Wednesday 21 August 2013

Maida Vale Dog Show 2013 date changed

21st August  2013

Maida Vale Dog Show to be held in the Dog Area of Padding Recreation Grounds on  31st August 2013 has now been put back to 28th September 2013.

Judges will have to be notified - and new posters and flyers printed!! Also I have to meet up with the Park Manager of Paddington Recreation Grounds to see which dog area will be the best venue to hold the dog show event in!  Last year it was the Dog area (Carlton Vale entrance) and it was an ideal venue - enclosed and ticked all the Risk Assessment Boxes and Pet Business Insurance Public Care and Liability Requirements.

Jinny the Ealing Dog Warden was also going to offer Free Microchipping to local dog owners for their canines and has been notified of the change of date.

The categories will be Ms Diva, Mr Slick, Best Senior, Best Rescue . Pup Idol and of course 'I luv my staffi' - great prizes (for dogs only of course) and rosettes will be given out on the day!

Meanwhile 'Dog Socialising Classes' will commence on 14th September in Queens Park Gardens (dog enclosed area) off Ilbert Street London W10 - Puppy classes (now full) from 12.30pm-1.30pm and Adult dogs 2pm -3pm any queries call Canine Culture on 07949523710

Missing Dogs - Tessa from NW8

Saturday 10th August 2013

London NW8

After a great day of a successful  Dog Show and the presentation of the Canine Community Cup to two worthy dogs and owners and a successful Queens Park Festival I came home jubilant and patting myself on the back - job 'Well done'!!

Jinny the Ealing Dog Warden had had over 15 dogs who came to the same day FREE 'microchipping  event' and  I offered dog advice and helped register the dogs. All dogs Big and small - all breeds were well controlled and kept in check. By the time evening came - and I had walked my two pooches - I was ready for sleep - so all phones - computers were turned off until next morning!

Sunday 11th August 2013

I awoke to learn that a rescue dog from Romania - Tessa a ginger and white crossbreed - was missing after one day with her new adoptors.  Tessa at seven months - fostered in the countryside - now DogLost - frightened in London  NW8.  Suddenly all yesterdays 'feeling of job well done' was gone and I was along with other volunteer rescuers looking out there on the streets of NW8, W9 and W11 looking for Tessa!

Ten days later we are still looking - we have had several sightings yesterday evening in Holland Park W11 and have set up a trap But we need more volunteers to man the trap and time is running out as Notting Hill Gate Carnival approaches this week end.

Dog SOS Please if anyone spots her or sights her contact me or Niz Khan or Local Dog Warden or Dog LostUK -
Remember Tessa is very nervous and will run if chased or cornered -

Thursday 8 August 2013

Canine Champs of Queens Park

Saturday 10th August 2013

Queens Park is celebrating Its Tenth Community Festival in Queens Park Gardens W10 and are helping them celebrate with a Canine Champs of Queens Park Dog Show.

All dogs are welcome - big or small - chihuahua - staffordshire bull terrier - to strut and pose and all hoping to win great prizes and of course be Crowned 'Canine Champ' All dogs on leads and all handlers accompanied by an adult.

Registration is at 11.45am at the Dog Area Queens Park Gardens W10 (Ilbert Street Entrance) - The Dog Show and Fun Begins at mid day.

The judge will have the hardest job of all  - choosing the winners and hoping not to offend the local residents - and thats just the owners!!

Also there will be free microchipping for all dogs and advice on behaviour and dog control laws - this will be from one pm until five pm - so any dogs that are not microchipped should take advantage of this free service.

Every year a dog owner (s) is picked out from the many dog lovers  in Queens Park Community for their commitment and care and responsibility for their canine and how they have worked extra hard to  improve their pets behaviour - or helped show a good example of responsible dog ownership.

This year are two joint winners  - Grace a rescued 'bait dog' whose owner Venetia worked so hard and with tlc and patience  turned a nervous dog into a lovable companion who sleeps with her resident cat Joker - who rules the roost.

The other winner is Olly a golden retriever whose young owners sold cakes they made themselves to raise over £80 for the mayhew animal home - a local rescue and came to every training class with Olly no matter what the weather was with dedication .

It will be a great day for all but especially for the dogs and owners