Supporting DOTS

a blue and white whippet smiling at the camera

With more funds raised through the sale of Sharing Our Horizon we are delighted to support Dogs on the Streets (DOTS) this year with a donation of stainless steel dog bowls, pouches of wet dog food, senior dog food, bags of dry dog food, dog treats and other items from their wish-list.

Donation Certificate from Pet Connection and DOTS

Dogs on the Streets (DOTS) is a multi-award winning charity that supports rough sleepers and the homeless community with dogs. They operate mobile weekly street stations across London, Oxford, Kent, Milton Keynes, Bournemouth and in a partnership with a housing project Birmingham with further stations opening in the future.

Offering food and dietary advice as well as providing vital accessories like coats, bedding, collars and leads, DOTS also helps their owners.

DOTS creates pathways to their rehabilitation to overcome many mental health issues, which can often only be achieved with their dogs by their side.

Working tirelessly, DOTS aim is to find permanent accommodation for rough sleepers and regularly represents clients and their dogs with services/ borough councils. Many refuse housing when offered simply because it is not dog friendly. This has been a major challenge during the Covid-19 pandemic and DOTS has been able to foster dogs for the homeless in their sanctuary until suitable accommodation can be found where they can be reunited with their owner.

When an owner is no longer able to care for their dog through ill health or other circumstances, DOTS will find a suitable new home for the dog and can offer peace of mind that their beloved companion will be cared for.

If you want to support DOTS directly please visit their website where you can find out how to make a difference.

close up of a blue and white whippet on a dog bed

Creating books to help others is a true labour of love and you can read more about this here.

A very big thank you to all of you who have bought a copy of Sharing Our Horizon, left a review and helped spread the word about the charities we support.

If the book is new to you please click on the icon below for a peek inside.

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Wishing you all a blessed Thursday and a wonderful rest of the week,

with love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

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The stories, poems and photographs on this blog are the original creative work of Xenia Tran. Inspired by life in the Scottish Highlands and in awe of nature she gives voice to the wisdom of her adopted and fostered whippets.

39 thoughts on “Supporting DOTS”

  1. A wonderful and worthy organisation for a donation, Xenia πŸ’– And what a gorgeous picture of Pearl πŸ’• Have a lovely reast of the day and a peaceful weekend πŸ’šπŸ•πŸ’šxxx

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words dear Cathy, they’ve been doing a wonderful job in these extraordinary times 🧑 A lovely rest of the day and a peaceful weekend to you too from all of us here πŸ€—πŸ’–πŸ• xxx

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  2. Thank you so much for contributing to the challenge this week for Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #113. You’ve acquainted me with an initiative that I didn’t know about — DOTS. Thank you for your support of this organization and all you are doing to raise awareness for such a good cause. As always, thanks for caring. Your labors of love are not only welcome, but needed right now.

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