A little bit of history… by Ann Moore

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Wise men say: Learn from the past, live in the present, plan for the future. And so are we at DDR, while planning the extreme challenge of building our own Rescue Centre, we asked the founding Dog-Mother of DDR Ann Moore: Why did Dundalk Dog Rescue start? DDR started quite by accident.  From a bored few […]

Feeding Fido by Emma Henry

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Feeding Fido We all know that a healthy lifestyle for humans requires giving our body what it requires – activity and nutritious food. Common sense along with an increasing body of scientific evidence tells us that means a diet of whole foods. Simply that is food that remains close to the way nature produced it […]

The Hidden Pain of Dog Fighting by Kerry Spence

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Barbaric, cruel, brutal, ugly, pitiless, violent, inhumane, sadistic… just some of the many words to describe the ferocious world of dog fighting. Indescribable in single words, however, is the pain suffered physically and psychologically by the animals forced to take part, the ‘fighting’ dogs, the ‘bait’ animals and the rescue staff and volunteers who try […]

Play time with your dog by Edel Nolan

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Dogs love spending time with us and there is nothing nicer than having your dog curled up beside you while you relax on the couch after a busy day. However, the last thing my dog wants to do when I get home from work is curl up on the couch with me! Home alone from […]

Once upon a Jessie…

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I’d say many of you, like me have read or watched “The Little Prince” at some stage in your life . It’s the one with the baobab and the lamb in the box and little rose. Do you remember when the Little Prince met the fox and they became friends? Do you remember when fox […]

Have some fun with your dog!

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My experience with dog tricks – Edel Halpin DDR volunteer Trick training does more than teach cute party tricks to entertain your friends. It offers a way to bond with your dog. It also provides mental stimulation for your pet which will help tire her out! (great if it’s a wet day or late and you […]