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Below is our latest news and the events which are planned at the moment. These events are a very important part of our charity. All monies raised go directly towards the upkeep of the dogs and helps to ensure that the Second Chance Kennels are maintained adequately for the job. We hold regular fundraising events and always welcome new ideas and/or helpers. If you think you can help in any way with our events, please contact us.

The Diary of Oliver >>
Posted: 8th January 2009

Hiya everyone it's Oliver here, just to say hello and let all you kind people who ask after me know how I am getting on.I am not as sick now and putting on weight and getting bigger every day.I am a cheeky wee monkey and just love to get out to play when visitors come to see me.
Love Oliver x

Update 2nd December:

This picture was just taken on Saturday past, don't you think I've grown, I'm getting a big boy now. Go to see the doc on Thursday only thing is I have to stay in overnight and will be having an x-ray video taken to see how I am progressing. Just hope the girls remember to take my dinners with them.
Love Oliver xx

Update 4th December:
Whoohoo went to see my aunties & uncles at the Dick Veterinary college and guess what I now weigh a whopping 8.9 k..yipee!! The vets were very pleased with my progress and say I don't need the x-ray and don't need to go back unless the girls are worried about me in anyway. I think the only worry they will have is will they still be able to lift me. Ena & Mhairi were so excited and pleased that I was doing so well they took me to Pets at Home and bought me a new indestructible toy. I need toys that I can't chew bits off, you see.
lots of love
Oliver xx

Update 13th Dec: Well our Oliver is doing well, he has now graduated to dried puppy food and he has some tuna through it, albeit we soften it for him. We improvise for him by putting loads of dishes on to a high stand and as you can see he manages fine.

21st Dec: Hiya it's me Oliver with a wee update, I am doing really well down to three feeds a day which I eat all by myself. Guess what I was so excited, I got to go out into the yard in the front of the kennels and had great fun played with two wee boys. And wait for it I must be getting a big boy now 'cause I lifted my leg for the first time. Then it was time for me to go in for a rest, not likely it took ages for them to catch me hehehe. Well, I am going away for a nap just now speak to you all later. Lots of love Oliver xxx

Ps: don't you think I'm getting big !! The girl's say there is devilment staring out of my eyes, as if !

Update 8th January:
Hi everyone well I had a really exciting day today. I went for my first walk sporting a lovely yellow harness, and I met a thing called a tractor it was really big and made a lot of noise, but I wasn't too scared at all, there were lots of lovely smells and I thoroughly enjoyed it.I only went for a wee walk as it as my first time out after my op.I have lots of things to get used to as I have been in here for about four months now and it was just great to get out and about. I ate all my tea when I came in. Gavin is coming to take me for a walk tomorrow I think, so that will be another walk with someone different. Although I know Gavin and his wife Irene really well.

Update 9th January:

And here they are at least my dad, mum will get her photo taken tomorrow with me. Irene & Gavin have been visiting the kennels for ages and take all the dogs for walks. At last the girls have let me go although it was very sad for them as we have been through a lot together, but they know I will be well looked after, and will visit often with my folks. Lots of love Oliver xxx.

Me getting ready to go home with my dad, just need to wait till Ena & Mhairi get their hankies xx

The Diary of Oliver
 
John and Helen came to visit >>
Posted: 15th November 2008

John from HBOS and his partner Helen came to visit the kennels today, it was lovely to see them. John has been very good to Second Chance Kennels in the past and today he and Helen brought a cheque for £1123-90 p.Thank you both very much.This is Stig (one of our long term residents) sitting with them,

John and Helen came to visit
 
Bark in the Park balloon race >>
Posted: 30th September 2008

Our winner of the balloon race is Karen Mapstone from Dunfermline, her balloon was found up in the hills three miles north of Balmoral Castle ( no the Queen didn't find it) Jim Davidson who is head keeper on an estate up there was the lucky man.Both winning £25-00.

 
 
Cummings of Leven >>
Posted: 2nd July 2008

we would like to say thank you ever so much for the very kind donation of £200-00, it's very much appreciated.

 Cummings of Leven
 
A Big Thank You to John From HBOS >>
Posted: 28th May 2008

Once again Second Chance Kennels would like to express their sincere gratitude to John McInstray from HBOS for his donation of £500 cheque.This is gratefully received and we really appreciated your continued support.

A Big Thank You to John From HBOS
 
A big thank you Katie >>
Posted: 22nd March 2008

This is Katie who decided last night she was bored so she made cakes ect and sold them to her neighbours Then collected towels and brought toys / leads for the dogs. She raised £25-00 for us. Well done Katie thank you very much for thinking of Second Chance.

A big thank you Katie
 
We are so grateful to this young girl >>
Posted: 19th March 2008

Well done and many thanks to this young lady who raised £25-00 to help with the dogs at the kennels.
Much appreciated.

We are so grateful to this young girl
 
Thankyou very much Hannah >>
Posted: 2nd March 2008

This young lady Hannah Barretto from Dunnikier Primary school, wanted to help the dogs at the kennels and came up with the idea of selling tablet ect: Hannah also made book marks to sell.She raised £39-26p. and spent some money on dog food and the favourite doggy treats pigs ears. She brought them and the rest of the money to Second Chance this morning the 2nd March. Thank you so much Hannah it is really appreciated by all at the kennels especially the pigs ears the dogs will love them.

Thankyou very much Hannah
 
Dalgety Bay Sailing Club >>
Posted: 19th January 2008

On Christmas Eve, Dalgety Bay Sailing Club had carol singing. Sandy McPhail took his Husky's along and raised £180-00 for Second Chance.
Thanks very much everyone it really is appreciated.

Dalgety Bay Sailing Club
 
The Scottish Rottweiler Club donate £136.05 >>
Posted: 21st December 2007

This is Margaret Thomson on the right and Joyce from The Scottish Rottweiler Club.Sharon Brown organized a fun day and the club has very kindly donated £136-05 to us. This is much appreciated and thank you very much. When the girls arrived this morning we had two Rotties at the kennels, one was Haley who has been in her home for a while and whose owner has just adopted Tyson ( now Tyler) This is Margaret and Joyce having just handed over the cheque, getting a Rottie fix.Joyce and Margaret also hold a training class in Dundee and the club members have been very kind in donating food / treats /toys / beds ect:: for our residents here at Second Chance.We feel very humble to think at such a busy time of year people still take the time to help the less fortunate dogs.

The Scottish Rottweiler Club donate £136.05
 
Thank You and Well Done Kevan and Mhairi >>
Posted: 5th October 2007

Our heartfelt thanks go to Mhairi's family. This is Kevan her husband and wee Mhairi her daughter. They did a 25 mile sponsored cycle run in Dundee and raised… wait for it… £703!

It was one of the few hot days we had so very well done!

Thank You and Well Done Kevan and Mhairi
 
Thank you Inverkeithing High School >>
Posted: 5th October 2007

Inverkeithing High School very kindly donated £500-00 to the kennels we would like to thank most sincerely all staff and pupils.

 
 
Thank you Mr Howell and Jane >>
Posted: 19th August 2007

Mr Howell and his daughter Jane have been saving all their pennies and there was the fantastic sum of £130.67p

We would like to thank you very much to both of them!

P.S. Isn't Benji looking great?!

Thank you Mr Howell and Jane
 
Thank you Aileen and Brian >>
Posted: 19th August 2007

This is Aileen & Brian with Skye (Westie) and Harris (Westie mix), both Second Chance dogs. It was Aileen's birthday recently and they had a barbeque to celebrate. Fantastic news is she raised £202, of which half came to Second Chance and the rest went to breast cancer.

Well done to you both and thank you, it is really appreciated!

Thank you Aileen and Brian
 
Bark in the Park - Pics Now Online! >>
Posted: 12th August 2007

Check out all the Bark in the Park 2007 photos (you may even spot yourself in one of them!)

We would like to say thanks again to everyone who made the day the great success that it was and we look forward to seeing you next year!

 
 
Bark in the Park >>
Posted: 6th August 2007

We would like to send out a big thank you to our sponsors Wiltravel, Speedysnaps, Barking Mad and to all the firms ect who kindly donated raffle prizes and everyone who came along and made Bark in the Park such a brilliant success! (Even the weather stayed nice for us!)

Keep an eye on the site for piccies from the day, you never know, you may spot yourself in one of them!

 
 
Thanks to Scottish Caravan Club >>
Posted: 26th July 2007

Another big thank you, this time to the Scottish Caravan Club Highland Centre who were on site at Edinbane on the Isle of Skye. A big thank you for thinking of us down here in Fife and for the very welcome cheque for £46.34

 
 
Thanks to Fiona and all at Tranquility, Freuchie >>
Posted: 26th July 2007

We'd like to say a big thank you to Fiona of Tranquility (Restaurant in Freuchie garden centre). The food is excellent there, in fact the highlight of the week is our Sunday roast there!

Fiona has a collection tin in place for Second Chance and we'd would like to thank everyone who has donated this month, there was £82.47 in the tin!

 
 
Thank you to Carol & Hugh McLelland >>
Posted: 26th July 2007

We'd like to say a sincere thanks to Carol & Hugh McLelland from Edinburgh who very kindly donated £500 to the kennels in memory of Hugh's late mum Joyce. Joyce adored dogs, especially Border Collies.

 
 
Bark in the Park 2007 >>
Posted: 23rd June 2007

Bark in the Park 2007 will be held on the 29th July at Lochore Meadows.

There will be:
- Sled dogs
- Agility
- Fly ball
- Obedience
- Fun dog show
- Bouncy castle and shows for the children
- Pony rides
- and much more...

Thanks to our Sponsors John from Wiltravel, Dunfermline (coach hire), Ian from Speedy Snaps, Kirkcaldy ( for all your photographic needs) & Barking Mad (caring for your dog while you're on holiday).

We had a great day last year and met many of our past residents it was lovely to see you all, hope to see you all again this year!

We will update the website as we find out more so keep an eye out!

 
 
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