Spirit of the Dog - Saving Dogs from Death Row

Helping rehome last chance dogs around Essex through rehabilitation,
educate the public especially in safety around dogs with children and dog welfare
in general and the prevention of cruelty and suffering towards dogs.

Stue the dog

About Spirit of the Dog

Claudine Tisbury and Jane Nettleton founded Spirit of the Dog in May 2007. Jane and Claudine had become increasingly concerned about dogs labelled as aggressive due to a breakdown of communication between both dog and owner. The increasing lack of facilities has meant that some of these dogs are unnecessarily destroyed. Please help us to help them. They deserve better from us.
Our organisation is small at present. We have two qualified canine behaviourists with a lifetime of experience, a 10 strong committee, and we also have the support of our training club members. In April 2008 we achieved our registered Charity Status (no. 1123664).
Our Aspirations
As with people, more and more dogs find our lifestyle too stressful. The aim of our charity is to help these dogs and there owners achieve a harmonious life together. Some of the cases we deal with are classed as last chance dogs. Which means that these dogs could be on a death sentence if their behaviour does not improve. Facilities to rehabilitate these dogs are virtually non-existent. Our long-term aim is to buy land and build a rehabilitation centre where these dogs and potential new owners can be retrained together. (Out of acorns large oak trees grow).
Our aim is to raise funds by donations, grants sponsorship, dog shows, car boot sales, demonstrations, coffee mornings, dances, and quiz nights. We have a Buy-a-Brick campaign and you can also donate online.
You can join our free mailing list to receive our newsletter online, and receive details of our next fundraising events. Please e-mail us at info@spiritofthedog.org.uk Or use the link at the top of the page.
Objects of the Charity
To promote humane behaviour towards dogs by providing appropriate care, protection, treatment and security for dogs, which are in need of care and attention by reason of sickness, maltreatment, poor circumstances or ill usage and to educate the public especially in matters pertaining to safety around dogs with children and to dog welfare in general and the prevention of cruelty and suffering towards dogs.
Activities of the charity
Offering shelter or sanctuary for the benefit of dogs, which are in need of psychological attention; providing psychological treatment and care for dogs; actively seek new homes for "rescued" dogs. Provide medical attention where appropriate
We would be very pleased with any donations however small.

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Border Collie puppy

5 month old puppy Jimmy has been surrendered by his disabled owner who felt couldn't give him enough exercise. Jimmy would make a fantastic working dog or companion to a breed experienced owner. He is in kennels waiting for a home.