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Below is our latest news and the events which are planned at the moment. These events are a very important part of our charity. All monies raised go directly towards the upkeep of the dogs and helps to ensure that the Second Chance Kennels are maintained adequately for the job. We hold regular fundraising events and always welcome new ideas and/or helpers. If you think you can help in any way with our events, please contact us.

Gayle & Roy >>
Posted: 4th September 2009

Just had to let everyone know who have followed Gayle and Roy's story.

Roy is doing really well as a pet, well we knew he would excell at that, cuddly wee man that he is.

Gayle has a different role in life now she has just passed as aTherapet dog, this for a dog that a behaviourist in Aberdeen said nothing could be done with ! You showed them girl. This is her with her brother Tyser who is also from Second Chance and he is Therapet / agility and is learning heel work to music.

The Reekie family also have Jess another border collie and Bob a wee terrier who are both learning agility and yes you've guessed it are also Second Chance dogs.

Thanks guys for all the work and commitment you give our dogs.

Gayle & Roy
 
Oscar and Family >>
Posted: 30th August 2009

This is Oscar with his family, they all recently did a sponsor walk over the Forth Bridge for the kennels and raised an amazing 700-00. Oscar is eight years old and has arthritis so he was a very brave boy doing his bit to help the less fortunate dogs.Thank you all very much.

Oscar and Family
 
Bark in the Park 2009 >>
Posted: 30th August 2009

We raised 2013-32, so a great big thanks to everyone who turned out to support us on such a horrible day.

 
 
Bark in the Bark photos now online! >>
Posted: 2nd August 2009

Bark in the Park 2009 was held at Lochore Meadows on Sunday 26th July. It was a fantastic day and a big huge thanks goes to everyone who made it such a success.
Click here to see pictures from Bark in the Park 2009.

 
 
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Posted: 24th June 2009

 
 
Many thanks to St Pauls Primary School >>
Posted: 30th May 2009

This is four children from St Pauls Primary School. They are Lauren Billy Cameron & Carly with their teacher Mrs Watt. They did a fundraiser and collected 150-00 which they very kindly split between five charities we were just very fortunate to be one of them. Thank you very much for all your hard work.

Many thanks to St Pauls Primary School
 
Our thanks go to >>
Posted: 14th April 2009

Scottish Border Collie Club for the very generous donation to the kennels, it is really very much appreciated.

 
 
Many thanks James >>
Posted: 6th April 2009

This is Susie and James, who came to visit the kennels today, James bless him had made a collection tin and has raised over 8-00 for the kennels. Well done James and the wee dogs all say thank you for thinking of them.

Many thanks James
 
A massive thank you to Kate & friends >>
Posted: 17th March 2009

Oh wow! Well done and we look forward to seeing you at the weekend and will try and have Hob Nob here so the boys can meet him. Brilliant photo's Kate.


Hi Ena,

Success . . . we (40 of us- that's 7 dogs, 19 kids & 14 Mums and Dads) did our walk up Scolty Hill, Banchory, on Saturday. As you can see from the fly-away hair styles it was rather windy at the top! The kids are all collecting their sponsorship money this week so hope to get total to you at the weekend.

We are going to try and come down to the kennels on Saturday (with Gypsy too) so are you likely to be there, and when is a good time?

If you have any dogs to pet / play with Alex and Harry would love to help entertain them!!

Is Hobnob in foster care or at the kennels, if he's about we'd love to say hello!??!

Hope to see you soon

Kate

A massive thank you to Kate & friends
 
Michael with Bailey >>
Posted: 16th March 2009

This young man Michael came along to the kennels today with his Dad, he saw a bit in the papers about the dogs, so he made a doggy poster and sold it and raised 10-00 pounds for the kennels. What a guy thinking of others instead of himself, these young men are going to grow up into very thoughtful young men and I hope they never change.Thank you so much Michael xx

Michael with Bailey
 
Kyle & Keir >>
Posted: 10th February 2009

This is Kyle & Keir Anderson who came up and donated their pocket money to help Hobnob, how lovely was that. So many children would have wanted to get a new game for their play station ect: Thank you very much boys we really appreciate it.

There was also another lovely young lad who came up with his Mum, it had been his Mum's birthday and he made her a card and put his pocket money in it and asked her to donate it to Hobnob. Sadly I didn't get his photo.

These young lads are going to grow up into lovely young men, when they are as thoughtful as this at their age just now, their folks should be really proud of them.

Kyle & Keir
 
The Diary of Oliver >>
Posted: 8th January 2009

Hiya everyone it's Oliver here, just to say hello and let all you kind people who ask after me know how I am getting on.I am not as sick now and putting on weight and getting bigger every day.I am a cheeky wee monkey and just love to get out to play when visitors come to see me.
Love Oliver x

Update 2nd December:

This picture was just taken on Saturday past, don't you think I've grown, I'm getting a big boy now. Go to see the doc on Thursday only thing is I have to stay in overnight and will be having an x-ray video taken to see how I am progressing. Just hope the girls remember to take my dinners with them.
Love Oliver xx

Update 4th December:
Whoohoo went to see my aunties & uncles at the Dick Veterinary college and guess what I now weigh a whopping 8.9 k..yipee!! The vets were very pleased with my progress and say I don't need the x-ray and don't need to go back unless the girls are worried about me in anyway. I think the only worry they will have is will they still be able to lift me. Ena & Mhairi were so excited and pleased that I was doing so well they took me to Pets at Home and bought me a new indestructible toy. I need toys that I can't chew bits off, you see.
lots of love
Oliver xx

Update 13th Dec: Well our Oliver is doing well, he has now graduated to dried puppy food and he has some tuna through it, albeit we soften it for him. We improvise for him by putting loads of dishes on to a high stand and as you can see he manages fine.

21st Dec: Hiya it's me Oliver with a wee update, I am doing really well down to three feeds a day which I eat all by myself. Guess what I was so excited, I got to go out into the yard in the front of the kennels and had great fun played with two wee boys. And wait for it I must be getting a big boy now 'cause I lifted my leg for the first time. Then it was time for me to go in for a rest, not likely it took ages for them to catch me hehehe. Well, I am going away for a nap just now speak to you all later. Lots of love Oliver xxx

Ps: don't you think I'm getting big !! The girl's say there is devilment staring out of my eyes, as if !

Update 8th January:
Hi everyone well I had a really exciting day today. I went for my first walk sporting a lovely yellow harness, and I met a thing called a tractor it was really big and made a lot of noise, but I wasn't too scared at all, there were lots of lovely smells and I thoroughly enjoyed it.I only went for a wee walk as it as my first time out after my op.I have lots of things to get used to as I have been in here for about four months now and it was just great to get out and about. I ate all my tea when I came in. Gavin is coming to take me for a walk tomorrow I think, so that will be another walk with someone different. Although I know Gavin and his wife Irene really well.

Update 9th January:

And here they are at least my dad, mum will get her photo taken tomorrow with me. Irene & Gavin have been visiting the kennels for ages and take all the dogs for walks. At last the girls have let me go although it was very sad for them as we have been through a lot together, but they know I will be well looked after, and will visit often with my folks. Lots of love Oliver xxx.

Me getting ready to go home with my dad, just need to wait till Ena & Mhairi get their hankies xx

The Diary of Oliver
 
John and Helen came to visit >>
Posted: 15th November 2008

John from HBOS and his partner Helen came to visit the kennels today, it was lovely to see them. John has been very good to Second Chance Kennels in the past and today he and Helen brought a cheque for 1123-90 p.Thank you both very much.This is Stig (one of our long term residents) sitting with them,

John and Helen came to visit
 
Bark in the Park balloon race >>
Posted: 30th September 2008

Our winner of the balloon race is Karen Mapstone from Dunfermline, her balloon was found up in the hills three miles north of Balmoral Castle ( no the Queen didn't find it) Jim Davidson who is head keeper on an estate up there was the lucky man.Both winning 25-00.

 
 
Cummings of Leven >>
Posted: 2nd July 2008

we would like to say thank you ever so much for the very kind donation of 200-00, it's very much appreciated.

 Cummings of Leven
 
A Big Thank You to John From HBOS >>
Posted: 28th May 2008

Once again Second Chance Kennels would like to express their sincere gratitude to John McInstray from HBOS for his donation of 500 cheque.This is gratefully received and we really appreciated your continued support.

A Big Thank You to John From HBOS
 
A big thank you Katie >>
Posted: 22nd March 2008

This is Katie who decided last night she was bored so she made cakes ect and sold them to her neighbours Then collected towels and brought toys / leads for the dogs. She raised 25-00 for us. Well done Katie thank you very much for thinking of Second Chance.

A big thank you Katie
 
We are so grateful to this young girl >>
Posted: 19th March 2008

Well done and many thanks to this young lady who raised 25-00 to help with the dogs at the kennels.
Much appreciated.

We are so grateful to this young girl
 
Thankyou very much Hannah >>
Posted: 2nd March 2008

This young lady Hannah Barretto from Dunnikier Primary school, wanted to help the dogs at the kennels and came up with the idea of selling tablet ect: Hannah also made book marks to sell.She raised 39-26p. and spent some money on dog food and the favourite doggy treats pigs ears. She brought them and the rest of the money to Second Chance this morning the 2nd March. Thank you so much Hannah it is really appreciated by all at the kennels especially the pigs ears the dogs will love them.

Thankyou very much Hannah
 
Dalgety Bay Sailing Club >>
Posted: 19th January 2008

On Christmas Eve, Dalgety Bay Sailing Club had carol singing. Sandy McPhail took his Husky's along and raised 180-00 for Second Chance.
Thanks very much everyone it really is appreciated.

Dalgety Bay Sailing Club
 
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