We have just had some great news tonight, there is going to be a Charity Car Wash with the proceeds to be split betwen KWK9 Rescue and Labrador Rescue.
The event will take place at Durrands garage, Roxburgh Road, Wick on Sat 14th feb between 9 & 5, it being organised and hosted by George and CDs Friends.
They are also going to have a baking stall on the day so anyone wishing to donate some baking it would be most appreciated either let us know at kwk9 so that we can collect it or get in touch direct with George at the garage and make arrangements. Big Thanks to George and his helpers this is most appreciated by KWK9 and the dogs it will help
CALENDAR Dogs of the Month
February - Eddie and Quincy
As you can see Eddie was a tiny wee scrap when he came into our care. He was such an adorable pup we knew he wouldn't stay with us for long and he went off to his new home fairly quickly. He has since grown into a large, healthy and happy dog.
Quincy was an instant 'must have' dog for his new owner. He is a terrible thief, demands his place on the sofa and barks loud and long when he is playing but is an absolutely wonderful dog. He hates cold weather, wind, rain or snow and would much rather spend his days laying around in the warm so no requirement for long winter walks, perfect.
Our new arrival just before Christmas is wee Star. He has a very bent front leg and is therefore not being offered for adoption until we know just what has caused it and what can be done for him. He is a super little dog with masses of character. He manages to worm his way into the affections of everyone he meets. He is going to make a wonderful pet for some lucky person in the future so keep an eye on the dogs needing homes page for when he appears.
Grand Total Raised at Xmas Fayre
we are absolutely thrilled about this fabulous amount a cold november night in a little village hall was overflowing with generosity and goodwill. Huge thanks to all that made this possible: people who donated raffles, bottles and home baking, helpers who worked tirelessly on the night running stalls, making teas and selling raffles, to all who turned out in force to support us and buy our wares, the stallholders who attended and brought their amazing hand made products to sell and finally to the village of Reiss for letting us use the hall. your support is so appreciated and lets us continue to help needy dogs in Caithness. Merry Christmas from all at KWK9 and the dogs that your support helps
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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
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.
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