This is great news! A dog rescue charity which may have had to shut down within weeks due to a lack of funding has been helped by the Kennel Club Charitable Trust, which has given them a grant of £10,000. The Safe and Sound dog rescue charity, which saves the lives of 200 stray dogs each year, will now be able to carry on its work helping stray dogs from being euthanised. Safe and Sound relies entirely on donations and because of a huge increase in demand it faced shutting down in… Read More
If you are dog-mad and want to support the plight of rescue dogs there is a great chance to do so this weekend at Discover Dogs (8-9 November at Earls Court, London). Twelve different breeds of rescue dog will be at the event (London’s biggest and best dog event we might add!), some on the Kennel Club’s Find a Rescue stand and some on the Eukanuba stand. They’ll be with their two-legged friends to promote Kennel Club Breed Rescue organisations and all the benefits of rescuing a dog. On Saturday 8 November,… Read More
Eilidh the rescue Westie is a superstar in the making! The sixteen month old cutie from UK Westie Rehoming has been chosen as the cover star for the 2015 Kennel Club Breed Rescue calendar. Life has not always been so glamorous for Eilidh, who was born into rescue after her mother Polly ended up at UK Westie Rehoming when her owner was found dead. No one knew Polly was pregnant until she was scanned by a vet who identified four little bundles in her womb, and when the pups were born three… Read More
Dash, a four year old former racing Greyhound, has finally found his forever home after being overlooked for a year because of his size and boisterous personality. Taken in by the Greyhound and Lurcher Welfare and Rescue in August 2013, Dash was in a good condition when he was dropped off at the rescue centre but unfortunately had to wait over a year to be rehomed. However, thanks to the charity, which has recently benefitted from a £2,000 grant from the Kennel Club Charitable Trust, Dash has found his new family. The… Read More
The Kennel Club Charitable Trust invites dog owners to take part in World Smile Day on Friday 3rd October, by sharing your dog smile selfie and donating to the Kennel Club Charitable Trust through its new text donation number, giving dogs in need a reason to smile. World Smile Day is celebrated on the first Friday in October every year and the message is to devote one day each year to smiles and kind acts throughout the world. To celebrate, the Kennel Club is encouraging people to take so-called ‘dog beard selfies’,… Read More
The worlds of fashion and dogs are colliding! A tailor of classic bespoke British clothing is launching a beautiful limited collection of canine-print pashminas and she has pledged to donate part of her profits to the Kennel Club Charitable Trust (KCCT), a charity dedicated to supporting dog health and welfare. A lovely gesture for man’s best friend 🙂 The pashminas have been created by Pip Howeson with artist Jeremy Houghton and will be launched at the Country Life Fair at Fulham Palace, London, SW1 on Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 September, and… Read More
Winner of the Kennel Club’s Scruffts 2014 competition, Wylie, launched a book at the Kennel Club Art Gallery last week (11 September), about his remarkable journey from a life afflicted by cruelty in Afghanistan, to becoming an award winning and much loved dog. The book, ‘Wylie, the Brave Street Dog Who Never Gave Up’, is written by Pen Farthing, ex-Royal Marine and founder of charity Nowzad, who rescued Wylie from Afghanistan where he was used as a bait dog in dog fights and was beaten, starved, run over and had his ears… Read More
If you’ve ever wanted to help save a dog’s life but never knew how – now is your chance! A charity which rescues abandoned or unclaimed stray dogs from being destroyed is appealing for urgent donations to save it from closure. Safe and Sound is a registered charity which has so far saved the lives of lots of dogs but is now struggling with funding which could see it shutting down in as little as six weeks if the required £10,000 funding is not found in time. The charity has had to… Read More
Meet Oscar – a lovely German Shorthaired Pointer. Oscar was found sitting in a car and refusing to move. He was eventually taken to the council kennels by a local dog warden and was given a seven day window until he would have been put to sleep.
Crammed into a lorry with hundreds of other dogs, Miracle’s future looked bleak. Matted and diseased, he was one of thousands of animals effected by the dog meat trade. But after dog-lover Amanda Leask spotted a picture of him on Facebook, his fate took a dramatic turn for the better.