019.