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Pointers In Need Latest News and Updates

Here you can read all about our latest news and updates. As our Pointer Rescue and Rehoming work includes the whole of the UK and overseas, you can be sure we will have lots of news to share so please do keep coming back!

Celebrating our 1st Birthday

Here we are, Pointers In Need, at the end of year one. After taking, what felt like quite a big step into launching Pointers In Need, we have surpassed all expectations. Throughout this past year, with your fantastic help and support, Pointers In Need has rescued and...

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Joker’s made lifelong friends

A fantastic update regarding adopted Pointer Joker from his family Linda, Nick, Dan, Jester and Piper. 'From the moment Joker arrived home, he just walked in, had a look around, made friends with Jester and our old cat Piper and seemed to say to himself...

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Dottie has a bright future.

Lisa Murray has sent us this fabulous update regarding adopted Pointer Dottie. 'D-Day 18th June. Dottie arrived on a very hot Sunday around 6pm. She was the last but one of the Turkish pups to be dropped off. We had been waiting for what felt like ages for...

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Jack’s new life in UK

Nikki Griffin-Stubbs adopted Jack from Greece and here is her update about how Jack is settling into his new life in the UK: 'We decided to adopt a Pointer after the loss of our own fantastic boy, Scout. Claire matched us to Jack because we all thought...

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A day in the life of Jan Britton

Every day is a busy volunteering day in my life as Chairperson of Pointers In Need and  as co-ordinator in Spain. Well where do we start! Dog rescuing is not for the faint hearted although it is very rewarding but can also be filled with heartbreak and...

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Violet’s happy ever-after!

An update on Violet from adopter, Sue Hawkard. 'My Girl Violet Words to describe her have quite simply got to be: Adorable, Loving, Kind, Gentle, Biddable, Calm, Sensitive, Sweet, Happy, Playful….but to name a few!!!! I am the luckiest girl in the world to...

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Lucky Lucca settles into new home

Lucca (aka Lucky) was adopted by Carolyn Byles, who has provided this fantastic update about his progress: Lucca is doing well. He has settled in with me and has surpassed all expectations - he is as good as gold in the house - happy, playful and with bags...

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Cyclist raises £535 for Pointers

Pointer and cycling lover, Nina Winrow used her grit and determination to raise £535 for Pointers In Need. Nina completed two cycle challenges! The Yorkshire wolds cycle challenge (146miles) and 2 weeks later the Prudential ride to London (100miles) to raise a...

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PointerFest Huge Success

PointerFest 2017 was a huge success for Pointers ! The Pointers in Need (PIN) team, together with our beloved Pointers, were at Pointerfest 2017 on 29th July 2017 - along with many other Pointers and raised around £3000 in total (final amount to be...

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‘Wake Up, Alfred’ fundraiser!

David Ellwand and his wife Ruth from Old Barn Books, an independent publisher of books, is generously supporting Pointers In Need by donating profits from the sale of Pointer book 'Wake Up, Alfred!'. 'Wake up, Alfred!' by David Ellwand, is a delightful...

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New Pointer Safety Leaflet

Most dog lovers will agree that keeping their four-legged friends safe and well is their number one priority. For people living and working with rescued Pointers, this takes on extra significance when these sensitive, and sometimes traumatised animals arrive at our...

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Join us at Pointerfest

We are so excited - the countdown to PointerFest has begun. The Pointers in Need (PIN) team, together with our beloved Pointers, will be at Pointerfest 2017 - and we hope that you will be joining us to celebrate this wonderful breed and at the same time,...

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Pointer Companion show success

Pointers In Need held their first ever Companion Dog Show on Sunday 18th June 2017....and it was a great success! The show was held at Priors Marston, Warwickshire, on what was a very sunny and extremely hot day. Judge for the day was Professor David Brigden....

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Bob’s loving life!

Here is an update from adoptee, Jim Southwood, on Bob who was rescued from Athens. Having always had 1 and then two Pointers in our family, we were left with a big hole after we lost our lovely Oscar at a relatively young age of 9 after a short illness. We missed...

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All in a days’ work

A day in...a week in...a month in.....my life as a Co-ordinator and volunteer at Pointers In Need, by Claire Stokes. Since setting our organisation up in August 2016, Pointers In Need has taken off beyond my wildest dreams. With rescuing Pointers comes much hard work!...

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Pace’s New Home

An update on Pace from Jo Helliwell. It was a big decision bringing another dog into our family, after all we have two young children and a busy schedule which our current dog just slots into perfectly (he runs with me, sits at the tennis court while I have matches,...

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Max & Hudson Update

  These two lovely 12.5 Pointer Brothers, Max, liver/white and Hudson, Black/white were handed in to Wirral Animal Association, Wirral, UK. Their owner could no longer keep them. Both Max and Hudson had been in and out of kennels for many months, so it was...

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WOW 100k Website Visitors

WOW WOW WOW Pointers In Need celebrates as its website achieves 100,000 visitors since its launch in November 2016. Pointers In Need Chairperson Jan Britton commented "The whole team at Pointers In Need would like to thank every visitor for stopping by our website. To...

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Paxti Enjoys New Life

Paxti is enjoying a new life after being rescued by Pointers In Need. Here is an update from his new adopted parents, Hilary and Peter Pickthall. Paxti joined our family on a very sunny Saturday at the end of March this year. My husband Peter and I met Karen, Paxti's...

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Raising Funds for Pointers

The team at Pointers In Need are always looking for ways to raise funds to help the constant stream of Pointers who need rescuing or rehoming. Taking care of Pointers who are in need of our help and support is an expensive process and so we are always in need of your...

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Adopted Ragnar Success

Adopted Ragnar is a huge success for Pointers In need. Since adopting rescued Pointer Ragnar, life has changed for the better for his new family. Ragnar settled in really fast and claimed the sofa for himself on his first night when he arrived. He is a typical bouncy...

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Beach Party Success

Glorious warm sunshine greeted Pointer lovers from across the UK who met at Claire Stokes and her partner Adam's home for a BBQ and Pointer Beach Party. The event held on Saturday 8th April 2017 in North Wales, saw lots of rescued and rehomed Pointers and their owners...

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Pointer’s Sponsored Run

On Saturday 13th May 2017, Lee Thornton and his rehomed Pointer Maeve, will participate in a new running challenge - the 'Llangollen Round' in order to raise much need funds for Pointers In Need. The 33 mile run challenge called the Llangollen Round will be completed...

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Companion Dog Show 18th June

Pointers In Need is very pleased to announce it is holding a Companion Dog Show on Sunday 18th June 2017. Held under Kennel Club regulations, the show will be held at Priors Sports and Social Club, Byfields Road, Priors Marston, Warwickshire, CV47 7RP. Registration on...

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Pointers In Need at Pointerfest

The Pointers in Need (PIN) team, together with our beloved Pointers, are excited to be attending Pointerfest 2017. We will be on hand to promote all the beautiful Pointers we have available for adoption, who are longing to find their own loving homes. We’d...

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Jaffa update

An update on Jaffa's progress. Jaffa was found in a field by Anna Spanou,  nearly at deaths door......Weighing just 13.5 kilos. He was so weak he could not walk a single step. Jaffa was bought to our attention and we decided we had to help this dear lad. His face...

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Pointer Beach Party

Pointers In Need is pleased to announce that it will be holding a Pointer beach party Llyn Peninsular, North Wales on the Saturday 8th April 2017. It will start at around noon, meeting at White Dog Cottage... and you and your Pointers (and honorary Pointers) are...

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Dora & Hooper love life

My previous experience of dogs had been with English Springer Spaniels and Labradors. But, when I stopped full time working in April 2016, I started looking for a dog that enjoyed long country walks each day. A friend had a Pointer and after some research, re-homing a...

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Crufts 2017

On Saturday 11th March 2017, the Pointers In Need team were, for the first time ever, out in force ringside with Pointers at Crufts 2017 and what a fantastic day it was too. For much of the day, the Pointers In Need stand was inundated with visitors and friends....

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Rehomed Maeve at Crufts

Lee & Callie Thornton adopted Maeve at 10 months old through Pointers in Need – the non-for-profit organisation who rescue and rehoming Pointers. Maeve came from a very successful show home in North Wales. She had won places throughout her early championship...

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If you’d like to adopt a Pointer or join our fostering team, Bob and the team will do a happy dance! But there are many other ways you can help these noble dogs. Please make a donation or buy something fabulous from our online shop.  You can also register with easyfundraising – this brilliant idea raises money for Pointers in Need while you shop online and you don’t a penny extra.

Thank you.