Another prize for our director Louise

Louise has done it again, another first prize in a major poetry competition, acknowledging her extraordinary talent. She has been busy for the last month so it may be late June or early July before the next FOND newsletter is out. You can find out more about Louise’s success and read her winning poem here

A Generous Donation for Shona

Little Poser

This week FOND received a very generous donation from Lisa Knight of Snoopy Rescue UK on behalf of Shona towards her on going welfare which is very much appreciated. Lisa and her team were responsible in conjunction with Tonie and the Europet transporters for rescuing Shona from a certain slow and painful death off a Romain city street in the depth of winter at the end of last year. Shona continues to enjoy her time in FOND’s care and you can see more about her here Find out more about the work of Snoopy Rescue

Doberdayz Charity Dog Show

Winners Sally and Luke

Two days of fun, helped by lots of sunshine for Sharon and her team when they ran their annual Charity fund raising Dog Show at the Rickmansworth Water Festival. More news on funds kindly raised for FOND in a future post.

Oliver attended again with his rescue Luke a handsome stray picked up near a busy dual carriageway on the west side of Scotland who now lives happily with him and Sally in Hampshire. Luke won a second prize in Best Rescue and Sally came away with a fourth rosette in both the pedigree and best veteran classes. Delighted everyone had such a lovely time and thank you to all those generous supporters.

Handmade jewellery to be raffled

Jane Whitaker has kindly donated a number of her beautiful handmade jewellery sets using semi precious beads/stones which will be raffled at fund raising events to be held on behalf of FOND this year. Your generosity and support much appreciated Jane, thank you from all at FOND.

The Pringles visit FOND

Diesel and Sky

The FOND Dobermanns received a visitor on Thursday (7 May) from the Pringle family who came to say hello and meet Jodie, Maddie, Seiger and Shona our long term residents who they had seen on the website. They also brought along their own Dobies two year old Diesel and young Sky who is just six months old. Diesel and Sky had been enjoying a run on Fraserburgh beach as they were all spending a weekend away from Glasgow in their camper van. It was good to meet them and a big thank you for their generous support.

Milo meets the Supervet

Mr September 2012

FOND’s Milo who was Mr September in our 2012 calendar unfortunately had to undergo surgery recently for a ruptured cruciate ligament. His owners Ashley and Rophin didn’t do things by halves and he was referred to the ‘Supervet’ whose practice is currently televised on Channel 4. Milo is now on 7-9 weeks lead exercise only. We wish him a complete recovery and hope to hear that he is back in Windsor park enjoying free running before the Summer is out.

Mark on Willow

Pay attention Tia

Marks says: ‘Willow “The Noot” has been the addition to our pack we didn’t even know we had space for until we fostered her. With an extremely loving nature she is eager to please at all times, and bounces like the donkey from Shrek when fussed.
She has a great personality and is one smart pup indeed. She will wake from her slumber in the evening and come to lead you to the front door gently by the sleeve as she needs to wee. Willow also had to learn a trick for socialising class, but was so happy to learn that she went in with about seven tricks which she performed perfectly and stole the show. Next step-Britain’s got talent for the Noot I think. 
She loves to run in the Glen beside her house where the ducks, pigeons, squirrels and deer frequent, but the is so well behaved that if she does see a deer that one “Leave it” command is enough to stop a chase.
She also loves to get on the sofa beside you at any time and makes little contented noises when she gets a cuddle.
Kelty Racers
And the first thing I see when I open my eyes in the morning with her windscreen wiper tail?……….Willow the Noot. Read more about clever Willow on the Dobie Trail page.

Forthcoming Events



Following the success of last year’s show Margaret Young is organising the event again this year

The show opens at 10:00 a.m. at Caldwell Bank Farm, Collessie, By Ladybank, Fife KY15 7UY and judging begins at 11:00 a.m. With classes for pedigree dogs, handling and novelty classes there’s something for everyone, and you can download a full schedule here
(please note that this link is a Microsoft Word Document).

Tuffies donate raffle prize

Tuffies donate first prize

Please come along if you can and join in a little good old fashion fun. Lots of competitions – raffle winner receives a superb Tuffies Nest generously donated by Tuffies, guess the number of sweets in a jar; bottle raffle; dobermann collectables, coat sale, bring and buy, hand made jewellery, rehome a monster toy just name the animal and he’s all yours! All funds raised going to the welfare of FOND’s Dobies. Thank you. We look forward to seeing many of our rescue Dobies and adopters.

Remember there are classes for Dobermanns including best Dobermann Rescue with rosettes and trophies to be won.

FOND directors Pam Hall, Louise Greig and Sue Hird will be at the show with some of the rescued dogs in FOND’s care and hope to meet you there.

A donation for FOND in memory of Joan Cox

Joan Cox 17th.December 1920 to 14th March 2015

Joan and one of her friends

This lovely lady passed away after enjoying an active life for nearly all of her 95 years. Joan was never happier than when she was sharing her armchair with any of the three Dobies in the Hird household! She loved all animals and although her first love was Corgis, the Dobermann breed soon found a huge place in her heart after fostering Dobermann Tara for her daughter and son-in-law when work took them to live in Hong Kong.

Joan went to live with her daughter Sue over twenty five years ago and in this time welcomed and helped care for Sue’s five rescue Dobermanns. Joan took enormous joy in the company of the Dobies and loved them all dearly.

Our condolences and love go to the Hird family and a heartfelt thank you on behalf of the FOND Dobermanns for the collection of £240 so kindly raised at Joan’s funeral in her memory.