Bristol DAWG

Greyhound and Lurcher Rescue

October 2018 

2 October 2018

Congratulations to the wonderful Kristie Davies of Tonew Kennels, and her husband James, on the birth of their 9lb 15oz son Jesse Reece today! With love from all at Bristol DAWG xxx

1 October 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!

7 October 2018

Jim and Natalie originally adopted Lilly from Bristol DAWG in August 2009, but sadly she had to be put to sleep earlier this year due to kidney disease. Very sad times, but they decided there was now room on their sofa for another dog that needed a forever home.

Ben has been on a two week home trial and he has been the perfect gentleman. Gerry spent an hour this morning completing all the paperwork and it was wonderful for her to see how well he has settled - he is such a big boy there is not an awful lot of room left on the sofa now!!

We must say a massive "thank you" to Penny Owen who has done an amazing job fostering Ben. Penny did go with Gerry this morning and he was definitely pleased to see her, which was lovely.

Ben will give you years of enjoyment - he is one of the lucky greyhounds fortunate enough to find a great home.

12 October 2018

This morning beautiful Spotty came into the rescue from a private home. Very little is known about her, even her age is indeterminate as her tattoo is illegible. She has since gone into foster in Devon.

8 October 2018

Another lovely home for one of our dogs. Carly (now renamed Kiki) has found her forever sofa in Keynsham with Lucy, Sam, their four teenage girls and their four dogs, Marley 12 years old lab x, Dexter 4 year old Saluki x and Wally and Betty 3 year old Basset Hounds - yes they do have a huge house!!

It was going to be difficult finding the right dog to settle in as this pack were so happy, but Kiki has been there for a two week home trial and has been absolutely perfect and the family cannot believe what an amazing girl she has been.

Something which surprised us all is Kiki is "cat trainable"!! all the girls have horses and there is a feral cat at the stables which Kiki is not interested in.

Lovely family and Kiki has certainly landed on all four paws.

13 October 2018

A few weeks ago we were contacted and asked if we would attend the annual pet service at St Peter’s church in Portishead. They had very kindly chosen us as the local charity to benefit from the collection at the end of the service.

Diane Sweet went along with her greyhound, big Ted, who behaved impeccably, yipping along to the hymns in all the right places then sleeping through Diane's speech!

Huge thanks to the very generous people of Portishead for donating a total of £225 and to Mary Blaker and her team for thinking of us. It will make a big difference to the dogs in our care.

17 October 2018

This morning Blue came into the rescue from a private home and, although his body weight is good, his teeth are atrocious and the first thing he needs is a dental before we find him a foster home. Although he is an older boy, we feel sure we will soon find him a loving home where his adorable nature will be appreciated.

20 October 2018

These four beauties should be joining us in the early hours of 24 October, courtesy of Eila Moloney. Clockwise from top left: Daire, Daphne, Matilda and Jaclyn.

23 October 2018

Today we welcomed dear little Meg to the kennels.She is a medium sized black lurcher, probably collieXgreyhound, eleven months old, who came in via our wonderful local dog warden in South Glos. No photo available yet, but will be added soon.

27 October 2018

A huge huge huge thank you to all of you for your support of the ball.

We have just had an email to say the total bar spend was £3606.60!!! So we have a cheque for another £541 coming our way.

Thank you all for drinking so well

This means that we can announce that the 2018 Charity Ball raised a record breaking £6,184, which does include the 15% from the bar takings.

Well done Megan and Kim Simpkins-Jenkins -  we could not have organised this evening without you - you have made lots of dogs very happy, but they don't know it yet!!!