We took in 2 ex breeders Floss and Flynn who really need a lot of treatment, there teeth are very very rotten and almost septic and Floss the female has a mammory tumor, we really need to raise funds to get these 2 sorted then we will have to hold another appeal to sort Floss the collies hip out in January which is another £1000 operation, its never ending at the mo so many sick dogs that need expensive veterinary treatment its at the point we can't take any that need treatment till we sort these guys out. Please if you can help with these guys you can click the paypal donate button or call natterjacks on 01202427404 or bank transfer to Barclays 20-68-79 63651096. PLEASE if any local businesses can help especially now we a charity please get in touch we need every penny we can get towards our vets bills
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
Ok we are full to the brim (understatement)
if you can foster through the holidays
in any of the below areas please call the girls
in your area and they can talk you through it,
SOMERSET/MARTOCK is Helen on 07938503700
NEW FOREST is Nicola on 07763514217
DORSET is 07715596368
or Nat's on 07801282624
We have dogs of all ages and size
I know these are tedious but it really really
means a lot to these dogs and all rescues involved and forward
Please please sign it means so much to us and the dogs
and forward to friends
Tilly is a terrier cross currently in foster with children over 10 years of age,dogs and cats. She would like a home where someone is home most of the day as loves company. We're saying a home with older children as she is scared by sudden movements
Mary,daisy and hope are 8-9 week old good old Heinz 57 puppies
In foster with children,cats and dogs
and will need to continue puppy training in their new homes
Currently in foster in new Milton
This little un cooperative fox terrier x is called Dunk, he is 1-2 years old. Clearly camera shy, haven't cat tested purely because I actually quite like my cat and think Dunk wouldn't play nice lol, he is a proper rough haired terrier with character. If interested please call 07738232637
Meet Juno she is a labx she is about 3years old
she is a perfect house guest.she is good with other dogs
Juno is just waiting for her forever home
for more information about her
please contact Helen on 07938503700 in Somerset
This is Lucy and Alfie, they are 9 week old cross breeds
In foster with children and other dogs
They have started paper training and have been doing well
They are only young so they will chew and pee, training is a must
Poppy and Star are about 12 weeks old ,we are not sure what they are could be we suspect a good ole fashioned Heinz 57 .They are cute and full of fun they will need basic training like all pups for more info please call Helen in Somerset on 07938503700
Dizzy the collie cross is a very sweet natured girl
In foster with other dogs,children over 10 and cats
Stunning markings and great character
Anyone value character over looks
This is Scooby he is a 12 week old
we have no idea what he is.....but he is pretty unique
He thinks he is a cat he uses his paws for everything
he is highly comical, please call us
Cindy aka porky as we call her is a 2-3 year old dobiedor and she is a real sweety pie. Good with children and male and female dogs but does chase cats. Clean indoors and knows commands, extremely gentle when you give her treats. Good on the lead but recall not tested, very sad gift in due to her owner passing away .
This is Sasha she is an 18 month old rottie x shep. Excellent with children so she can go with kids as we have known her since a pup and know her history, brilliant with other dogs and clean in house and good off lead, sadly family's circumstances have changed and looking for a new home
please call us for more information
Daisy is a 4 year old jrt cross
Good with male and female dogs
Very playful and loving and knows a few basic commands
Not in foster with cats or children
Kim,Cody and Connor are still searching for forever homes
they are 10-12 week old collie cross pups, currently in foster
with a small child and other dogs.
Will need to continue ALL puppy training in their new homes
This is Carrie a small cocker x about 7-9 months
She is super affectionate and clean in doors so far
she is fine with both male and female dogs
and ok with cats and in foster with teenage children
This is Cara she is 4-5months
and a collie x mix.
Sammy is a rather gorgeous collie pup around 9-10 weeks old
in foster with other dogs and a small child
Will need to continue all puppy training in his new home
Please call/text Jacqui on +44 7837 978405
Tilly is about 2_3 years old she is good on the lead and with other dogs
She doesn't like cats
she is a very loving girl who just want to be with you
she is in foster in Somerset
for more information please contact Helen on 07938503700
Tess is looking for her forever home
she is getting much more confident
she is good with other dogs and on walks
for more information
please contact Helen on 07938503700 in Somerset
Colin the rough coat terrier is looking for his forever home
We aren't sure what he's like with cats
but would definitely benefit from being an only dog
Currently in foster near Wimborne
please contact Collette for more information 07544 144153
Minnie is a 1-2 year old spaniel cross
In foster with another dog,good on the lead
good in the car and very affectionate
Not in foster with children or cats
hi im bonzo i have just woken up and as you can see am having a little ear trouble today think i have lied on them funny .im in a fab foster home i love it here but i do need my forever home im good with children and other dogs and i am no bother to have around if you would like the chance of giving me a home please call Helen in somerset on 07938503700 she usually answers
Beauty is just the sweetest little lurcher
she is no trouble to have around but she has been overlooked
and we don't know why for more information
please contact Helen on 07938503700 in Somerset
Topsy is about a year old she is good with children
she gets on well with other dogs she is very playful
she knows basic commands
we think she is a labx please
contact Helen on 07938503700 in Somerset
Little Jeni is a mature jrt who is needing a nice quiet home
where she will get lots of nice long walks and cuddles
Please call di for more info +44 7933 251197
Frankie is about 12weeks old
he is full of fun he is a little lurcher
who will need to be house trained
and all of the basic puppy training
he is in foster in Somerset
for more information please contact helen on 07938503700
Here's little Annie she's a boxer cross babe. Not ready to leave foster
yet but her and her siblings can be viewed and reserved.
They are newspaper trained and will obviously
need the usual puppy training
Will be re homed within an hour of Bournemouth only
Toffee is a 2-3 year old terrier
In foster with male and female dogs and older children
If you like more info on him
please call Nicola on +44 7763 514217
Snowflake is around 8-10 weeks old
he's in foster with a small child and other dogs
he's a lurcher pup so can't guess how big he'll grow
I'm afraid. For more info
please call Jacqui on +44 7837 978405
izzie is about 2 years old she is house trained
and has good recall she has typical collie behavior
and is quite ball obsessed,she is good on the lead
she gets on with other dogs but
we think she would be better homed
as an only dog and children over 10
for more info please call Helen on 07938503700 in somerset
This little lady is hally she is a border terrier cross
who maybe leaves the sofa twice a day
Hally is in foster care with male and female dogs
and gets on fine,as she is an older dog
we think an older quiet family.
Punk is a 2 year old spaniel cross
due to his family moving away they could no longer keep hi
He's good with male and female dogs
and we have been told good with children
but as not in foster with any we can't really say
Winnie is a 10 week old lab x puppy
particularly news paper trained, likes
hanging off 2 year olds nappies
and barking at her reflection in the cooker
She will need to continue ALL puppy training in her new home
Please call/text nats on 07801282624
Chloe is a 9-12 month old spaniel cross
in foster with 2 dogs male and female
and quite submissive
Not currently in foster with children or cats.
Poppy and ruby are sisters
and around 7 years old
Are in foster with male and female dogs
We think nice quiet homes for these girlies to retire in.
Suki is around 10-12 months old, she's a terrier x
and in foster with male and female dogs
Can be a little unsure to begin with
so will need time to settle and come out of her shell
Not currently in foster with cats or children.
Charlie/bert the chihuahua is still looking for his forever home so is belle the jrt, they are both over 5 years old and both have heart murmurs but are not on medication for this and doesn't effect their day to day lives at all.
Charlie and belle can both be picky who they live with and would prefer to live by themselves or with an older dog who won't hassle. We feel the homes these guys need is probably with an older couple,belle cannot live with cats and Charlie we aren't sure. Both would need homes with older or no children
Marley is a 2 yrs old King Charles Cavalier
He loves his walks and is a loving boy
if you are looking for a lively boy oozing character
then this could be the boy for you
He hates cats with a passion and we feel he would benefit
being in a household where he is the only dog.
He is fully vaccinated, micro chipped and neutered.
Please call 07921018756 for more information.
Marley is not ready for re homing yet but coming along great