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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!

Floki & Dylan climb Snowdon

Floki and Dylan climb mount Snowdon. Kelly Taylor tells us that Floki and Dylan have had their first holiday this summer, on mount Snowden in Wales. Hike day arrived and we were up early with bags packed ready to go. We drove a few miles to the start of...

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Gordon has O’Grady fan

Gordon has a fan in Paul O'Grady. Like most animal rescue organisations Pointers In Need relies heavily on volunteers to make it work. One of the most essential groups of people who help are the “fosterers” who take in rescued pointers for...

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PointerFest 2018

PointerFest 2018 was a huge success for Pointers ! The Pointers in Need team, together with our beloved Pointers, were at Pointerfest on Saturday 28th July 2018 - along with many other Pointers and raised a huge amount. Once again the team at Pointerfest...

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10k Pointers

Floki really, really loves running. We thought that we could give her the chance to run a proper race. The Whinlatter 10k. She decided she would use her run to see if she could help Pointers in Need a little way to helping fellow Pointers by doing a bit of...

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Marathon Run

A few glasses of wine can prove dangerous! How shall I celebrate my 60th birthday and our 25th Wedding Anniversary? How about running the Paddock Wood half marathon? Two days later we are all booked up and discussing training to run the 21.09 kms (13.1 miles). Off I...

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Free Insurance Offer

Pointers In Need have teamed up with the lovely people at Agria Pet Insurance, who are one of the biggest pet insurers, and The Kennel Club's insurer of choice, to provide you with 5 weeks free insurance for your dog. The 5 weeks complimentary cover provides: Up to...

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Crufts 2018

Pointers In Need attended their second Crufts on Sunday 11th March 2018, Gundog day with a busy ringside stand. Again this year, it was a huge success - there was a raffle with several wonderful Pointer items, including an Orvis bed, a Russian ceramic Pointer, a...

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The Year Ahead 2018

The year ahead: 2018 and the work continues... Last year was an amazing first year for Pointers In Need. The organisation fulfilled and achieved more than it ever hoped for. Your support, in all its forms, was most gratefully received and without it, many beautiful...

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Merry Christmas 2017

Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy new Year.   There are so many Pointers that need homes and many more still that are waiting in the wings to come onto our books. You can find out more information see our Frequently Asked Questions. If you want...

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Retailer spreads festive cheer

Holland and Holland spread festive cheer with Pointers In Need collaboration Holland and Holland, the world renowned gun maker and country pursuits clothing manufacturer has joined forces with Pointers in Need, the UK based Pointer rescue and rehoming organisation, to...

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Management Changes

Pointers in Need, the UK based, Pointer rescue and rehoming organisation, announces the following changes to its management team. Claire Stokes has been appointed as Executive Chair of Pointers in Need. A founding member and formerly Treasurer of the group, Claire has...

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Festive Pointer Baubles

With the festive season fast approaching, the team at Pointers in Need wanted to find a really special gift that dog lovers could treasure for ever. We hope you’ll agree we’ve done just that with the introduction of two beautiful, exclusive, hand painted glass...

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Volunteers Boost Team

Since launching in August last year, the support we have received from everyone involved has been astounding. All this support keeps the team busy 7 days a week. Due to the increasing number of enquiries and the work that follows, and our desire to respond quickly to...

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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. "Members...

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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 decided...

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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.