Six new arrivals!

Updated July 20, 2021 Categories: DAWGDOGS NEEDING A HOME !!, dogs, JUST ARRIVED !!.

We have visitors!
Six dogs have arrived into the Rescue this week:

They will need to settle in and those needing to see a vet will do so this week.
When they have had time to get know us and settle down we will put more photos and info about them.


Updated July 15, 2021 Categories: DAWGDOGS NEEDING A HOME !!, dogs.

Buzz needs a home !!

Buzz is a friendly energetic puppy.
He gets on well with other dogs and enjoys a good run and play in a secure area.
He knows a few basic commands and walks well on the lead until he wants to say hello to someone or another dog.
He is clean in the house and is setting well at night but is not quite ready to be left alone in the day.

If you may be able to offer a home

please call Helen on 01202 380467

Phone calls & messages are usually only taken during office hours Mon – Sat.

Emails and Facebook messages can usually only be responded to within 3 days,

so please be patient if you don’t get an answer straight away:

Helen is often too busy to explain how busy she is!

We usually only rehome within approx. 50 miles of the Bournemouth / Poole area
so that we can ensure the continued well-being of the dogs in our care.
We will only rehome further afield if the homes are exceptional.
We are NOT looking for just ANY home that is offered.
All potential homes will be assessed to try and ensure the best possible home
to cater for the differing needs of each individual dog that we rescue


Lilly needs a home !!

Lilly is a 4 year old Rottweiler cross.
She is a highly intelligent dog, who needs a special home with an experienced, sensible owner; ideally someone who has an active outdoor life and needs a dog to accompany them.
She might also be suitable for scent work as she is not large, and learns fast.

She was very worried about getting into a car, but now with patience and perseverance, she travels quite happily.
She was also extremely unsure about walking on a lead, and would suddenly stop and refuse to move, so it took time for her to appreciate that a walk was a “good thing”!
Her training will be ongoing as she knew very little when she came to us and has obviously suffered setbacks being moved around.
She is very affectionate and loves a fuss, but gets very excited with toys and balls, so play is limited and training games are best.
And she has occasional mood swings which maybe to do with her previous life.

She walks with our other dogs and is fine, but can react to strange dogs if they push into her, especially if they bark at her.

Lilly settles well at night and has not been upset by fireworks.
She came to us from the pound and we have had her about a year.
Lilly has been homed twice and returned twice – different reasons both times.
We always make it clear to adopters that there is no substitute for professional help and sometimes an experienced eye can pick up something quite simple – we also give out a list of dog trainers and behaviourists who we know are thorough. Sadly this advice was not acted on.
We can only say that Lilly is a delightfully friendly dog – she has never been difficult with any of the staff or volunteers at the sanctuary and even likes the vet.
She can however be stubborn and sometimes needs to be coaxed into the right action. And she needs a home where she won’t be left as she gets upset and can be destructive.
We don’t think she should be homed with another dog as she might be pushy but walks with some of our other dogs quite happily.
We do hope that there is the right person out there for her for will be patient and understanding and take advice if necessary.
We think that she would be best suited to a one or two person adult home.

Waggy Tails Rescue
Helen’s House
143 Magna Road
Dorset BH21 3AW
01202 875000
registered charity 1114957
Member ADCH


Updated May 24, 2021 Categories: dogs, progress updates, successfully rehomed.

Barney has now found a home !!

progress update: 16/7/21:

Just to let you know we have Barney home now, trip home fine, been out for a walk and so far so good!
I think he and Lottie will sleep well tonight – they haven’t stopped playing!

Barney slept well for his first night, finally settled around 11am but only with Lottie in the bed next to him after we had to drag her back down from her slumber on the Landing, they have def bonded well. Nice early start at 5am, but a nice quiet walk! Lottie declined and stayed in her bed. All good – fences not tested yet although we plan to keep him on lead when in garden for a while.

Barney update. All going well, he is a very sweet and happy dog. Vet check up all ok, he is on some paste to get his poo solid as bit runny but hopefully just food change/settling in. Both dogs getting on well, he loves Lottie. Tried him off the spike in the garden for around 3 hours with 4 of us strategically positioned and no escape attempts, we even had a search and rescue plan in place!! Doing a bit of home agility but need a bigger tunnel! Slept 11-6am last night! All good so far.

loving the camper trip
loving my woodpile!
loving the beach!
and loving our Lottie

Barney is 10 months old and needing a home.
He has been in two homes so far that we know of via the internet since being sold by the breeder and coming into the Rescue.
Barney is a very friendly dog and gets on well with other dogs.
He always spends lunchtime with the girls at the kennel he is boarding in. They all love him there and no doubt he pays particular attention to what flavour sandwiches are being unwrapped at lunchtime….

Barney needs a high fence as he has been practising his Commando skills climbing the ones in his previous home.

Thank you all !!

Updated May 21, 2021 Categories: Thank you !!.

On behalf of all at DAWGdogs, we would like to say

‘Thank you !’

to everyone who has continued to support the Rescue with monthly Paypal donations.

We really appreciate that the last year has been difficult and challenging for many.

Every donation to the Rescue is a huge help.

Thank you so much!

Thank you NFAPG!

Updated Categories: fundraising, Thank you !!.

We would like to thank NFAPG for the generous donation of £2,000.
This money will help towards blood tests for Rowan, the cost of hand rearing milk and the wire for the release pen that is being built.
Thank you so much from all at DAWGdogs!


Updated May 4, 2021 Categories: dogs, progress updates, successfully rehomed.

Sonny has now found a home !!

progress update: 4/5/21

Sonny has had no problems settling without Hamish.
He is progressing steadily and is now coming close for cuddles, and we are getting a few tail wags.
He is beginning to warm to regular visitors, taking treats from them.
We went to the beach where he was not sure about the waves but was happy to sit in beach hut and watch people passing by.
He enjoys his walks and interaction with other dogs, although is still wary of people close by.

Sonny is very nervous in all situations, he is just beginning to take treats from our hands but is very easily spooked.
He is very nervous out walking but relaxes in quiet areas and enjoys a sniff about.
He occasionally tries to play with the others but mostly just watches.
He enjoys a good run in the back garden and returns to the house if he is unsure of anything.

Sonny arrived to us last Saturday.
He was in a dog pound and his time was up..
Sonny is around a year old and has not been treated well at all.
He will need someone who is patient with him and to build his confidence.


Updated April 28, 2021 Categories: dogs, progress updates, successfully rehomed.


progress update: 28/4/2021

Hi Helen, We thought you’d like an update on Tetley, this his first Gotcha Anniversary.
What a difference a year makes


Murphy (a.k.a Otis)

Updated April 23, 2021 Categories: dogs, progress updates, successfully rehomed.


progress update: 23/4/2021

Hi ya I hope you’re well x
It has been 1 year since we were lucky enough to adopt the handsome Murphy!
I just wanted to thank you and let you know that he is so much a part of our family and I can’t imagine life without him x

progress update: 17/06/2020

Hi Helen I just thought I’d give you a quick update on Murphy aka Otis,
he has settled in so well and has completed our little family x
He loves the beach and has ‘enjoyed’ his first bath!

Bracken (a.k.a Moth), Bailey (a.k.a Fly), Moss & Newt

Updated Categories: dogs, progress updates, successfully rehomed.


progress update on Bracken & Bailey: 23/4/2021

4th anniversary of expanding our family with these 2!
And we couldn’t love them more than we do.
Thankyou to all at DAWG for all you do