Local dog taught how to trust is calendar cover star

A local three-year-old Golden Retriever rescue dog who had to learn to trust people again after being deprived of a loving home, was selected by the Kennel Club as the cover star of the 2018 calendar. Lexi, a Golden Retriever, who came into the Rescue Trust of the North West Retriever Club in 2016, had been to two different homes in as many years, after being bought by a family from an internet advert. They didn’t have the time to care for her and soon sent her to another home, and because… Read More

Local dog is a kennel club rescue calendar star

A local dog who has come a long way since finding himself in rescue at seven months of age, now boasting a large social media following and a local radio slot, has been selected by the Kennel Club as the star of their new Breed Rescue calendar. Ralph, a Bedlington Terrier from Stratford Upon Avon in Warwickshire, who came into Bedlington Terrier Rescue earlier in the year, was gifted by his owners who were struggling with his exuberance.  He was difficult to rehome, despite his young age, because he had no training… Read More

Local dog abandoned after legs gave way is rescue calendar star

A local 4 year-old English Springer Spaniel rescue dog, who was going to be put to sleep after he developed problems with his front legs, has been selected by the Kennel Club as the cover star of a new calendar. Fleck, an English Springer Spaniel, who came into English Springer Spaniel Welfare in February 2017, was given up by his owners of nearly 3 years after his legs developed problems and he was no longer able to work. At just 4 years old he was given an operation funded by English Springer… Read More

Rescue dog wins Scruffts Crossbreed Dog of the Year at Crufts

Bella was one of six crossbreed finalists in the national Scruffts competition which saw hundreds of dogs compete in qualifying heats around the country, with all six finalists then winning their category at the semi-finals at Eukanuba Discover Dogs in London last October. Bella had won the Best Rescue category to progress to the final. Originally a stray from Govan in Glasgow, when Bella was brought into the Dogs Trust centre at Harefield, Greater London, she was covered in injuries and had been starved close to death. Helen came across her after… Read More

The Kennel Club Breed Rescue Calendar 2016 is Here

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The Kennel Club Breed Rescue calendar is back this year! Not only does the calendar have 12 heart-warming images of rescue dogs, it also tells each dog’s story. All of the dogs have been helped to find their ‘forever’ homes by Kennel Club Breed Rescue organisations. All proceeds from the calendar go towards helping the rescue and re-homing of pedigree dogs in the UK through Kennel Club Breed Rescue. Here are some of the lovely dogs featured in the calendar! Meet Teddy the Greyhound Teddy recently retired from a career as a… Read More

How Older People Can Prepare for Getting a Dog

Owning a dog is an immensely rewarding experience, and it is crucial that people do their research and ensure they are prepared for the commitment of owning a pet. Age UK, the country’s largest charity dedicated to helping everyone make the most of later life, has been working on an online guide for older people looking to get a pet, which the Kennel Club has contributed to. From cost, care requirements, veterinary considerations and making sure your home is ready for a dog or other pet, there are lots of things to… Read More

Abused Dog Gets New Chance At Happiness After Owner Dies Following Drug Use

Scooby, a Terrier cross dog, has found a new home following the death of his owner, who died following drug use and left Scooby in a very distressed state and prone to aggressive behaviour. Scooby was taken in by a non-profit organisation called The K9 Project after being contacted by the owner’s sister. Scooby was found curled up on his owner’s chest and wouldn’t let the paramedics near to his owner, who had sadly passed away. Scooby had often been tied up in the garden for days on end, not fed properly… Read More

Rescue Dog Saved From Destruction In The Nick Of Time Becomes An Obedience Star

A former stray dog who narrowly escaped being destroyed after he was found wandering the streets of London as a stray, has gone on to win a top competition at Crufts last month. Jazz, a three year old Malinois Belgian Shepherd Dog, owned by Babs Sharp from Cheltenham, beat over 1,300 other dogs en route to the final of the Good Citizen Dog Scheme Special Pre-Beginner Obedience Stakes competition, before claiming a victory over nine other canine finalists at Crufts. However, life has not always been so kind to Jazz. She was… Read More

Bark and Bake for the Kennel Club Charitable Trust

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The Kennel Club Charitable Trust invites dog lovers nationwide to take part in its new Bark and Bake campaign during National Pet Month (1st April- 4th May), by holding a Bark and Bake Sale to raise money for the Kennel Club Charitable Trust and help make a difference for dogs.

‘Charlie Appeal’ launched to help young rescue dog

Calling all dog lovers!  An appeal has been launched to raise money for a one year-old rescue dog that needs an expensive life-changing operation to help him lead a normal life. Poor Charlie, an Old English Sheepdog, was emaciated, riddled with fleas, had worms and kennel cough and was due to be put down, when he was rescued from the pound by a Kennel Club Breed Rescue organisation, the Old English Sheepdog (OES) Rescue & Welfare charity. When OES Rescue & Welfare first took in Charlie, they noticed that, along with his… Read More