Bristol DAWG

Greyhound and Lurcher Rescue

July 2018

1 July 2018

Diane Sweet has started an online shop on Facebook to sell items raising funds for Bristol DAWG. Check it out HERE. Payment can be made on our Just Giving page.

1 July 2018

🐾🐾Competition Time🐾🐾

To raise more funds for DAWGUST to enable Eila to rescue more wonderful dogs, we are running a photo competition. Pictures of the winners will appear on a poster advertising planned DAWGUST events. 
A shortlist will be drawn up by head judge Jake Harris, our youngest volunteer at just 10 years old. The trustees will then decide on the winners. We are looking for four winners - best Greyhound/Lurcher girl and boy, best non-pointy nose girl and boy. Please remember to tell us your dog's name.

To enter your dog/s just send a picture and donate £2 to the DAWGUST 2018 Just Giving page. Closing date for entries is Friday 20th July at 7pm. 
Sorry trustees but you cannot enter your dogs😊

Date for your diaries
The annual Iron Acton Dawgust charity walk will be held on Sunday 26 August. Full details to follow, however it will include a few refreshment (aka pub!) stops and a raffle after the walk. Hopefully the weather will be as kind as it was last year and we will see lots of hounds and their humans and raise lots of money for DAWG.

8 July 2018

Dave, Lynne and Barbara, with Lara and Spirit, managed to find some shade at Trowbridge and raised £81-32. Due to the intense heat they left Marley and Karma at home as they are both around eleven. Anyway they stayed until 2.15 but with the football as well it went very quiet, however there was a lot of interest.

11 July 2018

The best news so far this month. The lovely Ice arrived at Bristol DAWG in June 2017 from Spain, so he has been with us over a year. The life of the Galgo in Spain is not a nice one and we can only imagine what he went through, as he was such a nervous boy, especially around men.

He was lucky enough, after four months, to move into foster with Sharon and Nick Foulger and their three DAWG dogs.

Ice stayed with Sharon and Nick for eight months, but still not liking men, no matter how they tried.

Ice has now been adopted by Victoria, who also adopted Lucy from us last year and is now living happily in Bath. Ice definitely needed a friend for confidence, and Lucy was the girl for him.

We cannot thank Nick and Sharon enough for the time and patience they have shown Ice. Wonderful fosterers!!

Be happy Ice, you had a bad start, but you will have a lovely life going forward.

20 July 2018

Let's end the week with some brilliant news. Robyn our sweet little black girl has found her forever home in Martock with Suzanne. She has been in her new home since Sunday and has settled really well. Robyn waited a little longer for her new home, as the black dogs sometimes aren't chosen so quickly, but if Robyn could talk I am sure she would tell us it was well worth the wait.

Be happy Robyn, life is just about to begin x

Thanks to Diane Sweet who did travel a little further to do this home check.

Thanks also to Eila Moloney for saving Robyn.

13 July 2018

Huge thanks to Sally Campbell and everyone at Funding Animals Futures for very kindly offering to donate £100 to DAWGUST.

Let's hope we raise lots of money to enable Eila Moloney to save more dogs.

13 July 2018

Meet the next three dogs who will be making their way over the Irish Sea, on the nineteenth of this month, in search of a better life. Thank you Eila Moloney for saving them - all black and they may take a little longer to re-home but they are safe.

We have Ellie two years old, Allen three years old and Nicole who is five years old.

15 July 2018

A few pics from our Charity Dog Event today. It was so lovely to see how many people and their pups turned up to help raise £638.25 for Bristol DAWG!
Massive thanks to Penny Owen and Georgina Portch for organising a fabulous day. Everybody really enjoyed it. 

21 July 2018

Nuala’s lovely humans are have created these fabulous frames, with your dogs name as a mount!

Not only have they donated one of each size to the DAWGUST auction, but they are also donating 15% off the sale price of each one sold to DAWG!

You can order them HERE

22 July 2018

Everyone at Bristol DAWG would like to thank Gina Green and her team for a lovely event yesterday. We all thoroughly enjoyed the afternoon.

Thank you to all the DAWG dogs that came along to see us, it was amazing to see so many of you, especially dogs that we re-homed, five, six or seven years ago still going strong and looking in fabulous condition.

As usual people were very generous and Jane's stall raised an amazing £250.

A special thank you to everyone who popped money in our "DAWGUST" bucket for the lovely Eila Moloney, which raised £185 - unbelievable, people are just so generous.

Lastly thank you to the people who very kindly helped us pack up at the end of the day in the heat, your help was much appreciated.

25 July 2018


Thank you to everyone who entered the photo competition to raise funds for DAWGUST. Our chief judge Jake Harris came to the kennels today and had a really tough decision as there were so many great dogs and fab pictures. In between playtime with the kennel dogs, he did manage to pick the winners......drum roll.....

Dave, Nuala, Billy Fox and Fraggle

Congratulations to the winners. They will appear on the DAWGUST poster shortly. Many thanks to Jake for being a fab judge and to you for raising £150 for Eila Moloney.

26 July 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!

28 July 2018

Please note that, due to the dire weather forecast, the Cream Tea Afternoon has been postponed from 29 July to 5 August. All other details remain the same and we hope we can still look forward to seeing you all there.

28 July 2018

Thank you to Dave, Lynne, Barbara and the dogs who very kindly undertook a collection in Shepton Mallet today and collected £57.27 for DAWGUST.

28 July 2018

Greyt night playing bingo in aid of Dawgust. As ever thanks are due to everyone involved in the organisation of the evening, but extra special thanks to Colin, our Fund Raising Coordinator. Colin not only makes an absolutely brilliant bingo caller - i think he missed his vocation - but, for the second year running, he has matched the total for the evening, pushing the amount raised to over £1,500! This from someone who already puts an awful lot of time and effort into supporting DAWG. Thank you Colin!

29 July 2018

Lucky Red has landed on all four paws.

He has found his forever home with Chris and Sharon who live in Severn Beach. When Gerry went to complete the paperwork this afternoon she couldn't believe how settled he was, it looked like he had been there all his life, he just seemed so happy and content.

Thank you both for giving this sweet boy a lovely home, and thanks for the donation to our "DAWGUST" appeal - you are very kind.

Look forward to seeing him again next week at the Cream Tea Afternoon.

One last thank you to Jo Upton for fostering Red whilst he was waiting for that special home.

30 July 2018

Another happy ending! Bernie has found her forever home in Princetown, West Devon with Shelia and Gregg. What a lucky girl she is to have found such a lovely home. Her cheeky side is starting to come out, but Shelia and Gregg are absolutely thrilled with her and she has settled into home life so quickly.

Thank you to Eila Moloney for saving this sweet girl and thanks to Amanda Jane for transporting Bernie and helping Shelia and Gregg.

Have a lovely life Bernie.

30 July 2018

If anyone's on holiday West Devon, Dartmoor way, Amanda Jane has a stall at our local school's 10 day craft fair, raising funds for DAWGUST. Princetown Primary School, same village as HMP Dartmoor. 1-10 August

31 July 2018

Thank you to Wendy, Rachel, Suus, Chris and Sharon for their recent generous donations to Dawgust.

31 July 2018

There are now 90 lots on the DAWGUST Auction.

The auction raises a good amount of money for DAWGUST each year and there are always many excellent lots to bid on - definitely something for everyone!

Find it HERE