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2015 Calendars are now ready and for sale at only £5 each in vets in Wick and Thurso, the Post office and  Westlea Plants in Lybster.  If you require them to be posted costs are £1.70 for 2 get in touch via admin@kwk9.org and we can organise this for you.  A brilliant xmas pressie for the doggie people in your life or to brighten up your own days in 2015 looking at all the happy faces settled into their new homes.  We have 2 calendars this year pictured below one the one with Marti the gorgeous springer spaniel is our mixed calendar with squares for the dates and the other one features Harry, Ella and Tim 3 of the 8 greyound pups who came to us during 2014 it has lines on the dates to write appointments etc on and features lurchers in all different shapes and sizes within.

 

MR October Toby

Well doesnt that amazing smile say it all?

Toby the staffy cross arrived with the council as a stray at aprox 6 months old.  he was extremely cowed and it was obvious that he hadnt had the best of starts in his short life.  Thankfully he didnt have to wait too long for his FOREVER HOME Alison and her hubby arrived at the kennels and the rest is history!  Toby has a few micschievous moments shall we say as he settled into his new life but giving up on him was never an option.  He had his own blog on facebook where he updated everyone (with some help from his mum) on what he had been up to that day and has now grown up and is a soft, silly loving boy according to his family.

 

 

  DOG SHOW FUNDAY SEPT 13th

Finally the post to let you all know the grand total raised on the dog show funday on the 13th of Sept.  We raised a whopping £1514.21 which we are absoluted thrilled about.  Huge thanks must go to all who made this possible. The Canine Club who ran the dog show so efficiently and also donated the rossettes, Willie and Glynis Mackay who judged the novelty classes and donated a beautiful non pedigree shield, Jenny and Abby Paterson who once again did an excellent job with the teas and homebakes in the hall providing a beautiful spread of gingerbread, brownies, pancakes and scones to die for!  The BBQ boys who did a great job and worked tirelessly, Irene who did the amazing face painting , christine who provided first aid cover (thankfully not needed).  All the helpers on the various stalls Jean, Di, Jill, Margo, Natasha, Piere, Yvonee, Carol, Annie & sis, the 2 Jans just all got their sleeves rolled up and got stuck in, the people who hired stalls on the day and brought along some fabulous hand made items. Massive thanks to all our supporters who donated so generously raffle prizes, home baking and bottles and Liz Falconer who organised a baking army once again!   a huge thank you to all who attended and brought your beautiful dogs with you, on the day, Bryn a former KWK9er and his  family came over from orkney, some lovely wolves came all the way from Stirling (i think).   Apologies if i have ommitted to mention anyone personally. Finally thanks must go to the crowd who attended on the  day and supported us so generously the feeling of good will and support for kwk9  on the day was just so apparent.   Best of all the sun also shone not sure who to thank for that one!

 

 

 

Could you foster a dog?

 

As ever we are in desperate need of foster homes for our dogs. The input of foster carers is vital for the dogs we take in. It gives us a chance to assess the dog so that we can do our best to match the dog to the right home. It also gives the dog a chance to settle down, gain confidence and all too often health, before they move to their new and permanent home. Most dogs only stay in foster care for a short time, one or two weeks and it is our aim to find new homes for dogs as fast as possible. We do occasionally get a dog that needs a bit longer but not that often.

We have one foster carer who has not been without a foster dog all year. It would be nice to be able to give him a break from time to time. If we can get a large enough bank of foster carers it would mean that we could ask for help from time to time but not often.

If you think you might be able to help and you live in Caithness, North Sutherland or Orkney please complete an adoption form specifying that you are interested in fostering and we will be in contact to talk about it.

 

 

We will have some seriously cosy comfortable dogs in foster homes this winter thanks to the sewing skills of a lovely lady who has transormed some donated duvets into lovely beds to fit either crates or baskets.  She has asked if anyone has any material which is fairly durable and washable that is cluttering up the airing cupboard to please consider donating it so it can be transformed into quilt covers.  Cotton flat sheets, duvet cover or cotton curtains would all make great covers.  If you have any that we may be able to use please email us at admin@kwk9.org and we will try to arrange pick up or drop off points.  Thank you.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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