2 McCowan Rd, Cnr. Bloodwood Rd, INGLESIDE. 2101
OPEN: 10am-5pm Tuesday-Sunday
2018 ADOPTED DOGS 12,486
DOG WALKING HOURS
11AM - 2PM TUES - SUN
All I want
for Christmas is
All good girls deserve their
Christmas wish to come
YOU! true. Meet Willow and all
her friends inside and read
their Christmas wishes
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FROM MY DESK “ LIFE INSTEAD OF DEATH ” - A NO-KILL SHELTER
“ Together we have achieved a lot for our
dogs, cats and bunnies, but as Dr Dee
says: We long for a world where there is no
such thing as a homeless kitten - but sadly
every year the problem grows.” Monika
Scarlet our Boxer girl who is undergoing chemo is
spending her first Christmas with her foster family.
Knowing she is loved and well cared for is such a
relief for me. It is all that I wish for her! Quinn is also
spending her first Christmas with her foster family
after being quite a few years at the shelter. She is
relaxed and happy and has fitted in, even with the
mature Min Pin and a couple of cats. Santa has
made her feel special at her foster home.
Reading Janelle’s story just lightens my load. She,
like so many others spend time with some of our
long termers making them a little less scared, a little
less anxious and nervous and a little more confident
and relaxed. These are the slow steps to recovery,
letting the dogs heal.
You can see our parade of Christmas dogs with their
very special Christmas wishes they have sent Santa
on p8-12. They are all special dogs to us and all so
hopeful of a home this Christmas.
It is nearly Christmas and amidst the hustle and bustle of
getting all the gifts and food for the festive season we
also try to do some gracious, generous deeds. Our
smiley Willow, our cover girl is looking her part for
Christmas but in her eyes you can see a great longing
to be part of a family who will share Christmas and
forever with her. She has been waiting a long time.
Our 2019 calendar has just come out, packed with
beautiful stars who have found their forever homes.
What a great gift – a gift that continues to help others in
need. At only $15 it is an ideal corporate gift, Kris Kringle or
stocking filler. Thank you Karen for bringing this calendar to
life. Without your dedication it would not exist and to IVEO for Oscar &
their creativity and providing it yet again on a pro-bono basis. Molly
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Our volunteers come in all ages, from
retirees like Janelle through to kids like • Please make a DONATION
Dante ( pictured with Cosmo ) who helps http://www.doggierescue.com/
with our assessments of dogs with donate.htm
children. No matter where you come
from, if you love animals, you are
welcome at DoggieRescue. If you wanted to make a tax
deductible donation to help Doggie
Christmas is all about catch ups with Rescue save more lives in the year
people and giving them your best wishes ahead you can donate online via
and blessings. At DoggieRescue hearing our secure website or call us on
from long termers like Saffy and others 02 9486 3133.
like Steve our Sharpei boy who had all
that eye surgery, Stubby (nee Chico as • Become a DoggieRescue
pup), Dudley and more, helps us step LIFESAVER
into the Christmas spirit.
Christmas is a time of giving and sharing and I want to take the
opportunity to thank all our volunteers who have worked so hard
throughout the year rescuing dogs and cats from pounds, feeding them, Or you might like to consider
playing with them and loving them whilst in our care, transporting them becoming a DoggieRescue
to vets, walking them, grooming and bathing them. We also need to Lifesaver (see p20), with a regular
remember some of the “invisible people” who keep the cogs going for the monthly gift to support our work.
operation, including IT work, administration, publicity and more. Look what
you all have achieved in the last 12 months. Thank you for all those things All gifts, regardless of size, help us
you have done from your own initiative as you saw the need and filled the to give a brighter future to the dogs
gap. Thank you also to all those who have helped us with donations of and cats in our care. Thank you in
goods and to all those who support us financially. Without your help the advance for your kind donation.
operation would grind to a halt.
I look forward to keeping you
Miss Myer (pictured with me) and I want to thank you for all your updated on our progress in the
efforts throughout the year and wish you all a safe and happy months ahead and sincerely thank
you again for all your support.
Christmas and festive season. Enjoy this special time with your
family and your own pets and take a moment to read Dr Dee’s tips Warmest regards
on keeping your kitty and other pets safe ( see in our Cat E-Mag! ).
Where is DoggieWood? Monika
Ingleside Shelter location: 2 McCowan Rd,
Cnr of Bloodwood Rd, INGLESIDE. 2101 Monika Biernacki
Open 11AM –2.30PM Tuesday to Sunday Founder - DoggieRescue
Phone: 9486-3133 www.DoggieRescue.com
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ISSUE: DECEMBER 2018
DOGGIERESCUE’S 2019 7
CALENDAR IS HERE!
DEAR SANTA, ALL WE WANT 8-12
FOR CHRISTMAS IS….
SCARLET— UPDATE! 14 P18
Scarlet finds a foster home...
I BELIEVE—QUINN’S STORY
By foster carer Georgia Gibbs 15
A GIFT OF LOVE
By Janelle Hollis DR Volunteer
DEAR SANTA, YOU FORGOT
US LAST YEAR! 18
CHRISTMAS CHAOS AT OUR 24
PLACE By Liv & Ian Adams
MERRY CHRISTMAS MONIKA 25 P24
from Meg & over 12,470 others
AN INTERVIEW WITH ARIES 27
By Jen Barbour
IN EVERY ISSUE
FROM MY DESK
by Monika Biernacki
UP CLOSE & PERSONAL – 33
with STEVE OLDS
Our cover girl for Check out DoggieRescue.com online
Meet her and read Join us on Facebook Email:
her story on p11 https://www.facebook.com/doggierescue [email protected]
Cover photo doggierescue.com
: Lyndall Hord Follow us on Twitter
Floppy Ears www.twitter.com/monikadogrescue
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Leave a Legacy of Love
Because you will always care.
Hello, my name is Gumby and I am a beautiful,
gentle boy. Follow my story here….
Gumby German Shepherd 2yrs Male Sponsor:
The Students at the Sydney School of English
SPONSORED PETS ADOPTED!
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Post this form
to Doggie Rescue at 8 Chiltern Road, Ingleside. NSW. 2101
* Postage : 1 Calendar $3.00 2 Calendars $5.00 3-19 Calendars $10.55 20+ Calendars FREE
Purchase your 2019 DR Calendar online...
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We are proud to launch our
2019 DoggieRescue Calendar -
Our major fundraising activity
for the whole year.
Buy one or buy 100 and help us reach our sales goal of 5,000 Calendars sold.
Just imagine the difference this money raised makes to our doggies’ lives.
Over 300 dogs have been adopted since the release of our 2018 calendar
and some of them feature in this years calendar.
Taking orders now for
the perfect Xmas gift!
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ALL WE WANT FOR CHRISTMAS IS...
“ Please Santa,
can I have my very
own teddy? ”
Chance Amstaff x 5yrs 27kgs Male This beautiful boy was saved from a pound kill list by DoggieRescue. There
was something heartbreaking about how happy he was with the teddy he found in the toy box at The Cottage
Animal Hospital. He wouldn’t let it go and carried it around during his entire health exam and inoculations. Why is
there a kill list? Chance is safe now….Sponsor: “A faithful friend 4ever!” Wendy McCathie
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“ Can I
We’d both love
have some some cuddles
Matilda Kelpie x 5yrs Female Sponsor:“A loving Cash Bull Arab x 11mths 27kgs Male Sponsor: “In
forever family soon!” Janelle Wooldridge loving memory of Pebbles!” Merry Christmas, Sigrid
“ A home
Oscar Schnoodle x
14yrs 7.3kgs Male &
Molly Schnoodle x
13yrs 7.4kgs Female
Sponsor: “ In loving
memory of Poppy &
Evie & for Sam!”
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“ We all want a forever family!”
1.) Douglas Kelpie x Terrier 6-7yrs 16kgs Male Sponsor: “ Wishing you a Marry Christmas!” Lisa Suters
2.) Zeus Mastiff x 6yrs 28.6kgs Male Sponsor: “ Wishing Zeus a happy life!” Hughie Wray
3.) Jerry Silky x 14yrs 7.5kgs Male Sponsor: “ Sending you lots of love!” Breanna
4.) Elsa Shepherd x 8yrs 35.2kgs Female Sponsor:“ For our rainbow bridge mob!” Colleen & Ron
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Willow is one of the longest term doggies at the shelter. Willow’s story
began around Christmas time a few years ago, and this heartbreaking photo
of her emaciated body with her tail tucked in as far as it would go was how
she looked when we first met her. Her story is a sad one for she was starved
and mistreated but that was in her past. Willow has put all her past begin her
and is now glowing in health, even for an older girl of 11 years. This brave
girl needs a future, and a family to love her.
Willow is much loved by everyone at DoggieRescue, but needs and
deserves a home of her own. Where is her forever family? With her bright
eyes shining Willow has her paws crossed Santa won’t forget her this year.
Willow is very special, and so is her wish. Can you make it come true?
“ I want to wake
up in my own bed
& hear my
say she loves me ”
Willow Ridgeback x Staffy 11yrs 21kgs Female Sponsor:“The life you deserve starts now!” Barbara
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Is Lupin last year’s Christmas gift? Discarded when his family lost interest in him and he started to grow. Is he
one of the many living Christmas gifts that soon lose their sparkle? Lupin is a lovely boy who deserves a family
who appreciates him and he is child friendly. Can you give him a happy Christmas and a forever home?
“ Santa, can
you make my
ears stand up
Lupin Shepherd x Kelpie 18mths 29.7kgs Male Sponsor: “ In loving memory of Sam!” Valerie Rodgers
DoggieRescue wishes to thank our volunteer photographer for
her amazing feature photos showcasing our adorable doggies.
Lyndall Hord Mobile 0432 617982
FLOPPY EARS PHOTOGRAPHY
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WHY NOT GIVE A CHRISTMAS
GIFT THAT GIVES BACK?
“ Our 2019 Calendars remain at $15 each with all proceeds going directly to the doggies and
kitties, it is a great gift to sell at work and share as Kris Kringle gifts and keep as stocking fillers.
What a great way to help and share the love for these homeless animals.” Monika
Frank Chance Bear
Food & Food & Food, Shelter
Shelter Shelter + Vet Fees & expansion
Pays for food & shelter for Pays for food, shelter & vet Pays for food, shelter & vet fees
1 dog for 1 month. fees for 1 dog for 1 month. for 1 month + saving more lives.
PLEASE CALL 9486-3133 or ORDER ONLINE at : http://www.doggierescue.com/2019calendar.htm
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• • • feature “ SCARLET ” foster home update
SCARLET IS FOSTERED!
“ The look of love on Scarlet's face to her new foster parents is just beautiful ” Monika
BACKGROUND: Scarlet a 9 year old Boxer X was
saved from the pound recently with a tumour on her
ankle. It came back with the worst possible result –
an osteosarcoma, an aggressive bone cancer. We
had to amputate the leg immediately but to give her
some quality of life we needed to put her through
chemo treatment in the hope we get at least 12
months with her.
We immediately started searching for a foster family
to take on this formidable task. Nothing was coming
forward but we had no choice but to move on the path
we had chosen for her. Her amputation healed well
and we started the chemo treatment. Still no foster
carer. We did social media campaigns. We had an
article in the Manly Daily to help spread the word in
the local community.
Scarlet is the most adorable dog. Everyone who meets
her is taken by her gentle, loving and happy nature. “ Scarlet loves to play with soccer balls and sometimes
She is obedient and so quick to learn new things.
she gets carried away and forgets she has only 3 legs
and falls over. She picks herself up, has a shake and
continues to play! Such an amazing girl!” Monika
Today we found a foster person who wanted to help. She
had recently lost her old small dog and was still grieving
however she wanted to do something special. She was in
awe of Scarlet. There was no doubt in her mind she had
the courage to see her chemo treatment through and
spoil her for as long as she has on this earth.
Scarlet at 9 years of age has had to adapt to so many
changes in her life. From being abandoned, being at the
pound, coming to our vets, surgery and now to a foster
home. Here is a photo showing how she has settled in the
first night at her foster home on the northern beaches.
She has a taste for the lounge and looks quite relaxed.
You would not think she just arrived hours ago!
“ Anyone who wants to help with Scarlet’s chemo costs can call Collaroy Veterinary Services on 9971 8487
or donate online at www.DoggieRescue.com. Donations are tax deductible. Thank you for your compassion.
Scarlet is a dog who leaves an indelible imprint on your heart once you have met her.” Monika
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Quinn Kelpie x Jack Russell 7-8yrs 9.7kgs Female Sponsor: “In loving memory of Penny!” Stefanie
“ Years ago I worked as a kennel hand at
DoggieRescue. I loved my time there, but all
good things must end eventually. As I was
leaving, Quinn and her brother were arriving.”
Written by Foster Carer: Georgia Gibbs
Fast forward through a few (long) years of high When we arrived to meet Quinny, we soon realised why
school and (longer) years of uni. As my studies were she might have been overlooked. While other dogs might
winding down, I started looking for something to put bound up to you, tongue and tail wagging in any and
my time, energy and love into. As a vet-in-training, I’d every direction, Quinny was not like other dogs. She was
come across a lot of foster homes who had welcomed slow to take food from our hands, and remained mindful
a furry friend into their midst, who might have otherwise of all the hustle and bustle around her. Her tail stayed
not had a home. So of course, I started doing my tucked between her legs for the first hour. So, we
research into being a foster carer. understood why those looking for a new friend might be
drawn to the more extraverted dogs on display.
That’s how I came across Quinn (or Quinny to her
friends). When I worked at the shelter we had passed Those people lucked out, and I want to tell you why.
each other like two strangers in the street. I had gone Those that are slow to come out of their shell are no less
on to get my degree, meet my fiancé, strike out on my lovely. Quinn is still on the wary side (loud noises and
own and learn how to be an adult – but Quinn had bigger dogs will cause her to tense up), but she has
stayed. Quinn was, and is, the longest-term resident improved drastically during her time with us. Quinn has
of DoggieRescue. I learned her brother had been settled into our household perfectly, despite a cranky
adopted not long after arriving. When I notified my 13-year-old miniature pinscher and two cats. She enjoys
fiancé of my intent, he was sceptical. If a dog hadn’t afternoon snoozes by our window, and walks around the
been adopted for so long, surely there was something country-side. She dances around when we get home from
wrong there? Even still, I was committed to doing what work, and snuggles up with us to watch TV, rolls over for
I could (and he came around!). tummy scratches at the drop of a hat and is well behaved.
“ It’s been a pleasure and a joy to have Quinny in our home. We’re still waiting and hoping for someone to ask
about adopting her . We know she will bring a lot of love wherever she goes, but we’re still working out where
that will be. Quinny still needs a home but this Christmas Santa is going to make her feel special! ” Georgia
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Written by: Janelle Hollis
Angel is such a
loves a cuddle!
Even though I have always adopted as many
A GIFT rescue dogs as I possibly could (and have 4
beautiful dogs of my own), I wanted to do more
to help those dogs without a home.
When I retired I decided to pursue this dream and
in March 2017 I found Monika’s DoggieRescue. I
was so thankful to find a strictly no kill shelter where
the dogs are safe and well cared for until they find
OF LOVE! their forever homes. I was in my element - all these
beautiful dogs, wonderful kennel staff and
volunteers who also loved dogs!
“ The first day I went to the Doggie
Since that time I have been volunteering two
Rescue shelter at Ingleside I knew I
afternoons a week doing Enrichment, Harnessing
and Kennel Hand activities, and find it all thoroughly
had found something I had been
enjoyable and rewarding.
looking for all my life.
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“ I feel love for every dog at the shelter and just
being around them all makes me feel happy.”
Spending time with them individually, having a cuddle or pat (not to
mention dispensing a few treats), playing a game, running around in the
Freedom Dog park, harnessing them ready for their walks and moving
them around the shelter from day to night kennels etc, is a wonderful
way to spend the afternoon. It’s important to me to show each dog how
special they are, and helping a frightened or nervous dog start to relax
and be happy is a great feeling.
Matilda has the
biggest SMILE! “ Willow loves attention...
I just love her... and treats!” Janelle
However, at this time of year I
think of all the dogs at the
shelter still waiting for that
special someone to come
and take them home.
Dogs who were here last Christmas
and are still waiting for their forever
homes such as Tabby, Tara, Matilda,
Khaleesi, Angel, Willow, Spike, Olive,
Rex, Sally, Nelson and Dahlia.
Gorgeous, sweet, beautiful dogs, all
full of love and waiting for someone
who is loving, understanding and
patient. Someone willing to work at
the dogs own pace and accept them
as individuals. That person will be
rewarded with the most precious gift
of love and trust in return.
On the next page, and throughout
this magazine are highlighted
dogs all hoping for a loving home
For those who would like to do something different this Christmas, or feel a little melancholy during the
season, or are spending Christmas alone why not come out to the shelter on Christmas day. You can walk
a dog or just sit and have some cuddles. You will feel good and help make Christmas day a happy one
for all the dogs! DoggieRescue is closed on Christmas Eve but is open Christmas Day and Boxing Day.
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Dear Santa, you forgot us last year
Every year Santa Claus receives many letters, mostly from children, but this year he was very sad to see that some
doggies from DoggieRescue had sent him their photos. Why was he sad? Because they are the dogs he forgot last
year. As he looked at the beautiful faces of the homeless dogs Santa had a heavy heart because it is not so easy to
find homes for ‘long term dogs’ at a shelter. But he is going to try very, very hard this year, with your help….
Sally Cattle x Kelpie 2yrs 22kgs Female Sponsor: “She has so much love to give!” Inzie Bailie
Dahlia Whippet x Staffy 12mths Female Sponsor:“In loving memory of Linda & Pee Wee!” Pat Knorr
Olive Kelpie x Shar Pei 2yrs 15kgs Female A Sponsor: “Just ‘cause you’re a good girl!” Jane & Romeo
Angel English Staffy x 2yrs 14kgs Female Sponsor: “A sweet girl waiting for a home!” Toni & Rich
Rory Bull Arab x 18mths 30kgs Female Sponsor: “Keep smiling!” Love from Tilly, Jasper & Karen
Rex Schnauzer x 3yrs 9kgs Male Sponsor:“Wishing you a home for Christmas!” Lesley Cansdell & Titch
THIS CHRISTMAS PLEASE GIVE A HOME TO A DOG WHO REALLY NEEDS ONE!
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Express your love and commitment to the doggies who no one else cares about!
It is so rewarding being a DoggieRescue
lifesaver. Lifesavers provide Monika with some
degree of financial security which is paramount
in continuing to save our beautiful pets from
death row. Without lifesavers I doubt if my little
Toto would have survived. Monika rescued
Toto (formerly Noah) just hours from being put
to death 6 years ago. I feel luckier than him to
have him. He has been my constant
companion and brings me so much joy.
Carmen Let’s support this very worthy cause
by providing ongoing financial support
to save our beautiful and loving pets
“ All it takes is a small donation each month to from certain death in the pounds
help Monika continue her wonderful lifesaving und NSW. Carmen Sherry
work with animals who have been abandoned.”
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With your regular monthly contribution our life-saving work will continue….
• Your contribution of $29 per month pays for food & shelter costs for 1 doggie
• Your contribution of $49 per month pays for food, shelter & veterinary costs for 1 doggie
• Your contribution of $79 per month pays for food, shelter and veterinary costs and contributes
to the expansion of our program – there are thousands more lives to be saved!
DoggieRescue is dedicated to saving precious lives. These dogs receive
immediate medical care, are de-sexed, vaccinated and micro-chipped and
await a loving family at our shelter, “Doggie Wood” at Ingleside. We are a
“no-kill” shelter. Our commitment to these dogs is for the rest of their lives.
Our running costs are considerable and increasing. We receive no
government funding and rely exclusively on donations.
For more information please visit our website! http://www.doggierescue.com/lifesavers.htm
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Featuring star ex DR doggie Chippy
Ho! Ho! Ho!
Not many days to go... Hi Fans,
I know what I’m getting for
Christmas and I’m so excited!!!
Dad brought it in the other day
and I thought—WOW!!! Then he
and Mum started to make it look
really pretty with lots of stuff like
coloured balls and shiny tinsel.
They even put a star on top -
Mum’s put a barrier around it so I can’t
use it until Christmas Day but when I
look at it my tail just wags and wags.
No more going out in the wet and
cold anymore and I can use it day
and night so I don’t have to hold
on. It is just the best present
anyone could give to a doggie
and I can’t wait until Christmas
Day. Chippy is going to have
his own ‘indoor toilet’.
Hope you get just what
YOU want this Chrissie!
IS THAT ONE OF SANTA’S REINDEERS?
Merry Christmas from Chips
Suki Staffy x 3-4yrs Female Sponsor: “ Hoping
you find your 4ever family soon!” Love Lopez
I have to wait
“ SAM ”
x Basenji 3yrs
CHIPPY’S CHRISTMAS JOKE: 9kgs Male
• What’s the best thing to give your Sponsor: “Good
parents for Christmas? A LIST OF luck Sam!”
EVERYTHING YOU WANT!!!!Ha! Ha! Ha! from Pugsley
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• • • • Inspiring young people In focus: Dante Ricco 8 years
3 DOGS OF CHRISTMAS!
KIDS CAN HELP TOO!
See website for more details….
This year, I started a new job at DoggieRescue. I am
so proud of my job and I love doing it. I get to test all
the kid friendly dogs to see what age kids they should
go to. I have to concentrate and be serious and put
each of the dogs through a number of special tests to
see how they react. I also have lots of laughs and get
plenty of kisses, licks and cuddles. Dante MY 2ND DOG OF CHRISTMAS : PEARL ...Is a bundle
of love. She is very happy and playful. Pearl is excited
to go for a walk and her tail is always wagging. Pearl
makes me laugh, I hope she finds a family to love her.
Staffy x 12mths 12kgs Female Sponsor: Wishing you
a forever home for Christmas!” Beth Gentle
Hey!!! Do you
want a great dog?
MY 1ST DOG OF CHRISTMAS: RAVEN ….Is such a MY 3RD DOG OF CHRISTMAS: ATHENA ...Is the
sweetie. She really likes to cuddle and have her belly sweetest girl. Athena loves to cuddle, is very gentle and
rubbed. She just loves being together and is a smoocher. obedient. She sat quietly and was polite when taking
I hope that Raven gets a new family for Christmas her treat. I would be so happy if Athena had a new
because she is so loving. family to love her forever.
Staffy x 5yrs 21kgs Female Sponsor: “Just ‘cause Staffy x Kelpie 4yrs 25.5kgs Female Sponsor: “In
you’re a good girl!” Jane & Romeo
loving memory of Otto & ex DR doggie Rohan!” Gail
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Wreck the halls &
eat the holly!
Traa, la, la, la, la...
By Liv & Ian Adams
Piper & Penny were a wonderful pair. We lost Penny on
26th May this year to complications of kidney disease. She
had been doing so well with treatment from the specialist but
she just got really, really sick one day and we had to say
goodbye. I miss the little rascal so much.
In September we decided to adopt another DoggieRescue
dog and Saffy, a long term dog, came to stay. She has
changed so much from when we brought her home, she’s
coming out of her shell! Saffy was a scared, timid little dog that
has flourished in a couple of months into a bit of a kind hearted
rascal. She is still shy of things although always comes out
of her comfort zone to try new things which she sees Piper
doing. They have become great friends and love to go for walks
together. Our favourite time of day is coming home and
opening the door to see who comes through the dog flap first -
normally they both squeeze through and charge up the hall
then remember they forgot their snacks…. and charge back!
“ Saffy is doing so well and we are all looking
forward to Christmas this year, it will be Saffy’s
first in a loving forever home and even though she
HO! HO! HO!
is not a fan of dress ups ( as yet!!) she has decided
Saffy’s getting into the Christmas spirit!
that it is something worth celebrating!” Liv
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You didn't care how I looked
or that I wasn't pedigree.
You showed me I am not
disposable and that I am loved.
You brought back the sparkle in my eye
and the shine to my coat.
You restored my spirit so my
tail can wag again.
You took a chance on me to see
what I can become.
You gave me a place to call home and
a shelter family to call my own.
Love from Meg
Postcard from the over 12,470+ rescued dogs and hundred of cats and bunnies who have not only survived…
but thrived and are living, and have lived, long and happy lives with their forever families. Thank you
Farley (Sooty) has embraced life in I adopted a dog named Cookie in Our beautiful Phoenix is celebrating
Canada, incl. Halloween. This year 2000. He died on 3/11/18 & would her 2nd anniversary. Thank you for
he won best costume with his dog have been 20 years old in January. trusting us with her, she’s incredibly
pack for his hipster costume, He had a full life of tracking, sheep loved & has brought brilliant people
complete with tattoo sleeves & herding, agility and flyball. Thank into our lives, and one special little
man bun! Lanja Fletcher you Monika & helpers. Sandra foster boy too. Jen Barbour
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1. Cinnamon Kelpie x 9mths Female Sponsor: “ In loving memory of Pepe!” Malki & Chandra
2. Paprika Kelpie x 9mths Female Sponsor: “ In loving memory of my friend Salvatore!” Antoinette
3. Valerie Staffy x 2yrs 18.4kgs Female Sponsor: “In loving memory of Heidi & Libby!” Judith Lynch
4. Peanut Mastiff x Sharpei 4yrs 23.2kgs Male Sponsor: “ Love from Poppy & Michelle!”
5. Toffee Staffy x 12mths Female Sponsor: “ Wishing you a Merry Christmas!” Tovah & Lola
6. AJ Cattle x Bull Arab 6yrs 33.7kgs Male Sponsor: “A better life is coming very soon!” Noreen
7. Gretel Boxer x 7mths Female Sponsor: “In loving memory of Lucky!” Kevin Lynch
8. Shane Wolfhound x 2yrs 40.9kgs Male Sponsor: “ Wishing you luck finding a new home!”Julie McCann
9. Tigerlily Kelpie x Staffy 2yrs 27kgs Female Sponsor: “To help her find a home as good as Napoleons!” Jackson
10. & 11. Louise Cattle x 18mths 10kgs Female & Rosalie Cattle x 2yrs 15.1kgs Female Sponsors: “Somewhere
a loving home waits!” Lesley Cansdell & Titch & “Just ‘cause you’re such a good girl!” Jane & Romeo
12. Cooper Bull Arab x 5yrs 36.2kgs Male Sponsor: “ Wishing you a very merry Christmas!” Sam & Joy Jenkins
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With thanks to Jen Barbour
AN INTERVIEW WITH “ ARIES” Where do you see yourself in five years? Taking over
my human’s bed, being spoilt and loved—typical Staffy!
What is your favourite game? Ball! I love to play ball!
How will you spend Christmas day? With my new
Favourite place to be? With humans, I’d like some family if adopted, but if not hoping to go walkies with a
of my own …I’m only 12 months old, I need cuddles!
volunteer and get lots of cuddles...
Do you prefer Summer or Winter? Summer! I like to What’s your number? 02 9486 3133 but don’t
run around in the sun and then snooze in the sun.
expect to play ball on our first date!
Morning or night doggie? Morning! We have all day
to have adventures, play in my shell pool and some naps Aries is sponsored by : “ For the lovely Lily & the joyous
What’s your favourite snack? Roast chicken *drool* Jenna!” Merry Christmas from Lisa Kane
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ALL WE WANT FOR
CHRISTMAS IS A HOME!
1. Spud Foxy x 3yrs 7.2kgs Male
Sponsor: “In loving memory of Bessy
2. Celene Maltese x Mini Foxy 10yrs
4.1kgs Female Sponsor: “Just ‘cause
you’re a good girl!” Jane & Romeo
3. Dezzy Maltese x Shih Tzu 6yrs Male
Sponsor: “With love from Kipling,
Digby & Marlow!” Catherine
4. Angus Aussie Terrier x 5yrs 8.5kgs
Male Sponsor:“Somewhere a loving
home waits!” Lesley Cansdell & Titch
5. Gordon Airedale x Staffy 4yrs SOX’S ADOPTION DAY : December 2015
17kgs Male Sponsor: The students at
The Sydney School of English
6. Gideon Kelpie x 18mths 16.5kgs
Male Sponsor: “Just ‘cause you’re
such a good boy! ”Jane & Romeo
7. Junior Bull Arab x 12mths Male
Sponsor: “Luck & Love - in memory
of Baby, Pippa & Mitzi!” Marilu
8. Cosmo Bull Arab x Cattle 2yrs Male
Sponsor: “ I may be big but I’m a very
sweet boy!” Kylee, Brenda & Daisy
9. Mia Foxy x 4yrs 12kgs Female
Sponsor: “In loving memory of our
Macy girl!” Susan Dorahy
10. Wiggles Maltese x Shih Tzu 5yrs
Male Sponsor:“ Ex DR dog Woody’s
way of saying thanks!” Tracy Fay
11. Floyd Pug x 3yrs 14kgs Male
Sponsor: “ In loving memory of Ricky,
Pepe & Cindy!” Malki & Chandra LOOKING FORWARD TO CHRISTMAS DAY
12. Jamie Jack Russell x 6yrs 8kgs December 2018
Male (Jamie is blind) Sponsor: “Good
luck little Jamie!” Freddi Martin
13. Sunshine Lab x Sharpei 12mths A DOG IS NOT JUST FOR CHRISTMAS
Female Sponsor: “Looking to a BUT FOR LIFE!
brighter future!” Neil & Surbhi
14. Bailey Jack Russell x Pug 5yrs Sox came into our lives on 19 December 2015. He was a shy little boy
8.3kgs Male Sponsor: “ With lots who wasn’t very trusting, apart from his new mummy. He came into a
of love from your friend! ” Marg family with 2 cats and slowly adjusted into the beautiful boy he is today.
15. Myer Mini Foxy x 3yrs Female He travels everywhere with us and spends his holidays on the beach or
Sponsor: “In loving memory of Sach in the park. He has also become a big brother to a newly rescued dog
Baille!” Kathryn called Benji and is helping him adjust to life in his new forever home.
16. Paris Foxy x 6-7yrs Female Sox is the softest, cutest Christmas gift that keeps on giving and we
Sponsor: “In loving memory of Ian, cannot imagine our lives without him. Andrew & Debora
Muffin & Tia!” Kathryn & Paul
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A DOG IS NOT JUST BASIL’S
FOR CHRISTMAS ADOPTION DAY :
BUT FOR LIFE! October 2014
When we adopted Basil from Doggie
Rescue in October 2014 he was not the
preferred advertised dog we planned to
adopt but after our meet, greet and
walkies he fell asleep in our daughter's
(Eve) arms whilst we debriefed with
volunteers after his walk....and who
would have the heart to wake a sleeping
pup. Hence, home with us he came.
Sleeping remains one of Basil's main
hobbies - either sleeping on the couch
when his family is home, sleeping out-
side with his sister-cat, Mavis, when the
family is out, and finally sleeping on his
human-brother's (Ruben) bed at night.
Lazy days are spent guarding the yard
with lots of attitude from any noises that
may eventuate into something real;
taking breaks to chase Mavis-but mostly
being chased by her; accompanying his
humans on lots of walks through the
neighbourhood; making sure that he is
front and centre at meal prep times
because food does seem to magically
fall from the bench from time to time;
greeting his doggie-cousin, Marley, on
weekends for some play time; getting in
the car to help mum do the pick ups
from after school activities; and most
enjoyably helping to dig holes in the
garden only when his humans are
gardening- as a helping paw never goes
So it would seem that falling asleep in
a young girl's arms proved to be a
smart tactic for Basil, and we
have never looked back. Valeria
LOOKING FORWARD TO CHRISTMAS DAY
Wishing everyone a very happy December 2018
Christmas from Basil & his family.
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My most embarrassing moment is -
Now, knowing EVERYONE is going
to see me in this ridiculous Santa outfit.
Ho! Ho! Ho! This suit must go!!!!
When I heard I was to star in DoggieRescue My greatest achievement is -finding my forever home
magazine I – jumped with joy My relationship with other dogs is – dependant on
If I impersonated a famous star I'd be - I'm already how much sleep I've had...
famous, I impersonate lions ( see photo above ) !!!! If I wasn't me I'd like to be – my Dad because he
Food that makes me drool is - pigs ears! Denta sticks! spends as much time on the sofa as I do ( he doesn't
My happiest moments are - those spent in bed and sleep on the blanket like I do )
my daily walks My tail wags most when– what? You mean this thing
I hate to whine but - scooters and skateboards grrrr... has an off switch?
My nicknames are – Sven, Stevie, Stevo, Doggo, I often wonder - if I can squeeze in an extra nap?
Goodest Good Boy, Handsome Handsome Steven It took a while but I finally – managed to get my
Ransome and Oi also seems to be popular! permanent spot at the end of the bed
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Life is - all about naps, pigs DUDLEY’S ADOPTION DAY
ears, belly rubs & walkies!! August, 2015
My favourite place in the
world is– bed!!!
If I could wish fleas on
someone it would be – kids
on skateboards and scooters
I am so excited about –
walkies!!! And cuddles
My family says I’ve taught
them - unconditional love (and
to pick up the multi pack of pigs
ears when they're on offer)
Santa’s bringing me– pigs
ears, bones and lots of cuddles
On Christmas Day I will be -
With Mum and Dad eating too
much and having plenty of naps
and socializing with my family
To all those dogs waiting in
pounds I say– stay hopeful!
Your day will come and your
forever family aren't far away...
TO CHRISTMAS DAY
A DOG IS NOT JUST FOR CHRISTMAS
BUT A BESTIE FOR LIFE!
Hi, my name’s Tom and I’m 11 years old. I adopted my furry little best
friend “Dudley” on the 31st of August in 2015.This was the happiest
day of my life, I had been longing for a dog for ages. I love taking him
for walks, which he enjoys as well! He’s so cute and adorable, he loves
“ Merry Christmas to all my cuddles and kisses so much, he doesn’t want me to leave him! Dudley is
friends at DoggieRescue!” the best dog ever, as he is well behaved and loves summer, which I do.
Steve and family I love my dog and he loves me too :) Tom & Dudley
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ALL WE WANT FOR
CHRISTMAS IS A HOME! STUBBY’S ( aka Chico )
ADOPTION DAY : December, 2016
1. Noddy Dachshund x Staffy 3yrs
8kgs Male Sponsor: “ In memory of
Rusty & Natasha!” Barry & Jessica
2. Dre Whippet x 3yrs 10.3kgs
Male Sponsor: “ In loving memory of
Rusty, Tasha & Sam!” Robert Nauta
3. Spike Wiry Terrier 3yrs 15.1kgs
Male Sponsor: “ Spike will be your
best friend…” Toni & Rich
4. Indi Cattle x Kelpie 6yrs 31kgs
Female Sponsor: “In loving memory
of Rusty & Natasha!” Barry & Jessica
5. Dusty Kelpie x Corgi 4-5yrs 10.8kgs
Male Sponsor: “Wishing you the very
best and happiest of Christmases!”
6. Casper Staffy x Jack Russell
2yrs 12.4kgs Male Sponsor: With
lots of love from Ruth Wall
7. Darcy Kelpie x 4yrs 17.6kgs
Female Sponsor: “In loving memory
of Sach Baille!” Kathryn
8. Buddy Cattle x Kelpie 1yr 18.kgs
Male Sponsor: “In loving memory of LOOKING FORWARD
Crayon!” Sam, Tim & Shannon TO CHRISTMAS DAY
9. Klaus Kelpie x 12mths Male
Sponsor: “ In loving memory of
Bagel and Choco.” E. Lin
10. Nelson Cattle x 3yrs 15kgsMale A DOG IS NOT JUST FOR CHRISTMAS
Sponsor: “ In loving memory of BUT FOR LIFE!
Minnie!” Marika Camilleri
11. Lyla Kelpie x 12mths 13kgs Female Hi, we adopted Stubby the week before Christmas in 2016.
Sponsor:“In loving memory of Jess & Today Stubby is a big part of our family. He has not been an easy
Jody!” Michele & Steve Tamassy puppy, he is still very untrusting & wary of people. Unfortunately he
will bite if put in a situation where he feels threatened. We have learnt
12. Dakota Cattle 2yrs 21kgs Female to manage this & he is becoming better with strangers. However he is
Sponsor: “ Thanks for sponsoring me the sweetest, most faithful little dog. He loves his walks, especially
Anna!” Nadir Guessoum being off lead. Stubby’s a favourite at our local park where he feels
very safe and loves other dogs, especially the little fluffies. He's very
Come and meet us today…. obedient & always aims to please. Regards, John & Louise
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1. Tara Mastiff x Wolfhound 4yrs 40kgs Female Sponsor: “ Sending you lots of love! ” Jane & her fur kids
2. Nugget English Staffy x 2yrs Male Sponsor: “In loving memory of Jessica!” Honey, Bonnie & Marti their Mum
3. Jack American Staffy x 2yrs Male Sponsor: “In loving memory of Keziah!” Mummy Karen, Sherry & Spot Trafford
4. Khaleesi Staffy x 2-3yrs Female Deaf. Sponsor: Best wishes from Susan Cassidy
5. Jeffery American Staffy x 2yrs 26kgs Male Sponsor: “I hope you find a family like mine! George Coleman
6. Ripple Staffy x 2yrs 18.5kgs Female Sponsor: Best wishes for a loving home from Jackie Tan
7. Sushi Staffy x 8yrs 22kgs Female Sponsor: “In loving memory of Ralph, Floyd & Steffie!” Verena
8. Missy Bull Terrier x Shepherd 7mths 17kgs Female Sponsor: “In loving memory of Sheba!” Louise Dowd
9. Brandy Staffy x Beagle 6yrs 16kgs Female Sponsor: The Australian Writers Centre
10. Cisco Staffy x Shepherd 6yrs 17kgs Male Sponsor: “He’s such a handsome boy!” The Australian Writers Centre
11. Chad Staffy x 18mths Male Sponsor: “In loving memory of Joey & Rosie!” Pat Broderick
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1. Bentley Staffy x 6yrs 22kgs Male Sponsor: “In loving memory of Chip & Blossom!” Alan & Tina
2. Dino Cattle x Koolie 3yrs 26kgs Male Sponsor: “ In loving memory of Elle!” Malki & Chandra
3. Martini Staffy x 6mths 15kgs Female Sponsor: “ My fingers are crossed for a loving home soon!” Pam Robson
4. Bear Husky x 2yrs 26kgs Male Sponsor: “ You have a sponsor, now you are loved!” Fred & Annie Tse
5. Sugar Staffy x 2yrs 17kgs Female Sponsor: “ This sponsorship is my gift to you!” Jeff
6. Sergeant Bull Arab x 12mths 34kgs Male Sponsor: “ In loving memory of Ralph, Floyd & Steffie!” Verena
7. Mumbo Mastiff x 12mths 22.6kgs Male Sponsor: “In loving memory of Cindy!” Malki & Chandra
8. Josie Border Collie x 2yrs 30.1kgs Female Sponsor: “ Hope you find your loving family soon!” Fiona York
9. Neo Am Staff 4yrs 25kgs Male Sponsor: “Good luck in finding a home!” From our family of 2 dogs! Lisa & Greg
10. Tabitha Labrador x Border Collie 5yrs 17kgs Female Sponsor: Lots of love from Denise Bartlett
11. Belle Mastiff x Shar Pei 18mths 23.4kgs Female Sponsor: “Hoping you find a family!” Patsy Wills
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DEAR SANTA, With your help we will
continue to find homes
for more than 1000
all we want for Christmas is a home! doggies every year.
1. Meg Maltese x Shih Tzu 10yrs Female Sponsor: “In loving memory of Connor & Polly!” The Browns
2. Carlos Spitz x 12yrs 10kgs Male Sponsor: “In loving memory of Ricky, Pepe & Cindy!” Malki & Chandra
3. Ralph Shih Tzu x Silky 10yrs 8.4kgs Male Sponsor: “ In loving memory of Elle!” Bill & Joan Collins
4. Lorelei Shih Tzu x 16yrs 5.2kgs Female Sponsor:“In loving memory of Sybil & Jed, 2 strays!”Janet & Richard
5. Squall Foxy x 8yrs 9.4kgs Male Sponsor: “ In loving memory of Ian, Tia & Muffin!” Paul & Kathryn
6. Charles Maltese x 13yrs 6.1kgs Male Sponsor: “ In loving memory of Jakkson & Jack!” Gina Carovigno
7. Keith Foxy x 9yrs 8.6kgs Male Sponsor: “ Wishing you a very happy birthday Ray!” Nila Sudiarta
8. Duncan Jack Russell x 10yrs Male Sponsor: “In loving memory of Bill & Brittany!” Doreen Watkins
9. Wilma Maltese x 14yrs 6.7kgs Female Sponsor: “In loving memory of Sach Baille!” Kathryn
10. Frank Maltese x 12yrs 6.6kgs Male Sponsor: “ In loving memory of Connor & Polly!” The Browns
11. Arty Jack Russell x 11yrs 6.6kgs Male Sponsor: “ In loving memory of Sammy!” Fred & Teena Wratten
12. Emmet Maltese x 10yrs 9.8kgs Male Sponsor: “In loving memory of all my woofs!” Susan Carovigno
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THIS CHRISTMAS ADOPT— DON’T SHOP!
Junior & Ralph are just two of the over 100 homeless dogs at
DoggieRescue waiting to meet their forever families this Christmas!
For more details please call Monika on 9486-3133
or email [email protected]
Please ADOPT don’t SHOP
Rescue Pets Are Best!
There are so many beautiful homeless dogs like Brandy
waiting patiently for their special human to find them….
GIVE THE GIFT OF LIFE THIS CHRISTMAS!