News & Updates

   Bryan Sutherland is taking part in the Trophee Des Montagnes in August this year with his

         Rescue Sibe "Storm" and he would like to use the opportunity to raise funds for Sled Dog Welfare.

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We would like to take this opportunity to wish Bryan and Storm a safe and successful journey!!



As our financial year ends on August 31st, our year starts in September. Our first event for this year took place in September in Glasgow at "D in the Park". This event organised by Glasgow Community and Safety Services in partnership with Clean Glasgow was a pilot project, with a view of rolling it out city wide!

This years Christmas events were, as always, a huge success and saw us attending a few extra ones this year from Kirroughtree in the south to Elgin in the north!!

We were again asked to attend a few events in West Lothian including the big event in Bathgate. The event a Kirroughtree saw us escorting Santa on a rig to meet the waiting children. Many thanks to all those people who participated and organised these events, and to all those who donated to the charity!!


The trustees are responsible for ensuring that the assets of the charity are protected which includes the charities name and logo. We applied for a registered trade mark and this was granted on 15th May 2009. This gives the charity the exclusive right to use this mark for the goods and/or services that it covers in the United Kingdom (UK).


Other benefits of having a registered trade mark:

  • - may put people off using your trade mark without your permission
  • - allows you to take legal action against anyone who uses your trade mark without your permission
  • - allows Trading Standards Officers or Police to bring criminal charges against counterfeiters if they use your trade mark
  • - is your property, which means you can sell it, or let other people have a licence that allows them to use it.



As well as our usual annual events such as the Glasgow Vet School Rodeo, Bark in the Park and the various Gala Days that we attend, this year we were invitied to take part in the two day Turriff Agricultural Show. Other new events this year included a static dispaly at Pets at Home and a display at the Fife Transport Museums fun day,
Suzannah Sorrell, of Big Dog Consultancy, took part in a World Record attempt to set the fastest 100 metre dog sled on sand. Details of the attempt can be found here. In doing so she raised over £1000 for Sled Dog Welfare!!
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Layla McInnes was very brave and abseiled down the side of a chimney raising funds for Chest, Heart and Stroke Scotland and for Sled Dog Welfare. Well done Layla!!

In our first year as a registered charity, we have attended various events - The GUVMA Rodeo in Glasgow, Bearsden Highland Games, various Gala Day's in Fife and West Lothian,, Airdrie Fun Day, Fife Gala's, Hearing Dogs for the Deaf at Bannockburn, and Almond Valley Heritage Centre, Livingston. Some of the events we were due to attend were cancelled due to the weather, lets hope we get better next year!!


We met lots of people, and hopefully they enjoyed meeting the dogs, watching the displays when they were included and gained some valuable information about the various sled dog breeds.


We also organised our first ever event in the form of a sponsored walk up Ben Lomond. Although the weather was not great, (this is Scotland after all...) we had a modest turnout and raised money for the charity. Big Thanks to those who braved the rain!!

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