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

Help us help dogs

Did you know that whenever you buy anything online – from your weekly shop to your annual holiday – you could be raising a FREE donation for the Kennel Club Charitable Trust? There are nearly 3,000 retailers including Amazon, John Lewis, thetrainline and Sainsbury’s, who will donate a percentage of the amount you spend to the Kennel Club Charitable Trust to say thank you for shopping with them. It’s really simple, and more importantly it’s free. All you have to do is: 1. Go to http://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/kennelclub 2. Sign up for free  3. Get shopping – your donations will… Read More

Meet Arthur: The Stray Dog Who Will Melt Your Heart

Exhausted and desperately hungry, a team of Swedish athletes sat down for a meal as they prepared to take on a 20-mile trek through the Ecuadorian rainforest as part of the Adventure Racing World Championship. As they opened their food, one of the team members (Mikael Lindnord) noticed a stray dog staring at him out of the corner of his eye. Feeling sorry for him, he fed the dog a meatball and thought nothing of it, but as the team stood up to continue their race the animal started to follow them… Read More