• New legislation increases maximum sentence for animal cruelty

    26 Jun 2019 Author: Emma Butler

    Today’s news that the Government has set out new legislation to increase the maximum sentence for animal cruelty tenfold – from the current six months to five years – is a welcome step forwards for those of us working in animal welfare. The Animal Welfare (Sentencing) Bill will mean that courts can take a tougher […]

  • Greyhounds continue to suffer injuries and death on UK racing tracks

    21 Jun 2019 Author: Emma Butler

    2019 is a year that has seen great leaps forward in dog welfare. It was announced that Lucy’s Law will come into force next Spring, banning the third-party sale of puppies and kittens; and Finn’s Law came into force earlier this month, giving greater protection to service animals. However, with the latest injury and retirement […]

  • Dylan Dog Blog – Dylan tries out a Furbo!

    30 Jan 2019 Author: Emma Butler

    Dear Bestest Auntie Julie, Happfull New Year to yoos! Hopin you and der famlee be well? I hab come to der conklooshun dat Holly (me preevyussly menshunned noo gest) be havin this as her Forever Home as well! Dis is super noos is it not!? She be gettin well yoosed to all mowst himportant howsehold […]

  • Dylan Dog Blog – Dylan welcomes a new guest

    8 Dec 2018 Author: Emma Butler

    Dear Bestest Auntie Julie, The new gest be still heer an I hope she be able to stay a bit longer. She’s pretty nise akshully, if a little bossy. She already seemin a little less confuzled than wen she furst arrive…. I hab bin teachin her a few stuffs like “how to sofa.” Sum fings […]

  • Dylan Dog Blog – Happier news from Hound Towers

    2 Dec 2018 Author: Emma Butler

    Dear Bestest Auntie Julie, I hab the Bestest noos! Tooday we went on a road trip in the hound mobile for a verry long ways. What is goin on Fort I, secretly howpin we may be off to Bestest Auntie Julie Hotel again. Well, houndmobile stopped (after a rather heggsitin root-findin by HuMum witch involve […]

  • Helping your dog cope with fireworks

    2 Nov 2018 Author: Emma Butler

    For many of our canine companions bonfire night and firework celebrations are a frightening and stressful event that they can’t escape from.  However, as our post-homing support manager, Susan McKeon, explains there are several things you can do to help your dog and lessen the stress that fireworks can cause. Veterinary help: If you know […]

  • Dylan Dog Blog – Sad news from Hound Towers

    30 Oct 2018 Author: Emma Butler

    Dear Bestest Auntie Julie, Sum sooper sad news… Me gurlyfwend Milly-Moo has gone. She got sooper tired in the aftynoon with much panting an HuDad did say she woz poorly. Eberywun verry hupsetted and HuMum did take Milly-Moo to the vettineggy hospitawl in der ebening. I did feared the wurst as smol 2-legs and smol […]

  • Dylan Dog Blog – Dylan chills while HuMum tries to work from home

    11 Oct 2018 Author: Emma Butler

    Dear Bestest Aunty Julie, Be riting to yoos fwom der sofa after sooper bizi day of snoozlings. I be stretch owt like gettin sum littel breez on der nakidtum. As yoos will dowtless wemember I not be a fan of der curlin up, not bein a pwawn an all BOL BOL BOL…. Enyways woz riting […]

  • Dylan Dog Blog – Dylan’s not happy with his new PJs!

    31 Aug 2018 Author: Emma Butler

    Dear Bestest Aunty Julie, Anuvver kwik huppdayte… I wegret to himform yoo dat der hab been a drastik downturn in kwolitty of liyf here at Forever Home. Hab they no respekt for our nobel breed.  I did hurd HuDad sniggerin sumfin bout a “bagpipe”. Howeber I is now sooper warm at night tyme on me […]

  • Dylan Dog Blog – Dylan perfects the art of being a ‘Reading Dog’

    10 Aug 2018 Author: Emma Butler

    Dear Bestest Aunty Julie, Hoping you be well? I be fyne dispyte slight snaggel to me dew clor witch did a bleedy on der sofa. Oopsie. HuMum did hav not go werk on Fwiday so we went owt for a luffly walkies to a noo park an we met wun of HuMum fwends wiv a […]

  • Dylan Dog Blog – Dylan’s on holiday!

    20 Jul 2018 Author: Emma Butler

    Dear Bestest Aunty Julie, I be so sowwy for not riting you for ageses… has been such a busy boy! At der weekend we did go on der most heggsiytink fing… furst hollyday wiv Forever Famliy! Did get in houndmobile an go off in the dark wiv HuMum, HuDad an the smol two-legses an me […]

  • Dylan Dog Blog – It’s not been such a good week at Forever Home!

    6 Jul 2018 Author: Emma Butler

    Dylan: Dear Bestest Aunty Julie, I be riting to henkweye-er how duz Bestst Auntie Sue at der vets? Did she find the eggs?  Is she still on der scales? Is she comed home?  Do hope she ok an not too much missing furs. I hav had a weally wubbish week heer. Started off okays wib […]

  • Dylan Dog Blog – Dylan offers advice on visits to the vet

    23 Jun 2018 Author: Emma Butler

    Dear Bestest Aunty Sue, Bestest Aunty Julie did tells Forever HuMum that you dun yorself a poorly an be goin to the vets termorrow. I be riting wiv me Bestest advices for yoo…. Advices numbuh wun: Mayk shor you lean on ebberywun at the HuVets. If yoos need to, juss say hab bad foot or […]

  • Dylan Dog Blog – pee mails and eggs!

    8 Jun 2018 Author: Emma Butler

    Dear Bestest Aunty Julie, I am riting followin me post-brekkie pre-nap snoozle. I hav eben mor heggsiytink noos! Last nite HuMum an Milly-Moo and me went in der houndmobile to a plais HuMum corl “Highcroft Vetineggy Group”. Dere woz much hantissipashun fwom us hounds for diss trip! I luffs eggs! Wen we got to the […]

  • Dylan Dog Blog – Grandma and Grandad come to stay!

    25 May 2018 Author: Emma Butler

    Dear Bestest Aunty Julie, I riting wiv such heggsiytink heggsitement today!! Hab made sum sooper noo frends!! Will eggsplane…. On Mundy HuMum and der smol 2-legses did takes me an Milly-Moo owt all round park for mornin walkies and smol hoomans did der yooshul gawping at der “biggest freight train in the whole actual world” […]

  • Dylan Dog Blog – HuMum goes on hollibobs without the dogs!

    17 May 2018 Author: Emma Butler

    Dear Bestest Aunty Julie, Dis week HuMum hav discuvverd nu toy corld Furminator. Woz not der funnest although I do now hab even sleeker furrs den eber befor!! Much furr was stolin fwom me person howebers and I did do a sooper confyoosel wen I did see it as did vewy umderstandibly look lyk a […]

  • Dylan Dog Blog – Dylan goes begging with some other greyhounds!

    11 May 2018 Author: Emma Butler

    Dear Bestest Aunty Julie, Sowwy I hasint rited for a whiles, I bin sooper bizy! On Fwiday der Nice Cleanerlady Dawn did come to Forever Home to fuss us muchly. She is der best!! In evenin after walkies and dinner anuvver nice laydee arrived to take over fussingsess for meself and Milly as HuMum an […]

  • Dylan Dog Blog – HuMum has der brain-acheys.

    4 May 2018 Author: Emma Butler

    Dear Bestest Aunty Julie, Today has bin unheventfil as HuMum has had der brain-acheys. Dis hab meen she basically turn into a gweyhound for hole day. She hab hog der big sofa, dun snoozles unda a blankie upsidey-down an eated fings, dun weewee an stuff befor just returnin to sofa. She hab not got der […]

  • Dylan Dog Blog – Dylan goes jogging!

    20 Apr 2018 Author: Emma Butler

    Dearest Aunty Julie, Kwik hupdayte!!!….. Me an HuMum did go for jogging to see der harrburr and floatycars in der evenin yestyday which I absolutely luffed! An I woz sooper sooper on me harniss an even fitted in sum umbassadoorwial werk harf ways wound! I woz soooooper snoozled aftywards an did a pre-sleep nap on […]

  • Dylan Dog Blog – Dylan has fun with the Nice Dog Walker Lady

    15 Apr 2018 Author: Emma Butler

    Dear Bestest Aunty Julie, All is sooper good heer yoos will be glad to knows. Yestyday me an Milly went owt for anuvver park explorey wiv der Nice Dog Walker Lady an had luffly tym. Next week shall bees goin owt wiv all uvver dogs toos as I pwomised to be sooper good boy. Heggsiytink!! […]

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