Bank Holiday Monday, 6th May 2013 @ Chancepixies Gravel Lane, West Hougham, Kent CT15 7AG
Gates open at 10am, judging starts at 11am.
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A great day out for all the family with novelty and pedigree classes as well as many interactive activities for you and your dog including Temptation Alley, Hide n Seek, Scurry, Obedience. With refreshments available, stalls raffle and tombola, why go anywhere else!?
Judging starts @ 11am - Novelty and Obedience, 11.30am - Pedigree
Judges: Pedigree - Mary Bowden (Rhondorf), Novelty - Lorraine Bartlett, Adam Bartlett, Sally Wallis (Zande) and Hilary Partridge-Duckham (Pompie). Obedience - Pam Thorne, Val Quick, Fran May.
Stalls: Four Paws Retreat (dog grooming), Little Critters (dog leads, collars and accessories), Oscars (pet food), Chancepixies (charity), Bric a Brac.
Thank you to all our wonderful class sponsors (listed on the schedule and in our catalogue) who have made it possible to have all these fantastic trophies and rosetttes available to win and take home on the day!
Our annual birthday event, all proceeds go to help us make a difference for dogs in the UK
Admission is free, cark park is £5 (car park includes first entry to a class and a catalogue), £2 per class.
Kindly sponsored by:
and match funded by:
Saturday 16th February 2013
Chancepixies, Gravel Lane, West Hougham, CT15 7AG
Enjoy a romantic stroll in the stunning Kent countryside with your canine partner (or perhaps you would like to make a date with a Chancepixie pooch!) and show your love of dogs by joining in with our annual Valentines Sponsored Walk.
All money raised will help our campaign to prevent dogs from being abandoned and unloved for every day, you will also be helping us find perfect partners for the dogs in our care. The walk will be about 2 hours, up hill and down dale with tea, cuddles and cake for all participants on our return!
Entry is £5 and sponsorship forms are available to download here.
I hope you will be able to join us and spread our love of dogs!
Gates open at 10am, walk starts at 10.30am!
Westminster, House of Commons - 11th December 2012
This meeting was open to all APGAW members to review the EFRA enquiry into Dog Control and Welfare that had taken place over the past couple of months. Speakers were: Neil Parish MP, James Yeates (RSPCA), Paula Boyden (Dog’s Trust), Prof Steve Dean (KC), Harvey Locke (BVA), Prof Sheila Crispin (Advisory Council). Questions were invited, and having listened to how some members were thankful that the years after Pedigree Dogs Exposed had first aired that the issue was 'complex, not simple and extremely complicated to solve', Heidi was allowed the chance to address the room with the Chancepixies stand point that "We need not re-invent the wheel, other countries already have controls on dog breeding in place - commonly known as 'Fit for Breeding tests', we could infact look at any one of these working models (pref Sweden) and adapt and improve it for the UK culture, it needs to include ALL dogs (whether pedigree, cross breed or mixed breed). Such tests should involve the character, conformation, health, ID (which should be Micro-chip alongside DNA) and responsibility beyond the point of sale. This would not only positively affect dog breeding practises, but would also help us to start to see the end to rescue (which should far from expanding, actually need not exist), dangerous dogs, ill health, puppy farms, irresponsible breeding in all its forms and irresponsible ownership." Heidi's points were listened to and largely agreed on with only one comment coming back from the panel in realtion to DNA tests alongside micro-chip saying that it would be too expensive, unfortunately no response was allowed to this, but it would have been somewhere along the lines of "Actually it is, we already do this and the cost (just £25) is factored into the price of the puppy, it is part of our responsibility beyond the point of sale that every puppy we bring into the world is ultimately tracable back to us."
Overall an interesting meeting which also touched on an increase in the importation of dogs and the welfare issues surrounding this practise, again something that we have started to get experince in and have a relatively simple answer to: the person that brings that dog into the UK needs to be responsible for it beyond the point of sale, much the same as if they had bred the dog. All Pet Passorts are checked at the point of entry, all that needs to happen is that the dog is linked to the person bringing it in and those details logged on the central database. For dogs brought in illegally this is smuggling and should be dealt with as such, in addition to smuggling charges, any welfare issues should be addressed and fined accordingly under the Animal Welfare Act as well as any other costs incurred.
Sunday 9th December 2012 @ Chancepixies
This is a particularly busy time of year for you
all, so we made it an afternoon event so that everyone could have fun with
their doggies before going off to any Christmas dinners!
It was a fun and succesful event with many 'old' faces popping in to say hello. Party games were enjoyed by all and every dog went away with a prize.
Many thanks to everyone who attended and to all those who helped make the afternoon a success ~ Merry Christmas to you all!
Gathering before the winter walk | Musical sits
'Spud & Spoon race' = Chaos!
Agility time trials
'Simon says' and an excited Reggie!
With 17 acres, 3 kennel blocks, 28 kennels, a reception building, car park, rampant hedges, brambles, trees and grass – as well as the daily care and upkeep of the many dogs, the Chancepixies site takes a lot of hard work to keep it looking its best. Thanks to a bright idea by two of our volunteers, Clive and Carol, we now have lots of help! We hold a monthly clear up day, usually over the first weekend of the month. Details will be updated on the website. Our next clear-up day is on Saturday 5th January from 10am. If you can spare an hour or two we need help with everything from cleaning, maintenance and repairs to gardening - you would be made very welcome and we provide refreshments! x
Friday 26th October - Sunday 28th October 2012
A brilliant weekend for Chancepixies, and a welcome boost for the coffers! With many thanks to Pets at Home, Folkestone and their generous customers, the fantastic people at the new Groom Room in Pets at Home, who have made Enzo a rather respectable and handsome young man again, and of course our wonderful supporters who helped make the whole weekend the success it was. Thank you to you all and also to Barclays for your support for this weird and wacky event.
Thank you to all those who came and braved our spookiest Halloween Howler ever, we were even brave enough to listen to a scary story in the grave yard! The games this year were better that ever, I think we can safely say everyone enjoyed themselves, Charm even won the sausage race (pic below of him taking it easy after his win)! Thank you to Tina for the excellent cakes for the party.
Below are some pictures from the evenings events!
Friday 20th October 2012
The first Major supermarket to support us, Morrisons kindly allowed us to be at their Cherition store on Saturday 20th October to promote our organisation. Many thanks to Morrisons and their customers for their generosity, you helped raise an amazing £184.42!
Thank you also to our wonderful volunteers; Jan, Tina and Becki and Charm of course!
Friday 19th, Friday 26th, 27th, 28th October 2012
We have been invited by our friends at Pets At Home, Folkestone to celebrate the opening of the new Companion Care vet practise in the store. We will be at the store with one or two of our Chancepixies hound ambassadors, promoting our organisation and what we are working for. Why not pop down and say Hello!?
Many thanks to Pets at Home and their kind customers, the 19th October collection raised an amazing £103.39!
Many thanks to Chancepixies volunteers Suzanne, Becki and Tina and as ever - Charm - for being a fantastic ambassador for rescue dogs!
Kennel Club GCDS tests
Saturday 13th of October, saw more Chancepixies dogs taking their Kennel Club Good Citizen Dog Scheme Bronze and Silver test. Many thanks to Judge Diana Yemm and Debbie and congratulations to handlers and dogs!
The Bronze - Cherry with Charlie, Micheal with Bobby, David with Charlie, Heidi with Joanie and Judge Diana
The Silver - David with Bentley, Judge Diana and Mark with Star.
Sunday 16th September 2012
WE DID IT!
The challenge started in Streatham, travelling through Mitcham, Carshalton, Chipstead, Banstead, Haywards Heath and finally to Brighton having completed 54 miles!
Many thanks and huge congratulations to Team Chancepixies - Carol, Clive, Lee, Tina, John, Linda, Kyran and David - you did it!!! A fantastic event for all, some got competitive (Clive, Carol, Lee!) and others just enjoyed the ride (David, John and Linda - even taking photos along the way - some of which are included below!). A special mention for Tina who completed it all, despite having chronic asthema! Well done to all of you and big thank you from all at Chancepixies!
Below is a little photo story of their day...
Saturday 15th September 2012
Invited by Tanya, the Hawkinge Community Warde to have a stall at Canine Capers at Hawkinge Community Centre, this was the first time for Chancepixies at this busy event. It was a fun filled day aimed at having fun with your dog and being a responsible dog owner. Well organised and very popular, it is a date for diary for 2013!
Have a go obedience | Chancepixies stall (with Charm, of course!)
Bank Holiday Monday 27th August 2012
WE DID IT! (and can someone else do it for us next year!?)
On Monday 27th August 2012, two Chancepixies supporters took to the skies. Climbing to 10,000ft in a plane with no side door, only to jump out!!!! All this was in aid of the rescue dogs being looked after at Chancepixies Animal Rescue. Sponsorship is still being collected and you can still acknowledge their bravery, either by emailing your full name, address, post code, amount of sponsorship and wheter you can gift aid your donation (this means that for every £1, Chancepixies gets an extra 25p - no charge to you! You must be a UK taxpayer). Or you can also give online through their Virgin Money Giving page here.
Why are we doing this again?!
Back to earth safely, with thanks to Mike (Heidis instructor) and Larry (Tinas instructor) and all at Headcorn Airfeild!
Well, it was a long wait! (arrived at 8.15am, Jumped at 3pm!)
27th August 2012, Aylesham
Our first time at this event which sees some 6,000 people in just one day! Many, many thanks to Clive and Carol for their help on the day and also to the generous people who gave so willingly and helped us raise an amazing £125! As ever Charm was a fantastic 'mascot' and ambassador for rescue dogs - well done Prince Charming! It was lovely to meet some ex-Chancepixies - including JD's new Dad!
Some images from the day.
Chancepixies, Gravel Lane, West Hougham, Kent, CT15 7AG
Saturday 11th August 2012, hurry - spaces are limited!
We have the pleasure to annouce that Christine Nichols of Kerioaks Photography will be attending Chancepixies on Saturday 11th August in order to offer you the opportunity to have a professional studio shoot of your dog(s)!
Spaces are limited as each sitting allows approximately 30 mins to get that perfect shot. Prices include the first 10" x 8" print in satin/gloss with other sizes, media and photos available to order. If preferred photography outside will also be an option (weather permitting).
Sittings are £50 for one dog (30 mins) or £65 for two dogs (45 mins), each including a 10"x8" print.
For more information please contact us on email@example.com or 01304 203311
Part of any profits will be going to help Chancepixies!
Saturday 28th July 2012 @ Chancepixies
Congratulations to all the handlers and dogs who passed their Kennel Club Good Citizen Dog Scheme at Chancepixies. With a success rate of 9/10! A special mention for Hercules who passed his Bronze and is still with us looking for a home, but is well worthy of a home to call his own!
A big thank you to the judge Diana Yemm for her time and expertise!
Alan with Alfie, Sandra, Debbie, Mark with Star, David, Heidi with Hercules, Judge Diana, Sarah with Reggie & Freya with Fable.
Judge Diana, Barry with Jess, David, Tina with Mika, Gill with Diesel & Sandra.
Judge Diana, Carol with Vivre & Sandra
Congratulations guys - all your hard work paid off!
Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge.
When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge.
There are meadows and hills
for all of our special friends so they can run and play together. There
is plenty of food, water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable.
All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor. Those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by.
The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special to them, who had to be left behind.
They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent. His eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster.
You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart.
Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together....
Many thanks to The Dover Christian Spiritualist Church, Brenda Cottingham, Maggie Carrington and everyone who attended this enlightening and touching evening. You helped raise £200 for Chancepixies, thank you x
www.brendacottingham.co.uk | www.spiritssong.webs.com
2nd June 2012
Saturday 2nd June saw 9 Chancepixies dogs all taking their Bronze, Silver or Gold tests, with 10 entries and 10 passes it was a very successful morning! Well done to all the dogs and handlers, all handlers were Chancepixies volunteers and supporters with 9 of the dogs being Chancepixies! A special mention for Harvey who is still with us looking for a home, but thanks to volunteer Carol he has proved he is well worthy of a home to call his own! And congratulations to Rolo, Ryan and Tayla for being our first Chancepixies to take Gold!
A big thank you to the judge Lyn Fagg for her time and expertise!
The Bronze winners - Harvey & Carol, Judge Lyn, Molly & Alice, Bentley & David, Django & Becki
The Silver winners - Vivre & Carol, Nelson & Mark, Luna & David
The Gold winners - Rolo & John, Judge Lyn, Ryan & Heidi, Tayla & Sandra
Our next 6 week course starts on Thursday 14th June for Bronze, Silver & Gold. Contact us for more information.
Pic 1) Tayla, Sandra, Vita,Luna, Vivre, David, Nelson, Carol, Star and Mark | Pic 2) Harvey, Flower and Blossom
Flower, Vivre, Blossom and Harvey
Weather permitting, the dogs all have a run together before training on the Chancepixies fields
Our BIS and Reserve BIS winners 2012! Many thanks to our Judges: Lorraine Bartlett, Sally Wallis, Jean Frost and Michelle Chitty.
Saturday 19th May 2012
Better than ever, our third birthday as a registered charity was a fantastic day out with your dog and we raised a fantastic amount on the day and still counting, which with additional match funding from Barclays plus the class sponsors and advertisers will help us make a difference for dogs. Thank you to everyone who came and of course all our wonderful volunteers and Judges - we couldn't have done it without you!
With 5 Pedigree classes, 10 Novelty classes, Have a Go events (Tempation Alley, Speed trap, Scurry & Hide n Seek), Stalls and Face Painter there really was something for all the family.
Here are just some of the photos from the day, photos were available on the day, and are available to order in all sizes and mediums through Kerioak photography. Chancepixies Fun Dog Day 2012, please keep checking back as more photos are being added as they are downloaded and/or altered.
With special thanks to the wonderful companies and people who donated raffle prizes:
Action Carpets, Dover & Folkestone
AA, The Eastern Docks
Hearts & Flowers, Folkestone,
A Simmonds Jewellery, Dover
Banana Moon, Dover
A&S Bags, Dover
Gala Bingo, Dover
Sun House, Folkestone
Pets At Home, Folkestone
Val & Ron Heath
And our fantastic volunteers:
Gate: Tina, Carol, Katie (Barclays)
Car Park: Mark, Kieran +1, Daniel, Carl
Entries: Amie, Amy (Barclays), Suzanne, Mike
Cafe: Kerry, Emma
BBQ: Hilary +1
Chancepixies Stall: Kay, Brian
Hide n Seek: Christine (Kerioaks photography), Clive
Lure/Speed trap: Ben, Lee,
Temptation Alley: Becki, John
Photos: Cherry, Mike
EASTER FUN DAY!
Tempation Alley & Hide n Seek
Saturday 7th April 2012
A new event for Chancepixies which focussed on the whole family having fun (including the canine family members!).
With Easter egg hunt, Bunny hunt, face painter, crafts corner and 'Have a Go' activities for your dog too, with hide and seek and temptation alley.
A big thank you to everyone who braved the weather and joined us for our inaugrual Easter Event, it was great fun and a definate date for next years diary!
Mike, Keiren, Jackie, Carol, Suzanne, Heidi, Tina and Becki with Charm, Jeffrey, Elsie, Rags, Mika and Mars.
Venue: Chancepixies, Gravel Lane, West Hougham, Kent CT15 7AG
Date: Saturday 11th February 2012
Thank you to everyone who attended our Valentines Sponsored Walk. The weather seems always to ensure an eventful morning, last it was torrential rain and this year it was snow drifts! It was a lovely morning for a stunning walk across the winter landscape of West Hougham, dogs and people really enjoyed themselves, Mika loved it so much she pulled Tina into a snow drift (see below)! Thank you to everyone who supported us, your support is very appreciated x
Charms favourite part - the tea, cuddles and cakes!
Most months see the Chancepixies team
holding promotional weekend and store collections, this has proved time
and again an invaluable way of promoting our cause, raising awareness, helping
find homes for our Chancepixies pooches and of course much needed fundraising.
14th & 15th January saw us outside Morrisons, Dover – the first major Supermarket chain to allow us to hold such an event!
Many thanks to all the staff and customers that came and said hello, we also have some new Become A Chancepixie’s, a warm welcome to you! Thank you also to our wonderful volunteers, Brian, Kay, Sandra, Tina, Becky, Karen, Suzanne and Mike for helping out over the weekend, and well done to Charm and Jeffery for being so well behaved!
Thank you Morrison’s, Dover x
Sponsored Walk and weekend at Pets at Home, Ashford in aid of Chancepixies Animal Rescue
Saturday 29th at Pets at Home, Ashford and Sunday 30th October 2011 plus the Halloween Howler
A big thank you to everyone that supported us on our most spooky event of year - The Halloween Howler!
It was a fantastic weekend that helped us raise much needed funds to help us keep our homeless hounds warm and cosy as the dark nights descend. The weekend raised in excess of £800 which with match funding from Barclays will be even more brilliant!
A BIG thank you to everyone - woof woof!
The after party, including best fancy dress, sausage bobbing and musical sits!
We have found that a wonderful way to promote Chancepixies and our work is to hold promotional days at various pet stores. It is a fantastic way to meet the public, gather support and to help find forever homes for our lovely dogs.
In September we will be holding two such events:
Pets at Home, Folkestone - 3rd and 4th September 2011
Jolleys, Dover - 17th and 18th September 2011
Thank you to both stores for allowing us be present at your premises, hopefully see you there!
17th August 2011
Heidi Anderson, Tina Chapman and Kevin Goodwin all successfully completed their tandam skydive on Wednesday 17th August. In support of Chancepixies and our work, they threw themselves out of a plane at 12,000 ft (over 2 miles high!), starting their decent at 180mph, then down to 120mph untill the parachute opens for a more 'leisurely' ride down from 9,000ft!
Heidi and Tina both raised sponsorship of around £500 each and Kevin is falling behind a bit, but I'm sure he will catch up! Thank you to all three of you and also to all your wonderful sponsors, that is a brilliant result, thank you x
If you would like to do a parachute jump in aid of Chancepixies, please feel free to sign up via Skyline Events and select Chancepixies as your charity of choice, your madness will make a difference!
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Saturday 30th July 2011 @ Chancepixies, Gravel Lane, West Hougham, Kent CT15 7AG
Starts at 10am, registrations from 9am, £5 entry and as much sponsorship as you can raise for the Chancepixies dogs!
Come and support us and enjoy a guided walk across our stunning part of the Garden of England. We will be taking a Summer stroll along country footpaths coming along the White Cliffs of Dover, enjoying stunning landscapes and wonderful views of the beautiful Kentish countryside. We will begin our walk from Chancepixies, with its ample parking (those that would like to have the companionship of one of the Chancepixies dogs for £10 entry fee would be most welcome - they may even help you up the hills!). The walk will also finish at Chancepixies with complimentary cake and tea/coffee for all participants.
The walk will take up to 4 hours and will have the opportunity to stop, sit and enjoy the views across to France, you are welcome to bring a picnic (weather permitting, if not there is a pub enroute!).
Come and join us and raise much needed funds for the care and comfort of our dogs.
Tuesday 26th July 2011, 7.00pm - 8.30pm - Hythe Methodist Church
Have you ever wondered how dogs are trained to detect cancer or to alert people if they are about to have a diabetic or epileptic seizure? The charity Cancer & Bio-detection Dogs (CBD) does just that and will be giving a talk to explain their methods. Their work seeks to establish and develop the extent to which the olfactory ability of dogs can be used to diagnose and identify disease and life threatening conditions in people. Their dogs truly save lives, many on a daily basis. Tickets are £3 and all the money raised goes to the charity. Places are limited, please call Pippa on 01303 269172 to reserve your place.
Saturday 11th June 2011 @ Chancepixies, Gravel Lane, West Hougham, Kent CT15 7AG
From midday, all welcome!
The weather has finally turned to the advantage of us bikers, now is the time to get out and have some fun! Make Chancepixies Animal Rescue your destination on Saturday 11th June 2011, Bring dog food, toys or simply cold hard cash. Plentiful supply of Tea and Bacon Butties will be available - Come and Meet us and our dogs!
Bank Holiday Monday, 30th May 2011 @ Chancepixies, Gravel Lane, West Hougham, Kent CT15 7AG
Supported by our patron Wendy Turner-Webster who judged 'Dog the Judge would most like to take home' and 'Best Novelty in Show' (winner pictured above with Wendy), we had 10 novelty classes, 5 pedigree classes Judged by Chris Hollands (Zarosa), 3 Obedience classes (Judged by Val Quick, Fran May and Pam Thorne) and 1 photography competition (Judged by Christine Nichols), all with rosettes and trophies to the lucky winners.
As you can see from the photos we had all weather - from thick fog, to glorious sunshine to rain!
Thank you to all our wonderful volunteers and fantastic supporters - the Chancepixies Fun Dog Show took a total of £2,256.08!!!!
Thank you from all the dogs at Chancepixie - you are brilliant x
Chancepixies Fun Dog Show photos, 2011
APGAW (Associate Parlimentary Group for Animal Welfare)
On 17th May 2011, David & Heidi Anderson attended a meeting with Neil Parish MP and Chairman of APGAW (Associate Parliamentary Group for Animal Welfare) at The House of Commons to discuss the issues surrounding the lack of control on dog breeding and our concerns. Our ideas were met favourably and we look forward to working with Neil Parish MP and APGAW in the future.
Chancepixies held their first TTouch work shop on 15th May 2011 with Jacqui Carter (p2).
It was a throughly enjoyable and enlightening day, for dogs and people, with everyone learning how to relax, de-stress and communicate better with their pets. Results were almost instant with one of the attendees, an 11 year old GSD jumping into the car after her session, without assistance, something she hadn't done for quite some time!
Many thanks all that took part and supported us and special thanks to Jacqui and willing helper Kelly (training to become a TTouch practioner) for a wonderful day, we all learnt a lot and all look forward to the next event!
One chilled puppy!
For more information on our next TTouch event please call 01304 203311 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Sunday 8th May 2011 at Chancepixies, Gravel Lane, West Hougham, Kent CT15 7AG
Photography Day with Chancepixies rescues. Limited numbers for this event so contact us for details. Bring your camera and photograph the dogs running loose in the paddock and have the opportunity to watch and photograph Dobermann being trained. £20 payment in advance includes refreshments.
Sunday 1st May 2011 @ Chancepixies, Gravel Lane, West Hougham, Kent, CT15 7AG
Good weather, lovely company and a fantastic result of £112 raised for the Chancepixies dogs!
Well done to everyone for completeing the walk and many thanks for your fundraising efforts - the dogs and everyone at Chancepixies apprieciate you all!
Pets at Home, Folkestone
30th April & 1st May 2011
Pets at Home celebrated their 20th Birthday this weekend and Chancepixies were invited along to join the celebrations. As always our time here was enjoyable, talking to many animal lovers. We raised a wonderful £159.95 over the weekend plus a few potential loving new homes for our dogs!
Thank you all the staff and customers at Pets at Home and special thanks to Sandra, Kirsty, Zo, Tina, Diane, Jan D, Brian and Jan H for braving the wind and taking time out to help us, thank you!
In order to help raise funds for our Charity to help dogs and education we are holding a photography competition and hope you will enter. The theme is:
Judge: Wendy Turner-Webster
Presenter of Absolutely Animals and Pet Rescue
For more information, please click here
Easter Weekend 2011
From left to right, Tina with Juliet (sorry about the picture guys!), Sandra and Kirsty with Charm.
Many, many thanks to all staff and customers at Pets at Home, Folkestone, for allowing us spend time with you over the Easter weekend, it was great to meet you all and together we raised a fantastic £190.05 and lots of interest in our upcoming events and of course our dogs all looking for homes!
Special thanks to all those dedicated volunteers - Jan, Diane, Karen, Tina, Sandra, Susan, and Kirsty, who offered their valuable time over the weekend to make this possible. Well done also to Louie, Bella, Charm and Juliet for being so well behaved and showing people what wonderful companions a rescue dog can be, here's hoping you met your new family over the weekend!
Thank you everyone!
Sponsored walk on 19th February 2011
In aid of Chancepixies Animal Rescue
Despite the wet weather, we raised a fantastic £338! It was a brilliant morning of good company, well behaved dogs (many either current or past residents), varied terrain and topped off by wonderfully welcome tea and cakes on our return to Chancepixies after a rub down (dogs and humans!).
Well done to everyone for completeing the walk and many thanks for your fundraising efforts - the dogs and everyone at Chancepixies apprieciate you all!
Karaoke @ The View - Boxing day
Karaoke in aid of Chancepixies was held on Boxing Day from 7pm, well done to everyone who took part and supported the dogs at Chancepixies!
Many thanks again to Tina and Steve at The View for the use of the venue and for your continuing support - we all appriciate it!
Band night - 23rd December 2010, The Bar Below (The View), Folkestone
Many thanks to Freya for organising a Band night on Thursday 23rd December in aid of Chancepixies. Many thanks also to the playing bands: Barking Toad, Magnets, Skinny Willy and Sleeping Bear!
The night raised a fantasic £260.82!
Thank you everyone involved, Freya, the bands, Steve and Tina at The View and everyone who supported us!
On Tuesday 16th November 2010, Chancepixies held their Kennel Club Good Citizen Dog Scheme Bronze test.
The dogs (and owners) were very good with 7 taking part and 6 passes (5 of them Chancepixies dogs!), congratulations everyone and many thanks to the Judge Mrs Val Quick, who commented that these were some of the nicest dogs she had judged!
Our next courses (Puppy Foundation, Bronze and Silver) starts on Tuesday 23rd November, see our training page!
Thank you to everyone who took part in our first Sponsored Walk! It was brilliant to see that people had got into the 'spirit' of things and we had some excellent fancy dress costumes! All the dogs were brilliant and the after party was enjoyed by dogs and people with games like musical sits and sausage bobbing for the dogs!
Thanks again everyone!
The fancy dress competition and the winners! Well done Susan and Jake!
Kirsty | Greg, Monique, Ronnie and Reggie
Jay | Freya with April - who won Musical Sits!
Mads, Susanne and Jake | Vicky
Sandra and Kirsty
Turner-Webster, who presented the ‘Pet Rescue’ television
series for several years, visited to see the charity’s unique approach
to the rescue and rehabilitation of abandoned dogs on Thursday 18th November
Recently commenting that she is “always saddened that (rescue) centres like this have to exist” she was keen to learn about our ‘Fit for Breeding’ legislation proposal which would see an end to irresponsible breeding and the UK’s endemic stray dog population, removing the need for a rescue industry in the country.
Mrs Turner-Webster was pleasently surprised to learn that Chancepixies develop bespoke training and behaviour programmes for all of the rescue animals in their care and offer lifelong support to their owners.
The charity’s independant animal behaviourist, Freya Brisley, conducted a practical demonstration and Mrs Turner-Webster was also given a presentation of the ‘Fit for Breeding’ legislation proposal and was quoted to say; “I am really astonished that there is no legislation in the UK to control dog breeding.”
Chancepixies Animal Rescue are proud to say that Wendy has happily accepted our invitation to be Patron of the charity and to champion our cause! Many thanks to Wendy and we look forward to working with you to make a real difference to dogs in the UK.
Thank you to all those who supported our Fun Dog Day on Sunday 29th August, it was a brilliant day and we raised a fantastic total of £1316.44!
Many thanks to all those that supported us by attending and got involved, you are the ones that made the day such a success!
With special thanks to: Pedigree Judge - Sally Wallis, Novelty Judges - Hilary Partridge-Duckham (who was kind enough to step in at the last minute!) and Lucy Evernden, Obedience Judges - Val Quick, Fran May and Pam Thorne, Kirsty, Sandra and Christine for organising the event and for the photos, Christine Nichols for the photography competition (details of which can be found here), and our volunteers on the Entries stand - Victoria, Freya, Laura and Joules, and in the Cafe - Monique, Sophie and Lena, many thanks to Jan and Mike Dougal and friends for donating and manning the stalls and Graham on car park duty! The PA system was a God send, thank you to Matt for his help with this!
Thank you also to the Elham Dog Training Club who put on two excellent displays of obedience!
A few of the photos of the day are below.
Thanks again everyone for a great day!
The Enties tent! Well done to our volunteers for keeping up with the demand!
The dogs enjoyed it as much as the people!
Ring 1 - Novelty Judges: Hilary Partridge-Duckham and Lucy Evernden
Ring 2 - Pedigree Judge: Sally Wallis
Demonstrations were held between the pedigree classes in Ring 2 with Elham Dog Training Club - shown above demonstrating the Kennel Club Good Citizen Bronze award . . .
. . . and Obedience to Music . . .
. . . the parade of Chancepixies Animal Rescue dogs . . .
. . . and the United Kingdon Dobermann Association (UKDA).
Obedience Ring 1 - Judge: Val Quick
The winners of the Starters Obedience - Congratulations!
Obedience Ring 2 - Judge: Fran May
The winners of the Improvers Obedience - Congratulations!
Obedience Ring 3 - Judge Pam Thorne
The winners of the Clever Clogs class - Congratulations!
Again a big thanks to everyone from all at Chancepixies including the Chancepixies dogs!
Chancepixies Animal Rescue @ Pets At Home
We were at Pets At Home, Park Farm, Folkestone, Kent over the weekend of the 26th/27th June 2010. Thank you to all the staff and customers that helped us raise funds for our vital work to stop the unnecessary destruction and abandonment of so many thousands of dogs in the UK, as well as to raise awareness of our organisation.
We raised £168.75 for the two days!
A big thank you to all that supported us!