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BH Coastal Lottery – help support Waggy Tails by buying a ticket – it will let us continue our work

This is one way you can help us in these difficult times. We raised just over £2000 in the first year and with all events cancelled this year we have to look elsewhere for funds.
20/07/19 - one of our supporters won £250 this week. To be in with a chance please buy a ticket.

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Winchelsea School, Duke of Edinburgh Volunteers, Coffee Morning

Winchelsea School, Duke of Edinburgh Volunteers held a Coffee Morning on Friday 31st January from 0930-1130 at Winchelsea School, Guernsey Road, Poole, BH12 4LL.  They raised £100 for us, so thank you to everyone who worked hard to make it happen and all who supported the students on the day.…read more

Christmas Presents

Thank you to everyone who sent us Christmas Presents this year.  We all got to open them but were not allowed to eat all the contents in one go!!  We are still enjoying our treats and new toys.  Here are some pictures of our presents and some of us tucking in!

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We still have lots more to open, but we all had a stocking stuffed with our favourite treats and a box on Christmas Day.…read more

John Colley – Fundraising

John Colley has organised a monthly quiz for Waggy Tails.  The December quiz  raised £301.

This means that he has donated in excess of £3100 to our charity from the events which he organised during 2019.

Our grateful thanks go to John and to all the people who have supported him throughout the year.…read more

Bridge Evening with American Supper

Last Saturday John Colley organised An Evening of Bridge with American Supper which raised £401.

In addition Mary Brown gave a generous donation

All expenses were donated so the whole sum was passed to Waggy Tails

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Stewarts Garden Centres

Stewarts Garden Centres at Broomhill and Christchurch have just started selling a range of Cat and Dog accessories and treats by Zoon.  They presented a large dog bed, filled with assorted toys and treats to Ginny and Roz with Fletcher and Louis at their Christchurch store ahead of the launch.  We were then invited along to the store for their Dine and Demo evening to help launch the new in store area.

                     

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Christmas Cards and Calendars

Our Christmas cards and 2020 Calendar are now available in our shops or from the office.  Cards are £2 for a pack of four.  There are two different packs of rehomed dogs and a 4 pack of the cartoon Waggy Tails dog. Calendars can also be purchased through ebay follow the link here:-

https://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/waggytails143/m.html?item=152702023364&hash=item238dbff6c4%3Ag%3ArcMAAOSwdnZaFcSB&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2562

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Charity Partner – Intergage

This year we have been adopted by Intergage as their Charity partner.  On Thursday 12th October Ginny, Myra and Ross were invited to their offices, as they had a surprise for us.  They are updating our website for us and after a review of the progress, the whole workforce came in to listen to a short talk about the history of Waggy Tails.  We were then presented with a cheque for £863.20 – a magnificent sum which will be put to good use to benefit the dogs.  Ross behaved impeccably, apart from sticking his head in the waste paper bin when we arrived and taking out the contents very gently.  Our thanks go to everyone who is working so hard to help raise money.

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Adopting an Oldie – read our story

In July 2015 we went to a Waggy Tails Meeting at Parley Hall ready to have an introduction to all the dogs needing a new home. We weren’t sure we were quite ready to adopt a dog but wanted to start the process.

As soon as we arrived the yellow Waggy Tails van appeared in the car park and  a moment later Ella the wire haired dachshund hopped out of the van and straight into our hearts! It was love at first sight.  We stayed for the meeting and met Ella properly – finding out that she was 10 years old didn’t matter a jot. We were advised that Ella was ‘rather rotund and enjoys short walks’ – an apt description at the time!  However with carrots replacing (some) biscuits and a steady increase in exercise Ella again had a bounce in her paws and a new lease of life. She welcomed every day , every person and every experience with a wag and , we are convinced,  a smile. What a wonderful philosophy to live by and one we have tried to emulate.
We had 3 and a half beautiful years with our darling girl and would not change a thing. We were heartbroken when her time came to pass but the love and support received by family, friends and Waggy Tails helped us each day. The constant message of love we heard was that we had given Ella a golden time in her older years and that she was one lucky pooch
We feel we are the lucky ones and our luck,it seems, continues as we then  met Benji the Jack Russell Cross at the January 2019, Waggy Tails Meeting. He was bundled up in a big blue coat so we could not see how teeny he was, but we could see he  had twinkly eyes and perky little ears – what a sweetie.  When we heard Benji was 11 we knew we had to have him! So, Benji became our boy at the end of January 2019 and has become a much loved addition to our family.  Benji has no idea he is an ‘older’ dog – evident by the way he flings himself down the stairs so as not to miss out on any fun, how he has worked out he can reach the dining room table through some daredevil climbing and in the way he pulls a perfect ‘begging’ pose if he feels he is not the centre of attention! With Benji we walk , laugh and play every day – it is a joy and good for the soul.
We would highly recommend adopting a pet who has already had some life experience . They can teach you their funny ways as they get used to yours. It is an honour to be entrusted with any pooch in need of a new start in life but to be able to offer this to an older dog is even more precious.
We have been doubly blessed with older Waggy Tails Pooches and hope that you will be too.
Hannah & David

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Amazon Smile – please join and support Waggy Tails

If you shop with Amazon you can now help us at the same time by choosing Waggy Tails Rescue as your Amazon Smile charity. No extra cost to you but we get a little of their vast profits!

Sign in to smile.amazon.co.uk on your desktop or mobile phone browser. From your desktop, go to Your Account from the navigation at the top of any page and then select the option to Change your Charity. Just type in Waggy Tails Rescue & select us.

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