We are all DAS Sanctuary Dogs.

We have all been rescued by DAS and after assessment can no longer be rehomed.

We are cared for, loved and live as part of the family with Mum and Dad here at DASVILLE.

We all have a tale to tell and below is a little snippet of our stories.

 Whatever traumas we have been through we are all still here, all still loved and all still have a sofa to sit on, thanks to DAS.

Our 'keep' is expensive and if we get poorly the doctor at the vets charges Mum and Dad a lot of money. 

So if you can help to care for us, we would be very grateful.

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There can be nothing more rewarding than making the last years of a dal's life the best they can be

My face may be white but my heart is pure gold. There is no shame in growing old

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Ingrid Baker

Emma Poole

Rachel & Ben Wilson


Very, very sadly our boy Tatty went to sleepy byes for the last time on Thursday 1st October.

He was 14 and 276 days young.

He is missed so much by us and I can not delete his profile.

In his memory, we are setting up Charlie's Chariots for eldlerly spots with a bungered back end to help them still get out ..... he loved his Chariot :) 

Details are on our adoption page

I am 14 1/2 years young and the oldest critter here.

 Mum and Dad call me Tatty Teddy! 

 My ears don't work and my eyes are a bit old now.

 They say that I look like an old teddy that has lost some of it’s stuffing cos when I put my head down, I have lots of creases. 

I came here when another rescue was raided and all the animals were taken away in May 2019.

  I could hardly walk when I got here cos my nails were so long and I was very shut down.... I now have running races with my Mum !!​

  Now I can play with all my brothers and sisters if I want to and I have a little group of elderly spots who have become my friends. ​

I love life now and since being here I have been to the woods and the beach and I go to hydro every week to swim. ​

Mum says I am one of the smartest cookies she’s ever met, I can wrap her around my little paws. ​

I am very happy here, Mum and Dad look after me very well. 

My back end is a bit bungered now so Mum and Dad have bought me a Chaz Chariot so that I can still go for walks but when I am tired, I can be pushed .... I feel like a king :) 

I now have laser therapy and I also take NSAID's and suppliments to help my joints

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Nicki Bamber

Dylan Weatherburn-Bird


Very sadly, our little old lady Tempy went to sleep for the last time on 4th December, 2 weeks before her 14th birthday.

She is a very much missed member of the DAS family


I am well over 13 years young and the oldest dog here now Tatty has gone.

  My ears don't work anymore.​

I was going to be PTS for allegedly biting the dog sitter.

The vet said that cos I was so old, I would do it again .

I hadn’t been to the vet’s for over 2 years and yet she wanted to kill me without seeing if I was ill.​

I only weighed 18kg and was a bag of bones, that’s why Mum called me Tempy.​

I am such a gentle soul and am not hungry anymore and don’t have sticky out ribs.​

I am one of the quiet ones that loves to go to the beach and have a nice long walk.

I now take NSAID's and suppliments to help my joints and have laser therapy.



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Lyn Leslie 

Sandra Morrison


We are 12 years young.

We are brother and sister and have always been together.

Sadly our first Mum died and we needed a place to call home together, so DAS offered, we don't want to be seperated.

 Unfortunately, we had 2 litters of puppies together before we were neutered.

ZAKKY : I am a stone former  and have had quite a few procedures done in the past but I didn't see a vet for 3 years so never had my medication to take .... I was struggling to wee a little bit when I got here but Mum has put me on Dr John Silver and floats my food so now I am  ok. I am also a bit unpredictable and like to bite both hoomans and other dogs but I am getting better as Mum is teaching me that it is naughty to bite.

ZENA: I am covered in old bite marks from Zak and the puppy that was kept. I am a quiet little girl and all want to do is have cuddles and give you kisses......thankfully, Zak does not attack me anymore.

Very sadly Zena now has the onset of dementia but we are giving her suppliments to try to help her and as my old boy Thor had dementia, we know what we are dealing with and will make sure she gets the care and love she deserves.


They both now take NSAID's and suppliments to help joints.

Zak is now going having laser treatment regularly as he has stiff joints and his back end is not what it used to be.

Zena also likes to relax and be zapped :) 

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Ivor Clayton-Smith

Shonee Bowtell


I am 11 years young.

I was adopted 2 years ago. 

I was given away to one of my adopters tenants, who moved out after a few months and couldnt take me with him so gave me back to my adopters. 

Despite DAS offering to take me back I was given to a 'family friend' who it turned out was a delivery driver who had never seen me !! 

I was then dumped at a vets surgery after it was claimed I had been found tied to a tree near where I was adopted to, the vets though was actually an hour away! ​

The vets traced me back to DAS and Auntie Sue by scanning my chip.

  I am very happy that some amazing people came for me and took me back to Auntie Sue who is now my Mum and I am home. 

Mum said that I made her cry when I arrived because I look so like her beautiful Floyd who has gone over Rainbow Bridge. ​

I know that I am safe now and will be loved forever by my Mum and Dad

Ollie is now going to hydrotherapy every week as his back end is not what it should be.

I now take NSAID's and suppliments to help my joints and  have laser therapy.



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Nikita Mckeown Smith

Margot Lewis

Jane Thompson

I am 10 years young.

 My first Dad was very poorly so I was given to a rescue but I didn’t like being in kennels so they rang DAS and asked if I could come and live here. After settling in  I began to put on weight and the sores on my legs healed

I had seizures but didn’t have any treatment for them until I came here.  I was put on medication after one but had a really bad one that lasted over 90 mins.   I kept having them but mum and dad noticed that although I was shaking I was still conscious and looking around but not able to stand

Mum filmed it and although I had been given increasing doses of medication, my new vets looked at the video and thought it might be something else. Peter, the vet said he thought is was a movement disorder.  He sent a video to a neurological specialist and he said I have Paroxysmal Dyskinesia (PD or as we call it …..Possum Disorder)

Mum and Dad did wonder how I could still be me after ‘fitting’ for 1-2 hours at a time

I was gradually weaned off my medication slowly but still have diazepam to help with my spasms

I am a very happy boy here cos I can choose where I go to sleep…… there are lots of sofas and beds to choose from and a huge field to play in.

Mum and dad say I am cheeky and I love to catch water from a water pistol, its my new favourite game



Once the Epirepress was out of Possum's system, unfortunately he started to have many episodes of spasms again .... we think they were triggered by excitement as all happened at feeding times. He is now taking Epirepress again at a lower dose and paws crossed, so far after being back on them for a few weeks, he is episode free. 

Unfortuantely, Possum is having episodes again

so he is being monitored closely

Possum's medication costs £25 per month

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Isabella Zambon

Leigh Clifford


 I am 11 years young.

I am a liver spotted Dalmatian. 

Up until 2 years ago my life was not very good. I was mistreated and beaten and was not a happy girl. 

Then 2 years ago I was rescued by a lovely lady who I was happy to call Mum cos she loved and cared for me.  We were together for just over 2 years but her circumstances changed and I had to be rehomed.  She was very sad.  

I came to DASVILLE and I am loving it here.

  I have made lots of friends and sometimes me and Cooper are caught having a little smooch on the sofa. 

He is a lovely boy!

  I really like it here as there is lots of space to play and lots of friends too and we go to the beach and to the park


Our hearts have been healed by your love and our worlds have changed forever.  Thank you 

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Margaret Lightfoot


I am 5 years old. 

I am called Paloma after the singer cos I too am unique! 

I came here because I was a naughty girl and 'bit' my first Mum so the vet said I should be killed.My family rang my Mum and asked her to help so I'm now living with her and my Dad. 

When I met my Dad, I had a muzzle on cos I wanted to rip him to shreds but my Mum took it off me when we got back here and she sat talking to me telling me that it was going to be ok...I still wanted to eat her though. Then when all the other critters were inside, they let me out to explore and I went and sat with them cos really they are not that scary and Mum gave me some nice tasty things to eat. 

Dad said I was beautiful and that they were going to help me not be scared anymore. 

I have been here for nearly 2 years now and I am still scared sometimes and don’t like strangers cos I want to eat them. Mum has to put me inside when people come to visit but I love my brothers and sisters and adore my new Mum and Dad. 

I am glad that my first Mum and Dad didn’t listen to the nasty vet and found my family to love me​


I am 5 years old. 

I was reported to be aggressive but I am really very frightened ….. of everything. 

I have played here and been a good boy.

 I have been ‘adopted’ twice but was too scared to stay and caused problems for my new family and they didn’t listen to the advice my Mum gave them and made me be even more scared so Mum brought me back home.

 I feel safe now with Mum and Dad and they have said I can stay with them as they understand me and I trust them not to do anything bad to me.

I love them very much and am Mum’s shadow cos I follow her everywhere.​​

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Margaret Lightfoot

Sarah Weatherburn-Bird

Mark Hornsby

Claire Beresford

Ali Jordan

Laura and Lottie Gayne

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Margaret Lightfoot

Kerry Wright


I am 3 years old.


I fell out with my older hooman brother so am here with Mum and Dad now.​

 My ears are broken too but I am really good at reading your eyes and hands.

I love to play with all my brothers and sisters and have lots of cuddles and my Mum Poppy lives here too.

Mum thinks I am made of rubber cos of all the silly positions I get in when I go to sleep. 

I also like to cuddle up to my sisters here and the big brown dane Bagel


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Claire Ord

Nicola James

Tracey Smart


 I am 4 years old.

 I was dumped in a perrera at a few months old...locked in a cold dark concrete cell on my own for months, just left to rot.

I was rescued and taken to foster where they said I hated all the other dogs and kept fighting with them.

I was then sent over here to the UK to a couple in their 70's who said I had knocked them over and bitten them..

Another rescue asked DAS for help and Mum said yes…..I came here because I was threatened to be PTS because it was reported that I was a nasty boy.

My Mum and Dad say I am the biggest, softest cheekiest boy .

I used to nip to get attention but I don’t do it anymore cos Mum told me it was naughty.

I love my life now.


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Valerie Bayliss

Margaret Lightfoot

Pamela Hayes


I am 6 years old.

It is 3 years since my Mum came to collect me from the kennels, she had come the week before but I was reserved and then not collected

My life before that  was not very good, I had been sold, passed around and dumped. 

When I was 9 months old I became Dad to a litter of puppies and then was locked in a garage because they thought I was naughty and never did as I was told.  That was because I couldn’t hear them talking/shouting at me……I am deaf.

Mum took me home and she said I squeaked in her ear all the way back so that’s when she called me MOuse! 

I love my Mum and Dad and I know they love me.  They say I am a character and very well behaved both on and off the lead. 

Mum says that I am a blessing in her life even though I am deaf and I love being the DAS mascot.

Mum and Dad promised me and the kennels they got me from, that they would keep me, to stop me being passed around and being unhappy. 

 I love my Mum and Dad very much and I am a very happy boy here being a permanent DAS dog and playing with all by brothers and sisters.

UPDATE ON MOuse, 15/11/20

Very sadly MOuse has been diagnosed with Epilepsy. He had his first seizure on his 6th birthday on 26th October and has had several since then.....the tests conclude that he is epeleptic :( 

He is now taking medication to help control it and will be having bloods done in a few weeks to make sure the levels are in range

MOuse's meds cost £25 per month

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Kay Naylor

Lorraine Brightman

Louise Avery



I am now 8 years young.

I have lots of names, Harigob , Hairy Butt Mutt to name a few ….I am called Haribo cos I am the sweetest boy !​

I came here in September 2017 aged 5 from the North East, I was very overweight tipping the scales at 64kg. ​

Within 6 months, I had lost 20kg and could run !!

I was castrated far too young at 6 months old and as I am a stone former, I had to have a urethrostomy when I was 1 year old because I kept blocking.

I have arthritis in my joints and toes and walk strangely because of my hips. 

When I arrived here I had a large horrific hole in one of my legs and my vet bills were astronomical and Mum said I was a waddling crock .... it’s a good job I had Mum as my nurse or I might not have got better.​

We went through some tough times together and Mum was scared I might have had to be PTS if my wounds got infected or did not heal. ​

Not only did she make my leg better she fed me smaller amounts and I lost weight so now I am a big lean boy.​

My hips still have problems and I have had laser treatment for it and also hydrotherapy..... I call it the acid bath ! ​

 I am a lot bigger than some of my Dalmatian brothers and sisters and I still need painkillers and supplements to help my joints. ​

My Mum says I am a right royal pain in the bum sometimes but she still loves me and I totally love her and Dad.

You can read more about me and my life since coming to DASville here


I now take NSAID's and suppliments to help my joints



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Lynne Coxon

Anne O'Hear

Laughlin Brown


I am 8 years young.

I have been with Mum and Dad for 3 years.

 My ears are broken cos I am deaf like some of my brothers here and sometimes I am naughty because I ignore Mum’s hands when she is trying to speak to me.​

Before I got here, I was dumped in some kennels in Lancashire but I was lucky cos Mum got someone to help get me out and come here. ​

It’s a good job she did cos I might have died otherwise.​

I wasn’t very well when I got here cos my wee had blood in it. ​

Mum rang the kennels but they said I wasn’t doing it there! ​

Anyway Mum took me to the vets to have my bits chopped off and he said I had no stones, so that was good. ​

I now eat Dr John Silver food and have it floated to help me not get any stones.

I am a loving and gentle boy at home but take me out of it and I want to eat anything smaller than me.

  I don’t know why, it just happens, so I cannot go anywhere else to live.

I am part of the crocodile gang and always in the middle of playtime. 

I love it here and I love my Mum and Dad very much.


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Charlotte McConnachie

Leon Meare


I am 3 years old.

I also have broken ears.

I am here cos I was a really naughty boy in my old home, I used to bite my family and visitors and they loved me but thought I needed to come here to DAS to stop me from being PTS.

I wanted to go home in the first few days and used to cry a lot and try to get out but my new Mum used to get up and watch the sun come up with me to try to stop me crying.

I was naughty at first and wanted to bite Mum and Dad but I am ok now cos I trust them and I am learning what I can and can’t do in the house …chairs at the table are for hoomans only!

I have lots of friends to play with here and Cooper is my new best mate, we like to play bitey face a lot and chase each other around over the hay bales.​

I also love to play with the Danes and Chumlee the Sarplaninac​

I met my new Gran and hooman brother at Christmas and loved them too

I have to eat  special dalmatian food that costs DAS £45 a month as I have a delicate tummy

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Helen Greenan

Shonee Bowtell

Lawrence, Lorraine & Catherine Curry



I am 8 years young.​

Mum says I am a nutter cos I am a little bit unpredictable ….. I like to make scary noises and want to eat you when I have food.

I have an odd shaped skull cos something happened to me when I was a puppy ....a child put it's hand near my food, I didnt bite it though but I got severely beaten and my head was kicked.


My Mum thinks that may be why I am like I am .... Before and after I have my food, I lke to tell you to get lost cos it's my food,not yours. My Mum says she understands cos if someone tried to take her food away, she'd growl too !

Mum and Dad still love me though and I love them .... I like to do an Elvis smile when they come home and jump up but I'm very good, I don't jump up wth my feet, I shoulder barge you :) 

I love to go out to the beach and the woods cos children love me and I get lots of cuddles off them and I can run around

The older Scooter is getting, the more unpredictable he is with his food .... he is such a strange critter but we adore him

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Elizabeth Surl



I am 7 years old.

I also have broken ears.

  I came from the same place as Tatty.​

My Mum and Dad were told in a phone call that I was a dalmatian x great dane so I was put on the transport van to come here.

I was bored and frightened in the van so I ate the front of the cage.

I got out of the van and they wondered what I was cos I am an American Bulldog!!

Tatty and the others went to bed when we got here but I was very scared so we played ball in the field at 05.30, that was fun!

My Mum has called me Snogga cos all I want to do is kiss you …. I am a very gentle boy but have had a bad life.

I have lots of new friends to play now

I love to roll in the dirt !!


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A E Havenhand

Ali Jordan









I am 7 years old.

I came to stay at DASVILLE because my family split up and my Mum and hooman sister had to move to another country.

They were heartbroken at having to leave me. 

They cared for me so well as I have broken kidneys and need lots of medicines and special diet, I am a very poorly boy but look very well. 

When I have a relapse of my condition, I must stay in the vet hospital, so my care costs a lot of money. 

Auntie Sue asked the DAS family if they would help with my care and within a couple of days lots of lovely people had offered help. 

My Mum, Auntie Sue and I are so grateful to them all for allowing me to come here to be loved and cared for for the rest of my days. 

 I like to wander in the fields and I have many friends here ..... I have a favourite place to sit and watch the Red Kites flying around.

Since I have been here I put a little bit of weight on and have suprised the vets by still being fit and happy.........they thought that I was going to pop my clogs soon after arriving as I am a poorly boy ..... Aunty Sue says I am a miracle boy !

I have to eat special renal food and have a phosphate binder added to my food to help me.

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Angela Johannes

Rita Gunn


I am possibly 9 years old

I am here as my family didn't have time for me anymore.

I have epilespy and my Mum is now giving me the medication I need to try to help me and my vets are looking after me too.

I am a cheeky girl who really likes it if you feed me ..... I like one biscuit at a time and to drop bits everywhere, my Mum laughs at me.

I have lots of brothers and sisters here at DAS and there is always someone to play with and my Mum and Dad give me lots of cuddles

Daisy has now been spayed as it was thought that her epilepsy could have been made worse by hormones. She had one set of cluster siezures after beng on Epirepress for a few weeks, her bloods were good too. She has only has a single siezure in the last month so her meds have been slightly increased to 1 3/4 tablets twice per day so that will be reviewed if she has another siezure.

Unfortunately, Daisy continues to have seizures and is now taking 4 tablets per day to help her

Daisy's medication costs £50 per month



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Oscar Eldridge,

aged 7 

Maggie Gunn


I am 10 years old

I am at DAS as I no longer get on with my spotty sister, I don't know why but I hurt her.

I am a stone former and had a urethrostomy done when I was 2 years old.

I am now fed on Dr John Silver,chicken and veg like my other brothers here who are stone formers.

Louie Lou Lou ..... he is one of the cheeky ones who loves to play bow you, tell you off and smile to melt your heart.

Unfortunately,he can be unpredicatable with other dogs and bite ..... usually with no warning.

Getting to know Louie and what makes him tick is challenging but he is settled now and one of the gang


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