Waggy Tails Rescue Logo Registered Charity No: 1114957

Our History

The Charity was started by Shelagh Meredith in 1994 after she answered an advertisement. A rescue in Wales was looking for homes for dogs, so she volunteered to help. Since then thousands of unwanted and abandoned dogs have been re-homed into new, loving family environments. We have also found new homes for cats, rabbits, guinea pigs, chinchillas, rats, hamsters, mice, budgies, one-legged cockatiels, battery chickens, 3 horses, 2 goats, 1 duck and a parrot.

Our Shops

Ambulance

You may have seen our new ambulance around the local area, but do you know how much it costs to run it a month? £750! If you are a local business and would like to sponsor and keep running this valuable resource then contact us today.

Charminster

168 Charminster Road, Bournemouth, Dorset BH8 8UX

Call 07563 570982

Opening Hours: Currently please phone the office on 01202 875000 for details.

Ferndown

9 Turbary Road, Ferndown, Dorset BH22 8AW

Call 07592 671703

Opening Hours: Mon to Sat 9:30 - 16:00

Parkstone

498 Ashley Road, Parkstone, Poole, Dorset BH14 OAD

Call 07513 290281

Opening Hours: Mon to Sat 9:00 - 17:00

Office

Helens House, 143 Magna Road, Canford Magna, Wimborne BH21 3AW

Call 01202 875000

Opening Hours: Mon to Fri 10:00 - 16:00 Sat to Sun 10:00 - 13:00

Current Position

None of what Waggy Tails does would be possible without a large network of volunteers and a few paid staff members.

However, we receive no government grants and our vets bills are over £6,000 per month.

Our Trustees

  • Chairman
  • Trustees
  • Shelagh Meredith
  • Ginny Roberts
  • Myra Riches
  • Teresa Brennan