We don't often appeal but need some funds to help Annie.
If anyone can donate to help us get milk for the orphan foal it would be much appreciated as it's quite expensive and she drinks a lot about 14 pints a day.Dorset dog rescue 20-68-79 63651096
Would like to say a huge thankyou to the amazing children at Bishop Aldhems Primary School in Poole who very kindly raised £61.87 for the dogs at the rescue, we would like to say a huge thankyou from us girls and the dogs and that we are so impressed that children are adopting rescue dogs and helping us look after them by working hard and fundraising
OK we girls at DDR can sometimes occasionally get a tad grumpy, not with the dogs but sometimes with people. We frequently get told we got successful very quick due to our brutal honesty and common sense approach to rescue.
We get asked all the time 'whats his/her history' 'do you know how old/breed'. Then we say the same old answer we just don't know. These are rescue dogs but even if they are handed in and people tell us everything about the dog since birth it would be foolish for us to believe it so the answer is still the same we just don't know.
We assess the dogs on how they are in rescue and what behavior they display in there foster homes. Sometimes dogs don't display there 'true' personality till 2 months down the line once settled in a home. We cannot hold every dog 2 months so they are listed on how we see them at the present time. I wish we had a crystal ball but we don't.
We only want people/families to adopt our dogs to understand they are adopting a dog not a washing machine, in that I mean they have their own minds so can be unpredictable or change there behavior in different environments. We thoroughly test the dogs with other dogs and if food aggressive and what they like with kids or horses or cats or whatever then one day they could take a dislike to a certain dog/child etc and we want people to understand this before adopting a dog.
I would like to stress this isn't a 'rescue dog' problem this is all dogs. Sometimes yes rescue dogs can have problems due to abuse or neglect but then also you get a rescue dog that is very easy as appreciates every thing they have as they have never had it and are no bother.
Dogs are like having a new kid, they will cry in new places for a few nights till settle, they need to adjust as have probably been in a pound in Ireland then to rescue in Ireland then on ferry to us then to vets then to foster home and then to your home so they go through a lot before they arrive with you.
We ask you to bring your dogs/children to all viewings as its not fair on everyone if you don't then we get a call ,my cat doesn't like him' 'kids are scared of the puppy' and they don't need to be passed round anymore than they are.
We often get calls 'my ddr dog is naughty you must have it back today' when we ask how long they have had it they state they adopted it at 8 weeks and is now 18 months!! Now we are NOT responsible for how your dog turns out believe it or not these days everyone likes to put blame but as adults you adopt the puppy/dogs and you will get back from your dog what you put in. And its very easy to say ok not my fault dump back at the rescue. We are always here to take a DDR back BUT you will have to wait for an available space we just don't have empty spaces for the day you feel you need to return your dog and this can take upto 6 weeks.
I know this post looks harsh but its being realistic as some go into dog ownership with tinted glasses, my dogs I have had years can still do stuff very out of character. Dogs will always have a natural instinct, you can raise a terrier as a lap dog but most will still always chase a rat, you can raise a springer as house pet but most will always try and flush birds, we have many ex working lurchers and you know they may take a deer or rabbit down, sheps can suddenly bark at random strangers, this is all dogs not just rescue dogs. So you may think we will go buy a pup from top breeder but you will have same problems as you cant take instinct away.
Its all about choosing the right dog for your lifestyle
Meet Teddy he is an 11 month old lab who has had a turbulent life in only 11 months, due to this no children under 8. Brilliant with other dogs and offlead and clean in the house. Teddy is a very loving dog as his Foster mum would love to keep him but can't. Please call Sharon on 07707110153 for more info.
Meet Steve he is a stunning example of a 9 month old heinz 57
Great with other dogs and clean in the house. Looking for nice active family home.Please call Nats on 07801282624 for more info.
Sadly his owners house burned down.
Meet Cara she is a beautiful shep x who is great with dogs and kids and loves a warm sofa. Is good offlead and only had pups 8 weeks ago. She would love a home of her own and will be a very loyal girl. Please call Sharon on 07707 110153 for more info.
Bear the dog from Romania managed to escape so Sharon decided on this guy she has named Oakley.Oakley is 4 years old and has been stuck in one of Romanias most brutal shelters for 3 years of his life. He has never known love, good food, warmth or security EVER.He has taking to Sharon's home with such appreciation it made the while family cry. When they feed him he will kick there hand as if to say thank you. Oakley is superb with other dogs and is extremely enjoying being loved. He is a medium sized good old Heinz 57.Please call Sharon on 07707 110153 if you can offer this boy the home he so desperately craves and deserves.
Without doubt Jesse is the sweetest heinz 57 although is a whippet x collie. She is the size of a whippet with whippet ears and whippet feet, slim built. Beautiful fawn colour and 2 years old.Jesse can be very exciteable and happy to see you and is brilliant with kids, dogs, horses, cats ect. She really is a wonderfully friendly little girl with great recall. Very genuine gift as her family are in bits and very upset so whoever gets Jesse is very lucky. Please call 07801282624 for more info.
Please form an orderly queue for Rolo the 10 week old sprocker (springer x cocker)He is beyond scrumptious BUT he is a mixture of 2 strong working breeds to will need lots of exercise.Please call Sharon on +44 7707 110153 for more info.
Meet Will, his owners have split up and please no nasty comments as these things do happen to genuine people and they have no choice and they are wonderful people. Will is 7 and perfect. He is great with kids and dogs and lively chilled out boy will make the best companion to someone who wants an easy loving best friend.He is on metacam as can get bit stiff after a long walk but ddr will cover this.Please call 07801282624 for this perfect boy, the older guys make the best pets.