A Tip to Keep the Doggy Waistline in check.

  TRIM THAT DOGGY WAISTLINE Just wanted to pass on these tips I have found really useful. We all know that dogs weight should be monitored closely but food orientated dogs respond well to treats. If you're worried about how many treats your dog is having try them with green beans! Have a pack in... Continue Reading →


My Dog Fostering Days

    Before Darcy I fostered dogs for a rescue, giving them a home and to give an assessment of the dog's needs so that the perfect home could be found for them. Many dogs passed through, one stayed for nine months but some just three weeks. The cute ones were snapped up,  the ones... Continue Reading →

Darcy’s First Days

Darcy seemed to know how important it was to settle in and his behaviour was  far better than expected in his first days with us. He was completely house trained, loving and totally adorable. There were some worrying  traits though. When someone visited, even for a few minutes , he would run to the front... Continue Reading →

Meeting Darcy

I answered the door and instantly fell in love with the tiny dog cradled in the arms of the rescue transporter. I was a little shy after hearing about his past but he was attached to the lady who drove him to me like his life depended on it. He had only met her an... Continue Reading →

The Day Darcy came to stay

It was June 2015 and I was scrolling through Facebook when a photo caught my eye.It was a mini dachshund and a rescue friend was urgently looking for a foster for him. I wasn't planning to foster but I felt compelled to send a private message to ask about his background. Within seconds the lady... Continue Reading →

Mr Darcy

A year has passed since we met our little man A feisty, mini dachshund, with coat of black and tan We called him Mr Darcy because he didn't know his name and told him that from now on life would never be the same We peeled away the layers and slowly it was clear all... Continue Reading →


Holly is 13 years old and a force to be reckoned with!   She has a select circle of people and dogs who she would take a bullet for, anyone else?.....not a chance! ..unless you have 3 hours to spare to tickle her tummy. Then she might consider you! I wasn't looking for a dog... Continue Reading →

Waggy Tales Dog Blog

Hi everyone I wanted to start a blog to share my two great loves.....dogs and books I have always loved dogs and had a lot of experience in the rescue world both as a foster mum and home checker. I also have a mini dachshund who we adopted in 2015. Every breed will be welcome, pedigree or mixed,... Continue Reading →


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