2 McCowan Rd, Cnr. Bloodwood Rd, INGLESIDE. 2101
OPEN: 10am-5pm Tuesday-Sunday
DECEMBER ADOPTED DOGS:
11AM - 2PM TUES - SUN
Beautiful Molly has just
one wish for Christmas.
Find out what it is and
meet her freinds inside...
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Buy one or buy 100 and help us reach our sales goal of 2,000 Calendars sold.
Just imagine the difference this money raised makes to our doggies’ lives. The 2020
DoggieRescue Calendar has an exciting new format and we have a limited number
available, so get in quick!
Taking orders now for
the perfect Xmas gift!
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from my desk
“ LIFE INSTEAD OF DEATH ” - A NO-KILL SHELTER
Welcome to our Christmas edition of the DoggieRescue
magazine. What a busy year it has been and gorgeous
kid friendly Molly is our cover girl, with beautiful eyes,
brighter than all the Christmas lights!
Some of our doggies have been wishing on a star –
read their wishes and dreams. Perhaps you can help
fulfil some of them? Tovah has taken some amazing
photos of our dogs against the backdrop of Christmas
lights. We have just received stock of our ever popular
calendars. For the first time we have professional photos
Zara my Kelpie X Rotty pup has helped me with my of our dogs thanks to Lyndall of Floppy Ears
editorial this month. She has been such a great Photography. They are stunning—see our Miss January
asset – so calm and composed while photos were below. As usual, 100% of the proceeds of this calendar
being taken and lying quietly whilst I type my thoughts. goes to our animals but stock is limited this year, so
please be quick. I would not want you to miss out!
This month read what a gift of love can do to change a
dog’s life forever. Read about King Harold of Verona, a
little debilitated old boy who was not friendly with other
dogs when he came, to being a gentle old grandpa who
relaxes now with his doggy friends in an acreage
setting. Take a look at the back cover – this is what
Christmas is all about!
We always associate special foods with Christmas.
At our Doggiewood shelter doggy dinners are served
Christmas Day as any other day. Chris one of our food
and play volunteers talks about what he gets out of
preparing and serving doggy dinners. It is done by
volunteers who are very committed to the well-being of
our dogs. After the food prep, the volunteers enjoy the
company of their favourite dogs, one on one. So
rewarding! Without volunteers like Chris our shelter
would stop functioning!
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GIVE THE GIFT OF LIFE • Please SUPPORT our work
If you wanted to make a tax
deductible donation to help
Doggie Rescue save more
lives in the year ahead you can
donate online via our secure
website or call us on
02 9486 3133.
• Become a DoggieRescue
Our doggies are all
wishing you a very
Merry Christmas— all
Or you might like to consider
with their very best becoming a DoggieRescue
smiley faces, in the Lifesaver (see p20), with a
hope of catching your regular monthly gift to support
attention, like our work.
reindeer Dot, at left! All gifts, regardless of size,
help us to give a brighter future
In this issue Bas has to the dogs and cats in our
provided a very infor- care. Thank you in advance
mative story on why for your kind donation.
some of our dogs
wear muzzles – a I look forward to keeping you
question that we get updated on our progress in the
asked regularly and months ahead and sincerely
Jen also interviews
Zeus – Mr Shy Guy thank you again for all your
and draws out of him support.
some of his talents
and dreams. Warmest regards
“ Christmas is a time of deep reflection for me and I want to sincerely
thank all my volunteers and supporters who have helped in so many ways Monika
throughout the year. We have achieved so much because you have
helped. Thank you and enjoy Christmas and the festive season.” Monika Biernacki
Founder - DoggieRescue
Come support DoggieRescue at events in December!
• Every Saturday in December - Pet Barn Chatswood
• Every Sunday in December - Westfield Warringah Mall
Please help us to continue
• Sunday 8th December - Four Pines Brookvale Pop Up our lifesaving work
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ISSUE: DECEMBER 2019 P8
THE DOGGIERESCUE 2020 2-3
CALENDAR IS HERE!
THE DR DOGGIES ARE WISHING
ON A STAR FOR CHRISTMAS 8-12
HAVE YOURSELF A STAFFY 13
THE GIFT OF LOVE Catching up P14
with “ King Harold of Verona” 14-15
EAT, DRINK & BE MERRY
By Chris David DR Volunteer 16-17
VOLUNTEERS SAVOURING LIFE 24-25
By Kim McTeigue
SOLVING THE PUZZLE OF THE 30-31
MUZZLE By Bas de Leuw
WISHING OUR SUPPORTERS 41
A VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS!
IN EVERY ISSUE
FROM MY DESK
by Monika Biernacki
UP CLOSE & PERSONAL - 32-33
with Brie Harvey Parker
AN INTERVIEW WITH ZEUS 35
By Jen Barbour
Our cover girl for Check out DoggieRescue.com online
her on p10 Join us on Facebook Email:
https://www.facebook.com/doggierescue [email protected]
Cover photo doggierescue.com
: Tovah Levitas
PawstoPaper Follow us on Twitter
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Leave a Legacy of Love
Because you will always care.
Pictured above is Hannah (with her Mum) and
Connor, her first dog. Read her story on page 23 Please remember DoggieRescue in your Will.
• DOGS: Basil, Connor, AJ, Maisy, Lola, Avery,
Alfie, Lulu, Delilah, Louis, Pete, Barney,
Send or call for your free brochure about leaving a
Cisco & Max
gift in your Will.
• CATS: Rose, Mr. Kinks & Fluffy
• RABBITS : Carob
Where is DoggieWood? First name
Ingleside Shelter location: 2 McCowan Rd,
Cnr of Bloodwood Rd, INGLESIDE. 2101 Surname
Open 11AM –2.30PM Tuesday to Sunday
Phone: 9486-3133 www.DoggieRescue.com
Please return to:
8 Chiltern Road,
INGLESIDE. NSW. 2101
Or call 9486-3133
www.DoggieRescue.com Thank you
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WISHING ON A STAR
“I wish I may,I wish I may,
“I wish I may,“I wish I may,
I wish I might..I wish I might..
I wish I might.. wish I might..
Find a home byFind a home by
Find a home byind a home by
Christmas night!” Christmas night!” Mojo Border Collie x Bull Arab
Christmas night!” Christmas night!”
4yrs 29.5kgs Male Sponsor: “ This
Mojoojo sponsorship is my gift to you!” Jeff
ON CHRISTMAS MORNING I WISH….
For every dog who slept last night with no-one who
cared, a soft warm bed with a person snoring nearby.
For every shelter dog, spending Christmas in a
concrete run, a forever home, filled with fun & family.
For every Christmas puppy given today, a tolerant,
caring and responsible owner who won’t abandon you as
you grow into a real dog.
For every lost dog who is in a pound, frightened
and alone, a kind rescuer, to find you a new home.
For every old and tired friend, a soft bed and gentle
hands to stroke you, to ease your aches and pains.
Merry Christmas from Kathryn & Paul Archer, DR supporters.
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Ross Staffy x Shar Pei 2yrs 24kgs Male Sponsor:
“Just ‘cause you’re a good boy!” Jane & Romeo
Above : Dot Staffy x 18mths 23.8kgs Female Sponsor:
“In loving memory of Baby, Pippa & Mitzi!” Marilu
Below: Lily Staffy x 4yrs 25.5kgs Female Sponsor:
“ Wishing for the forever home that you deserve!” Beth
Tucker Boxer x 2yrs 25.8kgs Male Sponsor: “In
loving memory of Poppy Pants!” love Michelle
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Ray Rottweiler x Staffy
2yrs Male Sponsor:“ For
the lovely Lily & joyous
Jenna!” Lisa Kane
“I wish for I wish for
“I wish for “I wish for
a forever a forever
a forever forever
family of amily of
family of family of
my own!” y own!”
my own!” my own!”
Molly Staffy x 3yrs
22kgs Female Sponsor:
“In loving memory of
Keziah” Mummy Karen,
Sherry & Spot Trafford
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What if I make
a wish and my
wish does not
Ollie Cattle x
you a very merry
“ Dear Ollie, when you wish upon a star your dreams will come true and one
special day a forever family will come and love only you!”
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Bentley Staffy x 6yrs 22kgs Male Sponsor: “In
loving memory of Chip & Blossom!” Tina & Alan
Above: Jacob Staffy x 5yrs 26kgs Male Sponsor:
“ In loving memory of Lucky!” Kevin Lynch
Below: Chris Amstaff x 9yrs Male Sponsor: “A
better life is coming very soon!” Love from Noreen
We are some of the homeless doggies at DoggieRescue
Shelter and we have all got together, found our biggest
bows, brightest tinsel and longest tongues to celebrate the
coming of Christmas. We have all been good doggies this
year and have made wishes for just one thing—a forever
family to love us this Christmas. All of us are bigger dogs
so can you please bring us active families?
Santa, look for the brightest star, for that is where we are!
It is shining brightly high above, on so many hearts just
bursting with love. With paws crossed...Bentley & friends
Our volunteer feature photographer is long time
supporter and talented artist TOVAH LEVITAS.
Photos showcase our doggies and help enormously
to find them new homes so it is a hugely important
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“ HAVE YOURSELF
A STAFFY LITTLE
1. 2. 3.
4. 5. 6.
1. Crumpet American Staffy x 5yrs 27kgs Male Sponsor:
“ In loving memory of Elle!” Malki & Chandra
2. Ginny Staffy x 18mths 19.4kgs Female Sponsor:
“OMG...she’s just gorgeous!” Jen Barbour
3. Nugget Staffy x 2yrs 16.4kgs Male Sponsor: “In loving
memory of Jessica!” Honey, Bonnie & Marti their Mum
4. Amelia Lab x Staffy x Shar Pei 4yrs 23kgs Female
Sponsor:“Merry Christmas!” The Australian Writers Centre
5. Hector English Staffy x 3yrs 20kgs Male Sponsor: The
Students at the Sydney School of English
6. Ariel Staffy x 1yr Female Sponsor: “ In loving memory
of Heidi & Libby!” Judith Lynch
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How an old, very sadly neglected
and abandoned dog became…
“ King Harold of Verona!” To Harry,
love Mum XXX
In early 2018 an 11 year old black dog was
rescued from a pound by DoggieRescue.
A forever home,
Taken straight to The Cottage Animal Hospital
for a general health check and vaccinations
etc. the vet found upon examination: severe
generalized skin disease. Teeth severely worn
+ periodontal disease. Ear Mites. Bilateral
Conjunctivitis + lens sclerosis. Allergy related
hair loss. This gentle dog must have suffered
years of discomfort and pain before he ended
up finally dumped into a pound . A Belgian
Shepherd x he was renamed “ Wolf ” and his
rehabilitation towards good health started with
some yummy food and a bath for his terrible “ Wolf was waiting for a second chance of a life where
itchy and inflamed skin. It would take many he could experience compassionate human engagement
months of medicinal baths before Wolf’s hair and know how it felt to be loved and to have his self
would begin to grow back again. esteem restored.” Monika
WRITTEN BY Hello Everyone,
Do you remember me from last year?
Wolf? You might have read my sad story
in DoggieRescue magazine? Well, guess
what happened, I was adopted! Mum saw
my photo in the magazine and chose me
straight away. Even before she met me,
she wanted this to be my forever home.
I live on the NSW far south
coast now, in a place named
Verona. They call me King Harold
of Verona but I am Harry to all
my many friends.
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It didn't take Mum long to realise I'm profoundly deaf, It's very quiet here in the country... though I wouldn't
so she had to be careful how she introduced me to the know, really, because being deaf my life is always quiet,
other dogs. She didn't want any of them to give me a but I can read Mum's lips when she says "I love you,
fright, so we just saw and smelled each other through Harry."
the fences for a few months. If we were inside, she
kept us separate. When the time was right, we all met You know what ? My story proves that it doesn't matter
properly. No problem. what you look like, or how old you are, there's a forever
home out there for everyone. Gosh, I was even in the
I was having bad cramps in my back legs and lots of "Less Adoptable Dogs" section of the magazine!
gunk building up in my sore eye. I have medicine now,
so no more pain. I feel like a new boy. Also had some So - keep the fires burning, doggies. While your
blood tests - they didn't hurt - just to see if there were heart is still beating there's a chance the right
any internal problems. Everything is fairly normal for person will find you and treat you with the love
someone my age, which is a miracle. and respect that all doggies deserve.
Last Christmas I wished for a happy
home and my wish came true. This
Christmas as I cuddle with my Mum
and enjoy the love and respect… the
tender care that every older doggie
needs, I will be thinking of all the
homeless doggies and hoping, just
like me, all their dreams come true.
Happy Christmas everyone!
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“Some of the newer / timid dogs may be a little hesitant so
sitting down and hand-feeding them can be a great way to not
BY CHRIS DAVID only help build their confidence, but also to start a relationship
A DOGGIERESCUE with them - there’s no better feeling than knowing you were
VOLUNTEER part of helping a shy or timid dog grow confidence and trust.”
My name’s Chris and I’ve been a food and play
volunteer at Monika’s for close to 4 years now. I first
applied to volunteer because my living situation didn’t
allow me to have a dog and I was fed up with the lack
of four-legged friends in my life. Looking back, I’m
really glad that was the case because it’s now turned
into a weekly joy that I wouldn’t trade for anything.
The shelter is run by a team of lovely staff, who are
supported by equally amazing volunteers, so from the
get go it is so easy to meet new friends (of all ages)
who share a similar passion and love for animals. It
really takes no time at all to feel right at home.
For the food and play volunteers, the morning
usually starts around 8:30 with our first task being
food prep. This involves preparing afternoon and
night feeds for that day, as well as the food for the
following morning. All the dogs have different dietary
requirements, so they really appreciate the extra effort
we put in to make sure their tummies are full and
happy. This usually takes about an hour and is a
great time to catch up and chat with the rest of the
volunteers, as well as the kennel hands as they
bring all the dogs out to their day yards.
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Once the food is
prepared and the dogs
are out in their yards, the
volunteers are freed up
to get involved in a
variety of enrichment
activities with the dogs.
What I like to do first is
have a walk around and
see if any of the doggies
haven’t finished their
breakfast. Another thing
I love to do is say hello
and have a cuddle/play
with all the doggies I am
already familiar with, but
also introduce myself to
the new kids on the
block. The great thing
about Monika’s is that all
the dogs have signs on
their yards outlining their
specific personalities so
you know exactly how
to approach any dog
you may not have met
The food and play
volunteers are also DOGGIERESCUE IS LOOKING FOR CHRISTMAS VOLUNTEERS!
welcome to take some Do you have time to spare over the holiday period to give a lonely doggie
of the dogs out for walks, or two a happy Christmas? Please phone : 9486-3133 for more details
which is another great
way to develop an existing relationship or build new volunteer. It’s an extremely rewarding experience and
ones, and they are always so grateful and excited to you’ll leave every time knowing that you’re helping to make
be out and about on walks. the lives of these animals better and better each time.
Whether it’s once a week, once a fortnight, or once a
If you’re looking to make genuine friendships while month, if you have a spare few hours in the morning we
helping out some amazing animals, I highly are always looking for new faces to join the family.
recommend getting involved as a food and play
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Proud supporters of DoggieRescue.com
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AQUA HOME LOANS AT MANLY
HELPING TO SAVE DOGGIES!
Northern Beaches based mortgage &
finance broker Aqua Home Loans, is
delighted to start sponsoring Doggie
Rescue with a gift of $1,000 to the
kennels to help Monika and her
volunteers continue to provide an
amazing service by saving and
re-homing abandoned dogs. Aqua
Home Loans will also be providing
ongoing monthly sponsorship for a
dog to provide food shelter and
“This sponsorship is really important
to us, especially having been a dog
owner and lover myself, and I feel
DoggieRescue provides an invaluable
service saving these helpless dogs. I
hope Aqua Home Loans can help
save and re-home as many of these
dogs as possible and would love to be
able to increase the support to Doggie
Rescue in the future.” Martyn
If you mention DoggieRescue
when you enquire about a home
loan, Aqua Home loans will donate
an additional $200 on your behalf Martyn ( holding sponsor doggie Zara ) and partner Terra with
when your loan settles! Monika and that amazing $1,000 cheque donation. Thank you so
very much for your support Aqua Home Loans!
A referral to friends and family is the biggest compliment you could give us!
Talk to us now 0478 417 425 http://www.aquahomeloans.com.au/
Manly 2095 [email protected]
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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.
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 around 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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Dogs are really special and need gifts
at Christmas time just like people do.
This year you can give your doggie a
special homemade gift that is not only
fun to make but ensures that your dog
gets a safe gift. I hope these are a few
gifts that your doggie will enjoy!
• Have you got an old footy sock ( or any sock will do—the
smellier the better!), place a tennis ball right at the toe end
and tie in a knot to keep the ball in place. This is a gift that
your doggie will adore ( especially if he likes to play tug of
war ) and better still—it is RECYCLED!!!!!
• Dogs really love to have a blanket all of their own to snuggle
up on. Ask mum to find some old clothes you can cut into
squares. Stitch all your squares together and overlock the
edges (Mum might help). Your dog will love his blanket with
different smells from the people he loves best in the world.
Hi Everyone, • Make him a yummy homemade Chrissie dinner with every-
My name is Ciara and I had my Graduation thing he loves to eat so he too can enjoy a special treat.
Diploma expo in November at St Lukes Bayview • My last gift is the best of all because it will cost you
and showcased DoggieRescue. It was such a NOTHING and make your dog so happy. What is it???
great experience and I was so stoked to be You can give him your TIME, and your LOVE!!!!
helping such a great cause. Dogs rock!
Counting down the days to Christmas….C/ya Chips
Rory Bull Arab x 18mths 30kgs Echo Kelpie x Staffy 3yrs 24kgs Milo Irish Wolfhound x 1yr 24kgs
Female Sponsor: “Merry Christmas!” Male Sponsor: “ Here’s hoping for a Male Sponsor: Best wishes Michael &
Tilly, Jasper & Karen home soon!” Janelle Wooldridge Kim McTeigue from SavourLife
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I gave Connor what he
needed the most—a family
LOOKING FORWARD TO OUR FIRST CHRISTMAS TOGETHER
Written by: Hannah O’Donovan
When I first saw Connor on the Monika’s DoggieRescue Connor has already settled in wonderfully and enjoys
site, I fell instantly in love with him. We organised to going on many walks and runs and meeting up with his
meet and I couldn’t be more excited and nervous as this new doggie friends. He loves lying on the lounge getting
was my first time adopting a dog. When we met Connor loads of hugs and belly rubs and enjoys playing with all
for the first time, he was beautiful and very small (he his new toys. He is also super smart and has learnt
reminded me of a fox!). He was super happy, active, many tricks (he knows fetch but sometimes forgets he’s
and playful and wanted everyone’s attention, we fell in supposed to bring the ball back!).
absolute love with him.
I can’t wait to continue our life together and to go on
We took him home the next week to make sure he was many new adventures every day. I also can’t wait for
the perfect fit and that he loved us just as much as we our first Christmas together as he already is the
loved him. He fitted in perfectly! We were beyond
excited and adopted him that day, we took him back BEST CHRISTMAS GIFT EVER!
home but this time as part of the family.
GIVE A DOG THE GIFT OF A FAMILY FOR CHRISTMAS….
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VOLUNTEERS SAVOURING LIFE!
By Kim McTeigue
This year, while much of the nation
stopped for the Melbourne Cup, our team
also decided to stop, and spend the
afternoon with rescue dogs at
While some of us are regular walkers at
DoggieRescue, for others it was their first
visit, so the lovely Cynthia greeted us and
told us all about the shelter before arranging
for us to walk some dogs! Between us we
walked Avery, Hector, Lily, Gideon, and
Primrose; and we enjoyed it as much as
they all seemed to!
When we returned to the shelter we spent
some time in the Freedom Dog Park with the
most loving and exuberant Dot and her more
timid but just as beautiful friend Apollo.
Michael & Kim McTeigue and Avery (now adopted )
“ It’s so special spending time At the end of the afternoon our whole team left feeling very touched
by the experience and even more inspired to keep doing whatever
with the dogs and seeing them
we can to help rescue groups like DoggieRescue.
lap up the attention and
treats, as well as the simple We’d love to encourage other workplaces to arrange team
visits to the shelter; it’s a wonderful chance to see first hand
pleasures of running, sniffing,
all the hard work and passion that goes into saving and finding
and rolling in the grass.” homes for all the dogs that deserve a new happy beginning.
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“ When you meet the dogs you feel a connection and want to
help them find homes - when we saw Avery was adopted this Emma
week we were so excited and happy for her! Walking and with Lily
then sharing your experiences with the dogs could make the
world of difference to them finding their new families.”
Jenna, Kim & Joice
with Primrose & Gideon
with Dot you!
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• If you can’t adopt FOSTER
H E L P • If you can’t foster DONATE
• If you can’t donate VOLUNTEER
• If you can’t volunteer then please
We need YOU....9486-3133 help us SPREAD THE WORD!
1. Emmet Maltese x 13yrs 9.8kgs Male Sponsor: “In loving memory of all my woofs!” Susan Carovigno
2. Keith Foxy x 10-11yrs 8.6kgs Male Sponsor: “ Wishing you a very happy birthday Ray!” Nila Sudiarta
3. Meredith Mastiff x 9yrs 42.2kgs Female Sponsor:“In loving memory of Sybil & Jed, 2 strays!”Janet & Richard
4. Rosa Maltese x 10yrs Female Sponsor: “In loving memory of Ricky, Pepe & Cindy!” Malki & Chandra
5. Duncan Jack Russell x 10yrs Male Sponsor: “In loving memory of Bill & Brittany!” Doreen Watkins
6. Charleston Staffy x 13yrs Male Sponsor: “Wishing you good luck!” Tony Suters
7. Ted Maremma Sheepdog 6yrs 27.8kgs Male Sponsor: “ In loving memory of Connor & Polly!” The Browns
8. Darlene Staffy x 9yrs Female Sponsor: “ In loving memory of Otto & ex DR dog Rohan!” Gail Starkey
9. Harvey Kelpie x 12yrs Male Sponsor:“For our rainbow bridge mob!” Colleen & Ron
10. Eddie Kelpie x 11yrs 28kgs Male Sponsor:“I hope you find a family like mine!” George Coleman
11. Charles Maltese x 13yrs 6.1kgs Male Sponsor:“ In loving memory of Connor & Polly!” The Browns
12. Humphrey Staffy x 9yrs Male Sponsor: “ In loving memory of Poppy & Evie & for Sam!” Brenda Harris
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WHY NOT GIVE A CHRISTMAS
GIFT THAT GIVES BACK?
“ Our 2020 Calendars are just $20 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
Stevie 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 CALENDAR ONLINE at : http://www.doggierescue.com/2020calendar.htm
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SOLVING THE PUZZLE OF LVING THE PUZZLE OF
SOLVING THE PUZZLE OF SOLVING THE PUZZLE OF
THE MUZZLE HE MUZZLE
THE MUZZLE THE MUZZLE
Written by: Bas de Leeuw
Each Friday when I walk the dogs at Monika’s,
I’ll always post photos and videos of our
adventures on Facebook so that potential
adopters can see these beautiful dogs in action.
Some of the dogs I walk wear muzzles, and
quite often someone will write, “Why does the
dog wear a muzzle?” Well, in this article, I’ll
answer the question, and I’ll also provide some
general information about muzzles.
First though, I need to clarify something
important. I’m not a dog behaviour expert,
and I’m certainly not an expert in muzzles.
I’m simply a dog lover and dog owner who
loves walking/running/adventuring with rescue
dogs of all shapes, sizes and temperaments.
If you’re thinking about adopting a dog that
wears a muzzle, and you have some specific
questions, it’s best to refer these questions
to the wonderful kennel hands at Monika’s,
who are the friendly experts in all things to
do with dogs.
WHY DO THE DOGS WEAR MUZZLES? HY DO THE DOGS WEAR MUZZLES?
WHY DO THE DOGS WEAR MUZZLES? WHY DO THE DOGS WEAR MUZZLES?
The short answer is, to stop them from biting. The long
answer is, for most of the dogs I walk, the muzzle is purely a
precaution, and they rarely show any desire to bite either
people or other dogs. Sadly, many rescue dogs have come
from situations where they may have been abused, neglected,
poorly socialised, or all of the above. If the kennel hands at
Monika’s are unaware of the dog’s history, the dog’s
behaviour can give important clues to their past. For example,
some dogs are wary of women. Some dogs are cautious
around men. Some dogs bark and lunge at other dogs. The
kennel hands take these clues seriously, and always err on
the side of caution.
The muzzle is also a great way of deterring other dog
owners and the general public from approaching.
Unfortunately sometimes people greet your dog without “ A muzzle is also great if you’re just not sure
first asking if it’s appropriate to do so. Having a muzzle how your dog will react in certain situations. If
gives a clear signal that your dog may be reactive to you’re unsure, it’s better to be safe than sorry.”
humans or other dogs.
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MUZZLE MISCONCEPTIONSUZZLE MISCONCEPTIONS • The muzzle does not hurt the dog
MUZZLE MISCONCEPTIONSMUZZLE MISCONCEPTIONS
Most of the muzzles on the market are now
• A muzzle does not mean the dog is
ergonomically designed for the comfort of the dog.
They all have adjustable neck and head straps to
Unfortunately muzzles are not the most attractive ensure a snug and secure fit, while not pinching or
accessory in the canine world! Muzzles tend to hurting. The dogs I walk don’t even notice they’re
make a gentle dog look fierce and aggressive. This wearing it. Once it’s on, they simply want to walk,
is sad because the dogs I walk have the sweetest run and roll around in puddles (see Atticus below)!
temperaments, and they absolutely love to be
patted and give cuddles. They are not ‘aggressive
dogs’ in nature, however, they may show
aggression to other dogs. And as explained, that’s
why they wear the muzzle, purely as a precaution.
• The muzzle does not restrict breathing,
drinking or panting
There are many muzzles on the market. The ones
at Monika’s are made of a high-quality malleable
material that provides maximum comfort, while
providing absolute protection. All the dogs can
breathe easily with the muzzle on. The gaps are
wide enough that they can pant, drink and even
give slobbery kisses; but they’re small enough that
they simply cannot clamp down on anything.
MEET MY MUZZLED FRIENDS! EET MY MUZZLED FRIENDS!
MEET MY MUZZLED FRIENDS! MEET MY MUZZLED FRIENDS!
ATTICUS: 2 year old Labrador x Mastiff. This CHANCE: 5 year old Staffy cross. He’s such a happy
beautiful big boy is my regular Friday walking buddy. and friendly dog who loves pats and belly rubs. He wears
He wears a muzzle because he can be dog reactive a muzzle as a precautionary measure because he can
and people selective. He loves all the kennel hands be reactive to other dogs. He loves all people and wags
and gives the best cuddles to his people. Sponsor: his tail whenever someone approaches for a pat.
“ Wishing you a home for Christmas!” Julie McCann Sponsor:” A faithful friend 4ever!” Wendy McCathie
“I hope this article has given you a little insight into muzzles! The next time you see a muzzled dog,
be sure to look past the muzzle and see the beautiful boy or girl behind the mask.” Bas
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Interview with Brie Harvey Parker, the “ Bearded Terrier of Balmain”
“I’M LOVING LIFE WITH LILY— COME & GET UP CLOSE & PERSONAL WITH ME!” BRIE
If I wasn’t me I’d like to be: our local butcher- Darryl’s When I heard I was to star in DoggieRescue
dog who gets the best cuts & brags about it! magazine again I: combed my beard specifically as of
My yappiest moments are: when the Possum appears course I wanted to look my best!
each night in our next door neighbors tree Food that makes me drool is: chicken and rice -
My family says: I am loving, calm , obedient & so very yummy, yum….
patient with the kids who absolutely LOVE me and My nickname is : Albino Baby Wombat (long story!)
shower me with attention. Sometimes it feels like I have My tail wags most when: I see Lily first thing in the
been with them forever….. morning and when Mum comes home!
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I hate to whine but : why can’t I sleep on Lily’s bed?
Best friends are meant to be together!
I wish I had: super powers like Underdog ( never home
It took a while but I finally trained: Lily’s Mum to take
me when she goes shopping, and let me lie under Lily’s
bed for story time
My relationship with other dogs is: interested but
cautious, I can take them or leave them – I’m more
interested in humans, they give cuddles….
When I was a pup I wanted to: have an owner just like
Lily—I love her sooooo much!
If only I could stop barking at: that damn pesky
Possum! How does he get up in the tree?
My favourite place in the world is: on the sofa
between Mum & Dad
My greatest achievement is: finally getting to sleep on
Lily’s bed—the wait was worth it!
You should adopt a rescue dog because: you’ll never
know love like that of a grateful, happy pup who has
found their forever home
I am so excited: when the family are going out and I
hear the words “you’re coming too!”
All I want for Christmas is: to have my family around
me and maybe a new ball under the tree!
“ BRIE ”
“We still treasure the magazine Brie was featured in,
and the one where she was the cover girl!” Tim
The original photo of her and Lily below left) was
taken the day we picked her up from Monika’s. It was
Lily’s 7th birthday, June 27 2010. ( Years earlier we’d
told Lily it was against the law to have a dog before
you’re 7 ). This photo appeared in the November
2010 issue of DoggieRescue Magazine. The photo
on p32 was taken in November 2019, exactly on the
same spot in Balmain, but nine years later.
Brie’s having a great life here in Balmain where she’s
known as a “Bearded Balmain Terrier”. Dozens of
people have admired her and been told of her origins
at Monika’s, and we’ve encouraged many folk to
consider a rescue dog over the years. She really is
the most loving, calm and happy dog, and we can’t
imagine our family without her. We are very grateful
Merry Christmas from Tim, Michelle, Lily and Brie
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1. Cupid Mastiff x Shar Pei 9mths Male Sponsor: “Wishing you luck!” Lesley Cansdell & Titch the cat
2. Oscar Labx Wolfhound 4yrs 48.8kgs Male Sponsor:“In memory of Poppy & Evie & for Sam!” Brenda Harris
3. Apollo Amstaff 4yrs 20kgs Male Sponsor: “ In loving memory of Jess & Jody!” Miochele & Steve Tamassy
4. Tigger Mastiff x 4yrs 36kgs Male Sponsor:“ In loving memory of Rusty & Natasha!” Barry & Jessica
5. Darcy Kelpie x 4yrs 17kgs Female Sponsor: “ In loving memory of Sach Baille, who was special!” Kathryn
6. Chrissy Mastiff x Koolie 3yrs 40kgs Female Sponsor:“ Just ‘cause you’re such a good girl!” Jane & Romeo
7. Gideon Kelpie x 18mths 16.5kgs Male Sponsor: “Just ‘cause you’re a good boy!” Jane & Romeo
8. Cody Staffy x Kelpie 20wks 9.9kgs Male Sponsor: “In loving memory of Frenchie!” Love Michelle
9. Olympia Dogue de Bordeaux 5yrs 48.7kgs Female Sponsor: “ In loving memory of Elle!” Joan Collins
10. Neo Amstaff 4yrs 25kgs Male Sponsor:“Good luck from our family of two dogs!” Lisa & Greg
11. Lorenzo American Staffy x 3yrs Male Sponsor: “Just ‘cause you’re such a good boy!” Jane & Romeo
12. Valentine Mastiff x Shar Pei 9mths Male Sponsor: “ Hoping you find your 4ever home!” Lopez
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A n I n t e r v i e w It took me a while to make friends with
you—what should people know when they
are coming to meet you? I'm nervous, its
Interviewer: Jen Barbour not my fault something scared me before
I came here and it takes me a while to
warm up to people. Be gentle and kind and
W i t h Z E U S I will realise you are a good person, I'm
worth the effort I promise! Things you take
for granted are a little scary to me like new
situations, new people, power tools, loud
noises and fast movements. I'm hoping my
human is out there and can come with me
on this journey and show me these things
Any fun facts we should know? When I get
really excited I scoot my legs up under my
bum and GO! Everyone thinks its funny
and I like making people laugh.
If you had a wish for Christmas what
would it be? I need someone who will
keep me safe from the things that scare
me, and slowly introduce me to the world.
I have spent a while at DoggieRescue, I’m
a bigger doggy and quite nervous. I hope
someone will see past my fear and realise
what a gentle, sweet boy I am. Once I like
you I ’m very affectionate and really lovely.
I give cheeky kisses when I think you are
not looking! I want to find someone who is
patient, kind and understanding.
Zeus Mastiff x 6yrs 28.6kgs Male
Merry Christmas Zeus—what are you planning for the big day?
I'm hoping to have found my home by then. I've waited a long time
and I'm a good boy, surely Santa will find my family? If I'm still here
we have a lovely day, get tasty treats, cuddles from the volunteers
and a new toy!
Are you a runner or a walker? I prefer to wander along, sniff the
smells, explore what is going on. I prefer quiet bush tracks to busy
What do you like to do during the day? I have a friend here at
DoggieRescue I walk well with her if we go out with volunteers but
otherwise she tries to teach me to play. If it’s hot we lie around and
snooze. Monika says I would suit a full time worker as I'm quite
happy in my own company! But I do love when a friend comes to Sponsor:“ Wishing Zeus a very happy
visit, I do adore the kennel hands but I'd like a human all of my own. Christmas!” Hughie Wray
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1. Mia Foxy x 7yrs 12kgs Female Sponsor: “ In loving memory of our Macy girl!” Susan Dorahy
2. Jamie Jack Russell 6yrs 8kgs Male Blind Sponsor: “ Good luck in finding your forever family!” Freddi Martin
3. Hewie Tibetan Spaniel x 3yrs 5.6kgs Male Sponsor: “In loving memory of Cindy!” Malki & Chandra
4. Gizmo Silky x Maltese 6yrs Male Sponsor: “ In loving memory of Sach Baille!” Kathryn
5. Wiggles Maltese x 5-6yrs 5kgs Male Sponsor: “Ex DR doggie Woody’s way of saying thanks!” Tracy Fay
6. Spud Foxy x 3yrs 7.2kgs Male Sponsor: “ In loving memory of Bessy Irvine!” Janiece
7. Dezzy Maltese x 6yrs 5kgs Male Sponsor: “With love from Kipling, Digby & Marlow!” Catherine
8. Paris Foxy x 6-7yrs Female Sponsor: “In loving memory of Ian, Muffin & Tia!” Kathryn & Paul
9. Chilli Chihuahua x 7yrs 5.4kgs Male Sponsor: “In loving memory of Sammy!” Fred & Teena Wratten
10. Angus Aussie Terrier x 8yrs 8kgs Male Sponsor: “Somewhere a home waits!” Lesley Cansdell & Titch
11. Leo Spitz x 7yrs 11.6kgs Male Sponsor:“A perfect home waits!” Janice, Tony & Marjie Martin
12. Sam Jack Russell x Basenji 3yrs 9kgs Male Sponsor: “Good luck Sam in finding your forever family!” Pugsley
DoggieRescue wishes to thank all of our …
To all the special volunteers ( impossible to name you all ) who have worked so hard
this year caring for the DR doggies— you know how much appreciated YOU are!
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1. Sushi Staffy x 8yrs 22kgs Female Sponsor: “ In loving memory of Ralph, Floyd & Steffie!” Verena
2. Pippa Staffy x Spitz 2yrs 17.8kgs Female Sponsor:“ In loving memory of Penny!” Stefanie
3. Cash Bull Arab x 1yr 27kgs Male Sponsor: “ In loving memory of Pebbles!” Sigrid
4. Sergeant Bull Arab x 1yr 34kgs Male Sponsor: “ In loving memory of Floyd, Ralph & Steffie!” Verena
5. Noddy Dachshund x Staffy 3yrs 8kgs Male Sponsor:“ In memory of Rusty & Natasha!” Barry & Jessica
6. & 7. Cinnamon 11.1kgs & Paprika Kelpie x 10.2kgs both 1yrs Female bonded sisters. Sponsors:“In
loving memory of Pepe!” Malki & Chandra & “ In loving memory of my friend Salvatore!” Antoinette
8. Tabitha Labrador x Border Collie 5yrs 17kgs Female Sponsor: Lots of love from Denise Bartlett
9. Dahlia Whippet x Staffy 3yrs Female Sponsor: “In loving memory of Linda & Pee Wee!” Pat Knorr
10. Dakota Kelpie x Cattle 5yrs Female Sponsor: “ Thanks for sponsoring me Anna!” Nadir Guessoum
11. Goldie Labrador xBeagle 2yrs Female Sponsor: “Sending you lots of love!!” Breanna
12. Goofy Bull Arab x 1yr 17kgs Male Sponsor: “ Wishing you a happy home soon!” Tovah & Lola
DoggieRescue.com wishes to acknowledge
the assistance given by:
Virbac Animal Health Australia
Free call: 1800 009 847 Ph.(02)9772-9772
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Xena Amstaff x 7yrs Khaleesi Staffy x 2-3yrs Kara Collie x Shepherd Primrose Labrador x
23.5kgs Female Sponsor: Female. Deaf. Sponsor: 1yr 25kgs Female Sponsor: Staffy 3-4yrs Female
Best wishes for a loving Best wishes at Christmas “Just’ cause you’re such a Sponsor: “In loving memory
home from Jackie Tan from Susan Cassidy good girl!” Jane & Romeo of Sach Baille!” Kathryn
Chester Cattle x Jack Bailey Jack Russell x Spike Wiry Terrier 3yrs Rocco Bull Arab x 4yrs
Russell 3yrs Male Sponsor: Pug 5yrs 8.3kgs Male 15.1kgs Male Sponsor: Male Sponsor: “ To help him
“ Wishing you a happy Sponsor: With love from “ Spike needs a forever find a home as good as
Christmas!” Patsy Wills your friend Marg home!” Toni & Rich Napoleons!” Jackson
Casper Staffy x Jack Dusty Kelpie x Corgi Loki Kelpie x 4yrs 23kgs Cooper Bull Arab x 5yrs
Russell 3yrs 12.4kgs Male 5yrs 10kgs Male Sponsor: Male Sponsor:“ In loving 36.2kgs Male Sponsor: “We
Sponsor: With lots of love “ Wishing you the happiest memory of Minnie!” Marika have our fingers crossed!”
from Ruth Wall at Christmas 2019!” Christin Schaller Camilleri Sam & Joy Jenkins
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Douglas Terrier x Kelpie Martini Staffy x 1yr 15kgs Klaus Kelpie x 1yr 15.8kgs Sophie Kelpie x Corgi
6-7yrs 16kgs Male Female Sponsor: “ My Male Sponsor: “ In loving 2yrs 13.8kgs Female
Sponsor: “You deserve a fingers are crossed at memory of Bagel & Sponsor:“ In loving memory
happy future!” Lisa Suters Christmas! ” Pam Robson Choco!” E.Lin of Sam!” Valerie Rodgers
Isabelle Bull Arab x 2yrs Dre Whippet x 3yrs Bear Husky x 2yrs 26kgs Floyd Pug x 3yrs 14kgs
25kgs Female Sponsor: “In 10.3kgs Male Sponsor:“ In Male Sponsor: “ Now you Male Sponsor: “ In loving
loving memory of Joey & loving memory of Rusty & are sponsored, you are memory of Ricky, Pepe &
Rosie!” Pat Broderick Natasha!” Robert Nauta loved!” Fred & Annie Tse Cindy!” Malki & Chandra
Hercules Great Dane x Beau Cattle x Staffy Missy Shepherd x 18mths Finn Kelpie x Shar Pei 1yr
18mths 48kgs Male 24wks Female Sponsor: 19kgs Female Sponsor: “In 17kgs Male Sponsor: “In
Sponsor:“A merry Christmas” “I‘m a very sweet girl!” loving memory of Sheba!” loving memory of Crayon!”
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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. Baloo Retriever x 4yrs Male Sponsor: The Students at The Sydney School of English
2. Stevie Wonder Border Collie x 6mths Male Sponsor: “ Happy home for Christmas!” Gail Henderson
3. Tulip Cavalier 10yrs Female Sponsor: “We hope you find your forever home soon!” David Cowling
4. Jane Mastiff x 3yrs 28.9kgs Female Sponsor: “ Looking to a brighter future!” Neil & Surbh
5. Patrick Maltese x 3yrs Male Sponsor:“In loving memory of Jakkson & Jack!” Gina Carovigno
6. Daisy Wolfhound x 2yrs 24.8kgs Female Sponsor: “ In loving memory of Sach Baille!” Kathryn
7. Gwen Kelpie x Basenji 18mths 12.9kgs Female Sponsor: “Michelle - on her birthday, and onwards!” Stephanie
8. Odie Cattle x 2yrs Male Sponsor: Best wishes Michael & Kim McTeigue from SavourLife
9. Merlin Pugalier 8yrs 12.9kgs Male Sponsor: “ Sending you love!” Jane & her fur kids
10. Sasha Amstaff 10yrs 34.5kgs Female Sponsor:“ In loving memory of Ian, Tia & Muffin!” Kathryn & Paul
11. Zara Rottweiler x Kelpie 18wks 10kgs Female Sponsor: “ Wishing you a Merry Christmas!” Aqua Home Loans
12. Benny Pekingese 10yrs 7kgs Male Sponsor: “Good Luck!” The Australian Writers Centre
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WISHING ALL OUR SUPPORTERS ISHING ALL OUR SUPPORTERS
WISHING ALL OUR SUPPORTERS WISHING ALL OUR SUPPORTERS
A VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS! VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS!
A VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS!A VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS!
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This Christmas Harry is the face of
DoggieRescue for he represents all
of the dogs who this very moment
are living in pain and suffering, and
who will soon be dumped into
pounds Sydney wide. Old dogs,
young dogs, sad, neglected and
most of all unloved dogs who
desperately need hope for a better
future. This inspirational photo of
Harry now and his loving Mum
Lindy shows that happy endings
can and do happen! Read Harry’s
heart warming story on p14
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