2 Mc Cowan Rd, Cnr. Bloodwood Rd, INGLESIDE. 2101 SHNEOLTKEIRLL
OPEN: 10am-5pm Tuesday-Sunday
Vol.11 No.149 ADOPTED DOGS 11,968
DOG WALKING HOURS about beautiful
11AM - 2PM TUES - SUN Khaleesi on
page 4 & 41
I’ve been shopping at Doggie
Rescue’s store! Check out my
bargains—great gear and
toys galore and all profits help
us fur kids. WOW!
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• from my desk “ LIFE INSTEAD OF DEATH ” - A NO-KILL SHELTER
In this issue we are catching up with some
adoptees and their furkids, reading about
how they have grown and what they have
learned including Arnold and cheeky Chico
p11 & p32. We have also had to say
goodbye to some of our long termers. We
share with you how Perry, a difficult dog
when he came, evolved and by the time he
left us, he had released all the fears and
phobias that gripped him for most of his
life. Read Sue’s journey with Perry – a
story of trust and release. p26.
CLICK We have a delightful array of new dogs
HERE! that have joined us still wanting some love
and TLC. Come on over and spend some
“ In our shop we have from durable kongs to thunder time with these furkids and make them feel
shirts, to practical car seats and puppy pens. Our dogs are welcome p14. Whilst we have a lot more
only too willing to show you which are the beds they like medium sized dogs moving in, we still have
best and help you choose for your best friend.” Monika some of our “small packages” that Jess
p16 talks about. Some like Sparkles, Arty
Dear Readers, and Speckles (seen with Jess) are seeking
families with solid rescue experience. All
Our young sweet fur kids are showing off their glam in this have their favourite volunteers who have
month’s magazine. With a shop full of toys it is no wonder they spent a lot of time with them and have built
are having so much fun. So many to things to choose from relationships but they are still needing a lot
durable kongs to thunder shirts, to practical car seats and puppy of guidance and care to build on positive
pens. Our dogs are only too willing to show you which are the experiences. So, if you are up for a challenge,
beds they like best and to help you choose for your best friend. please give these dogs some thought.
Even if you don’t have a dog you can find some amazing gifts
for your dog loving friends. You will leave knowing you have We have a lot of volunteers at DoggieRescue,
helped our shelter animals and have change left in your purse but many are constrained by their professional
for more purchases. What a good feeling! lives. They would love to do more but need to
pay a mortgage. This month we are focussing
This month we are reminding our adoptees that Karen has on retirees, who have so much to offer and so
started work on our 2018 calendar and we are calling for photo many skills to bring to DoggieRescue. Meet
submissions of your DoggieRescue dog. I am sure you have Joss Stewart who has been volunteering for
loads of pictures to choose from. Please see p9 for details. more than 10 years in many different areas p18.
She tells us of her experiences and the joy she
receives from volunteering. Cynthia Forshaw,
who has been with us for more than 12 years
shares some of her insights and the pleasure
she receives from being involved in varying
roles. Without the support and tireless work of
people like Joss and Cynthia, DoggieRescue
would not be such an exciting place. It is people
with their passion and ideas that has helped
mould Doggie Rescue into what it is today.
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No matter what age and experience, you can find something where you • Please make a DONATION
can make a contribution. See p25 for a few examples. DoggieRescue is all
about the volunteers and their contributions to make the stay of our cats If you wanted to make a tax
and dogs an enjoyable one. Volunteers start building new friendships and deductible donation to help
share in the happiness that DoggieRescue has to offer. Doggie Rescue save more
lives in the year ahead you can
Our fundraising teams have been very hard at work in recent months donate online via our secure
participating at Valentine’s Day pet store events, Fair Day at the Mardi website or call us on
Gras and council run stalls throughout northern Sydney. There is such 02 9486 3133.
diversity of opportunities to help and we are very grateful for everyone’s
contributions. • Become a DoggieRescue
In recent weeks we have seen a few more mature dogs get adopted or LIFESAVER
fostered like Cedric, Marshall and Caleb. This gives me a real sense of joy.
To find young people recognise the value I see in mature dogs gives me a Or you might like to consider
sense of satisfaction. They are special people who put the care of the dog becoming a DoggieRescue
first, ensuring it has a better life than before. It is not about the looks or Lifesaver (see p40), with a
what they get out of the dog, or how long they will have the dog -- it is regular monthly gift to support
about what they can give selflessly to ensure the remainder of the dog’s life our work.
will be filled with love and care.
All gifts, regardless of size,
Turn to p21 and meet some of our “Super Seniors” who are just waiting for help us to give a brighter future
you. Throw out “conventional wisdom” and follow the path of compassion to the dogs and cats in our
and care. Look at their smiling faces. Come and meet them. You will be care. Thank you in advance
pleasantly surprised how much energy and stamina some of these dogs for your kind donation.
Where is DoggieWood? I look forward to keeping you
updated on our progress in the
Ingleside Shelter location: 2 McCowan Rd, months ahead and sincerely
Cnr of Bloodwood Rd, INGLESIDE. 2101 thank you again for all your
Open 11AM –2.30PM Tuesday to Sunday support.
Phone: 9486-3133 Warmest regards
Founder - DoggieRescue
Please help us to continue
our lifesaving work
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ISSUE: MARCH 2017
SHOP ‘TILL YOU DROP - Have 6-8
we checked out DR’s shop? 8-9
IS YOUR DOG A STAR? DR’s
2018 Calendar Competition!
PETER & MISSY—A bonded pair. 10-11
By Margaret & Neil McLeod
LITTLE BIG DOGS! 16-17
By Jess Sandstrom
RETIREES WE NEED YOU! By 18-19
Joss Stewart & Cynthia Forshaw
HOW TO SAY GOODBYE 34-35
By Dr. Deirdre Clack
MEET OUR GORGEOUS 41
COVER GIRL KHALEESI
IN EVERY ISSUE
FROM MY DESK 2-3
by Monika Biernacki
UNLEASHED & 12-13
By Roland Briefrel
UP CLOSE & PERSONAL – 32-33
Catching up with…“ CHICO
Email: [email protected]
Cover : Khaleesi Check out DoggieRescue.com online Featured dogs
Staffy x 12mths above are: Jack
12.7kgs Female Join us on Facebook Russell x’s 3yrs
Sponsor: “It’s in the https://www.facebook.com/doggierescue Brandine 5.3kgs
giving we receive!” Female & Cletus
Royce Milmlow Follow us on Twitter 11.2kgs Male
www.twitter.com/monikadogrescue Sponsor: “A home
Cover photo: soon!” Lesley
Oznur Mezgil Cansdell & Titch
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Leave a Legacy of Love
Fifi Chihuahua x 2-3yrs Female & Lola Chihuahua Because you will always care.
x 12mths Female Very bonded—Adopt a pair!!!! Please remember DoggieRescue in your Will.
Sponsors: Sponsor:“ A happy home soon!” Christin
Schaller & “Wishing you very good luck!” P. Tew
Sponsored doggies adopted!
• Anika, Danii & Kylie, Scooter, Ann, Neville, Send or call for your free brochure about leaving a
Eric, Drake, Jerry, Lizzie, Charlotte, Naomi, gift in your Will.
Bryson, St. Christopher, Daisy, Tango, Sadie,
Flo, Hugo, Seb, Dave, Barney, Duke, Maya, Mr/Mrs/Ms/Other
Elvis, Marshall, Cedric, Toby & Domino First name
DoggieRescue.com wishes to acknowledge Surname
the assistance given by:
Virbac Animal Health Telephone
361 Horsley Road, Please return to:
MILPERRA. NSW. 2214 DoggieRescue,
8 Chiltern Road,
Free call: 1800 009 847 INGLESIDE. NSW. 2101
Ph.(02)9772-9772 Or call 9486-3133
www.virbac.com.au www.DoggieRescue.com Thank you
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T-SHIRTS, CAPS, COLLARS & LEADS AND ALL TYPES OF JUMPERS AND COATS….
THERE’S BARGAINS GALORE
Hello my name is
Maisy & I found a
blue ball I like!
• Staffy x Jack Russell 2yrs 10.5kgs Female Sponsor: “ Wishing Maisy a happy life!” from Hughie Wray
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THERE’S ALSO SQUEAKY TOYS, SOFT TOYS & TEDDIES, BANDANAS, BALLS & BEDS…
Hi, I’m Molly and
this pretty bandana
makes me SMILE!
• Kelpie x 5yrs 13.3kgs Female Sponsor: “ To help you find the home that you really deserve!” Pam
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THE BARGAINS JUST GO ON...AND ON….AND ON! YOU CAN SHOP ‘TILL YOU DROP!!!
AND ALL THE PROFITS
HELP US FUR KIDS…
Hello I’m Reggie—look at this comfy bed... Hi, I’m Narla & this bandana is just so fashionable!
• Spoodle 3yrs Male Sponsor:“In loving memory of • Mastiff x Ridgeback 4yrs 32kgs Female
Banjo & Clancy!” Ann & John, Molly, Mabel & Henry Sponsor: “ This sponsorship is my gift to you!” Jeff
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THE 2018 DOGGIERESCUE CALENDAR
COMPETITION IS HERE!
IS YOUR DOG A STAR?
The 2017 DoggieRescue Calendar was an overwhelming success thanks to
all our generous supporters who raised much needed funds to help with the
vital work of saving dogs from Death Row.
You know how special your DR doggie is and now you can take the opportunity to make your
dog a STAR and win!
Here is how to enter:
• Please email your DIGITAL
photos of your DoggieRescue
dog/s to Karen,
with an accompanying quote
• If you would like to submit
your photo in the conventional
PRINTED format, please be
advised that photographs must
be high resolution and
professionally printed on
• Winners will be notified via email
• No humans in the photo/s. Meet Ruby (our March 2017 DoggieRescue Calendar star) with her
• Previous winners are welcome proud family. YOUR dog could be a calendar star in 2018!!!
• There is a special Christmas category and we would like to see more Christmas photos of doggies submitted.
• Photos taken on mobile phones are generally not of a high enough resolution, therefore to give your doggie the
best chance, please submit your entry taken on a camera.
Submit photos via email or traditional format no later than 31st March 2017 to:
[email protected] Attention Karen
Or send to: Karen Trafford, DoggieRescue Calendar Competition,
8 Chiltern Road, INGLESIDE. NSW. 2101
Please include your name and address, contact phone number and email address!
Good luck and send in your entries….
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• • • Mr. Santa and Mrs Claus feature
& MISSY” “ They have brought us so much joy over
the last eight years....” Margaret
By Margaret & Neil McLeod
We are enclosing some extracts from
the “Bush Telegraph Weekly,” and
some photos which tell some of the
story of our “adoption” of Mr Santa
and Mrs Claus.
It all began when we were about to
leave on a rare holiday shortly after
we lost our much loved seventeen
year old “Susie” and had been
following your regular doggie of the
week in the Bush Telegraph Weekly
and noticed Mr. Santa advertised in
the 15/01/2009 edition. We decided
that we might check whether Mr
Santa was still available when we
came home towards the end of
February. By that time, of course, you
had noted the strong bond which had
developed between the two during
their long stay at Ingleside and that
Mr Santa and Mrs Claus were now
available as a couple (advertisement
appears above). We adopted the pair.
We had always had a dog since the
late 1960’s but never more than one
at a time. Mr Santa and Mrs Claus
did not hold that against us and
seemed to approve of us and joined
our family. They made sure that we
took our daily walk around Berowra
and mostly observed the house rules
such as keeping off lounge chairs and
human beds. The leather TV chairs
were an exception to that rule.
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Where Are They Now? adoption update ARNOLD aka SAM
Sam in June 2016
when we adopted him
They later became known to us as Peter “ I'm very proud to say that Sam is a star and at
and Missy. Unfortunately Peter turned times I think he knows it .” Nicole
out to have a heart condition which
finally lead to his passing just before Dear Monika and all the team at DoggieRescue,
Christmas. The accompanying photos
may give you some idea of how they Please find an updated picture of Arnold AKA Sam which I thought
quickly fitted into their new surroundings you would appreciate. Sam is growing up to become a great dog
and brought us much joy over the last who loves to play and at the moment my nieces are teaching him
eight years. They never lost that bond tricks which he loves .He is a very spoilt dog and is loved by all my
and frequently preferred the same bed family. Sam went on his first holiday over Christmas down south
or basket when others were available. with my family which he loved swimming in the water and going for
Missy, like us, is still getting over our
loss and we thought it is an opportune He has exceptional social skills and gets along with everybody
time to thank you and your volunteers including other dogs. I'm very proud to say that Sam is a star and
for the time that he had with us. at times I think he knows it . He smiles when he runs in the wind
and sometimes I can see him admiring himself in the mirror.
Margaret & Neil McLeod May you find great homes for all your animals this year as pets, like
humans, need love. Have a great day and thank you for having
Arnold at the time when I was looking for a companion.
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• Feature DOGGIERESCUE UNLEASHED AND DANGEROUS Compiled by Roland Briefrel
Among the many things I wish I knew about Shakespeare is whether he ever Roland Briefrel, a long time
had a dog. One could easily imagine William as a boy growing up in the supporter of DoggieRescue, is an
provincial town of Stratford, the eldest son of a local glove-maker, wandering educator and an animal welfare
the countryside with his favourite hound. And though it would have been advocate who is not hesitant to
difficult for him to keep a pet in his small London flat during his busy career as speak about topics for animals who
actor and playwright, he might well have gotten a dog when he retired from the have no voice.
theatre and returned to Stratford to spend his last years with his wife in one of
the best houses in town.
Dogs have long been used as metaphors to describe determination and
loyalty, as well as tenacity. William Shakespeare too, uses these descriptions,
but also describes dogs in relation to their role in war and fighting, and his
writings have formed a key part of our study of the English language, theatre
and the arts, and Tudor history.
The word “dog” appears more than 200 times in his
plays with another 27 for cur (mutt); 53 for hound; five
for brach (a female dog); and three for bitch. For
comparison, Shakespeare’s people say England 271
times—so dogs are a pretty popular topic around the
Shakespearean water cooler. Unfortunately, it is usually
used in some form of insult: “unmannered
dog!” (Richard III) or “inhuman dog!” (Othello). Less
often the word signifies loyalty and dependability: “He’s
a good dog, and a fair dog” (Merry Wives of Windsor) or
“As true a dog as ever fought” (Titus Andronicus).
Sometimes the word is found in common expressions:
“Dog them at the heels” (1 Henry IV) or “Dog will have
his day” (Hamlet). Occasionally Shakespeare astounds
us with a phrase we never thought of before, but having
heard it once will never forget: “Let slip the dogs of
war!” (Julius Caesar).
For all his use of the word, though, an actual dog
appears in only one of the 38 surviving plays attributed
to Shakespeare. In fact, it is the only animal whatsoever
written into any of the scripts. The scarcity of dogs in
live theatre, even today, is understandable. You need a
well-trained animal that will reliably do what you expect
night after night before thousands of spectators. Plus, it
would be helpful to have an understudy in case your
star pooch suddenly takes ill. Indeed when considering
Shakespeare, we also have to keep in mind that this
was the 16th Century, when there were few, if any,
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trained dogs available and the audience was not seated reprimand for his ungentlemanly behaviour. When Lance
a comfortable distance away from the stage, but is done, a properly chastised Crab is led offstage. In most
crowded around it, some standing within inches of the modern productions, he reappears to take a final bow (or
platform. Shakespeare wisely avoided the pitfalls of bow wow) with the rest of the cast at the end of the play
using a live animal in his plays—except once. So who is and, as he is always a huge favourite with the audience,
the lucky dog, the single canine actor to strut the stage he invariably upstages the human actors and gets the
of the greatest dramatist of all time? most applause.
Yes, his name is Crab, and the play is Two Gentlemen We do not know the name of Shakespeare’s only canine
of Verona, a comedy that some believe to be thespian. Maybe it really was Crab. What we do know is
Shakespeare’s very first play, perhaps written in 1590 that Shakespeare always wrote for the same group of
or 1591. Though Crab does not garner a place in the actors, a repertory company as we would call it today,
“Dramatis Personae,” the list of characters at the and so he would never have written a part unless he
beginning of the play, he strolls out boldly in Act II. His knew there was someone available to play it. That would
owner, Lance, the clownish servant of the main tend to suggest that Shakespeare had a certain dog in
character, is on mind when he wrote the play. Did a member of the
his way to Milan company, perhaps the one who played Lance, regularly
but takes time to bring his dog to rehearsals? If the dog was not excitable,
rest briefly was used to crowds, and was agreeable to standing
onstage with quietly by your side for several minutes while you talked,
Crab and passes it’s entirely possible that Shakespeare was willing to take
the time making a chance and write him into the play.
broad dog jokes Over the four and a quarter centuries since that first, lone
before exiting. dog graced the boards, he has been succeeded many,
many times by many, many of his brethren, most recently
A couple of in a much acclaimed 2015 production of Two Gentlemen
scenes later of Verona by the Royal Shakespeare Company in
Lance and Crab Stratford-upon-Avon.
now in Milan, We will never know the identity of the real dog,
and Crab is probably a mutt, who originated the part, just as we
called upon to do something by way of answering a may never identify the talented boys who first played
question. Now, asking for a certain response from an Lady Macbeth or Cleopatra. (Boy actors played the
animal is the riskiest part of bringing a dog onstage. female roles in Shakespeare’s day.) But it is sufficient
Luckily, though, the required action in this case is fairly that Shakespeare thought enough of one particular
easy to elicit in a dog. Crab must wag his tail, and dog at the very beginning of his theatrical career to
presumably he played the part well, for the dialogue give it a chance on the stage—and thereby be
between the human characters indicates that the immortalized. We should all be so lucky as Crab!
question is answered satisfactorily.
Crab’s third and last appearance is in Act IV. Again he is
led onstage by Lance. Apparently Lance had been
asked by his employer to deliver a small lapdog as a gift
to the employer’s ladylove, but when the lapdog
disappeared, Lance substituted Crab, who, as Lance
tells it, is “as big as ten” of the other. But when
introduced to the lady, Crab promptly stole a capon leg
from the lady’s plate, snuck under the dinner table to eat
it, and then escaped the hall, but not before lifting his leg
on the lady’s skirts. All this is related to us by Lance as
poor Crab must stand by patiently and suffer the comic
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PLEASED TO MEET YOU!
MEET SOME OF OUR NEW ARRIVALS FROM THE POUND
CANDY THELMA LOUISE
9 10 8
Years Years Years
Candy is a shy little girl who has Thelma is a tiny sweetheart. Very Louise is a very pretty golden girl
suffered years of neglect. bonded to Louise, they are a pair. who loves and protects Thelma.
BLITZEN APRIL FROSTY
4-6 10 8
Years Years Years
Blitzen is a sweet little boy who April is a cuddly girl who is looking Frosty is a shy little boy who is
has suffered years of neglect. for love in her senior years. nervous of strangers.
Candy Terrier x Poodle 9yrs Female Sponsor: “ In loving memory of Connor & Polly!” The Browns
Thelma Chihuahua x 10yrs 1.8kgs Female & Louise Chihuahua x 8yrs 3.3kgs Female Bonded pair. Sponsors:
“Tail wags from Lopez (ex DR doggie), Chilli & Tess!” & from all the Students at the Sydney School of English.
Blitzen Terrier x Poodle 4-6yrs Male Sponsor: With lots of love from Beth Gentle
April Aussie Terrier x 10yrs 8.1kgs Female Sponsor: “In loving memory of Ted & for Sam!” Alison Skinner
Frosty Terrier x Poodle 8yrs Male Sponsor: “ In loving memory of Chip & Blossom!” Alan & Tina
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• Feature GOOD THINGS COME IN SMALL PACKAGES
Little dogs can get a bit of a
bad rap at times... We've all
heard the stereotypes, that they
can be yappy, nippy, fragile or
vulnerable and even a bit sooky.
Well of course some of them can
be but the same could be said of
any dog - big or small! We all
know that a dogs personality is as
unique as any humans so why do
some of us adhere to these
negative views against the little
I must admit that before I started coming 1.
to Doggie Rescue I was a big dog girl
through and through! However, since I've
gotten to know more of these pint sized
canines I have found them deftly weaving
their way into my heart in ever increasing
numbers with their plucky personas.
Lots of small dogs have wonderfully huge
personalities and are blissfully unaware
of the constraints our slightly prejudiced
views (or the size of their wee legs) could
put on them. They are the little lion hearts
who will capably saunter up to almost
anyone for a meet and greet, undeterred
by the disparity of their size or that of
Article by : Jess Sandstrom These aren't your cliché handbag dogs or
pampered fashion accessories - These are
Doggie Rescues ‘Little Big Dogs’!
What these dogs lack in size they make up for in spirit. Their tenacity
and zest for life can be downright infectious, so much so that it can
make you wonder if they really do believe deep down in their hearts
that they ARE big dogs!
If you are looking for all the great parts of owning a large dog without
the limitations that it can sometimes hold then your perfect match may
be one of these big dogs disguised in a little dogs body.
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ADOPT ME: Adopt a ‘Little Big Dog’ and let these fun filled boredom breakers light up your life!!!!
As the owner of a gorgeous big dog who weighs about CLICK HERE
30kg I must admit that there has been the odd occasion FOR VIDEO
I wished I could just pick her up and go on my way!! Alas
it just isn't possible. Other benefits to owning a smaller 3.
sized dog include:
• Smaller tummies mean less spent on their food,
• a big plus too is that they don’t take up as much
of your bed,
• they don't need as much exercise (though every
dog is different, some of these small dogs may
surprise you with their stamina!!),
• they can fit comfortably in your lap for snuggles -
well my 30kg girl actually thinks she can do that
• and if you are so inclined, small dogs have a
much wider array of fashion choices available to
them should you decide to dress them. It may
detract from their big dog vibe though!
“Our feature dogs are such brilliant
examples of big dogs in a small dog’s
body and anyone who has spent time
2. with them can attest to their sassy,
funny and endearingly bold
1. Cheddar Tenterfield Terrier 8yrs 6kgs Male
Sponsor: Sending you lots of love from Susan Cassidy
2. Arty Jack Russell x 8yrs 6kgs Male Sponsor:
“Fingers crossed for this month!” Marg Iveson
3. Sparkle Wiry Terrier 4yrs 5.6kgs Female
Sponsor: The Students at the Sydney School of English
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For years you longed for retirement, you could hardly wait until that
special day when you would be free from work commitments and be
able to do anything you liked with your life. Now that retirement is finally
here, and the novelty has worn off, all you feel is ISLOLATED,
LONELY, BORED and DEPRESSED... but there is no need to be!!!
PART 1 : WRITTEN BY JOSS STEWART & CYNTIHA FORSHAW
Joss Stewart is 67. She ran her own
business for 25 years in North Sydney
and has always been a big dog lover.
Joss has four dogs of her own ( three
She volunteers at the shelter on
Fridays and enjoys the variety of work
available. Joss does shift FEEDING the
doggies. She also does a shift OFFICE
WORK and another shift in CUSTOMER
SERVICE. Joss also helps out with
Joss says: “ I love the camaraderie of
Doggiewood. All the volunteers and staff
are like a big family, we have the common
interest of the dogs. I have been
volunteering at DoggieWood now for over
10 years and I love the variety of
volunteer jobs available, some that I have
had to learn but others where I am utilizing
my skills to help. I look forward to seeing
all the dogs each week—the new faces
and the familiar dogs who have been
waiting a while to find their forever homes.
I have grown to love each and every one
of them. I readily admit that it has become
my passion and I feel, in my own small
way, that I am really helping and it’s a
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Josh continues “I get the most pleasure out of CLICK HERE
seeing the wonderful forever homes Monika finds FOR VIDEO
for each dog, so much care and time is taken to
firstly settle a new dog into the shelter and When Cynthia Forshaw adopted a dog from Doggie
assess its personality and then match it up to the Rescue she was taken by the spirit of the place.
right adoption applicants. Seeing the change in a From the staff, to the animals, to Monika’s strict
dog from the first day it arrives, often nervous “no kill” policy, Cynthia had to be involved. Now
and afraid, dirty, thin, all matted, then after some retired Cynthia volunteers each week at the shelter.
hugs, a warm wash and dry, hair clip, more hugs
and our good healthy food - lots of other Cynthia says “ I have been feeding at Doggie Rescue now for
welcoming wagging tails - and miraculously little over 12 years. In that time I've had a couple of holidays, hand
by little that dog changes - its tail starts wagging, surgery and a fractured wrist...and those have been the
it starts running around with its new pals its a ONLY reasons I have missed a Monday's feeding.
wonderful thing to see. Then when the dog finally When I retired, it was my promise to myself to volunteer at
goes to its new home, we always get photos and an animal shelter. Eventually, I found Doggie Rescue and
videos and we see further wonderful changes all finally got my hands-on doggy experience.
our doggies find a "real home" and a new loving
family. I get great joy from this.”
Don’t be shy. Please call us on 9486-3133
or just pop in and introduce yourself. No
matter what your skills ( or lack of them )
if you love dogs we guarantee we will find
the perfect volunteer job for you.
We asked Cynthia what keeps her coming back to
DoggieRescue each week? Here is her reply…
In the time I have been doing this, I have not had a cold or
the flu. In my previous working life, I was always coming
down with bronchitis, pharyngitis…lots of 'itises. I am much
healthier. Spending time with the dogs is just magic. It really
is hands-on stuff. Each week, new ones are there and it's the
'getting to know you' time all over again.
Then, there are the long-termers who have eaten their way
into your heart. With me, it's Bubbles especially (pictured
above). None of them would match with my existing dog
family (all from DR) so I can't take them home...but I can
give them a bit of myself every Monday and let them know
that they are LOVED. That’s so important to me.
So, if you have a couple of hours to spare once a
week, fortnight...or...month, why not give some
love (and food) to some very special fur-people?
And...make some new dog-loving friends at the
same time. Honestly, it's a wonderful experience.
Will be continued by part 2 which appears in our next issue….
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• Feature SENIOR PETS ROCK Where are they now? UPDATES
You want a puppy? Aw, come on. Aren’t you a little
more discriminating? Pets, like fine wine, improve with
age. Mature dogs are older and wiser. They may be a little
slower, but they are also smarter and calmer and less likely
to drive you crazy. An old dog is ready to be your friend and
bed-mate, to share long walks and evenings in front of the
fire. They’ll romp like a puppy sometimes, but not all the
time. Believe me, that’s something you’ll appreciate at three
in the morning. So go check out the puppies, and then, when
you’re ready for a mature relationship, come back to a senior
pet. It takes a long time to get this sweet and they‘ve got a
lot of love left to give. Read the success stories on this page
and please consider adopting an older pet.
“ Ben celebrated his 17th birthday & 7th Gotcha Day
last year. At this age every day is a precious gift &
I'm so grateful that Monika's made it possible for this
little man to be a part of my life. He's healthy, happy
& full of energy living on the other side of the world
in Toronto, Canada. Clearly no one told Ben that 17
is old!” Lanja Fletcher
“I took home Pesto (renamed Banjo) my 12 “It is 2 years ago that we adopted a 12 year old named
year old puppy in Feb 2016. Best decision I Gracie. She’s 14 now and goes by the name of Buddha
ever made! It’s hard to remember life without but is just as spritely as the day we got her with no
him. A big fan of chasing balls, beaches and signs of slowing down. If you're thinking about
sleeping on his back with his legs on the air, adopting don't be put off by the more senior pups,
he's just the best. Thanks guys!” Kim De Dee they've got a lot left to give…” Nic Walker
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OLDIES BUT GOODIES
BLESSED IS THE PERSON WHO HAS EARNED THE LOVE OF AN OLD DOG….
DWAYNE LENA RECI
12 14 10
Years CLICK HERE! Years Years
Dwayne is an affectionate boy Lena is a gentle, easy girl. Very Reci is a sweet girl who wants to
who loves his toys/treats/cheese. bonded with her daughter Reci. stay with her Mummy Lena.
LORELEI BRUCE CELENE
12 11 10
Years Years Years CLICK HERE!
Lorelei is a sweet girl whose Bruce is a calm & affectionate Celene is a gentle, quiet girl who
owner went into a nursing home. boy but needs time to trust. even likes cats!
Dwayne Staffy x Labrador 12yrs Male Sponsor:“In loving memory of Tia & Ian!” Kathryn, Paul & Muffin
Lena Foxy x Terrier 14yrs Female & Reci Foxy x 10yrs Female Both tiny. ( bonded Mum & Daughter to be
rehomed together) Sponsor: “In loving memory of Tyson & Gramps, who had a happy life at the end!” Lucy Beaman
Lorelei Terrier x 12yrs Female Sponsor: “ A gift from our beloved Markey!” Robert & Chris
Bruce Mini Pinscher 11yrs 9kgs Male Sponsor:“In loving memory of Sybil & Jed, 2 strays!”Janet & Richard
Celene Maltese x Foxy 10yrs 4kgs Female Sponsor:“Blind dogs still make wonderful pets! ” Sylvia Raye
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Have you ever wondered what happens if two dogs from
the same home are abandoned? Do they stay together or
are they adopted separately? Happily if they are BONDED
doggies they are always adopted as a pair!
GOTTA LOVE DOGS
CAN ADOPT A PAIR: SCOUT & LINCOLN Mini Poodle x 10yrs
DOGS Both Males. Bonded pair. Sponsors: “In loving memory of my
SMILE? precious dogs Heidi & Libby!”Judith Lynch & “You have a
sponsor who cares —now you are loved!” Fred & Annie Tse
of my love!”
MAKE A NEW Hi Fans, really dangerous, especially ones that
TOY FOR YOUR have ‘squeakers’ inside. If swallowed
DOG –IT’S EASY Well, Autumn is here and guess what it these squeakers can cause an intestinal
is time to do? Yes make sure all your blockage which can lead to serious
Featuring star ex DR pets vaccinations are up to date (good complications to your dog’s health.
doggie Chippy Pizzey thinking ) but that’s not what I’m talking
& his pearls of wisdom about. A very important job is clearing Idea! If the toys are safe but your dog no
out all your doggies old chewed toys. longer plays with them, or has outgrown
them, donate them to your nearest rescue
Dog toys don't last forever and it is a shelter as in shelters toys relieve boredom
very good idea to bring out the toy for the many dogs waiting for adoption.
basket and go through each of them,
one by one. Now it is probably best to Now we have that job done how about
do this when your doggie is not in the making your doggie a new toy? Take
room with you as some of his ONE old SMELLY sock (the smellier the
favourites might be ready for the bin!!! better so better use Dad’s) and ONE
tennis ball. Put tennis ball in sock/tie a big
Any toy that looks frayed/damaged/ knot—toy made:) An even better idea for
chewed or dangerous in anyway must a hot day put it in the freezer for a few
be go in the bin. Damaged toys can be hours. Your dog will LOVE it. C/u Chips
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• • • • MEET MY DOG In focus: “ Harli Mallard—Super dog! ”
Hi Kids—This is our dog Harli . She is very special to us. At first we thought she was just a beautiful ordinary dog,
but whenever she jumps off the deck she becomes a SUPER DOG!!! We like to call her super jump 'The Bunny
Hop'. We love her soooo much!!! Jacob, Zara and Dimitri (pictured) Mallard
I’ve heard that RUBY’S
lots of times JOKE
Chippy said I could tell my joke
Tanami this month ‘cause it’s really,
WHY ARE TEDDY BEARS
NEVER HUNGRY? Because
they’re always stuffed!!!! HA! HA!
Ruby Kelpie x Shar Pei & HA! HA!
Tanami Kelpie x Shepherd
18mths Females (a pair )
Sponsor: “In loving memory of
Ralph, Floyd & Steffie!” Verena
& “In loving memory of Rusty & Ruby
Natasha!” Barry & Jessica
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VOLUNTEER With your help we will
continue to find homes
Get involved....9486-3133 for more than 1000
http://www.doggierescue.com/workavail.htm doggies every year.
1. Dudley Terrier x 8yrs 13.6kgs Male Sponsor: “In loving memory of Pepe & Cindy!” Malki & Chandra
2. Fudge Schnauzer x Maltese 2-3yrs 6kgs Male Sponsor:“ We LOVE you Fudge!” Tracy & Andrew Hall
3. Alice Terrier x 8yrs 4.4kgs Female Sponsor: “ In loving memory of Bill & Brittany!” Doreen Watkins
4. Twinkle Poodle x Terrier 8-9yrs Female Sponsor:“In loving memory of dear Lockey Connolly!” Lesley Cansdell
5.& 6. Star Mini Poodle x 10yrs 6.3kgs Female & Ivy Silky x 8yrs Female Sponsors: “In loving memory of all my
special woofs!” Susan Carovigno &Sponsor: “ In loving memory of our dear little Elle!” Bill & Joan Collins
7. Brandy Poodle x Terrier 10yrs Female Sponsor: “ Wishes for a brighter future!” Sach Baillie
8. Pip Squeak Maltese x 8yrs 3.6kgs Male Sponsor: “In loving memory of Sammy!” Fred & Teena Wratten
9. Astro Maltese x 7mths 5.4kgs Male Sponsor: “Good things are coming your way!” Love from Ruth Wall
10. Saffy Maltese x 8yrs 5.1kgs Female Sponsor: “In loving memory of my sweet Crunchie!” Cathy Beer
11. Dezzy Maltese x 3yrs 5kgs Male Sponsor: “ With love from Kipling, Digby & Marlow!” Catherine
12. Holly Terrier x Poodle 9yrs Female Sponsor: “Hoping you find a family to love you soon!” Patsy Wills
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YOU CAN MAKE A
LOVE ANIMALS? MEET LIKE MINDED PEOPLE WORKING TOGETHER...
CLICK Cuddle a CLICK
at the Shelter. DoggieRescue has many Fundraise...
There are a huge variety of doggies who love a cuddle... Meet like minded people, have
volunteer jobs available. some fun & help us fundraise!
Kids can Adopt, Don’t Give us
Volunteer too... Shop! a call...
Under 18? You can still help but There are so many abandoned No matter what skills you have,
you need to bring an adult too. pets waiting for a loving family. or your age you can help!
FOR MORE DETAILS ON MORE WAYS YOU
HELP PLEASE CALL 9486-3133
26 MARCH 2017 DOGGIERESCUE.COM MAGAZINE By Sue Cuneo
• Feature MEMORIES OF A SPECIAL BOY CALLED PERRY
If only his frail little body had been
as strong as his amazing will to live...
“For everyone who knew and loved Perry,
I am so sorry to tell you that his kidneys finally
failed him and he started having seizures
when I brought him home after coming off a
drip at the vets. He'd only been on the drip for
a couple of days and had his appetite back
and seemed stable, but it was not to be. I got
him into 24 hour emergency care and they
kept him reasonably comfortable for his last
few days. Linda helped me to transport him to
The Cottage and we were both with him at
the end.” Sue
Perry had been sick for quite some time, but his story Perry above with Linda, his great love….
is not a sad one... Perry was a model of resilience. From
the moment I decided to take him home over a year ago This, I believe, is the reason why he was able to
now, he has used the comfort and safety of my little weather his kidney disease for so long and so well.
sanctuary to live his life well. You may remember how at
rescue he was always just trying to find a place to We thought for sure he was going to die back in early
comfortably rest...always lying by the door and being winter. Dee gave him a full 2 weeks on a drip and he
came home with us all expecting him to go backwards.
rudely awakened by the other He was ill, but I learnt to give him subcutaneous fluids,
dogs. He was never social with which he received in an almost meditative trance
his fellows and feisty in the every day. To the astonishment of all, this boy's body
defence of his treasured bed. found it's way back to balance and he regained his
How many fights did we break appetite and strength and put on a lot of weight. He
up where he was involved?! was healthier than ever! He didn't need fluids at all for
many months. It was miraculous.
Once he came here, my other
dogs quickly learned to give He also underwent a psychological change. He used
him a wide berth and the to have terrifying nightmares and made frightening
gloriously comfy kitchen beds growling sounds in his sleep, that even scared my
were all his!! King of the other dogs to the point where they would wake me
kitchen! He was in heaven. I trembling. It was so strange that I used to wonder if
have never seen a dog sleep there was some strange energy in my room that I
more peacefully than Perry. He couldn't see!! Slowly, though, as he felt more and
adored resting and being in more at peace here, his nightmares completely
tune with his body...he was a stopped and he became serene.
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“My heart will break now every time I look down at
the empty bed at my feet in the kitchen, but I can
take so much comfort in knowing that in the last
year of his life, Perry had the peace and serenity
that he craved....He really knew how to live. He
was true to himself and I have learned a lot from
him.....So don't be sad .....we all did our best for
him and for that we can take comfort!!!” Sue
Perry had some terrible demons in his past and we Linda has been involved with Perry all this time too. She
can only speculate about the strange home that he has come to visit him and has groomed him and spent
came from. I am sure that this background brought out time with him in hospital on numerous occasions.
his fighting spirit. He was a strong and independent She even came and helped me dig his grave in 45
character. He fell in love with some people, and was degree temperatures here in Penrith. It has been so
incredibly affectionate toward them - Linda the groomer wonderful for him to have the contact with her that has
in particular. He would become extremely defensive if brought him so much joy....he lit up like a Christmas tree
anyone came near while he was swooning in her arms. whenever she arrived!!
(Though this behaviour, too disappeared in time!) This
behaviour made him so hard to rehome, because Perry never swooned in my arms that way. Our
whoever adopted him would have to live alone. I did the relationship was a steady one. He knew I was his carer
adoption when a lady took him home for a week, and had and, being blind, he could call for my help whenever he
to return him because he was so difficult. He had fallen needed it. He trusted me completely -he knew I had his
in love with her too, I could see it from the way he was back. He knew I was the one who would always look
with her. Perhaps the people he really falls for somehow after him. Blindness makes the relationship with the
remind him of a beloved person from his past who he carer more tender, as they place a special trust in
needed to defend?...we will never know....It seemed that you...you are their eyes when they can't work out what
his past would prevent him finding his forever home. to do. Perry was very resourceful in looking after himself
and found his way around with great skill, but he always
When he first became ill with kidney disease, and I saw knew all he had to do was bark and I would be there. It
him at the vet, I knew that I would have to help him. I had was such a privilege to play this role and know that an
a conference with my dogs at home and told them they'd abused dog felt trust and complete safety. Perry will
have to be patient with Perry and they said okay!! always hold a special place in my heart. Sue
Many of the DR dogs seeking adoption are over 10 years of age - all of whom are in just as much
need of loving as their younger counterparts. Would you consider adopting a ‘Super Senior’?
Wyatt Poodle x Shih Tzu 11yrs Male Sponsor:“In loving memory of Jessica!” Honey, Bonnie & Marti, their Mum
Jason Lhasa Apso 13yrs Male Sponsor: “In loving memory of Jakkson & Jack!” Gina Carovigno
Daphne Maltese x10yrs 5kgs Female Sponsor: “In loving memory of dear little Elle!” Bill & Joan Collins
Pearl Silky x 10yrs Female Sponsor: “In loving memory of Connor & Polly!” The Browns
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PUT A SMILE ON YOUR FACE What’s trending on instagram?
in 2017 BY FOLLOWING... Follow the DoggieRescue news/
see videos of the doggies/ catch
instagram up with our day to day
happenings and much more…
1. Blaze Staffy x Cattle 2yrs 15kgs Male Sponsor: With lots of love from Kate Retallack
2. Marzipan Staffy x 2-3yrs Female Sponsor: “To help you to start a brand new life!” Desi Hendrawn
3. Beau Staffy x 8yrs 20kgs Male Sponsor: “Keep smiling Maya!” Love from Tilly, Jasper & Karen
4. Romeo Staffy x Cattle 12mths 17kgs Male Sponsor:“To help him find a home as good as Napoleon’s!” Jackson
5. Jacob Staffy x 10yrs 24.5kgs Male Sponsor: “ In loving memory of Otto & ex DR dog Rohan!” Gail
6. Angel English Staffy x 2yrs 14.2kgs Female Sponsor: “In loving memory of Iceberg, who was special!” Henny
7. Siska English Staffy x 10yrs 17kgs Female Sponsor: “ For my dogs Nela & Tess!” Lorelei Dowling
8. Marcus English Staffy x 7yrs 16.9kgs Male Sponsor: “ In memory of my wonder dog Curtis!” Lee McKerracher
9. Dahlia Whippet x Staffy 1yr Female Sponsor:“In loving memory of Linda who loved animals!” Pat & Pee Wee
10. Rosie Shar Pei x Staffy 8yrs 15kgs Female Sponsor: “A gift from our Maxwell!” Robert & Chris
11. Phantom Staffy Terrier x 2yrs 19.6kgs Male Sponsor: Love from Mummy Karen & Kezi, Sherry & Spot Trafford
12. Caleb Staffy x Border Collie 9yrs 22.4kgs Male Sponsor: “ In loving memory of Scruffy!” from Barbara
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SAVE A LIFE! DID YOU KNOW
THAT FOR EVERY
Please call....9486-3133 DOG ADOPTED…
A POUND DOG’S
http://www.doggierescue.com/adoptadog.htm LIFE IS SAVED!!!
1. Tasha Shar Pei x Labrador 3yrs Female Sponsor: “Just ’cause you’re such a very good girl!” Jane & Romeo
2. Django Kelpie x 7mths Male Sponsor: “ Wishing you a very happy home soon!” Sara Schaara
3. Sally Cattle x Kelpie 2yrs 18kgs Female Sponsor: “ She still has so much to give!” Inzie Bailey
4. Bailey Jack Russell x Pug 4-5yrs 8.3kgs Male Sponsor: “ It’s in the giving we receive!” Royce Milmlow
5. Jacky Shepherd x Bull Dog x Cattle 18wks Female Sponsor:“ Sending you lots of love!” George Coleman
6. Hazel Shepherd x 3-4yrs Female Sponsor:“In loving memory of Monty, Grace & Honey!”Margaret Crowe
7. Olive Kelpie x Shar Pei 2yrs 15.7kgs Female Sponsor:“Just ‘cause you’ve been a good girl!” Jane & Romeo
8. Jamie Jack Russell x 6yrs 8kgs Male Blind Sponsor: “Wishing you very good luck!” from Freddie Martin
9. Spot Jack Russell x 8yrs 6.1kgs Male Sponsor: “In loving memory of Ralph, Floyd & Steffie!” Verena
10. Button Aussie Terrier x 8yrs 8.6kgs Male Sponsor: “ In loving memory of dear little Pebbles!” Sigrid
11. Jackie B/Collie x 8yrs 16kgs female Sponsor: “In loving memory of Jess & Jody!” Michele & Steve Tamassy
12. Bubbles Jack Russell x 7yrs 8kgs Male Sponsor:“ For my Serbian rescue dogs Nela & Tess!” Lorelei Dowling
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LIKES: Roscoe especially loves one on one
time and sitting on your lap. He also loves
SNIFFING and would love a GARDEN so he can
keep busy happily chasing shadows or insects, a
favourite pastime of his. Roscoe is very loyal and
his love, once gained, will be forever.
ROSCOE — MY SPECIAL FRIEND...
Jack Russell x 6yrs 6.2kgs Male “ Roscoe is much like a DISLIKES: Roscoe is wary of strangers at first,
teenager with his long thin legs and busy personality. He is he is a shy boy who needs to get to know you for his
gentle, affectionate and loveable but also happily amuses
himself when left to his own devices. He is a little shy on first true personality to shine through. Roscoe
meeting but once he gets to know you he is very, very needs a gentle family who will give him
sweet. I love him. I see Roscoe once a week and we go for a a little time to come out of his shell and
walk which he loves, sniffing here and there but always learn to love them and enjoy life
being obedient and good on his lead. He even sits when I again. Sponsor: “In loving memory of
give him the command, such a clever little man. He just Rusty and Natasha!” Barry & Jessica
needs love and some time to trust. He is on medication
for a heart condition.” Love from Geari, your friend. X
FOX TERRIERS — LOYAL and SWEET, they make your life COMPLETE!!!
Winkle Mini Foxy x Chihuahua 5yrs 4.1kgs Male Sponsor:“Happy home is coming soon!” Love from Noreen
Bonnie Foxy x 6yrs 5.8kgs Female Sponsor: “ In loving memory of Elle!” Bill & Joan Collins
Spud Foxy x 3yrs 7kgs Male Sponsor:“To help you start a brand new life in 2017!” Desi Hendrawen
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Justin Mini Foxy x 6yrs 7.8kgs Male Sponsor: “In loving memory of our beloved Harry!” Malki & Chandra
Buttercup Foxy 11yrs 13kgs Female Sponsor: With lots of love for a happy Valentines from the 4 Kane Kitties
Milo Foxy x 2yrs 4.7kgs Male Sponsor: “ In loving memory of our dear little Elle!” from Bill & Joan Collins
FOXIES & JACK RUSSELLS ARE
FABULOUS, FUN COMPANIONS.
Fox Terriers and Jack Russell's, or cross
of that breed, are mischievous puppies
who grow into small dogs who need an
owner prepared to frolic with them for if
ever a breed of dog enjoys life, it is this
one. Dogs who love to play but enjoy their
cuddles too. Easy care, sometimes
naughty but never boring. Have you been
owned by one?
St. Nicholas (featured at right )
Jack Russell x 16wks Male Sponsor:
“Thanks for sponsoring me Anna!” Nadir
JACK RUSSELLS : SMALL DOGS WITH BIG ATTITUDE...Just gotta love them:)
Squirtle Jack Russell x 3-4yrs 5.6kgs Male Sponsor:“ We hope you find a family soon!” Rachel & Andrew
Gunther Jack Russell x 6yrs Male Sponsor: “ In loving memory of our dog Penny, who was special!” Stefanie
Tess Jack Russell x 3-4yrs 8.2kgs Female Sponsor:“ In loving memory of Lucky!” Kevin Lynch
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It’s all about
If I wasn’t me I’d like to be – MY Doggy Daddy! My tail wags most- Mommy & Doggy Daddy play with
If I could wish fleas on someone it would be– I don't me. I run around the house - no one can catch me!
know what fleas are..Arf, Arf!!!! My greatest achievement is – finding my forever
It took a while but I finally - trusted my new Mommy..I home…and it's doggy heaven !
felt the love & acceptance & I gave it back ten fold.. My relationship with other dogs is – I'm trying to find
When told I was to star in DoggieRescue magazine - my best friend..It ain't easy at my age (two)! I've met a
I was a bit concerned, I didn't know what the fuss was lady who runs a small doggy day care & me & my Mom
all about..& I'm shy when my photo is taken…It made have started hanging out there & it's so much fun.. But,
Mommy happy though & when she smiles I smile!!! Mommy is my best friend of all...
I often wonder - why Mommy and Doggy Daddy don't My nickname is - Cheeky..Because I have my own
have tails! ideas & I'm not discouraged..I'm free to be me...
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If I impersonated a famous star I’d be -
"The Lion King"..
The food that makes me drool is – green
peas & ice cream..
My happiest moment was - when Monika
introduced me to my future Mommy &
Doggy Daddy & I knew I was home at
last.. My Loving Forever Home..
My favourite place in the world is – in bed
snuggled between Mommy & Doggy Daddy..
I was so proud – when I started using my
indoor potty & Mommy gave me kisses,
hugs & treats!
I am so excited– when Mommy gets my
harness & lead for a walk..We do that three
times a day & I very rarely need to use my
indoor potty now...except when it rains.
Life is - being loved, being understood &
being accepted for who you are…
Me with Doggy Daddy Zoe deserves love.
Me with Mommy
By Luci Jadronova, one of Zoe’s sponsors
Love that withstands it all. A kind of love that will never give up
on her. Love that will stand by her side, protect her, nurture her &
show her that life with humans can be amazing. I see many
rescue dogs being returned even after one day in a new home & I
wonder why we humans give up so easily. Without any effort we
put a dog into a “too hard to deal with” basket & run. No
amazing relationships come without hard work, understanding &
My dog was badly abused by humans and it took about 3 months
of totally out of control behaviour and another year or so of
confidence building for her to start trusting humans & to start
enjoying life to the fullest. All rescue dogs have been through a
tough time. They have seen the darkest side of us humans &
therefore they need our compassion and understanding.
Look into Zoe’s eyes and you will see a bottomless well of
love wanting to find the deserving human who can walk the
journey with her. Are you the lucky one?
Kelpie x 1-2yrs 19.2kgs Female Sponsor:“In loving memory of a
special boy Billy!” The team at Total Earth Care (Ergys, Gae,
Reid, Dijana, Kellie, Luci, Jane, Mossy, Jody, Tim, Kirsten & Luke
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• Feature PETS & EUTHANASIA Compiled by Dr.Deirdre Clack
HOW TO SAY
“ I don't think this is ever an easy topic and I'm not sure there are hard and
fast rules... It's something we are asked often as Veterinarians and I think Dr
Roark's article ( partly reproduced below ) is one of the best I have read.” Dee
BY DR. ANDY ROARK | APRIL 16, 2013 Is Life a Joy or a Drag?
Remember that pets live in the moment. One of the most Our pets may not be able to tell us how
wonderful things about animals is how they embrace the present. they are doing, but if we pay close
Every time I walk into my house, my faithful Vizsla throws a one-dog attention, there are many clues that can
ticker tape parade. The fact that I have entered the house thousands help us answer that question.
of times before, or that I will leave again in a few hours, means
nothing. All that matters to him is the joy that he feels right now. Good Days vs. Bad: When pets have
“good days and bad days,” it can be
When our pets are suffering, they don’t reflect on all the great days difficult to see how their condition is
they have had before, or ponder what the future will bring. All they progressing over time. Actually tracking
know is how they feel today. By considering this perspective, we can the days when your pet is feeling good as
see the world more clearly through their eyes. And their eyes are what well as the days when he or she is not
matter. feeling well can be helpful. A check mark
for good days and an X for bad days on
Ask yourself important questions - Sometimes, your calendar can help you determine
articulating or writing down your thoughts can when a loved one is having more bad
make the right path more apparent. Some days than good.
questions that help pet owners struggling with
this decision include: • Pet Hospice Journal:
Keeping a journal of your
1. Why do I think it might be time to euthanize? pet’s condition, behavior,
appetite, etc., can be
2. What are my fears and concerns about extremely valuable in
euthanizing? evaluating quality of life
3. Whose interests, besides those of my pet,
am I taking into account? The Rule of “Five Good Things”:
4. What are the concerns of the people Pick the top five things that your pet loves
around me? to do. Write them down. When he or she
can no longer do three or more of them,
5. Am I making this decision because it is quality of life has been impacted to a level
best for my pet, or because it is best for where many veterinarians would
me because I’m not ready to let go? recommend euthanasia.
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The Cottage Animal Hospital www.cottageanimalhospital.com.au Phone: 9890 7220
Measure their quality of life. This is no more
than trying to determine how good or bad our
pet’s life is at this moment. Trying to assess
this can be difficult, but there are some ways
you can try and evaluate it.
Little Bernie came at the end of 2015 as a little grandpa. He VALE BERNIE 09/02/17
always had a bit of a cough. We soon figured out that he had Forever a part of the
a thyroid tumour that could not be removed surgically but it DoggieRescue family
had not spread. He had regular chest x rays to monitor what
was happening. Bernie also had chronic lung and airway
issues and we managed to keep his coughing under control
with a cocktail of medications and a puffer. He tolerated that
well and soon got used to it.
Bernie was very accepting of his lot and had such an easy
going nature. He would rarely bark about anything and got
along with his granny and grandpa mates. He enjoyed
pottering in the garden and watching the world go by. The
recent heat took its toll on Bernie and in the last week he
was in and out of vet clinics feeling much better in the
air conditioning. Just in the last couple of days he showed
signs of going off his food and our vets said his kidney levels
were through the roof. We thought it best to let him go, it was
too much and he had soldiered on for so long. We said
goodbye yesterday in comfort and peace but will always keep
him in our hearts as our sweet little grandpa. Monika
Remember, in what has to be the hardest decision of all, to think of your
pet’s suffering and their quality of life and not to prolong that life because
you simply cannot bring yourself “To Say Goodbye” ….
Telephone: 9890 7220
16 Ross Street, PARRAMATTA. 2150
The Cottage Animal Hospital is a collaborative venture
between Doggie Rescue and Veterinarian Dr Deirdre (Dee)
Clack BVSc (hons). Dee has been a veterinarian for
Doggie Rescue animals for over 15 years and has more
than 20 years veterinary experience.
Our caring, knowledgeable staff will work hard to ensure your
pet receives loving, gentle health care.
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2. Matilda Kelpie x 5-6yrs Female Sponsor: “A forever family soon!” Janelle Wooldridge
3. Mia Foxy x 4yrs Female Sponsor: “In loving memory of our dear Macy girl!” Susan Dorahy
4. Quinn Jack Russell x 6yrs 9kgs Female Sponsor: “In memory of Poppy & Evie & for Sam!” Brenda Harris
5. Squall Foxy 6yrs 9.4kgs Male Sponsor:“In loving memory of Tia & Ian!” Paul & Kathryn & Muffin
6. Sammy Border Collie x 1yr Male Sponsor:“Hoping 2017 brings you a forever family!” Julie McCann
7. Frederick Kelpie x 7yrs 14.3kgs Male Sponsor: “ Just ‘cause you’re such a good boy!” Jane & Romeo
8. Dre Whippet x 3yrs 10.3kgs Male Sponsor:“In loving memory of Rusty, Tasha & Sam!” Robert Nauta
9. Jessie Kelpie x 12mths Female Sponsor: “ In loving memory of Elle!” Malki & Chandra
10. Dusty Kelpie x Corgi 3yrs 10.8kgs Male Sponsor: “ For my dogs Nela & Tess!” Lorelei Dowling
11. Nelson Cattle x 3yrs Male Sponsor: “In loving memory of Minnie, who was so special!” Marika Camilleri
12. St. Francis Jack Russell x 16wks Male Sponsor:“In loving memory of my dog Curtis!” Lee McKerracher
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help us SPREAD THE WORD!
1. Byron Shih Tzu x 6yrs 3.8kgs Male Sponsor:“ In loving memory of Elle!” Bill & Joan Collins
2. Paige Dachshund x 12mths Female Sponsor: “Wishing you all the love in the world!” Anna Emmerson
3. Sheldon Maltese x 8yrs Male Sponsor: “ Sending you lots of love!” Jody Redler
4. Arnold Maltese x 10yrs 4.4kgs Male Sponsor:“ In loving memory of Poppy & Evie & for Sam!” Brenda Harris
5. Pudding Aussie Terrier x 9yrs 7.6kgs Male Sponsor: “ Sending lots of love!” Martha Pavlakis
6. Audrey Boxer x 7yrs 30kgs Female Sponsor: “ In loving memory of Bessy Irvine!” Janiece
7. Joseph Terrier x Schnauzer 8yrs Male Sponsor: “ For all our Rainbow Bridge Mob!” Love from Colleen & Ron
8. Mariah Shepherd x 5yrs 23.4kgs Female Sponsor: Sponsor:“Sending some luck your way!” Rachel & Andrew
9. Juliet Chihuahua x Pomeranian 3-4yrs Female Sponsor: “ With love from Joey & Rosie!” Pat Broderick
10. June Shepherd x Bull Dog x Cattle 16wks Female Sponsor:“ Wishing you very good luck in 2017!” P. Tew
11. Kaia Maltese x 9-10yrs 3.7kgs Female Sponsor: “I hope you find lots of love—you deserve it!” Margot Cuthill
12. Piper Foxy x 12mths 4.2kgs Female Sponsor:“In loving memory of our special boy Ricky!” Malki & Chandra
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• • • Rescue Experience Only adopt me ABUSED, NEGLECTED & TRAUMATIZED DOGS
1. Spike Wiry Terrier 1yr 15.1kgs Male Sponsor: “ Big hugs to a very sweet big boy!” Gail & Nelson
2. Russell Silky Terrier x 10yrs Male Sponsor: “For the lovely Lily & the joyous Jenna!” Lisa Kane
3. Cole Border Terrier x 4yrs 6kgs Male Sponsor: “He just needs time, patience & a lot of love!”Janice Martin
4. Nikita Corgi x Sheltie 10yrs 9.8kgs Female Sponsor:“A loving home is coming in 2017!” Tony Suters
5. Angus Aussie Terrier x 5yrs 8.5kgs Male Sponsor: “Somewhere a loving home waits!” Lesley Cansdell & Titch
6. Wiggles Maltese x 4-5yrs 5kgs Male Sponsor: “Ex DR doggie Woody’s way of saying thanks!” from Tracy Fay
7. Rex Schnauzer x Terrier 1-2yrs 10kgs Male Sponsor:“ In loving memory of dear Sheba!” Louise Dowd
8. Emmet Maltese x 10yrs 9.8kgs Male Sponsor: “ Wishing you very good luck in 2017!” P. Tew
9. Ember Kelpie x Shepherd 1yr 16kgs Female Sponsor: “Just ‘cause you’re such a good girl!” Jane & Romeo
10. Jenny Maltese x Lhasa Apso 8yrs 5kgs Female Sponsor:“In loving memory of Ted & for Sam!” Alison Skinner
11. Speckles Cattle x Corgi 11yrs 15kgs Male Sponsor:“Wishing you a happy Valentine’s Day!” Sam & Joy Jenkins
12. Charlie Mini Pinscher x 8yrs Male Sponsor: “ My fingers are crossed for a forever home!” Meaghan
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Meet 12 ACTIVE
1. Tara Mastiff x Wolfhound 2yrs 40.1kgs Female Sponsor: “Sending you lots of love!” Jane & her fur kids
2. Mercedes Rottweiler x 6yrs 33kgs Female Sponsor: “ In memory of Lucky, Bunny & Yellow!” E. Lin
3. Benette Bull Mastiff x Shepherd 4yrs 25.9kgs Female Sponsor: “From our family of 2 dogs!” Lisa & Greg
4. Penny Great Dane x Shepherd 1yr 30kgs Female Sponsor: Lisa Suters, with love
5. Trudy Labrador x Shepherd 3yrs 29kgs Female Sponsor:“ In loving memory of Salvatore!” Antoinette
6. Melody Kelpie x Foxy 2yrs Female Sponsor:“ Wishing you a happy 47th birthday Ray!” Nila Sudiarta
7. Percy Mastiff x 8yrs 31kgs Male Sponsor:“To give you a much better chance of a home!” Joan & John
8. Alex Staffy x Great Dane 2yrs 30kgs Male Sponsor: With love and hugs from Shona & Narice
9. Courtney Kelpie x Italian Greyhound 1yr Female Sponsor: “ Wishing you good luck!” Breanna
10. Zara Cattle x Labrador 3yrs 26kgs Female Sponsor: Wishing you a Happy Valentine’s Day from Anik Surcar
11. Turtle Labrador x 4yrs Male Sponsor: “ In loving memory of Roger, Rover & Ross!” Elizabeth Lynch
12. Jax Labrador x Border Collie 4yrs 17kgs Male Sponsor:“A faithful friend 4ever!” Wendy McCathie
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MEET OUR COVER GIRL “KHALEESI” Copyright 2017:
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BREED: STAFFY X AGE: 12MTHS WEIGHT: 12.7KGS SAVING ANIMALS LIVES FOR
SEX: FEMALE COLOUR: MOSTLY WHITE/TAN PATCHES OVER 15 YEARS
Khaleesi is a very active girl who loves kisses and cuddles. She needs to be
kept busy with kongs and toys and plenty of exercise. We believe she is
hard of hearing. Sponsor: “It’s in the giving we receive!” Royce Milmlow
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Featured dog: Donald Shar Pei x Labrador 4yrs Male • • • Lifesaver fundraiser
BECOME A DOGGIE
Sponsor: “ In loving Express your love and commitment
memory of Penny & to the doggies who no one else cares
Lucy!” Hannah about! With your regular monthly
contribution our life-saving work will
In 2013-2014 year 27,438 dogs & cats
were destroyed in pounds & at the
RSPCA in NSW alone. Operating as a
charity for 15 years we have rescued
over 11,600 dogs from council pounds.
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.
In this economic climate our need for
support has never been greater….
• 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!
For more information please visit our website! http://www.doggierescue.com/lifesavers.htm