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Dogstival would not be possible without a little help from our friends and partners!
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New Forest Cottages
As the oldest and the largest holiday cottage letting agency in the New Forest trading for over 40 years, with over a hundred amazing properties, many being dog-friendy, New Forest Cottages will help you find that perfect place to stay.
Whether it’s a week or two away with the family, a romantic break or romping across the miles of ancient forest with the dogs, we have properties ranging from cosy cottages and woodland retreats to modern apartments and town houses, so there’s something to suit everyone.
Pets As Therapy
Pets As Therapy (PAT) is a National Charity founded in 1983 by Lesley Scott-Ordish. PAT believe that no one should be without the companionship of animals whatever their circumstances. Pets As Therapy connect temperament assessed dogs and cats and their volunteer owners with children and adults in establishments such as schools, care homes, hospitals, hospices and prisons. The volunteer and their pet provide supporting reading services or welfare visits to children and adults who enjoy or are comforted by the presence of a dog or cat.
Pets As Therapy have over 5,700 registered volunteers throughout the UK.
Volunteers give as much time as they can to their visiting, there is no minimum! Visiting can take place during the working week daytime, early-evening and indeed weekends and should always be appropriate to both the volunteer and the establishment they will visit.
Support Dogs is a registered national charity dedicated to increasing independence and quality of life for people with various medical conditions. We provide, train and support specialist assistance dogs to achieve this.
At Support Dogs, we are dedicated to improving life for the people who most need us by training and providing life-changing support dogs. From keeping children calm and safe, to alerting their owners prior to an oncoming epileptic seizure, from raising the alarm in emergencies to helping open doors and get dressed in the morning, our support dogs transform the lives of their families.
Our specially trained support dogs transform the lives of their families. We run three programmes: autism assistance for children, disability assistance for adults and seizure alert programme for people with epilepsy, we are the only organisation in the UK that trains dogs to do this specialist work,
Over 4500 people across the UK asked for our support in 2019. We provide all our services entirely free of charge to all our beneficiaries and as we receive no government funding we must raise over £21,000 to train one support dog and £2,000 each year to support this life-changing partnership.
Everything we do as a charity is underpinned by our values and dedication to improve not only people’s lives but the lives of dogs. We feel there are many dogs that are without loving homes, but have huge potential to become support dogs. We are champions for dogs who need a second chance. We source many dogs from rescue centres, council pounds or our pet dogs that sadly their current owners are no longer able to look after. In fact one in four of our support dogs join us in training from this background. As a charity, we do not shy away from dogs that may be classed as difficult and therefore left without a home, as we know from experience that given the correct training, a good home and care these dogs can become fantastic assistance dogs.
Dogs Trust is the UK’s largest dog welfare charity. We care for around 15,000 lost and abandoned dogs each year through our network of 20 Rehoming Centres. By sponsoring one of these dogs you can help Dogs Trust give them all the love, care and cuddles they deserve.
Medical Detection Dogs
Can you imagine if a dog could detect an illness well before we had any idea there was a problem and reduce the need for intrusive, unpleasant and expensive diagnostic tests?
Well for over 10 years, Medical Detection Dogs has been training dogs to do just that; to save lives using their amazing sense of smell. It does this with Medical Alert Assistance Dogs and Bio Detection Dogs, both of which can be trained to detect even the tiniest trace of the smell caused by a medical condition. Bio Detection Dogs are trained to detect diseases like cancers, Parkinson’s, malaria and bacterial infections. Medical Alert Assistance Dogs support people with complex health conditions like diabetes, PoTS and severe allergies when they are in danger of having a potentially life-threatening medical event, so they can take the necessary action and prevent hospital admission.
The charity is already making a huge difference to many by training dogs to not only save lives but also restore the confidence and independence that many of its clients lose when they become ill. And the list of diseases the world-leading Bio Detection research focuses on is growing all the time. Medical Detection Dogs relies solely on the public’s generosity and goodwill. Please help it continue its life-changing work. Your support will save lives.
Experience the New Forest
Experience The New Forest is the 'Go To App' for residents and visitors in The New Forest and surrounding areas to discover new and exciting things to do, places to eat, drink, shop and stay. From art galleries to real ale, mountain biking to yoga and spa days to luxury stays. Whether you want to splash out or have a free day out, you can find it all in our App.
We hear support local businesses, support small businesses, support independent businesses increasingly often but it isn’t always easy for those small business owners on a tight or non-existent marketing budget to reach new customers.
At Experience The New Forest we are committed to giving the local independent business community an affordable helping hand to promote their businesses. Enabling them to reach new clients, drive customer loyalty, and differentiate themselves from their competition in this more connected world.
Download our App and discover for yourself some of the fantastic businesses that make The New Forest such an amazing place to live and visit.
App Download links Google Play Store (android) - https://bit.ly/30VqvgH
App download link Apple App Store (iPhone) - https://apple.co/3fXaJ9s
New Forest Living
Find your perfect place to stay with over 50 hand-picked holiday cottages in the New Forest to choose from. Three quarters of them are dog-friendly too!
Specialising in dog-friendly holidays, furry friends are always welcome at their selection of more than 50 pet-friendly cottages across the New Forest. Up to 4 dogs are welcome to stay at a selection of their cottages, so you can bring the whole pack. They also have a wider choice of over 4000 dog-friendly cottages across the country, so you can bring your dog along for the adventure anywhere in the UK!
Wightlink is your award-winning easy-to-use ferry service with excellent customer service connecting the Isle of Wight with Southern England.
You can choose between three amazing routes: Portsmouth – Fishbourne car ferries, Lymington – Yarmouth car ferries and Portsmouth Harbour – Ryde Pier Head FastCat passenger catamarans.
It’s one of the UK’s largest domestic ferry operators, carrying over 4.5 million passengers on more than 45,000 crossings every year. Sailings are punctual, reliable and speedy. It takes just 22 minutes by FastCat and from 40 minutes by car ferry to cross the Solent with Wightlink.
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Go New Forest
As one of the leading tourist destinations in the UK, the New Forest offers ancient woodlands and a rich heritage with modern attractions, food and places to stay. To support and represent the growing visitor economy, Go New Forest is the recently formed body to deliver both strategic and sustainable plans for the region.Founded on the VERB model, that both represents and supports each integral business sector, it continues to work to promote the destination to a range of audiences across the UK and much further afield.
Wave 105 - Playing the South’s Best Variety of Hits and keeping the region informed with essential news, travel and sport, plus a mix of celebrity interviews, live music events and regular chances to win great prizes. Wave 105 is the region’s most listened to commercial radio station and is the home of the south’s biggest breakfast show with Rick Jackson.