ADDRESS : 2 Mc Cowan Rd, Cnr. Bloodwood Rd, INGLESIDE. 2101 SHNEOLTKEIRLL
OPEN: 10am—5pm Tuesday—Sunday
Vol.11 No.123 ADOPTIONS
Maxwell is starting
2015 with a big smile
and his resolution is to
keep it there. Meet him
and his friends on
pages 6 & 7
www.DoggieRescue.com Volunteers welcome
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DoggieRescue.com FROM MY
Featuring over By Monika Biernacki
What’s Inside? Published “ For the New Year we hope people will
Feature Articles: MONTHLY show more compassion and empathy to
animals and a realisation that their lives
will only get better if we all look around
our own backyard and see what
improvements we can make.” Monika
DOGGIE RESCUE 2015 CALENDARS- 5
Order your calendar now….
FAREWELL 2014—WELCOME 2015 6-7 Dear Readers,
Six gorgeous DR doggies get ready to party! DoggieRescue has become even busier with the
rescues of more dogs, many more of which are
THE JOYS OF FOSTERING 8-9 medium to large sized as well as cats and kittens.
By Andrea Piper In the last financial year we rescued 440 dogs
from pounds and transitioned 473 into new
2014 DOGGIERESCUE STARS… 18-19 homes, 34% more than in the previous year. We
By Janice Martin want to do even better this year!
In a year where a special milestone of 11,000 22-27
doggies adopted was reached we reflect on
MEMORABLE MOMENTS OF 2014
SAVING MIA 29-31
By Shannon Maguire
FIVE MINUTES WITH MAX... 44-45
FROM MY DESK 2-3
GEORGE by ex DR doggie George Coleman 10
UP CLOSE & PERSONAL— 11 We have loads of projects on the go at present,
Featuring Ruby Bishop 12-13 with Bessie and Neville ( pictured above ) booked
in for cataract surgery on 19th January through to
Doggie Rescue UNLEASHED & chain wire fencing that needs to be completed for
DANGEROUS revisited...By Ryley Miller our large dogs.
Email: [email protected]
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Beautiful pictures of families
and their “ Gotcha Day”.
Our New Years Day has been marred by the loss of Charlotte
when we least expected it. Our 2yo Sharpei had just
undergone eye surgery and was ready for a home but
instead she was called to Rainbow Bridge. It is a
poignant reminder how fragile life is and that we
cannot rely on our expectations. We need to
appreciate what we have and care for those
we love and make the most of the time together.
Just before Christmas we took in 18 dogs,
many were larger in size. We struggled to
find beds for them but we managed.
Weetbix our cute young terrier boy pictured
was one of these. He is hoping his luck
will change this year and he finds a family
ready to say “forever” to him.
Our gorgeous cover boy Maxwell who has
seen a few New Years in with us is hoping
that 2015 will be his special year. He gives
kisses to the kennel hands as he goes to bed!
He has been waiting patiently for a long time and
deserves an outstanding home.
Over the festive season we had beautiful updates from Weetbix Jack Russell Terrier x 1yr
families sharing their “Gotcha Day”. Some days when the Male Sponsor: “ A Happy New Year
going gets tough it carries me through. Weetbix!” Breanna
May 2015 be a year of achievements and special moments
and I look forward to your continued support and care for
all our homeless animals.
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F Hi, I am Becky a Thursday
volunteer feeder at Monika’s
U Doggie Rescue. At the end of last
year my friends and I raised
N $4,042.00 at two fund raising
events. One was a sale and coffee
D shop with home-made cakes and
R lovely speciality coffee, the other a
charity dinner at our local Thai
A restaurant in Castle Cove.
I I am so happy to be able to raise
this money for Monika who is so
S dedicated and gives such
un-stinting love and care to the
E many sad and neglected dogs in
R distress. Thank you Monika from
all of us doggie lovers, Becky
Where is DoggieWood?
Ingleside Shelter is located at :
2 McCowan Rd, Cnr of Bloodwood Rd,
Open 10am — 5pm from Tuesday to Sunday
Nugget FAVOURITE PHOTO
OF THE YEAR…
Beautiful Coral showing
her happy face with
some TLC from Gen.
Coral Jack Russell x
10yrs 11kgs Female
Sponsor: Happy New
Year from Hughie Wray
Which Sponsored Dogs found homes? Cleveland Corgi x Cattle Dog 10yrs
12kgs Male Sponsor: “In loving memory
• Lilac, Isla, Harry, Grover, Kiara, Dolly, Mimi & Rafa ( together ), of Ralph, Floyd & Steffie!” Verena
Dickens, Lucas, Raoul & Gonzalez (together), Sandwich, Babs,
Bonnie, Mamma Mia, Bailey, Black Velvet, Wilson, Vixen, Piglet,
Millie, Gwen, Gryff, Pickles, Deacon, Diva, Agatha, Albert,
Comet, Thelma & Pepe Le Pew (kitten)
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‘JOEY’ ‘LARRY’ ‘INDY’
My New Year’s Resolution is: To My New Year’s Resolution is: I My New Year’s Resolution is: To
find my forever family and also to have to overcome my shyness and not let my extreme ‘cuteness’ go to
make sure these balloons don’t find some confidence, plus I need my head and this year I am going
start my new year off with a bang! more cuddles. That is my aim. to get over my fear of men.
Whippet x Foxy 2yrs 8.3kgs Male Foxy x 2yrs Male Sponsor:“In Pomeranian x Pug 3yrs 4.7kgs
Female Sponsor:“ From ex DR dogs
Sponsor:“ A purrfect home soon!” Loving memory of Pebbles!” Happy Kipling, Digby & Marlow!” Catherine
Jose’ & Miguel Litchfield (cats) New Year from Sigrid Lublow
A HAPPY NEW YEAR TO OUR FANTASTIC SUPPORTERS...
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‘MAXWELL’ ‘CRUMPET’ ‘TEXAS’
My New Year’s Resolution is: I am My New Year’s Resolution is: I My New Year’s Resolution is: I
starting the New Year with a big have to learn to trust more this have a really great nature and my
smile and my resolution is to keep year and forget my sad past. I also aim this year is to find a family
it there. Happy times coming…. want to find a gentle lady to love. who wants a terrific big doggie!
Terrier x Jack Russell 6yrs 8kgs Poodle x Silky 18mths 5kgs Male Cattle x Kelpie 18mths 15.9kgs
Male Sponsor: “ Just ‘cause you’ve
been a good boy!” Jane & Romeo Sponsor: “ Fingers crossed you find Male Sponsor: “ In loving memory of
a home soon!” Amanda Carter my dog Curtis!” Lee McKerracher
YOU HAVE HELPED SAVE SO MANY LIVES—THANK YOU!
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By Andrea Piper
Hello, My name is Andrea and we live in the Northern Beaches. We have been supporters of Monika’s
Doggie Rescue for quite a long time and regularly take on foster dogs. Aside from having our own
dogs who are both ex DoggieRescue dogs. For us, we like the more difficult ones…..
Lonrho Dachshund x 3yrs 5.4kgs Male Sponsor:“ Happy New Year from Gunter & family!” Rhonda & Brett
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Foster Mums are
“ It is all about showing them that humans can
be nice, loving, caring and trustworthy.” Andrea
• Our very first foster experience was a dog called • Now we have Lonrho. Lonrho was a dog who didn’t
Rusty. She was so nervous and one of the more like or trust humans. Classified as extremely nervous
difficult dogs that was going to require a lot of time he wasn’t managing in his current circumstances or
and patience, we had that to give. When we first progressing in a positive way. We went to DR and
went to see Rusty she looked absolutely terrified. We met him and then took him home that day. Over the
took her home and she spent the first night watching months of being patient and loving we have watched
the front door, possibly hoping that it would open so him progress, albeit slowly. We have had Lonrho for
that she could make a run for it. After a few months almost 7 months and it has been a long, slow
Rusty had a viewing with a potential adoptee. I was process of earning his trust. We are now able to give
devastated and told Rusty to be on her worst him cuddles and kisses and pick him up without him
behaviour!!! The lady looking to adopt Rusty was being petrified. While he instantly bonded with our 2
astute and told me I needed to have this dog. She other dogs, anything that resembled a human he was
could see it in Rusty’s and my eyes. So I walked into petrified of. I am a firm believer that having our 2
the office, filled out the paperwork, walked out with dogs has actually helped Lonrho in a huge way. He
Rusty in my arms and told my family that we have would watch the other dogs and how they would
another rescue dog!!! I was the happiest woman on comfortably come up to us for pats etc. and he could
the planet. We have an amazing friendship. see how much they trusted us. You could see it all
processing in his head. He is a very intelligent boy.
• Our next foster doggie was Dewie. He was a
lovely older boy, slightly overweight and nervous. It • THE REWARD: When we get these nervous dogs
didn’t take us too long to get his ‘Happy Howl’, which their tails are permanently tucked under, they
was brilliant! Eventually Dewie had a viewing with a physically shake and hide under whatever they think
couple and the perfect match was made. will keep them safe. You wonder what they have
previously gone through. Essentially we ‘iron out’ the
• Then there was Hugo. He was extremely nervous. creases, work on their issues to create a confident,
Shedding like crazy, which was very much a stress happy dog. With these ‘nervous’ doggies you really
related side affect. He didn’t know how to handle have to let them set the pace. They will come around
affection in any form. That was until we spent the when they feel confident that you won’t hurt them, yell
time and gave him a lot of reassuring pats, love, at them or be cruel in any way and some dogs take
talking to him etc. Once Hugo realised that he was longer than others. Each dog has his or her own set
safe and loved, you couldn’t stop him. He loved the of issues and they need to get it right in their mind
affection, the hugs and the kisses. He would take it then the difference is AMAZING. The reward is these
all day and he became the most beautiful dog. Hugo dogs are now happy, stable, normal and carefree
was eventually adopted by a lovely family. dogs and will fit into most homes quite happily.
The reward for me and my family is we have rehabilitated another needy dog that just needed love, time and
patience. This stuff you cannot buy and we love the whole process. We are looking forward to helping our
next needy, nervous doggie – the ones that give you the biggest pay back because the changes are HUGE!
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Another monthly blog from GEORGE COLEMAN,
ex Doggie Rescue STAR doggie, Facebook
ICON, Magazine AUTHOR, POET and 1ST
PRIZE WINNER of Australia’s 2014 TOP DOG
Wishing a Happy New Year to all my fans, T’WAS THE NIGHT
I know that by the time you read this, Christmas BEFORE CHRISTMAS
will have been and gone but just so you think I am
not bonkers, I'm actually writing this before George’s version of the famous Clement Clarke Moore poem
Christmas. Holly and I got a new sponsor doggie
who is close to our heart… T’was the night before Christmas and all through the house,
George Coleman was stirring, not some silly mouse.
Pandora is black, a long-termer at Doggie Rescue His stocking was hung from the chimney with care.
and in need of a special family. She is so special I but George knew St Nicholas was needed elsewhere.
wrote my version of the Christmas poem for her.
There were doggies at Doggie Rescue all snug in their beds,
while visions of forever homes danced in their heads.
They needed St Nick more than George ever would,
To find them a home that was full of love and all things good.
There was one particular dog in the front of George's mind,
a dog who REALLY deserved someone patient and kind.
Her name was Pandora, she was black and she was white,
who arrived at the shelter and spent night after night.
She was terrified of people, so sad and so shy,
she wondered if the good life was passing her by.
Such a sweet little lady in need of a special home,
with someone who loves her so she'll never again be alone.
So George left a note for St Nick under the tree,
which said "Pandora needs you more than me.
Please find her a home, one that is loving and kind,
a very special family is what you must find."
And laying a finger aside of his nose,
St Nick replied to George and this is how it goes:
"George I can't promise anything but my best I will try,
to find a home for Pandora with fences secure and high.
A home that has other doggies is fine,
a home with a family that she can call mine!"
"That's great" thought George, "but what more can I do?
I know Pandora, I'll sponsor you!
And I heard him say as he snuggled in bed out of sight,
Merry Forever Homes to all doggies and to all a good night.
Pandora Pointer x 2yrs 20kgs Female Sponsor: “Hoping hard for a forever home or a foster home!” George
( Pandora is pictured above with her little friend Elmo. She loves smaller dogs and often cuddles up to one or two. )
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Ruby & Rachel Bishop - Every girl deserves to
feel like a ‘Princess’ at least once in her life….
If I wasn’t me I’d like to be - a cat sleeping in the sun. When I heard I was to star in DR magazine I-
The food that makes me drool is - all food - I have wiggled my creaky hips with joy for I always knew my
Cushing's disease and I'm always hungry! time would come, at 15 years of age, a STAR is born
It took a while but I finally trained - myself not to eat If I was a movie star I’d be - starring as myself of
books and shoes! course!
It made my friend’s howl when- Mum put me in those My greatest achievement is - learning to push open
silly dog shoes and I walked across the room on two front doors- it only took me 13 years!!!!
legs to get away from them. I was a lot younger then:) My favourite place in the world is - anywhere Mum is
I hate to whine but - gee, my back aches and I wish they'd If I had a wish it would have to be – to have my two
stop trying to make me eat dog biscuits! old doggie mates back again and that all of Monika's
My tail wags most when - food appears... rescue doggies will be as lucky as I have been.
My relationship with other dogs is- fine as long as they Life is - the best! It’s one long Sunday morning...
understand who's the boss (that would be me) I will spend New Year’s Day – with my pet sitters.
My family says - I am fabulous. I am beautiful! Hopefully they will spoil me rotten. That's what Mum
I wish I had– more teeth and less warts. wrote in the notes anyway.
When I was a pup I wanted to– rule the world, and I do! My New Year’s resolution is - to make it through
If only I could stop barking at- I never, ever bark! Can 2015 without losing any more teeth and to pee less on
you believe it- it's true. the carpet
My nickname is– Missy Moo Moo I often wonder- if I was a ‘princess’ in a previous life
DoggieRescue.com wishes to acknowledge the assistance given by:
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361 Horsley Road, MILPERRA. NSW. 2214
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AND DANGEROUS 2014
REVISITED BY RYLEY
Hello Doggie Rescue Readers! great advances in the rights and freedoms afforded to
animals in the coming year. It is primarily through
It’s nice to meet you all! I’m Ryley Miller, the cartoonist for relinquishing the arrogant notion that humanity is
this magazine’s ‘Unleashed and Dangerous’ articles. I superior and paramount that shall allow us to bring
began drawing for Doggie Rescue almost two years ago, balance to the lives and general existence of non-
when I was still a haggard high school student, slogging human organisms. Compassion is key; compassion
away at the HSC. Now, thankfully, I’m studying some- without species-informed boundaries.
thing about which I’m passionate; an Animation course at
UTS. Over my time here, I’ve enjoyed moving from a I hope you’ve all enjoyed your New Year’s celebrations,
physical to a digital format with my pictures, and I hope and that your New Year’s Resolutions remain
only to improve. achievable and unbroken! I will continue to pop up in
‘Unleashed and Dangerous’ and hopefully offer you up
The issues with which this magazine section has a chuckle and/or a slice of introspection!
grappled have consistently shocked, intrigued and
inspired me, and I’m thankful to be involved with such a Best wishes for you and all your animal compatriots in
noble organisation. Animal Welfare is and will remain a the coming year,
personal core ideal of mine, and I certainly hope to see
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REWARD LARGE & LOVEABLE
WHY NOT ADOPT YOUR OWN FITNESS TRAINER?
Alex Staffy x Great Dane 2yrs 30kgs Male Sponsor: “ Hugs to a handsome big boy!” Love from Gail Henderson
Reggie Labrador x Staffy 9yrs 18.8kgs Male Sponsor: “ Lots of luck & happiness for 2015!” Tony Suters
Malaki Beagle x Staffy 10mths 16.1kgs Male Sponsor:“Just ‘cause he’s been a good boy!” Jane & Romeo
Turtle Labrador x Border Collie 2yrs Male Sponsor:“In loving memory of Roger, Rover & Ross!” Elizabeth Lynch
Tabitha Labrador x Cattle 2yrs Female Sponsor: “In loving memory of my dogs Sam & Jess!” Sara Dyer
Jax Labrador x Border Collie 2yrs 17.5kgs Male Sponsor: “ A faithful friend forever!” Wendy McCathie
Gypsy Kelpie x Shepherd 2yrs 18.2kgs Female Sponsor: “ With lots of love for a happy future!” Freddi Martin
Speckles Cattle x Corgi 7yrs 15kgs Male Sponsor: “Wishing you a very Happy New Year!” from Sam & Joy
Roxy Staffy x 5yrs 26.5kgs Female Sponsor: Happy New Year from Honey ex DR doggie & Marti, her Mum
Helen Golden Retriever x 9yrs 15kgs Female Sponsor:“In loving memory of Ralph, Floyd & Stephie!” Verena
Rufus Cattle Dog x 10yrs 17.7kgs Male Sponsor: “Wishing Rufus a Happy New Year !” Lochie, Melinda & Brett
Patch B/Collie x Cattle 1yr 17kgs Male Sponsor:“In loving memory of Rusty & Natasha!” Love from Barry & Jessica
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LOOK! DOGGIERESCUE SHOP RENOVATIONS
like to thank...
MISTER PLY & WOOD
For their generous support of Jenny pictured Mary-Lou
materials for our recent office with Pixie...
Chris Carter -Manager DoggieRescue would like to thank…. Jenny and Mary-Lou for their
Ph: 4732 3788 amazing workmanship, time and the passion for their project of the new
[email protected] cupboard for our shop, also to Lisa who lives in the US and donated money
to help fund the project. To Sue and her sons, Roy and Ben for the transport
WHEN THE WOOD and the manpower. To Lesley for being such a wonderful help on the day and
HAS GOTTA BE GOOD! everyone who was part of this project. A special mention goes to ex DR girl,
Pixie, for overseeing the project to help all her friends at the shelter.
THANK YOU, THANK YOU AND THANK YOU AGAIN to everyone who was involved!
DOGGY DAY SPA
“ Do it yourself ”
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REWARD FLUFFS & SCRUFFS
LONG HAIRED DOGS NEED COMMITTED OWNERS!
Dezzy Maltese x 3yrs 5kgs Male Sponsor: “ My fingers are crossed for a very happy New Year!” Ros Hadley
Mugatu Spoodle x 5yrs 6kgs Male Sponsor:“In loving memory of Sam!” Susan’s Turramurra Athletics Club
Jaxson Spaniel x Spitz 9yrs 6kgs Male Sponsor: “ A loving home coming soon!” Love & hugs from Jody Redler
Bodrik Maltese x 5yrs 6kgs Male Sponsor: “ Wishing you a loving forever home very soon!” P. Tew
Star Chihuahua x Shih Tzu 9yrs Female Sponsor: “ In loving memory of our dear Elle!” Bill & Joan Collins
Randle Maltese x 10yrs 4.8kgs Male Sponsor:“ In loving memory of our beautiful girl Elle!” Bill & Joan Collins
Kadance Parsons Jack Russell x 18mths Female Sponsor: “ A very Happy New Year 2015!” Jane & her fur kids
Fergus Maltese x 3yrs 5kgs Male Sponsor: “ With love on behalf of our ex DR doggie Dougie!” Denise Bartlett
Frankie Maltese x 8yrs Male Sponsor: “Wishing you very good luck and a happy 2015!” P. Tew
Wiggles Maltese x 2yrs 5kgs Male Sponsor: “Ex DR doggie Woody’s way of saying thanks!” from Tracy Fay
Boo Poodle x Shih Tzu 8yrs Male Sponsor: A very Happy New Year from Lesley Cansdell
Archie Lhasa Apso 7yrs 5kgs Male Sponsor: Happy New Year with lots of love & cuddles from Manon
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Many of the dogs who featured
in the DR magazine in 2014
found homes, sadly these dogs
still wait their forever families...
“ Polly is a sweet and quiet
little girl. She loves to be
cuddled and looks at you with
the most gorgeous eyes. She
is shy with strangers but why
wouldn't she be after being
abandoned in her mature
years. I look with hope at
Polly and each of these dogs
that they might find new lives
with families they can trust
1. and love. Look into the eyes
of each of these 9 very
different faces and you
may just fall in love.”
1. Polly Maltese x 10yrs 6kgs Female Sponsor:“In loving memory of Connor!” Lots of love from The Browns
2. Vince Maltese x 3yrs 8kgs Male Sponsor: “ We’ve got cuddles to spare!” Love from Kerry & Maltese Max
3. Dottie Mini Foxy x 10 years 6kgs Female Sponsor: “ In loving memory of my dog Curtis! ” Lee McKerracher
4. Sven Maltese x Silky 6yrs 5.2kgs Male Sponsor: “ In loving memory of my ex DR dog Crunchie!” Cathy Beer
5. Riley Foxy x 3yrs 8.9kgs Male Sponsor:“In memory of the dogs who have enriched my life!” Robert Nauta
6. Lina Tenterfield Terrier 9yrs 7kgs Female Sponsor: “Good luck in finding your forever home!” Kerry Woods
7. Perry Maltese x 8yrs 6kgs Male Sponsor: “ In loving memory of dear Edie!” Mary Jeanne Scroope
8. Cookie 3 I/Greyhound x 6yrs 6kgs Male Sponsor: “In loving memory of Tia!” Paul & Kathryn, Ian & Muffin
9. Pinky Spitz x 4yrs Male Sponsor:“In loving memory of Banjo & Clancy!”Mummy & Daddy, Molly, Mabel & Henry
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“Are you Riley’s special person to bring him out of his shell so
he can share his amazing personality with the world?” Ceallai
6. Chris &
“Sweet Lina is so responsive to those who love her and has
waited so long for a family to love her and care for her.” Janice 9.
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Featuring star ex DR doggie Chippy
Pizzey & his pearls of wisdom
ADOPT ME…. Did you all have a great Christmas
or did Santa not bring you what you
“ TO LISA MESSENGER—A CHRISTMAS asked him for? I did not get my big
GIFT THAT GIVES A HAPPY NEW YEAR!” cream cake with chocolate on top
Nigel Foxy x 3yrs Male & Albie Terrier x either so this year to get in Santa’s
9mths Male. These cute boys are not a pair. good books I’m going to start with
some New Year resolutions…
Sponsored by Jen Taylor
1. NOT TO EAT THE CAT’S DINNER but why is it her dinner
always tastes better than mine?
2. I AM GOING TO TRY NOT TO F.A.R.T. every time we go
anywhere in the car. As Mum says it is embarrassing when
friends are there. Dad looks so funny though with his head
out of the window!!!
3. TO LIKE THE VET. Yes I will try but when he gets those
needles out or starts sticking things up my….well, I am going
to try to be more tolerant this year.
4. EXERCISE MORE. I have to lose the nick name ‘Roly Poly’
and then when I am slim and trim think of all the fun I can
have putting the weight back on. I love bickies…
5. I HAVE TO SHARE. Do you find it hard to share? So many
little doggies have less than me so Mum and I are going to go
through all my toys ( only good stuff ) that I don't play with
and donate them to DoggieRescue for the homeless doggies.
Let us all start a brand new year by being kind and generous and
thinking of others. Sounds pretty cool! C/u….Chippy
Vanilla Ice 1yr Wiry Terrier 13kgs Male Sponsor: “ Fingers crossed for a loving forever home in 2015!” Lisa Suters
Chedder T/Terrier 8yrs Male Sponsor:“ We hope our donation helps you find a home!” Georgie, Emily & Gracie
Tina Poodle x 1yr 4.4kgs Female Sponsor: Sending lots of licks & tail wags & licks from Bosely & Sammy the Lion
Alice Terrier x 2yrs Female Sponsor: “ Wishing you a very merry new year! ” The Neutral Bay School of Dance
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OUR DOGS By Annabel, aged 7 We love our dogs.
They make us
Our dogs are called Tiny & Twix. We adopted very happy.
them from Doggie Rescue in April 2014…
Tiny is a sweet dog that is small, cute, lovely
and beautiful. We call her a hot dog because
she loves lying in the sun. Twix is a cute dog
that is small, sweet, lovely and handsome. We
call him the digger dog because he loves to dig
in our garden. Tiny likes to lie either in her bed
or the lounge or in the sun, not like Twix he
prefers to wander around and explore our
garden. Twix and Tiny love each other and they
lick each other all the time. Love, Annabel
Tiny & Twix with their best friends Annabel, 7
and Imogen, 4.
It’s five ADOPT A BUNNY!
In December Nugget You’re
we celebrated NOBODY
Buddy's (nee ‘till some
Polair) Gotcha BUNNY
Day and 7th
birthday. Thanks loves
Monika's Doggie YOU!
rescue, we can't
imagine our life http://www.doggierescue.com/adopttion_rabbit.htm
without him. Lisa
Gotcha Day 2009 Birthday 2014
Widget Jack Russell x 3yrs 6.2kgs Male Sponsor:“A home is coming very soon!” Happy New Year Julie McCann
Louise Kelpie x 1yr Female Sponsor: “In loving memory of my friend Salvatore ( Sam ).” Antoinette
Lola Jack Russell x Pug 1yr 5kgs Female Sponsor: “Just ‘cause you’re such a very a good girl!” Jane & Romeo
Peanut Poodle x 2yrs Female Sponsor: “ With love from Jamie & Rosie!” Happy New Year from Pat Broderick
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ROD — CHAIRMAN MAUREEN — LIFESAVER NATASHA — FUNDRAISER
My most memorable My most memorable My most memorable
dog was… moment from 2014 was… moment from 2014 was…
It is the dogs who stand out most in Turning up at the gates for Open Day Meeting many kind and generous
my memory, like unpredictable Bepe. and seeing so many people giving volunteers at Petbarn, events and
He loved having his back scratched their time and support to the dogs and in particular those who volunteered
with a long handled back scratcher seeing all the dogs whose faces I to help with the very first DR Trivia
but he would come no closer. One adore when my magazine arrives and Night. The amount of support and
evening I was sitting on the floor, Bepe inevitably falling in love with one dog love the community has for the work
cocked his head left, then right, and who tugs at my heart strings. I'm not a DoggieRescue does is phenomenal
walked over and settled in my lap. He confident driver otherwise I would be and I am truly blessed to be part of
remains my most memorable dog. at DR to lend a hand more frequently. a fantastic, life saving organisation!
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1000’s of precious
ORIANA— FOSTER CARER CRAIG—VOLUNTEER CEALLAI—KENNEL MGR
My most memorable My most memorable My most memorable
moment from 2014 was… moment from 2014 was… moment from 2014 was…
In November I got a very generous It would be just being a part of the There have been many memorable
donation from a few people that was DoggieRescue ‘family’ at the moments, good & bad, but the same
organised by my volunteer Alison 11,000th adoption which was such a ones keep popping into my head
Bicknell. She's been a great help to great feeling, knowing that all those and that is when I fostered my two
me and the surprise donation was dogs had been given a second boys Sam and Harvey. They were
overwhelming. This very generous chance in life. And of course, the both long term doggies so this was
act of kindness was my most opportunity to volunteer with so their first Christmas in a home. I
memorable moment since starting many dedicated people and with so just love them so much and I hope
the DoggieRescue cat rescues. many beautiful puppies. they will find a forever home soon.
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Meet my new family….
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Where are they now?
“We love to snuggle on Mum’s When April was returned more than
lap on the big lounge chair once we knew she needed a special family….
where the 3 of us can fit –
Mum, Iggy and me. It’s my very An interview
favourite place in the world.” with ex DR
Iggy & April
When my family adopted me I had with them. They tell me all the time people see other bossy dogs can
already been returned to Doggie how much they love me and how learn to be part of their family with
Rescue a few times, despite my good much I make them laugh with the patience, consistency and love. I
looks. I did have quite a few problems funny things I do. They did take a wonder how my family survived
but my forever family sorted me out. while to train, I’ll admit, but now they without me providing security when
Through my family’s patience I have are trained to pat me when I sit in people walk past the house?
learnt not to growl or try to bite people. front of them and look at them. If
I love people now and don’t get cranky they are a bit slow I sit almost on Mum says she adores Iggy and me,
with them anymore, even if they move their feet. Yes, they have got it now! and we love her. We don’t even let
me from where I am comfortable, or her go to the toilet alone – we have
brush me and I will even share my When I heard I was to feature in the to accompany her everywhere and I
toys and ball (although they have to January DR Magazine I was very love my best friend Iggy. He came
bribe me with a treat at times). excited because everyone can see from Monika’s too! I lick his face
what a good girl I am now. I used to every morning, covering him in
You know I love being me. I’m cute be so bossy but now I share food, kisses, whether he wants them or
and cuddly. I’m gorgeous. My family beds and toys. I have learnt that not!!! My tail wags a lot these days.
says they are so glad I came to live families have rules and I hope other Love from “fluff bundle” aka April
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Our New Year’s Resolution is to
continue our lifesaving work...
MONIKA—DIRECTOR However when we gathered at the vets with his foster
carer, Kinks showed us it was not his time to go! The
My most memorable moment from 2014 was… vet was amazed.
Booking for a euthanasia appointment upon veterinary It has been more than 1 month since this happened
advice for Kinks an old Foxy boy who has had Cushings and he has been back to the vets for check up just to
for 7 years and getting him to eat cooked chicken like there see what we do medication wise. He has also been
was no tomorrow! Kinks was very unwell, gasping for back to DR for a visit a couple of times and is really
breath when he came to the vet. He has a long standing going well for an old boy! His carers are ecstatic! This
heart condition and was diagnosed with Cushings shortly all came at a time when we did lose a lot of dogs
after we got him. He also had a lot of arthritis issues. through disease, so it really carried me through.
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Maple Queenie Barnaby Maple Staffy x 3yrs 17.7kgs
Phoebe Shadow Baker Female Sponsor: “ Graceful
Squall Bundy Myrtle falls into our hearts and
Casper brings happiness!” Jenny
Sadie Nikita Sasha
Queenie Jack Russell x
8yrs 7kgs Female Sponsor:
“In loving memory of Connor!”
Barnaby Foxy x Cattle Dog
11yrs 8.2kgs Male Sponsor:
“ A loving home is coming in
2015!” Jennifer Porter
Phoebe Jack Russell x
15yrs Female Sponsor:“Hugs
+ kisses!” from Patsy Wills
Shadow Foxy x 1yr 7.5kgs
Female Sponsor:“ Monty
hopes you find a home soon!”
Baker Foxy x Maltese 8yrs
Male Sponsor: With love from
Linda, Pat & Pee Wee and
Squall Foxy x 6yrs 9kgs
Male Sponsor: “ To all the
homeless dogs who need a
second chance!” for JC
Casper Staffy x 2yrs 13kgs
Male Sponsor: “In memory of
Otto!” Gail Starkey & Rohan
Bundy Foxy x Chihuahua
7yrs Female Sponsor: “ In
loving memory of our Elle!”
Bill & Joan Collins
Sadie Jack Russell x 2yrs
8kgs Female Sponsor: “In
memory of Lucky, who was so
very special!” Kevin Lynch
Nikita Corgi x 8yrs 9.8kgs
Female Sponsor: “ Love from
Chloe & Lulu Thompson! ”
Sasha Jack Russell x 3yrs
5.2kgs Female Sponsor:“ In
loving memory of our dear
Elle!” Malki & Chandra
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DOGGIERESCUE’S ADOPTION OF THE YEAR
A diary of love
SAVING MIA byherMum,
THE BEGINNING: I first saw Mia’s photo on Facebook A FACEBOOK FOLLOWER: I began to follow Doggie
in June 2014, when a friend shared her photo. Mia was Rescue on Facebook, and was dismayed to discover Mia
in Renbury Farm, which is the animal holding facility for a had escaped Doggie Rescue, and was missing in the
number of councils in NSW. She was listed as bush. Along with hundreds of others, I watched all day,
urgently needing rescue. Jo Lyons, an amazing as everyone at Doggie Rescue went on full alert, doing
photographer, who dedicates her time to photographing everything they could to get her back. I sent Mia a
the animals at Renbury, had photographed Mia, and message from my heart, telling her that if she went back
somehow captured Mia’s soul in the photo. I knew to Doggie Rescue, I would come and get her. Not long
straight away I had to save Mia. after this, there was a message on Facebook saying Mia
had been caught and was back safely. I called Doggie
“ Jo Lyons had captured Mia’s soul in the photo..” Rescue and asked if I could come and meet Mia.
OUR FIRST MEETING: When I first met Mia, she was
shut down, edgy, anxious, dreadfully fearful,
unpredictable, frantic and had fear aggression. She did
not connect with me at all, and I feared I had made a big
mistake. I would not give up on her though. She met
Emma, my 14 year old very laid back Golden Retriever,
and the two of them got on just fine, so I organised to
take Mia for a day trip to my home the following week.
Mia had recently had a litter of puppies. She was A CAT-ASTROPHY: I am involved in cat rescue and
starving, traumatised, had been abused and used as a although I have rehomed over 40 cats, five of the most
puppy breeding machine for over six years by greedy, traumatised cats have remained living with me. When I
unscrupulous humans. Mia was covered in scars and brought Mia into my home, she had a very negative
recent wounds. She was not pretty or attractive, and I reaction to my cats. I was willing to do whatever training
feared no one would want her, so I called Renbury necessary to rehome Mia, so I consulted a Veterinary
Farm, determined to save her life. I was relieved when I Behavioural Specialist, who informed me Mia could not
heard Monika’s Doggie Rescue had saved her that be trained out of what was defined as a ‘predatory
same day and called her Mama Mia. reaction’ to cats, and that my cats would never be safe
with her. Sadly I took Mia back to Doggie Rescue, and
told Monika I was unable to adopt Mia for this reason.
I would not let Mia down though, so I offered to drive to
Doggie Rescue, every week to walk and train Mia, to
help her be able to be rehomed. So I drove an hour
each way 1-2 times a week for the next three months
and spent time with Mia, training and loving her.
Being at Doggie Rescue for so long was taking its toll on
Mia, she was becoming more anxious, and wasn’t finding
the home she so badly needed. Luci and Monika asked if
I would think about taking Mia home for a weekend to
see how she was with my cats if she spent some
extended time with them. That was our turning point.
Continued following page….
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Collage by Jo Lyons
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I BECAME A FOSTER MUM: I took Mia home for possible. I ensured that she could have complete
three weekends, and although she didn’t get any confidence in me as a compassionate, strong, loving, firm
better with the cats, her anxiety and agitation settled and consistent leader.
by the end of each weekend. It broke my heart to take
her back to Doggie Rescue, so I decided to foster her. A PURRFECT LOVE: During this time, one of my cats,
I knew I could keep Mia separated from my cats, and Lily fell in love with Mia. Mia and Lily conspired together to
restrained on a lead when she was around them. create a miracle. With a combination of love, security,
training, leadership, homeopathy and Lily’s gentle love for
THE REHABILITATION PROGRAM: I work as a Mia, a miracle I never thought was possible occurred. Mia
counsellor and therapist, and one of my areas of began to respond more and more calmly and positively to
specialisation is trauma. I also have many years my cats, until one day I carefully allowed Lily to approach
experience with dogs, and grew up with dogs, so I Mia. Mia responded calmly and positively as Lily
hoped with this combination of skills, I would be able approached. Lily walked toward Mia, rubbed herself
to help Mia recover from the years of abuse, grief, loss against her and began to groom Mia, while Mia relaxed
and trauma she had been through. and smiled. A miracle had happened!
After fostering Mia, I began an intensive time of A FAILED FOSTER CARER: In December 2014 I officially
training, calming, soothing and loving. I used music to adopted the wonderful Mia, who is a gorgeous, intelligent,
help soothe her…Mozart is best. I employed the loving, affectionate, joyful, gentle, playful member of our
services of Mary Johnson, a homeopath who family, who loves and kisses Emma her best doggie friend
specialises in animals, and Mia was put on a series of at every opportunity, and who adores every cat in her new
homeopathic remedies. I read widely on working with family. She has brought joy, play, affection and new life
the fear response of rescue dogs, and employed a into our family in ways we never could have dreamed
combination of calming techniques, and intensive possible! The somewhat grainy picture below taken at
positive reinforcement. I made sure Mia learned about DoggieRescue on adoption day is confirmation of our love.
boundaries and commands in the most positive way Happy endings, I believe in them. Shannon
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Imp. 5563: SYLVIA
1-2yrs Female Torty
Imp. 5459: ZIGGY
Ginger & White
Imp. 5262: OYSTER
1-2yrs Female Tabby &
Imp. 6027: VENUS
2-4yrs Female Light Torty
HAPPY NEW YEAR
As everyone celebrates a brand new year the cats in Blacktown Pound just hope they will still be here….
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Imp. 6089: BETTE DAVIS
1-2yrs Female Tabby & White
Imp. 5436: MARINE
1-2yrs Female Torty
Blacktown Animal Holding Facility is FULL. Can you help save a life?
In 2014 many Cats and Kittens did not survive. Let us try to make 2015 the year that 1,000s of
beautiful, healthy, young abandoned pets do not have to die.
PHONE: 9839-6161 ( Closed Public Holidays )
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Imp. 5598: ERNEST
1-2yrs Male Ginger
Imp. 5295: BRAND
2-4yrs Female Ginger
Imp 5814: SPRITE Imp. 5444: MISS
6-12mths Female PRISM 1-2yrs
Tabby & White Female Black &
HAPPY NEW YEAR
As everyone celebrates a brand new year the cats in Blacktown Pound just hope they will still be here….
For information of FOSTERING — RescueCatProject CATOGRAPHY
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Imp. 4962: JUNIPER
1-2yrs Male Tabby
Imp. 5205: MONTE
ROSE 1-2yrs Female
Black & White
The video is of gorgeous Monte Rose. We Blacktown’s Animal Holding facility is located at …
asked her how if felt to be in a Pound—her 415 Flushcombe Road, PROSPECT. NSW
expression in the above photo says it all.
Phone: 9839-6161 ( Closed Public Holidays.)
START 2015 BY SAVING A LIFE! Opening Hours Monday to Friday 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
Saturday 9:00 am to 1:00 pm Sunday 9:00 am to11:00 am
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Pomeranian x 2yrs 5kgs Male Sponsor: “You are
so cute I hope you find a home soon!” Isabella
Meet my friend Taz who is such a happy, bright and lively
dog. He is very handsome with his long legs and beautiful
medium to long length coat ( see pictures above ) which he
loves clipped in summer to keep him cool. Taz enjoys
playing with other dogs but also loves to play with his
human friends, running laps around the garden and
playing with balls and toys. He is attentive and smart and
does a cute crouching trick on his hind legs. His abundant
enthusiasm is really infectious and he makes me smile!
Taz is very affectionate and enjoys being picked up and
cuddled. He gives me generous licks; I think it is his way
of showing me he is happy for his special time with me as
he seems a little overwhelmed sometimes with the noise
of the other dogs. Walking on lead through streets is a
work in progress as he has obviously not had a good
relationship with traffic. Taz is still quite young and he is
eager to please. He would benefit from his family being
around a fair bit and would get on well with slightly older
children being in the home.
Good luck young Taz. 2015 might be your year! Love from
your friend, Geari xx
Antonio Foxy x 3yrs 8.6kgs Male Sponsor:“In memory of Henry, Paddington & Chelsea!” Nicholas T. Litchfield
Sparks Foxy x 5yrs 8.1kgs Male Sponsor: “ In loving memory of our dog Lily Biesler!” from Greg & Amy
April Jack Russell x 10yrs 8kgs Female Sponsor: “ In loving memory of Tia!” Kathryn & Paul, Ian & Muffin
Allen Chihuahua x 1.5yrs Male Sponsor: “I hope Allen finds a forever home as loving as Napoleon’s.” Jackson
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THE SAUSAGES WERE...
SIZZLING AT BUNNINGS!
Janet & Glenn
ADOPT ME…. Bear is a 7 month old Domestic On the 20th and 21st of December some of the Doggie
Shorthair male kitten. He's a lively teenager who Rescue volunteers were out and about at Bunnings
just wants to play and is inquisitive about other Alexandria raising much needed funds for the puppies at
cats too. He's got a vibrant personality but loves Doggie Rescue. The BBQs over this weekend raised over
to cuddle and spends lots of time observing $5000.00 which is a phenomenal achievement and only due
activities from high places. He comes desexed, to the hard work and dedication of Nat, Glenn, Janet, Callum,
wormed, F3 vaccinated, micro chipped and 1 Laura, Tudor, Jill, Lizzy, Tanya, Martin, Victoria, Marquita,
month of flea & heartworm prevention. Adoption Alex, Ashleigh, Melanie, Nadia, Natasha, Kavita and Jay (just
fee $180. Call our Cat Adoption Co-Ordinator to name a few of the volunteers who assisted with the prep
Oriana on 0410 555 215. For more details and ran the stalls over the weekend).
please call Monika on 0429 044 484 or e-mail:
[email protected] Over the two days we went through;
• 1498 sausages (180kg)
Telephone: 9890 7220 • 668 drinks (27 cases)
16 Ross Street, • 1000 rolls
• 140 loaves of bread
www.thecottageanimalhospital.com.au An event of this size was only possible due to the generous
donations from the extended doggie rescue community and
The Cottage Animal Hospital is a collaborative from Primo Smallgoods, Chullora and Bakers Delight,
venture between DoggieRescue & Veterinarian Roselands. A special mention must go to Grant Shepherd
Dr Deirdre (Dee) Clack BVSc (hons). Dee has and the team at Wesfarmers - Group Teamcover for their
been a veterinarian for DR animals for 15 years generous financial assistance towards these events.
and has over 20 years veterinary experience.
Hope to see you at the next one! Happy New Year from Nat
For more information on volunteering please call
9486-3133 or email [email protected]
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2014….THE GOOD TIMES
The good times are not only when dogs find their forever families but when dogs, especially long term ones,
find a foster home and one on one care with a family willing to give their time and love to a homeless dog.
FOSTER OF THE YEAR: Rupert was an
abused, terrified boy when rescued and it
has taken years for him to trust. His is a
special story of patience, love and hope….
Day 2: The first time I saw his tail - a real
breakthrough- signified he's just that little bit
less petrified! We worked a little on recall (on a
loose leash) and he came for treats. I'm not
taking all the credit- it's my boy who got him to
walk and showed him the ropes. Troy gives
Rupert the paws up for today’s efforts!
Day 15: Roo is doing FABULOUS! Graduated
from quiet Tempe to Sydney Park this week-
amazing progress! He responds when I signal
him to come over for "contact time" at home-
and will take the initiative to come sniff at me
occasionally. Just super! Introduced brushing
after walkies since Monday - tolerates without
stress or attempts to escape. Since we are all
in a generous mood- I shall say his breed has
been promoted to just 90% Chihuahua (ie silly),
3% Mini Foxy and 7% Cat (affection on his
terms). Happy New Year June, Troy & Rupert
Rupert Foxy x 8yrs 6kgs Male Sponsor:“In
memory of Henry, Paddington & Chelsea!”
Happy New Year from Nicholas T. Litchfield
The four dogs featured below are also long term doggies now very happy in loving foster homes….
Sparky Maltese x Poodle 8yrs 4kgs Male Sponsor:“ In loving memory of Harry!” Happy New Year Viv Shearing
Izzy Staffy x 9yrs Female Sponsor:“In loving memory of our dear Cassie, Poppy, Lizzy & Danny!” Briony Holman
Sam Chihuahua x 4yrs 5kgs Male Sponsor:“May the brand new year bring you a 4ever home!” The 4 Kane Kitties
Lorraine T/Terrier 10yrs 5kgs Female Sponsor: “In loving memory of Evie & Poppy & for Sam!” Brenda Harris
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12. It is so sad that all these beautiful dogs were abandoned in 5.
11. the lead up to Christmas. They have survived Death Row and 6.
all will have a future but many other dogs were not so lucky.
1. Joan Rivers Maltese x Jack Russell 4yrs Female Sponsor:
“ In loving memory of dear Scruffy!” Barbara Morrison
2. Aslan Pomeranian x 3yrs Male Sponsor:“ A very merry new
year!” from Shona & Narice
3. Elf Corgi x Shepherd 3-4yrs Male “ With love & good
wishes for a very happy new year!” Tilly, Jasper & Karen
4. Sami Jack Russell x 9yrs Female Sponsor: “ Good luck
Sami you are such a pretty, loveable girl!” Anna Mattefy
5. Heidi Klum Cattle Dog x 1-3yrs Female Sponsor: “Here’s
to a happy year & a brand new life!” Christabelle Tani
6. Arty Jack Russell x 8yrs Male Sponsor:“ What a terrible
thing to do to this sweet, friendly boy!” Marg Iveson
7. Smudge Poodle x Dachshund 3yrs Female Sponsor: “ In
loving memory of Heidi & Libby!” Judith lynch
8. Nell Chihuahua x Terrier 8yrs Female Sponsor: “In loving
memory of my wonder dog Curtis!” Lee McKerracher
9. Gus Corgi x 11yrs Male Sponsor: “ So sad he has been
abandoned when he’s so much love to give!” Ruth Wall
10. Siska English Staffy x 10yrs Female Sponsor: “For my
Serbian rescue dogs Nela & Tess!” Lorelei Dowling
11. Scoobie Mini Foxy x 5yrs Male Sponsor: “ Wishing you a
very happy new year!” Sylvia Raye
12. Ellie Foxy x 2yrs Female Sponsor: “In loving memory of
our dear little boy Sammy!” from Fred & Teena Wratten
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ADOPT ME! MEET 12 SIMPLY ADORABLE SUPER SENIORS...
1 2 34
56 7 8
9 10 11 12
USE BY DATE UP? NOT FOR THESE CUDDLY SENIORS STILL READY TO KICK UP THEIR PAWS.
1. Ralph Maltese x 12yrs 6.2kgs Male Sponsor:“ Wishing you luck in finding a forever home!” P. Tew
2. Hazel Shih Tzu x 10yrs Female Sponsor:“In loving memory of our dear Jess & Jody!” Michele & Steve Tamassy
3. Tyson Maltese x 10yrs Male Sponsor: “ In loving memory of our rescue dog Penny!” from Stephanie
4. Figaro Foxy x Maltese 10yrs 8kgs Male Sponsor: “ Just ‘cause you’re such a very good boy!” Jane & Romeo
5. Petal Maltese x 13yrs 4.6kgs Female Sponsor: “ In loving memory of my husband Les!” Noreen
6. Maggie Shih Tzu x 10yrs 10.3kgs Female Sponsor: “In loving memory of our dear little Fantasia!” Emma Curtin
7. Remy Foxy x 11yrs 4.8kgs Male Sponsor:“ You just keep wagging that little tail!” From the Simpsons
8. Cupcake Maltese x 10yrs 3.1kgs Female Sponsor: “ In loving memory of beautiful Elle!” Bill & Joan Collins
9. Walter Shih Tzu x 10yrs 6kgs Male Sponsor: “Just ‘cause you are so very handsome!” love Barbara
10.Papi Maltese x 12yrs 6.5kgs Male Sponsor: “ In loving memory of my all my beautiful woofs!” Susan Carovigno
11.Genie Jack Russell x 13yrs 4.9kgs Female Sponsor: “ On behalf of Josie, who was very special!” Liz May
12.Cupid Maltese x 12yrs 5kgs Male Sponsor: “ Wishing you a very happy new year!” love from Lesley Cansdell
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ADOPT ME! MEET 12 OF DOGGIERESCUES SPECIAL NEEDS DOGS...
9 10 11 12
ALL THESE BEAUTIFUL DOGS JUST NEED A CHANCE AND HAVE SO MUCH LOVE TO GIVE ….
1. Celene Maltese x 10yrs 4kgs Female Sponsor:“ With love from Pompey & Ruby!” John Kinninmont
2. Toby Maltese x 12yrs 5kgs Male Sponsor: “ In loving memory of my two boys, Jakkson & Jack!” Gina Carovigno
3. Izza Maltese x 10yrs 6kgs Female Sponsor: “ A loving forever home and family very soon!” Isabel Hillier
4. Miss Muffet Shih Tzu x 13yrs Female. Sponsor: The students at The Sydney School of English.
5. & 6. Eric Terrier x 2yrs Male & is bonded with Clifford Silky x Shih Tzu 3yrs Male Bonded. These dogs were
the most abused that we have seen. Sponsor: “For Sam & in loving memory of ex DR dog Ted!” Alison Skinner
7. Cole Border Terrier x 1-2yrs 6kgs Male Sponsor:“All he needs is time, kindness & love!” Janice, Volunteer
8. Stevie Maltese x 13yrs 4.3kgs Male Sponsor: “ On behalf of our rainbow bridge mob!” Colleen & Ron
9. Rosie Shar Pei x Staffy 8yrs Female Sponsor: Angela Rayner & the team at Aristocrat Technologies Aust. P/L
10. Patchy Spitz x 11yrs 8kgs Male Sponsor: “You have a sponsor you are loved!” Fred & Annie Tse
11. Dusty Kelpie x 2yrs 10kgs Male Sponsor:“On behalf of my rescue dogs Nela & Tess!” Lorelei Dowling
12. Mr. Spok Mini Foxy x 8yrs Male Sponsor:“In loving memory of Pepe & Cindy!” Malki & Chandra
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WHIPPA’S STORY: The story below appeared in the June 2012 edition of Doggie ADOPT
Rescue Magazine. It was the story of one lucky dogs survival from Death Row…. ME!
Sponsor: Licks &
Purrs from Jose &
FOR DOGS AND CATS IN POUNDS — LIFE’S a LOTTERY!
By Corinne Daw
2012: Each week an email arrives in The description of the last dog on the What would happen to the many
my ‘Inbox’ forwarded from Blacktown list caught my eye, a Whippet x Foxy thousands of desperate dogs if
Pound via Doggie Rescue. Open it — I clicked on his picture. Even DoggieRescue did not exist?
and scroll down and it reveals a list though it was very grainy you could
of numbers, breeds and dates of see he was a stunning dog. I said a Well, it is a fact every single dog
animals due for destruction. Dogs on silent prayer his life would be spared, rescued by DoggieRescue over the
Death Row desperately waiting for a that someone would rescue or adopt last 15 years would have been
chance to live… him, and all the other sad dogs on euthanized. Pound dogs lives are
this list... measured in days, 7-14 at most.
Waiting for someone to care enough Dogs who are surrendered do not
to adopt them, waiting for a shelter to Kim, our volunteer photographer, even have that ‘holding period’ but
squeeze them in, hoping to cheat the takes the pictures of the rescued can be destroyed straight away, with
certain death that awaits them in just dogs then emails them to me the next NO second chances.
a few short days. It makes me day. I looked to see all the new faces
ashamed but sometimes I just at DoggieRescue — Whippa is one of the lucky ones. He
cannot look at this email. won the lottery for his life but there
AND THERE HE WAS — SAFE!!! are 100’s of dogs waiting right now
It’s simply too confronting but it is who won’t be so lucky.
reality for these animals. Last week I Saved to be given a whole new
made myself look. beginning with a family who will care 2015: Where is Whippa now? See
about him this time around... his story on the following page!
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MAX’S BACKGR OUND: Adopted in November 2012 by his Dads’ Alex and Victor he now lives happily in inner
Sydney. Max 's Dad Alex , the Independent Member for Sydney, is a passionate defender of companion animals
and opponent of animal cruelty. Doggie Rescue is excited to have 5 MINUTES with Max….
When I heard I was to star in DoggieRescue I am passionate about: Pigeons. Dad’s office has a kit
Magazine: I remained my usual aloof self and looked of pigeons living on the balcony and the back patio. I
blankly at my Dad. Ok yes, I was bursting with ex citement never bore of watching them from the window and have
on the inside, but please, don’t tell anyone, I have a been caught chasing them from time to time, but don’t
reputation to maintain. worry, I’ve never harmed one, I’m just playing.
Being a politician's furr y son is: Great because he When I was a puppy I wanted to: Hide. I was so
takes me out all the time to events and meetings where I scared of noise and people. It was the persistent love
get to meet other pups in my neighbourhood and and affection from my dads and their family, friends and
everyone gives me a pat. colleagues that made me the confident puppy I now am.
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My favour ite place in Sydney is: Rushcutters Bay It took a while but I have managed to tr ain: My Dads
Park, where I run every morning with my Dad. It has it all to let me sleep in their bed when it is cold… or stormy,
including harbour views and even a pup friendly café. rainy, hot, mild or I just feel like ex tra attention.
My best fr iend is: Leanne in my Dad’s office. She gives
me treats, cuddles and never gets angry at me. I’m quite
the sook when she’s not in.
My gr eatest achievement is: Keeping my Dad’s chair
warm when he leaves the office even for a minute.
If I was a movie star I would be: Gene Kelly – and it’s
not just because of his dashing good looks – apparently
my prance-like walk reminds everyone of his moves on
The food that makes me drool is: Whatever Frank who
does volunteer and relief work for my dad brings in for
lunch. It always smells delicious but he never seems to
notice my plaintive eyes when I sit watching him eat.
If I wasn't me, I would like to be: A postie. My Dad One last question Max. If you could send a message
says I should try to walk around in posties’ shoes for a
while to stop them making me mad. Seriously postal to all the dogs waiting now on Death Row in pounds,
workers in bright vests manage to make me bark!!!! what would you say? I’d say….Never give up hope
because DoggieRescue might come for YOU today!
If I had one wish it would be: That all dogs find a safe
and loving home like me.
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Harvey Rosso Squirtle Jack Russell x 1yr 6kgs Male Sponsor:“ In loving
memory of Chinook!” Happy New Year from Sharryn Hollis
Pugsley Chihuahua x 1yr Male Sponsor: “ For my precious
dogs - Annabel, Suzie & Mitzi!” love from Maureen
HAPPY Button Terrier x 8yrs 8.6kgs Male Sponsor:“ Happy New Year!” from the Little Bluebird Craft Studio
NEW Rico Mini Foxy x 2yrs 9kgs Male Sponsor: A big hug in loving memory of Iceberg!” from Henny Sim
YEAR! Harvey Foxy x 3yrs 6.3kgs Male Sponsor:“Just ‘cause he’s been a very good boy!! Jane & Romeo
Rosso Jack Russell x 4yrs 7.8kgs Male Sponsor:“He’s the King of pups!” Happy 2015 Suz & Bruce
Marbles Chihuahua x Foxy 5yrs 5kgs Male Sponsor: “In loving memory of Ricky!” Malki & Chandra
Nash Jack Russell x 5yrs 6kgs Male Sponsor:“Wishing you a happy new year!” Nicole Van du Gard
Bryson Jack Russell x 2yrs 6kgs Male Sponsor:“In memory of Ebony!” Melissa, Honey & Charlotte
Winkle Mini Foxy x 6yrs 6kgs Male Sponsor: “ In loving memory of my boy Sam!” Valerie Rodgers
Bryson Winkle Pixie Mini Foxy x 9mths 5.5kgs Female Sponsor: “ A
Happy New Year with lots of cuddles!” Will Gorman
Elmo Mini Foxy x 3yrs 5.4kgs Male Sponsor: “ To help
you start a brand new life!” Desi Hendrawan
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Angus Crash Leonardo Maltese x 9yrs 4kgs Male Sponsor:“ In loving
memory of my dear little Scamp!” Joey, Lily & Helen Ingold
Spencer Jack Russell x 4yrs 6.5kgs Male Sponsor: “To
Spencer a Happy New Year!” Rosemary, Justine & Monica
HAPPY Justin Mini Foxy x 6yrs 7.8kgs Male Sponsor: “ In loving memory of dear Harry!” Malki & Chandra
NEW Louis Jack Russell x 10yrs Male Sponsor: Love from Lopez (ex DR doggie), Chilli, Pippy & Tess
YEAR! Angus Aussie Terrier x 2yrs 8kgs Male Sponsor:“ With hope for a happy future!” Lesley Cansdell
Crash Bandicoot Foxy x Pomeranian 1yr 5kgs Male Sponsor: Love from Sammy & Bosley the Lion
Vin Diesel Jack Russell x 8yrs 6kgs Male Sponsor:“For my dogs, Annabel, Suzie & Mitzi!” Maureen
Molly Terrier x 8yrs 10kgs Female Sponsor: “ In loving memory of Mitch & Amber!” Sue Bellamy
Yukki Mini Foxy x 3yrs 4.3kgs Male Sponsor:“To give you a chance of a home!” John & Joan Jones
Dodger Foxy x 5yrs 6.1kgs Male Sponsor: Good luck coming in 2015!” Love, Janelle Wooldridge
Dodger Delilah Chihuahua x 11yrs & Samson Pomeranian x
Yukki 7yrs 6.7kgs Female & Male A bonded pair. Sponsors:
“In memory of Poppy & Evie & for Sam!” Brenda Harris &
“Happy 2015 from Ruby & Pompey!”John Kinninmont
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REWARD PLEASE FOSTER US!
THESE DOGGIES WOULD BENEFIT GREATLY FROM A FOSTER HOME….
Aladdin Jack Russell x 2yrs 8kgs Male Sponsor:“In memory of Henry, Chelsea & Paddington!” Nicholas Litchfield
Rossco Jack Russell x 5yrs 6,2kgs Male Sponsor: “ In loving memory of Rusty & Natasha!” Barry & Jessica
Cassie Maltese x Shih Tzu 8yrs 4.1kgs Female Sponsor: “ In loving memory of Bill & Brittany!” Doreen Watkins
Bubbles Jack Russell x 4yrs 8kgs Male Sponsor: “ On behalf of my rescue dogs Nela & Tess!” Lorelei Dowling
Seb Jack Russell x 3yrs 12kgs Male Sponsor:“ With love from Oxy!” Happy new Year from John Kinninmont
Winston Spitz x Shih Tzu 6yrs Male Sponsor: Happy New Year from the students at The Sydney School of English
Angelique Mini Foxy 6yrs 3kgs Female & Bert Jack Russell x 10yrs 7kgs Male Sponsors:“In loving memory of
Henry, Paddington & Chelsea!” Nicholas T. Litchfield & “In loving memory of Frankie!” Abel & Janet Coelho
Quinn Jack Russell x 4yrs 9.7kgs Female Sponsor: “For my sweet Milo, with lots of love!” from Diana Tang
Charlie Miniature Pinscher 8yrs 7kgs Male Sponsor: “Here’s hoping that you are adopted soon!” Meaghan
Colonel Jack Russell x 8yrs 7.2kgs Male Sponsor: Wishing you a happy new year from Nikki at Locisolutions
Sienna Corgi x Terrier 4yrs 12kgs Female Sponsor: “ Fingers crossed for luck this month!” Susan Cassidy
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VETERINARY LOCALITY GUIDE
AFTER HOURS VETS INNER WEST
INNER SOUTH WEST CONCORD VETERINARY HOSPITAL
The Animal Referral Hospital Homebush
250 Parramatta Road, Homebush 191 Concord Road, North Strathfield 9743 1715
NORTHWEST DRUMMOYNE VETERINARY HOSPITAL
The Animal Referral Hospital Baulkham Hills 194 Lyons Rd, Drummoyne 9719 2149
19 Old Northern Rd Baulkham Hills 9639 7744 ENFIELD VETERINARY HOSPITAL
94 Coronation Pde, Enfield
NORTH - SASH - Small Animal Specialist Hospital 9747 3999
Level 1, 1 Richardson Place, North Ryde 9889 0289
24 Hour Eme rgency Service www.sashvets.com ALL NATURAL VET CARE 9712 5844
292 Lyons Rd, Russell Lea
AUBURN— EARLWOOD— PARRAMATTA MOSMAN—MANLY—THE BEACHES
AUBURN VETERINARY HOSPITAL 9649 6333 BILGOLA VETERINARY CLINIC 9918 0022
107a Park Rd, Auburn Shop 2/215 Plateau Rd, Bilgola
EARLWOOD ANIMAL HOSPITAL 9718 5235 COLLAROY PLATEAU VET CLINIC 9982 9439
213 Bexley Rd, Earlwood 24A Aubreen St, Collaroy Plateau
ANIMAL ORTHOPAEDIC SPECIALISTS COLLAROY VETERINARY SURGERY 9971 8487
1185 Pittwater Rd, Collaroy 24hr Emergency Service
557 Church St, North Parramatta 9683 3177
PARRAMATTA VETERINARY HOSPITAL CREMORNE VETERINARY HOSPITAL
100 Grose St, Parramatta 9630 5520 104 Spofforth St, Cre morne 9953 1090
THE COTTAGE ANIMAL HOSPITAL (50% owne d by ELANORA VETERINARY CLINIC 9970 6647
53 Kalang Rd, Elanora Heights
DR ) 16 Ross Street, Parramatta 9890 7220
BEROWRA— HORNSBY— ST IVES MOSMAN VETERINARY CLINIC 9960 2856
8 Canrobert St, Mosman
ASQUITH/HORNSBY VETERINARY CLINIC NORTH SHORE
305 Pacific Hwy, Asquith 9477 1349
ST IVES VETERINARY SURGERY GORDON VETERINARY HOSPITAL 9498 3000
7/351 Mona Vale Rd St Ives
9983 9494 19 Ryde Road, Pymble www.gordonvet.com.au
CENTRAL COAST SYDNEY MOBILE VET
GREEN POINT VETERINARY HOSPITAL THE ROAMING VET Dr. Romy Feldman 0402 343484
Eastern Suburbs & Inner West www.roamingvet.com.au
321 Davistown Rd, Green Point 4369 3943
CHATSWOOD VETERINARY CLINIC 9411 6547 VETS AT NORTH ROCKS 9873 1660
80 Sydney St, Willoughby 262 North Rocks Rd, North Rocks
LANE COVE VETERINARY HOSPITAL TERREY HILLS—FORESTVILLE—BELROSE
Cnr Pacific Hwy + Remington St Artarmon 9428 1174
DOUBLE BAY 9363 4045 BELROSE VETERINARY HOSPITAL 9452 3155
70 Pringle Ave, Belrose 9450 2020
DOUBLE BAY VETERINARY CLINIC
125 Manning Rd Woollahra 2025 TERREY HILLS ANIMAL HOSPITAL
97 Booralie Rd, Te rrey Hills
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ANIMAL WELFARE & ADVISORY GROUPS YOUR LOCAL ANIMAL POUND
Also Donkey, Horse, Ferret , Rabbit & Rodent Rescue
Ashfield Belmore Veterinary Hospital
Animal Liberation Free call 1800 751 770 94 Kingsgrove Rd Belmore 9789 6648
Cruelty Free Shopping List 9555 1995
Good Samaritan Donkey Sanctuary 4996 5596 Blacktown, Auburn, Ryde, Hunters Hill, Canada Bay,
Horse Rescue Australia 8250 1442
Inte rnational Fund for Animal Welfare 9288 4900 Holroyd, Parramatta, & Lane Cove
Flushcombe Rd Blacktown 9839 6000 or 9839 6161
Lost pets:- www.blacktown.nsw.gov.au/petsonline
Burwood & Strathfield 9747 3999
NSW Ferret Welfare Society Inc 9635 9212 Enfield Veterinary 94 Coronation Pde Enfield
Petcare Info & Advisory Service 1800 631 784 Canterbury 9709 6528
Royal NSW Canine Council 9834 3022 Fairford Road Veterinary Clinic Short St Bankstown
Sydney Metro Wildlife Service Rescue hotline 9413 4300 Hawkesbury, Penrith & Baulkham Hills
Taronga Zoo 9969 2777 Mulgrave Rd McGraths Hill 4560 4644
The Rabbit Sanctuary 0416 062947 Ku-Ring-Gai 9484 2166
Wildlife Info & Rescue Service (WIRES) 8977 3333 Thornleigh Veterinary 180 Pennant Hills Rd Thornleigh
World League for Protection of Animals 9817 4892 Liverpool, Bankstown, Fairfield &Camden
ANIMAL WELFARE— DOG & CAT RESCUE GROUPS Renbury Farm Animal Shelter 9606 6118
406 Bringelly Rd Austral
Manly Rosebury St Balgowlah 9948 3409
Big Dog Rescue Mina Melman 0425 243517 Mosman Cremorne Veterinary Hospital 9953 1090
Cat Defense - Bondi Junction Susan 0403 836443 104 Spofforth St Cremorne
Cat Protection Society - Enmore 9519 7201 North Sydney 9436 1213
Cat Rescue email [email protected] North Shore Vet Hospital 64 Atchison St, Crows Nest
Pittwater Pittwater Animal Hospital 9913 7979
DoggieRescue.com.au 9486 3133 Cnr Pittwater Rd & Arnott Cres, Warriewood
DABS www.dabs.org.au 9789 5976 or 9718 2169 Rockdale, Hurstville, Hornsby, Kogarah, Randwick,
Greyhound Adoption Program 9452 3446 Marrickville, Botany, Woollahra, Centennial
Greyhound Rescue Parklands, Waverley, Leichhardt, Hornsby &
www.greyhoundrescue.com.au 9453 0602 Willoughby Sydney Dogs & Cats Home
Edward St Carlton 9587 9611
NSW Animal Rescue 0422 371 075 Sutherland Shire & City of Sydney 9710 0401
NSW Animal Welfare League 8899 3333 Production Ave Taren Point
Manly Warringah, Pittwater & Kemps Creek Warringah Collaroy Veterinary Surgery 9971 8487
PAWS Rescue www.paws.com.au 1185 Pittwater Rd Collaroy
Paws’n’Hooves Paul or Narelle Lewis 9835 1055
PetRescue www.petrescue.com.au ANIMAL BEHAVIOURAL CONSULTANT
RSPCA - Yagoona 9770 7555
Save Our Strays www.saveourstrays.org.au AAA Canine Lessons - Jenny Wright
Staffy Rescue www.staffyrescue.org.au 0450 099177 “Arightway Dog Training” 0415 394 644
Sydney Dogs & Cats Home Mali Rolph Professional Dog Walking and Training
Sydney NSW [email protected] 0405291339
Edward Street, Carlton 9587 9611
Sydney Pet Rescue www.sydneypetrescue.com.au The Dog Whisperer ®John Richardson 1300 650 739
CAVY CLUBS (Guinea Pigs) NSW Branch Helen White Dip. ACP (NOCN).AMACC.
Spec. Canine & Feline Behaviour 9456 2573
Northside rs 9411 3590 or 9451 9941 PET HOMEOPATH/HERBOLOGIST
NSW Cavy Club 4657 1438
FERRET WELFARE Pet Power – Alternative therapies for animals
Ferret Rescue Co-Ordinator Christine 9939 0410
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