ADDRESS : 2 Mc Cowan Rd, Cnr. Bloodwood Rd, INGLESIDE. 2101 SHNEOLTKEIRLL
OPEN: 10am-5pm Tuesday-Sunday
ADOPTIONS: DOGS 11,477
FEATURE PAGES ALADDIN IS PACKED &
ON POUND DOGS READY TO GO! Meet him
CLICK HERE! & his friends on pages 8 & 9
Is your favourite
OVER 100 DOGS FEATURED IN THIS
OUR FOSTER CARE SPECIAL EDITION
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DoggieRescue.com FROM MY
Magazine By Monika Biernacki
doggies & many
cats & kittens...
Feature Articles: Published
DOGGIERESCUE 2016 CALENDAR 4-5
Order your copy now...
IS RESCUE YOUR FAVOURITE BREED? Four 8-9 A POUND DOG WAITS
DR doggies have packed their bags ready to go
“ We are less than 2 months away from
Meet DoggieRescue’s YOUNG VOLUNTEERS. 10-11 Christmas and the pounds are filling and
Be amazed by their commitment and dedication
daily we hear the desperate pleas for
5 MINUTES WITH: Ceallai & Barnaby - DR 14 help.” Monika
Dog Trainer Ceallai & one of her favorite dogs
SQUIRTLE—The dog who loves to play but 19
even that can cause him to be bruised... We are less than two months away from Christmas,
and the pounds are filling, and daily we hear the
FOSTER CARE Read our special 8 page section 21-28 desperate pleas for help. This month we focus on
on foster care and what a huge difference it makes fostering as a means to help more dogs. Our
magazine gives testimonials from people who have
POUND DOGS WAITING— Click here for the 42-45 been through the fostering process and know
special section on pound dogs! 46-52 first hand what it is all about. Nikki (p22-p23)shares
some of her experiences and is willing to chat with
DOGGIERESCUE.COM RESCUING CATS - anyone who is thinking about following in her
Click here for the section on cats and kittens! footsteps. It is an opportunity not to be missed!
Every month: Other carers talk about their experiences and
successes with Staffies as well as older dogs. Sue,
FROM MY DESK by Monika Biernacki 2-3 who has taken a number of mature foster dogs
12-13 shares some of her insights. (p27)
Doggie Rescue UNLEASHED &
DANGEROUS By Roland Briefrel 33 Subscribe to our magazine online!!!
Cartoons by Ryley Miller
UP CLOSE & PERSONAL—
Featuring Lonrho Piper
Email: [email protected]
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We have all sorts of dogs for here at Doggiewood.
fostering, from those that Read more about it in the
are sweet and easy and just next issue!
need a little toilet training
and basic manners, through We are all working hard
to dogs who are looking for getting these calendars
someone to hold their paw dispatched for Christmas
and walk with them on a and if we are successful
journey. The dogs we have at selling them all, it
for fostering are as varied as means we have $60,000
the people who help us. toward the care of our
However, the foster carers pets as every aspect of
have two things in common work put into these
– long term commitment calendars has been
and compassion, essential pro-bono. Come and
ingredients for success. help us on our mission!
Roland’s article “Eyes wide The Central Coast Ladies
shut” challenges you to take Knitting Group have
a stance and make a again worked tirelessly
difference. What better way throughout the year and
than by saving one life and raised just over $7,000
give him a nurturing for our abandoned dogs
environment to grow? and cats. Their work is
amazing and their
Kitty our mature Pug X girl beautiful coat range
pictured with me is just one looking for a foster home. changes each year. (see article on p16)
Kitty is an easy girl who would suit most quiet families.
She is super social with other dogs and would suit Our Petbarn BBQ’s have become another important
full-time workers, even in an apartment environment. fundraiser for us with our proficient BBQers and talented
Being a little Pug X, she loves her food! sales teams! Thank you Nat and your teams for your
support and enthusiasm!
To help save more lives, DoggieRescue has just
launched its 2016 calendar, our major fundraiser for the Let’s join together and help a few more dogs and cats in
year. It has coincided with Halloween where many of need and demonstrate that we care. What better way is
our friends enjoyed a spooktacular and scary event there to change the thinking of society than by example.
SEE MONIKA FEATURED ON SUNRISE — CLICK HERE!!!
dog & cat store
DoggieRescue would like to thank PetO
for their huge donation of goods:)
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V FICTION: Finally I am
O fulfilling my dream to
L 1. Pigs can fly become a unicorn
U 2. Money grows on trees
N 3. The underwater city of Atlantis
E FACT: Click here for
E more photos
R 1. DoggieRescue needs more
Volunteer feeders PS: Unicorns are real - nobody can tell me they aren’t!!
2. Feeders go onto a roster
3. Once a week, or once a month,
all help is valued
4. You need to be able to bend
Email DoggieRescue if you can
help [email protected]
Sylvester (above) Mini Foxy x 8yrs Male Sponsor:
“ He would be perfect for anyone with a heart!”Beth
Where is DoggieWood?
Ingleside Shelter is located at :
2 McCowan Rd, Cnr of Bloodwood Rd,
Open 10am — 5pm from Tuesday to Sunday
Look at what we won!!!!! Hello from Kitty….
Pug x Foxy 12yrs 5.4kgs
DoggieRescue won an ‘ADOPT ME’ Female Sponsor: “In memory
vest from My Crafty Dog. Thank you to of dear Fantasia!” Emma Curtin
everyone for voting! For more details
MyCraftyDog Thank you to everyone
Dogs/Cats have found
homes this month?
• Peppers, Cocoa, Adam, Glinda,
Tugboat, Samantha, Lemonade,
Norman, Kenny, Buzz, Dorothy,
Buddy Kelpie x 1yr 10.4kgs Male Riki, Bodrik, Daisy, MJ & Willow,
Sponsor: “ Big hugs to a sweet Sasha, Ted, Benny, Pumpkin,
boy!” love from Gail & Nelson Sabrina & Maple
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In memory of a Leave a Legacy of Love
gentle man who
very saddened to hear
of the recent passing
of David Holderness.
David was a dog lover and really loved the work
that Monika and her team does in rescuing so many
unwanted dogs. David nominated DoggieRescue as
a beneficiary in his will. DoggieRescue is so grateful
to have touched David is such a way that he wanted
to help us to continue rescuing dogs in need.
Pictured is David above and below his two beloved
dogs, Phoebe and Maggie.
Because you will always care.
Please remember DoggieRescue in your Will.
Send or call for your free brochure about leaving a
gift in your Will.
DoggieRescue has Mr/Mrs/Ms/Other
gone ELECTRONIC! First name
All the pictures, stories & doggies
you love are just a CLICK AWAY… Address
If you would like to receive a copy of our E-Mag Post code
every month please send your details to the below
email address: [email protected] Telephone
A COST SAVING way to help us to continue our Please return to:
life saving work by spreading the word — send DoggieRescue,
our link out to ALL your dog loving friends! 8 Chiltern Road,
INGLESIDE. NSW. 2101
Or call 9486-3133
www.DoggieRescue.com Thank you
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“ Rescue animals are not 1.
broken, they’ve simply
experienced more life than
If we were human we would be called wise. We are Click here for
the ones with tales to tell and stories to write, the more photos
ones dealt a bad hand who responded with courage.
OUR BAGS ARE PACKED & WE ARE
WAITING, DON’T PASS US BY —
ADOPT US BECAUSE WE NEED YOU.
Help to rescue. Donate. Volunteer. Foster. Adopt.
Everyone can do something to help save a life!!!
2. CLICK HERE 1. Rex Schnauzer x Terrier 1yr
for video! 9-10kgs Male A lively, affectionate
Click here for boy who is social with other dogs
more photos and enjoys cuddles and can be
picked up by strangers. He licks
walkers faces and enjoys attention.
Sponsor: “ I’m on the trail of a loving
forever home!” Lyb Semple
2. Aladdin Jack Russell x 2yrs
8kgs Male A lively boy who is social
with other dogs and likes to play tug.
He would be ideal for an adult family.
Sponsor:“Just ‘cause you’re such a
very good boy!” Jane & Romeo
“ Giving ONE rescue
dog a home will
not change the world -
but for that ONE rescue
dog their world will
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CLICK HERE O
for video! P
Click here for
more photos O
4. 3. Terry Australian Terrier x Jack
Russell 6yrs 5.2kgs Male A F
Click here for sweet affectionate boy who O
more photos loves being with people. He has S
lots of energy and loves playing. T
Terry is not used to be taken on E
walks so needs someone with R
patience to show him the ropes.
Sponsor: “ To help him to find a A
home as loving as Napoleon’s!”
4. Maggie Red Cattle Dog x 11yrs S
21.4kgs Female Maggie is a C
lovely, affectionate & gentle girl. U
She walks on loose lead and E
ignores passing cars and other
dogs. She enjoys being patted, D
will sit on command. Sponsor: O
“ A gift from our beloved G
Maxwell!” Robert & Chris
For more details please
call us on 9486-3133 L
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MEET DOGGIE RESCUE’S YOUNG DoggieRescue is incredibly grateful for the support and dedication
of our many young volunteers who make a real difference at Doggie
Rescue in a variety of ways. Below are some of their stories...
Will Gorman chose to support
Monika’s DoggieRescue as he
thought it was terrible for a dog to
not have a home and so he wanted
to try and help. Last year Will took
part in the Spring Cycle and raised
$3,700 for DoggieRescue. Will also
built a beautiful dog kennel that was
auctioned at the Woofmas in July
trivia night, raising $145 for the DR
doggies. Will was to do the cycle
again in October but an accident in
training resulted in a fractured wrist.
Despite not competing Will still
raised nearly $3,000. Amazing:)
Jackson Perri volunteers at
DoggieRescue and loves to help
train and give affection to all the
dogs. Jackson is often seen
teaching the dogs to sit, shake
hands & high five and a little
training helps a dog find a home
so Jackson’s job is a vital one -
besides, all the dogs love him.
Jackson says “It’s great to have a
dog as your best friend and if you
adopt a dog, I tell you, you better
be good to them because no
matter what they’re always going
to be there for you!”
Juliette Byak recently raised Sofia Tuitahi recently dedicated her
$1,170 through selling chocolates birthday to DoggieRescue and raised
and also a home fundraising event. over $1,200! We asked Sofia why she
Juliette says “Monika’s Doggie likes to support DoggieRescue – Sofia
Rescue is absolutely amazing with said “ I just like doing it. It is so nice to
what they do, the difference they spend time with the dogs. They’re all
make and the effort they put in. I am really different but so much fun. I think
so happy to now be involved with it’s important too. They need to find
DoggieRescue and encourage families and need to be used to kids.
everyone to do the same” Juliette If I can help them to get use to walking
supports DoggieRescue as she with kids, being patted and having
loves that DoggieRescue has a ‘no- cuddles, it might help them find their
kill policy’ and she knows that the forever family”.
money will go to all the right places.
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Joshua, Lucas, Mike, Alex, Ryan and Lucy Davies is Doggie
Ben from KNOX year 5 took part in the Rescue’s official child
KNOX Compassion in Action Project which friendly testing dog! Lucy
raised $1,327 for DoggieRescue through loves meeting the new
selling DoggieRescue merchandise to dogs and the testing is
local residents and at their local dog parks. done under stringent safety
Also, they had a stand at their local conditions with Hannah the
shopping centre to raise awareness for Kennel Manager. Lucy
DoggieRescue. These boys were keen to says “I love being with the
support DoggieRescue due to the fabulous dogs and making sure that
volunteer based set up, the fact that this the new dogs like kids
is a ‘no kill’ shelter and because Doggie means that more dogs get
Rescue has to raise all its own funds as adopted and that’s really
it receives no government funding. good for DoggieRescue”.
Lucy is pictured Are you under 18 and
with Hannah DR keen to help out at
Kennel Manager Doggie Rescue?
• Spread the word about
DoggieRescue to your
friends and family;
• Hold a fundraising event
or participate in a fund-
raising activity to help
raise much needed funds;
• Come to DoggieRescue
with your parents to walk
and cuddle dogs.
It does not matter what your age is if you have compassion, a little time and a caring heart YOU can help. As
you can see there are many different ways that these amazing young people have changed the lives of the
doggies at DoggieRescue. The rewards? Perhaps a little lick. Or the many tails that wag with happiness
when they see you. Or perhaps just knowing that YOU have made a difference! What a great feeling:)
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FEATURE ARTICLE: DOGGIERESCUE UNLEASHED AND DANGEROUS
“How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before
starting to improve the world.” Anne Frank
EYES WIDE SHUT, OR Roland Briefrel with thanks to
IS THAT OPTIMISM? Sam Be Brito for the appropriation.
With 2015 rapidly coming to an end it has dawned on me that issues of animal welfare have once again, seemingly,
taken a back seat. A cursory glance through the year around the world is sufficient to demonstrate this – think of
Cecil the lion, as merely one appalling example. Of course, there are the numerous organisations like Doggie
Rescue.com (now amazingly including cats!!) who successfully toil away tirelessly in support of animal welfare. Just
how many Monika Biernacki’s do we need to clone around the world? Yet it appears to be the case that for most of
humanity we survive existence by shutting our eyes to the cruelty we continue to inflict on animals.
Cartoons by Ryley Miller
The writer Thomas Ligotti once described optimism as that human rights and happiness are “self-evident truths”
the “undeclared policy of human culture-one that grew rather than stuff we have made up so that we can feel
out of our animal instincts to survive and reproduce- better about actually being little more than particles in
rather than any articulated body of thought. It is the flux. Further, the level of human optimism is so far out of
default condition of our blood”. Ligotti, together with control that how else could every generation tell itself
philosopher Peter Zapffe, remind us that humans get on that they live at the best time in history?
with it through an unremitting “zombification” of our
actions that effectively distracts us from “the brother- A glance backward proves that the citizens of recent
hood of suffering between everything alive”. decades, not to mention past centuries and millennia,
were almost always completely unaware of their
Of course all of this will be very negative for us Sydney ignorance, prejudices, cruelty and superstition. One
centric First World types who have convinced ourselves needs to look no further than the fact that at some point
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in human history, child abuse was considered to be To survive, however, to deal with the absurdity of
discipline and that racism, sexism, domestic violence and being just a slowly putrefying mass of meat atop a
The White Australia Policy were all considered to be a skeleton, on an atom of clay in an empty universe,
bloody good idea. Therefore, we should not kid ourselves most of us do the opposite of what makes us uniquely
that we are not equally blind to our current human; we think less.
misapprehensions surrounding animal welfare.
How else do we explain the inherent refusal to deal
Yet, in spite of our treatment of other sentient beings on with the following issues in a world where we all
this planet and the possibility that history might just judge consider ourselves to be thinking, caring, supportive
us negatively, Sam de Brito points out that: “one does not and enlightened?
have to venture too far into humanity to find an immensity
of suffering, let alone consider the vast, historically • Factory farming;
unprecedented misery caused by our brutalisation of the
animal kingdom. Fifty billion animals die every year to • Live animal exports;
feed us, the majority suffering in alien conditions to which
we are completely indifferent”. • The killing of baby calves as
• Puppy factories;
• Live baiting of greyhounds;
• Battery hen, sheep and pig farming;
• Approved game hunting for alleged
conservation purposes where in order to
save an endangered species you allow it
to be killed.
Perhaps the answer lies in what Zapffe the
philosopher has suggested: "People learn to save
themselves by artificially limiting the content of
consciousness". So we deny the "cosmic panic" we
felt as kids when we looked up at the infinity of the
night sky or down at the troubling demise of our dead
pet. We ignore the suffering in our midst, in Nauruan
refugee camps or outback indigenous settlements or
the unyielding horror story of how our food is
Still, one need not be a refugee or a factory-farmed pig to We distract ourselves with family, with friends,
suffer. The multitudes of self-helpers, drunks, drug addicts careers, newspapers, politics, pool parties, iPhones,
and faithful attest to this. Few are the chanters of mantras tablets and other ingenious technology. We put on a
and affirmations who do not suffer deeply in their search brave face, put on the television or stream Netflix or
for "meaning". Stan. We practise optimism which is increasingly
bloviated and unconscionable.
Meaning is all for humans, yet the oldest meaning,
the question at the heart of it all – "Why are we here?" – It is through this optimism that somehow we seem to
has been demanded of nature for millennia and nature's be certain that we will not be judged, like we now do
response has always been the same: silence. Nature our forebears for their ignorance and callousness. For
"performed a miracle with man", Zapffe writes, giving us me, I think it is merely humanity just having its eyes
the consciousness to ask a question it refuses to answer. wide shut on animal welfare.
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CLICK HERE for video
MEET BARNABY • Breed: Foxy x Cattle Dog Age: 11 years Sex: Male Weight: 8kgs
We ask DoggieRescue dog trainer Ceallai about one of Has Barnaby had any training? Barnaby is social with
her favourite DR doggies, the gentle Barnaby…. dogs and is in a social group with 4 other dog pals at the
shelter but was reactive on lead when he saw other
What is Barnaby like? Barnaby is a sweet natured, dogs while he was on a lead. Not being able to get to
easy going and friendly boy. He enjoys the company of them to say hello caused him to become frustrated & to
kids and is a gentle old man. When he gets to know you bark at them. He has had training to stop this behaviour
he gives you the softest little kisses. He is very smart & he really loves his training sessions and learns fast.
and he acts a lot younger than his age.
What sort of a home would suit Barnaby? Barnaby
Barnaby’s greatest loves are? He loves going for walks would suit a home where he can go for regular walks &
and going to the off leash dog park where he can run sit on the lounge and hang out with his family. He is such
around, meet new friends and sniff the yummie smells. a sweet boy who just needs someone to give him a
He also loves treats, learning new tricks & cuddles. chance for his lovely personality to shine through.
For more details about Barnaby please call 9486-3133 Sponsor:“In loving memory of Scruffy!” Barbara Morrison
DoggieRescue.com wishes to acknowledge the assistance given by:
Virbac Animal Health Australia
361 Horsley Road,
MILPERRA. NSW. 2214
Free call: 1800 009 847 Ph.(02)9772-9772
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DOGGIERESCUE EVENTS CALENDAR FOR NOVEMBER, 2015
7-Nov-15 Garage Sale 9am-2pm 16B Northcote Support DoggieRescue by purchasing a 2016
Rd, Hornsby DoggieRescue Calendar at any of these
venues listed or buy a 2016 DoggieRescue
7-Nov-15 Petbarn 10am-3pm Alexandria Calendar direct by clicking on this link…
7-Nov-15 Alexandria http://www.doggierescue.com/merch.htm
14-Nov-15 10am-3pm Chatswood
14-Nov-15 Petbarn Mikey Toy Poodle x Maltese 12yrs 2.7kgs Male
Chatswood 10am-3pm Alexandria Sponsor: With love from Tilly, Jasper & Karen
Petbarn 10am-3pm Chatswood
21-Nov-15 Pup N’Pussy 10am-3pm Surry Hills
21-Nov-15 Avalon 9am - 4pm Avalon Beach
21-Nov-15 Market Day 10am-3pm Alexandria
Petbarn 10am-3pm Alexandria
Alexandria 10am-3pm Chatswood
DOGGY DAY SPA
“ Do it yourself ”
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KNIT ONE….. PURL ONE….. SAVE ONE!!!
It is with pleasure that we can announce that the amazing Central Coast
Ladies Knitting Group (and one gent) have again supported DoggieRescue...
Money raised this year alone - $7,109.40…... which is just FANTASTIC!!
I am EXTREMELY proud of the commitment and dedication of my Central Coast
Knitting Team! Sadly a very special friend of ours, Patty Stuart who always supported our
efforts, has passed away and is very much missed by us all. Right now we are busily knitting
to re build our stocks ready for the coming 2016 season.
DoggieRescue would like to thank Lake Haven Shopping Centre and Bay Village at Bateau Bay.
Through the generosity of these Centre Managements and their patrons the amounts raised were
achieved! Yours sincerely, Teena Wratten, Central Coast Knitting Team
“Thank you so much for such an amazing effort. We really appreciate all your team
are doing. Indeed knitting is something of a dying “trade” amongst our young people
and that our mature ladies do so well! Thank you from all our doggies for all your
amazing commitment and your co-ordination.” Monika
“Doreen with Topsy” “ Teena & Fred Wratten with Monika! ” “ Model Kodak ”
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FEATURING 12 LONG TERM DOGGIES
ADOPT ME PLEASE!!!
1 2 34
5 6 78
9 10 11 12 Click for
1. Bryson Jack Russell x 2yrs 6.3kgs Male Sponsor: “ In memory of our Ebony!” Melissa, Honey & Charlotte
2. Joey Kelpie x Foxy 5yrs 8.2kgs Male Sponsor: “ In loving memory of our girl Lily Biesler! ” Greg & Amy
3. Rossco Jack Russell x 6yrs 6kgs Male Sponsor: “ In loving memory of Rusty & Natasha!” Barry & Jessica
4. Mr.Spok Mini Foxy 8yrs Male Sponsor: “ In loving memory of Pepe & Cindy!” Malki & Chandra
5. Franzina Terrier x 7-8yrs 5.2kgs Female Sponsor: “In loving memory of my friend Salvatore (Sam).” Antoinette
6. Cookie 3 Italian Greyhound x 6yrs 6kgs Male Sponsor: “In loving memory of Tia & Ian!” Kathryn, Paul & Muffin
7. Cole Border Terrier x 4yrs 6kgs Male Sponsor: “He needs kindness, love and a little time!” Janice, Volunteer
8. Dusty Kelpie x Corgi 3yrs 10.8kgs Male Sponsor:“ For my Serbian rescue dogs Nela & Tess!” Lorelei Dowling
9. Roxy Staffy x 5yrs 26kgs Female Sponsor:“ In loving memory of Jessica!” Honey, Bonnie & Marti their Mum
10. Dezzy Maltese x Shih Tzu 3yrs 5.6kgs Male Sponsor: “To find the forever home you deserve!” Ros Hadley
11. Angus Aussie Terrier x 5yrs 8kgs Male Sponsor: “ I hope you find a kind and loving family!” Lesley Cansdell
12. Bubbles Jack Russell x 6yrs 8kgs Male Sponsor: “ For my Serbian rescue dogs Nela & Tess!” Lorelei Dowling
DoggieRescue has over 200 homeless doggies available for adoption from puppies of 5mths
through to 17 years. If you cannot commit to adoption- perhaps FOSTER CARE? Please help!
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THE DOG WHO LOVES TO PLAY
Jack Russell x
3-4yrs 5.6kgs Male
Squirtle came to us as a puppy and he is now going on
to 3.5 years. He only knows our shelter as home. When
he was desexed we noticed that it was hard to stop the
bleeding post-surgery. After a number of tests he was
diagnosed with haemophilia. His cleft palette is another
indicator of his issue.
Squirtle is a happy playful boy who loves everybody Click here for
and is great with kids. He is super social with other more photos
dogs and loves playing. Squirtle acts like a normal dog
– he does not know anything is different. We, as his TO SEE VIDEO
carers just need to keep him safe from bruising which CLICK HERE
means boisterous / rough activity needs to be avoided.
We had Squirtle’s blood tested at Melbourne University au/squirtle-the-dog-who-loves-to-play
which confirms that he has a genuine blood clotting
problem- he is Factor V111 deficient . This makes him a When this is not happening he is the happiest of dogs
classic haemophiliac. Our vets say he can live a normal who plays with soft gentle dogs and his dream is to find a
life but it would always be handy to have some fresh family who will take him in their arms love him. Sponsor:
frozen plasma around as this contains a lot of the factor “ Hope you find a special family soon!” Rachael & Andrew
V111 clotting chemical that he would need. Our vets
have this at hand if there is ever a need. A minor bruise
for him could be a very substantial problem and cause
excessive bleeding. We also need to be beware of nail
clips…not worth the risk of a bleed!
Giving up is always LAST MONTHS FEATURED PET GILES -
an option but never
my choice! Giles has been going for weekly Chemotherapy treatment with
regular bloods to watch his progress. In week 6 of treatment
Sponsor: “Keep your chin up!” George Coleman Giles is in partial remission. The treatment continues over a 6
month period. 80% of dogs treated for lymphoma respond very
well and go into remission. Dogs with all good indicators often
survive well over 1.5 years. So far Giles is in this category.
Lymphoma is a very aggressive cancer - without treatment the
dog dies in 4-6 weeks. Giles is in good spirits although he is not
keen on the treatment. He eats well and enjoys life. It gives us
confidence we are doing the right thing by him. If you would like
to donate towards Giles’ treatments please click on this link
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TOO MANY ANIMALS - NOT ENOUGH HOMES!
A SPECIAL 8 PAGE LIFT OUT SECTION ON FOSTER CARE
RescueCat Project l CATOGRAPHY
VIDEO ON FOSTERING
VERY IMPORTANT PEOPLE NEEDED URGENTLY!
Monika’s DoggieRescue is urgently seeking some very special people - committed Foster Carers to help look after
abandoned dogs and cats! DoggieRescue is currently almost at full capacity and for the desperate animals waiting
on Death Row in pounds ( like the dog above ) that means less chance of being rescued. Fostering a dog or cat for
DoggieRescue is not for everyone, which makes the right people hard to find. DoggieRescue can SAVE MORE but
only with the help of some special people with COMMITMENT, EMPATHY, PATIENCE and lots of LOVE to give.
Do you have what it takes? To be a Doggie Rescue Foster Carer, you need to provide a loving home until their
forever home is found. Committing to a dog/cat until they are adopted means we can rescue another animals life
from a Kill Pound in their place. Before you consider becoming a carer it is important to make sure that you can
make the commitment. For these abandoned pets, who have been so let down by humans in the past, to be placed
into a home only to be returned a few weeks later can have a devastating effect. “It is important to think this through,
maybe come and meet a few dogs/cats before taking one home. You will have a Foster Care Co-Ordinator to help
you with any issues but it is not something to be done on the spur of the moment, much as we love to see the dogs/
cats go home with caring families. No matter how many foster carers we have...it is never enough!” says Monika
In our special ‘FOSTER EDITION’ of DoggieRescue Magazine we will share stories from some of
our foster carers and showcase some dogs who would greatly benefit from a loving foster home.
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TRULY IS A LIFE
By Nikki Steadman DR Foster Care Co-ordinator
I've been fostering for Doggie Rescue since 2008 and
remember each foster doggie (and there have been a lot)
with a smile and a tear. A smile as each of them brought so
much laughter and light to our house and a tear because
it is never easy saying goodbye. With that in mind, there is
still nothing more rewarding than knowing that I have been
able to help a little soul that needed some respite,
rehabilitation or an extra hand along the way in their
journey of finding a forever home.
I often get asked ''how can you foster and give them up?"
or am told "I could never do that'' or '' I would get too
attached''. You know what? You will get attached! And it's
not easy! Many times tears have streamed down my face
as a foster dog has left my home or as I have driven away
after dropping them off at their new family. BUT IT'S STILL
These doggies are so very forgiving of all that they have Nikki with Benny a previous foster dog
been through and so very resilient. Whilst I might be sad to
let them go, when you see your foster doggie go to the right You know your foster dog better than anybody! These
home, all wiggly bottoms and smiles, you know your job is gorgeous little souls change once in a loving family
done and that the best possible outcome has occurred. environment. They open up, they get a brightness in
Also, some do not realise that as a foster carer you have their eyes and a renewed spring in their step. You get
'first right of refusal' on any potential new homes. to witness that and it's awesome!
FOSTERING HAS NUMEROUS BENEFITS FOR EVERYONE INVOLVED:
1. It saves adoptable dogs from death at an overcrowded shelter. The more doggies in foster care, the more
doggies Doggie Rescue can take from the pounds.
2. It removes dogs from the hectic shelter environment and gives them a happy home to live in (and be
trained) while they await their forever home. Some dogs do cope better with life in a shelter. I always ask
which doggies could best benefit from being in foster before choosing my next charge.
3. It gives the foster parent the benefits of having a pet without the long-term commitment (or gives their
current pet a playmate). Don't automatically exclude yourself from having a dog if you have cats. We have
always had cats at home whilst fostering dogs and it has never been a problem. Dogs and cats can and do
get along famously in most instances if introduced correctly.
4. It allows the foster family to learn the animal’s personality so they can help the forever family determine
whether it’s a good fit for them (animals don’t always behave like themselves in shelters—how would you
act in jail?).
5. It allows the foster family to screen applicants and ensure that the pet is going to a good home. As a foster
carer you do have first right of refusal. You know your foster dog better than anyone as you get to spend
24/7 with them in your home.
6. If you plan to adopt a dog or cat in the future, it gives the foster parent incredible insight into what they
do or don’t want in their own pet. Be it breed, sex, age, etc.
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“ I must admit that personally I am an absolute softie for the doggies that need some extra love. I was happy
to be asked to talk about the fostering experience in this edition of the Doggie Rescue Magazine. Nothing is
closer to my heart. If you can take on one of these special little souls, I promise you will not regret it.” Nikki
It’s very common for foster carers to end up adopting their charges.
I am guilty! Twice in fact! Both times it has been my teeny, tiny, little
old man doggies. Nelson and Scooter. Both were 13 when I initially
fostered them. Nelson was first. I had him for 2 glorious years before
he passed away at 15. I thought I knew so much, but he taught me
so much. Unconditional love is where it's at! Scooter is still with me.
He is a cheeky and spritely 16 now. That's him with his tongue out
looking every so comfy in my lap. He makes me laugh numerous
times per day and dazzles me with his acceptance of all that comes
his way. We joke at home every time the Comparethemarket Meerkat
ad comes on TV. Don't you think he looks like a little meerkat?
Now, as the Foster Care Co-ordinator at Doggie Rescue I am also always available to talk to anybody who is
interested in fostering. Below are eight DR doggie who would greatly benefit from the one on one attention a
foster home gives. If you have any questions, concerns or ANYTHING that you want to talk about with
respect to fostering, don't hesitate to email me at [email protected] or call me on 0410 641 871.
1. 2. video 3. 4.
5. 6. 7. 8.
1. Cleveland Corgi x Cattle 10yrs 12kgs Male Sponsor: “In loving memory of Ralph, Floyd & Steffie!” Verena
2. Button Wiry Terrier x 8yrs 8kgs Male Sponsor: “ A forever family very soon!” The Little Bluebird Craft Studio
3. Cheddar Tenterfield Terrier 8yrs 6kgs Male Sponsor: “Hoping if not a forever home then a foster!” Kerry Woods
4. Beethoven Bulldog x Cane Corso 2yrs Male Sponsor: With lots of love from The Neutral Bay School of Dance
5. Lily Chihuahua x 3yrs Female Sponsor:“In loving memory of Iceberg, who was very special!” Henny Sim
6. Bailey Jack Russell x Pug 1yr 8.3kgs Male Sponsor:“ It’s in giving that we receive! Good luck! ” Royce Milmlow
7. Ember Kelpie x Shepherd 1yr 18kgs Female Sponsor: From Rosemarie, Monica & Justine, with lots of love
8. Patch B/Collie x Cattle1yr 17kgs Male Sponsor:“In loving memory of Rusty & Natasha!” Barry & Jessica
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When she found her forever and
ever home with Kay & Jason.
On these two pages are some dogs that would benefit enormously from foster care and the
extra comforts of a home and the one on one attention that a loving foster home will bring....
1. Toto Wiry Terrier x 10yrs 12kgs 4. Marbles Chihuahua x Foxy 5yrs
Male Sponsor:“From ex DR doggies 5kgs Male Sponsor: “In loving
Kipling, Digby & Marlow!” Catherine memory of Ricky!” Malki & Chandra
3. Siska English Staffy x 10yrs
Female Sponsor: “ For my rescue
dogs Nela & Tess!” Lorelei Dowling
2. Justin Mini Foxy x 6yrs 7.8kgs For more information and a copy of 5. Shortcake Staffy x Cattle Dog
Male Sponsor: “ In loving memory the foster carer questionnaire form 2yrs 14.2kgs Female Sponsor: With
of Harry!” Malki & Chandra please call 9486-3133 or you can lots of love from Nicole Van du Gard
download the form which is available
on the DoggieRescue web site:
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WOULD YOU 6. & 7. Bert Chihuahua x 10yrs 7kgs 8. & 9. Kim (Daughter) Jack Russell x 9yrs
CONSIDER Male Angelique Mini Foxy x 6yrs 5kgs Female & Kath (Mother) Jack Russell x
FOSTERING 3kgs Female Sponsors: “ In loving 11yrs 6kgs Female Sponsors:“In loving memory
A BONDED PAIR memory of Frankie!” Abel Coelho & of Evie & Poppy & for Sam!” Brenda Harris &
OF DOGGIES? “Sending you love! ” Ruth Wall With love from Lesley Cansdell
10. Gina Maltese x 5yrs 4.1kgs Click for 13. Whiskey 8yrs Cairn Terrier x
Female Sponsor: “ Wishing you video 5kgs Male Sponsor:“Your sponsor
very good luck!” from P.Tew family loves you!” Fred & Annie Tse
12. Riley Foxy x 6yrs 9kgs Male
Sponsor: “ In loving memory of
Rusty, Tasha & Sam!” Robert Nauta
11. Quinn Jack Russell x Kelpie x PLEASE FOSTER 14. Yukki Mini Foxy x 3yrs 4.3kgs
5-6yrs 9.7kgs Female Sponsor: ME AND CHANGE Male Sponsor: “In loving memory of
“For my sweet Milo!” Diana Tang my Macy girl!” Susan Dorahy
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HOW A VERY SPECIAL FOSTER FAMILIY CHANGED HIS LIFE!
Does Crash really look like a
Fox? Click here to compare!
Sponsor: “ Just ‘cause he’s a
good boy!” Jane & Romeo
“If it were not for fostering, we would never
have gotten to spend time with this very
special and intelligent dog, and I'm forever
grateful to Monika’s for being gifted with this
very dear four-legged friend.” Gillian
Hello Readers, good looks, he would be homed We took Crash home a week after
quicker than the next Prime my 30th birthday.
Two years ago, I was scrolling Minister would be replaced.
through Monika’s collection of Crash has brought our new home to
dogs (to feed my fantasy of dog When my partner and I moved into life. He is still very nervous of new
ownership), and I was struck by our new home only a few months ago, situations and new people, but it
one particular little bundle of the dog itch got wild. We both wanted makes us feel all the more special
beauty. His name was Crash to share this new space with a goofy to be greeted home with his back
Bandicoot, and he looked like he fur ball. Our situation was unsure, end swinging from side to side in
was brought to life by sort of and our plans have long been to unfettered joy. Crash began on high
miniature dingo, mixed with the spend some time overseas. But there alert, but in just a very short time
seeds of a fox. His bright eyes was a solution to our predicament: has turned into a really playful,
were magnetic, his smile was FOSTERING .I was saddened, yet rambunctious little guy, who proudly
cheeky, and I was in love. But I secretly thrilled, that the little fox that wears his Batman bandana. He is
was not living in a suitable place, I fell in love with 2 years ago was so deserving of a forever home.
and I was sure, with those Elysian still at the shelter.
FOSTER CARE makes a HUGE difference to the quality of life for a Long Term dog - It not only gives
them ONE-ON-ONE attention but it gives them a loving FAMILY! For more details call 9486-3133
NOVEMBER 2015 DOGGIERESCUE.COM MAGAZINE 27
SUE CUNEO DoggieRescue Foster Mum
BECOME A DOGGIE RESCUE the spotlight
Of the many ways that you can help Doggie Rescue in Rose, Hayley & Butter
our efforts to save Sydney’s stray dogs, perhaps the most who I have fostered.
effective is to become a foster carer. We save as many
as we can and we do our very best for them, but the thing
they need the most is the extra care and attention of a
When a dog comes into rescue they are bewildered and
frightened. Eventually they respond to the kindness of our
helpers and start to feel safer, but they are still living an
institutionalised life. They are one of many and they accept
this and make themselves as contented as they can with
as much attention as we can give them, but it isn’t enough.
Dogs have evolved alongside us. They are social “ There are so many beautiful dogs at rescue waiting
animals that want to be part of a family more than anything for homes – some of them for a very long time.
else. Their first family has betrayed them, and now with Perhaps you can’t commit to adopting a dog, but you
sad but hopeful hearts they wait for someone to love them. can make such a difference to the life of a beautiful
They are so grateful for whatever attention given, but the animal that wants nothing more than a bit of home
ultimate gift is to give them a home environment. I have comfort and your company. It is a deeply rewarding
seen first hand the miracles that occur when a dog moves experience and one that you won’t regret!!!!” Sue
into a foster home. They start to relax and play; their health
improves; they start to feel happy; their personalities
emerge. I have fostered so many dogs myself, and am
privileged to share my life with 11 wonderful rescue dogs –
yes 11… it’s a dog lover’s dream life!!!
FOSTER ME Every dog deserves to be SPECIAL to SOMEONE...
1. Harold Terrier 10yrs 6.7kgs Male Sponsor: “ In loving memory of our dear little Elle!” from Joan & Bill Collins
2. Esther Mini Foxy x 12yrs 5kgs Female Sponsor:“In loving memory of Poppy & Evie & for Sam!” Brenda Harris
3. Ollie Maltese x Shih Tzu 8yrs 5.4kgs Male Sponsor:“ Wishing you lots of love & luck!” Lochie, Melinda & Brett
4. Harry Terrier x 6yrs 5.4kgs Male Sponsor: “ To give you a better chance of finding a 4ever home!” Joan & John
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FOR MORE DETAILS ON FOSTERING CALL 9486-3133
Or go to DoggieRescue’s web site http://www.doggierescue.com/fosteradog.htm
More pictures “ NEVILLE’S STORY ”
Maltese x 10yrs 4kgs Male
When you adopt a dog you might say to yourself
I’m waiting here at DoggieRescue “ I hope this dog lives a long, long time!” A bond
for you to come and see, of love is formed and continues to grow every day
of that dog’s life until it’s time to say goodbye.
The one that others have passed by, When you lose a much loved dog you feel like
please stop and look at me! you have an aching void inside. But knowing that
I’m not alone in my quest your pet was loved, that he or she lived a full,
to find myself a place, happy life makes the days bearable.
Where someone will have love for me But, what about old dogs who have not known love?
and gently stroke my face… Who have never felt that SPECIAL bond or the
I know I’m not the perfect gentle, loving touch. Old dogs who have lived their
dog in everyone's eye - lives and when they most needed care were simply
abandoned. They are not missed - they are just
But I have so much love to give… replaced. Who cries for them when they die?
PLEASE, please, don’t pass me by!!!
Neville’s life should have ended at the pound but the
staff took pity on him and he came to DoggieRescue.
He was just skin and bones and he looked like, and
was, unwanted, unloved - expendable. A dog who had
never, ever been loved or been special to anyone. Dr.
Dee says “ When Neville came from the pound he
needed to stay at The Cottage Animal Hospital for quite
some time. He had the worst mouth I had ever seen.
He was very underweight and also had a double
perineal hernia. After several surgeries Neville had all
of his teeth removed and his hernias repaired.”
Time passes, the rest of his life is passing. He is a
lovely, gentle boy but has not appealed to any anyone,
as yet. So he waits. Neville is old and he needs to
know what love feels like. Don’t let him live his whole
life without knowing the joy of a loving home or ever
being special, to anyone.
Sponsor: “ In loving memory of our dear
Connor & Polly!” The Browns
YOU CAN MAKE A HUGE DIFFERENCE TO ONE OLD DOG’S LIFE
To adopt Neville or any other of the many senior doggies waiting at DoggieRescue please call 9486-3133
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ADOPT ME! 12 GORGEOUS SENIOR DOGGIES appear on this page….
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9 10 11 12
THEY MAY BE A LITTLE OLDER BUT THEY STILL HAVE SO MUCH LOVE TO GIVE...
1. Basil Maltese x 12yrs Male Sponsor: “In loving memory of our dear little Elle!” Bill & Joan Collins
2. Igor Maltese x Jack Russell 10yrs Male Sponsor: “Sending love & lots of hugs!” Jane & her fur kids
❤3. Dougal Terrier x 10yrs 12.3kgs Male Sponsor:“In loving memory of Penny & Lucy!” Hannah
4. Monte Maltese x 12yrs Male Sponsor: With ex DR doggie Jerry, Lucy & humans Maya & Willie
5. Cupid Maltese x 12yrs 5kgs Male Sponsor: “A loving forever family is coming very soon!” Lesley Cansdell
6. Mario Mini Foxy x 10yrs 5.3kgs Male Sponsor: “In loving memory of my husband Les!” Noreen
7. Papi Maltese x 12yrs 6.5kgs Male Sponsor:“In loving memory of all my beautiful woofs!” Susan Carovigno
8. Faith West Highland Terrier x 13yrs 4.2kgs Female “ In loving memory of Bill & Brittany!” Doreen Watkins
9. Coral Jack Russell x 10yrs 11.2kgs Female Sponsor:“Must be your turn soon Coral!” Love, Hughie Wray
10. Hazel Shih Tzu x 10yrs Female Sponsor:“In loving memory of Jess & Jody!” Michele & Steve Tamassy
11. Pedro is a Jack Russell x 12yrs 9kgs Male Sponsor: From the Students at the Sydney School of English
12. Betty Maltese x 10yrs Female Sponsor:“In loving memory of Sybil & Jed, 2 strays!” Janet & Richard Elmes
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FEATURING 12 DESERVING DOGGIES
ADOPT ONE OR A PAIR!!!
Tina Poodle x 3yrs 4.4kgs Mr. Magoo Mini Foxy x Kylie Jack Russell x 8yrs 5.5kgs Female & Dannii
Female Sponsor: “For my 7-8yrs Male Sponsor: “ In ( bonded sisters) Jack Russell x 8yrs 3.9kgs
dogs—Annabel, Suzie & loving memory Heidi & Female Sponsors:“ With love & tail wags!” Lopez (ex
Mitzi!” Maureen Libby!”Judith Lynch DR dog), Chilli & Tess & Sending love from Martha
Chuck Jack Russell x Leo Maltese x 3yrs Click here for video
4yrs 10kgs Male Sponsor: 5.4kgs Male Sponsor:
“In memory of Ralph, Floyd “ Wishing to very good Eric Terrier x 2yrs & is bonded with Clifford Silky x
& Steffie!” Verena luck!” P.Tew Shih Tzu 3yrs Both are Male. Bonded pair of dogs
who need the one home. Sponsor: “For Sam & in
loving memory of my ex DR dogTed!” Alison Skinner
Perry Maltese x 10yrs Tommy Mini Foxy x 1yr Gretel & Hansel Kelpie x Cattle 1yr 16kgs Female &
6kgsMale Sponsor: “ In 6kgs Male Sponsor: “ In Male ( bonded siblings ) Sponsor: “ Two dogs are
loving memory of our dear loving memory of Minnie!” twice the fun and twice the love. From our family of
Edie!” Mary Jean Scroope Marika Camilleri two dogs!” Lots of luck from Lisa & Greg Doutty
DoggieRescue has over 200 homeless doggies available for adoption from puppies of 5mths
through to 17 years. If you cannot commit to adoption- perhaps FOSTER CARE? Please help!
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Featuring star ex DR doggie Chippy
Pizzey & his pearls of wisdom
Play with Here are my “SUMMER SAFETY TIPS
me? FOR DOGS” just in time ‘cause the
weather is HEATING up:)
Follow my advice for a safe and happy
Summer for you and your bestie….
Malinka English Staffy x 2yrs 12kgs Female • Pets need lots of WATER— Every pet MUST have
Sponsor: “A 4ever home soon!” Susan Cassidy access to lots of clean, cool water in the hot months. During
Summer your dog will drink more water than usual so it is a
Anna from Killarney Heights has donated good idea to have more than one container/bucket of water in
some cat and dog food from her pocket case one is knocked over. A great way to keep your
money - well done Anna! doggie cool is to put ice cubes in his water ( I like to crunch up
ice cubes in my mouth) or to give him a splash with the hose.
• Dogs NEED shade— If your dog is left outside during the day
he will need lots of shade areas/trees. If your yard is all
concrete he will need access to a veranda. Kid’s wading pools
make a great area for your pet to cool off in! - I love mine!
• NEVER, ever leave your dog in a locked car— Even with
the window down. Cars heat up really quickly and dogs can
die in a short time from heat exhaustion. HEATSTROKE is an
emergency! If your dog has become heat stressed cover with
a cool, wet towel. He needs to go to the vet — NOW!!!
• NEVER walk your dog on a hot day! Dogs look forward to
exercise but make sure that you do it either very early in the
morning or wait until the sun goes down. Also if you feel the
heat from the concrete footpaths and roads on a hot day
imagine how hot it is on the unprotected pads of your dog’s
feet! Young and older dogs feel the heat more. Also over-
weight dogs, short nosed dogs like Pugs, Boxers etc, dogs
with thick dark coats, dehydrated dogs and sick dogs!
• Doggies do get SUNBURNT too! Can you believe it, they do!
White or light coloured dogs need sunscreen (available from
pet supply stores or from your vet ) on their nose and the tips
of their ears as they can easily sunburn and sunburn hurts.
• Pools can be DANGEROUS for dogs— NEVER leave your
doggie unsupervised in/near a pool. What if he falls in and
can’t get out? Or he can’t swim? Keep the pool gate closed:)
Looking for dog friendly beaches? Go to www.doggo.com.au for
lists/area maps. This coming school holidays make sure you plan
some outings for your doggie. Summer is a great time and it can
be enjoyed not only by you but by your bestie too! C/U Chips
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ADOPT ME! 12 ADORABLE MATURE DOGS appear on this page...
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EACH OF THESE DOGGIES NEED THE LOVE THAT ONLY A FOREVER HOME CAN GIVE THEM
1. Merlin Maltese x 15yrs Male Sponsor:“In loving memory of my special boys, Jakkson & Jack! ” Gina Carovigno
2. Bobby Maltese x 15yrs 7.5kgs Male Sponsor:“In loving memory of our dear Elle!” Bill & Joan Collins
3. Celene Maltese x Mini Foxy 10yrs 4.1kgs Female Celene is blind Sponsor: “ Wishing you luck!” Sylvia Raye
4. Nell West Highland x 8yrs 8kgs Female Nell is blind. Sponsor: “In loving memory of Curtis!” Lee McKerracher
5. Misty Maltese x Shih Tzu 12yrs 6.2kgs Female Sponsor:“In loving memory of Sammy!” Fred & Teena Wratten
6. Marge Chihuahua x 15yrs 4kgs Female Sponsor:“In loving memory of Connor & Polly!” The Browns
7. Genie Jack Russell x 13yrs 4.9kgs Female Sponsor: “ On behalf of our sweet Josie!” Liz May
8. Claude Poodle x 10yrs 7kgs Male Claude is blind. Sponsor: “A gift from our beloved Markey!” Robert & Chris
9. Dottie Mini Foxy x 10yrs 6kgs Female Sponsor:“In loving memory of my wonder dog Curtis!” Lee McKerracher
10. Tyson Maltese x 10yrs Male Sponsor: “In loving memory of our very special rescue dog Penny!” Stephanie
11. Hutch Jack Russell x 16yrs 7-8kgs Male Sponsor: “For our Rainbow Bridge Mob!” Colleen & Ron
12. Ralph Maltese x 12yrs 6.2kgs Male Sponsor: “ Wishing you luck finding a kind forever family!” P. Tew
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“ LONRHO PIPER ”
The happy day when he officially
became part of his forever family!
If I wasn’t me I’d like to be - Lonrho the Super Dog & I’d The proudest day of my life was - when my foster
rescue as many mistreated & dumped dogs as I could. family completely failed at fostering by adopting me!!!!
If I could wish fleas on someone it would be - the The food that makes me drool is - truly ANYTHING!!!!
person who didn’t take care of me My nickname is - Lonnie Maddonie, The Dons, Lonnie
To all those dogs waiting in pounds I say – HANG IN of the roe, The Lonmeister.
THERE. There is hope Foster care changed my life because - I was given a
My family say I have taught them - when fostering any chance to slowly and steadily come out of my shell and
dog, particularly the really difficult ones that with time, gradually trust ‘humans’ and find the true dog within.
patience and understanding eventually that dog will My humans were sooooo patient with me & gave me so
discover the real importance of having a family that loves much love, reassurance & time to find the real me.
them unconditionally. Also that this same ‘difficult’ dog It took a while but - I eventually stopped growling at
will pay you (the humans) back 100 fold in unconditional any human that walked past or came into my forever
love, gazillions of tail wags, happy faces and licks. home. My growl was more a growl from fear & each day
I often wonder - what if Monika hadn’t saved me? I’m becoming more tolerant & accepting of affections.
When I heard I was to star in DoggieRescue For all those potential foster humans out there – you
magazine I – was hoping for some extra treats! have no idea how you are helping the thousands of
I have made a difference to my family’s life because - dogs out there just by taking one foster dog into your
I took a very long time to become a happy fun loving, home (of course you can always take in more) and
trusting dog and they say it was worth it. The difficult getting him/her out of the ‘pound’ environment.
ones give the biggest reward (to the foster carers). From my humans - On a daily / weekly (almost) basis
If I impersonated a famous star I’d be - Sherlock we come across a lot of dogs and can ALWAYS tell the
Holmes (my name would be Detective Doctor Bone!!) ones that are rescues as they have that same look on
My favourite place in the world is - snuggled up in bed their gorgeous faces. The THANK YOU look. The I
with my humans & dog mates (Brigette & Rusty) HAVE BEEN SAVED look.
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LOST, FRIGHTENED, ALONE...ABANONDED
10,201 dogs were
destroyed in NSW
alone in 2011-2012
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1. Seb Jack Russell x 3yrs 12kgs Male Sponsor: “Sending love from Oxy!” John Kinninmont
2. Olaf Maltese x Jack Russell 4yrs 6kgs Male Sponsor:“Fingers crossed this month!’ With love from Margot Cuthill
3. Bernie Pomeranian x 12yrs Male Sponsor:“In memory of Banjo & Clancy!” Mummy,Daddy, Molly, Mabel & Henry
4. Calvin Foxy x 4yrs 5.4kgs Male Sponsor: “ To give you a better chance of finding a home!” Pam Robson
5. Sven Maltese x Silky 6yrs 5kgs Male Sponsor: “ In loving memory of ex DR dog Crunchie!” Cathy Beer
6. Skyla Pointer x 1yr 22kgs Female Sponsor: With lots of love from Kezi, Sherry & Spot Trafford
7. Sparkle Wiry Terrier 4yrs 5kgs Female Sponsor: From the students at the Sydney School of English
8. Judith Tenterfield Terrier 12yrs Female Sponsor:“ Sending love from Jamie & Rosie!” Pat Broderick
9. Lavender Foxy x 11yrs 6.2kgs Female Sponsor: “A sweetie who melts your heart!” Kylee-Jan Ervine
10. Woody Maltese x Poodle 6yrs 5kgs Male Sponsor: “ Wishing you very good luck!” P. Tew
11. Jim Mini Foxy x Italian Greyhound 9yrs MaleSponsor: “In loving memory of Elle!” Malki & Chandra
12. Hiccup Shih Tzu x Maltese 13yrs Male Sponsor: “ It’s in the giving that we receive!” Royce Milmlow
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SAFE, CHERISHED, LOVED …. ADOPTED
Can you offer a lonely
dog a loving forever
home & help Doggie
Rescue save another?
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9 10 11 12
1. Milo Foxy x 10-12mths 4.7kgs Male Sponsor:“ Good luck finding a kind family to love you 4ever!” Will Gorman
2. Fiona Beagle 12yrs 18kgs Female Sponsor: “With lots of love and cuddles!” From Barbara Holdsworth
3. Charlie Mini Pinscher x 8yrs Male Sponsor: “ My fingers are crossed for a forever home this month!” Meaghan
4. Colonel Jack Russell x 10yrs 7.2kgs Male Sponsor: With lots of love from Nikki@locisolutions
5. Arty Jack Russell x 8yrs 6.6kgs Male Sponsor: “Wishing this sweet boy a kind home!” Marg Iveson
6. Penny Great Dane x Shepherd 1yr 30kgs Female Sponsor: “ Wishing you lots of good luck” Lisa Suters
7. Dahlia Foxy x 11mths 4.9kgs Female Sponsor: “ For Emma, Jesse & Mary!” with love from Uncle Sam
8. Mango Dachshund x Jack Russell 2yrs 9.2kgs Male Sponsor: “To help you start a new life!” Desi Hendrawen
9. Oscar Maltese x Shih Tzu 10yrs 9kgs Male Sponsor:“ In loving memory of Scamp!” Joey, Lily & Helen Ingold
10. Spud Foxy x 3yrs 7.2kgs Male Sponsor: “ To help you start your new life with a family!” Desi Hendrawen
11. Lancelot Siberian x Collie 6yrs Male Sponsor: “In loving memory of Otto & ex DR dog Rohan!” Gail
12. Alfie Kelpie x 7mths Male Sponsor: “Just ‘cause you are such a good boy!” Love from Jane & Romeo
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Jax Labrador x Border Antonio Foxy x Kelpie Beryl Chihuahua x Corgi Dodger Mini Foxy x 5yrs
Collie 2yrs 17.5kgs Male 3yrs 8kgs Male Sponsor: 5yrs 9kgs Female Sponsor: 6kgs Male Sponsor:“A
Sponsor: “ A faithful friend “For the lovely Lily & the “Just ‘cause you’re such a forever home soon!”
forever!” Wendy McCathie joyous Jenna!” Lisa Kane good girl!” Jane & Romeo Janelle Wooldridge
Blaze Cattle x Staffy 2yrs Bundy Chihuahua x Foxy Turtle Labrador x 2yrs Elsa Cattle x Kelpie 4yrs
15kgs Male Sponsor: “ In 7yrs 5kgs Female Male Sponsor: “ In loving 15kgs Female Sponsor:
loving memory of my boy Sponsor: “In memory of memory of Roger, Rover “In loving memory of Mitch
Sam!” Val Rodgers Elle!” Bill & Joan Collins & Ross!” Elizabeth & Amber!” Sue Bellamy
Bambi Kelpie x 1yr 15kgs Trinity Mini Foxy x 3yrs Echo Mini Foxy x 10yrs Tabitha Labrador x
Male Sponsor: “ A loving 4kgs Female Sponsor:“ A 3.3kgs Female Sponsor: B/Collie 2yrs Female
home is coming very soon!” home is coming very soon “You are so very cute I wish Sponsor: “In loving memory
Tony Suters for you!” Julie McCann you’d find a home!” Breanna of Sam & Jess!” Sara Dyer
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direct from the
OSCAR DONATED TO THE DR DOGGIES dog’s mouth...
INSTEAD OF RECEIVING BIRTHDAY GIFTS!!!
are a special
Mikey and Monika are
saying a HUGE thank
you for the donation of
FRONTLINE as it is
peak tick season:)
Sometimes I have to wonder... BONDED PAIR OF
THE MONTH IS...
When my forever family is coming for me!
The impossibly cute
Larry Foxy x Cattle Dog 2yrs 7.2kgs Male Mummy & son pair
Sponsor: “ In loving memory of Pebbles, who SPICE & FENNEL
was so very special to me!” Sigrid Lublow
Spice Mini Foxy x
Female & Fennel
Chihuahua x Mini
Foxy 5mths Male
Sponsors: From Linda,
Pat & Pee Wee & also
remembering Robbie &
“A loving forever home
soon!” from Patsy Wills
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FACEBOOK https://give.everydayhero.com/au/andy-a- SPOT THE
FAVOURITE rotti-x-who-only-had-5-min-to-live DR DOGGIE!
Andy Rottweiller x 2yrs Male Sponsor: “ For all my precious
dogs -Suzie, Annabel & Mitzi, with love!” Maureen Edwards
Join us on Facebook
Behind Some of the new dogs LOVE their Hi Readers,
the fence Kongs (probably never had one in
their life). A certain DR dog waits I was going through my paper work and
for his every morning & as soon came across an old Doggie Rescue
as he gets it takes it over to his magazine from 2009 that has a picture of
tramp bed and settles down with it my little old fella Beau (Bonsai) and I just
in between his paws for the next want to thank you for saving him and
hour licking away with his eyes giving him a chance to have a happy life
closed loving every second of it! he is 12 years old now (see photo below )
and still going strong and we love him so
Meet our cute much! Keep up the great work you guys
do for these fur babies.
Sky Boustani Curtis
Jill Shih Tzu x 6yrs 5kgs
Female Jill is such a sweet
girl. She is affectionate and
gentle. She is social with
other dogs and has such a
happy nature. She is good
on lead paying no attention
to passing dogs or cars. She
enjoys pats, cuddles & fine to
pick up by strangers. She
knows sit. Sponsor:“ It will be
a lucky family that gets you!”
Love from Rachael & Andrew
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EACH OF THESE DOGGIES NEED THE LOVE THAT ONLY A FOREVER HOME CAN GIVE THEM
1. Jaxson Spaniel x Spitz 9yrs 6kgs Male Sponsor: “ A loving home is coming very soon!” from Jody Redler
2. Squall Foxy x 6yrs 9kgs Male Sponsor: “In loving memory of our dear Tia & Ian!” Paul & Kathryn & Muffin
3. Wiggles Maltese x 4yrs 4.5kgs Male Sponsor: “Ex DR dog Woody’s way of saying thanks!” Tracy Fay
4. Bear Staffy x 2yrs 18kgs Male Sponsor:“Good luck!” The volunteer team at www.labourking.com.au
5. Pippa Jack Russell x 4yrs 4kgs Female Sponsor: “ A loving and faithful forever friend!” from Claire & Michael
6. Bessie B/ Collie x Husky 6yrs 19.5kgs Female Sponsor: With lots of love from Shona & Narice
7. Gypsy Shepherd x Kelpie x 2yrs 18.2kgs Female Sponsor: “Best wishes for a loving home!” Freddie Martin
8. Rani Aussie Bulldog x Cattle 2yrs Female Sponsor:“In loving memory of dear Lucy!” Elizabeth Lynch
9. Maxwell Jack Russell x 6yrs 9kgs Male Sponsor: “Just’ cause you’re such a good boy!” from Jane & Romeo
10. Speckles Cattle x Corgi 7yrs 15kgs Male Sponsor: “ Fingers crossed that your turn comes soon!” Sam & Joy
11. Tetley Mini Foxy x 8yrs 4kgs Male Sponsor: “With lots of love from Gunter & family!” Rhonda & Brett
12. Taree Cattle x Dingo 2yrs 14.7kgs Female Sponsor: With love from Ruby & Pompey!” John Kinninmont
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WE will all soon be HO! HO! HO..ing but - will YOU be prepared? Why not shop early!!!
like to thank...
KALIDO IVE IVEO
Christmas gifts &
Some gifts are unavailable
on line — please come in
and check out our store…..
DoggieRescue has many great gifts to buy from T-Shirts and caps for the family to bright doggie halters,
toys and much, much more! Give the ‘GIFT OF LIFE’ because ALL profits go to help the DR doggies!
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Find another dog at www.blacktown.nsw.gov.au/adoptapet
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BLACKTOWN ANIMAL HOLDING FACILITY—CLICK HERE
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Animal Care Facility at 2 Rose Street, Campbelltown, or contact the pound direct on 4645 4790
EVERY DOG WANTS TO LIVE—PLEASE HELP US TO SAVE A LIFE BY SHARING!
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http://www.campbelltown.nsw.gov.au/ “ Sweetie” Imp:26793
Staffy 4yrs Female
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Mightier than the Sword by Jessica McColl
October 6, 2015
Hello Readers, you have a better idea of what you are going to get
purrsonality wise, such-and-such is so deserving of a
It feels like only yesterday that I was writing about the beautiful home and yet it rarely makes a difference. So
dire circumstances that accompany ‘kitten season’ in rescue organisations are approached, “please take this
Australia and yet here we are again. Already many cat”, but they too are overflowing. They feel the terrible
pounds and shelters are starting to fill up with mama cats pinch of having to say ‘no’ because they cannot take
and kittens, very soon-to-be mama cats and batches of anymore. Some are told explicitly that if they do not take
orphaned kittens. this cat or a litter of kittens, that they will be euthanised
that afternoon. When they say euthanised, they actually
You see, here I would usually start prattling on about mean killed.
irresponsible owners who don’t desex their pets and who
don’t realise that they are contributing to the problem. Now imagine that were you. You were that rescuer, doing
But that gets really tiring really fast. Yes, there are this because you love animals and want to make a real
irresponsible owners in spades out there. No, that does
not condone the treatment that cats receive within the difference. You have seen ones survive terrible odds,
pound system. During kitten season, things get bad
within the pounds. Really bad. It becomes over crowded, tenderly nursed them through the worst days so that they
disease and illness sweeps through there and everything could live a whole life of better days. You have lost some.
becomes sick. People come in for a look (thank you for You tried and tried for them but their will to live was
choosing to adopt and not shop) and will spend ages broken or the enemy too strong, your last gift was to hold
looking into the kitten cage but sweep past all of the them so that they knew love existed as they made their
older cats. The older cats may be barely two years old. final journey. You have wanted to keep some of them
(all of them) but know they have to leave to make way for
I can tell you all the lines we use to encourage people new ones. When you are told those you don’t take will be
into taking an older cat; they are out of crazy kitten stage, killed you feel as though it is your fault and it weighs on
your mind and conscience. It is terribly unfair. Depression
and burnout is rife within the rescue community.
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“ There is a desperate mother cat with 3 kittens at a pound and if we don’t find a foster home
for one of the adults then we can’t take them, there is just no room….” Luci - DR Welfare Officer
Yes Jessica, we as a rescue shelter know how you feel.
It is COMPLETELY and OVERWHELMINGLY tragic.
Just in the last few days DoggieRescue has saved a
very pregnant cat (Toffee) and 3 little only 2 week old
kittens (that are being bottle fed by Dee at The Cottage
Animal Hospital – Panda, Koala and Turtle) on Friday
from Hawkesbury. We also rescued a 6 week old kitten
Sylvester from Renbury Farm who has cat flu. We are
rescuing a 4 month old kitten (that no one wants
because he is too old) from Renbury Farm tomorrow.
His name is Isaac ( see photo at right ).
There is a mum with 3 kittens at Fairford Rd if we don’t Isaac
find a foster home for one of the adults at The Cottage
Animal Hospital we can’t take them…Also Mosman Vet
is most likely taking 7 kittens from Fairford Rd through
DR. With the kitten season here it will only get worse. If
only we could find foster carers for our adult cats while
they wait for a home then we would have room to save
more of these desperate cats and vulnerable kittens.
Toffee, recently rescued very pregnant Mum has an ultra sound to check
on the health of her bubs at The Cottage Animal Hospital.
Christmas is fast approaching and with the cat breeding season in full swing pounds are full and desperate cats and
tiny kittens have to be moved from the pounds or they will be euthanized. It is especially important for the adult cats
( mother cats whose kittens are now adopted ) to go to a foster home and so free up their cages for new arrivals.
See page 52 and see the available older kittens and adult cats in need of adoption or foster care at DoggieRescue.
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DID YOU KNOW THAT FOSTER CARERS SAVE
LIVES WITHOUT HAVING TO ADOPT?
For more details on fostering a Pound cat :
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Please, SAVE ONE precious life
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http://www.mosmanvet.com.au/ Look what we've got ….
Mosman Veterinary Hospital
Mosman Veterinary Hospital have just taken delivery of
9 Canrobert St, eight new kittens, saved from
MOSMAN. NSW. 2088 the pound by Monika’s Doggie
Ph: (02) 9960 2856 Rescue and brought to MVH
for rehoming. These little guys
are available for adoption now
and we can vouch that they
are all absolutely gorgeous!
Please call in or contact us if
you are interested in adopting
a new fur-baby for your family.
SAVING PRECIOUS LIVES Annandale Animal Will you help
Hospital us to keep
Generic photo 62 Moore Street saving lives?
LEICHHARDT. NSW. 2040
Click here to see
Currently has a stunning blue/ videos and more
silver tabby mum called Sahara photos on Doggie
with her four newborn kittens (3 Rescue’s site...
ginger, 1 tortoise shell). These
will be available in a few weeks
when old enough to be adopted.
Phone: (02) 9550 9600
Email: [email protected]
VET FRIENDS Generic photo
73a Spofforth Street,
MOSMAN. NSW. 2088
Phone: (02) 9953 1090
Currently has a very friendly and beautiful tortoise shell mother
cat called Mumma with her five adorable newborn babies
(3 blue, 2 tortoise shell).