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Variety Show – Saturday 8th September

Waggy Tails Rescue are holding another Variety Show on Saturday 8th September at Queen Elizabeth School, Wimborne.  Tickets are available from our shops in Ferndown, Charminster and Parkstone or from the office in Magna Road, Wimborne, they will also be available on the door.  The ticket price includes a welcome drink and light refreshments in the interval.  The doors open at 7pm and the show starts at 7.30pm.  Please come along and join us and support all these local performers:- Prompt Corner Dance School, Denis Melia, the Skittle Alley Strummers, Catherine and Laura Ruff, The Tarpaulins and Stephen Carter.

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Quiz – Friday 14th September

Come and join us at this popular venue.  Please phone the office if you would like to attend so that we have an idea of numbers.…read more

Wilton Funeral Services collection during July 2018




CHARITY CHOSEN – Waggy Tails Rescue, Bournemouth  – weblink: https://waggytails.org.uk/

During June, I liaised with Ginny Roberts  from Waggy Tails Recue to ascertain best items to be collected and to get some literature and a banner in branch – duly promptly delivered by them

I created a summer window display and added doggy items, posters and info.  Requested donations of blankets, towels, leads, collars, treats, and wet food pouches.  Created a bespoke A Board display.  Purchased dog bowl for pavement.

I secured several blankets and towels from my and my family homes.   I donated personal leads, harnesses and collars and £20 worth of treats.

As advertised – I said we would collect donations from local homes and collected items from 2 homes which want anonimity – and included a £5.00 cash and a £50.00 cheque for the charity as well as several blankets.

I secured £15 voucher from Pets at Home in Christchurch which I spent on goodies in store

The vets opposite us in Tuckton donated a huge bag of dry food:

Riverside veterinary clinic: 161 Tuckton Road, Bournemouth BH6 3LA

FPL kindly donated £50 petty cash for me to buy goodies – authorised by Claire Knights – and I spent the full amount in Tesco’s on wet food and treats (as we did not have much of these).

I placed  an “ad” on SoBo Village facebook page and thankfully the local community responded with few items but bulk seemed to come in from folk of Tuckton having seen the window display and A Board!

From the photos included with this report you will see we had a good hoard and our van was overflowing with the collection and we took some fab shots at our premises before leaving and on site at Waggy Tails.

Waggy Tails were delighted to receive the collection and most of the staff were there to greet us on our our appointmented arrival on Tuesday 7th August 2018.   Said it was the first time they had received such a collection from a Funeral Directors!!   They really appreciated the items and made us so welcome and they let some of the dogs star in our little photo shoot.

Staff: Sue Carr – Sanctuary Manager

Mandy Gilchrist and Chelsie Taylor – Animal Welfare staff

Gary Cerrone – Driver, Maintenance Man






Darren Jordan drove me over to deliver the goods in our van.

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Dog Presentation – next 1st September 2018

On the first Saturday of each month we hold our Dog Presentation, starting at 10am at West Parley Memorial Hall, BH22 8SQ. The dogs in our care are brought along by their Foster parents so that prospective adopters can see them and learn a little more about their lives so far. The presentation is followed…read more

Annual Fun Dog Show – Sunday 17th June

Thank you to everyone who joined us last Sunday. The event was well attended and some of the classes were very popular. Best in Show sponsored by Mr Bunce in memory of his wife, went to Lucy, the black Labrador, owned by Pete Hockey. There were dogs of all shapes, sizes and ages. They were…read more

Open Garden at Bransgore

This was a great success. The band, Wenzi, performed lots of popular songs, there was a superb spread of cakes, scones and sandwiches for the afternoon tea and the weather was glorious. We had a large turn out and raised £332 for the rescue. A big thank you to Melissa and Rob for opening their…read more

Charminster Shop

Hi. I’ve taken a photo of the lovely staff from Waggy Tails, Charminster Rd, Bournemouth. Dave, Lynn & Maxine are firm favourites of my two Golden Retrievers Max 12 & Chester 10 and it is now impossible for me to pass by the Shop with the boys, as they have to go in and visit…read more

Shop Volunteers needed

We urgently need volunteers for all our shops. If you have a morning or afternoon to spare, please consider helping out. All you need is to be willing to turn your hand to all sorts of shop tasks, from display, to dealing with the customers and sorting the donations. We are a very friendly charity…read more

URGENT – Do you have a sewing machine?

Our dogs have duvets to sleep on and as you can imagine we need a constant supply. Some of the dogs are very good with their bedding but others think it is fun to shred their duvets. We need volunteers with sewing machines to help us cut up donated duvets and hem the edges. If…read more

Fundraising Coffee Morning- 18th April

Thank you to everyone who joined us at The Thirsty Bird in Wimborne for coffee and cakes. There were lots of dogs and their owners, of course, who supported us and we raised £170.12p.…read more