And our latest DogLost LICKS award goes to…

Sarah…The Borough of Poole animal welfare officer.  ( DogLost screen name Sarahjwhit)  Nomination from regional Co-ordinator Gina … DogLost screen name Poochpal.

“I am nominating Sarah, for Licks. She goes above and beyond her normal duty as dog warden for Poole, always making sure the dogs have the best care and lots of fun and cuddles while with her.

Here’s the official bit about Sarah.
Poole Animal Welfare Officers provide a 24 hour service 7 days a week looking after animal welfare issues including dealing with lost and found dogs. We have recently been awarded an RSPCA Silver Footprint Award in recognition of the work involved and how we deal with these issues. We strive to work with dog owners in ensuring they act responsibly and offer a micro-chipping service which provides a permanent and simple way of protecting pets. We regularly carry out educational visits within the Borough’s Parks and Open Spaces wearing Hi-Vis vests, labelled ‘Dog Warden’ so we can speak with local dog owners and hand out ‘BOP’ poo bags. We also work with Poole Housing Partnership offering council tenants a free micro-chipping service, particularly for low income families. 

Webpage: click ‘Environment Issues’ then ‘Animal issues’


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    Jayne 3 years ago

    Well done Sarah…unanimously voted by all S/W volunteers!…please leave a message of support ( and do it also on the council website please) as all our dogwarden stars need recognition for what they do.

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    Poochpal 3 years ago

    Well deserved, Sarah does so much for all dogs and owners even outside her working hours. We need to clone her 😀

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    Sheena 3 years ago

    Such an outstanding dog Warden. Sarah always goes the extra mile, she really is outstanding. (from a Doglost Dorset Member.)

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    Selina 3 years ago

    Well done Sarah thank you for everything you do

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    Reynard 3 years ago

    Love it when we have a Super Duper Dog Warden like Sarah.
    Thanks Sarah xxx

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    Katie Fox 3 years ago

    Congratulations. Enjoy your well earned licks xxxxx

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    Jenny 3 years ago

    Sarah is amazing , she goes beyond her duties to get dogs home to their Owners and if not able to she will always make sure they go to a good rescue . Well done Sarah , your a star xxx

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    Janice Wiggin 3 years ago

    Lovely to see Sarah has been nominated for the Licks award! Very much deserved for all she does both as one of our local wardens here in Poole going above and beyond the call of duty in her work and for all she does in the community too.
    Congratulations Sarah and a very big thank you from myself and the all the team 😀×××

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    Kim 3 years ago

    Sarah goes above and beyond to put dog and owner first . She is very much beyond a dog warden. She is caring , sharing , helpful, lovable and dedicated even more than she needs to be. She puts both dog and owner at the highest of priority to meet their needs as adequately and quickly as possible and beyond her means whenever and wherever she may be. The dogs within her care have a very special human indeed!

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      Poochpal 3 years ago

      Just one of many I should have said.

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    Sandra Watt (Jenkins) 3 years ago

    It’s fabulous to see a dog warden getting a Licks Award. Sarah is certainly a true dog lover and deserves her award. Dog Wardens generally get bad press – wish there were more like her. Well done Sarah 🙂

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    Sarah Whitbourn 3 years ago

    Oh wow thank you what a lovely award. It means a lot and I’m honoured to receive it ❤️. I have been dog wardening now for nearly 24 years and love seeing stray pooches being reunited. Any lost pooch that does unfortunately end up in our care, are very looked after this includes walking,feeding and making sure they are comfortable. We also have a non destruct policy in Poole so any lost soul that no one claims will always find a rescue place. We have a wide network of rescues and foster carers that come to our aid as and when needed. Thank you again. I feel very humbled ❤️❤️

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