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Forest Dog Rescue News & Updates


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Posted on June 20, 2018 at 3:08 PM Comments comments ()
Car Boot 3/6/18

Another great Car Boot, thank you for joining us on yet another glorious sunny day, hope you all had an enjoyable day too!

As always, we thank all our volunteers who help to make things run smoothly.
Also to Joy and Jane in the Buttie Bar and Debbie on her Cake stand, who continue to wow visitors with their superb butties and cakes! Definitely not a day to count the calories folks lol.Kath and Kathryn who were raising funds on behalf of FDR by selling their homemade tasty jams n pickles.Also to Mark Norcott who became a volunteer car parking assistant today, well done Mark and thank you so much, it does make a great difference to keep everyone happy and safe.We must also thank our staff at the kennels too, these days can be a little chaotic and they seem to sail through regardless, thank you all.We look forward to the next car boot where we can do it all over again plus our events out and about in between.

Til then next time, take care and keep safe everyone, see you again soon. :)

Ps. Apologies for only a couple of pics but I thought I’d left my phone at home but I hadn’t, I was sitting on it  gorgeous pics tho 


Posted on June 8, 2018 at 10:10 AM Comments comments ()
Charity Spring Fayre & Fun Dog Show!
Sunday 20 May 2018
What an incredible turnout plus all the sunshine too!
Thank you all for your lovely kind comments and company, we thought we would struggle as we mentioned before, the local paper hadn’t added this event into this week’s paper…so we turned to the power of Facebook and the local radio station. Thank you to all who shared this post which increased the chances of it being the great success it has been.
We have a host of people to say a huge thank you to for their kindness and dedication, so here we go…
Hereford & Worcester Radio for all the announcements made over the past few days, amazing.
The new mayor of Kidderminster Martin Stooke & company, for joining us today and offering your support & getting to know the charity better and the work we do, see you all again soon.
Jo Bird for Sponsoring all the beautiful Rosettes and being Judge for the day.
Shaun for Sponsoring the gorgeous Best in Show Trophy
Michelle for sponsoring the lovely Certificates for the dog show
Kath & Kathryn for their fun Tombola with fabulous prizes
Joy, Jane & Carol for their mouth-watering breakfast butties followed by Hot Pork butties for lunch, extra special surprise for us all
Debbie for giving so much free time to prepare & bake her well-loved supa dupa cakes
Bliss Gate Training for their wonderful talented displays plus many congratulations to Sam & family who bought the new family member along too
The Dancing Dogs for their adorable, entertaining displays
Neil & Sue at NDTS Agility for their fun packed agility skills
Phil Shepherd for his great music throughout the day
The 3 amazing ladies at the registration tables, Bobby, Chris & Trish
Larry & Joan for their assistance on the car parking, keeping everyone safe
And finally to the kennel staff who offered so much help before, during and  after this event
A huge thank you once again everyone for helping to create a beautiful, fun day to remember
If anyone has any pictures they would like to share with us, we would truly love to see them too
See you all again soon



Car Boot - May 6th 2018 - Green Gap

Posted on May 14, 2018 at 5:00 PM Comments comments ()

What a glorious day we all enjoyed today, thank you to all who came, we hope you enjoyed yourselves too. 
Special thanks to our volunteers who again give their time freely to either walk the dogs in our care or to help set up before the car boot, then to break down and put everything away safely.
Thanks to our lovely ladies in the buttie bar and in the cake stall, Joy, Jayne and Debbie, thank you so much for keeping us happy with your scrumptious butties and cakes, no good fretting about the waist line with these ladies about lol.

Also thanks to Kath and Kathryn who have served up their well known jams n pickles etc, thank you ladies and we hope your arm and shoulder get better soon Kathryn. 
Thank you also to Joan who works quietly in the background keeping everything spick n spam for us all, a real trooper, thanks Joan.
Everyone works so hard and we will always be truly grateful, thanks again to you all, hopefully see you again on the 20th May when we hold our Spring Fayre! Happy days 

Black Boy Fun Quiz - 29/04/18

Posted on April 30, 2018 at 4:24 PM Comments comments ()

Brilliant evening yet again, unfortunately we didn’t win yet again neither but so entertaining.

Thank you to everyone especially Clare and Steve for your continued support and hard work getting these great evenings together, we really do need to swat up more on general knowledge and everything to be honest lol 

Thanks again for your company everyone :)

Cake n Cuppa Day - Ludlow - 05/0/2018

Posted on April 10, 2018 at 11:40 AM Comments comments ()
Cake n Cuppa Day - Ludlow

Great day at the Ludlow shop who held a Cake n Cuppa Day plus a raffle ticket, all for £3!
Thank you to Linda and all her team for their hard work preparing for today, great idea!
Many thanks also to all who came along to join in the fun and support FDR.
They get all sorts of visitors in the shop including these 2 gorgeous bundles of fluff 

Awareness Day - Kidderminster 10/03/18

Posted on March 26, 2018 at 12:23 PM Comments comments ()
Awareness Day - Kidderminster

Thank you for joining us today on quite a hit n miss rain/sunny day lol
It was great to catch up with old friends while making new friends too 

Volunteers Do - Cleobury Social Club - 08/01/18

Posted on March 26, 2018 at 12:07 PM Comments comments ()
Volunteers Bit of a Do

Thank you to all who managed to come to the Volunteers Bit of a Do and get well soon wishes to those who couldn’t make it because of illness.

It was above our expectations, we were so pleased to see so many of you there particularly being held out of the festive season, hope you all had a great time.

Special thanks also to the lovely staff at the Cleobury Cricket Social Club who contribute so much to making the evening such a success. 

Here’s the date for your diaries for the next Volunteers Do, hope the weather will be kind and we can get back to normal. “Thursday 13th December 2018”

Take care everyone and thanks again for your continued support 

Christmas Dinner Appeal - Pets at Home, Kidderminster - 17/12/17

Posted on March 26, 2018 at 11:41 AM Comments comments ()
Pets at Home, Kidderminster 

Sunday 17th December helping to make a difference.

Great to see how busy it was in Pets at Homes today, hopefully that will be more Christmas dinners for animals in rescue.

Thank you for sharing your time with us and especially for your support.

Thank you also to Stephen for joining us (one of our incredible volunteers) and for bringing along gorgeous boy Flynn. 

As well as getting time out from the kennels, Flynn was also on a mission to find his special forever family and while doing so, he stole the hearts of so many.

Who could say no to this gentle adorable soul. Good luck Flynn, we truly hope your dream will become reality very soon. Thanks again Stephen We were at Pets at Home today to assist Support Adoption for Pets who are holding their annual Santa Paws Appeal in the Pets at Home stores and hoping this will be their best year yet.If you can get to your local Pets at Home anytime up to the 24th December, it’s a great chance to buy a Christmas dinner for those in rescue.

We would love to see all Pets enjoying Christmas with their forever families but in reality, that isn’t going to happen. 

If you can, please help us to help Support Adoption for Pets have their best year ever to make Christmas special for so many in rescue, they won’t be forgotten and certainly deserve a special day too.

Support Adoption for Pets do amazing work raising funds for their chosen charities which in turn is so rewarding to improve the lives of those with no voice.

Thank you for any help you can offer 
Merry Christmas everyone!

Awareness Day - Kidderminster - 9/12/17

Posted on March 26, 2018 at 10:52 AM Comments comments ()
Awareness day -Kidderminster 

Thank you so much to all who shared their time with us today, it was cold but your company plus seeing your lovely 4 legged friends dressed up in their fab outfits warmed our hearts no end, thanks again everyone 

Sponsored Walk - 8/10/17

Posted on March 26, 2018 at 10:43 AM Comments comments ()
Sunday 8th October - Sponsored Walk!

Thank you to everyone for your support and donations :)

What an incredible turn out for this event!!

Enjoyed by so many we've been asked to do the same again next year, absolutely great!

Sunday 8th October - Sponsored Walk!
Looking forward to seeing as many of you as possible, no need for sponsor forms if you haven't managed to collect one , you can still join us for a minimum £5 donation.:)
The Shuttle states its a 4.5 km walk, the correct length is approx 4.5 miles, this does include the Marsh which may not be accessible (depends on Sally's verdict after she walks it beforehand), if not it will reduce the walk by approx 20 mins and maybe 3/4 of a mile. :)
Raising funds needed for 3 rescue dogs requiring major surgery Forest Dog Rescue take in dogs of all ages, shapes and sizes and many who have not had the best start in life. But every single one matters and they all deserve a second chance. The charity is totally reliant on donations and whilst regular fundraising and sponsorship helps to cover the typical monthly costs, sometimes there are special cases that just need more. With average vet bills alone tipping £3,000 every month, when dogs come in with severe injuries or health issues the charity must find other ways to fund raise the extra money.We currently have 3 dogs in kennels who all need major surgery to enable them to have their second chance at finding a loving forever home and living the life they deserve. Ari, a 5-year-old crossbreed has come to Forest Dog Rescue and needs at least one, possibly two, cruciate ligaments operated on to enable him to walk comfortably.Patch, a 3-year-old crossbreed came into rescue with a permanently dislocated knee cap and a bowed femur which is likely the result of a previous fracture. He needs surgery to repair the damage to his knee and leg so he can get his mobility back and live the rest of his life pain free.Pete, a 3-year-old lurcher has been in kennels for 5 months and started showing signs of lameness so has been under investigation at the local vet. He has already had an x-ray and a scan but now needs to be referred to a specialist for an MRI scan to ascertain the route of his problem.
We need to raise £4,000 to enable these dogs to have the treatment they so desperately need so we are organising a special Sponsored Walk on Sunday 8 October. The 4.5mile walk starts at the Lock Inn & Old Smithy Tearooms in Wolverley at 10.30am and everyone, including dogs, are welcome. Anyone who wants to take part and help us raise these much-needed funds can get sponsorship forms from our kennels in Far Forest, or either of our charity shops in Kidderminster or Ludlow. Alternatively, the form can be downloaded from our website ( We also welcome non-sponsored walkers and just ask for a minimum donation of £5. This is such a huge sum so we are really calling out to all dog lovers in the area to step out to help us give these dogs their second chance”,