So we have been taking ex breeders since we started
and Brooke is our most recent ex breeder
who has touched the hearts of many.
So my good friend Mrs A came up with the slogan "Are you sure you saw the Mum" and we think Brooke is the perfect poster girl for this campaign to raise awareness about buying a puppy as we feel the only way forward is education and awareness, please let's share everywhere as this isn't just in Ireland and Wales as Brooke came from Bournemouth.
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 xx
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
Peanut is a 4 yrs old Pomeranian and has been neutered.
Had vaccinations and flead and wormed
She is in foster with other dogs
but she would benefit being the only dog
as she likes her own space
she would suit an older persons with no children
For more information call 07921 018756.
Bailey is around a year old he's a jrt x shih tzu. Can be shy at the first meeting but soon comes around, settles well at night,good on the lead and clean indoors, currently in foster with male and female dogs and teenage children. Please call Sam for more information 07710 233920
This is lady she will soon be 6 years old
and is sadly in rescue due to no fault of her own.
She is good with children (she was brought up with them)
she is spayed, up to date with her vaccinations and is micro chipped!
She is housetrained, she does pull on the lead
but happy to walk along with you off the lead!
She does want to meet any dogs that pass
her and is on a strict diet as she has be allowed
to get a bit tubby! If you are interested
in viewing lady pleae call Nicola 07528570973
Cindy(front) is 6 years old and mother of skipper
who is 4 years old, they are papillon cross
and in foster with other dogs
and children over 10 years old. Still finding their feet
but would say no small children
and we don't know if they've ever been around them.
Please call Nicola for more info on 07763514217
Henry is a happy,out going 10 week old patterdale puppy
Will need to continue his puppy training in his new home
Currently in foster with male and female dogs
Please call Di for more info +44 7933 251197
Billy Is a 12 week old collie x springer typical energetic playful pup
good in the house but a few puppy accidents
so training will need to continue
Enjoys walks on a lead. Learning his commands
In foster with a female dog and a cat
and is fine with both. Good with children.
Hi I'd like to introduce myself... I'm buddy a 4 year old mastiff x
who gets a little bit excited and head butted
my foster mum earlier and gave her a fat lip
I didn't mean to I wanted to play and she bent down
as I jumped up I did kiss her better. Her children are great fun
to chase and lick and sit on so mums said maybe older children,
and there's these little fluffy things who yap at me for no reason
I just ignore them or pounce on them (they soon run) :)
I like to talk to people and I know what sit,lie down
and no is and I learnt a new one today 'no weeing on the curtains'
who knew but apparently this is wrong!. My mum (foster)
said I'm a cutie pie with lots of love stuff to offer my new humans.
Shaggy is a 4-5 year old brown and white collie
in foster with male and female dogs and adults
knows a few commands and only had the odd accident
No idea what he is like with cats or children
Artie is a 2-3 year old terrier, very outgoing,lively,fun boy
in foster with male and female dogs
but couldn't say how he is with children or cats
He's currently in hordle with di
so please call her for more information +44 7933 251197
Penny is an 18-24 month old German shorthaired pointer
currently in foster with other dogs, children and horses
Has a very lovely nature and clearly beautiful
please call collette for more information 07544 144153
Poor honey is one of older girls she is probably about 8 she is a very loving girl and always wagging her tail .Honey is good with other dogs and children she does not like cats, Honey had found a lovely new home with an elderly gentleman but unfortunately he has had a very bad fall he thinks it is best as we find her a new home
For more info please call Helen on 07938503700
Annie is about 17 months old she is good with children and other dogs she is full of energy and likes long walks she is good in the house and has good recall for more info call helen on 07938503700
Only thing to say about Mollie is that she is a very polite house guest, no accidents, can be left a few hrs, loves human and doggy company, doesn't like cats and small furries. Fantastic off lead and great recall, knows basic commands but is strong on the lead and can be quiet boisterous with other dogs when out. Loves her walks and runs and runs but comes back when called, she still has some weight to lose but with plenty of exercise she'll soon shift it. Hope that helps.molly is 5 years old
for more info pls call helen on 07938503700
cookie is about 3-4 he is just so cute he
is in foster with other dogs and children
he is good on the lead and with other dogs
pom s such a friendly little chap
who just wants to please you
for more info call Helen on 07938503700
3 lovely girlies looking for their forever homes
Around 10-12 weeks of age in foster with children
other dogs,horses. We think abit lurcher
or good old Heinz 57would say
would make medium height
Please call collette on 07544 144153
Jazz is 6 years old and was previously one of DDR's many moons ago,sadly his owners are no longer able to keep him, he's lived happily along side another dog who is also male. Jazz is true to his breed and will chase birds and cats. Has never livid with children so we feel a child free home or older children who will respect his space.
Buster is fab he loves playing football and long walks
in the evenings goes and hides
on the bottom bunk and passes out (snoring)
He is currently in foster with young children
but due to his size I'd say 10 years plus
Good on/off lead so far been clean indoors
Milly is a 10 month old collie, good with children
and not overly fussed by horses
would benefit from being an only dog
and will quite happily chase cats
She's also clean indoors
please call Nicola on +44 7763 514217
Lolly is a 5-6 year old lab, in foster
with male and female dogs and gets on great with them all
Not in foster with children and not good with cats
Please call di for more information on lolly +44 7933 251197
Joy is a cheeky 1-2 year old terrier cross
in foster with male and female dogs and an all adult household
A very super affectionate young lady
we don't know what she's like with cats
Totally scrummy bichon frise x ?? Pups 8-10 weeks old and currently in foster with male and female dogs,children and cats, will need to continue all puppy training (toileting/basic) . Will be bouncy and playful,will have accidents,nip and scratch. Please call Sam on 07710 233920
Ok my daughter will go ape as she loves this dogs to bits
but if we kept him I couldn't help other dogs in need anymore,
Drake is I feel ready to start meeting new people, he's fab with my kids and craves their attention but would still say over 5's purely because he is still nervy, he has started to play with our bulldog and will let him know when enough is enough (which for a change dex actually listens) he's also fine with female dogs, still has along way to go with trust and his forever home will need time and patience, he's not a dog that will automatically dive in your arms and kiss you to death, and will shy away from men but even this is improving with a nice gentle approach. House training needs work as will have accidents indoors but has started to ask to go out now he trusts us. Drake is only a baby vets think only around 18 months old and is willing to learn, very gentle when taking food from you and you just don't know he's in your house, obviously as I tell everyone I can only tell you what he's like in my care, in a new home he will change as his confidence grows.He is a sprollie and spaniel size. Please text/call me on 07801282624
Another oldie is Brandy he is 8 years old
beautiful Labrador, good with children, cats, hens and ducks
been an outdoor dog, not lead trained and comes
when called just an amazing older lab
Meet Snoops he is a lurcher we think!!
Or a good old fashioned Heinz 57
will be medium size about 10 weeks
please call Collette for more info 07544 144153
Jess is a 12-14 month old lemon beagle
good with male and female dogs
and was living with children and was fine
Please call Di on +44 7933 251197
for further information
Hetty is around 4 years of age and in foster
with male and female dogs
she's a small patterdale and wouldn't
imagine her being great with small furries
Please call di on +44 7933 251197
Meet Trevor he is a 10 week old puppy
and would guess at a lab or springer mix
he is a lovely cheeky puppy and would suit an active family
please call Collette for more info on 07544 144153
Tia is 3yrs Saluki (poss cross)and was picked up as a stray with 3 tiny 3-day old pups absolutely terrified and in a real state. Been fantastic mum and pups have all found forever homes.The sweetest, gentlest little lady, typical of her breed; she hasn't a nasty bone in her body. She's loves cuddles,to play(but not over energetic),other dogs and children big and small. Fit and blooming now ready to find her own happy ever after, Tia is still shy with strangers, especially men, but comes round quickly now at her pace. Good on the lead with reasonable recall and good with "no". Not been off lead yet as would chase "w'etched wabbits" given half a chance. Accepted that my cat was not for chasing but prob best no small furries unless very dog savvy.Needs super quiet handling as has clearly had a heavy hand previously, is scared of big sticks and cowers away if shouted at.
This is Rusty a 12 month old cairn terrier x he is quiet at night
good on the lead and clean indoors
He is in foster with other male and female dogs
! No cat friendly please call Sam on 07710233920 for more info
Ria is about 11months we think she is a saluki X
still needs to be house trained she is good on the lead
and loves to be around you
for more information please contact
helen on 07938503700 (somerset)
Jenny is a lovely little 2 year old collie
in foster with male and female dogs and horses
can be shy/nervous of new people
but doesn't take long to come around
Please contact Charlie on 07584 568753
Charlie is a 4-5 year old bichon
good with other dogs and would
probably like to live with someone
who's home most of the time, only thing is Charlie
doesn't think having his nails done is a man
thing so the groomer does the nails
Enjoys ball and really enjoys his cuddles
and will nudge your hand if you stop
He does have sensitive skin
so his coat needs to be kept at 2" long
Tia is a 6-7 year old bichon
she's currently in foster with male and female dogs
horses and getting use to busy yard life
Please contact Charlie for further info on Tia 07584 568753
Sky is a 5+ year old male bichon
Currently in foster with male and female dogs
and gets on fine with them
sky needs a strict diet of no chicken
Currently in foster in Parkstone
Little Lucy is around a year old
in foster with children, dogs and gets on fine
she does need to continue with further training
Please call Helen on 07938 503700
Foxy roxy is around 3 years of age
in foster with horses and dogs
and use to people coming and going
please call Helen for more info 07938 503700
Meet Burt a 5-6 year old Chihuahua
who isn't afraid to tell dogs to get out of his personal space,
nice little boy very affectionate, no young ones with Chihuahuas
he will make a great companion dog please call Nat on 07801282624
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.
This is Koko, she is a 2 year old springer spaniel, she was a nervous wreck had been abused, and was terrified of other dogs and would bark at them, after a month of heavy socialization she can now be walked with other dogs, but think she would prefer to be an only dog, loves children and is clean in the house, please call Collette on 07715 596368 for more info
Candy is a 4-5 year old wire haired terrier
In foster with other dogs but cannot be re homed
with furries or poultry very active young lady.
clean indoors and a typical terrier