Sabers Story

Saber’s Story: Whilst not unique is very heart breaking.


It is with great sadness and loss that we stop this appeal. Saber had to be euthanised on the 16th September 2020.

There is further information on the updates page

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We are desperately trying to raise some funds for Saber, initially to control his pain and then to look at the bigger picture and make life better for him again



It started with a desperate phone call to New Dawn from a genuine person wanting to do the best by the dog.

Dave had originally called Belgian Shepherd Rescue UK and Pamela Jameson had directed him to us, she told him ” If anyone could take him and help him, they can”.

Its great that rescues all over the UK can work together for the sake of the dog and the best possible outcome.

From there on the story unfolds;

Dave leaves a message: (Not his real name for privacy)Β  I have a dog, I’ve made a mistake, I’ve barely had him a day and everything is going wrong. I’ve been up all night, he won’t settle and worse, he’s mouthed my gf’s arm, making quite bad scratches. He won’t settle, He seems to be bothered by his mouth!

We made contact, not knowing what to think;

We swing into action with our nationwide network of foster. This time the dog is in Scotland so we made contact with our newly formed Scotland branch and as luck would have it Diane, has a space and is willing to take him.

We quickly get back to Dave and say ‘Please take the dog to Diane’. Having only had Saber 24 hours and for the dogs safety Dave quickly makes contact with Diane and purchases a dog guard to keep Saber safe on the journey. They head off. . . .

He’s a lovely boy, obviously lively and playful but somethings isn’t quite right

Diane notices and goes in for a closer inspection

His teeth are worn/filed down to almost nothing.

No People were harmed in the making of these pictures!

Not just one but nearly his whole mouth!

He also has other injuries, So Saber went off to the vets

We get our confirmation from the vets;

6 hours ago

We promote responsible reputable breeders here at New Dawn because we understand that not everyone for a number of reasons is able to offer a home to a rescue dog

None is more responsible and reputable than Marianne Brett who is one of our long standing supporters

Congratulations Marianne on your long awaited for litter.

For anyone wanting a mali as a pet these are the type of breeding lines you should be looking for not the pups from dodgy unknown unproven often unstable working lines offered for sale on all the pet selling sites

Something worth having is always worth waiting for 😊 I'm sure Marianne will already have a waiting list but I know shes always happy to offer advice reccomend other breeders etc

Check out Marianne website her dogs have achieved far more than a lot of the working line breeders dogs
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6 hours ago

If you have applied to foster and adopt one of our dogs
Your details are now with the team one of them will be in contact shortly
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6 hours ago

Just a few of the dogs we have offered rescue space to over the last two days.

As a small foster based rescue I can't believe we actually managed to achieve this just more proof of how amazing and how dedicated our fosters are 😊😊😊😊😊

No big noisy blocks of kennels and multiple carers for our dogs

We will update our page with each dogs details as they arrive the first one arrives Saturday his amazing foster already has 2 of our dogs on foster
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22 hours ago

Just one example of why a mali isnt always the best pet

Here's Lex kindly helping his foster to wash up🀣🀣🀣🀣
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18 hours ago

Hi all!

Me and the chicken nuggets can not wait to meet Johnny and welcome him into his new home and update you on the journey! πŸ˜ŠπŸ•
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21 hours ago

Spike update

Good morning to all my fans Spike here

Well yesterday was a bit of a suprise my foster said " today Spike I am going to be brave"

She put a lead on me after we had the usual wrestling match with me trying to bite her and put me in the van.

I shouted loudly " let me out of here"

Thor whispered to me " shut your mouth or you are dead" I dont think Thor likes me very much

We went to a place called " the horses"

I sat and watched the rest of the dogs running around and eyed up a thing called " Mirum" licking my lips in anticipation

My foster got me out of the van on a thing called a " long line" it was attached to the van so I couldn't run off ( I did try a few times)

I ran up to eat Mirum and was met by a very angry black thing called Charlotte so I casually sauntered away

Next a van and a dustbin lorry drove past especially for me to chase I tried but the "long line" stopped me I have a plan involving my teeth for that next time

My foster tried to call me but the fresh air seemed to have affected my hearing.

Next thing I know shes reeling me in like a fish.

I saw my chance tried to make a break for it pulling my foster over

Thor shouted " Spike why are you such an arsehole "

I did enjoy my time at "the horses " even though I pretended not to

We didn't get any photos or clips my foster phone battery died

Have a great day every one

Spike xx
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14 hours ago

Ana update
So I was minding my own busyness niffing the new boarders they were melly boys I wanted a girl to play wif, then one of the horrid fings grabbed my pwetty face wif his melly teef it hurt so I did screaming at him to get off melly boy, foster mum come out told him off bad melly boy I telling ur dad,so she did and they had to go home,but now I had to go and have horrid hair cut by strange peoples,I not like stairs or lift,and felt very wibbly when I did wake up. I home now sweepy tired and look funny, but I still pwetty foster mum sez. If nice people's want to send me nice weeties,tweats even maybe toys I will looove that πŸ₯°β€πŸ§‘
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23 hours ago

So finally ( and hopefully) the news we have all waited so long for 😁😁😁😁😁😁😁

Johnny is going to a lovely lady who certainly isnt your average lady 🀣🀣 on foster to adopt

If things work out Johnny will have his forever home very soon 🀞🀞🀞🀞

All being well Johnny will move to Swansea on Saturday 😊😊😊
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23 hours ago

I just wanted to say thank you to my wonderful team my equally amazing fosters and all our supporters who without fail step up when needed to to help our dogs

You are all incredible

THANK YOU 😊😊😊😊😊😊
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1 day ago

Here's the child aggressive Cairo now Brutus with his foster son ( oh gamekeeper Kev you are a knob and a liar🀣🀣🀣)
looking very much happier😊❀
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