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Photos from May 15 fete and dog show

Were you at the recent Fete and Dog show?

Our fabulous photographer Bridget Davey has now published some of the fantastic photos from the Dog Show held on 17th May.

Prints are available to purchase directly from Bridget's website.

Cisaro Concert

It’s wonderful when hobbies, talents and fundraising all merge and go hand in hand and this is exactly what’s happening on 7th of June as the Cisaro Trio and friends present a charity concert to raise money for HULA Animal Rescue!

Get the date in your diary now, we’d love to see you there!

Poster for Cisaro concert

Superstar Seth

Photo of Seth the dog
There something about a little gentleman called Sir Seth...

Seth found himself homeless and in need of medical treatment just before Christmas.

We offered him a rescue space and a long journey of vet visits and medical treatments followed. All through this Seth wore a huge smile that captured the hearts of many.

Seth is now looking for his new home which we hope will provide him with the comforts that he so loves for his well-earned retirement.

We are absolutely thrilled to say that in order to try and help him find his retirement home Seth was invited to take part in the Paul O'Grady Show (broadcast on Tuesday 5th May @ 5pm on ITV1).

Everyone at HULA is thrilled that our Seth is to have this wonderful opportunity to join Paul O'Grady on this fabulous show.

Our thanks go to Paul O’Grady and the production team for all of their help with making this possible.

Special Appeal

A special appeal for Kia, Gorgeous Boxer Cross Female, aged 5 who has been overlooked for too long.

Back in July 2014 Novak Djokovic won the men’s title at Wimbledon & the Football world Cup was taking place....

Meanwhile here at HULA our news was that on July 9th a beautiful dog by the name of Kia arrived in our care. Kia has been a stray and had sadly found herself in a dog pound and faced an uncertain future. The wonderful people at Safe & Sound appealed for a rescue space for Kia and the next minute she was HULA bound. When she arrived she was quite subdued but soon she began to flourish she was very strong on the lead but after lots of training and TLC Kia settled in at HULA.

Photo of Kia the dog

Once she had finished her assessment and went up for adoption we thought she would have lots of enquiries and that Kia would soon be leaving us. Sadly this was not the case and Kia is still here at HULA. She loves her life at HULA and spends time in our quiet rooms and she is a huge help in reception where she fulfils the role of Girl Friday and meeter and greeter. Despite this that forever home has proved to be elusive.

Kia has spent some time away from the centre recently as we wanted to give her a little mini break and here is what her foster mum had to say:-
"Having Kia for the weekend was an absolute pleasure. Kia was such a well behaved house guest and we loved having her"

As much as we have enjoyed the pleasure of Kia’s company for the last 302 days we really would love to see Kia in a loving new home before her first anniversary at HULA arrives.

Here are a few words from the beautiful lady herself:-

Hi everyone, my name is Kia and I’m looking for my forever home.

The team at HULA doesn’t have any background history on me as I was a stray, however they have found me to be a very sweet girl and they know I love human company. I love being out and about but I will need to go to training classes. I do pull a lot on my lead...what can I say, I’m excited to be out, so I’ll need training on this too.

I can be quite bossy around other dogs so would like to be the only dog in the house. The team here is socializing me with other dogs though. There’s nothing I love more than my food, so show me food and I'll show you the love!

My Ideal Home

Please contact us on 01908 584000 if you think Kia could be the girl for you?

Thank you

Sometimes thank you really does not seem enough. We are so lucky to have such a dedicated team of volunteers who help us out with so many things that are vital to HULA.

Jobs such as animal care, helping us prepare for fetes and open days, helping on our Shop and well quite simply lots of other things that we are hugely grateful for.

So we would like to say thanks to every single person who gives up their time to support HULA and the animals in our care.

Photos of HULA animals by photographer Bridget Davey
It really is magnificent team effort - one such volunteer is the very talented photographer Bridget Davey who gives up her time to come along and take photographs of the animals in our care and a whole lot more time by editing the photographs.

Bridget takes great pride in her work and rightly so and we are so proud that she continues to help us by providing fabulous photography of our guests and in turn helps us to help them find new and loving homes.

So please raise a glass to all our volunteers who work so tirelessly to help HULA.


Institure of Chartered Accountants

A HUGE HULA THANK YOU goes to the all Staff at the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales in Central Milton Keynes (ICAEW) for the hard work, dedication and enthusiasm when supporting HULA as their chosen Charity for 2014.

Everyone at HULA was delighted when we heard that HULA had been selected to become the charity partner for ICAEW in 2014. It was humbling to be updated with all the fundraising activities that the dedicated staff worked so hard on throughout the year.

Photos of presentation checque from ICAEW
The enthusiastic and caring team came up with a fantastic array of fundraising ideas that included :-
Darren Marshall from ICAEW, said "We had good support for these events which made it fun whilst raising money for a well-deserved and popular charity".

Imagine our surprise when we were invited along to the ICAEW offices in Central Milton Keynes recently, to meet the hardworking fundraisers and extend our personal thanks then be presented with a cheque for the magnificent sum of £5,000!

Words really cannot express how grateful we are and how much we appreciate the amazing efforts and kindness of the staff at ICAEW.


Photos Claire Twigg

Thank you Claire

Masses and masses of support and thanks to Claire Twigg, who successfully completed the London Marathon this year.

We really hope you're recovering well Claire and are so very much in awe of you!!

To help Claire's blisters even more worth it - you can still donate via Claire's JustGiving page.

Makes me smile

The Support Adoption for Pets #‎makesmesmile campaign has just been launched.

HULA is getting involved in Pets at Home Stores over the next month and we'll be selling raffle tickets too.

You can help us raise vital donations for HULA by popping in and buying a raffle ticket from us!

Hound of Happiness

Massive thank you to Hound of Happiness who have just donated us this beautiful Giraffe Draft Excluder (Girrafft Excluder?!) as a raffle prize for our May Fete!

Worth £35, you'd be mad not to pop along and pick yourself up a raffle ticket!!

Thanks Hound of Happiness!!!

More beautiful items can be found on The Hound of Happiness Facebook page

Thank you Ben

Photo of Ben Clarke and HULA team
An enormous thank you to Ben Clarke for his very kind donations.

Ben chose HULA as the charity to receive the donations collected by his Mum's business and even donated his pocket money too!

It was a pleasure to meet him when he came to donate us a fantastic £165!

Thank you to the customers and staff at The Greenhouse Effect and a special thank you to Ben

Pets at Home logo
We know how much you guys spoil those four legged family members, so when you put an extra item in your basket for us it's massively appreciated!
Photo of donations from Pets at Home

Thank you to the Pets at Home Milton Keynes staff and customers for their ongoing support.

We recently collected these lovely donations from the collection bin inside their store.

The 4 of Us supporting HULA

Check out these beautiful items made by a HULA supporter...and a HULA adopter!

The lovely cat Boycie went off to live with Justin and Tracey nearly a year ago and Justin is supporting HULA by donating 50p to HULA for every sale of his incredible glass items.

Please do have a look at The 4 of Us Facebook page, to see some of wonderful hand crafted and unique items.

Massive thank you to Justin for thinking of us and supporting us!

NCP Pet Portraits

Another business supporting HULA is NCP Pet Portraits who be donating 10% for every booking that mentions HULA.

Click here for their Facebook page.

Thank you

Photo of items made by Susan Poulton
Massive thank you to Susan Poulton for always thinking of HULA and always being so creative and sending us lots of goodies for us to sell to raise money.

The hard work and support from Susan and her brother Willie are so appreciated.

Blessed with Beauty

A great big thanks to Blessed With Beauty and their fantastic customers for choosing HULA as the recipient for funds raised from their Easter Raffle!

We have very kindly been donated £103.50, so a massive thank you to all of you who bought a ticket or donated a prize!

Thanks to Lesley from the salon for her ongoing support of HULA.

Click here for their Facebook page.

Bunny Bonanza &
Easter Egggstravaganza

Thank you to all of our wonderful supporters for attending our April Open Day on 12th April.

A special thank you also to:-

Photo of staff
A big thank you also to three eleven-year old girls Marion, Poppy and their friend Millie. They set up a tombola stand at the event to raise money for HULA and we're so grateful!

They organised everything themselves and were very dedicated on the day.

Marion was inspired to help by her two cats Gemma and Tinkerbelle who were adopted from HULA in May 2012. According to Marion's Mum "They are such sweet and cuddly cats and they have brought us lots of happiness ever since they became part of the family. Gemma cannot get enough cuddles and follows Marion like a shadow. Tinkerbelle was quite shy when she arrived but is almost as cuddly as her sister now. They spend a great deal of their time watching the world from the window sill or out in the garden."

Well thanks to them all and we're so happy to hear Gemma and Tinkerbelle landed on their paws!

We hope to see you at our next special event which will be our Anniversary Celebrations and Fun Dog Show on Sunday 17th May.

Photo of Pedigree Tracks

Ever wondered if you are doing the correct levels of exercise with your dog, what exercise you are actually doing or if his or her feeding regime is correct? Well now you can with the new Pedigree Tracks app.

This app is a fun personalised dog adviser ready and waiting in your pocket, it will give you lots of interesting information relating to your pet.

So go on give it whirl and get downloading...

Photo of Pedigree logo


As I am sure most of you are aware we have had an enormous amount of support over the years from Pedigree. This has been through their Adoption drives and also their "Feeding brighter futures" campaign where our dogs were fed their new brand called Pedigree Vital for a whole 2 years.

Well the support doesn't end there, look at what came through the post for our HULA doggies to wear for the next few winters! We received 3 HUGE boxes in lots of different sizes to cater for all.

Photo of HULA dog wearing new coat from Pedigree Photo of HULA dog wearing new coat from Pedigree Photo of HULA dog wearing new coat from Pedigree

We are so grateful for this support and cannot thank the team at Pedigree enough for their continued support to HULA. Our dogs are now as "snug as bugs in rugs" on these cold days!

We think you'll agree they look very smart.

Thank you Pedigree UK.

Missing Appeal

photo of Kizzy the dog

Can you help find Kizzy?

Kizzy is believed to have been stolen from her front garden on 9th September. She lived in Totternhoe near Dunstable and her elderly owner is distraught at her loss.

Please can you help us circulate this information as widely as possible?

Please take a look at our Missing Pets website page as there are other lost pets in the local area who really need your help to re-unite them with their owners.

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Meet The Office Dogs

Simply click on the "Official Blog" picture.

Happy Endings

Photo of Hermione cat
We are always so delighted to receive news from previous guests - a day, a week or even years after they have gone to live in their forever homes. Seeing the pictures of them enjoying a happy home life is so rewarding.

We have a special page dedicated to Happy Endings. Do take a look at some of these really happy stories and if you have rehomed an animal from HULA why not drop us a quick line and a picture or two as we would love to hear from you too.

Want to receive the latest news?

Photo of HULA wearing their valentine hearts
A huge thank you to everyone who has kindly bought something for our dogs, cats and rabbits from our Amazon Wish List.

It is a great way to treat one of our animals to a special gift. The list allows us to tailor what we need at any given time.

If you do make an order please send your contact details along with it as a note so that we can be sure to thank you. We love reading the personal messages people have been adding to their orders.


Photo of dog
Are you thinking of adopting a rescue dog? If so please give consideration to the bullbreeds.

There are many good reasons for allowing one of these wonderful dogs into your life.

Click here to read just a few of them.

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Donate by mobile

If you would like to make a donation to HULA you can now do this via your mobile phone. The donation amount will be charged to your phone bill as usual or deducted from your pay as you go credit.

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