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“Just wanted to let you know how Kim has come along since we got her. Firstly, she has put on lots of weight and filled out nicely. She has stopped spinning all the time, although there are still a few things that set her off such as the Hoover, but she stops when asked to.

Her favourite thing to do in the whole world is to swim down at the beach… she gets so excited and loves to jump about in the water, this has helped her coat come along and she really does look a different dog.

Best of all is the fact that she is not as anxious as she was before and to see her look happy and wag her tail is just great. After a good long walk on the beach she just collapses in the telly room and goes to sleep, this took months to happen as she was too anxious to sleep before and moved at every little noise.

She is also very selfish and teases anyone that dare go near her toys in the back garden. Her two footballs and a squeaky bone are just for her to play with and while she will tease us with them (bang them against your leg, or drop them in front of you), we can only touch if it’s for tug-of-war.

For the few months we have had her, I have never seen a dog so accident prone. FIrstly she swallowed a small stick which stuck in her throat and she was rushed to the vet but luckily it came out in the waiting room with no harm done. Then she got a bee sting on her head and she had an allergic reaction to, again off to the vet and we had to rub cream into where she was stuck for about two weeks. Next she was unfortunate enough to get some kind of infection which had her poorly for a few days but a few injections later and she was happier than ever.

Kim really is a different dog now. She has a bit of a following now on the beach as some other dog owners were curious at the start as to why she was so skinny and kept spining. Everyone is so happy she has turned out so well. She also has one or two friends, especially on black collie she loves to chase (but has never caught!)”

— Michael Lynch




Scout comes to work with me everyday and loves to help out by chewing my trowel and holds it nicely between his paws. He is the happiest most pleasant, fun puppy we have ever known. He just loves life and it’s so wonderful to have a dog who loves everything and everyone. If another dog refuses to play, the look on his face is fantastic, as if to say ‘How could you possibly not want to play with me, playing is my life’

We are working on the desire to chase all living things that move.

We are working on the desire to chew all things that stay still long enough to be chewed.

We are working on basic commands, but he loves food and toys and will work for both. He will be a fantastic at agility/obedience dog and WE LOVE HIM.

Thank you Maggie for finding us our dream puppy.

Sue McCabe




“I adopted Suzy from Dogs Aid over 3 years ago and she is the best dog in the world. She is so sociable and just loves our other dogs. She has just completed an Intermediate Obedience course and is such a bright clever dog.

Thanks to Maggie and Dogs Aid for Suzy.”

Glenda Hayde



“Meet Kim and Jess. Jess was adopted from Ashtown pound in March of this year. Her owner had surrendered her and, under pound rules, she was to be put down immediately. The kind vet at the pound knew that we were on the lookout for a German Shepherd and called us. As soon as we saw her we knew that Jess was the dog for us.

Shortly afterwards we saw a picture of Kim on the Dogs Aid website. We hoped that she would be a good companion for Jess. How right we were. They are like Tweedle Dum and Tweedle Dee. They go everywhere together and lead each other into all sorts of mischief. They are a pair of lovable rogues. They are very bright and have already learned how to sit and shake hands, not to mention giving big, sloppy kisses on demand!

These two give so much love and affection that we cannot understand how their previous owners let them go. Giving an abandonded dog a second chance is hugely rewarding and we would urge anyone who is thinking of getting a dog to go down this route. We can’t thank Maggie and Dogs Aid enough for our adorable Kim.”

Deirdre Roche



Walter was surrendered to us, and due to the fact he refused to be house trained he was returned to us when re-homed. Due to his age he is in the Forever Dogs. Walter is best known for his jumpers, he has no hair on his back and chest so wears jumpers in the winter and has his own wardrobe to select from!




Bonnie is a Forever Dog due to her age and the fact she has epilepsy. She lives with the other OAPs but plays with the rest of the dogs. Bonnie loves attention but prefers to be 2 inches from your nose while she’s being cuddled.