Doggy-themed calendar to raise pounds for DAWGS

PIN-UP girls and boy bands are set to fall out of fashion as calendar subject material this year, as an Aberdeenshire charity releases it’s first doggy-themed calendar.

DAWGS, who re-home abandoned canines in Aberdeen City and shire have released the calendar as part of a fundraising drive, following a public vote at their DAWGS Day at Haddo last August. The calendar features a selection of pooches who the charity have re-homed over the years, and is hoped to be a hit with canine-loving individuals across the north-east.

DAWGS Chairman David Hekelaar said: “We wanted to put together something unique to DAWGS. All the photos are of DAWGS dogs who have been re-homed and are now much loved family pets. I think this comes through in the photos which makes them so appealing. They are not pedigrees or posed - just happy, contented pets.

“We receive no statutory funding to run our service and rely on our own fundraising efforts to keep the service going. All the money raised will help us to continue finding new homes for even more dogs.”

The calendars will be on sale at the charity’s Christmas Fayre at Airyhall Community Centre on Saturday, November 5 from 10am – 12pm or from the DAWGS office, which can be contacted on 01224 208989. Details about dogs for re-homing are on the charitys’ website. The charity is also holding a fundraising Quiz Night at the Ashvale Fish Restaurant on Friday, November 4. Tickets costing £12 are available from the DAWGS office or at the door.