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The Wendi House

The Wendi House is a new Charity shop in Salisbury Street, Blandford.  The shop has been set up by Wendi Hutchinson, with the profits coming to Waggy Tails.  If you live locally please pop in and say hello and have a look around.  Donations are always welcome.  If you want to contact Wendi, the email address  is:-thewendihouse@outlook.com  and the shop number 01258 269337.

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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 all well behaved and enjoyed the show.…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 and get their treats and a big fuss made of them. I’ve now had to result to taking treats with me to get out of the shop. Even when the shop is closed they wait and I have to try the door to prove to them they can’t go in. I also have to watch Chester closely as he’s rather partial to shop lifting, if there’s a soft toy by the door he tries to make a quick get away without being noticed.
Great bunch of people in this shop, great work you all do. Debbie Snooks…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 you can help please phone the office on 01202 875000 and we will get you started. Thank you.…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 and all we want to do is to be able to help the animals in our care. Our shops are a major source of income but without help from volunteers we cannot keep them open. Please, please consider joining us. If you are interested pop into one of the shops and pick up a form or call the office on 01202 875000 and ask for a volunteer pack. Thank you…read more

Visit to Conduent

Elsie and Myra visited the staff at Conduent and took along Peanut, Twister and Cricket to meet them.…read more

Who’s In My Bowl?

Lynda Stewart and family adopted Buttercup and Cookie, the Guinea Pigs. Lynda then decided she would write a children’s book about their antics. ” Who’s In My Bowl?” is a delightful story with fantastic illustrations all penned by Lynda. If you would like to buy a copy of the book please visit her website:- www.dorsetdaisybookpublishing.co.uk…read more

BEWARE ESSENTIAL OILS – tea tree oil

Essential oils can contain ingredients that are toxic to dogs and cats so pet owners need to be aware of harmful products and know what the signs are to spot if their pet has come in to contact with the product.
Level of toxicity- Generally moderate to severe, life-threatening.
Common signs to watch out for – Symptoms of tea tree oil poisoning can vary from animal to animal and are dependent on the quantity ingested: Muscle weakness; Loss of coordination; Vomiting; Drop in body temperature; Drooling; Collapse; Depression; Skin rashes;Seizures (in severe cases); Pneumonia (from inhalation).
Treatment – Treatment will depend on the severity of the toxicity. If your dog or cat has been exposed to tea tree oil, call your vet or Pet Poison helpline immediately for advice. You should hydrate your pet so that he/she may respond better to treatment. With quick and proper treatment, your pet should have a good chance of recovery.

Delphic HSE produced this advice after seeing a facebook post about an affected dog.…read more

Policy on dogs from abroad

We have recently had a few queries about whether Waggy Tails takes in dogs from abroad so the Trustees have put the policy in writing …

“As there are so many dogs put to sleep every year in the UK because they are unwanted and homes cannot be found for them, Waggy Tails’ policy is not to import dogs from abroad. We feel that our job is to concentrate on the dogs in this country who need our help.

We believe that it is much more positive to support rescues and charities in those countries than to import the dogs.
All countries have got rescues and welcome support either in terms of funding, or hands on help.

For instance there is a rescue in Sri Lanka which was set up by a lady from the UK and would not be there if she hadn’t organised all her friends, and others, to go and work there and send out funding. To date they have helped thousands of dogs into better lives. They also work with the local people to improve conditions for other animals.

Until breeding legislation is improved and the importing of puppies from abroad is controlled, there will be an increase year on year of dogs being put to sleep here.
Many puppies are now also bred in Eastern Europe in grim conditions and brought over to the UK for sale.”…read more

FURNITURE WANTED

We need more furniture to sell in our shops. We cannot accommodate large wall units but smaller items are most welcome. All soft furnishings must have fire labels on them.
Small items can be taken directly to our shops, larger items can be collected but we do need some notice to be able to do this.…read more