2 Mc Cowan Rd, Cnr. Bloodwood Rd, INGLESIDE. 2101 SHNEOLTKEIRLL
OPEN: 10am-5pm Tuesday-Sunday
Vol.11 No.160 DOG WALKING PHONE: 9486-3133
FEBRUARY ADOPTED DOGS 12,271 CATS 566
11AM - 2PM
2018 TUES - SUN
Jiminy & Pinocchio
are two gorgeous
whose story will
touch your heart.
Meet them inside.
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• from my desk “ LIFE INSTEAD OF DEATH ” - A NO-KILL SHELTER
Dear Readers, Gorgeous Brandy who is putting the contents
page together, has received some lovely roses
The cover of our February magazine is one of love…. of love from some of her admirers already. No surprise
that 2 brothers have for each other. Jiminy and Pinocchio have as she is such a cutie. We have such good
been homeless most of their lives yet they support each other looking boys and girls putting on their most
and do not lose hope. Their gorgeous gentle natures and appealing image to make sure they attract your
mystical eyes will one day attract a family’s attention. See p24. attention this month. Bandit, Romeo, Raven,
Buddy, Shadow and Ranger look just divine.
They all hope they will be soon off to a new life
but they just need to be patient.
This month Joss is focusing on some of the
volunteers who give tirelessly to make Doggie
Rescue a better place. The next few issues will
highlight some of these wonderful people. In
this issue you get some glimpses of Corinne,
our editor and how her work has unfolded over
the many years! Also featured is Martha who
might be a newcomer compared with Corinne
but wears many hats and many of you might
know her from Instagram pages.
This month we have some beautiful catch ups.
We get a peek at Bubbles’ life now after
spending so many years waiting for a home.
Being patient has been worthwhile!
The story on the reunion of Harry and Hachi is
amazing. These searches could not have
proceeded without social media.
Pip Terrier x 10yrs 3.9kgs Male Sponsor: “ For our rainbow Catching up with Millie and seeing how well
bridge mob!” Colleen & Ron she has settled keeps me focussed on the huge
strides dogs take if you give them courage and
Little 10yo Pip featured on my page is helping get this editorial love. From being a frightened nippy dog when
out. He has just come back after a major dental with two of his she came in to months later being brave
molars removed so he is a little sore. For you see Pip was one enough to introduce herself to lots of people at
of those very neglected boys. His coat is very patchy and dry. DoggieWood and as well lots of other doggies.
With good food, medicated shampoos and friends around we Well done Millie!
expect a big improvement by the time the next magazine is out.
I am wishing you all the very best for Valentine’s Day little man! Sweet Peach (p9) is reminding us the
With his big personality he is bound to score lots of kisses and calendar competition gets underway
there will be no more bad breath! again this month so please send in your
best snaps of your best pal! Peach is
waiting to be adopted so he can be a
calendar model too. Age is no barrier to
becoming a calendar celebrity!!!
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Take a look at some of the faces that are still here waiting for someone to • Please make a DONATION
love them. We have cute lap fluffies like Kingston, sooky beagle types who
want to shrink to lap size like Brandy, shy girls like Ember (who does not If you wanted to make a tax
show her personality to many) and boofy staffy types who want to give deductible donation to help Doggie
you big slurpy kisses. Rescue save more lives in the year
ahead you can donate online via
“ There is no need to be lonely this Valentine’s Day. Come and our secure website or call us on
give our doggies and kitties a pat and cuddle. It might change 02 9486 3133.
your life forever! ” Monika
• Become a DoggieRescue
We found love at Or you might like to consider
DoggieRescue becoming a DoggieRescue
Lifesaver (see p20), with a regular
monthly gift to support our work.
All gifts, regardless of size, help us
to give a brighter future to the dogs
and cats in our care. Thank you in
advance for your kind donation.
Maisy with her I look forward to keeping you
new family updated on our progress in the
months ahead and sincerely thank
you again for all your support.
Where is DoggieWood? Monika
Ingleside Shelter location: 2 McCowan Rd, Monika Biernacki
Cnr of Bloodwood Rd, INGLESIDE. 2101 Founder - DoggieRescue
Open 11AM –2.30PM Tuesday to Sunday
Phone: 9486-3133 www.DoggieRescue.com.au
Monika with one of our front page
kitties, the adorable Jiminy
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ISSUE: FEBRUARY 2018
BE MY VALENTINE? These 6-8
adorable dogs are looking for love!
THE 2019 DR CALENDAR 9 Email:
COMPETITION IS HERE!!!! [email protected]
MOLLY LE ROY A treasure chest 10-11
of memories By Karen & Dominic
A LOVE STORY 18-19
By Bubbles Rumsey
PINOCCHIO & JIMINY Bonded 24-25
brothers. By Deb Rouse
DESPERATE & DATELESS 26-27
Do we have your perfect match?
A GENTLE SOUL CALLED 28-29
EMBER By Bianca Nati
BROTHERS REUNITED or..When 30-31
Harry met Hachi By Emma Cox
IN EVERY ISSUE 2-3
FROM MY DESK 33
by Monika Biernacki
THE GOSS FROM JOSS
By Joss Stewart
UP CLOSE & PERSONAL –
with “ Seb ”
Cover: Jiminy & Check out DoggieRescue.com online Above dog is:
Pinocchio a totally Brandy Staffy x
gorgeous pair of Join us on Facebook Beagle 6yrs
bonded brothers. https://www.facebook.com/doggierescue Female
Read their very Did you know she
moving story on p24 Follow us on Twitter is desperate &
www.twitter.com/monikadogrescue dateless? Meet
Cover/Feature photos her on page 27
: Oznur Mezgil
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Leave a Legacy of Love
Because you will always care.
PUCKER UP...MY KISSES ARE FREE,
WHERE, OH WHERE CAN MY TRUE LOVE BE?
Willow Ridgeback x Staffy 6yrs 15kgs Female
Sponsor: “ The life you deserve starts now Willow,
I hope you find your soul mate soon!” Happy
Valentine’s day sweet girl from Barbara Holdsworth
Sponsored doggies adopted! Please remember DoggieRescue in your Will.
• Coco, Cessna, Milly, Margie, Brittany, Pepsi, Send or call for your free brochure about leaving a
Foxy, Rocky, Benette, Gigi, Quincy, Gabbie, gift in your Will.
Kirra, Noel, Maisy, Bindi, Holly, Josh, Sandy, Mr/Mrs/Ms/Other
Mr. Squiggles, Murray, Megan, Layla & First name
Hamish..Bodhi adopted, then returned. Surname
• Cat Adoptions: Macey, Ari, Captain &
DoggieRescue.com wishes to acknowledge
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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ADOPTING A DOG, Compiled with thanks
to article The Sunday
COULD ADD YEARS TO YOUR LIFE!!! for appropriation of
Want to live longer? Make
2018 the year that you
adopt a 4 legged friend.
Bandit Foxy 3yrs 10.5kgs Male Sponsor: “In loving Romeo Staffy x 1yr 17kgs Male Sponsor:“To help him
memory of Ricky, Pepe & Cindy!” Malki & Chandra find a home as good as Napoleon’s!” Jackson
• 33% This is the percentage single dog owners • Want to lose weight? Adopt a dog! Having a
are less likely to die from heart diseases than furry friend has been linked to higher levels of
non dog owners. “After analysis of the health physical activity and a boost in well being.
of over three million people, a team of Swedish
scientists found that dog ownership is linked to • Dogs increase social contact. It’s far easier to
a lower risk of cardiovascular disease and make friends when you have a dog. 60% more
death, especially for people who live alone..” dog owners are likely to get to know people in
the body+soul article quotes their neighbourhoods they hadn’t known before.
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IT’S ALL ABOUT LOVE...LOVE...LOVE…
It has been found that when a dog owner looked into his or her pet’s eyes, levels
of oxytocin, the so-called “love hormone,” increases in both owner and pet.
Raven Staffy x 5-6yrs 21kgs Female Sponsor: Buddy Cattle x Kelpie 12mths18.4kgs Male
“Just ‘cause you’re a very good girl!” Jane & Romeo Sponsor: “In loving memory of Curtis!” Lee McKerracher
• Companionship : Single dog owners are • Dog ownership reduces depression and
more likely to look upon their dog as a family loneliness. Dogs are fun, they make you
member. In fact dogs can give you more love laugh and stop you from thinking negative
and attention than your actual two legged thoughts. It is hard to be depressed when
family for nowhere else can you find a being those big eyes plead for love and attention.
that loves you so unconditionally. Or a ball is dropped at your feet for a game!
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YOU CAN TURN YOUR FROWN ...UPSIDEDOWN
Snuggles are my favourite,
smooching is too!
I've got so much love
to share with you.
Some say I'm laid back,
others on the go.
Some call me a dog...
but you can call me Shadow.
By Emma, Nikllas
“Love isn’t finding a dog you can live with….. It’s finding a dog you can’t live without!”
Ranger Staffy x 2yrs 22kgs Male Sponsor: “ I have so Shadow Staffy x 8-9yrs 20.3kgs Male Sponsor:
much love to give, will you be my Valentine?” Julie McCann “ Keep smiling Shadow!” Tilly, Jasper & Karen
If you cannot commit to long term dog ownership why not become a Doggie
Rescue volunteer? We have many doggies who would love a cuddle or a walk and
just a bit of TLC. So what are you waiting for? Call 9486-3133 for more details.
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IS YOUR THE 2019 DOGGIERESCUE
DOG A CALENDAR COMPETITION
The 2018 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 Adorable and photogenic DR doggie PEACH is dreaming of
DoggieRescue dog/s to Karen, being a calendar star in the 2019 DOGGIERESCUE
[email protected] with an CALENDAR. Every dog deserves their moment of fame, but
accompanying quote Peach needs to be adopted before he can enter!!! YOUR dog
could be a calendar star in 2019—what are you waiting for?
• If you would like to submit your photo in the
conventional PRINTED format, please be Or alternatively send to: Karen Trafford,
advised that photographs must be high DoggieRescue Calendar Competition,
resolution and professionally printed on photo 8 Chiltern Road, INGLESIDE. NSW. 2101
• Winners will be notified via email
• No humans in the photo/s.
• Previous winners are welcome
• There is a special Christmas category and we
would like to see more Christmas photos of
• 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 Please include your name and address,
format no later than 31st March 2018 to: contact phone number and email address!
[email protected] Good luck and send in your entries….
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“ Molly Le Roy ”
A Treasure Chest of Wonderful Memories….
“ We adopted our little Molly from DoggieRescue in late October 2013 when she was around eight. She was
a ‘foster fail’ who we brought home in June that year and we'd made the decision to keep her only hours
before she had her first adoption appointment with someone else! Despite discovering I was allergic to dogs
only three weeks after we first brought her home - we had fallen completely in love with her and she wasn’t
going anywhere.” Karen
Late last year we noticed her breathing had become (her ears finely attuned to the crackling of packets just in
quite laboured (though she had otherwise seemed fine), case there were treats to be had). She made it clear she
the vet gave us the devastating news that she had would not tolerate a 'no dogs on the bed' policy and
advanced lung cancer and we had to make the heart- enjoyed being tucked up toasty under her fleecy blanket
breaking decision to let her go. After a long walk in the right by our sides.
park, and all her favourite foods and snuggles for one
last day, she went to sleep in our arms as we stroked The second photo above was taken on her last day with
her and told her we loved her. us. Thank you Monika for finding her and caring for her
until we could bring her home, she made us happy
Over the last four and a half years, she made the most of every single day and we are so grateful to have loved
her position at the centre of our household, squeezing her. I hope Molly’s story encourages people to adopt an
herself in between us each night on the sofa to fall older dog (and one who was originally so scared and
asleep to pats, tummy rubs and ear scrunchies, and
following us everywhere to keep an eye on proceedings reactive!).
Karen and Dominic Le Roy
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So many memories….
She loved tennis balls above all things and
would chase them for hours (she found one
in the toy basket on the first day we met her
in Monika’s office which Monika let her keep);
she loved my parents when they came to
dog sit her, especially my dad;
she loved eating peas, raw carrot, red apple
(as well as cheese and cat biscuits when
she could sniff those out and steal them);
she loved to bark and annoy the neighbours
(and any other dogs who dared to pass by);
but most of all she loved us.
We are lost without her…….
Rest In Peace, darling girl
• • • ADOPT ME GIVE AN OLDER DOG A CHANCE TO LEARN ABOUT LOVE
ARTY JENNY SQUALL
Jack Russell x 8yrs 6.6kgs Male Maltese x Lhasa Apso 8yrs 5.3kgs Foxy x 8yrs 9.4kgs Male
A sweet funny character who Female A sad girl who has come A gentle, quiet boy who has never
loves balls, toys & teddies. from an abusive background. been special to anyone.
Sponsor: “ In loving memory of Sponsor: “ In memory of Poppy & Sponsor: “ In loving memory of
Sammy!” Fred & Teena Wratten Evie, & for Sam!” Brenda Harris Ian, Tia & Muffin!” Paul & Kathryn
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The Goss from Joss ByJossStewart
Drop me an email or text if you have any interesting news or
photos: [email protected] or ph: 0409 566485
THE UNSUNG HEROES number of tasks but her main ones are caring
AT DOGGIE RESCUE for the older dogs, managing the puppy litters
(who wouldn't love that?) and the wonderful
We talk a lot about the doggies and their stories but what camera work and videos she does for our
regularly occurs to me - what about everybody that does social media. She is a whiz with that camera.
everything for the doggies ? The list is a long one!
Overseeing a pregnant Mum and her puppies is
• Who manages the "life savers club" quite a specialist role and of course Martha has
• Who does the accounting had the top guru teaching her (Monika). Our
• Who puts together the magazine every month most recent "star mummy" Sage was heavily
• Who does the printing pregnant when she arrived and it was important
• Who looks after all those puppies to monitor that she was always comfortable and
• Who manages all the volunteer teams ? ( customer not stressed, she was eating 3 nutritious meals
a day including lots of puppy milk.
service, feeding, events, the drivers, foster carers )
• Who manages Facebook, Twitter, Instagram Martha
• Who co ordinates disability groups with Sage’s
• Who manages our IT and database puppies
• Who co ordinates our annual calendar
We all know Monika is the driver and the "engine" but there are
a number of sharp shooting "pistons" who work tirelessly in a
variety of different roles, all very important roles that keep
"Doggiewood" and the shelter running as you see it today.
As I go about my volunteer tasks, I often run into these "unsung
heroes" or speak with them and I am constantly inspired, it
makes me feel part of such a special family, it makes me feel
as though our work is so worthwhile. Over the next few months
I would like you to meet some of them this month starting with
Martha ( at right ) and Corinne.
MEET “ MARTHA”
Nothing ever seems too much trouble to this girl.
Always a big smile and an open heart….
Martha only found us in 2014. She had a high profile job in PR and
was retrenched. She sponsored a little Maltese X called Alice and
then started volunteer feeding and customer service Martha has a
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Martha says " its a wonderful thing to see a Mum with
her first borns, she actually does all the work, she
breaks the sac, cleans the puppies then chews the
umbilical cord. "
" The Mums teach the pups many things -
I saw the other day Sage showing the pups
how to dig a little hole and bury a chicken
neck. The next day I saw one of the pups
do exactly the same thing. "
Martha says " the most important thing to my work is
being a part of a committed dedicated team of dog
lovers, working with people that have the same passion
and love of dogs. I also love seeing when the dogs are
adopted and go into such loving homes, but also it’s a
reward knowing that all the dogs are so loved and well
looked after at DoggieRescue until they find their
forever home, however long that may take".
A recent highlight for Martha was the story of June. Corinne ( with her dog Loulou ) holding a copy of
This pup had a sibling Jilly who was very outgoing and the first ever magazine she produced which was
found her forever home quite quickly. June however in May 2004.
was timid and seemed to have a fear of men - it was
proving very difficult to find the right home for her, MEET “ CORINNE”
although many people were interested.
One of the most dedicated, talented,
We all were despairing at Doggie Rescue, weeks and committed and patient volunteers I have met
months had gone by and June was still at the shelter. at Doggie Rescue..
Then! Martha made a wonderful video of June's story Corinne is the co ordinator editor and publisher in
and put it up on Facebook. Wonderful music and charge of the Doggie Rescue magazine - what you
moving pictures. The family who took Jilly saw it, see on the 1st of each month is the result of her hard
contacted Monika and BINGO! A match made in work. Hours and hours of co ordinating, sorting, emails,
heaven. The 2 sisters were together and to see a few chasing up, editing, writing. It's a massive job.
weeks after June finding her forever home, the family
posted a video showing June rolling around the floor
with the father of the family, so happy and contented.
MARTHA SAYS " this was jut so wonderful that Corinne has been involved with Monika almost from the
somebody saw my video and that resulted in a get go. They met, through mutual contacts, when
successful match it makes my work so Corinne was involved in animal welfare through a city
worthwhile. Such a happy ending for June.” council. When she was retrenched in 2003 the
opportunity came up to volunteer at Homebush. Corinne
calls it her "second life” and back then she was Kennel
Manager, two days a week.
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Doggie Rescue's original magazine/newsletter was called The Doggie Rescue E-Magazine has been an exciting
"Monika's Mouse, Moggy & Mutt magazine which was innovation. Not only is it cost effective with no production
changed to DoggieRescue.com" and Corinne realised it or postage costs and no size restrictions, we can load in
was a wonderful marketing tool which could spread the videos of the dogs and cats so you can actually see the
word and help the dogs find homes and a future. When animals LIVE - and most importantly the link can be
she left Homebush after six months she took on the job of emailed to all our readers and shared on social media.
revamping the magazine which at that time was mostly
black and white (with a small amount of red on the cover) What happens when the dog and cat E-Magazines are
and very low resolution photos. completed? We asked Corinne who replied “ When the
E-Magazine links are generated and emailed to
Corinne produced her very first DR magazine in May supporters I start all over again for another month. The
2004 and she still has a copy as shown in the photo on pages of the February magazine are turned into the
page 13 and also below (16 pages long ) and who could pages for March, the pages now blank, and a new
forget the excitement of our first full colour issue - month begins. There are many other people that make
October, 2005 (cover below right). From a shaky contributions to the magazine and I couldn't do it
beginning developed the magazine that we see today - without them, it’s a challenge every month but I enjoy
full colour with high quality pictures 48 pages long with pulling it all together.”
over 120 sponsored dogs.
Corinne says “ The bonus for me is that I can work from The DoggieRescue Magazine today is an intricate part
home and these days everything is done remotely via the of DoggieRescue's ongoing success.
web/computer. I start each magazine about 20th of each You are a champ Corinne.
month i.e. February magazine on the 20th December.
Dogs to be featured are decided on, main stories need Quote of the month:
completing and to be signed off by the 10th of the month “ DOGS ARE LIKE POTATO CHIPS
prior to publication day (1st of the month). After changing
last minute adopted dogs, Monika's pages are slotted in YOU HAVE TO HAVE MORE THAN ONE !”
and the magazine is finally emailed to the printers.”
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Giving a homeless
doggie a second
chance at life!
1. Saffy Maltese x 8yrs 5.1kgs Female Sponsor: “In loving memory of my sweet Crunchie!” Cathy Beer
2. Emmet Maltese x 10yrs 9.8kgs Male Sponsor: “In loving memory of all my woofs!” Susan Carovigno
3. Celene Maltese x Foxy 10yrs 5kgs Blind Female Sponsor:“In loving memory of Elle!” Bill & Joan Collins
4. Fudge Schnauzer x 2yrs 6kgs Male Sponsor: Iglu is happy to help our furry friends have a 2nd chance at life.
5. Wiggles Maltese x Shih Tzu 5yrs Male Sponsor:“ Ex DR dog Woody’s way of saying thanks!” Tracy Fay
6. Timmy Maltese x 10yrs 5.2kgs Male Sponsor: “In loving memory of Connor & Polly!” The Browns
7. Merry Mini Foxy x 6yrs 7kgs Female Sponsor: “Lots of tail wags from Lopez, Chilli & Tess!” Toni
8. Amber Poodle x 8-10yrs Female Sponsor: “ In loving memory of Rusty & Natasha!” Barry & Jessica
9. Charlie Mini Pinscher x 10-11yrs Male Sponsor: “ My fingers are crossed for a forever home!” Meaghan
10. Bodhi Maltese x Jack Russell 10yrs 7.1kgs Male Sponsor: “In loving memory of Elle!” Bill & Joan Collins
11. Teddy Foxy x Chihuahua 11yrs 6.7kgs Male Sponsor: “ In loving memory of Bill & Brittany!” Doreen Watkins
12. Dezzy Maltese x Shih Tzu 6yrs Male Sponsor: “Happy Valentine’s Day!” Kipling, Digby & Marlow & Catherine
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PUT A SMILE ON YOUR FACE What’s trending on instagram? Follow the
in 2017 BY FOLLOWING... DoggieRescue news/see videos of the
doggies/ catch up with our day to day
happenings and much more…
1. 2. CLICK HERE
1. Harper Kelpie x Cattle 9mths Female Sponsor:
“ Sending you lots of love!” Australian Writers’ Centre
2. Trudy Labrador x Shepherd 3yrs 29kgs Female
Sponsor: “ In loving memory of my friend Salvatore!”
Bonita, Bonita...You really must meet 'er
She sits and waits, so don't be late!
'Cause soon she'll find her way,
To a home on Valentine's Day !
3. 4. Lorelei Dowling, sponsor
3. Eleanor Foxy x 10yrs 8.6kgs Female Sponsor: “ For my Serbian rescue dogs Nela & Tess”
“ Wishing you a happy Valentine’s Day!” Breanna
4. Sienna Cattle x Kelpie 10-12mths 8.4kgs Female Bonita’s Story….
Sponsor: “ Sending you lots of love!” Lisa Suters
KELPIE X KOOLIE 3YRS FEMALE
5. 6. VIDEO HERE: https://www.facebook.com/doggierescue/
5. & 6. Bear Husky 26kgs Male & Koda Shepherd x
25kgs Both 2yrs Female (bonded pair) Sponsor: Iglu is videos/1781735571857886/
happy to help our furry friends have a 2nd chance at life
I am a country girl still learning about city life. I was
abandoned in a rural pound with my puppies who have
all since found homes. I am seeking the companion of
my dreams. Someone who would like to share quiet
nights, bush walks and be committed to a permanent
relationship. As you can see from the photo of me
above with Kennel Hand Nathan I am very affectionate,
love cuddles and, given time and a little patience I
would give you my love unconditionally.
I am still scared of so many things that city life brings..
noise, cars, the hustle and the bustle but I am learning.
What I need is someone to teach me about ...LOVE
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With Valentine’s Day coming
up, I thought it would be a
great time to share my love
story with you. As many
readers would know, I was
a long-term resident at
DoggieRescue, and thought
I would never experience
love again. However, one
Sunday, a few months ago, I
was adopted by Lynne and
my story began, it truly is ….
A By Bubbles Rumsey
“ Mum normally invites me up onto her bed and My life is now very different to my old Doggie Rescue
gives me plenty of pats and cuddles….” days. A typical day for me now goes like this:
5.30am – the sun is up and so am I. I’ve got a new day
to explore and so I try to get Mum out of bed. I normally
fail, but the consequence is so nice. Rather than get up,
my Mum normally invites me up onto her bed and gives
me plenty of pats and cuddles.
6.00am – Mum finally gets up and lets me outside so I
can check all is ok in my yard.
6.30am – It’s walk time - each morning (rain or
sunshine) I get to go out and explore the neighbourhood.
My morning walk normally lasts for one hour.
7.30am – Breakfast time. I get chicken necks and some
biscuits along with fresh water. After eating, I check the
yard again just to make sure everything is still ok.
8.00am – As today Mum is working from home, she sits
down at her computer. I jump up onto my very own lounge
and watch Mum work for a bit, but find it quite boring so I
have a nap.
10.00am – Morning tea time. We go outside and play
ball for a while. My yard is quite large so I can have a
really good run around.
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10.30am – Mum goes back to work. I stay in the yard Evening – After dinner and finishing some chores,
trying to catch small lizards. This is one of my favourite Mum and I normally sit and watch some TV together,
things to do, but unfortunately I’m not too good at it. and I get even more pats and cuddles.
12.00pm - Lunch time. If I’ve been nice and quiet I So, I went from being one of those many dogs looking
normally get one or two treats for lunch. During this for a forever home, to being a dog which now not only
break, Mum normally tries to do some training with me has his forever home, but also has a Mum who loves
(not always a success !) me heaps. How do I know this – well I have my own
lounge and own bed, a large backyard to run and play
1.00pm – My Uncle comes over. I love when my in, and toys to occupy me. However, and more
Uncle visits as he sometimes brings his dog, Pippa, to importantly, I have a Mum who understands that I have
visit. Pippa is a 6 year old Kelpie who I’m learning to a unique personality, someone who provides me with
get along with. regular physical and mental exercise, who gives me
nice and healthy food (and not too many treats), who
3.00pm – Mum goes back to work and I need a nap has utmost patience with me, who introduces me to new
to recover from all the excitement and exercise I’ve just sights and sounds in a safe manner, who never hits me,
done. someone who is trying to make me a better ambassador
for dog ownership, and who will give me cuddle, after
5.00pm – Work is finished for the day and so I get cuddle, after cuddle.
another walk. We’ll go a different way to the morning’s
walk so I can see and smell more things.
Wouldn’t you say, a perfect love story!
So to you Mum, on this very special day...Our first together….
HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY
from your “ Super Boy” ...Bubbles xxxxxxx
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Express your love and commitment to the doggies who no one else cares about!
My name is Lee. I am a Lifesaver and also sponsor two
DR dogs - Sienna and Quinn. All my life I have loved dogs -
all breeds, colours, shapes and sizes. They have been my
best friends, comforters, entertainers and in times when
things go wrong, my biggest supporters. The last dog who
shared my home was Curtis, who was with me for 15 1/2
years - a true character, lounge and pillow snatcher, ball
hogger and lover of snacks. Sadly she crossed over the
rainbow bridge in March 2009 and I still miss her terribly.
Lee with a My work schedule does not allow me to have another dog
doggie friend... right now (this is in my future plans) so the best way I can
help these adorable 4 legged friends is through being a
“ One small contribution per month Doggie Rescue Lifesaver.
allows a doggie to be cared for and one
day to become someone else's friend, Please think about being a LifeSaver - it gives you a
wonderful feeling knowing you are tangibly helping these
comforter and supporter.” Lee wonderful creatures and one day, one of these doggies
may be able to come and live at my house - and your
house too! Lee McKerracher
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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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This toy is Hi Fans,
way too big
Whew! It’s summer, I know it’s hot
This toy is but dogs still like to go for walks…
just right! How can you tell if it is too hot to
walk your dog?
Well, everyone knows you NEVER
walk your dog in the heat of the day.
Early morning or very late afternoon
is the best time on a hot day.
Do you ever do the pavement test? I came across this FIVE
SECOND RULE which is very important for your doggies feet.
What is it? Place the back of your hand on the pavement. If you
cannot hold it there for 5 SECONDS then it is too hot to walk
your dog on it. Did you know that your dogs paws can burn on
hot pavements, especially puppies who have tender, less
protective layering on their paws. Ouch!
I don’t need walking on a hot day. Dad fills up my doggie
wading pool with my floating toys and I splash and splash. Then
shake the water all over Dad and cool him off too!!!
You know heat and dogs ….it’s just common sense. If you find it
hot, then it’s also hot for your dog so don’t do it. Have a game
with him instead to give him exercise! We have the best hose—
it has lots of holes in it and when Dad turns it on little sprays of
water come all over me. It’s such fun and my favourite hot day
exercise. Then after I am wringing wet I like to roll and roll and
shake and shake on the grass. I love summer, don’t you? Chips
CLICK LOOK WHO IS 9
HERE FOR WEEKS OLD….
VIDEO Little Nelly and her
brothers and sisters
When you are a tiny doggie you need can’t wait to be adopted.
a toy that is just your size…
Nelly Staffy x Koolie
Chance Chihuahua x 12wks Female Sponsor: 9wks Female Sponsor:
The Students at the Sydney School of English With lots of love from
YOU’RE SO CUTE!!!
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MEET SKYE 10 YEARS —
A YOUNG FUNDRAISER
Skye ( pictured at left with her siblings
Holly 8 and Cody 6 ) has been busy
fundraising for the doggies….
Skye brought in $22 in coins that she
had collected for MDR by setting up a
stand on her front lawn with posters
and stories she made about Doggie
Rescue and passers by donated.
HOW AMAZING IS THAT!
SIX KID COMPATIBLE doggies of COME & MEET US.....
different BREEDS, SIZES and AGES. WE’D LIKE TO PLAY!
1. 2. 3.
4. 5. 6.
1. Johnny Kelpie x Border Collie 3yrs 17kgs Male Sponsor:“My fingers are crossed for 2018!” Noreen
2. Dasher Staffy x 2yrs Male Sponsor: “ In loving memory of our beloved Cindy!” Malki & Chandra
3. Pudding Staffy x Jack Russell 11yrs 9.6kgs Female Sponsor: “Happy Valentine’s Day!” Sam & Joy Jenkins
4. Hazel Shepherd x 3yrs 22kgs Female Sponsor: “ Just ‘cause you’re such a very good girl” Jane & Romeo
5. Tanami Kelpie x Shepherd 18mths & 6. Ruby Kelpie x Shar Pei Females ( bonded sisters ) Sponsors:“In
loving memory of Ralph, Floyd & Steffie!” Verena & “In loving memory of Rusty & Natasha!” Barry & Jessica
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• Feline FEATURE Pinocchio & Jiminy — their story.
Do you have a big heart? And a big lap?
Or better two big hearts & two big laps?!
Pinocchio & Jiminy
RescueCat Project Catography Once upon a time there were two brothers.
They were born into a hoarder situation and
The “boys” at 5mths rescued by RESCUE CAT PROJECT. At just
5 months old ( see photo at left ) they were
adopted together by a family who were so
excited to be giving them a loving home.
Sadly just a few months later they were found
in a country pound just by chance by a
volunteer from Doggie Rescue who was
rescuing a dog. They had been on death row
there for about 8 weeks and time was running
out. Why they were abandoned again we
have limited information, except perhaps due
to a marriage breakdown.
And so their second journey began
at DoggieRescue, that was in 2016.
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Fast forward to 2018 and the boys are strongly bonded to one another, on cool
days they will curl up together, or when feeling social, will curl up with lots of
other kitties too.
From their behaviour they have told us
• like being with people, they would take Written by
over the office if we let them Deb Rouse
• enjoy playtime, the red laser toy literally
gets Pinocchio to do back flips!
• love a good meal, yep they are “big boys”
but easy to please
• are happiest sleeping in a hammock or
soft bedding (fleeces)
• can’t get enough fresh cardboard boxes
(the best present for them)
Being such sweet natured cats they deserve another chance with a loving
family. Both show gratitude when they are patted and admired, and will
happily sit on your lap (yep each one does manage to squeeze on a person’s
lap) while you continue to pat and tell them how beautiful they are. Your lap is
fine, they don’t need a pedestal. They are both just over 2 years of age, and
starting to mature, with siestas during the day becoming a prime activity. They
also love to watch the birds in the trees or the crawly things in the grass – we
would love them to have an enclosed outdoor space besides being part of your
family with a cosy bed at night.
Jiminy & Pinocchio 2 years White/Black Males ( bonded brothers )
Sponsor Jiminy: “Somewhere a loving home waits!” Lesley Cansdell & Titch
the cat & sponsor Pinocchio: “In loving memory of Joey & Rosie!” Pat
Broderick & Big Joey
As much as we all at DoggieRescue love them, Pinocchio & Jiminy need,
and deserve a home of their very own. Can you give this story a happy
ending? For more information please email : [email protected]
or phone me on 0413-705218
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LONELY AND LOOKING FOR LOVE…...
To our dear sponsor doggie Twinkle, To my special sweetheart Kingston,
Twinkle, Twinkle you are a star, Happy Valentine’s Day, sweet Kingston...
Loved by your sponsor family from afar. I’m sending you this little poem,
If only you could find your forever home, For my special sponsor Doggie
One that you could call your very own…. ‘Cause I wish for you, a home!
Valentines Day seems the perfect time,
For someone to say ….will you be mine!
“ In loving memory of Banjo & Clancy” “ Sending you lots of love darling boy!”
With love from Ann & John, Molly, Mabel & Henry From Martha Pavlakis
Twinkle Irish Terrier x 8-9yrs 5.8kgs Female Kingston Shih Tzu x Maltese 10yrs 10kgs Male
A very shy girl who needs time to trust you. She loves A gentle boy who is social with other dogs and just a
to play with soft toys, enjoys a game of tug with the sweetheart. Kingston has cataracts and his vision is
other dogs and would suit a quiet, calm family. poor but he can see where he is going.
LOVE, LOVE, LOVE…All you need is LOVE... Love, love, LOVE is ALL you need...LOVE, LOVE, LOVE...
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So Valentine’s Day is fast approaching and you have no partner or family to love you — well stop
obsessing about it! Let’s face it—homeless doggies really need to get over the GUILT feeling that
there is something WRONG WITH THEM if they don’t have anyone special on Valentine’s Day.
Here are some practical tips to help a homeless dog survive a
dateless Valentine's Day…
1. See how far you have come: Look back over the 3. See life honestly: Being homeless is infinitely
past year and celebrate your accomplishments. Dog better than being in an abusive relationship or in a
training is going well ( everyone admits you are clever!!) , home with an unhappy marriage. Lowering your
the food is great, your bed is comfortable. You have heaps standards is not the answer either. Get rid of that
of friends, both 2 and 4 legged? Most of all you are safe!!!! feeling of desperation that overwhelms you at times
and be more positive. Yes you may have waited a
2. See where you are going: If you want to be adopted long time and it has been months since you had an
and have a loving family use Valentine’s Day to motivate adoption appointment but if you can build a strong,
yourself to do something about it!!!! Wag your tail more, be positive self image it will help you. I know you have
friendly, don’t pee on the floor when potential adoptees seen dogs adopted who have only been recent
come to see you. Keep yourself clean and don’t gobble the additions to the shelter and it is depressing when
bickies and get fat. Believe in yourself. But while you are you KNOW that you have so much to offer a family,
waiting for something to happen don’t put your life on hold. if only they could know the REAL you, but have faith
Enjoy yourself— believe me, it will show!! that YOUR TURN will come soon.
To our adorable sponsor girl
With caramel ears
And eyes of choc brown
This is one sweet pup
Who turns all frowns upside-down
Prepare to fall in love
Brandy will be your best friend
Go, give her a hug
WOOF! Your woes will all end
She won't play games
with your heart
Unless it involves fetch
Her eyes will never wander
(Actually, that might be a stretch)
“ Sending you cuddles and kisses, darling girl!” Have some crumbs on the floor?
From The Australian Writers Centre Lots of dishes to wash?
Brandy's your girl
Brandy Staffy x Beagle 6yrs 16kgs Female Save your cleaner dosh
An easy to handle girl who is social with other dogs and has a gentle,
affectionate nature. She yearns for forever love, and lasting commitment. Dog bowls are red
Collars are blue
We love our sponsor dog, Brandy
And you'll love her too!
Never GIVE UP HOPE that one day you WILL meet your SOUL MATE...Fall in love today. Love, love, LOVE….
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• IN THE SPOTLIGHT LONG TERMERS By Bianca Nati DoggieRescue Kennel Hand
A GENTLE SOUL CALLED EMBER
Ember is one of the kennel-hand favourites here at She needs you to show her that the people she will
Monika’s. She is a beautiful and gentle soul, and come across now want to show her nothing but love.
has a fiery personality like her namesake. She wants to know that you will supply her with all the
cuddles you can possibly give her.
This gorgeous black and brindle Shepherd x Kelpie girl
is about 3 years old now, but still acts like she's 6 Ember is very responsive to any training she receives,
months old! She runs around like a little puppy, play especially if there is food involved. The focus she has
bowing with her wagging tail and bum high up in the is second to none! She has had professional training to
air, and when everything calms down, she will more help her gain confidence on her walks, and desensitise
than happily wind down with you and have her head her to cars and trucks driving past. Ember also gets
(and whole body might I add!) on your lap looking up at taken out by our kennel hands and in particular one of
you with her big brown eyes with all the love in the her favourite people in the world called Lisa, who is one
world. You get the best of both worlds with Ember! of our superstar doggie walkers!
“ Because of her past experiences before she Lisa has been taking her out every weekend (usually
both Saturday AND Sunday!) for as long as Ember can
came into our hands, at first, Ember can be remember. Sometimes out on walks she still gets a bit
quite timid of new people. She needs someone timid with everything going on in the big outdoors, but
who is patient and willing to work with her to once she learns to trust you, you'll see her confidence
show her that not all humans are bad like the flourish! Ember also knows a few tricks too - sitting
down and then giving a big high five after that is pretty
ones she may have met in the past.” Bianca impressive!
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Little Miss Ember would need a home with a big garden
for her to get all of her puppy energy out everyday, but
ideally she wouldn't want to be left home alone for huge
time periods, so a part time worker would be best suited.
Even better if you work from home! And even BETTER if
she gets to go on her 2 big runs a day! She is a very
active and energetic girl that loves going for big
Like all of our doggies at Monika’s, Ember is waiting
for the right family to come along and make her one of
their own. Is she your soul mate?
MEET BIANCA : My name is Bianca! I’ve been a lead Sponsor: “Just ‘cause you’re such a very good girl
kennel hand at Monika’s for 2 and a half years now, and and every good girl deserves to be loved on
have loved every moment of it. Even on my days off I try Valentine’s Day!” Jane & Romeo
to come in and take the doggies for walks or take them
out for the day. My main goal is to help get all the long
term doggies out and into a loving home!
Each month Bianca will choose a “Long Term Dog” to
highlight on these pages to put the spotlight on dogs
who have been overlooked or who need a specific type
of home. If you think Ember might be the dog for you
please contact us on 9486-3133 for more details.
• • • ADOPT ME EVERY LONG TERM DOGGIE HAS A PERFECT MATCH
ANGEL SPIKE ROSIE—CLICK HERE!
English Staffy x 2yrs 14.2kgs Wiry Terrier 1-2yrs 15.1kgs Male Sharpei x English Staffy 9yrs
Female Sponsor: Iglu is proud to Sponsor: “ Big hugs to a very sweet 15.6kgs Female Sponsor: With
be helping our furry friends have boy on Valentine’s Day!” With love lots of love from Mummy Karen,
a 2nd chance at life. from Gail & Nelson Kezy, Sherry & Spot Trafford
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BACKGROUND: February 2013 Brothers Reunited:
When Harry met Hachi
Doggie Rescue saves two senior
Mini Fox Terrier crosses who were
destined for death row at Blacktown
pound. Not much was known about
the two brothers, but that they were
flea-bitten and not in a good state –
and often quite nervous of human
interaction. One was called Harry
and the other Hershey (Hachi).
The two male dogs didn’t seem to
be bonded and would fight if left
together, so the decision was made
to re-home them separately. Later
that year, brothers Harry ( who we
adopted ) and Hachi both found
their forever homes - where they
have been living happily ever since.
By Emma Cox
For a while we ran a blog about dog-friendly spots in Sydney (Sydney
Dogs Life) but as Harry slowed down in his old age (we think he’s about
15 now), we made the decision to retire the blog and instead focus on our
doggie-themed art project, Small Creatures Studio. When we closed down
the blog, we received a message from a Doggie Rescue volunteer who
tipped us off that Harry’s brother was also living the good life in Sydney
and we could find him through his dad’s Instagram account.
After spotting Hachi’s pictures – and the family resemblance – we made
contact with his owners, Brendan and Adrian, and just before Christmas
arranged a family reunion for the two dogs.
I was a little nervous: what if the dogs hated each other? Or worse: loved
each other and had been kept apart for all these years? But their reaction
couldn’t have been better. They definitely recognised each other (Harry is
usually totally disinterested in other dogs), had a good sniff of each other
and then played some ball, but at the end of the play date both were very
happy to trot off with their adoring owners. See photo above.
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No doubting they were brothers either: CLICK HERE!
they shared the same personality traits, https://www.facebook.com/smallcreaturesstudio/
behavioural quirks and even health
issues. Genetics can be uncanny.
It made us so happy to see our beloved
Harry’s brother living such a good life.
I still shudder to think of what would
have happened to these gentle, loving
dogs if Monika and her team of
volunteers hadn’t saved them.
“ Harry – along with various other
rescue dogs – is now the artistic
inspiration for Small Creatures Studio
and you can find us on Facebook or
Instagram. We always love to hear from
ex-DR pups and their people.” Emma
The Girl with the She just needed some peace and quiet and some gentle
Amber Eyes - Millie care and lots of affection. Millie has settled in well in our
peaceful home. Sometimes she loves to start a game.
By Margot Cuthill She has a soft red toy crab which is about a third of her
size that she likes to carry around. She also likes to
Over the last years I have sponsored several dogs at quickly pick up a pen and cheekily runs off with it in her
Monika's Doggies Rescue, but when I met my most mouth. We wonder if she is wanting some secretarial
recent one, little Millie, it was love at first sight…. work or is planning to write her memoirs.
We had gone to MDR to drop off towels and blankets for Millie enjoys supervising the front door area and taking
the dogs and possibly see my latest sponsor dog. When note of what is going on outside. She is loving her many
we arrived at Monika's office, we saw a very small and neighbourhood walks and is now well known. When one
fragile white dog slowly trot across the floor to the office of our neighbours saw Millie she marvelled 'look at the
gate. We thought Wow what a cute little dog. Could that little white fairy princess'. This nickname has stuck and
be Millie by any chance? she is our little fairy princess. Millie is so tiny she could
blow away in the wind. However, we will be hanging onto
We took her for a walk with our first her tightly and caring for our sweet little girl.
rescue dog, Puddles, now called
Jack. Millie enjoyed her walk down
the bush path, looking in wonder-
ment at the plants and enjoying the
sun on her back. We reluctantly took
Millie back and said good-bye.
Three days later it was clear to us
that we wanted to foster her and
see how Jack and her would get on
full-time. Jack was happy and they
get on famously.
Two weeks later we adopted her.
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“ SEB ”
FINDING TRUE LOVE
FOR THE FIRST TIME IN
HIS LIFE WITH SARAH...
A special Valentine’s Day edition of our “ Up Close & Personal with” article featuring one of our favourite ever ex
DR doggies, the beautiful Seb...TO SEE VIDEO CLICK HERE!
If I wasn’t me I’d like to be –I’d like to be my mate My tail wags most when - my mummy gets home, or
Darcy – he is my “brother from another mother”, another when she puts on those black exercise pants. I’m pretty
Jack Russell who was with his mummies since he was 8 smart if do say so myself, I very quickly learnt that those
weeks old! I lived with him when I first found my forever black pants meant I was going somewhere fun!!
home. He has taught me so many things, like how to It took a while but - I have started to get used to the
catch a ball, have fun and be a dog. I hope one day I things that used to scare me loads! My mummy takes
will be as confident and trusting of people as he is. me into work in Chatswood every week. At first she was
If I could wish fleas on someone - I don’t like to wish very patient with me, I’d never ever seen a bus before!!
any harm on anybody, but I do wish fleas on my old Wowsa, that was scary! I just used to shake, I thought
owner on that mistreated me and dumped me at the the world was ending it was so loud. Now they go past
pound all those years ago (2011). If they could and I know it isn’t anything scary, I just walk along my
experience even 1% of the discomfort and stress that I way and know I am safe with my mum.
have felt in my life, maybe they would think twice before When I heard I was to star in DoggieRescue
doing it again to another doggy friend. magazine I – was so excited to say hello to all my old
If I impersonated a famous star I’d be – Mr Bean!!! shelter buddies, and give them hope that they too can
I am a little bit shy with some people and not everyone find a special home. I was one of the most scared dogs
can understand me, but really I’m just a big goofball at the shelter, I had to wait 5 years for a special home of
who loves to have fun! my own with a mummy that would be patient with me.
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My nicknames are – Sebby, pumpkin, darling, My family says I have taught them- how to be patient
Sebastian, poppet, Sebster and little monkey. and observe people and animals – sometimes when I’m
My favourite place in the world is - by my mum’s side. scared my mummy knows just what I’m thinking by my
I don’t care what we’re doing, as long as I’m with her. body language!
She calls me her little shadow. My happiest moments are – being at the beach with
I often wonder – why more people don’t take a chance my mum, I just can’t wipe the smile off my face. Some-
on a scared dog like me. All those years I met people, times I just can’t believe that I found her and how much
and they always wanted someone else. I had a hard life she loves me.
but once I knew I was safe and loved I became the best The food that makes me drool is – umm, just about
companion for my mummy, she tells me every day. anything. But most of all I love CHEESE. Once I stole a
My greatest achievement is – learning to trust men whole wheel of cheese when my mum was having a
again. You see, a bad man in my past was very unkind dinner party, it was pretty cheeky of me but now she
to me. So every time I see a man it brings back those always puts the cheese up so high! Oh man…
old memories and I get very scared. My mum is slowly I am so excited – that I have a whole new life. My
teaching me that some men can be very nice! I have advice to all my shelter buds (particularly the scared
met her dad and some men at her work who even give little ones) – never give up hope! Someone is out there
me treats and pats, and I enjoy it. for everybody.
My relationship with other dogs is – the best. I just On Valentine’s Day I will be – with my mum at work,
love each and every dog I meet – I think it has some- probably sporting a red bow or something (I actually
thing to do with being at the shelter for so long. I learnt really love to dress up – my mum gives me so much
how to get along with just about anybody! attention when I do).
I am so proud – of how much I have changed, I have Love is – possible for everybody – big, small, confident,
learnt so much in the past 2 years and know It’s only timid, ugly, cute – it doesn’t matter! It’s what's on the
going to get better. inside that counts.
Happy Valentine’s Day Mum...love, Seb
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Give a Dog a Bone,
Keep Kitty Happy
CHRISTMAS APPEAL 2017
What a fabulous outcome for the 2017 ‘Give a Dog a Bone
Keep Kitty Happy’ Christmas Appeal…..
21 Rescue Services and Community Organisations receiving toys, treats
and food from 29 Drop-Off Points. All of this coordinated with a team of
volunteers and the GADAB Crew, AND at little to no cost. I just can’t say
thank you enough to each and every one of you that helped me to get
this appeal off the ground again this year. Truly, for me, the best part is
knowing I was instrumental in ensuring so many of the animals in rescue
services and with owners on little income, including homeless people
with pets, did not miss out on Christmas Day. That, and that alone, spurs
me on to pull this appeal off each year.
Please go here to read a copy of 'Last Wag of the Tail' final Report
2017 to see photos of the appeal, read some testimonials and just soak
up the wonder and true essence of this appeal.
/2018/01/gadab-last-wag-of-the-tail-2017.pdf CLICK HERE
Founder and Coordinator, Give a Dog a Bone, Keep Kitty Happy
“ Doggie Rescue is delighted with the gifts for our kitties and dogs at
Christmas time. It is so nice to see how many people care about the not
so fortunate animals. It is a wonderful project. Thanks Nicola!” Monika
In April 2007 we adopted COLORADO through Monika's POSTCARD!
Doggie Rescue. He became DIXIE & took up residence in
beautiful Gerringong on the NSW South Coast.
We thought you would like to know what a wonderful life he is
enjoying now nearly 11 years later - aged nearly 14. He is
dressed for his doggy Christmas party with about 50 other well
behaved 4 legged friends & their happy humans. Dixie is
acknowledged as the Grand Master of the Headland! He attends
a weekly church service at the local retirement village and
brings a smile to residents’ faces when he visits with them. Hello
Dixie is the official welcomer to our street & seems to have from Dixie
a way of inviting people to call in as they pass by.
Dixie survived cancer 3 years ago & has done really well since.
He is so loved by everyone, especially us and is the best gift we
could have been given. Thank you Monika & all your wonderful
helpers, this is a great success story. Helen & Maryellen & Dixie
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GIVEN UP ON LOVE? PERHAPS, YOU ARE LOOKING IN THE WRONG PLACE….
I’LL SMOTHER YOU IN KISSES I’M NOT TOO OLD TO LOVE…. YOU & ME...IT’S MEANT TO BE!!!
Jethro Labrador x Mastiff 12mths Peach Poodle x 13yrs 6kgs Male Cosmo Bull Arab x Cattle 2yrs Male
36kgs Male Sponsor: “Just ’cause Sponsor: “In loving memory of Sponsor: “I may be big but I’m a
you’re a good boy!” Jane & Romeo Connor & Polly!” The Browns sweet baby.” Kylee, Brenda & Daisy
CAN YOU TEACH ME ABOUT LOVE? OH BABY, YOU COULD WIN ME! I’M YOUNG & AVAILABLE. Text me.
Nelson Cattle x 3yrs 15kgs Male Percy Mastiff x 8yrs 31kgs Male Rory Kelpie x 11mths 20kgs
Sponsor: “In loving memory of Sponsor: “For the lovely Lily & the Female Sponsor: “In loving memory
Minnie!” Marika Camilleri of Poppy & Evie & for Sam!” Brenda
joyous Jenna!” Lisa Kane
MY BROKEN HEART NEEDS MENDING I’D LOVE YOU FUR-EVER…. ARE YOU READY TO GET SIR-I-US?
Rani Poodle x 8-10yrs Female Sage Staffy x 3yrs Female Sirius Shar Pei x 9yrs 25kgs Male
Sponsor: “ In loving memory of Sponsor: “ In loving memory of Sponsor: “ May you find the home
Lucky!” Kevin Lynch Penny!” Stefanie of your dreams!” Tony Suters
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• NEED ADULT HOME adopt me THESE DOGS ARE NERVOUS/INTOLERANT OF KIDS
1. Dre Whippet x 3yrs Male Sponsor:“In loving memory of Rusty, Tasha & Sam!” Robert Nauta
2. Mia Foxy x 4yrs 12kgs Female Sponsor: “In loving memory of our Macy girl!” Susan Dorahy
3. Seamus Terrier x 5yrs 13.3kgs Male Sponsor: “In loving memory of Jessica!” Honey, Bonnie & Marti their Mum.
4. Douglas Kelpie x German Shepherd 6-7yrs Male Sponsor: “For my rescue dogs Nela & Tess!” Lorelei
5. Duncan Jack Russell x I/Greyhound 10yrs Male Sponsor:“ In loving memory of Elle!” Bill & Joan Collins
6. Quinn Jack Russell x 6yrs 9kgs Female Sponsor:“ In memory of my wonder dog Curtis!” Lee McKerracher
7. Dahlia Whippet x Staffy 12mths Female Sponsor: “ In loving memory of Linda!” Pat & Pee Wee Knorr
8. Dusty Kelpie x Corgi 4yrs 10.8kgs Male Sponsor:“For my Serbian rescue dogs Nela & Tess!” Lorelei Dowling
9. Bailey Jack Russell x Pug 4-5yrs 8.3kgs Male Sponsor: “ It’s in the giving that we receive!” Royce Milmlow
10. Taz Mini Pinscher x 7yrs 3kgs Male Sponsor: “ In loving memory of Sach Bailie” Kathryn
11. Angus Aussie Terrier x 5yrs 8.5kgs Male Sponsor:“Somewhere a loving home waits!” Lesley Cansdell & Titch
12. Snowy Chihuahua x 12yrs 3.5kgs Male Sponsor: “ In loving memory of Joey & Rosie!” Pat Broderick
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1. Django Kelpie x 10mths 20.8kgs Male Sponsor: “ Happy Valentine’s Day!” Love from Sylvia Raye
2. Matilda Kelpie x 5yrs Female Sponsor: “A loving forever family soon!” Janelle Wooldridge
3. Sally Cattle x Kelpie 2yrs 22.8kgs Female Sponsor: “She has so much love to give!” Inzie Bailie
4. Belle Mastiff x Shar Pei 18mths 23.4kgs Female Sponsor: “Hoping you find a family!” Patsy Wills
5. Olive Kelpie x Shar Pei 2yrs 15.7kgs Female Sponsor: “Just ‘cause you’ve been a good girl!” Jane & Romeo
6. Tasha Labrador x 3yrs Female Sponsor: The Students at the Sydney School of English
7. Dakota Cattle 2yrs 21kgs Female Sponsor: “ Thanks for sponsoring me Anna!” Nadir Guessoum
8. Sargeant Bull Arab x 12mths 34kgs Male Sponsor: “ In loving memory of Ralph, Floyd & Steffie!” Verena
9. Pumpkin Kelpie x 3yrs 20.5kgs Female Sponsor:“You have a sponsor now you are loved!” Fred & Annie Tse
10. Tegan Boxer x Bulldog 3yrs 27.2kgs Female Sponsor: “Sending you lots of love!” George Coleman
11. Jedi Shepherd x 5yrs16kgs Male Sponsor:“He’s a sweetie!” Yvonne, Marina & Jef, Easy Social Media
12. Mercedes Rottweiler x 6yrs 33.8kgs Female Sponsor: “In loving memory of Lucky, Bunny &Yellow!” E.Lin
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DO THESE LOOK LIKE PETS
EACH PET BELOW HAS BEEN OVERLOOKED FOR DIFFERENT REASONS
KHALEESI MARLEY BRUCE
Hearing Medical Needs time
impairment CLICK HERE condition
Bruce is calm & affectionate but
Khaleesi is a happy, active girl Marley has occasional seizures needs time to trust & know you.
who enjoys cuddles and to play. and is on inexpensive meds.
JAMIE ALBIE JASON
Special Large Age
needs—blind size related
Jamie is a quiet boy who Albie is a happy, active boy but Jason is an affectionate, loyal
deserves a bit of spoiling. passed by due to his large size. boy. Social with other dogs.
Khaleesi Staffy x 1yr 12.7kgs Female Sponsor: “ It’s in the giving that we receive!” Royce Milmlow
Marley Staffy x 5yrs 26kgs Male Sponsor: “ In loving memory of Elle!” Bill & Joan Collins
Bruce Mini Pinscher 11yrs 9kgs Male Sponsor:“In loving memory of Sybil & Jed, 2 strays!”Janet & Richard
Jamie Jack Russell 6yrs 8kgs Male Sponsor: “ Sending you love on Valentine’s Day!” Freddi Martin
Albie Bull Arab x 1yr 29.9kgs Male Sponsor: “ I hope you find your perfect match!” Lesley Cansdell & Titch
Jason Lhasa Apso 13yrs 7.7kgs Male Sponsor: “ In loving memory of Jakkson & Jack!” Gina Carovigno
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LOVE IS BEING
OWNED BY A STAFFY
Meet 12 adorable Staffy crosses….
1. Ranger Staffy x 2yr s 22kgs Male Sponsor: “ I hope you find a new Mummy soon!” Julie McCann
2. Xena Staffy x 9yr s Female Sponsor: “A forever & ever home very soon!” Christin Schaller
3. Heather Labr ador x Staffy 9yr s 26kgs Female Sponsor: “This sponsorship is my gift to you!” Jeff
4. Romeo Staffy x 1yr 17kgs Male Sponsor: “To help him find a home as good as Napoleon’s!” Jackson
5. Raven Staffy x 5-6yr s 21kgs Female Sponsor: “Just ‘cause you’re a very good girl!” Jane & Romeo
6. Neo Am Staff 4yr s 25kgs Male Sponsor: Iglu is happy to help our f urry f riends have a 2nd chance at life
7. Angel English Staffy x 2yr s 14.2kgs Female Sponsor: Iglu helping our furry f riends have a 2nd chance at life.
8. Athena Staffy x Kelpie 4yr s 25.5kgs Female Sponsor: “In loving memory of Otto & ex DR doggie Rohan! ” Gail
9. Sam Staffy x Beagle 3yr s Male Sponsor: “With love & hugs from Shona & Narice!”
10. Lexi Staffy x 6mths Female Sponsor: “In loving memory of Penny & Lucy!” Hannah
11. Maple Staffy x 4yr s 24.1kgs Female Sponsor: “From our family of 2 dogs!” Lisa & Greg
12. Casper Staffy x Jack Russell 2yr s 12.4kgs Male Sponsor: With lots of love from Ruth Wall
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1. Rex Schnauzer x 3yr s 9kgs Male Sponsor: “ A loving home is coming!” Lesley Cansdell & Titch the cat
2. Jax Labr ador x B/Collie 5yr s 17.5kgs Male Sponsor:“A faithful f riend4ever!” W endy McCathie
3. Floyd Pug x 3yr s 14kgs Male Sponsor: “In loving memory of our dogs Ricky, Pepe & Cindy!” Malki & Chandra
4. Spud Foxy x 3yr s 7.2kgs Male Sponsor: “In loving memory of Bessy Irvine!” Janiece
5. Zack Dachshund x 2-3yr s Male Sponsor: Iglu is happy to help our furry friends have a 2nd chance at life.
6. Zoe Kelpie x 2yr s Female Sponsor: Iglu is happy to help our furry friends have a 2nd chance at life
7. Luna Ir ish Wolfhound x 12mths Female Sponsor: Sending you lots of love from Susan Cassidy
8. Keith Foxy x 9yr s 8.6kgs Male Sponsor: “ Wishing you a very happy 47th birthday Ray!” Nila Sudiarta
9. Tar a Mastiff x Wolfhound 2yr s 40.1kgsFemale Sponsor: “Sending you love!” Jane & her f ur kids
10. Tabitha Labr ador x Border Collie 5yr s 17kgs Female Sponsor: Lots of love from Denise Bartlett
11. Gemma Kelpie x 2yr s 12.7kgs Female Sponsor :“In loving memory of Jess & Jody!” Michele & Steve Tamassy
12. Par is Foxy x 6-7yr s Female Sponsor: “In loving memory of Ian, Muffin & Tia!” Kathryn & Paul
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1. Fifi Mini Dachshund x 11mths Female Sponsor: “ For our rainbow bridge mob!” Colleen & Ron
2. Tess Maltese 11yr s 2.7kgs Female Sponsor: “In loving memory of my dear Sam!” Valerie Rodgers
3. CiCi Chihuahua x 12wks Female Sponsor: “ Wishing CiCi a happy Valentine’s Day!” Hughie Wray
4. Clancy Chihuahua x 12wks Male Sponsor: “In loving memory of Pebbles, who was special!” Sigrid
5. Ash Labr ador x 6yr s 23.3kgs Male Sponsor: “In loving memory of Pepe! ” Malki & Chandra
6. Ziggy German Shor thair ed Pointer 3-4yr s 30kgs Male Sponsor: “ In loving memory of Elle!” Malki & Chandra
7. Maple Staffy x 4yr s 24.1kgs Female Sponsor: “From our family of 2 dogs!” Lisa & Greg
8. Madden Spitz x Maltese 16yr s 8.9kgs Male Sponsor: “In loving memory of Heidi & Libby!” Judith Lynch
9. Nancy Staffy x Koolie 9wks Female Sponsor:“ We hope you find a family soon!” Rachel & Andrew
10. Quentin Pomer anian x 10yr s 9.3kgs Male Sponsor: “In loving memory of Sach Baille!” Kathryn Baille
11. Wallace Maltese x 4yr s Male Sponsor: “ In loving memory of Chip & Blossom!” from Alan & Tina
12. Alfie Foxy x 1-2yr s Male Sponsor: “ In loving memory of Sheba!” Louise Dowd
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“ Happy 1st Gotcha Day Noel, we have loved every minute since we
adopted him, thank you so much Monika’s DoggieRescue for saving
Noel and all his friends …” Aoife Yofi
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Curtis!” Lee McKerracher
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There are a huge
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