Giving dogs a second chance
Karen Fuller is still waiting for quite a few replies to the invitations to the finals. There are lists of finalists and reserves posted on the website, so if members could check to see if replies have been received she would be most grateful.
2007 Darleague Results
The 2007 Darleague is now closed. Well done and congratulations to all the winners.
On the web site Karen Fuller said, 'Looking through the tables, it has been an amazing year for you all. A big thank-you to everyone who registered. It would not be possible without your support and, of course, your great 'rescue' dogs who are without a doubt all winners.'
Calling all Darleague members with G3-5 dogs. As we go into the 2008 league, Karen Fuller is looking at splitting the G3-5 categories to create some more awards for next year. She would like to see how the dogs registered in the League are split between these Grades and need members help to take a minute to fill in the survey on the website. http://www.darleague.com/survey.htm
Nominate Your Dog for Defa's Award!
Defa's Award, kindly sponsored by Patch Guipago, is for the most improved rescue dog, 'completing the road to quality of life against the odds.'
This award is not based on points or placings. In fact, the winner may not have even had a clear round yet! It's meant to acknowledge a special dog which has overcome whatever difficulties it's had in the past and is now able to do agility with its new owner.
That special dog/owner partnership could be you or someone else you know who may not realise how amazing their part has been in giving their dog a great future! All you have to do is write your/their story in as much detail as you think relevant. There is no real maximum length. Just tell the story as it happened and send it to Patch at firstname.lastname@example.org . The winner's story will go on the Dog Agility Rescue League website and they will receive an engraved trophy.
Dates of 2008 Finals Announced
The Superdog Agility Rescue League Finals, sponsored by Burgess, will be hosted by RVA at the three day open agility show at The East of England Agricultural Show on Friday, 13 June 2008. There is no time limit to claim points and they can be backdated to 21 December 2006
The qualifiers will be based on the 2007 league results as follows:-
Further information regarding invitations to the event including the RVA schedule will be found on the web site in due course
Supadog Agrees to Sponsor Agility League for Rescue Dogs
The Dog Agility Rescue League (DARL), formed to recognise the achievements of rescue dogs, is celebrating after agreeing a three-year sponsorship deal with Supadog, the popular dog food range from pet care specialists Burgess.
The Dog Agility Rescue League (DARL) – soon to become the Supadog Agility Rescue League – was launched last year to allow rescue dogs and their owners to show they can compete with the best of them in the agility ring. It already has close on 800 members.
The Supadog sponsorship, which begins in January 2008, will help fund the league's one-day national final. All competitors will receive a bag of Supadog Active, a protein-rich food for active and sporting dogs, with natural bio-flavonoids which have anti-viral properties to guard against infection from sources such as stagnant water and carrion.
Burgess will continue to support the Kent-based Supadog Agility Show, the largest event of its kind in the world, which it has sponsored for 11 years.
For more information about Dog Agility Rescue League visit their web site
Register Now for 2007
Registration is now open for the 2007 DARLeague. The system has now been updated and members can now login, update details and also add another dog. New members can now register online.
So if you compete with a rescue and would like to join in the fun go to http://www.freewebs.com/darleague. Forms are also available by post. Please send a SAE to Karen Fuller, 5 Kilnwood Close, Selsey, Chichester, West Sussex PO20 0HQ.
performing rescue dogs in agility.