Bristol DAWG

Greyhound and Lurcher Rescue

March 2016

2 March 2016

We would like to thank Dawn Faulkner and Dean Stroud for their very kind donation. We are so grateful to the very kind people who support us.

3 March 2016

Megan has once again organised a Dog First Aid Course. Those who went on the last one found it was brilliant, with lots of information, especially if you have an emergency and don't know what to do!!

Bristol DAWG receive half of the proceeds from the evening, so not only would you pick up invaluable information, which could save your dog's life, but you would be helping the charity.

Everyone receives a First Aid Kit which is brilliant - well worth the money alone.

We obviously want to fill all the spaces so if you are interested please e-mail Megan (details below) - look forward to seeing you on the evening.

Wednesday 16th March at 7.30pm
Highcroft vets Whitchurch
Places are £10

To reserve your place, please send Megan a message along with payment via PayPal, using the friends and family option, to: [email protected]
Price includes a first aid kit

4 March 2016

We are absolutely delighted that Austin has found a new home with Christine, Simon and their beautiful boxer (Bella) in Bath. Apparently Bella and Austin love each other and spend hours playing. Another happy ending.

8 March 2016

This afternoon we had to say goodbye to our special boy, Ricky. It is probably one of the hardest things we have ever had to do. Over the last four weeks he has had numerous tests, x-rays, an MRI scan and a spinal tap, none of which indicated what was wrong. Today we went to the vets again for an ultrasound which revealed that he had a tumour between his bowel and bladder which was slowly bleeding into his abdomen. He has been such a brave boy these last four weeks, and didn't appear to be distressed or in pain (but we all know dogs hide pain well).

We will miss our special lad so much as he was one of the nicest, gentlest, most polite dogs you could ever wish to meet.

Run free at the bridge big boy - we will never forget you.

(The above was written by Gerry Watkins and, although Rick was not a DAWG dog, he has been the most wonderful ambassador for the charity we could ever wish to have - thank you Rick, we love you and we share your parents' grief)

7 March 2016

Brilliant news - Teddy, our big brindle and white boy, has found his forever sofa with Suzy and Charlie. He went off to his new home on Saturday, he has been a really good lad, and they have already said they can't imagine life without him.

Thank you so much for giving Teddy a wonderful new home.

10 March 2016

Our new boys and girls eventually made it over the Irish Sea last night after a short delay because of bad weather. Thank you to Kristie for getting up in the early hours to settle them in.

Keep watching for further details.

15 March 2016

The things people will do to raise funds for Bristol DAWG! Meet Dave Shorney (or Mother Christmas!!), Dave works in a large distribution centre, working nights, his colleagues sponsored him to dress up over the festive season and work through the night - he assured me that at 3.00 am in the warehouse his tights weren't that warm!!

It has taken a little while to collect monies due to varying shift patterns, but Dave raised an amazing £249 - thank you so much Dave our hounds are truly grateful. Lovely picture I am sure you will all agree!!

14 March 2016

Suzy Pawsey who has just adopted the lovely Teddy has decided to run in the Bristol 10K to raise funds for Bristol DAWG. As you all know, the more money we can raise the more dogs we can help, so if you can spare a couple of pounds please sponsor her via her Justgiving page - just click on the link below.:

Thank you to all our wonderful supporters.

15 March 2016
A big thank you to my very good friend, Maxine Molton, for her very generous donation - you are a very kind lady.

15 March 2016

Congratulations to our hard working and super efficient secretary who has been nominated for the Petplan Animal Charity Volunteer of the Year. Wouldn't it be greyt if she won?! Good luck Gerry!

16 March 2016
Thank you to everyone who attended the first aid course tonight. £120 raised for Bristol DAWG. Huge thank you to Gill Tooze for organising and to Amie for giving such a fabulous talk!!

17 March 2016

In less than a month Luna and Figura will be leaving Spain for new homes in the UK. They are leaving Spain on 13 th April and should be here by 15/16th depending on the route.

We had fawn ones last time but this time brindles are the lucky ones.

24 March 2016

We would like to say a massive "thank you" to Jan Lasenby who very kindly attended a Craft Fayre and raised an amazing £79 for Bristol DAWG. Well done Jan you are very kind.

17 March 2016

More good news, Brandon has found his forever home in Weston-Super-Mare with Cora and Fergus. Brandon is probably the biggest greyhound that Bristol DAWG have ever rehomed, but he is also one of the gentlest. Being so big, we thought we would have trouble finding him a home, how wrong were we!! Just goes to show that smaller is not necessarily easier.

He has been in his new home since Saturday and he has been such a good boy - in fact he hasn't put a paw wrong.

Thank you to Cora and Fergus for giving Brandon a wonderful home.

17 March 2016
Massive thanks to the Committee of Christmas on the Hill for their donation of £50. Look forward to seeing you next year.

28 March 2016


We will this week be launching our next online dog show as a fundraiser for Bristol DAWG. The photos entered will all also go forward for the 2017 calendar.

To help us raise as much money as possible for DAWG we are looking for kind companies or Individuals to sponsor a class. Perhaps in memory of a dog now at the bridge or to promote your company?

The cost will be £5 per class (12 to choose from) and all businesses will get a link to their Facebook page or website. All individuals will have their name and who/why they are sponsoring the class for.

If you would like to sponsor a class then please let me know and which you'd like to sponsor and I will send the details on how to pay

1. Prettiest Bitch
2. Most Handsome Dog
3. Best Action Shot
4. Best Beach shot
5. Best Festive Pic
6. Golden Oldie (over 8years)
7. Best Puppy (under 1year)
8. Funniest Face
9. Cutest doggie couple
10. Best greyhound or Lurcher
11. Fancy Dress
12. Bad hair day
13. Best pedigree
14. Best crossbreed

26 March 2016
Although the weather was not on their side yesterday and the wind and rain kept people away, our wonderful Wiltshire supporters, Dave, Lynne, Barbara and Ciaran, found an empty shop doorway for the dogs, Rudi, Marley, Karma and Spirit, and managed  to collect £102.24p. People who met them were very interested in the dogs, DAWG and all the work everyone does to help the dogs find their forever homes.   

31 March 2016

We would like to say a huge thank you to Michelle Smith and the team at Pets at Home VIP Charity for the amazing pallet of goodies which arrived today. On this pallet were hundreds of pounds worth of good quality dry and tinned food, toys, collars, leads, beds etc. When you are a small charity like Bristol DAWG, donations like this are invaluable.

Thank you Michelle for helping us to help the dogs in our care. Thank you also Phil, Manager at Pets At Home, Bradley Stoke for storing the food for a couple of days whilst we found somewhere to keep it.

31 March 2016

Thank you Wendy for your latest generous donation, we are always most grateful for your support.