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DoggieRescue E-Magazine May 2016_Neat

ADDRESS : 2 Mc Cowan Rd, Cnr. Bloodwood Rd, INGLESIDE. 2101 SHNEOLTKEIRLL
OPEN: 10am-5pm Tuesday-Sunday

PHONE: 9486-3133

Vol.11 No.139
MAY 2016

ADOPTIONS: DOGS 11,656
CATS 382

NEW DOG WALKING HOURS
11AM - 2.30PM TUES - SUN

Weather permitting

In this our MOTHER’S DAY
issue our cover girl is SPICE.
She is totally gorgeous but has
been waiting for many months
now. Find out why on page 6.

www .DoggieRescue.com

2 MAY 2016 DOGGIERESCUE.COM MAGAZINE

DoggieRescue.com

Magazine

Featuring over
200 homeless
doggies & many
cats & kittens...

What’s Inside?

Feature Articles: Published
MONTHLY

HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY! Featuring some Doggie 6-8 MR. SPOK & HIS FAVOURITE TELE TUBBY!!
Rescue mummies including our cover girl Spice. Mini Foxy x 8yrs Male Sponsor: “ In loving memory
of Pepe & Cindy!” Malki & Chandra

MEET LITTLE PAM WHO NEEDS HELP – She 9 SEE MR. SPOK STARRING ON
came to us under a Duty of Care with serious eye INSTAGRAM CLICK HERE
issues and has needed specialist eye surgery.
Every month:
CO-ORDINATING FOSTER HOMES - Over 170 10-11
adoptions have come through Cynthia’s hands! FROM MY DESK by Monika Biernacki

VALE ROXY - By Michelle McPhee O’Keeffe 16-17 3

SQUIRTLE’S LOVING FOSTER CARE– By his 18-19 Doggie Rescue UNLEASHED & 12-14
foster carers Niki & Jeroen DANGEROUS By Roland Briefrel 33
20-21 Cartoon Ryley Miller
THERE’S A DOG FOR EVERY MUM! 24
UP CLOSE & PERSONAL- Featuring ex
CATCHING UP WITH DIVA– An update from DR dogs Princess & her daughter Pepper
her Mum Kristy Comb

A DAY IN THE LIFE - A 5 part series about what 30-31

our Volunteers do. By Ashley Blair Email: [email protected]

Follow us on Twitter Join us on Facebook
www.twitter.com/monikadogrescue https://www.facebook.com/doggierescue

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

www.virbac.com.au

MAY 2016 DOGGIERESCUE.COM MAGAZINE 3

From My Desk Sugar Scruffy Terrier x 18mths
Female Sponsor: “Sending you
“In May with Mother’s Day, we cannot help but focus love & hugs!” from Ruth Wall
on our beautiful May Cover girl doggy Mum, Spice
with her devoted son Fennel. Over time their bond
grew closer and closer and now they will only be
adopted as a pair – as an instant family for anyone

working longer hours and feeling guilty about
leaving a lonely dog at home.” Monika

Dear Readers, By Monika Biernacki

So many of our female dogs and cats have been Mums However when I start a project I need to see it through
and given their all to their offspring. Sadly in the cat and each dog or cat is an individual and each needs
situation, kittens often are rehomed while Mum waits so special care, whatever that may be. When you get them
long for a family, if she ever leaves the pound alive at all. from the pound, it is a bit like a marriage, you get them
It is such a sad situation after all that nurturing, to be left for better or for worse and you walk the path together.
without a future because you are over 6 months of age.
Look at all the Mum cats on our web site and see if you Our committed foster carers also play a big role in the
can welcome one into your heart for Mother’s Day! rehabilitation of our dogs. There is a limit in terms of
care in a shelter environment but in a foster home, there
Granny Pam who has undergone a number of specialist are no bounds and the rehabilitation is quicker. Foster
eye surgeries in the last months (p9) has been a Mum carers enable us to save more lives when there is no
many times over. Perhaps that is all she knew in her room at Doggiewood. Our experienced carers do so
former life. Life has been tough whilst she has been with much to prepare our dogs for their forever home. Read
us. We have tried to repair her damaged eyelid but it is what an impact it has had on Squirtle (p18) since
proving one of the most intricate and difficult surgeries for leaving the shelter.
our specialists. Unfortunately it has needed a number of
surgeries which have been costly and needed a heap of
post-operative care. However we are almost there and
Pam will be pain free, a far cry from the horrific state she
was left at the pound in.

Heart warming adoption: You might remember Star who Carers that are committed, nurturing and don’t give up
came in with mammary tumours. This bright cuddly girl are hard to find. Over the years Cynthia has been
has had all the tumours removed and there has been no instrumental is finding more than 170 dogs loving
spread into her lungs. She has gone through extensive forever homes by co-ordinating these carers (p10). An
surgeries and we kept a pretty close watch on her to amazing achievement! Without volunteers like Cynthia,
ensure she stayed as healthy as possible. Star has just DoggieRescue would not have saved more than 11,500
been adopted by a retired person who has experience at dogs and close to 400 cats. Volunteers are the lifeblood
taking on neglected mature fluffy dogs. He spoke with of DoggieRescue. They get things happening. There are
our vets before making the final decision. Star was with so many diverse roles where we need help. Read “A
us for just on twelve months. day in the life” (p30) to get a glimpse of what our
Customer Service team do. Over the next months we
Without our Lifesavers and supporters we could not will be showcasing other roles where we need your help.
continue to give such high level care to our dogs and Check out our Volunteering page on our web site.
cats. I sometimes wonder is it right to spend so much on
one dog when we have so many and funds are tight? Have a lovely Mother’s Day and share some of the love
to all the furkids around you.

4 MAY 2016 DOGGIERESCUE.COM MAGAZINE

Want to meet people, help raise much
needed funds for DoggieRescue and

have fun at the same time?

Then we'd love to have you in the Events Team to help on Will you join
festival and event days. You may even want to run an event our events
of your own in your area - we can offer you advice, help and team?
support in making it happen. For more information please
contact Nat on 0402 785 196 or email [email protected] Melody (above ) Kelpie x Foxy 2yrs Female
Sponsor: With lots of love from Susan Gerber
http://www.doggierescue.com/events.htm

Where is DoggieWood?

Ingleside Shelter is located at :

2 McCowan Rd, Cnr of Bloodwood Rd,
INGLESIDE. 2101

Open 10am — 5pm from Tuesday to Sunday

Phone: 9486-3133
www.DoggieRescue.com.au

I’M AS LOVEABLE
AS CAN BE - WON’T

YOU ADOPT ME?

I want my own
family...

Archer Kelpie x
Ridgeback 7mths Male

Sponsor: “In loving
memory of our rescue
dog Penny!” Stephanie

Which Sponsored Dogs found homes?

• Aladdin, Judge, Ralph, Mr. Bojangles, Kate, Ariel, Thanks to Keryn & Brenda who went all the
Neville, Harold, Papi, Floppy, Dancer, Bean & Luna way to TAREE POUND to pick up BATMAN….
(together), Sweetpea, Angelique & Bert (together),
Goldilocks, Dixie, Jack, Lil Chrissy, Tim, Cleveland, Batman Mastiff x 3yrs Male Sponsor: “ Just
Tom, Squiggles, Kirby, Shirley, Snoopy, Shirotan & Jane ‘cause you’re such a good boy!” Lots of love
from Jane & Romeo
• CLICK HERE FOR SOME ADOPTION PHOTOS

MAY 2016 DOGGIERESCUE.COM MAGAZINE 5

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gone ELECTRONIC!

If you would like to receive a copy of our
E-Mag every month please send your details
to email address: [email protected]

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.

I FEEL MUCH Mr/Mrs/Ms/Other
BETTER NOW! First name
Surname
CLICK HERE to see Phil BEFORE and
AFTER grooming photos Address

Phil Maltese x 5yrs Male Sponsor: “With Post code
love from Gunther & family!” Rhonda & Brett
Telephone
DOGGIERESCUE ( & PHIL ) WOULD
LIKE TO THANK… Please return to:
DoggieRescue,
Caroline’s Clip and Cuddles MOBILE 8 Chiltern Road,
GROOMING ‘patient, loving care’ INGLESIDE. NSW. 2101
INNER WEST AREA0416 140247 Or call 9486-3133
www.DoggieRescue.com Thank you
Volunteer groomer for Monika’s DoggieRescue
https://sites.google.com/site/clipandcuddles/

6 MAY 2016 DOGGIERESCUE.COM MAGAZINE

IN OUR MOTHER’S DAY ISSUE WE HIGHLIGHT BONDED MOTHER & SON
SPICE & FENNEL IN A BEAUTIFUL STORY WRITTEN BY JANICE MARTIN
“ Love you heaps Spice
and Fennel and a Happy
Mother's Day Spice, you
are a great little mum.”

Janice

Mothers are precious beyond compare...
FRONT PAGE PETS: Spice Mini Foxy x Chihuahua 2yrs Female & Fennel Chihuahua x Mini Foxy 6mths Male
( mother & son )Sponsors: Linda, Pat & Pee Wee & remembering Robbie & “A forever home soon!” Patsy Wills

With many thanks to our talented volunteer photographer Oznur Mezgil

MAY 2016 DOGGIERESCUE.COM MAGAZINE 7

“ SPICE & FENNEL ”

Their story by Volunteer Janice Martin

Hello Readers, for Spice when at only a puppy herself she fell pregnant
and then was dumped at a pound. Not much of a start
Spice and Fennel are a bundle of joy and happiness. in life for such a young and small dog. But along came
They light up any day! Their bond is strong, affectionate Fennel, her son, her mate in life, her love, her world.
and playful. They share everything, their meals, their
toys, their space, their bed and their love for each other. Spice and Fennel are yet to discover the larger world, a
These two little dogs are just gorgeous! doggie heaven of walks, visits to the dog park, the
beach and rides in the car - and even their own beds.
I love spending time with them, playing with them and They would enjoy a garden to play in and would be
giving them lots of cuddles. Then they run off happily happy in a family environment with slightly older
together to resume playing around my legs or to find a children.
quiet spot together to wait while I prepare their meal.
Spice and Fennel are also gentle little dogs with not a If you would like to meet these two gorgeous
cranky bone in their collective bodies. They have happy dogs, they are waiting for you. I would
dispositions, their coats are soft, their faces perky and whisk them away with me if I could
their eyes bright and alert. but I know there is a home out there
waiting especially for these two
Spice is nervous on first meeting her new humans so precious little dogs.
baby steps would be required - a quiet, gentle but Janice Martin, DR Volunteer
reassuring visit with them. How hard it must have been

DID YOU KNOW? Of all the females at DoggieRescue most have been Mums’ and some have had many

litters of puppies like Cup Cake & Daisy below. They celebrate Mother's Day knowing they will have no more….

Cup Cake Terrier x 6yrs 9kgs Female Sponsor:“ You Daisy English Staffy x 6yrs 14kgs Female Sponsor:
have a sponsor family, you are loved!” Fred & Annie “Keep smiling you cute girl!” Darren Needham-Walker

8 MAY 2016 DOGGIERESCUE.COM MAGAZINE
Marty

This Mother’s
Day Margy
will have a lot
on her mind.

Marty Hello Readers,

Winnie Margy is a sweet little lady who arrived at the
shelter with her lovely boyfriend Marty. Margy
loves to mother the dogs around her, in
particular Winnie and she certainly loves it too!
In one of these nurture-sessions Winnie will
usually stand in the same position and accept
Margy’s nurturing as she lovingly licks her face,
ears and body and Winnie’s eyes gradually
become more and more squinty as she tilts her
head so she can lick just the right spot until her
head descends closer and closer to the ground
in sweet surrender!

Luis De Florio, DoggieRescue Kennel Manager

Marty Foxy x 8yrs 5.5kgs Male & Margy Foxy x 8yrs 4.9kgs Female ( bonded pair ) Sponsors: In loving
memory of Minnie!” Marika Camilleri & Just ’cause you’re such a very good girl!” Love from Jane & Romeo
Winnie Schnauzer x 4yrs Female Sponsor:“Sending you lots of love you beautiful girl!” Jane and her fur kids

MAY 2016 DOGGIERESCUE.COM MAGAZINE 9

Breed: Pomeranian x PAM ABANDONDED IN AGONY WITH A SERIOUS EYE
Age: 10yrs Sex: Female INFECTION POOR PAM SAT WAITING IN A POUND….

Sponsor: “In loving memory
of Elle!” Bill & Joan Collins

Pam came from the pound under Duty of Care,
meaning she was not in a fit condition to remain
in a pound environment.

Pam was in pain from an injured, very infected
eye. She has now had specialist eye surgery
where the lower lid has been repaired and the
glands in the eye have been tucked in. It was an
intricate operation and Pam is currently on a
cocktail of eye creams, antibiotics and strong
pain management. Her lower eyelid had
adhered to bone.

Monika says “ Pam is now recovering well and Please help us to raise funds to cover Pam’s surgery and
slowly the inflammation around the eye is continue to give her the best of care she deserves.
settling. After the surgery I went back for an https://give.everydayhero.com/au/help-our-oldie-pam
early check up. It did not look right. Sure enough
much of the surgery had fallen apart and needed
redoing as there was so much scar tissue. Poor
Pam underwent a second surgery 2 weeks after
the first and she recovered well again. People
always say things happen in 3’s, and after
Easter when she needed another check-up it
was clear that a small section of the surgery had
to be redone again. So granny Pam underwent
a third surgery which is looking good and she
seems so much happier in herself. So far
excluding medications, it has cost Doggie
Rescue $2,800.

HELPING BOWIE TO RUN AGAIN :
THE REHABILITATION

Bowie Labrador x Cattle 6mths Female Sponsor:
With love & get well wishes from Tilly, Jasper & Karen

“ Do you think Bowie enjoyed her massage? I am very
excited to assist this gorgeous puppy on her road to
recovery through the power of massage.” Volunteer

masseuse Beth Gentle

Thank you for showing your support and sending
love to little Bowie! Donate Now via https://
give.everydayhero.com/au/help-bowie-run-again

10 MAY 2016 DOGGIERESCUE.COM MAGAZINE

Snow Jedda

CO-ORDINATING
FOREVER HOMES!

By Cynthia Forshaw DoggieRescue Foster Care Co-ordinator

A Foster Carer Co-ordinator is the first line of
contact between a foster carer and the Doggie
Rescue organisation… and I've had that role for
over 9 years now.

Joey Kelpie x Foxy 5yrs 8.2kgs Male Sponsor: I recently did a count of the number of foster adoptions that had
“ In loving memory of Lily Biesler!” Greg & Amy passed through my hands and the total came to 143...but...I had
failed to count those carers who had fostered 3 or 4 times...plus,
in the first year, as fosters were adopted, I didn't keep them on
record. I was still learning. So, I think the actual count would be
closer to 170.

How could we manage without all these selfless
foster carers? It has dragged from my memory all
those little furry faces....Little Thriller, following a heart
operation, was fostered by a friend (suffering breast
cancer but with a strength that allowed her to work for
Doggie Rescue). Every time he had an appointment at
the shelter, he would shake and drool and refuse to leave
his foster mum. Then, one day, it all changed, he had
decided it was time to go and find his forever home.
Sadly, my friend died a few months later.... It was as if
Thriller knew he had to move on. How ? We'll never know.

Bundy Then there are the wonderful carers who choose to
Little Bundy needed to keep her irritated, red skin covered. do just that...Care. They have taken shy, withdrawn,
nervous dogs and given them the confidence to move on
to a forever home. I have memories of Dewie, Hugo,
Genie, Tyson, Milo, Sascha, Jedda.

MAY 2016 DOGGIERESCUE.COM MAGAZINE 11

Mairead Shona

Hugo ( black & white
Foxy x) with his
foster mum Andrea
& his foster siblings
Bridgette & Rusty

We do, of course, have a lot of 'failed' foster carers Myrtle
who just decide that the fur-kid belongs with
them… permanently.

Bundy (with a terrible skin condition), Mairead, Lonhro, What an amazing gallery of faces pass through my
Rafffi, Simon, Mitzi, Shona, Billy, Snow, Peruse. Then mind! And...what an amazing number of wonderful
there's Moo-Moo...adopted by her foster carer after people who, as foster carers, have found room in their
being diagnosed with Lymphoma, a terminal cancer. homes (and hearts) for just one more 4-legged 'child'.
She will have unfailing love until her very last breath.
And, will I EVER forget Myrtle, who would take on any
dog of any size, but to whose foster carer (now mum
Kaja pictured with Myrtle) she was 'just perfect'.

12 MAY 2016 DOGGIERESCUE.COM MAGAZINE

FEATURE: DOGGIERESCUE UNLEASHED AND DANGEROUS

Real free range eggs – you ought
to give a cluck!!

It absolutely beggars belief that in 2016 there is no real common COMPILED BY ROLAN BRIEFREL
understanding of what constitutes “free range eggs” – oh that’s (based on an article by Ester Han
right they came up with a definition at the end of March. And what a
doozy of a definition it is!! In my view it makes no sense at all and in SMH 31 March 2016)
definitely does not put the welfare of the animal as its highest
priority. But that is what happens when you put the management of Consumer group Choice
these matters into the hands of politicians and an industry solely has called on shoppers to
interested in profit. boycott brands they claim
do not meet consumers'
Cartoon by : Ryler Miller expectations, such as "free
range" eggs from
After years of confusion, consumers and farmers have finally received a Woolworths, Coles, Aldi's
clear, legal definition of "free range eggs". Australia's consumer affairs Lodge Farm, Ecoeggs,
ministers have adopted a legally binding standard with a definition that Farm Pride and Pace
states that free range eggs must come from hens that have a meaningful Farm. NSW Minister for
and regular access to outdoor range, with a stocking density of up to Innovation and Better
10,000 birds per hectare. The definition reflects the lobbying efforts of Regulation Victor
industrial egg producers who have long fought for higher stocking Dominello said the new
densities and against the requirement that hens actually go outdoors. national information
Once again the position of animal welfare advocates in this matter has standard, to be enforced
taken an apparent back seat. under the Australian
The announcement is a loss for consumer and animal welfare Consumer Law, will force
advocates who support the voluntary Model Code of Practice, published egg producers to declare
by the CSIRO, which sets the limit at 1500 hens per hectare, unless the outdoor stocking
the hens are regularly rotated. density on packaging,
whether 1500, 5000 or
10,000 hens per hectare.

A safe harbour defence will also be
introduced to provide clarity for egg
producers on enforcement of the new
standards. "Consumers can now
decide, 'Should I buy free range eggs
at a lower density of 1500 or a higher
density of 10,000?' The point is,
consumers can now decide," he said.
"About 13 million eggs are consumed
each day in Australia and demand is
continuing to grow. Eggs labelled as
free range sell at a premium and our
decision today means consumers can
be sure they've got what they've paid
for."

MAY 2016 DOGGIERESCUE.COM MAGAZINE 13

However, as revealed by Fairfax Media, the NSW definition, the hens, housed in five sheds with a total area
Department of Primary Industries-run Tocal College has of 0.9 hectares, do not necessarily have to venture
signed a 10-year contract with Pace Farms to supply it outside to be called "free range". So let’s be clear,
with eggs from an operation with 70,000 hens on a 10,000 hens per hectare, who do not venture outside, can
15-hectare property near Newcastle. Under the new still be called “free – range” under this new agreement.

Choice is outraged by the decision, saying its research showed 213 million eggs were sold as free range in
2014 that did not meet consumers' expectations. It claims the decision means consumers could be paying a
premium of between $21 million and $43 million per year for free range eggs that arenot actually free range.

"Eggs that come from hens that don't go outside and have Tocal College's egg farm.
high stocking densities don't meet consumers' expectations Photo: Department of Primary Industries
and don't deserve the free range label. Because of this, we
are calling on consumers to boycott bad eggs that have an
outdoor stocking density of up to 10,000 hens per hectare,"
said spokesman Tom Godfrey. "While we welcome the
requirement for consistent display of stocking densities on
egg cartons, if a standard does not require birds to go outside
then why does it matter how much space they have?"

The egg industry lobby group Egg Farmers of Australia said
the ministers' decision was a common sense resolution to
what has been an "unnecessarily complicated issue" and an
"emotional debate"."Consumers too have secured a win. With
the new requirement for stocking density to be mandated on
pack, shoppers will be empowered through choice," said
spokesman John Coward. "Most importantly for industry this
provides certainty. The debate on free range has delayed
investment in new farms and has placed a handbrake on
innovation and productivity."He thanked Small Business
Minister Kelly O'Dwyer for her "deliberative and
evidence-based approach" and Minister Dominello for his
"engagement ... and intellectual rigour" to the debate.

Agriculture Minister Barnaby Joyce alarmed consumer regular readers of these pages when you recall Mr
and animal welfare groups when he revealed he and Joyce’s attitude to the live animal export trade. One has
Minister Kelly O'Dwyer had resolved the egg labelling to wonder exactly where animal welfare fits in in the
issue between them and Thursday's meeting would be the industrial/ commercial world of food production.
final tick-off point."I'm basically as happy as I think I could
be and have gone as far as I think we're going to get on Ms O'Dwyer said the ministers made a decision
the issue. And in talking to egg producers they're pretty following an extensive consultation process which
well on-side with where we are now," Mr Joyce, also began in October 2015, with nearly 10,000 consumers,
Deputy Prime Minister, had said. farmers, retailers and advocacy groups providing input.
"Animal welfare issues relating to free-range eggs will
Groups such as Choice and Humane Society be considered as part of the review of the model code
International raised concerns that Mr Joyce, who has for poultry by Agriculture Ministers with public
strong connections to industrial producers, may have consultation beginning in September 2016," she said.
exercised undue influence over the consultation process, For most of us actually concerned with animal welfare,
leading to the list of legal definitions favouring larger animal welfare issues ought to have been considered
farmers. This of course should be unsurprising to PRIOR to the model code being put into place.

14 MAY 2016 DOGGIERESCUE.COM MAGAZINE

harbour defence that will protect
intensive producers and tie the hands
of the ACCC, an effective regulator of
the industry to date."

The ACCC has taken action against
numerous "free range" egg producers
over the years for misleading
consumers, including Pirovic,
penalised $300,000, Darling Downs,
Derodi and Holland (Ecoeggs, Field
Fresh and Port Stephens brands),
and Rosie's, charged $50,000.

Greens animal welfare

spokesperson Senator Lee Rhiannon
said the decision was a disgraceful

move by the National Party to misuse

the ACL to progress the interests of
big industrial egg producers."The
inclusion of a safe harbour defence is
essentially get-out-of-jail-free card for
producers that can't even meet the
weak free-range standards agreed to
by the ministers," she said.

https://www.choice.com.au/food-and-drink/meat-fish-and-eggs/eggs/ In some good news for the chickens
articles/what-free-range-eggs-meet-the-model-code actually involved in this industry,
Food delivery service Aussie
ACT Minister Shane Rattenbury was what eggs they wish to buy based on Farmers Direct s said that they would
the only one at the Legislative and known factors," its managing support farmers who are running free
Governance Forum on Consumer director James Kellaway said. Animal range egg farms that meet the Model
Affairs who voted against the advocacy group Voiceless lamented Code of Practice, stocking to a
proposed national information that the ministers had "bowed to maximum of 1500 birds per hectare.
standard, saying only eggs from industry pressure", making the
farms with 1500 or fewer birds per situation worse for genuine free It seems clear that the nation's
hectare should be marked "free range farmers. consumer affairs ministers have
range". made a decision to put the interests
"It is clear that the process has been of large-scale egg producers ahead
However, industry body Australian hijacked by big egg producers, many of the needs of consumers and
Egg Corporation Limited welcomed of whom have been the subject of animal welfare advocates. The
the decision, saying there was a successful Australian Competition decision means that big producers
"national consensus" on egg and Consumer Commission can still flog dodgy 'free range' eggs
labelling."The new definition is proceedings for misleading and at high prices in supermarkets, and
fundamentally about doing the right deceiving consumers," said its legal consumers are still going to have to
thing by consumers to ensure they counsel Emmanuel Giuffre. "The fight to figure out if they are buying
can make informed decisions about standard is also set to create a safe the real deal or an expensive
imitation.

Surely, eggs which come from hens that do not go outside and have high stocking densities,
do not meet consumer and welfare expectations, and do not deserve a 'free-range' label!!

MAY 2016 DOGGIERESCUE.COM MAGAZINE 15

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VALE ROXY

By Michelle McPhee O’Keeffe

Dear Monika & team,

Nearly four weeks ago, my family was blessed to adopt Roxy from your
shelter. Last Friday, we had Roxy put down at Elanora Vet. During the
time we had her, a mast cell tumour grew in her lower abdomen, from
undetectable at first, to the size of a rockmelon by Thursday last week.
On Thursday she was in terrible, heartbreaking pain, we got the test
results Friday morning, by then the tumour had started to turn her skin
black and she could no longer sit.

I'm writing this to let you know, because Roxy was the most special and
beautiful dog we had ever met, that while she was with us, she was
loved. Loved more than I had thought possible. She was so happy. She
loved our big backyard with lots of grass, she would prance around it
and loved rolling on her back. She would bury her bones and dig them
back up again. Bones were her favourite! She got a big bone nearly
every day, and for the time she ate it, she was in bliss.

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Roxy decided pretty quickly that all the soft blankets in My two sons also had a strong and unexplainable bond
the house were hers, so we covered her bed (in the with her. They both spent lots of time with her when they
kitchen) in warm fuzzy blankets. During the night, she woke in the mornings, when they got home from school
would come into the bedroom two or three times to and playing cricket in the backyard. There were lots of
check we were still there, but she was careful to be very cuddles, and secrets told, and Roxy loved licking them
quiet. However, come 6.30 every morning, she would until they laughed hysterically.
come bounding into everyone's bedrooms and lick us
till we got out of bed. I'm so glad (more so with hindsight) that we spoiled her.
If anyone deserved it, it was her. As strange as it is to
When she got sick, we moved her bed into our room, say, I grieve for Roxy like I have never grieved for
this seemed to provide her comfort. Roxy and I would anyone (human or animal). I cannot tell you how much
go walking most mornings, she loved these walks. I dearly wish we could have spoiled her for a bit longer.
Except one time she got spooked by a cat and I had to But bigger than that, being responsible for her, I could
carry her home... ;-) not let her live any longer in the pain she felt last
Thursday. Between my husband and I, one of us held
Roxy loved the car, and came with us to work, to her all day to give her any comfort we could.
restaurants, everywhere we went, she came too. I was
worried we were spoiling her, but felt she deserved it. Roxy endeared so many people to her in the short time
And how could I not with her big beautiful brown eyes? we had her, so I have no doubt many of you will have
Even my youngest son (7 years) said "I hope Roxy will loved her deeply too. Thank you so much for everything
always keep her big beautiful eyes..." you do. Michelle, Todd, Ryan & Jude McPhee/O'Keeffe

“ But most importantly, I am compelled to promise you that Roxy
was loved. And will be devastatingly missed.” Michelle

“ ROCCO”

R.I.P. SPECIAL MAN

Today I lay to rest my little man and best friend
of 8 years, Rocco (ex Bowie). Rocco and I came
into each others' lives in January 2007 at the
Ingleside shelter (I still remember the moment I
first saw him in the cage amongst a sea of other
little dogs - it was love at first sight), and he never
left my side for the remainder of our time
together. He was the most amazing little guy and
we shared so many adventures. Sadly, he
suffered rapid heart failure and went to sleep on
23 March after a short illness.

Thank you, Monika and team, for bringing Rocco
and I together - he will always be my special little
man and I will be forever grateful for being
chosen to be his Mum xox Angela

“ If love could have saved you,
You would have lived forever…..”

18 MAY 2016 DOGGIERESCUE.COM MAGAZINE

SQUIRTLE‘S LOVING Jack Russell x
FOSTER CARE! 3yrs 6kgs Male
Sponsor: “Hope
An update by his foster carers Nikie & Jeroen you find a special
family!” Rachel &
Andrew

SQUIRTLE’S BACKGROUND: Squirtle came Doggie
Rescue as a puppy and he is now going on 4 years of
age. He grew up only knowing the dog shelter as his
home. When he was desexed our vet 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’s blood was tested at Melbourne University
which confirmed that he had a genuine blood clotting
problem- he was Factor V111 deficient . This made
him a classic haemophiliac. Our vets say he can live
a normal life but it would always be handy to have
some fresh frozen plasma around as this contains a
lot of the factor 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 substantial
problem and cause excessive bleeding. When this
is not happening he is the happiest of dogs.

Squirtle is a fun loving dog who plays with soft gentle
dogs. After spending almost his whole life at our
shelter, Squirtle found a foster home with a family
that help and volunteer with us. This is their story….

Hello Readers, teach him like spin, roll over, touch, etc, we started
teaching him more complex skills like taking, holding
Squirtle is doing very well in his foster home with us. He and bringing objects. This proves to be a lot more
has been in our care for almost 5 months now and it is difficult, which is definitely not a reflection of his
amazing to see the change in him. He barks less at the intelligence but of our lack of experience with training.
neighbours and not at all at loud noises outside anymore.
Instead, when he hears them, he looks at us expectantly, In the park he is frequently recognized by people who
and then towards his treat container, so he definitely made know him from MDR, so he is kind of a celebrity
a positive association with those sounds. He is getting the around here. He is getting better now at returning the
hang of our routine and is calmer in the house. ball when playing fetch. He doesn't yet understand
though that he always has to return it to us, and not to
Squirtle seems a really clever boy. He has been to agility other random people who happen to be in the park.
training a couple of times and he took to it so quickly. He is So for instance, last week he decided to ignore us
such a fast runner though that it seems impossible for us to and drop his dirty ball on the blanket of two lovebirds
keep up with him, so agility proves more a challenge for us having a romantic picnic, and managed with his
than for him! He loves his little training session at home extremely cute face, to have them throw the ball for
(treats!). As we are running out of the little "party" tricks to him. He always gets away with it:)

MAY 2016 DOGGIERESCUE.COM MAGAZINE 19

“waSitnaqtdfueoicrrratinhlneowtulhoaredvsee.l”satJgthoehroreoonuegnh

Squirtle has become fascinated with the bath tub. He Another good thing is that he is not fearful and reactive
loves to be in the tub watching the water coming out of to visitors anymore, and now (since all our visitors bring
the tap and going into the sink. Now, every time we him treats or play with him) sees a guest coming to our
open a tap for brushing our teeth or washing our hands, house as party time! Isn't that great change in such a
no matter where he is in the house, he comes charging short time?
into the bathroom to look where the water is.. .
Cheers Nikie and Jeroen and Squirtle

CAN WE HAVE….. WHAT HE’S GOT?

Taree Cattle x Dingo 2yrs 15kgs Button Wiry Terrier x 8yrs 8kgs Bailey Jack Russell x Pug 1yr 8kgs
Female Sponsor: “Lots of love from Male Sponsor: “ In loving memory Male Sponsor: “ It’s in the giving that
Ruby & Pompey!” John Kinninmont of Pebbles!” Sigrid Lublow we receive! ” Royce Milmlow

20 MAY 2016 DOGGIERESCUE.COM MAGAZINE

There’s A Dog For Every Mum!

THE THE COUCH THE FITNESS

BLOGGER POTATO FANATIC
This Mum’s life is not complete This Mum doesn't have a CV This Mum really knows the score
she’s too busy watching TV
without her daily ‘TWEET!!’ she really works on her core!

JOEY - PERSONALITY PLUS BOBBY - CUDDLEBUG BLAZE - ENERGISER BUNNY
Kepie x Foxy 5yrs 8.2kgs Male Maltese x 15yrs 7.5kgs Male Cattle x Staffy 2yrs 15kgs Male
Sponsor: “ In loving memory of Sponsor: “ In loving memory of our Sponsor: “ In loving memory of
Lily Biesler!” Greg & Amy dear Elle!” Bill & Joan Collins Sam!” Valerie Rodgers

WILLOW - FACEBOOK STAR WINSTON - LAP LOVER OLIVE - HAPPY JOGGER
Ridgeback x Staffy 6yrs 12.7kgs Jack Russell x 8yrs 8kgs Male Cattle x Staffy 2yrs 15.7kgs
Female Sponsor: “ Beautiful girl, Sponsor:” On behalf of our sweet Female Sponsor: “Just ‘cause
the life you deserve starts now!” Josie, who was special!” Love you’re such a very pretty, smiling
Barbara Holdsworth from Liz May girl!” Jane and Romeo

MAY 2016 DOGGIERESCUE.COM MAGAZINE 21

A dog is for life and there are many different Mums in the world searching for their perfect match but at
DoggieRescue we have a dog to suit every individual. Why not give the gift of life this Mother’s Day?

THE PRETTY THE THE ANIMAL

PRINCESS REHABILTATOR LOVER
This Mum is petite, loves girly A special Mum who has found This Mum has not one dog or two
that love turns lives around.
things & is just so sweet. & could possibly have a few!

TILLY - CUTIE PATOOTIE MR. MAGOO - A BRAVE BOY BARNABY - SO LOVING
Pomeranian x 7yrs 4kgs Female Mini Foxy x 7-8yrs 5kgs Male Cattle Dog x 11yrs 8kgs Male
Sponsor: “ In loving memory of Sponsor: “ In loving memory Heidi Sponsor: “In loving memory of
Lucky!” Kevin Lynch & Libby!”Judith Lynch Scruffy!” Barbara Morrison

CYNTHIA - ADORE ME GILES - CANCER SURVIVOR MILO - SWEETIE PIE
Maltese x 5yrs Female Aussie Terrier x Chinese Foxy x 18mths 4.7kgs Male
Sponsor: “It will be a lucky family Crested 8yrs 8kgs Male Sponsor: Sponsor: “ Wishing you lots of luck
who adopts you!” With lots of love “ Giles deserves a loving home!” finding a home and a family to
from Rachel & Andrew George Coleman & family love you!” Will Gorman

22 MAY 2016 DOGGIERESCUE.COM MAGAZINE

Hi Fans,

This month I want to talk to you about dogs
who are ‘not perfect.’ Did you know that at
DoggieRescue we have many doggies who
have disabilities - from being blind or deaf,
to not being able to get around so much
with arthritis. We even have doggies
looking for homes who have NO TEETH
because their last owner never had their
teeth checked out by a vet, there is nothing
worse than a having toothache so a doggie
needs to have his teeth cared for.

Siska English Staffy x 10yrs 17kgs Having a ‘perfect’ dog is not important - do you know why? Because
Female Sponsor: “ For my rescue it is not what a dog looks like but what is in their heart that matters. It
dogs Nela & Tess!” Lorelei Dowling is so sad when dogs are passed over month after month like my
friend Siska who is a mature 10yrs Staffy x girl a bit hard of hearing.
SISKA’S BLOG: Hi Kids, here I am But you know she loves to play with her ball, is totally cute, with the
looking for my ‘forever family’ and a fairy BIGGEST smile and also LOVES kids. She really needs a family:(
tale ending to my story. Got my paws
crossed for a forever home soon :) Siska Do you know I am not perfect. Yes, it’s true. I am a bit overweight
(cutting out bikkies - sigh), my tail is crooked where my last family
caught it in the door (ouch, ouch) and I am short sighted (glasses
make me look so intelligent if I could only keep them on my nose).
So from one imperfect doggie who is very much loved, to all the
doggies who are not, my wish for you is a forever family who will love
you just as you are, imperfections and all...just like mine! C/U Chips

Hey Kids…Meet our dog…

This is our “ Our dog’s name is Sophie
dog Sophie and we adopted her from
Doggie Rescue because she
had no family.” Blake

We were very sad when our
dog Nugget passed away
and Sophie has made us feel
happy again, she makes us
smile. We love her:)

Blake & Abbey

MAY 2016 DOGGIERESCUE.COM MAGAZINE 23

1. 2. 3. 4.

5. 6. 7. 8.

DO DOGGIES DREAM? If they did dream what do you
think they’d dream about?

Toys and balls to play with? A soft bed, their dinner & bickies? Maybe going walkies? Or perhaps a tree on
which to wee...I think the DR doggies would dream about having their own family to love them - don’t you?

1. Axle Jack Russell x 7yrs Male Sponsor: “ Hoping you find your soul mate soon!” Lesley Candsell
2. Nash Jack Russell x 6yrs 6kgs Male Sponsor: “ It’s your turn next!” Nicole Van du Gard, with love.
3. Speckles Cattle x Corgi 7yrs 15kgs Male Sponsor: “Love your big smile - keep your chin up!” Sam & Joy
4. Yukki Mini Foxy x Chihuahua 3yrs 4.1kgs Male Sponsor: “ Wishing you very good luck!” P. Tew
5. Hugo Maltese x Poodle 8yrs 8.4kgs Male Sponsor: “ Best wishes for finding a happy home!” Tyerell Allen
6. Dre Whippet x 3yrs 10.3kgs Male Sponsor: “ Hoping you find a happy home very soon!” Mike Jamieson
7. Bowser Red Cattle x 5yrs Male Sponsor: With thanks to DoggieRescue’s hardworking laundry volunteers!
8. Gramps Maltese x 15yrs Male Sponsor: “ Forever home soon Gramps!” Love Tyson (ex DR doggie ) & Lucy

24 MAY 2016 DOGGIERESCUE.COM MAGAZINE
Mother’s Day is ….reading Kindle in bed with Mum, an alfresco lunch & an afternoon nap...

Reading Kindle & WHERE IS
sharing Mum’s breakfast
DIVA NOW?
starts the day well
for me. This month, in what is the ‘Mother’s Day’ issue
of DoggieRescue magazine, Kristy Comb ( Diva’s
Mum ) give us an update on her happy new life.

Hello Readers,

I just want to say how happy we are with our
gorgeous little Diva!! And, yes she definitely is a
DIVA!! She has settled into her new family life well.

She LOVES:
• Laps (Anybody’s lap will do!)
• Gourmet Dog Treats (Especially from Jollie --

www.jollie.com.au )
• Walks on the Extender Lead
• Putting on her dog coat!! (This is the complete

opposite to our 1st fur-kid who thinks you are
“punishing” her by making her wear a coat!!)
• Sleeping on the bed
• Sleeping on the lounge
• Sleeping in the sun (Anywhere, including the
window sill!)
• Reading Kindle with Mum
• Toys, Lots and LOTS of Toys!!
• Car Rides
• Visiting Nanny & Poppy
• Cafes with Alfresco Dining
• The water (again, unlike her big sister Heidi!)
• Going to work with Mum (i.e. She’s a dog
with a job!)

"We want to thank Monika and her team of Angels for
rescuing our lil' Diva and bringing her into our lives."

Kristy Comb

MAY 2016 DOGGIERESCUE.COM MAGAZINE 25

FEATURING SIX BRAND NEW

SHELTER ARRIVALS!!!

1. 2. 3.

4. 5. 6.

1. Hogan Cairn Terrier x 10yrs Male Sponsor: With lots of love from The Neutral Bay School of Dance
2. Zelda Staffy x Foxy 8yrs Female Sponsor:“ In loving memory of Rusty, Tasha& Sam!” Robert Nauta
3. Bud Chihuahua x Pomeranian 7-8yrs Male Sponsor:“In loving memory of our dear Edie!” Mary Jean Scroope
4. Kit Papillion x 7-8yrs Male Sponsor: “In loving memory of Ralph, Floyd & Steffie, who were special!” Verena
5. Chick Pea Teacup Chihuahua Cruelty Case Sponsor:“In loving memory of Connor & Polly!” The Browns
6. Mercedes Rottweiler x 6yrs Female Sponsor: “ In loving memory of Lucky, Bunny & Yellow!” E. Lin

Maxwell Jack Russell x 8yrs
8.9kgs Male Sponsor: “Just ’cause
you’re a good boy!” Jane & Romeo

As each week we add the gorgeous new faces of the
dogs coming from the pounds we look and hope and
wish for some of our much loved faces, dear old dogs
faces to disappear from this magazine for that would
mean they have found their forever families.

Long term dogs like Maxwell who waits for someone to
give him a chance. He is 12 years old and needs a
permanent family to care about him and for him to love.

ADVANCED POOL CARE

Your one stop pool shop— We do it all!

Shop 4, 1 Powderworks Rd, Nth Narrabeen Phone: 9913 2566

Email: [email protected] Website: www.advancedpoolcare.com.au

26 MAY 2016 DOGGIERESCUE.COM MAGAZINE

ADOPT ME! MEET 12 DOGGIES COMPATIBLE WITH CATS...

Courtney Kelpie x Italian Cookie I/Greyhound x 6yrs Faith Westie x 13yrs Mr. Spok Mini Foxy 8yrs
Greyhound 1yr Female 6kgs Male Sponsor:“In 4.2kgs Female Sponsor: Male Sponsor: “ In loving
Sponsor: With lots of love loving memory of Tia & Ian!” “In loving memory of Bill & memory of Pepe &
from Breanna Kathryn, Paul & Muffin Brittany!” Doreen Watkins Cindy!” Malki & Chandra

Dodger Mini Foxy x 5yrs Dezzy Maltese x 3yrs 5kgs Jim Mini Foxy x Italian Barry Corgi x 7yrs
6kgs Male Sponsor:“A Male Sponsor: “With love Greyhound 9yrs Male 16kgs Male Sponsor: “For
forever home soon!” Love from ex DR dogs Kipling, Sponsor: “In loving memory our Rainbow Bridge Mob!”
from Janelle Wooldridge Digby & Marlow!” Catherine of Elle!” Malki & Chandra Colleen & Ron

Beetroot Foxy x 4yrs Male Justin Mini Foxy x 6yrs ❤Monte Maltese x 12yrs Rossco Foxy x J/Russell
Sponsor: “He’s a sweetie!” 7.8kgs Male Sponsor: “In
Yvonne, Marina & Jef, Easy loving memory of Harry!” Male Sponsor: With ex 5yrs 6kgs Male Sponsor:
Social Media Malki & Chandra DR doggie Jerry, Lucy & “ In memory of Rusty &
humans Maya & Willie Natasha!” Barry & Jessica

MAY 2016 DOGGIERESCUE.COM MAGAZINE 27

ADOPT ME! DOGGIERESCUE’S OVER 14KGS DOGGIES

Angel English Staffy x Joan Of Arc Staffy x Bessie Border Collie x Pepper Kelpie x B/Collie
2yrs 14.2kgs Female 18mths 22kgs Female Husky 6yrs 19.5kgs 2yrs 19.5kgs Female
Sponsor: “ Wishing you Sponsor: “To help you start Female Sponsor: With Sponsor:“In loving memory
good luck!” Lucy Hortense a new life!” Desi Hendrawen love from Shona & Narice of Curtis!” Lee McKerracher

Frederick Kelpie x 7yrs Gypsy Kelpix x Shepherd Andy Rottweiler x 2yrs Spike Wiry Terrier 1yr
14.3kgs Male Sponsor: 15.1kgs Male Sponsor:
“ Just ‘cause you’re such a 5yrs 18.3kgs Female Male Sponsor: “ For all my “ Big hugs to a sweet
good boy!” Jane & Romeo boy!” Gail & Nelson
Sponsor: “ Forever home is precious dogs -Suzie,

next!” Freddie Martin Annabel & Mitzi!” Maureen

Turtle Labrador x 4yrs Comet English Staffy 9yrs Rosie Shar Pei x Staffy Ember Kelpie x Shepherd
Male Sponsor: “ In loving 16kgs Male Sponsor:“It’s 8yrs 15kgs Female 1yr 18kgs Female
memory of Roger, Rover in the giving that we Sponsor: “A gift from our Sponsor: Rosemarie,
& Ross!” Elizabeth Lynch receive!” Royce Milmlow Maxwell!” Robert & Chris Monica& Justine, with love

28 MAY 2016 DOGGIERESCUE.COM MAGAZINE

Hi! I’m Benete &
I love affection...

Hi! I’m Hi!
Pickles I’m Gunther

Hi! I’m Hi! I’m Charlie
Lancelot

10 Pickles Jack Russell x 9yrs Male Sponsor:“To help him to find a home!” Love from Julie McCann
Gunther Jack Russell x 6yrs 6.9kgs Male Sponsors: “For Annabel, Suzie & Mitzie!” Maureen
SHORT Lancelot Siberian x Collie 6yrs Male Sponsor: “In loving memory of Otto & ex DR dog Rohan!” Gail
HAIRED Charlie Mini Pinscher x 8yrs Male Sponsor: “ My fingers are crossed for a forever home!” Meaghan
DOGS Bennete Bull Mastiff x Shepherd 4yrs Female Sponsor: “ From our family of 2 dogs!” Lisa & Greg
Jax Labrador x Border Collie 4yrs 17.5kgs Male Sponsor:“A faithful friend 4ever!” Wendy McCathie
Chuck Jack Russell x 4yrs 10kgs Male Sponsor: “In memory of Ralph, Floyd & Steffie!” Verena
Pippa Jack Russell x 5yrs 4kgs Female Sponsor:“She’d make a faithful friend!” Claire & Michael
Christine Foxy x 6yrs Female Sponsors: “In loving memory of Penny & Lucy!” Hannah

Hi! Hi! I’m Jax Hi! I’m Chuck
I’m Seb
Hi! I’m Hi! I’m
Seb Jack Russell x 3yrs 12kgs Pippa Christine
Male Sponsor: “ Sending lots of love
from Oxy!” John Kinninmont

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Hi! I’m Saffy Hi! I’m Sparkle Hi! I’m
Selma

Hi! I’m Skittles Hi! I’m
Henry

10 Saffy Maltese x 8yrs Female Sponsor: “ In loving memory of dear Crunchie!” Cathy Beer
Sparkle Wiry Terrier x 4yrs 5kgs Female Sponsor: The students at the Sydney School of English
LONG Skittles Tibetan Spaniel x 5yrs Male Sponsor:“A happy home is coming very soon!” from Kylie Gray
HAIRED Harry Terrier x 6yrs 5kgs Male Sponsor:“To give you a better chance finding a home!” Joan & John
DOGS Selma Shih Tzu x 8yrs Female Sponsor: “In memory of my wonder dog Curtis!” Lee McKerracher
Rex Schnauzer x Terrier 1yr 10kgs Male Sponsor: “I’m on the trail of a loving home!” Lyb Semple
Jaxson Spaniel x Spitz 9yrs 6kgs Male Sponsor:“Good things are coming soon!” Jody Redler
Cole Border Terrier x 4yrs 6kgs Male Sponsor: “He needs kindness, love & time!”Janice, Volunteer
Leo Maltese x 3yrs 5.4kgs Male Sponsor:“ Wishing you very good luck!” P.Tew

Hi! I’m Linda Hi! I’m Rex Hi! I’m Jaxson
& I’d love to
meet you...

Linda Maltese x 11yrs Female Sponsor: Hi! I’m Hi! I’m Leo
“In loving memory of Banjo & Clancy!” Cole
Mummy & Daddy, Molly, Mabel & Henry

30 MAY 2016 DOGGIERESCUE.COM MAGAZINE

A DAY IN THE LIFE!

THE FIVE PART SERIES ABOUT WHAT OUR VOLUNTEERS DO. By Ashley Blair

CUSTOMER SERVICE ROLE: Our customer service team consists of
hard working, passionate and outgoing volunteers who work at the
forefront of Doggie Rescue. It’s safe to say that there is never a dull
moment on the job here: our volunteers constantly meet new people
and (of course) are surrounded by our loveable and highly entertaining
demountable dogs (AKA ‘Monika’s tribe’ - Suzi & Mikey pictured). The
customer service volunteer role can be broken up into 4 general sections:

A furry friend WHY VOLUNTEER?
makes all the
work worthwhile!' For over twenty one years, the last 14 as
a registered charity, DoggieRescue has
seen over 11,600 dogs, 324 cats (and a
number of rabbits, ferrets & other
assorted animals) adopted by caring
families not only in Sydney but also
interstate and some now living overseas.

The number of volunteers has grown
from a handful to hundreds who donate
their time and resources to ensure
Monika’s dream can continue. And what
a dream it is! To reduce significantly, the
number of dogs destroyed in council
pounds across Sydney. This is done not
only through our adoption and fostering
processes, but through the vital help of
our group of dedicated volunteers.

Volunteer Hester with
helper Finnegan

CLICK HERE FOR VIDEO OF ANGE & TANAMI

PHONE DUTIES: On a daily basis, we receive countless
phone calls from customers with concerns ranging from the
adoption process all the way to happy customers telling us
how their furry family member is settling in their new home!
This job requires you to be switched on and ready to solve
some challenging situations and questions.

MAY 2016 DOGGIERESCUE.COM MAGAZINE 31

Volunteer Lissy HOUSE KEEPING AND ODD JOBS:
helping out with When we’re not busy answering calls
the washing! or helping out customers and dog
walkers in the demountable, we get
stuck into a variety of vital jobs. We
work to keep our demountable spotless
we pride ourselves on the tidiness of
our area and our merchandise store
(which we stack and price).

On sunny days, we also get the chance
to hang out loads of laundry.

What is not generally understood

is that operating a “no kill”

adoption centre is incredibly

expensive…. Overall, the

Each DoggieRescue volunteer job is busy but
brings their own ‘special talents’ and very fulfilling.

knowledge to add to the vital role that

they each play in continuing Monika’s

No-Kill philosophy and helping to

reduce the many thousands of

abandoned pets killed simply because

they have no homes.

Interested in joining the customer
service team? Able to help out at
least once a fortnight? Send an email
through to:
[email protected]
to arrange a trial.

Volunteer Nicole DOGGIE WALKERS Volunteer
harnesses Judge SIGN IN: As part of the Amanda with
for a walk... customer service role, we helper Mikey
are in charge of signing in
and helping out all doggie CLICK HERE FOR VIDEO BENETTE AND JETT
walking volunteers. This SALES AND DONATIONS: As well as spending time with
involves welcoming all customers both on the phone and in real life, we have the
volunteers into the responsibility of processing all merchandise sales and donations
demountable, acquainting (both monetary and physical)
them with our OH&S
guidelines, and getting
them ready for a fun walk
with a very happy doggie!

32 MAY 2016 DOGGIERESCUE.COM MAGAZINE

FEATURING 6 LOVEABLE

BONDED PAIRS

Jenny Maltese x Lhasa Apso 8yrs 5.3kgs Female & Serena 17.9kgs & Venus 18.5kgs Both Staffy x
Humphrey Lhasa Apso x 6yrs 7.2kgs Male (bonded 18mths. Female ( bonded sisters) Sponsors: With lots
pair) Sponsor:“In loving memory of ex Doggie Rescue of love from Lesley Cansdell & “ In loving memory of
doggie Ted and for Sam!” Alison Skinner Iceberg, who was special!” Henny Simm

Kylie Jack Russell x 8yrs 5.5kgs & Dannii Jack Pebbles & Bam Bam Chihuahua x ( bonded sisters )
Russell x 8yrs 3.9kgs Females (bonded sisters) 1yrs Females. Sponsors: “ Wishing you a very Happy
Sponsors:“ With love & tail wags!” Lopez (ex DR dog), 47th birthday Ray!” Nilawati Sudiarta. & “ Roses are red,
Chilli & Tess & Sending love from Martha Pavlakis violets are blue, this is my gift to you!” Jeff

Cherie Terrier x 8yrs Female & Naomi Terrier x Ruby Kelpie x Shar Pei 18mths & Tanami Kelpie x
8yrs Female (bonded pair-Naomi requires treatment Shepherd 18mths (bonded sisters) Sponsors: “A
for her eyes) Sponsor: “ In loving memory of Elle who sweetie who melts your heart!” Kylee-Jan Ervine & “In
was very special to us both!” Bill & Joan Collins loving memory of Rusty & Natasha!” Barry & Jessica

“WHY NOT ADOPT TWO DOGS? THEY ARE TWICE THE LOVE & COMPANIONSHIP!”
SEE ALL DOGGIERESCUE’S BONDED PAIRS http://www.doggierescue.com/adoptadog_pairs.htm

MAY 2016 DOGGIERESCUE.COM MAGAZINE 33

“ PRINCESS ”

For this pretty Princess
& her daughter Pepper
living happily ever after

is not a fairytale….

If I wasn’t me I’d like to be - I'm happy being a Mum The food that makes me drool is - chicken and
and part of this family. vegetables- our favourite.
If I could wish fleas on someone it would be - the If I impersonated a famous star I’d be - Grace Kelly -
possum in the backyard that disturbs our sleep! she was a Princess too.
It took a while but I was finally trained - to use the My favourite place in the world is - on the lounge
Doggie Door watching TV or sitting in my family's lap.
When I heard I was to star in DoggieRescue My greatest achievement is – learning Stand Up
magazine I – wanted my coat brushed ready for my Paddle Boarding on Narrabeen Lake
photo opportunity. My nickname is - a Princess doesn't require a
My relationship with other dogs is – great! We have a nickname!
number of friends we regularly see at the dog park. My family says I have taught them– that two puppies
I wish I could - talk so that I could encourage people to are just double the love!
visit Doggie Rescue and adopt new family members. My happiest moments are-spending time with the
My tail wags most when- Geoff comes home from family, paddle boarding or being at the dog park.
work. The benefits of adopting TWO dogs are- we are
I hate to whine but- despite having her own bed, great company for each other and I can watch my
Pepper insists on sharing my bed - it's a challenge. daughter grow up.
I often wonder- if my other furry friends from Doggie Motherhood has taught me- sharing is essential.
Rescue have found their forever family and are as On Mother’s Day I will– hopefully get breakfast in
happy as we are. bed, on my own!!!

34 MAY 2016 DOGGIERESCUE.COM MAGAZINE

News & gossip
direct from the
dog’s mouth...

IS THERE ANYTHING BIGGER “This is what Cleveland does when we give him a squeaky toy - first
THAN A STAFFY SMILE? job is to kill and extract the squeak; next task is to pull out all the
stuffing. Cost of toy - $2.00; Entertainment value - Priceless!” Ruth

I’ve been CLICK
ADOPTED! HERE

KORA Staffy x 9yrs Female CLEVELAND’S FOSTER FAMILY HAS ADOPTED HIM:)
Sponsor: “ A true friend leaves paw
prints on your heart!” Kara Vassallo CLICK HERE FOR Blacktown Animal Holding Facility

HAPPY ‘GOTCHA’ DAY PUGS BLACKTOWN POUND Impounding: IMP-16-01018

CLICK HERE
FOR KIRRA’S
STORY...

Thanks, DR Team for looking after Pugsly Kirra Staffy x 6-8yrs Female A lovely, friendly girl. To meet me email
for nearly 2 years. April 2nd, 2015 was a Animal Rehoming Officer [email protected]
day that My partner and I will never forget.
Happy Gotcha Day, Pugs! We love you!

MAY 2016 DOGGIERESCUE.COM MAGAZINE 35

Adorable JASMINE has I’ve been OUT & ABOUT WITH ELLEN
been fostered by a fostered
professional couple and HORNSBY STALL SAT 2/4/16
she simply cannot stop
SMILING!!!! Phew...that was a scorcher today! We
certainly could not have managed
Jasmine Foxy x 10yrs without the absolute angels who came
Female Sponsor: “In to help….Jim was away & so Margaret
loving memory of my brought her neighbour Bob at 7AM to set
husband Les, who up. Debbie arrived & stayed most of the
loved all animals!” day..Fantastic help!!! Cynthia came
Noreen about 9.30AM & stayed until lunchtime..
as usual doing great PR for Doggie
FACEBOOK FAVOURITES… Rescue. Brenda came with her friend
https://www.facebook.com/doggierescue Beverley…well, what a pair!!! They
worked SO hard in all that heat and
Beverley kept us laughing:)

HAPPY 15TH BIRTHDAY DARLING PIXIE! WHERE
WAS
“ The 6th anniversary of the day I met my forever family. It is also ELLEN?
my maybe 15th birthday [in human years] and my maybe 100th CLICK
birthday [in dog years]. I even got a card from the Queen. Thank HERE!!!
you DoggieRescue for giving this old girl a chance at life!” Pixie
By this time my legs had gone AWOL(!!)
Happy Rocky is having his & so they stayed to the very end,
birthday:) 1ST BIRTHDAY soon packing everything & helping Ron load
and all he wants is to the car. In the donation tin was $108.80
find his forever home! & we sold goods to the value of
$393.30...Total…$502.10.Sincere thanks
Rocky Kelpie x 11mths Male to everyone...see you next month..Same
Sponsor: “ Sending you love & time, same place!!! Ellen.
wishing you a very happy birthday
Rocky!” Erin Salmon “Thank you all for support. Without each
of you helping Ron and Ellen would not
manage. Thanks Margaret for dragging
your neighbour into it! A wonderful team
effort, thanks again guys!” Monika

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DO YOU HAVE SOME SPARE TIME AND
WANT TO GET YOUR DOGGIE FIX?
CHECK OUT THESE VIDEOS… CLICK HERE!

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1. Jip Maltese x 10yrs 4kgs Male Sponsor:“ In loving memory of my friend Salvatore!” Antoinette
2. Celene Maltese x Mini Foxy 10yrs 4.1kgs Female Celene is blind Sponsor:“ Wishing you luck!” Sylvia Raye
3. Russell Silky Terrier x 10yrs Male Sponsor: “For the lovely Lily & the joyous Jenna!” Lisa Kane
4. Troy Jack Russell x Terrier 12yrs 8.4kgs Male Sponsor: With lots of love from [email protected]
5. Hazel Shih Tzu x 10yrs Female Sponsor:“In loving memory of Jess & Jody!” Michele & Steve Tamassy
6. Elvis Shih Tzu x 10yrs Male Sponsor:“Hoping 2016 isn’t too ruff & you find a family!” Andrew Larke
7. Bruce Mini Pinscher 11yrs 9kgs Male Sponsor: “ Love and luck being sent your way!” Convert Advertising
8. Norman Toy Moodle 10yrs Male Sponsor:“In loving memory of my boys Jakkson & Jack! ” Gina Carovigno
9. Pip Squeak Maltese x 8yrs 3.6kgs Male Sponsor: “In loving memory of Sammy!” Fred & Teena Wratten
10. Buttercup Foxy 11yrs Female Sponsor: With lots of love from the 4 Kane Kitties
11. Claude Poodle x 10yrs 7kgs Male Sponsor: “A gift from our beloved Markey!” Robert & Chris
12. Husk Pomeranian x 12yrs Male Sponsor: “ In loving memory of our beautiful Fantasia!” Emma Curtin

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DOGGIERESCUE IS ON

INSTAGRAM CLICK HERE!

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1. Spud Foxy x 3yrs 7kgs Male Sponsor:“To help you start a new life with a family!” Desi Hendrawen
2. Iris Foxy x Whippet 6yrs 7.3kgs Female Sponsors: “In loving memory of Macy girl!” Susan Dorahy
3. Norma Foxy x 10yrs Female Sponsor: “ In loving memory of beautiful Atticus!” Lucy Chong
4. Kiera Kelpie x Staffy 14wks Female Sponsor: “ Sending you lots of love!” Lochie, Melinda & Brett
5. Puddles Foxy x 2yrs Male Sponsor:“ In loving memory of dear Sheba!” Louise Dowd
6. Champ Pomeranian x 8yrs Male Sponsor: “ In loving memory of Evie & Poppy & for Sam!” Brenda Harris
7. Squall Foxy x 6yrs 9.4kgs Male Sponsor: “ In loving memory of Tia & Ian!” Paul & Kathryn & Muffin
8. Quinn Jack Russell x Kelpie 6yrs 9kgs Female Sponsor: “In memory of Poppy & Evie & for Sam!” Brenda Harris
9. Arty Jack Russell x 8yrs 6kgs Male Sponsor: “May you find the love of your life soon!” Marg Iveson
10. Barney Foxy x 2yrs Male Sponsor:”Because you deserve love!” Daniela Versace
11. Ashton Australian Silky x 2yrs Male Sponsor: “Sending love from Jamie & Rosie!” Pat Broderick
12. Phantom Staffy x 2yrs Male Sponsor Mummy Karen & Kezi, Sherry & Spot Trafford

38 MAY 2016 DOGGIERESCUE.COM MAGAZINE

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EACH OF THESE DOGGIES IS WAITING TO MEET THEIR NEW FOREVER FAMILIES….

1. Angus Aussie Terrier x 5yrs 8kgs Male Sponsor: “Wishing you a happy home!” Lesley Cansdell
2. Dusty Kelpie x Corgi 3yrs 10.8kgs Male Sponsor:“ For my Serbian rescue dogs Nela & Tess!” Lorelei Dowling
3. Penny Great Dane x Shepherd 1yr 30kgs Female Sponsor: Sending love from Lisa Suters
4. Coral Jack Russell x 12yrs 11.2kgs Female Sponsor: “Must be your turn!” Hughie Wray
5. Nikita Corgi x Sheltie 8yrs 9.8kgs Female Sponsor:“ A loving home is coming very soon!” Tony Suters
6. Hobbit Chihuahua x 3yrs 4kgs Male Sponsor: “ He would be perfect for anyone with a heart!” Beth
7. Cheddar Tenterfield Terrier 8yrs 6kgs Male Sponsor: Lots of love from Susan Cassidy
8. Skip Foxy x 3yrs 8kgs Male Sponsor:“In loving memory of Sybil & Jed, 2 strays!” Janet & Richard Elmes
9. Wiggles Maltese x 4yrs 4.5kgs Male Sponsor: “Our ex DR doggie Woody’s way of saying thanks!” Tracy Fay
10.Bryson Jack Russell x 2yrs 6kgs Male Sponsor:“In loving memory of Jessica!” Honey,Bonnie & Marti their Mum
11.Marbles Foxy x Chihuahua 5yrs 5kgs Male Sponsor: “ In loving memory of Ricky!” Malki & Chandra
12.Bubbles Jack Russell x 7yrs 8kgs Male Sponsor:“ For my Serbian rescue dogs Nela & Tess!” Lorelei Dowling

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FEATURING 10 BRAND NEW

SHELTER ARRIVALS!!!

JODIE Foxie x Dachshund 6yrs Female
& JULES Terrier x Pug 6yrs Male ( our
domestic violence family dogs )

“I spent a couple of hours with these two
dogs yesterday ... after a while they came
over and wanted to sit with me and both were
happy to be patted, I sat on the dog bed and
cuddled them and they were enjoying it, Jules
is the bravest and likes squeaky toys, Jodie
only became brave after Jules showed her
the way. ... she ran away every time she saw
the camera .” Kim Volunteer

Sponsors: “ To help them find a happy home
like Napoleon’s!” Jackson & “ Better luck is
coming your way!” Jodie Finch

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1. Delilah Cattle x Shepherd 5yrs Female Sponsor:“Hope you find a loving home soon!” Convert Advertising
2. Flick Foxy x 5yrs Male Sponsor: “ With lots of love to Emma, Jesse & Mary!” from Uncle Sam
3. Lucas Foxy x Staffy 7yrs Male Sponsors: “ In loving memory of Frankie!” Abel Coelho
4. Nacho Maltese x Westie 4yrs Male Sponsor:“ Wishing you very good luck this year finding a home!” P. Tew
5. Simon Terrier x 5yrs Male Sponsor:“In loving memory of all my woofs!” Susan Carovigno
6. Drake Foxy x 5yrs Male Sponsor: “ To help you find the loving home you deserve!” Pam Robson DR Volunteer
7. Mufasa Mastiff x Ridgeback 6yrs Male Sponsor: Good luck from the Students at the Sydney School of English
8. Jet Jack Russell x 12mths Male Sponsor: “ Everyone deserves a good life!” Margot Cuthill

No - Kill Charity Phone 9486-3133 Volunteers welcome!

HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY POPPY! This proud new mummy gave
birth on 8th April: 6 puppies - 5 boys & 1 girl. Her pups have
since doubled in size and are all suckling well.
So for the next few months both Poppy and her bonded sister Gwen
will be off the adoption list until Poppy’s bubs are weaned.

Express your love and commitment to the doggies who no one else cares about!
With your regular monthly contribution our life-saving work will continue….

BECOME A DOGGIERESCUE LIFESAVER

In 2013-2014 year 27,438 dogs & cats were destroyed in pounds & at the RSPCA in
NSW alone. DoggieRescue is dedicated to saving these precious lives. Operating
as a charity for 19 years we have rescued over 11,000 dogs from council pounds.
DoggieRescue is dedicated to saving precious lives. These dogs receive immediate
medical care, are de-sexed, vaccinated and micro-chipped and await a loving family at our shelter,
“Doggie Wood” at Ingleside. We are a “no-kill” shelter. Our commitment to these dogs is for the rest of
their lives. Our running costs are considerable and increasing. We receive no government funding and
rely exclusively on donations. In this economic climate our need for support has never been greater….

• Your contribution of $29 per month pays for food & shelter costs for 1 doggie
• Your contribution of $49 per month pays for food, shelter & veterinary costs for 1 doggie
• Your contribution of $79 per month pays for food, shelter and veterinary costs and contributes

to the expansion of our program – there are thousands more lives to be saved!
For more details please visit our website!


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