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I'm a dog photographer covering London and the South East and I do a lot of work with sighthound rescue charities, photographing their dogs and their events pro bono to help them raise their profile and raise funds.  For example I cover events for Wimbledon Greyhound Welfare and done the photography for their  calendars for the last several years, both of which help them raise funds.  I've recently done a series of studio pictures for both Kent Greyhound Rescue and for Kerry Greyhounds, and the results have helped them get some sticky dogs into loving homes. 

I'd like to offer similar services free of charge to a couple of general dog rescues in the London area and I wondered if you'd let me put out a call to rescues on the LDF and how I'd go about it?

Liz Coleman

Request for volunteer dog walker, Wallington, Surrey

My name is Carol Mundy and I am the manager of Paw Pals Sutton. I have had contact with a client in Wallington, Surrey who has had a stroke and has learning difficulties. She wanted her 8 month old puppy walked as she can no longer do it herself. She is receiving disability allowance and I do not feel our service is the right one for her as we charge for a dog walk.

Please can you help to find a volunteer dog walker for her? She is vulnerable and needs the support. If you could contact me I would be most grateful.

The Clinical Investigation Centre at the Royal Veterinary College is currently recruiting dogs for three exciting studies investigating

The first study is being ran in conjunction with Lintbells investigating the efficacy their new joint supplement, Yumove® in dogs with arthritis.  Dogs can benefit from free radiographs if required and from seeing an orthopaedic specialist three times in six weeks.  The study also uses novel activity monitors to record the dogs activity levels.  There are a number of places left on this study so owners of potentially suitable dogs are urged to contact us to book an appointment.

Suitable dogs will be:

·         Visibly lame

·         Two years of age or over

·         Weigh 10kg or more

For more information follow this link A New Study In Canine Osteoarthritis

We are also recruiting for a food trial which investigates whether a new diet can help reduce seizure frequency in epileptic dogs.  Each dog will be on the study for six months and will benefit from free of charge blood tests, food, medication monitoring and consultations with a neurology specialist. 

Dogs suitable for this study will be:

·         On epilepsy medication

·         Have had an MRI scan and CSF analysis

·         Have had at least three seizures in three months. 

·         Six months of age or more.

For more information follow this link Canine Idiopathic Epilepsy

The final study we are recruiting for is investigating a new chemotherapy drug in dogs with cancer.  Dogs may not have responded to conventional treatment or such treatment may not be suitable for them.  Dogs will benefit from top quality care from the dedicated oncology team here at the Royal Veterinary College.

Dogs suitable for this study will be:

·         Have a measurable tumour which has been confirmed with testing

·         Have not responded to conventional treatment or this has not been suitable

·         Be at least one year or age and weigh at least 10kg

·         Be healthy apart from the cancer

·         Have not received any anti-cancer medication in the two weeks before the first visit


Owners can contact the Clinical Investigation Centre on 01707 66 66 05 or should they wish to talk to a veterinary nurse regarding the studies. 

Wanted Dog Walker in SW London – Voluntary or Paid.

I am looking for someone in or around SW1P 2NB in Westminster, which is just behind the Tate Britain to walk my three year old female Jack Russell, ‘Cookie’.  She is timid but very friendly.  Ideally I would like someone for a couple of times a week for an hour to start with between 12 and 2pm, if possible and maybe the odd evening a few times a month.

Please contact Daniel Sutton:

T: +44 798 494 6933


Wanted!  Staffie or Lab Walkers for Social Dog Walking on Hampstead Heath

Hi! I’m Sarah and I regularly walk dogs on Hampstead Heath, especially Labs and Staffie pups.  I would love to join up with other dog walkers, particularly those with lively hounds such as Staffies who would enjoy walking in the company of others.

 If you are interested in joining me for social dog walking please contact Sarah: 07815 792427

Daisy is looking for new foster home - Southern Lurcher Rescue
1st July - 2013

DAISY urgently needs to move foster homes as she is not getting on with one of the resident dogs.

Daisy came from a situation which wasn't very good for her and has some issues she needs to overcome.

She needs a foster home with lurcher experience and no small dogs, cats or young children around.

If you can help, please get in touch as soon as possible.

Daisy's forum thread is here:

The BBC is looking for potential puppy owners for new documentary series
Posted 9th May 2013

Are you about to get a new puppy in the next year? Have you always wanted a canine companion?

Are your children pestering you for a new puppy? Or are you about to get a new working dog?

Do you have dog filled gap in your life and feel like now is the time to fill it?

If so, BBC1 wants you for a new documentary series being developed following puppies and their new owners.

If this sounds like you or anyone else you know please email

Social Network For North London Dog Walkers - posted 26th March 2013

Claire Hardiman of Crouch Hill Dogs is arranging a networking event for professional dogwalkers and boarders, whether they offer services full or part time, in North London.

Many dog walkers agree the work can be quite an isolatingoccupation, especially if you're working freelance and small scale, so Claire came up with the idea of a social event, where people can swap numbers for mutual support, joint dog walks etc.

There is a meeting arranged at White Lion of Mortimer (Wetherspoons, pavement terrace), Stroud Green, Sat 6 April at 11am for coffee.

Look forward to meeting you.

Claire Hardiman
Crouch Hill Dogs


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