Dog of the Month

Mr April - Rufus

Rufus Came to KWK9 as a much loved pet. His owner was devastated at having no alternative but to find him a new home. She had to move for work and had made all the arrangements for a friend to care for Rufus until she could move into a new house. The purchase fell through and she was forced to move into accommodation where she could not take her dog. At just the same time the friend revealed that Rufus could not stay there after all. A very tearful parting followed. Rufus was a very lucky boy though. We had a lovely couple waiting for a dog just like him and he moved straight to his new home that same day.

Rufus is devoted to his new family and loves his walks in the countryside around his home.


See more of the Calendar dogs on the special Calendar 2014 page.


Calling all our artistic supporters.

This year we would like to produce some general use cards and some Christmas cards. We know that lots of you have artistic skills and we would love to involve you in the designs.

We would like to chose 4 Christmas cards and 4 general use cards so we will be choosing 8 designs in total. Designs should be dog related and may have some text but not necessarily.

Your designs should be submitted on A6 plain white card and not folded. A separate sheet of paper should be included confirming that the picture is the original work of the person submitting it, name and address of the artist and permission must be given for us to use the design.  We are sorry but we are unable to return designs whether used or not.

Your designs will be judged by the Trustees of KWK9 Rescue and their decision is final.

Your designs can be submitted by 14 March by post to:

Address:       KWK9 Rescue, C/O Cordonald, Forse, Lybster, KW3 6BX

Alternatively drop your entry in to: Carrots, Traill Street, Thurso 

or to:  D S MacGregor and Partners, Industrial Estate, Wick.


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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