Bristol DAWG

Greyhound and Lurcher Rescue

January 2022

We are now in a position to offer boarding to dogs that have been previous residents of Bristol DAWG. Spaces will be limited, as we only want to keep this on a small scale, but we are constantly asked for recommendations when people are looking to go on holiday or that odd weekend away.
To leave your dog with us we would need to see proof that your dog is fully vaccinated and has had the kennel cough vaccine – sadly we are not able to accept any dogs without up to date vaccinations. 

1 January 2022

It was lovely to meet up with so many Bristol Dawgers and their hounds this morning. The walk really helped blow the cobwebs away after the excesses of the festive season! Thank you all for coming along.

2 January 2022

In gratitude for lovely Bridie Boo who came from DAWG Carol Bath is doing 'Dry January' and won't be touching a drop until the month is over!!
She's set up a Just Giving page and put it on here because she's hoping to raise some money for Bristol DAWG Greyhound & Lurcher Rescue please sponsor her if you can, it will be much appreciated and give her the encouragement she'll need to complete the task!

3 January 2022

First adoption of the year. Petite, pretty girl Poppy has gone to live with her new family in Nailsea, fast becoming the greyhound capital of North Somerset! This little sweetie may take a little while to settle but will love running around the big garden with the children.

5 January 2022

Congreytulations to this month's lottery winners:

£200 - Stephanie Price

 £50 - Jean Parsons 

7 January 2022

Blue and Danny arrived at the rescue centre at silly o'clock this morning and will be looking for their forever sofas when they are fully assessed.

9 January 2022

Gerry went to Bradford on Avon this morning to complete the paperwork for Violet. If ever a dog deserved a lovely home it is Violet, but at nine years old and not having the best life to date, we know that she is now in the best possible home she could be.
Violet is now living with Jane, Nano and Figgy, two very handsome male galgos, who are also nine years old and Bristol DAWG dogs. Nano and Violet love to play, Figgy is a little more reserved, and Violet has now even got some new doggie friends.
You may have waited a while for your forever home Violet, but we know you have definitely landed on all four paws with your new family.
Be happy lovely girl.
Thank you Jane for giving Violet the chance she so deserved.

14 January 2022

Many of you will not even know that we had this little girl as the home trial and adoption happened so quickly.
Willow, who is only seven months old, was handed in by a member of the public due to health problems. Willow was lucky enough to go on home trial straight away with Daryl Litten, Jemma Semadeni, Poppy (the lurcher) and a lovely cat.
After Willow being a little confused to start with, all has gone really well over the last two weeks and she was able to find her forever home with the minimum amount of stress for her.
She is a complete ball of soft fluffy fur and an absolutely sweetheart and, as you can see, she is getting on well with Poppy.
Have a happy life sweet girl.

16 January 2022

Great news! Birdy (now renamed BB) has gone to her forever home in Little Stoke with Margaret and Dave. She is living less than a mile away from Gerry, so hopefully we will get lots of news of her.
Thank you to Margaret and Dave for adopting BB and to our good friend Eila Moloney for rescuing her in Ireland.

18 January 2022

It's official, paperwork completed this morning, Lightning (now renamed Charlie) has found his forever home with the Melson family in Portishead.
Charlie has already found the sofa and looked very much at home when I visited this morning, although he is still learning about the big wide world outside.
Thank you for adopting this lovely boy and we hope you have many happy years together.
Thanks also to Eila Moloney for rescuing him and sending him to us.

25 January 2022

Two new boys are crossing the Irish Sea as we speak and should be with us in the early hours. Meet Boo and Sunny, both young boysThink of Kevin and Diane Sweet running around in their jammies to settle these lovely lads in, especially as it is so cold out there.

30 January 2022

Know this is a little long, but really do feel the need to thank so many people.
30th January 2022 – What a Greyt Day!! I think Bristol DAWG can safely say their tenth “Doggie Day” was a huge success – it fact it was a record breaker!!
We were amazed at how many former Bristol DAWG dogs brought their owners along to see us!! – it’s so rewarding to see so many of our dogs, which are now in loving, forever homes, as many have not had the best start in life. So to all Bristol DAWG dogs, it was wonderful to see you and it makes all our hard work so worthwhile.
We would like to thank Maria Lowe of Viking Vets who did a brilliant job judging the dog show, with so many dogs to choose from it was very difficult. Well done Maria, and thank you for all your help, support and hard work.
Thanks to Colin who helped Maria by stewarding the dog show. Leading up to the show he helped Gerry with admin and basically did everything she asked and more – no wonder he says he is “her long suffering husband”!!
Well done to Sue and Dave for the speed in which they dealt with the dog show registration, as always they did a brilliant job.
Fastest Sprint (with added distractions!!) – Nina, Jess and Ian very kindly ran this between them during the day and it turned out to be great fun with lots of laughter coming from the far side of the arena, the treats half way into the sprint seemed to stop quite a lot of dogs in their tracks.
Refreshments – Carol, Julie, Julie H, John and Norman worked really hard and, although busy most of the time, they seemed to keep the queue down so people didn’t have to wait long. You did a brilliant job, thank you. Thank  you to Carol Phillips for all the refreshments provided, you are extremely kind. Thank you also to Linda who provided all the cold drinks. Thank you Alison Howard for the hundred cup cakes you made. Thanks to all our lovely volunteers who made cakes and delivered them on the day (too many of you to mention). A record total for refreshments!!
Jane, Lyn and Diane’s DAWG Stall (helped by Scott and Daisy) did really well selling lovely collars, coats, toys, leads, knitted greyhounds – lots of items were handmade by Jane and Lyn, well done all of you, brilliant job.
Thanks to Jan who also very kindly made various items to sell for Bristol DAWG – thank you for supporting us.
Hilary Ann, who runs the on-line shop, brought along lots of donated items to sell – hope your garage is a bit clearer now!!! Great job.
Julie and Sue very kindly ran a stall and lucky dip – again all proceeds to DAWG. Plus Sue makes amazing cakes!!
Platinum Petcare – the dogs’ favourite stall, so many natural treats. Thank you for your wonderful support, not only at this show but also throughout 2021.
Avalon thank you so much you did a wonderful job with the nail clipping, again with donations taken coming to Bristol DAWG, you are very kind.
Well done Hilary and Nina who braved the cold doorway to take the entrance money – bit chilly ladies.
Thank you to Funding Animals Futures who organised a tombola for us and donated the proceeds to Bristol DAWG – very kind ladies as I know you did this last year as well.
Thanks to all the stallholders who supported the event – hopefully see you next year.
Thank you to Julie and Nick Windows, who very kindly helped Gerry and Colin on Saturday afternoon set up the arena ready for Sunday morning. Thank you also to everyone who helped pack up at the end of the day.
Thank you to everyone who came along and supported our event and helped us to raise an amazing £3,816.
Best In Show was a Greyhound called “Finn” – lovely boy, who has definitely made his owners very proud. Reserve Best In Show was a beautiful Rough Collie called Mischa.
Really hope nobody's been missed out, but a huge thank you to every single volunteer who helped during the day.