Thank you again to everybody who attended!
Links to Paul Harrison's professional photography (and information on how to purchase prints) can now be viewed via the link below!
Thank you again to everybody who attended!
A big thank you to everyone that supported our summer fair on Saturday at The Big Barn, Hailsham. It was an amazing day (with amazing weather to match!) and we could not have done it without all the volunteers, donators and helpers as well as all the fabulous dogs & owners that came along... We will have lots more photos to share, and there are already lots on the Facebook page but in the meantime, thank you all so much and see you at the Christmas fair!
As you all must have heard by now, one of our adopters Paul is taking many great leaps for dogkind and running the ultra (51km) marathon in aid of Give a Dog a Home.
Through his preparatory training, Paul regularly runs routes of up to 30miles, an incomprehensible distance for most of us!
His dogs, including Honey, sometimes join him on his shorter runs. They are lucky to be living in a loving home but many others are not so lucky and this is why Paul is going the extra (32) miles to save more dogs in need.
Please share and donate to this worthwhile cause.
Give a Dog a Home are excited to announce details of our second fun dog show on Saturday June 22nd.
Following on from last years terrifically successful show at Peacehaven, this year we have moved the venue to the fantastic Big Barn in Hailsham, which has plenty of indoor space, so, whatever the weather, the show will go on!
Classes include Pawfect Pup, Most Beautiful Bitch, Most Dashing Dog, Most Appealing Eyes, Best Rescue, Best Mixed Breed, Waggiest Tail, Best Golden Oldie, Child and Four Legged Friend.
Registration is from 10.30am with classes starting at 11.30am.
Once again we will have the support of the Up and Running Flyball Team and Agility Hound who will be offering have a go opportunities so your woofs can see what they are made of.
There will be craft stalls, sideshows and games and the return of the infamous barrow of booze!
The food on offer on the day will be entirely vegan and delicious!
So pop the date in your diary, we look forward to seeing you and your dogs there!
As you know from our previous blog entry, Paul's fabulous photos (available as prints for a small fee!) can be found via this link.
Hannah also took some photos at the reunion walk. Some of them are included below (not currently available for printing). To view her full album, click here.
Thank you to everyone who attended our reunion walk last weekend! We were delighted to see so many happy dogs and people and thank you all very much for your ongoing support!
Looking for photos? We were blessed with photography from Paul Harrison this year and he did not disappoint! Please click the image below to view the gallery and for details on prints....
Paul Wheeler (Honey's adopter) is running the incredible Ultra Marathon in aid of Give a Dog a Home UK! Paul will be showing impressive endurance and stamina as he runs 51.8km across the gorgeous terrain of the Chilterns this May.
Please give him the support he deserves and donate towards this campaign! Every penny counts and it will all go towards supporting dogs in need.
Mimi was hardly older than a pup herself when she was found, pregnant, on the streets. Mimi had nobody to care for her, or her unborn puppies, but she never gave up hope. She sought out the kindest of humans who happened to pass by and she begged to be saved. Mimi devoted her heart to her puppies and even two surrogate orphans, but it turns out this big heart doesn't always work well (and neither does her bum). :( Mimi has genetically deformed anal sacs which require curative surgery but, shockingly, Mimi's heart stopped under anaesthesia. Heart medication was administered to bring her back to life and the surgery was aborted. A cardiologist has diagnosed 'sick sinus syndrome', a rare congenital heart condition. So now this sweet girl needs her surgery in a specialist hospital with cardiology equipment and experts at hand. This will cost around £4.000, please help us fund it. Thank you x
"Why a rescue?
I will tell you why. Rescues are a breed on their own. They have a depth within them that gives more love than you can imagine. I can’t answer how. I know if I had been captured from the street, only knowing fear, pain, neglect, torment, hunger and illness – I wouldn’t trust anyone again. But that is what makes a rescue a breed apart. They have infinite forgiveness. True, some might take longer than others to come back from that depth of fear and misery than others, but a small wag of a tail, a token lick makes you feel you have won the lottery.
I have always rescued. I wouldn’t think of doing anything else. Why would I? There are millions and millions of abused, scared dogs that need a home. I only wish I was rich enough, with home enough to do that. Instead I have to take the few I can and treat them the best that they deserve.
Benny – my first at 4 years old, rescued from Brixton market at 5 weeks, unwell and who never fully recovered. My brother in life. Lived until I was 14 and gave me so much love.
Jock – my naughty second – unwanted litter and ready to be dumped in a pet shop for anyone to pick up. He journeyed through my life and I lost my boy when he was 13.
Felix – thrown out of a van onto a busy London road, swerved and picked up by the lorry driver behind. Starved, beaten, neglected, abused – this boy was the gentlest of all creatures and lived with us for 13 years. How could he forgive? But he did – and some!!
He was followed by Odin. Locked in a flat for the whole of his 9 years. Couldn’t walk as his claws were so long, dehydrated, starved, infected. My beautiful boy whom I lost to a heart attack at about 12. But the fun we had together in discovering the things he should have been granted, bonded us together.
Sally & Suki came as a pair having been locked in a garage. Terrified, desperate to please, with bent,old, now- mended broken bones – these two were my shadows.
Now I have a Rommie and a Greekie. These two boys light up my life. How do these animals come back from their fear and torment and are still able to inject joy into your life?
There is something so very special about a rescue. It may be harder work, but is it? I wouldn’t know. I have never bought a dog in my life. What I do know is that they have made my life richer, happier, warmer and more loving. Sure, they broke my heart when it was time for them to leave, but that is the price of love. My heart is held together like a patchwork quilt of paw prints. But the rewards of a rescue cannot be put into words. It is an integral part of my life. Don’t question – rescue don’t buy."
-by Elle Kim McPherson
Give a Dog a Home
Give a Dog a Home, helps find homes for rescue dogs from abroad.