West Wales
Dog Rescue

Welcome

WE WOULD LIKE TO DRAW YOUR ATTENTION TO A CHANGE IN THE LAWS ABOUT DOGS.  WE RECOMMEND YOU HAVE A GOOD LOOK AT THE INTERNET SITE  OR IF YOU DO NOT HAVE INTERNET ACCESS YOU CAN PHONE THE POLICE WHO ARE VERY HELPFUL.


IF YOU ARE A CLIENT WITH PRIORY VETS IN CARDIGAN YOU CAN TAKE YOUR DOG IN FOR FREE MICRO-CHIPPING.

IF YOU NEED TO WORM YOUR PETS CASTLE HOUSE VETS IN NEWCASTLE EMLYN ARE DOING 4 FOR THE PRICE OF 3 ON MILBEMAX WORMER.


WE WOULD LIKE TO SAY A BIG THANK YOU TO NETTIE AND THE TEAM AT PETS AT HOME ABERYSTWYTH AND ALL THERE CUSTOMERS FOR THE FUNDRAISING EVENT THEY DID IN APRIL AND MAY. ALSO A HUGE THANK YOU FROM ALL THE TWO LEGGED AND FOUR LEGGED FRIENDS FROM WWDR  FOR A CHEQUE OF THE AMAZING AMOUNT OF £885.33. ALSO WE WOULD LIKE TO SAY THANK YOU FOR LETTING US COME UP AND BE A PART OF THE FUNDRAISING EVENT.



 

We have been very, very busy.  Dogs that had varying problems, that made them harder to re-home have happily found dedicated owners who are willing to work with them.  These dogs make ours and the kennel owners hard work really satisfactory.  Its nice to find a good home for a fluffy pretty puppy but it is very rewarding to find a love match for a grumpy/one eyed/three legged/ugly dog with a flatulence and attitude problem.  Fortunately, we don't often get all these problems in a single dog....................yet.  Sometimes things don't go 100%, we have a dog whose kennel name is "ONE EYED WALLY", this, I think explains his problem.  He was in a lovely home for several months and all was well, when he suddenly started displaying symtoms of 'fly catching syndrome' believed to be a form of epilepsy, as his best friend was a young child and there were other dogs in the household his owners felt they couldn't take the risk to the child, they made the heart breaking decision that he should come back to us.  They were so sad and we had several visits and chats to see if there could be a solution but we would never put a child at risk as, of course, they wouldn't want to have a worry about their child  and other pets.  So he is back with us.  As with alot of our rescue dogs we don't have alot of accurate information.  Wally is a black one eyed lurcher who had spent a long time with people we know condone 'lamping', badger baiting and other testosterone based "sports" and take money off people to look after pets in appaling conditions.  We don't know how Wallys eye was lost or if it was cared for properly.  So Wally was on medication but he is no longer taking it and has had no more 'fits.'  So now we are caring for him in the kennels and trying hard to find an owner who is suited to his needs.  Wally still hasn't had another fit but is still waiting for his forever home.  

This is just one story of one dog but at one time in winter we had about 15 dogs in, a couple of puppies have come in and their paws haven't touched the ground before we re-homed them, others have been in for a while.  We have four dogs in who have been with us for several months on medical treatments, lovely dogs who will eventually find good homes but the £120 donation (if given) won't touch the side of the vets and kennels bills.

ZEUS, is another dog who has been with us for a few months, while we get his medical problems treated by our vets.  He was only 8months old when he came to us.  His previous owners loved him but unfortunately, were not able to afford to feed such a young puppy that is going to become such a large dog.  The road to hell is paved with good intentions.  Nutrition is very important to any babies from all species, it is the foundation for future health.  When anyone has any doubt about nutrition please phone for advice, not to a food company because of self interest, but ask advice of users.

For good advice about feeding and caring for a new puppy phone us we will give you good advice, or a boarding kennels (with very good reputation), a good vet and there is alot of info. on the net..  ZEUS is a bit rickety.  What has cost us alot is him having 'bad bacteria' in his gut.  It has been alot of tests and slow progress to find out what his problems were and to get him well again.  He is a lovely dog with a great personality, he does look like he can't quite control his paws sometimes but what puppy doesn't??!!

ZEUS  has been staying with one of our fosterers for a couple of weeks.  This lady is really good at helping socialise dogs and her dog is 'patiently' teaching Zeus doggy manners, he is learning fast.  Zeus is not the sharpest knife in the drawer but he is loving, fun and has loads and loads of personality.  If you think you could offer this super dog a loving home, he would need top of the range food in small meals 4-5 times a day and in return you would get a loving, loyal companion.  Contact us if you are interested, please.    


The supporters of the charity also have alot of fun together and with the animals.  We had a really nice time with our local Brownie pack.  We took 4 dogs that have been rescued, a Saluki, a Poodle, a long haired Chihuahua and a very small (1k.g.) Yorkie and ofcourse our big furry mascot WALKER the dog.  Both the dogs and the Brownies had a whale of a time.  We are going to do more with the Brownies, if Brown Owls nerves are up to it, this is the age group we need to start being aware of the responsibilities of good pet ownership.


After a year since we moved our shop to new premises at, 42, Pendre, Cardigan, the shop is doing so well we have found the need to almost double its' size again.  We have a really good land lord and didn't want to move again, so we spoke to him and within 2 days the solution arrived.  A large crane lifted a 'container' over the wall and into the shops back garden.  We,ve lost some of the lawn but we still have our 'patio' area for our Bar-b-ques and dog days and cuppas.  The electric was in the next day and the steps built within two days.  Have we got a good land lord or what!!  They have been so considerate, helpful and supportive.  All we can do is say a big thankyou and highly recommend the chip shop and the ice-cream parlour.  Wendys home made lasagne is sssssooooooooooooooooooooooooo good!!         


We would like to say a massive congratulations to the boarding kennels that we are using and that are helping us with our rescue dogs for being awarded by Pembrokeshire County Council as the BEST kennels in Pembrokeshire after the councils official spot inspections. CLWB KENNELS at Cym Cych (tel:01239 698650).  They are superb kennels that we highly recommend as boarding kennels, the owners care about the animals, who are well treated and very clean, they are fed high quality food. The dogs have alot of exercise and socialising. In the summer suitable dogs even go paddling in the stream that runs along the bottom of the fields.   WELL DESERVED!!!!


Thank you to all our customers that have been knitting away making some lovely coats for the dogs this winter we will be holding a fashion show soon with all of our dogs flashing off their new coats. We will be posting pictures of the dogs in their flash new coats aswell so all our customers can see the dogs and our very generous knitters can see all of their hard work on the very happy and warm dogs. We would like to appologise for the delay in pictures of the dogs in their coats.  We really are getting around to this..............we really are.


IF YOU HAVE ANY TIME TO SPARE, EVEN AN HOUR A WEEK, WE WOULD WELCOME VOLUNTEERS.  EVERYONE WHO WORKS WITH THIS CHARITY IS AN UNPAID VOLUNTEER.  THE ONLY CRITERIA IS A GOOD SENSE OF HUMOUR, HONESTY, PATIENCE AND LOYALTY.


We lost our 16 year old Golden retriever. We rescued Jenny when she was 12 weeks old. There were several of her litter siblings living in town and now there are only George and Rosie. She was such a bubbly little dog who loved going down to Ceibwr beach in Moylgrove. She used to dive into the river and dick out the biggest stones she could find and leave them on the beach. She also had a small teddy that was her little baby. She chewed every toy she ever had up apart from this. She has now gone to join Mickey. R.I.P Jenny, you were such a big part of our lives and we will miss you so much.


Sadly we lost one of our dogs. He was getting to be an old boy. The vets told us we would of lost him around 6 months ago but he came fighting back. He was fighting as hard as he could to beat his heart murmur but unfortunatly he lost his battle and past away. His final few years were as good as they could be for our little fighter. His Saluki girlfriend is rather upset and is feeling a bit lost. What made Mikki so special was that he was a golden chihuahua and on the tip of his nose he had a little heart. He was also the best guard dog we have ever had yapping at everybody that walked through the door. R.I.P Mikki, you will be sadly missed. Thank you for everything you have taught us.


We would like to announce that we are holding our AGM on Monday June 9th 2014 starting at 5:30pm in theatre mwldan in Cardigan. THE MEETING IS ONLY OPEN TO PAID UP MEMBERS.

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