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Published on October 24, 2017 by Beth Pearson

Beautiful Staffordshire bull terrier Misty first came to our Hertfordshire centre as a stray in November 2016 – our staff had no information about her, but cared for her and she was soon ready to find a new home.

Because of Misty’s loving nature, she was rehomed just a month later, to a family with another dog. However it soon became clear that living with other animals resulted in Misty being stressed, and she returned to NAWT. 

The Hertfordshire staff carried out a second assessment, and there it was then decided she needed to be the only pet in her forever home.

Published on October 23, 2017 by Beth Pearson
BY Wendy Richmond
After nearly two years living with our first rescue whippet Fizz, we fell in love with Caramac from NAWT Somerset. A stray like Fizz, Caramac possessed a similarly friendly manner, and was considered a good fit for our family. Our daughter, then nine, immediately bonded with the dog on our first visit. 
Fizz on the other hand, was less enamoured; mainly because he kept trying to hump her!

Published on October 23, 2017 by Beth Pearson
Choosing the right dog trainer and training class is one of the crucial decisions you make as a dog owner, because joining the wrong one can have disastrous effects, not only on your dog, but also on your relationship with your dog.
What dog owners might not know, is that the dog training industry is completely unregulated, so anyone can claim to be a dog trainer, even if they don’t have the knowledge, experience or qualifications.
NAWT recommends that all new owners take their dog to training classes with trainers who use reward based

Published on October 18, 2017 by Beth Pearson

Our Somerset centre were generously presented with an amazing £456 cheque from the Ham Hill Dog Show earlier this week!

The dog show, which took place back in August, donated the proceeds of the event to NAWT Somerset and two other charities! 

The Heaven’s Gate rescue dog agility display team were at the dog show and their ‘have a go agility’ was a huge hit with visitors and their dogs!

Volunteer Coordinator Georgina said: "The Heaven’s Gate rescue dog agility display team are looking forward to doing their display at the event once again in 2018!

Published on October 18, 2017 by Beth Pearson

Ahead of Bonfire Night and Diwali, it’s time to start thinking about how you can help make these celebrations less stressful for your pets.

Fireworks can be a huge issue for animals and although they shouldn’t normally be set off between 11pm and 7am, the rules change during celebratory times, when they can be let off until midnight on November 5 and until 1am on New Year’s Eve, Chinese New Year and Diwali.

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