ON March 1 this year, Dumfries and Galloway Canine Rescue Centre will be celebrating its tenthb.
As most people know, this is a local charity established to care for abandoned, stray, unwanted and ill-treated dogs from across the whole of Dumfries and Galloway region.
The charity with its kennels at Dovecotewells in Glencaple about six miles from the centre of Dumfries relies entirely on donations as it receives no gor public funding whatsoever and without the generosity of so many local people and the help and support of its wonderful band of volunteers, it would not have survived. It is also anticipated that dog number 3000 will be rehomed during the first half of this year and that really will be a fantastic moment for everyone involved with the charity.
To celebrate this special birthday, a number of events will be taking place.
Friday, March 1 sees the launch of “Waggy Tales” at Newton Stewart Library at lunchtime. This is the superb book of funny dog stories, compiled by local author Jayne Baldwin, which will be on sale to raise funds.
On Saturday, March 2, doggie parties will be held in both Newton Stewart and Stranraer where dogs and their owners will be very welcome to call in, join in the fun and find out more about the work of the charity. For those who want to travel a little further, the Kennels will be holding an open day on Sunday, March 3 and on the evening of March 6, have-a-go-agility will be on offer at Barstobrick at Ringford. For those who still have energy left, how about a “Walk, Jump and Splash” at Garlieston on 23 March?
Details of all these events are available on our website, www.caninerescue.co.uk, or by ‘phoning the Kennels, 01387 770210.