Bristol DAWG

Greyhound and Lurcher Rescue

March 2018

1 March 2018

Dennis has gone to his new home today to live with Elaine and Terry in Pucklechurch. Thank you both for giving this lovely boy another chance in life.
Massive thanks must go to Karen Austin and her family for very kindly fostering Dennis whilst he
was waiting for his forever home. Once again you did an amazing job Karen and we know how hard it was for you to let this special boy go.
Thanks also to Karen and Gerry, as  both of them  had to brave the weather this morning to get Dennis to his new home.

3 March 2018

Amazing online auction yet again - in excess of £1,500!!!! Well done to Megan and Kim for organising and thanks to Emma and Ruth for helping with packing this afternoon, think we got it all done in record time of under two hours.

Lots of items to be collected, so please check where your item is and collect asap if you can.

Massive thanks for Megan and Kim for organising, thanks to everyone who donated items, and to all the people who very kindly bid.

Pictured above are the intrepid packers resting after their task was completed.

4 March 2018

Caroline McNally is still collecting hard and raising money for Bristol DAWG.
She will be doing a fourteen mile walk with ten friends on Saturday 17 march from Bath to Bradford-on-Avon, with all monies going to Bristol DAWG.
They are doing well but would really appreciate any extra sponsors they can get.  

5 March 2018

Keep watching this space - we are expecting three or four new dogs to arrive from our good friend Eila in Ireland, probably some time on Thursday.

9 March 2018

The above three beauties arrived at the kennels in the early hours of this morning and, as usual, were settled in by Kristie and James who earn our fervent thanks yet again. From the left: Rhonda, Robyn and Roger.

14 March 2018

Thank you to Westerleigh WI who invited us to give a presentation for them. Hilary, Gerry, Diane and Colin attended with Kookie, Poppy, Amber, Trevor, Sam and Big Ted. It was a very enjoyable evening and raised almost £150!

17 March 2018

Greyt news!!! Stride and Pixie have found their forever home together in Warmley with the Jones family, previous greyhound owners who visited the kennels and fell in love with this lively pair!!

Debbie did the handover today, as they have been in their new home since Monday and all is going well.

Thank you for giving these two beautiful dogs a second chance in life.

17 March 2018

They did it! Fourteen miles walked by Caroline McNally and her friends. They lost one after seven miles, but seven finished the full course and then discovered after they'd finished that they'd actually walked closer to eighteen miles! They started in the snow and ended in the snow. The last mile was painful but we are very proud of them all.
Thank you so so much to everyone who sponsored them. It means the world to them how kind you have all been.
Gerry and Trevor attended the start to see them on their way.
The total raised was over £700 including gift aid. 
What a wonderful effort - well done all of you.

14 March 2018

Brilliant news our sweet little Missy has found her forever home in Winterbourne with Jan and Keith Lasenby and their two dogs, Skip and Dinah (both Bristol DAWG dogs).

We must say a massive thank you to Catherine Hendy and her family for another successful foster. We know this was a difficult foster as Missy did make your allergies worse, but you didn't give up on her and continued with the antihistamines!!

20 March 2018

We are now taking deposits for this year's Charity Ball tickets - we need to pay the hotel soon so we need to get deposits in ASAP!

All new venue for 2018 with a fantastic menu which gives you a choice from three starters, five mains and four deserts.

We have secured an extremely good rate for Bed and Breakfast at this gorgeous hotel - just off the motorway.

Deposits are £15 per person or £150 per table. 
Final Balance is due by 1 September

We sold out last year and I know most people are looking to come back - so get in early!

Looking forward to smashing the £5,500 we made last year!

21 March 2018

Gerry spent a lovely hour in Clevedon this morning with Sue and Andrew who have adopted the lovely Hazel (now renamed Gracie). Hazel arrived with her sister, Chanel, both were very timid girls, but we managed to move both into foster quite quickly.

Love the name change and Gracie is certainly enjoying her new life and, in just two weeks, has had so many new experiences, even appearing on Clevedon Pier Facebook page as "dog of the day".

I am so proud of Sue and Andrew as they are first time dog owners and they have researched, listened and taken every bit of  advice that we have given and, because of this, everything has gone so smoothly. Think it is fair to say they are both totally smitten!! In just two weeks they can see a change in Gracie and her cheeky side is starting to appear.

I must say a massive "thank you" to Eila Moloney as without her Gracie would not have found her forever home in the UK - she works tirelessly to save these beautiful dogs.

Bristol DAWG cannot thank Ann and Barry enough for yet another fabulous foster whilst she was waiting for her forever home and she was certainly pleased to see you this morning when we arrived - they never forget the people who are kind.

Enjoy your new life Gracie you have fallen on all four paws.

25 March 2018

Thank you to Dave, Immy and Faith who very kindly did a car boot this morning and raised £74.21. We are so grateful for the help and support you give to Bristol DAWG.

31 March 2018

Thank you to Dave, Lynne & Barbara for undertaking a meet and greet this Easter which raised an amazing £162.50. Marley, Karma, Spirit and Lara which such good dogs, but did need the blankets as it was a little chilly!!