2 McCowan Rd, Cnr. Bloodwood Rd, INGLESIDE. 2101
OPEN: 10am-5pm Tuesday-Sunday
ADOPTED DOGS: 12,865
Our Mother’s Day issue
showcases Chrissy, a lovely
Mum still waiting for a home!
Meet her inside...
DOG WALKING SUSPENDED
UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
DUE TO COVID-19
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FROM MY DESK
“ LIFE INSTEAD OF DEATH ” - A NO-KILL SHELTER
However now people are coming forward and taking the
plunge. Never in the 30 years of rescue have I heard of
pounds having almost no pets and even Blacktown
pound currently has no cats and dogs needing rescue
help, though there are plenty on offer for the public.
Our featured cover girl big Mama Chrissy came from the
pound to us with one day old pups. We hear some of her
pups are bigger than her now! She is still patiently
waiting for some Mother’s Day love. We also visit some
of our other previous Mums, Primrose who is quietly
recovering from a foot injury and an ex DR doggie Bonita
who was adopted with one of her sons! That is such a
beautiful story, where the family adopted a pup, and then
came back for Mum as she was still here waiting. Mother
and son are now inseparable.
I guess for me the most precious story in this magazine
is the adoption of my beautiful Stevie Wonder our
disability dog who came to us as a tiny pup and has just
found a beautiful family with the talent and care needed
to love and spoil him. Tovah has taken some beautiful
Mother’s Day shots with some of our gorgeous kids too!
They did not mind dressing up for the occasion and look
Monika is so cute with their bandanas.
Cass (now Roland in his feature article talks about fostering – how
adopted) it works, the commitments and the pros and cons. It is a
great way to help as long as you are in it for the long haul
– whatever it takes to get your foster dog a home.
Our adoption rate for dogs and cats has soared also
Darcy features in our Up Close and Personal interview.
fuelled by our Channel 9, Channel 7 and SMH coverage.
Our nervy girl has come a long way, now residing close
So many animals are being saved as a result. to Melbourne and sharing a house with two pet rats. This
month we talk to some families about living in lockdown
Dear Readers, with their pets and how their lives have changed. No
wonder so many people are reaching out to find a pet to
With Mother’s Day fast approaching we are realising in a love! It is not only dogs but cats and rabbits who have
lot of cases that due to lockdown restrictions we cannot also become isolation buddies. Read about blind Fred
share it with our Mothers this time, and it is easy to get who is currently going though heartworm treatment and
despondent and sad. However some good things have learning to hop around the apartment with a lop-eared
evolved from this lockdown. We are finding many people bunny!
are looking for four legged companions like never before.
Many people who have contemplated getting a dog, but “ We may be closed for dog walking but are still doing
due to the hours they work, do not have the time to settle adoptions by appointment so come and get your little
the dog in effectively and so have put it off. bit of fur love.” Monika
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ARTICLES YOU’LL THIS MONTH! • Please make a DONATION
If you wanted to make a tax
deductible donation to help
Doggie Rescue save more
lives in the year ahead you can
donate online via our secure
website or call us on
02 9486 3133.
• Become a DoggieRescue
Or you might like to consider
becoming a DoggieRescue
Lifesaver (see p20), with a
regular monthly gift to support
Read about blind Fred, recently adopted, who is currently going
though heartworm treatment and learning to hop around the All gifts, regardless of size,
apartment with a lop-eared bunny! p30 help us to give a brighter future
to the dogs and cats in our
care. Thank you in advance
for your kind donation.
I look forward to keeping you
updated on our progress in the
months ahead and sincerely
thank you again for all your
Tricia our rabbit columnist, who now resides in New York, shares
what it is like over there in America to be in lockdown with pets. p34 Founder - DoggieRescue
Zeus says it all on the last page.“ To all our
wonderful supporters in these tough times we Please help us to continue
our lifesaving work
would like to say … THANK YOU!”
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Our cover for MAY is 8 Chiltern Rd,
former mummy CHRISSY. Ingleside NSW 2101
Meet her on page 11 Address: 2 McCowan Rd,
Ingleside NSW 2101
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CELEBRATING MOTHER’S DAY
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FUNDRAISER FOR AURORA 17 not necessarily reflect that
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Leave a Legacy of Love
Because you will always care.
• DOGS: Fred, Kirby, Chloe, Bambi, Bubba,
Beth, Sam, Terri, Molly, Maverick, Kip, Elmo,
Ginny, Hector, Stevie (adoption of the year!),
Zac, Valentine, Cherry, Max, Lucy, Gracie,
Jasper, Grandpa, Loki, Yogi, Elijah, Lorenzo, Please remember DoggieRescue in your Will.
Ezra, Cupid, Hudson, Kai, Bonnie & Clyde
(together), Echo, Skylar, Cass & Tucker
• CATS: Tommy & Lil (together), Panther, Baz, Send or call for your free brochure about leaving a
Barb, Big Jim, Smoke, Scarlett, Dustin, gift in your Will.
Storm, Willow, Mica, Eleven, Cruz & Athena
• RABBITS: Saffron, Mr. Wabbit & Cooper
Where is DoggieWood?
Ingleside Shelter location: 2 McCowan Rd, Surname
Cnr of Bloodwood Rd, INGLESIDE. 2101
Open 11AM –2.30PM Tuesday to Sunday
Phone: 9486-3133 www.DoggieRescue.com
Please return to:
8 Chiltern Road,
INGLESIDE. NSW. 2101
Or call 9486-3133
www.DoggieRescue.com Thank you
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“The Reason” I have seen you do the same for
other dogs like me.
Author unknown I have heard you ask yourself
in times of despair - why you I do it?
When there is no more money,
I WOULD HAVE DIED THAT DAY, no more room, no more homes
IF NOT FOR YOU! You open your heart a little bigger,
I would've given up on life stretch the money a little tighter
if not for your kind eyes. Make just a little more room..
I would've used my teeth in fear to save one more like me.
if not for your gentle hands. I tell you with the gratitude and
I would have left this life believing love that shines in my eyes
that all humans don't care In the best way I know how
Believing there is no such thing Reminding you why you go on trying...
as fur that isn't matted,
skin that isn't flea bitten and itchy, I AM THE REASON
good food and enough of it, The dogs before me are the reason
soft bed to sleep on, someone to love me As are the ones who come after.
to show me I deserve love Our lives would've been wasted,
just because I exist. our love never given
We would die ….if not for you!!!
YOUR BIG HEART SAVED ME….
You saved me from the terror of the pound, HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY MONIKA
soothing away the memories of my old life. from Stevie and all the dogs you have saved
You’ve taught me what it means to be loved. to live and learn of a better way of life.
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Remember, every single ROSE has had to go through a
whole lot of dirt while it grew — as it is with these dogs!
But if you can fertilize them with LOVE, then shower them with KINDNESS,
and also accept their occasional THORN, how they would BLOOM!
Sponsor: “ In loving memory of Inzi
and Sach Baille! ” Kathryn
Meet Primrose —Labrador x 4 years 22kgs Female
I’m looking for a kind family to love me. I want to trust but am sometimes afraid, but given time, I’m an affectionate,
gentle girl. With security and love I could put my sad past behind me. I’m best suited to a calm household with
secure fencing. I like to walk at a good pace, love to jog and have some basic obedience. I love pats and cuddles
and I hope that this Mother’s Day finds me snuggled up with my new best friend beside me. PLEASE, PICK ME!
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1. Meet Goofy—Bull Arab x 15mths
Hello—are you my new friend? I’m a sweet boy who
engages well with people, am clever and easily trainable.
I fractured my leg as a puppy and my previous owner took
me to be euthanized. Monika saved me and had my leg
repaired. I enjoy laying in the grass and cuddling. Come
and meet me, we could have such fun together!
Sponsor: “ Good luck my friend!” Tovah & Lola
2. Meet Chance— Staffy x 5yrs
Hi I’m looking for a Staffy lover—it that you? I’m a
happy, friendly boy who is good with all other dogs
and also with kids—12 plus is best as I can be a bit
‘snatchy’ with treats ( just in case someone else get
them!). I love cuddles, belly rubs, pats and I am a face
licker. Slurp! I sit on command and am pretty clever.
Sponsor: “A faithful friend 4ever!” Wendy McCathie
3. Meet Spike— Wiry Terrier
3yrs 15.1kgs Male
Hi, do I know you? I’m a shy boy who is not
good with strangers but once you get past my
guard I’m full of personality and a happy,
playful boy. I’m scared of men with hats and
sunglasses and not fond of children as they
make noise and are unpredictable. They do
scare me at times. I love to jog, and have
many friends who love me to bits because they
know the real me. I need a special person,
someone kind and gentle, who will get to know
me and love all my funny little quirks.
3. Sponsor: “ Spike needs a lot of love & a kind
forever home!” Toni & Rich
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4. Meet Missy— Shepherd x
1-2yrs 19kgs Female
Anyone for belly rubs? I’m a sweet girl with an
affectionate nature who loves cuddles—what more
could you want? In the pound I had to be assertive
with my food and I can be a bit ‘snatchy’ but please
understand food is important to me. Sometimes I need
encouragement, I can be scared of different things. I’m
not perfect but you could train me as I’m only young. I
could relax with you, in your arms, and we could grow
to love each other but we need to meet.
Sponsor: “In loving memory of Sheba!” Louise Dowd
“ The optimist sees the rose, and
not it’s thorns. The pessimist stares
only at the thorns, oblivious to the
beauty of the rose.”
5. Meet Bear— Siberian Husky x
4yrs 26.8kgs Male
Looking for an affectionate, nicely mannered boy?
Well, I’m here!!! In my past life I did not receive much
love or attention, I lived a lonely life as an ’outside’ dog.
Since being at DoggieRescue I have gotten used to
sleeping indoors and even having a warm, comfortable
bed and clean blankets at night. I love to receive
affection from people I know and I walk pretty good on
a loose lead, and have a gentle nature. Come closer..I
can be a bit food possessive, I mean, I know what it is
like to have nothing so you can’t blame me and I would
be better in an adult home. I don’t like rough handling,
loud voices screaming at me or to have people come at
me in a rush. It brings back bad memories. Walkers
say I’m a "beautiful boy" "and am becoming more
affectionate than before” and I even climb into laps now
to have a rest. Some volunteers I really love now.
Sponsor: “ Now you have a sponsor family —you are 5.
loved!” Fred & Annie Tse
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Meet Ross - Shar Pei x Boxer
2yrs 24kgs Male
Ross is a happy, friendly boy with a soft velvety coat.
He is very affectionate with people and does not
mind other dogs around him. Ross has lots of energy
and is looking for an active family. He walks nicely
on loose lead, pulling occasionally, he ignores cars
and dogs, and likes to run. An extrovert he enjoys
pats, cuddles, belly rubs and jumps up to lick your
face. This clever boy sits on command. Volunteers
say: “Amazing, friendly, calm, smart, lovely dog!”
Sponsor: “ Just ‘cause you’re such a very good
boy!” Jane & Romeo
“ Roses do not bloom hurriedly for beauty
takes time and love to blossom…”
Meet Sushi Staffy x 8yrs
Sushi is a highly anxious girl who would do best in a calm
adult environment away from other dogs. She needs secure
fencing. She walks well on loose lead, only pulling a little.
She ignores cars, seemed scared/lunged at dogs. She likes
to run and is OK to pick up. She is easy to train. Sushi
needs someone with rescue experience and would suit
someone working from home. With time, love and patience
Sushi could turn out to be the sweetest rose on the bush.
Sponsor: “ In loving memory of Ralph, Floyd & Steffie!”
Our volunteer feature photographer is long time
supporter and talented artist TOVAH LEVITAS.
Photos showcase our doggies and help enormously
to find them new homes so it is a hugely important
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BACKGROUND: We rescued a
dog from Blacktown Pound around
Mother’s Day last year who had
given birth the night before to
three pups. We named her pups
after chocolates - Lindt, Ferrero
and Toblerone, and named mum
Chrysanthemum- Chrissy for
short! Her pups were gorgeous
and adopted quickly, sadly mum
Chrisssy still waits.
AN INTERVIEW WITH evening. Then I can entertain myself until you come
home, perhaps with a Kong or something similar with
CHRISSY By Jen Barbour snacks in it? Have I mentioned there should be food?
Happy Mother’s Day Mama, what would you Can you tell us about yourself Chrissy? Well, I’m a
like to wake up to? Mastiff x and a big girl ( 40kgs now ) and I am about 3
I’d like a lovely long sleep in, preferably in a patch of years of age. I have big, brown eyes and a smooth,
sunshine please! Then some tasty breakfast in bed (I short very unusual painted coat. I had never known
won’t leave crumbs everywhere I promise) followed by kindness, or good food until I came to DoggieRescue.
a walk. I like a leisurely walk, no marching off to a
destination I like to amble along smelling the flowers. What else should people know about you?
I may have been a mother but I’ve never really been a
This is your second Mother’s Day at DoggieRescue, pup, I’d like an active family to teach me how to play
what would you like your forever home to be like? and have fun. When Monika found me I was skinny,
I’d like lots of space, I don’t know if you’ve noticed but scared and had my pups in tow. They all found homes
I’m quite a large dog so a yard of my own would be because they were ridiculously good looking (no
nice. I like to lie in the grass, nibble on it occasionally surprise, I’m their Mum!) but I’m still waiting for my
and just relax. I’d like to be the only dog as I’m not sure special someone.
about other dogs. I could live with people who work full
time to bring home the bacon! So long as they take me Sponsor: “ Just ‘cause you’re such a very good girl!”
for a nice walk in the morning and another in the Jane & Romeo
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By BONITA Simpson
I don’t really remember much about my
life before I came to DoggieRescue only
that I arrived with my 5 pups. Everyone
there was so nice - they told me I was a
good Mumma and that I was beautiful. We
were all looked after very well at the shelter
and taken on walks, had delicious meals
and were given lots of love and cuddles.
Eventually, all my babies were adopted and
went to their forever homes.
One day a family came to take me for
a walk. They came back to visit me a
couple of times and after a while they came
to take me in their car. That day there were
kennel hands and volunteers all standing
around crying, patting me and saying
goodbye. That was the day I ended up in
my forever home. I was adopted!!!!
“ My new life had begun!”
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“ When I first arrived, everything was so new and unfamiliar and I was a bit unsure until I realised that
there was one very familiar thing in my new home.....one of my pups, Benji!” Bonita
Benji & his
That was just over two years ago now and since then, I have
grown more confident and have had lots of fun. I’m always
getting told that I’m a good girl and that I’m beautiful and very
special. We have lots of fun going for walks, chasing a ball at
the dog park and going to the beach - swimming has become
one of my favourite things. I have lots of delicious food and
I’m allowed to sleep on whichever couch or bed I choose. I get
endless pats and cuddles which suits me just fine as that’s
when I’m happiest. I have even had play dates with two of my
other puppies—that’s my daughter Brittany above with me and
Benji on the beach and also another son Bolt has met Benji
and I in the park for some play and catch ups!
Bye, for now!
Benji and I are so happy and we do everything together.
My family say that we are like mirror images of each other.
They also say that they are so happy we adopted them and
that they can’t remember life before us.
This Mother’s Day is my second in my forever home and I
will celebrate it surrounded by my son and forever family.
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FEATURE Article UNLEASHED & DANGEROUS
By Roland Briefrel
foster dog has the chance to learn behaviour that will
When living in isolation through COVID-19 a furry
friend by your side offers comfort and companionship. make them more appealing to other families. If you
At DoggieRescue our adoptions have ‘gone through foster a dog, you have the ability to transform that
the roof’ lately but not everyone can commit to full barking, disoriented mutt at DoggieWood, to a calm
time pet ownership. DoggieRescue has many doggies and social animal with which someone would be
honoured to live.
living in a shelter environment, especially those dogs
who have been physically abused, neglected or
traumatized who need people with rescue experience. It 2. Your own dog will learn more social skills. Whilst
is these dogs who would benefit greatly from being in a your own dog may get along with all animals, it is still
family environment. If you are living in isolation through important for them to be around a variety of dogs,
COVID-19, but not ready to commit to a pet for the especially if your dog tends to avoid other dogs. Having
rest of their life, then fostering is a great way to enjoy a foster dog around will build your dog’s self-confidence
a furry friend, and to help a dog adjust to family life. as they interact through play. Also, your dog has to learn
to share the water dish and dog bed with your foster dog
and has to share you.
CONSIDER FOSTERING! There are numerous other
fantastic reasons to foster a dog: 3. It is a good way to see if you are ready for an
1. You increase that dog’s chance of being adopted. additional dog. It is not always clear whether a second
or third dog would fit in with your family. Sometimes an
By fostering, you become a link between the dog and
potential homes. You can spread the word about what a additional dog is a disaster. Other times it could not be
good dog you have fostered, how it loves people and better. With fostering, you have a chance to see whether
how it walks nicely on a leash. By living with you, your or not another dog is right for your family. Maybe
providing temporary care is better for you.
ATTICUS – LONG TERM DOG
WAITING…. Labrador x Mastiff 2yrs 33kgs
Atticus needs time to trust you and
prefers women. He is not so high
energy and jumpy like many at his
age. He is often hesitant to walk and
is less comfortable around men.
Atticus can be dog reactive but is
very friendly with humans. Loves his
Sponsor: “ A happy home soon!”
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4. You help DoggieRescue learn more about the foster
dog’s personality. Whilst the kennel staff interact with
the dogs every day, it is hard to know much about a dog
when it is living in a shelter environment with dozens of
other dogs. Placing dogs in foster homes helps Doggie
Rescue learn if the dog likes children, begs at the table,
chases cats, barks when crated, knows any basic
commands or has high or low energy. The possibilities
of what a foster family will learn about a dog are
5. You may appreciate even more your own dog’s good
behaviour, or maybe you will realize that the foster dog is
better behaved than your own dog! It makes it a whole lot
easier for the foster family to show a foster dog the rules
because they have another dog to copy. When your dog
heels at your side the foster dog is more likely to walk
appropriately around you. Your foster dog, if necessary
will learn more quickly how to sit on command with your
dog as a role model and that it is OK to be left home
alone or in a kennel. As long as your dog is in sight, and
the foster dog does not feel alone, separation anxiety will
be reduced or eliminated. If your dog has calm energy, it
is amazing how often this transfers to the foster dog.
6. You might end up with a new family member. Many COOPER— CAN I LIVE WITH YOU?
foster families realize that the dog they are fostering is a
perfect fit for their family. This is a happy ending for both Bull Arab x 5yrs 36.2kgs Male Cooper is a gentle
the dog and humans. If you never foster a dog, then you withdrawn boy who had sustained some substantial
will never know what you are missing. You might never injuries before entering the pound. Most of this has
meet that special dog that could add to your life. now healed, only the scars remain. He is a sweet
gentle dog who needs to have some encouragement
7. The dog gets to live with your family rather than in a and TLC. He is a little shy to walk on lead and walks
shelter environment. As brilliant as DoggieWood is, slowly. Cooper would love to be special to someone!
dogs get stressed from shelter conditions. Shelters are
noisy with limited one-on-one interaction. The dogs do Sponsor: “If only someone would give you a chance
not get enough exercise, training or socialization. With and foster you!” Sam & Joy Jenkins
time, some dogs may develop psychological issues as
pent-up energy, frustration, aggression or boredom
builds. This was definitely the case with my Cooper who 9. You are saving a dog’s life. When DoggieRescue
originally came into my family as a foster dog, clearly is full to its limit, we cannot take in more dogs until
depressed from the excessive amount of time he had additional foster or adopting homes become available.
spent at DoggieWood and an aggressive biter. He is When a dog is fostered from DR then even though this
now a calm and loving dog who provides an interesting is a temporary arrangement, we are able to save
completeness to my pack. another homeless dog from Death Row. The ability
of DoggieRescue to function is dependent on
8. Any volunteering makes a person feel good. fostering as much as adopting. Fostering is a vitally
Fostering a dog is a way to give back to your community. important function that allows Doggie Rescue to get
If you love animals, there is nothing more rewarding than on with its life saving work and as we know there is
helping a homeless dog. never a shortage of dogs needing our help.
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Since the foster family is the best TERM DOG
source of information as to the dog's Terrier x Kelpie
temperament and character, Doggie 6-7yrs 16kgs
Rescue allows you to play a vital role
in the adoption process. Douglas was a
stray who was
on the streets
10. It is a way to help without spending money. If
you do not have the money or resources to donate to food for some
time before being
DoggieRescue, you can donate your time by fostering.
Some programs require foster families to cover all the impounded. He
expenses of the dog’s supplies. DoggieRescue scared and very
covers many things for you, especially veterinary care nervous. Slowly
( as long as we are advised prior to consultation ).
he began to trust
Finally, the length of the stay of the foster dog is but a foster home
usually dependent on several factors, including age, would be ideal to
health and breed. Pups are usually adopted very get him used to
quickly, while older foster dogs take more time. family life.
However, some foster families quickly grow attached Sponsor: Lisa
to their foster dogs and choose to adopt them.
Suters, with love!
Fostering = Being of service. Making a difference.
Being of service and making a difference = Empowerment, Possibility and Change.
Who doesn’t benefit from that?
We have always had dogs but
had a five year break when our
Ridgeback died. When we moved
into a unit with no garden I thought
our dog days were over. The place
felt empty though, and we felt we
had room and love enough to help a
soul in need. When we saw Darlene
on the website, we knew she would
help us as much as we would help
her. Darlene has turned our place
Darlene Staffy x 9yrs Female Sponsor: “ In loving into a happy home.
memory of Otto & ex DR dog Rohan!” Gail Starkey
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BACKGROUND: Aurora is a granny who came from the pound.
She is a 13yo Malamute x Rotty, according to the microchip.
We quickly ascertained she had a fast growing lump on her
front leg that worried us greatly. The biopsy revealed it was a
Grade 1 Soft Tissue Sarcoma. Sarcoma’s are very vascular
(they bleed a lot) and grow quickly at the same place. They
often burst but tend not to spread to other parts of the body.
SURGERY : We have had a specialist operate and remove the
lump and we are trialling a new anti-cancer vaccine developed
at North Shore Hospital as a follow-up treatment post-surgery.
Luckily these tumours are slow to regrow, if they do at all, so
Aurora has a good chance now of a complete recovery.
A BRAVE GIRL : Aurora has recovered from the operation—see the huge amount of stitching needed in the photo
above. It took her a little time to get over the anaesthetic and to want to try and walk again but after bandage removal
(which was a bit uncomfortable) and some visits from people who she knows Aurora is walking well now with little
swelling on the surgery site. She is also eating well. Aurora is doing really well for a granny! We are so proud of her.
She has shown such bravery and resilience through a very tough time, especially for an older girl.
IF YOU CAN HELP SWEET AURORA ON HER WAY TO RECOVERY, SHE WOULD APPRECIATE IT!
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FEATURING 12 LOVEABLE
ISOLATION BUDDIESSOLATION BUDDIES
I ISOLATION BUDDIESISOLATION BUDDIES
1. 2. 3. 4.
5. 6. 7. 8.
9. 10. 11. 12.
1. Bentley 6yrs Staffy x 22kgs Male Sponsor: “ In loving memory of Chip & Blossom!” Alan & Tina
2. Kara Collie x Shepherd 1yr 25kgs Female Sponsor: “Just ‘cause you’re such a good girl!” Jane & Romeo
3. Nugget Staffy x 2yrs Male Sponsor: “In memory of Jessica!” Honey, Bonnie & Marti their Mum
4. Sergeant Bull Arab x 1yr 34kgs Male Sponsor: “ In loving memory of Floyd, Ralph & Steffie!” Verena
5. Amelia Lab x Staffy x Shar Pei 4yrs 23kgs Female Sponsor:“Good luck!” The Australian Writers Centre
6. Jacob Staffy x 5yrs 26kgs Male Sponsor: “In loving memory of Lucky!” Kevin Lynch
7. Dixie Staffy x Italian Greyhound 9yrs 12.8kgs Female Sponsor: “My fingers are crossed! ” Pam Robson
8. Goldie Labrador x Beagle 2yrs Female Sponsor: “In loving memory of Ricky, Pepe & Cindy!” Malki & Chandra
9. Arlo Staffy x 18mths 20.3.kgs Male Sponsor:“In loving memory of Poppy & Evie & for Sam!” Brenda Harris
10. Peyton Staffy x Bulldog 4yrs Female Sponsor: “Good luck finding your 4ever family!” Pugsley
11. Gabby Kelpie x 7yrs 19kgs Female Sponsor: “Somewhere a home is waiting!” Lesley Cansdell & Titch the cat
12. Moe Staffy x 2yrs 21.6kgs Male Sponsor: “ This sponsorship is my gift to you!” Jeff
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goes directly into saving dogs from death row
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HE’S SO ADORABLE!
Why was 6 afraid
Must love dogsMust love dogs
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M of 7?
7, 8, 9
Do you get it?
Ha! Ha! Ha!
Chocolate Jack Russell x Chihuahua
12wks Male This little baby was abandoned
with his 5 brothers and sisters and he needs
PHOEBE LOVES TO PLAY BUT SHE HAS NO KIDS TO PLAY WITH! a family to love him!
Phoebe is a Staffy x 4yrs 22.7kgs.She has been assessed child
friendly with kids of all ages. A sweet, calm girl she enjoys pats and Sponsor: The Students at the
cuddles. Sponsor: “Good luck sweet girl!” Love from Janelle & Ed Sydney School of English
Hi Fans, smells when visitors arrive
(and the sneaky treats they give
Well here I am in lockdown. Dad’s me!)? When is life going to get
temporarily lost his job, Mum says we back to normal?
are down to our last toilet roll (why they
need it I don’t know—wiping your bum Even though our life is different, as Mum
on the grass always works for me!) and says it’s not forever and we have to
Nanna isn’t allowed to leave the house. make it an adventure. It was so great
To make it worse Baby (our puppy) is today, we all went for a walk as a family
teething and tries to drag me around by (Dad’s usually working or too busy)
my ears. She wants to play wrestle, and Mum has found lots of friends on
takes all my biscuits, and wees on the Facebook she has not connected with
carpet even though Dad takes her for ages. For me I’m happy just to be
outside. Mum is busy spraying the with my family and to know I’m loved.
weed carpet with a mixture of white Dogs live their lives day by day and that
vinegar and water in a bottle which she is how we should all be living. Make
read about on the internet takes the today a happy day, do something
Featuring star ex DR smell away. We can only have facetime
doggie Chippy Pizzey & with our family and that’s no good for different and enjoyable ( like digging up
old stinky bones ) — and soon our life
his pearls of wisdom... me! I look forward to all the different
will be back to normal. C/U Chips XXX
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I wanted to try and help
Tucker to find a home so I
Jasmine is 5 years old made a big drawing and
and her family adopted wrote.. “ Come and get dogs
Holly ( pictured with her ) from Monika’s DoggieRescue
from DoggieRescue because they are sad and
MEET TUCKER Boxer x 2yrs 25.8kgs Male
Tucker is a bright bouncy happy boy. He
would make a great family dog and suit
children 7+yo and he enjoys sitting on them!
He is social with other similar sized playful
dogs. He enjoys pats, cuddles, belly rubs.
He sits on command. Sponsor: “ In loving
memory of Poppy Pants!” Love Michelle
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5 6 7 8
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1. Ray Rottweiler x Staffy 2yrs Male Sponsor: “ For the lovely Lily & the joyous Jenner!” Lisa Kane
2. Tessa Shar Pei x Kelpie 5yrs 16.9kgs Female Sponsor:“I hope you find a family like mine!” George Coleman
3. Mason Cattle X Shar Pei 1yr 19kgs Male Sponsor: “In loving memory of Ricky, Pepe & Cindy!” Malki & Chandra
4. Benji Ridgeback x 5mths Male Sponsor: Best wishes for a loving home from Jackie Tan
5. Dahlia Whippet x Staffy 3yrs Female Sponsor: “In loving memory of Linda & Pee Wee!” Pat Knorr
6. Luna Staffy x 18mths 25kgs Female Sponsor: “ In loving memory of Rusty & Natasha!” Barry & Jessica
7. Aurora Malamute x Rotty 13yrs 35kgs Female Sponsor: “Just ‘cause you’re such a good girl!” Jane & Romeo
8. Isabelle Bull Arab x 2yrs 25kgs Female Sponsor: “In loving memory of Joey & Rosie!” Pat Broderick
9. Finn Bull Arab x 1yr 17kgs Male Sponsor: “In loving memory of Crayon!” Sam, Tim & Shannon
10. Noddy Dachshund x Staffy 3yrs 8kgs Male Sponsor:“ In memory of Rusty & Natasha!” Barry & Jessica
11. Casper Staffy x Jack Russell 3yrs 12.4kgs Male Sponsor: With lots of love in 2020 from Ruth Wall
12. Dakota Kelpie x Cattle 5yrs Female Sponsor: “ Thanks for sponsoring me Anna!” Nadir Guessoum
DoggieRescue.com wishes to acknowledge the
assistance given by:
Virbac Animal Health Australia
Free call: 1800 009 847 Ph.(02)9772-9772
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UPDATES, DOGS IN FOCUS & THE News
LATEST HAPPENINGS. Check it out!
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5. 6. 7. 8.
9. 10. 11. 12.
1. Dusty Kelpie x Corgi 11yrs 18kgs Male Sponsor: “ Wishing you a happy home!” Christin
2. Leo Spitz x 7yrs 11.6kgs Male Sponsor:“A perfect home waits!” Janice, Tony & Marjie Martin
3. Snookums Staffy x 2yrs 20.2kgs Female Sponsor:“ To a happy future with lots of love!” Love Janelle & Ed
4. Chilli Chihuahua x 7yrs 5.4kgs Male Sponsor:“ In loving memory of Penny!” Stefanie
5. Charles Maltese x 13yrs 6.1kgs Male Sponsor:“ In loving memory of Connor & Polly!” The Browns
6. Cash Bull Arab x 12mths 27kgs Male Sponsor: “ In loving memory of Pebbles!” Sigrid
7. Angus 8yrs Aussie Terrier x 8.5kgs Male Sponsor:“Little Mouse, your forever home is coming, I promise!” Jen
8. Paris Foxy x 6-7yrs Female Sponsor: “In loving memory of Ian, Muffin & Tia!” Kathryn & Paul
9. Hercules Great Dane x 18mths Male Sponsor:“In memory of Keziah!” Mummy Karen, Sherry & Spot Trafford
10. Doris Maltese x Female Blind Sponsor: “In loving memory of Jakkson & Jack!” Gina Carovigno
11. Tabitha Labrador x Border Collie 8yrs 17kgs Female Sponsor: “ Sending you lots of love!” Denise Bartlett
12. Wiggles Maltese x 7-8yrs 5kgs Male Sponsor: “Ex DR doggie Woody’s way of saying thanks!” Tracy Fay
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FEATURE ARTICLE C O P I N G W I T H T H E C O R O N A V I R U S C R I S I S
PETS LIVING We catch up with some ex DR dogs
and find out how they are coping
in lockdown. What do they get up
to and how has their life changed
since the scary pandemic called
COVID-19 arrived in Australia.
Hello from Honey,
My Mum has set up full time office in
the house while this scary virus is out
and about. This is making me really
happy as everyday feels like a
Sunday! There are a few people at
home so even if one is busy you can
be sure I will get a cuddle or treat
from another member of the house-
hold. I do like to help during very
important conference calls, I get to
jump into that thing they call "zoom"
apparently it is the new trend when
you work from home and you speak
to your colleagues. Well I get to
speak to my doggie pals that are
keeping company to their humans
as much as I do with my family.
“ I love my routine, so if they get too
carried away with their emails or calls
I do make sure to jump on the table
and give my best look to make them
understand it is MY time to get to play
and have full attention! “
As you will see in the photos I am
sending you, I have managed to find
my happy place in every way possible.
On the outdoor lounge chair hanging
out with the family, on the bed sleeping
with my Daddy, on the lounge in the
living room if I have pushed my Daddy
of the floor I am definitely always
between my loved ones!
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I have been with my family for
5 months now, how crazy! It
feels like I have always been
part of their clan for ever. I
have made them so happy,
they keep telling me they
couldn't live without me and I
must say I do feel the same
about them! Mummy keeps
saying that I keep her relaxed
as she loves watching me
sleeping, I think her second job Nanna, You don’t
at the moment is paparazzi have to practice self
she keeps bringing her phone distancing at home
out to take photos of me, she
sends them to her colleagues
to cheer them up and calls it
the "Honey update".
Stay safe everyone, doggie
and kittie pals, enjoy this time
to regroup with your dear ones
give them the strength to push
through the uncertainty.
Love from Honey Bun (as they
like to call me! )
“Photos of beautiful of Ned Kelly (formerly “Boof”). He is much loved and staying at home to be a responsible
Community member. He wishes you all love, good health and responsible social distancing!” Olivia
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ISOLATING WITH MY
BEST FRIEND TILLY
Written by: Frankie aged 11 years
Tilly is definitely the best dog for staying home with
Now that I’m doing my schoolwork at home, I’ll be especially at a time like this. She loves to have a little
spending a lot more time at home. My siblings and I nap in the office when Mum is working and if we go
are getting fed up being home so much so to keep us outside to play she loves to come to join us and have
occupied we have been taking our dog (Tilly that we a sunbathe. And when my mum and I play netball in
got from Monika’s just over a year ago) on lots of the garden she loves to come and watch until the ball
walks. We go on lots of walks around our suburb or gets near her! When I sit down to watch TV, Tilly will
take a car trip to Bayview dog beach where Tilly can come charging in and wag her tail. Then once she’s
run and swim and have fun with the other dogs. calmed down, she’ll fall asleep knowing I’m there.
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These unprecedented times could see children embark on an unprecedented remote education
experience to help halt the spread of COVID-19. If that happens Tilly will be right by Frankie’s side!
On weekdays when I’m sitting at my
desk doing schoolwork, Tilly will
come, sit by me and lie down by my
feet, and it’s nice to know she’s
there to comfort me. Sometimes in
the evening when we’re all together,
we sit around Tilly and rub her
tummy, and she loves that. Once
you start rubbing her tummy it’s
hard to stop because she loves it
so much! It’s like doggy heaven!
“ Having Tilly at home with us during this time is lovely and comforting, she is always ready for a game
or a pat or a walk. And I think Tilly is enjoying having us all home all of the time too!” Frankie
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FRED HAS BECOME
Written by : Sonya King
AN ISOLATION BUDDY!
A few weeks ago Fred was just one of the many
homeless dogs at DoggieRescue hoping for adoption.
The blind 10 year old Maltese x caught the eye of a
weekend volunteer at the shelter and the rest is now
history. Fred went home with his new Mum Sonya to
settle in to what could be a long period of his Mum
working at home due to the Corona Virus.
I know Fred had many friends so I wanted to send an
update on his new life. Fred is an angel and is settling
in well to his new home, We brought him home in late
March and already we can’t imagine life without him.
He is a very sweet , gentle boy which was really
important given we have a 10 year old indoor house
bunny named Bella. Fred was gentle and let her sniff
and check him out from day one but Bella Bunny But it was only a few days till she adjusted and they have
wasn’t sure of her new little brother for the first few now both settled and now sit together on the couch with
days and every time he fell asleep she would hop me every night and watch TV. He will come up to me while
over to his bed and get up on her hind legs and on the couch and ask to be picked up and often when
watch the little snorer! sitting next to me on the couch will climb up on my lap.
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Fred has adjusted to his new house and Fred and his bunny sister Bella
backyard and even though he is blind he has bond with quiet times together
already figured his way around and gets up
and down a little step in the backyard, he is
gaining more confidence every day and
doing well on his little walks in the morning
already he knows the routine and the route.
Here is a photo of my baby boy Fred with his
sister Bella on the couch. He is already
famous – being featured online on MSN,
getting a 2 page spread in the SMH and
featuring on my company intranet and
social media, showing others just how great
“ It is unbelievable in a time of such crisis I
fell in love and gave a small, sad dog a
forever home and a second chance in life!”
AN INTERVIEW WITH “ZEUS”
Jen Barbour Mastiff x 6yrs 28.6kgs
Hey gentle boy, how are you doing? I’m OK! I’m lucky I
have some special friends at the shelter (both dogs and
humans) so I get lots of love and attention. I have some
special kennel hands Kat & Kelly who take me out for
nice sniffy walks in the bush where I’m less likely to
bump into people and get a fright.
Any fun facts we should know? When I get really
excited I scoot my legs up under my bum and just GO!
Everyone thinks it’s funny and I like making people laugh.
“ Zeus has spent a while at DoggieRescue, he's a bigger
doggy and quite nervous. Hopefully someone will see
past his fear and realise what a gentle, sweet dog he is.
Once he likes you Zeus is affectionate and really lovely.
He gives cheeky kisses when he thinks you are not
looking. I want him to find someone who is patient, kind
and understanding. Someone who will keep him safe
from the things that scare him, and slowly introduce him
to the world. Once he trusts you, Zeus just closes his
eyes ( see photo at left ) and loves cuddles.” Jen
This interview is not only to highlight Zeus, a doggy who
needs a lot of love to get over his sad past, but also in
remembrance of Zeus’s kind long term sponsor Hughie
Wray who only recently passed away with cancer.
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QUESTIONS & ANSWERS
WITH “DARCY SPECHT”
“ I’m a Kelpie-Dingo mix
girl, rescue doggo who is
living my best life here in
Melbourne doing the best
to train my new mum on
the care that I deserve”
With the help of Mum
If I wasn’t me I’d like to be : an explorer, I love being I often wonder : how long it will be until my next walk!!!
outside, hiking and walking, for hours and hours...... Mum..are you ready yet?
I thought I would : take time to get used to my new Food that makes me drool is : I'm not that obsessed with
routine but it has been SO easy. I know exactly when it's food but I LOVE a chicken neck and raw bones. I also
time for the walkies and for bed time and for waking up. love hiding my bully stick and cow's ears to eat later .
I'm a very good girl and I don't bark or have toilet My happiest moments are: first thing in the morning
accidents. I do like to scatter my food on the carpet when I jump on my Mum in bed and lick her face. My tail
though which is a bit weird. It's just a thing I like to do.
wags so hard then because I know she's going to take
When I heard I was to star in DoggieRescue magazine me out for a walk - walkies are EVERYTHING!!!
I : was so excited to be able to tell people about my My tail wags most when : it's time to go out for walkies
walkies walkies walkies walkies walkies walkies!!!!!
It took a while but : I have decided I don't like breakfast.
My greatest achievement is: letting Mum brush me with
I like my dinner late in the evening and I might decide I this weird brush called a Furminator. I am NOT a fan but
don't even want to eat it until 9pm! My mum doesn't I'm willing to allow it in exchange for some peanut butter.
mind. I’m training her to be flexible.
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My favourite place in the world is : on the chaise of It’s so very
the sofa, napping and looking out the window. I like embarrassing
the couch in the front room too because it's near the
window! What are the neighbours up to? I'm a sticky
beak for sure!
You should adopt a rescue dog because : we are
awesome! We might be shy or nervous and it might
take us time to adjust but we will love you in our own
way and in our own time if you're patient with us.
If I impersonated a famous star I’d be : James
Dean because I'm pretty charming but also cool!
Living in Melbourne is like: nothing I've experienced
before. It's so grey so often! Brrr, it’s cold! Lucky I
have a thick fur coat and the house is warm.
On Mother’s Day I will be : most likely sitting on the
couch with my mum while she watches TV because
we are in lockdown now and that might last a while.
So long as we go for a long walk I don't mind if we
can’t go out on the town…. I just hope we will still be
able to go for bush hikes when the weather is nice!
My nickname is : Stinkybum
“ Mum never told me when
she adopted me that I would
be sharing my home with two
ratty sisters! I must admit I ADOPTED &
was curious, but a bit scared, LOVING LIFE!
when I met them. I think they
have the upper hand!”
Follow Darcy’s progress ….https://www.picuki.com/profile/darcy.the.rescue.doggo
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FEATURE ARTICLE Tricia Curran is a DoggieRescue Volunteer who writes our Bunny Articles.
IN NEW YORK
Normally a bustling city with lively restaurants, cafes and
shops just outside my window, now Manhattan has gone
silent apart from the sirens of the ambulances that you can
hear going by throughout the day and night.
The apartments here can be on the smaller side, so it can
make it difficult to stay in for days on end. We are also finally
able to put away our giant winter coats and are heading into
spring. The weather has started to warm up and the trees
have bloomed with pink and white flowers. We are allowed
to get out for some exercise so long as we keep the 2 metre
distance, which people have been good about obeying. It's “ Usually my walk consists of heading
actually easy to remember to do this when those walking to Central Park which is a few blocks
around you all have on their masks and plastic gloves, away. It's easier walking in the park
which reminds you there is something dangerous around. because it's much more spacious so you
can spread out from others.
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We catch up with Tricia who with her husband us currently going through COVID-19 isolation in New York….
I also go to the park because tons
of people take their dogs for walks
through there, and there are some
good off-lead spaces for them to
run around and play with other
dogs. It's so sweet to watch them
be their happy, goofy selves, and
takes everything out of me to not
to pet them when they come close
by and are looking for a little pat!
My husband Mark and I moved
here from Sydney about a year
ago, and I've been volunteering
with a local no-kill rescue
shelter. Since the virus started
however, they have been able to
foster out all of their dogs and
cats and are managing all
adoptions online now to stay
I do miss my normal routines including going
to the animal shelter, but one new routine we
now have is, every single day at 7pm (this is
the normal time for shift changes in
hospitals) New Yorkers open their windows
to clap and cheer for all those essential
One of the workers still working on the front lines -
rescue pups the healthcare workers, postal workers,
from the group delivery people, grocery store workers,
I worked with. pharmacists, etc.
“ Neighbours blare music like
Sinatra's 'New York, New York' and
some people even go out on their
balconies to dance.”
I do miss the buzz of the city, the excitement
of trying new restaurants, walking around
different neighbourhoods, people watching,
and petting lots of dogs, but this is temporary
and we will get through it. Hope everyone
and your families are staying safe and
healthy during this worrying time.
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1. 2. 3.
I need a family
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“ ADOPT A NEW BEST FRIEND
AND MAKE A HOMELESS
DOGGIE SMILE ”
1. Tommy Ridgeback x Kelpie 2yrs 19.5kgs Male Sponsor:“ In loving memory of my friend Salvatore!” Antoinette
2. Banjo Moodle 8yrs 6.6kgs Male Sponsor: “In loving memory of all my woofs!” Susan Carovigno
3. Duke Kelpie x 12mths Male Sponsor:“ Wishing you a very happy birthday Ray!” Nila Sudiarta
4. Rusty Staffy x Kelpie 2.5yrs Male Sponsor: “ Hoping you find a forever home soon!” Lopez
5. Apollo Amstaff 4yrs 20kgs Male Sponsor: “ In loving memory of Jess & Jody!” Michele & Steve Tamassy
6. Sophie Kelpie x Corgi 2yrs 13.8kgs Female Sponsor:“ In loving memory of Sam!” Valerie Rodgers
7. Tia Staffy x 6mths Female Sponsor:“ In loving memory of Rusty & Natasha!” Robert Nauta
8. Nova Bull Arab x 2yrs Female Sponsor: “I’m a very sweet girl!” Kylee, Brenda & Daisy
you can’t play
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1. Jane Mastiff x 3yrs 28.9kgs Female Sponsor: “ Looking to a brighter future!” Neil & Surbhi
2. Crumpet American Staffy x 5yrs 27kgs Male Sponsor: “ In loving memory of Elle! ” Malki & Chandra
3. Cleo Bull Arab x 18mths 28.5kgs Female Sponsor:“ In loving memory of Minnie!” Marika Camilleri
4. Bailey Jack Russell x Pug 5yrs 8.3kgs Male Sponsor: With love from your friend Marg
5. Rue Rotty x 3yrs Female Sponsor: “Happy home soon!” Aqua Home Loans
6. Khaleesi Staffy x 2-3yrs Female Deaf. Sponsor: Best wishes from Susan Cassidy
7. & 8. Sasha Amstaff 10yrs 34.5kgs Female & Chris Amstaff x 9yrs Male Sponsors: “ In loving memory of
Ian, Tia & Muffin!” Kathryn & Paul & Sponsor: “A better life is coming very soon!” Love from Noreen
9. Rory Bull Arab x 18mths 30kgs Female Sponsor: “Happy home soon!” Tilly, Jasper & Karen
10. Tater Tot Staffy x 5yrs 17.1kgs Female Sponsor: “ Wishing you a happy 2020!” Patsy Wills
11. Mabel Great Dane x 1yr 35kgs Female Sponsor: “ In loving memory of Poppy Pants!” Love Michelle
12. Marshmellow Staffy x 18mths 16.4kgs Female Sponsor: “In loving memory of Cindy!” Malki & Chandra
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1. Basil Dachshund 11yrs 13.3kgs Male Sponsor: “ Sending you love!” Jane & her fur kids
2. Daffodil Jack Russell x Chihuahua 13wks Female Sponsor: “ Hoping you have a great 2020!” Martha Pavlakis
3. & 4. Fifi Chihuahua x 5yrs 6kgs Female & Chickpea Chihuahua 1yr 4kgs Male Bonded pair. Sponsors:
“ In loving memory of Inzi & Sach Baille!” Kathryn & “ In memory of Poppy & Evie & for Sam!” Brenda Harris
5. Lenny Foxy x 18mths 7kgs Male Sponsor: “In loving memory of Pepe!” Malki & Chandra
6. Lawson Cattle Dog 10yrs 20.3kgs Male Sponsor: “ In loving memory of Connor & Polly!” The Browns
7. Dezzy Maltese x 10yrs 5kgs Male Sponsor: “ Hoping we find your forever home soon!” Barbara
8. Spud Foxy x 8yrs 7.2kgs Male Sponsor: “ In loving memory of Bessy Irvine!” Janiece
9. Mia Foxy x 7yrs 12kgs Female Sponsor: “ In loving memory of our Macy girl!” Susan Dorahy
10. JJ Foxy x 10mths Male Sponsor: The students at the Sydney School of English
11. Gizmo Silky x Maltese 6yrs Male Sponsor: “ In loving memory of Sach Baille!” Kathryn
12. Jamie Jack Russell 6yrs 8kgs Male Blind Sponsor: “ Good luck in finding your family!” Freddi Martin
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1. Ayesha Pomeranian x Female Sponsor:“For our rainbow bridge mob!” Colleen & Ron
2. August English Staffy 12yrs Male Sponsor: “ We hope you find your forever home!” David Cowling
3. Ollie Silky x Shih Tzu 2yrs 6.7kgs Male Sponsor: “Here’s hoping for a home/foster home!” Janelle Wooldridge
4. Alice Maltese x S/Tzu 12yrs 6kgs Female Sponsor: “In loving memory of Sybil & Jed 2 strays!” Janet & Richard
5. Bunny Jack Russell x Chihuahua 13wks Female Sponsor: “Best wishes!” The Australian Writers Association
6. Poptart Staffy x 7mths 16kgs Male Sponsor: “To help him find a home as good as Napoleons!” Jackson
7. & 8. Trixie Staffy x 2.5yrs 24.4kgs Female & Amber 1yr 21.9kgs Female Bonded Mother & daughter who
want to stay together. Sponsor: Best wishes Michael & Kim McTeigue SavourLife
9. Peter Rabbit Jack Russell x Chihuahua 13wks Male Sponsor: Sending you best wishes from Tony Suter
10. Lilac Pomeranian x 10wks Female Sponsor: “In loving memory of Heidi & Libby!” Judith Lynch
11. Bilby Jack Russell x Chihuahua 13wks Male Sponsor: “ Just ‘cause you’re a good boy!” Jane & Romeo
12. Herbie Pomeranian x 1yr Male (pic pre eye surgery) Sponsor:“In loving memory of Inzi & Sach Baille!” Kathryn
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Just hanging out with my
family watching the kids play &
occasionally doing this crazy
puppy lap of the backyard.
Mum has left a patch of yard
for me to hide & sleep in.
Love & licks to all my friends,
Having lots of fun. If I come back to
Sydney I will visit but I can’t ever come
back to stay...Mum loves me too much!
Wish you were here….Yogi
Zeus has seen the
worst of humans, will
you show him the
best? Meet him p31.