Wednesday, 2 November 2011

A spot of brainstorming

I have been collating all the gorgeous dogs' stories that are looking for someone to love them via our special January adoption special and I was wondering would any companies like to get involved?
For example, I'd really like to reward people who choose to take on these dogs.
To somehow mark their generosity of spirit in welcoming a lost soul into their family rather than buying a pup.
Give them a pat on the back.
Or maybe give the rescue a pressie, too to help the next dog that takes the empty place?
What do you think?
Just thinking out loud.
How about some free training advice if it's a dog from a small rescue that doesn't have a behaviour hotline?
Maybe an offer to encourage more fostering? Fostering has been known to turn into a forever home as so many people will tell you!
Anyway, if you're feeling kind and you want to offer the first dog to be re-homed via the adoption special a present, or every dog - or a random dog that you can choose in advance... get in touch with me ( or Fred Cope ( for imaginative ways to encourage people to consider adopting one of those very patient and hopeful dogs waiting for someone to love them.

Friday is the deadline for your rescue dogs please, we're putting as many in as possible but first come and first served... here's what you need to do.

If you know of a dog that needs a new home here's what you need to send to me:
  1. A good photo (ideally 300dpi and remember a picture is worth a thousand words, so take one that is in focus! And send as an attachment - not embedded in a document)
  2. Name of dog:
  3. Type of dog and size if not obvious:
  4. Approx age: (in years)
  5. Sex:
  6. Neutered?
  7. Housetrained?
  8. With other dogs?
  9. With cats?
  10. Good with young children?
  11. Good with older children?
  12. Location (County):
  13. Contact details: (Web and phone)
  14. Foster or forever home? 
Plus 100 words written in first person (ie as if the dog is looking for a new owner) - something that makes people think of this dog as an individual. Don't over sell - just make the dog seem real.

Please include a web and phone contact as not all of our readers are Internet savy.

Email your words and pictues to
and put ADOPT ME in the subject line so I don't lose them.

We will include as many dogs looking for homes as possible, those coming with the correct word count and good photos will be chosen first above those with incomplete information, so please try to follow the instructions!

And yes - this is FREE!

Please do spread this opportunity far and wide. This Friday (morning) is the latest possible for entries and it is first come, first served.

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