Hello and welcome to the first of our monthly blogs. These are designed with a couple of reasons in mind – to give you an idea of what we’re doing, who we have in care and what we have coming up. I wish we had of thought to do these sooner, as we’re hoping it also allows you get to know the people behind the rescue.
It’s usually always taking a day at a time here and hitting the ground running, but November has been an especially busy month for us – we have had two photoshoots (two very awesome themes which are still under wraps at the moment) and we also hosted our first reunion party for a Chinese Crested x Border Collie litter we dubbed “The Science Pups” as they all were given the name of an influential scientific mind. There was Hawking, Edison, Tesla, Lovelace and Fossey.
It was held on November 28th, the pups first birthday. We got together at Diggiddy Doggy Daycare in South Melbourne and for a few hours let the boys reunite and play – it was great to see the dogs recognise each other and lark about like they did as pups. Hawking (who is now known as Harvey Buster) was sporting a beautiful summer clip, while Edison and Tesla were as naked as the day they were born.
There was cupcakes for the kids and some party activities, lots of food for the guests and a LOT of food suitable for the dogs – the pups went home with a party bag full of treats like a pigs ear, Greenie sticks, Diamond Dogs Bakery bikkies and a pupcake of their own. The owners got a copy of their first picture at 7 weeks old and the last known group shot of the pups from their first photoshoot. We had such a great time organising the day, we’d love to have another get together in a few years – maybe with an extended guest list next time with all our rehomed dogs… we might need a bigger venue!
We have two beautiful Chinese Crested dogs in care at the moment – a lovely father and daughter duo by the name of Oxford (the dad) and Illy (the daughter). Oxford is estimated at about 8 years old and Illy is about 4 years old. They are very bonded and we’d love to see them rehomed together, however at the current moment they are not available for adoption as we’re trying to trial how they go on their own as well as sort out a few medical things with their skin. But for now, I can assure you they are a lovely lot of dogs – Oxford loves a good scratch (as does Illy) and both are very spritely in the yard when it comes to running about with each other.
This coming December we can look forward to having our first market stall at the VicDogs Dog Day Out – this will be on December 13th at the KCC Dog Park in Skye and you can see us there from 10:30am onwards. We’re hoping to stock some market specials like doggy cooling mats, some dog collars, candles, clothing and lots of homemade dog treats to raise funds for the rescue. Bring your dog (and a lead!) as well as your family and a picnic lunch - we are really looking forward to seeing you there!
Finally, we also have running our GoFundMe Fundraiser, which we have just hit the halfway point - if you'd like to check it out, share or donate, the link is on our homepage, or you can click here share and donate!
Thanks for reading and we look forward to updating you again in the near future.
Take care of yourself!