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Raft Race 16th September 2017

"the agony & the ecstacy"

click on the photo above for more photos of today's Raft Race

Coffee Morning 2nd September 2017

Our coffee morning held on SATURDAY 2nd September was a great success, many of our supporters came along to say hello and sit and have a chat with friends on this extremely hot day. The shelter made €649.30, which is amazing and makes everything we do so worth while. Massive thanks to the volunteers that withstood the heat (it was a hot one!), and to all those that brought in cakes. 
The dogs and volunteers look forward to seeing you all again on Saturday 7th October....... thank you so much!

Art & Shock Gallery 11th August 2017

Many many thanks to Elena from the Art & Shock Gallery in Paphos Old Town for organising an auction which took place within the gallery on Friday 11th August 2017. Although there were only a few items up for grabs, competition was intense and the bidding frenzy realised a total of €1450 which was donated to PAWS Dog Shelter. This is a fantastic amount of money out of the blue and is very much appreciated.

The gallery is located near to in Paphos Old Town. (https://www.facebook.com/Artshock.cyp/)

Quiz Nite 24th July 2017

Thanks to all who supported our summer quiz last night. Despite the heat 115 people attended and Gustoso staff ensured everybody was well fed and watered. The quizmaster winged it with some outrageous questions and following a tie break at the end of the quiz, the winners were declared as 'Seven Samurai' and the runners-up were 'Colleen's Ram Shacklers'. Both teams received bottles of wine kindly donated by our quiz sponsors, Shampooch. On the evening over €900 was raised for the dogs at PAWS shelter - a fantastic result! Next quiz is on the 25th September, and all bookings to Maria on 97 645 543.

 

Raise Funds to Make a Change

Fantastic evening at Suite 48 raising €1131 for the Paws Dog Shelter. A big thank you to Aimie Flack and Joe for the enjoyable music also Zak and staff for the great service and tasty buffet, as well as all who contributed and attended this event.

Quiz Nite 12th June 2017

We are so grateful to the 140+ people who attended the PAWS quiz at Gustoso last night and raised a whopping €1105 for the dogs at the shelter! A great result. The winners of the quiz were a team called the 'Cookies' and second placed were 'Rock Bottom'. Thanks to Shampooch for sponsoring the quiz and well done to all who took part in a rather challenging quiz. The Gustoso team worked hard and were professional as always coping well with our large numbers.

Cookies on the left, and Rock Bottom on the right.

A Vegan Experience 14th May 2017

We would like say a massive thank you to PAWS supporter Erin Wallace for organising this special fund-raising event. A fantastic total of €815 was raised.

Also thanks go to:

- The Lengo Tavern for providing such a wonderful vegan buffet and the staff for being so friendly and efficient.

- All the people / businesses who donated superb raffle prizes.

- Derek Pengelly for playing great music throughout the event.

- Last but not least thanks to the people attending the event.

A big THANK YOU to everyone involved.

10th Anniversary Open Day 6th May 2017

We had a super Open Day at the Shelter today. We would like to thank EVERYONE who attended, whether as a stallholder, a visitor or a performer, for making it such a successful day. Also, a big thank you to all our volunteers who covered numerous jobs to ensure the smooth running of the event. We raised the fantastic amount of €2,300. Thank you to all supported the event. A special thank you goes to Steve Welsh and his team, Mike Mondeo with the magic, Jason the DJ, The Cyprus Morris Dancers, K9 Solutions and Rock FM.

Click on the link for some photos taken during the Open Day: Open Day Pix

Quiz Nite 24th April 2017

We dared to be different at the PAWS charity quiz last night with some new dishes on offer from the Gustoso menu, the format of the quiz was changed and lastly, a different quizmaster made his debut.

With 126 people attending, a grand total of €967.50 was raised for the dogs at the shelter. Thanks so much to everyone who came to support, to those who donated raffle prizes, to those who helped on the night and to Gustoso Restaurant management and staff who did a great job of looking after us.

The winners of the quiz were called 'Dumbs' (reckon they need to rethink their name) and runners up were the 'Swanky Wags' team. Prizes for both teams were very kindly provided by Shampooch who sponsor the event.

Thanks everyone and we look forward to seeing you at the next quiz scheduled for 12 June.

Sponsored Kayak 24th March 2017

Well done to the kayakers, who after 2 cancellations due to adverse weather, completed their sponsored sail today from the Blue Lagoon to Latchi on behalf of the PAWS Dog Shelter. Elaine Menzies, Christine Menzies, Malcolm Derham, Jennifer Clarke and Matt Harris undertook the marathon in what turned out to be, perfect conditions. Many thanks to Tom and the guys from Latchi Watersports for their support, assistance and kayaks, and thanks to everyone who sponsored the “sailors”. Total monies raised was €1267, a fantastic amount!

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Quiz Nite 1st March 2017

Great quiz night at Gustoso last night attended by over 100 supporters who raised €784. Many thanks to all who came to support, to those who donated raffle prizes and to Shampooch, sponsors of the event, for donating wine for the quiz winners and runners-up. Last night there was a draw for top spot between 'Forever Hopeful' and 'Swanky Wags'. Well done Dave and Pat for running the quiz and keeping our brain cells active!

Next quiz is on Monday 24 April

Quiz Nite 25th January 2017

The quiz night in aid of PAWS which took place at Gustoso Restaurant last night was attended and enjoyed by 117 people who between them raised a whopping €908.50. Pictured are the quiz winners - a team called 'The Cold Noses'. Many thanks to Dave and Pat for running the quiz and to Shampooch for sponsoring the event and providing bottles of wine for winners and runners' up. We are grateful to everyone who donated raffle prizes and also to Gustoso staff and management for the great quality of food and service.

PAWS Christmas Cracker 6th December 2016

Another successful event for PAWS! Our Christmas Cracker at the Gustoso Restaurant on TOTK Road raised €1870, a fantastic sum! Many thanks to everyone who attended the event and contributed freely to the raffle and cake auction. A special thank you is very much due to Greg who provided the excellent musical entertainment for the evening, and his services were provided free of charge to PAWS. A very nice gesture indeed! The food and the service at Gustoso's were up to the usual high standard and our thanks go out to them. Finally Santa made an appearance, and that was well appreciated as we know his diary is rather full at this time of the year! Thanks are also due to the PAWS personnel and volunteers who organised and ran the event, which without their application and dedication, would not have taken place.

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Xmas Fayre Sunday 4th December 2016

PAWS were invited to have a stall at the Xmas Fayre in the grounds of the Peyia Veterinary Clinic. Many thanks to all who supported the Fayre and visited the PAWS stall where €58.50 was raised, mainly through Calendars and Christmas Cards.

Good Morning Saturday 12th November 2016

Thanks to all who came to support our GOOD MORNING SATURDAY event at the shelter. Numbers were a bit down on the normal through traffic however a terrific €417.40 was raised! Sincere thanks to all those who baked a variety of delicious cakes and to volunteers who came to help and worked hard throughout.

Quiz Nite 7th November 2016

A huge thank you to everyone who attended our quiz night last Monday. It was a huge success raising 901 for the dogs at our shelter. A huge thank you to Gustoso for the venue, the excellent food and service; Pat and Dave for providing us with a great quiz and the PAWS volunteers who helped out on the night. Below are photos of the winners and the runners-up!

Mutts & Butts Fashion Show 22nd October 2016

Another successful event for PAWS! Our annual Mutts & Butts Fashion Show raised a fantastic €717.
Many thanks to everyone who came down to the shelter to watch the show; to the volunteers who helped out with refreshments and manning stalls; to Judith from Here & Now for providing the clothes and for keeping us all in order; to Pat for helping the models dress; to Robin for the music and Dave for the commentary; to the models (for not falling over); to Julie of Waggs for grooming the dogs; and finally to the dogs for being so well behaved (except Joe, who cocked his leg on Judith and one of the models!!). Two puppies were reserved pending adoption as well!
We are looking forward to next year's show already! Click on the filmstrip for some photos of the show!

Quiz Nite 10th October 2016

The PAWS quiz at Gustoso last night was attended and enjoyed by over 130 people. David's quiz was very entertaining and all credit to him and his wife, Pat. Their preparation was evident. The food and service were, as always, of a high standard so well done the Gustoso team. Thanks to Shampooch who sponsor the event by providing the prizes for quiz winners and runners' up. Last night's winners were 'Dog's Dinner', a team who have attended faithfully for many years, yet this was their first ever win. Congratulations guys!

(not sure about the guy with the cheesy grin at the back, looks like an interloper!)

Thanks to the support of those attending, €1035 was raised for the charity - a great result all round.

Quiz Nite 19th September 2016

Wonderful amount of funds raised last night at the PAWS quiz held in Gustoso Restaurant. The 119 generous people who attended collectively raised just over €1070. It was an evening for 'firsts' - David was our new quiz master and it was a team of quiz 'newbies' called 'Deftera' who won. Runners up were called 'Sueless'. Both teams were presented with wine donated by the event sponsors, Shampooch.

Thanks to Dave, his wife Pat and friend Jane who ran the quiz, and also to Gustoso for the high standard of food and service.

Raft Race 17th September 2016

A few action shots from today's very successful raft race which has raised well over €3,500. (Some sponsorship money still to come before we have a total.) If you wish to see more photos of the Raft Race, click on Captain Pugwash.

Thanks and well done to everyone who took part, came to spectate, raised sponsorship money and also to the volunteers who helped on the day!

 

 

Quiz Nite 11th July 2016

Many thanks to everyone for their fantastic support and generosity at the PAWS quiz held last night (11th July) at Gustoso. Together we raised €904 for the charity and DT’s kindly made the figure up to a round €1000. 
The winning team, 'Team Collins' scored 64.5 points out of a possible 70 and the runners up were 'The Optimists' scoring 63 points. Well done to both teams.


Thanks go to Jacqui for organising the evening, the Gustoso team for providing great food and serving everyone with speed and smiles, to everyone who kindly donated raffle prizes, and to Shampooch for sponsoring the event and providing wine for quiz prizes.
Finally, a massive THANK YOU to Terry and Trudy for their sterling work in putting on the quiz over the last four years. Sadly, last night was the last one they will be doing for PAWS. During the time we have been working together we have raised a fantastic €20748!
Fear not though, the PAWS quizzes will continue.

Summer Sensation June 2016

The second PAWS Summer Sensation was held on the 14th June at our favourite venue, the Gustoso Restaurant on Tomb of the Kings Road, Paphos. Just over 90 people attended the event and the evening produced a magnificent sum of €750 for the benefit of the dogs at the shelter. That kind of money is, of course, the lifeblood of the charity and it is all down to the supporters and friends of PAWS! Thank you all very much! The entertainment was provided by Whitemouse Duo whose reportoire kept the dance floor a busy place all night. The renowned Gustoso buffet was up to the usual high standard and thanks to Tina, Demi and the staff for the familiar high standards of service!

 

(Photos courtesy of Barry Harris)

Quiz Nite 9th May 2016

Many thanks to all our supporters who turned out again for one of our regular quiz nights, held again at our usual venue, Gustoso Restaurant, on TOTK Road, Paphos. It was another full house and the fantastic support and generosity of our supporters raised a total of €1027 for the charity. The winning team, "Them & Us" scored a terrific 65 out of a possible 70 and the two runners up teams "Swanky Wags" and "Liver the8" both scored 63. Many thanks to Shampooch for sponsoring the event and providing wine for quiz prizes, and many thanks to all those that donated raffle prizes, including our regular supporters from Costa Rica and D.T.'s. We are also very grateful to Jacqui who organised last nights quiz, and of course, Terry and Trudy, for setting, running the quiz and giving dog's abuse to one and all. How very appropriate!

Beetle Drive, 16th April 2016

Last night's fund-raising 'Beetle Drive' raised €400 for PAWS dogs. The venue was the Phoenix Social Club where we were made very welcome. Thanks to Chairman Chris, to Val and her team of ladies for the delicious meals, to Mick for ensuring our glasses were filled and especially to Dottie, for her organisation. Well done to Marion Lawrence from PAWS who made a great job of keeping us and our beetles in order! Grateful for the support of all those who attended a fun evening.

Piano Recital, 31st March 2016

Thanks to all those that attended the Piano Recital at Tecno.Polis in Paphos, last night. The event was organised and sponsored by a prolific PAWS supporter, Fred Sayle, who unfortunately could not attend the performance. The recital was by renowned Bulgarian soloist, Galina Dimova, and was well received by the full house. The event raised a fantastic €650 for the PAWS coffers! The last photo on the right shows Ms Dimova being presented with a "Thank You" bouquet of flowers.

 

Quiz Nite 16 March 2016

Thanks to everyone for their fantastic support and generosity at the PAWS quiz held on Wednesday night (16th March) when €1050 was raised for the charity. The winning team, 'Feline Groovy' scored 62 out of a possible 70 and the runners up team 'Mixed Sponge' scored 61. Many thanks to Shampooch for sponsoring the event and providing wine for quiz prizes, and many thanks to all those that donated raffle prizes, including our regular supporters from Costa Rica and D.T.'s. Quizmaster, Terry, did us proud considering he was feeling way below par. We wish both him and  Trudy a speedy recovery.

 

 

Quiz Nite 3 February 2016

Our fundraising quiz at Gustoso last night was attended by 109 people who between then raised €872 for the charity. A great evening was had by all. Thanks to Tina, Deni and all the Gustoso staff and of course to Terry, our cheeky quizmaster who was ably assisted by his wife, Trudy. Two teams tied as joint winners: 'The Optimists' and 'The Hotshots'. Well done all.

 

Race Night Jan 2016

Our Race Night at Ollie's Taverna in Tremithousa was great fun last night. Lots of laughs and a whopping €520 raised for PAWS dogs. Thanks to Val and her team who put in a lot of hard work to make the evening a success and thanks also to those who attended.

Christmas Sensation! 2015

The Paws Christmas party was held last night at Gustoso. Fabulous food, great company and wonderful entertainment with €1265 raised for our charity. Thanks to everyone for their support.

       

Quiz Nite 18 November 2015

The winning formula of PAWS quiz nights held at Gustoso with Terry as the quizmaster continues. Those attending the quiz on 18 November raised €1,000. Thanks to everyone who came and supported us. The winning team was 'Give Us a Clue' and they were presented with 6 bottles of wine, courtesy of our event sponsor, Shampooch. They also received the Winner’s certificate proudly displayed here by Ros. The runners' up team was 'Anglo Scots and 1 Welsh'.

A massive thanks to Terry and Trudy who run the quizzes. Their popularity is such that as a result of the 8 quizzes held this year, a total of €8225.20 has been raised for our dogs. Terry sometimes boasts that his quizzes are more popular than One Direction concerts, but there is absolutely no truth in the rumour that he is practising signing his autograph!

Pawse for a Cause

"Pawse for a Cause" at the BASE last night was a fabulous evening. There were musicians playing guitar, harmonica, saxophone and double base. The singers and dancers were great and the latter included ballet, dancercise, tap and belly dancing. This variety music event had been the idea of Gaynor Warriner, who was also one of the singers. Gaynor worked very hard for months to put the show together. The event raised €1100 which has been split equally between Tala Monastery Cats and PAWS Dog Shelter.

Our grateful thanks to Gaynor and her husband Chris, to compere Norman, to Baz for sound, to all the performers, to those who donated handmade goods & raffle prizes, to everyone who came to support and of course to those who helped during the course of the evening. We are grateful to Pavlos, the owner of the BASE, for not charging for the use his venue. Great result.

Mutts & Butts Fashion Show 2015

Due to bad weather, our Mutts and Butts Show yesterday was relocated to the UKCA Club and became a 'Butts' only Fashion Show as it was not practical to bring our dogs with us. We are grateful to the UKCA for accommodating us at only 48 hours notice.

The show was compered by Dave, with Robin providing background music and we were treated to a wonderful performance by singer Jo Allsop. The models, Geri, Elaine, Irene, Maria, Denise, Carleen and Britta did very well showing off the various outfits supplied by Judith of 'Here & Now'. Their hair had been beautifully styled by Erin of Jonney Boo Hair Salon and their make-up expertly done by Britta Simon of LR Health & Beauty. Thanks ladies.

The audience enjoyed the afternoon and we are so pleased to announce that the event raised just over €1030. Thanks to all who came to watch and support, to those who gave donations and of course to the team of PAWS helpers who worked hard to make the event a great success. We are truly lucky that our volunteers regularly give up so much of their time for our charity, both at the shelter and at events. For more pictures from the Mutts & Butts 2015, click here!

Quiz Nite 12 October 2015

Congratulations to the winners of the PAWS quiz at Gustoso last night. They were the Anglo/Welsh & Scottish team scoring 63 out of a possible 70. The winners were presented with a Winner’s certificate and 6 bottles of wine provided by Shampooch who kindly sponsor the event. Runners up were the Numpties who were just half a point behind.

Great result for our shelter as €1,000 was raised. Thanks to all who attended, to those who donated raffle prizes and to those who helped with the raffle. Massive thanks to Terry and Trudy who put in a lot of work to make the quiz so enjoyable. The food and service provided by Gustoso staff and management was top notch as always.

Open Day 10 October 2015

We had a fabulous Open Day today at the shelter and raised €1,600.39. Great news for 3 of our dogs who have been reserved, another fostered with a view to being homed and yet another which will go to the UK to the family who found her, once she has all required jabs & paperwork! Fabulous result.

Thanks to all the volunteers who worked tirelessly, to Derek Pengelly, for his music and DJ skills and to Lou and H from Lou's Mobile Dog Grooming who titivated some of the visiting dogs and also some of our shelter ones. Representing the K9 Solutions Dog Training Team were Mel with William, Trina with Missy and Jen with Jess. The dogs and handlers did a fabulous job demonstrating obedience routines and some fun tricks too.

We are grateful to those who came to support the event or gave donations of cakes or items for the raffle. We could not have done this without your generosity.

For further photos of the Open Day, click here.

Raft Race 13th September, 2015

The PAWS Annual Raft Race attracted the crowds at the Bona Mare beach at Timi today creating a great atmosphere. The six rafts that took part were: The Star Bowls, The Restless Natives, It's a Floater, Toby's Raft, Girls R Loud, and Angel. Sponsorship money had been raised by each of the competing teams. Special mention must go to Linda Witham who had managed to collect a staggering €780 in sponsorship for the Star Bowls team!! Thank you so much.

The ultimate winners of the race were The Restless Natives crewed by Bryan Wallace and Darren Alderman and the runners' up raft was 'It's a Floater' crewed by Darren Ray and Ben.

We are very grateful to Monica Williams for stepping in at very short notice with her extremely manoeuvrable 'rescue kayak'. Trevor and Rachael of Meerkat Music did a fabulous job keeping us up to date with what was going on and playing great music. Thanks to all the volunteers who came to help on the day.

€2548.12 has been raised for the PAWS dogs through the event with a further €210 expected from sponsorship. Thanks to all who attended and supported and well done the competitors. Oh and yes, some of the teams are already talking about re-designing their rafts for next year!

For more photos of the 2015 Raft Race, click here!

Gustoso Quiz 7th September, 2015

The winners of the PAWS quiz last night at Gustoso were called "ot & bovvered" scoring 65 out of a possible 70. Many congratulations! Winners were presented with 6 bottles of wine and the runners up with 4 bottles, all courtesy of Shampooch who sponsor the event. 
 
One hundred and thirty eight people attended and raised the fantastic sum of €1127. Of this €25 was a donation from T & T. Thanks to all for their support. Great work by Gustoso staff and Terry and Trudy on such a hot and humid evening!

PAWS Brunch 5th September 2015

Thanks to all who came to support our GOOD MORNING SATURDAY event at the shelter this morning. There was a steady stream of people enjoying drinks, snacks and cakes and browsing stalls at their leisure. €744.14 was raised plus €425 in donations bringing the total to €1169.14. Even better was the fact that 4 dogs were homed! Sincere thanks to all those who baked a variety of delicious cakes and to volunteers who came to help and worked hard throughout.

Gustoso Quiz 27th July, 2015

Last night was the first PAWS quiz night in recent years to be held in the middle of our hot Cypriot summer and it turned out to be a great evening at Gustoso Restaurant. The fact that the event was attended by 122 people, most of whom have already booked for the next quiz, leads us to believe that everyone enjoyed themselves. The amount raised was announced as being €945 but then a very generous lady called Jacqui stepped in and donated an additional €55 to make the total €1,000. Grateful thanks to Jacqui and all those who attended or contributed to the evening. Thanks to you we have boosted the coffers for the canine residents of PAWS Dog Shelter. Special mention must be made of Terry, the quizmaster who was in top form and cheeky as ever and also to his assistant and wife Trudy. Both do a lot of preparatory work to ensure things run smoothly and to time. Our thanks also go to Jill Hamilton of Shampooch who sponsors the event on a regular basis. 

The wining team were the ’Numpties’ who scored a whopping 67 points out of a possible 70 and won 6 bottles of wine and the winner’s certificate. There were 5 teams who were runners up with a score of 65. After drawing cards, the B52’s won and received 3 bottles of wine.

Gustoso came up trumps with quality food as always and the staff and management worked hard in the heat, ensuring that everybody had plenty to eat and drink.

Summer Sensation 16th June, 2015

Another great evening was had by all at the inaugural PAWS Summer Sensation at the Gustoso Restaurant on Tomb of the Kings Road, Paphos. One hundred and twenty friends and supporters attended the event and over the evening a total of €1000 was raised for the PAWS Dog Shelter. In truth over €900 was raised but an anonymous supporter made up the difference to €1000. Many, many thanks!! The entertainment was provided by Dominic Holmes whose fabulous reportoire kept the dance floor a busy place all night. The renowned Gustoso buffet was up to the usual high standard and thanks to Tina, Demi and the Gustoso staff for the familiar high standards of service!

Click on the photo above for additional photos courtesy of Jan Holmes & Jenny Mattox.

Osteopathy Day, 1st June 2015

Charles Papapetrou gave up his Bank Holiday Monday for PAWS. Charles, a British qualified osteopath and acupuncturist offered his services today to PAWS supporters at a reduced rate AND then donated the €210 to our charity. This is enough to pay for the neutering/spaying of 3 dogs. A massive thank you to Charles who is pictured below shaking hands with one of our Kennel Consultants, Matt Harris. Charles is a dog lover and he was very complementary about the work we do.

Watch this space as Charles hinted that he may have another 'day for PAWS' later in the year! You can view his website at www.aoacentre.com

Darts Tournament, Bona Mare, 30th May 2015

The darts tournament held at Bona Mare, Timi Beach yesterday afternoon raised €395 for the shelter dogs. Thank you so much all who participated, came to support, bought raffle tickets and gave donations to our charity. Huge thanks to Norman Hinch who organised the event and of course the volunteers from PAWS who helped to run it.

We are also indebted to Kyriakos of the Bona Mare and to B Safarides & A. Popov of General Aluminium Ltd who very kindly put up €400 in cash prizes for the event. We would ask, where possible, that you in turn support our sponsors.

The winners and runners up of the singles and doubles competitions are pictured below.

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Singles winner: Wayne Halliwell

Gustoso Quiz 25th May 2015

Representatives from the two winning teams ('The Angels and Taff' and 'No Name Team') at last nights quiz at Gustoso having received their winners certificates pictured with Terry our quiz-master on the right. Reckon we broke another record for the amount raised through the event: €1101.60.

Thank you so much to everybody who supported us, whether by attending or donating raffle prizes, Gustoso staff and management for their efficiency and great food and last but not least to Terry and Trudy for the amount of work they put in to make the evening run smoothly.

Erin's Skydive 2nd May 2015

 

Erin Wallace is pictured here handing over sponsorship money to Matt Harris, one of our Kennel Consultants. Erin did a skydive on 2nd May and raised a magnificent €725 for PAWS. Our thanks from everyone at PAWS to Erin who is one very brave and generous lady!

PAWS Open Day 9th May 2015

Paws Dog Shelter would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who attended or supported our Open Day today. It would be impossible to name everyone but many thanks to the stallholders and the PAWS volunteers who gave up their Saturday to help raise money for our dogs. A big thank you to Robin Boundy, our resident DJ, and Rock FM who, not only provided music and a live link to the Rock FM studio, but as our Media Sponsor, advertised our event in the weeks leading up to the event. All in all, a fantastic €1903 was raised on the day, and just to put the icing on the cake!, we re-homed 4 dogs today, which is fantastic!

Gustoso Quiz 25th March 2015

PAWS Quiz at Gustoso Restaurant Paphos last night (25th March) raised a whopping €1001.Thanks to all 128 people who came to support the evening and to the gentleman who donated an extra €10 to bring the total to over a thousand!! Quiz winners pictured here were 'Six of One & Half a Dozen of the Other' with a score of 64. The runners up were the 'Silly Billies'.

The food and service were superb as always thanks to the efforts of Christina, her family and staff. Terry, the quizmaster, was in good form, winding up the contestants in his own inimitable way and as always was assisted by the hard working Trudy. A great night. Looking forward to next quiz on Monday, 25 May.

Gustoso Quiz 25th February 2015

Another fabulous fund-raising quiz at Gustoso last night which generated €1033 for our charity. Thanks to the 128 people who attended and supported the event, which once again was very kindly sponsored by Shampooch! Pictured here are 'Feline Groovy' having received their bottles of wine and winners certificate. The runners up were Team Collins. Congratulations!

Quiz master, Terry, was in top form and the banter was good. Gustoso staff were, as always, efficient in serving so many people with delicious food and keeping the drinks coming.

Beetle Drive 31st January 2015

The Beetle Drive held on Saturday 31 January at the Phoenix Social Club, raised €368 for our charity. It was a very enjoyable evening for all. Thanks to Chairman Chris and his members for allowing us to use the club and making us so welcome and also to Marion Lawrence for teaching us 'beetle' and trying to keep us in order!

Gustoso Quiz 14th January 2015                                                           

Congratulations to our winning team, called the 'Infamous Five' pictured below at the PAWS Quiz at Gustoso. They pipped the joint runners up ('The Optimists' and 'The Tinkers') by one point.
Thanks to all who attended, supported, contributed raffle prizes and helped on the night, raising a total of €943.20 for our charity. Well done to Terry and Trudy for the entertaining evening and to Gustoso staff for the service and quality food. Next quiz is on Wednesday 25 February.

K9 Christmas Capers

Over 150 people attended the very colourful K9 Christmas Capers Dog Show which was held in the K9 Training area in Tala on Sunday 14th December. Lindsay Cowie and her team of dog handlers and dogs put on a show that was very entertaining and fun for all the family. There were displays of dancing dogs, a ‘Tinseltown Table Cloth Tow’, ‘Christmas Angel Agility’, ‘Oh Christmas Tree O-bedience’, recall races, and heelwork. There were various costume changes for both the dogs and the handlers during the show. Even when things did not always go to plan, the audience loved every minute of it, craning their necks to see what was going on. The dogs Belle, Ben, Chuck, Dalton, Darcy, Jenna, Mack, Merlin and William were up for the challenge and enjoyed being the centre of attention. Their handlers Jon, Lindsay, Matt, Mel and Trina made the show fun for all. Lindsay had her mind set on raising as much as possible for the two charities and so ‘scrounged’ everything she possibly could from her wide-reaching network of friends, family and businesses. That even included the tinsel, plastic cups, drinks, buns, burgers etc. etc. The hard work which Lindsay and her team put in certainly paid off as they raised a staggering total of €2753 which resulted in PAWS Dog Shelter and Cancer Research each receiving €1376.50.

All at PAWS are indebted to everybody who put so much hard work into making the K9 Christmas Capers Dog Show so successful and for choosing PAWS as one of the beneficiaries of the event. Thank you to Lindsay and your amazing team for making it happen.

Click on the dog for more pictures!

Bonfire Night, at Bonamare Beach Bar - 5th November, 2014.

Over 100 people came to the first PAWS Bonfire Night at Bonamare Beach Bar last night. Thanks to the support, €865 was raised at the event. Grateful thanks to Trevor and Rachael of Meerkat Music for their professional entertainment!

Gustoso Quiz November 2014

Delighted to announce that the PAWS quiz night held at Gustoso last night (3 November) was a sell out and the 127 people attending managed to raise €1013 for the charity. Thanks to Christina, her family and staff at the restaurant for the great food and service. Mega thanks to Trudy and Terry for a very professionally run quiz. The winning team called  AngloWelsh  (l to r Catherine, Merv, Tracy and Glen)  scored 63 points out of a maximum 70 and can be seen here with their box of wine from sponsors Shampooch and winners certificate courtesy of Terry and Trudy. Congratulations!

Mutts and Butts Fashion Show, October 2014

The concept of having a fashion show which teamed models up with homeless dogs to showcase both evolved into a reality at the first Mutts and Butts Fashion Show which took place on the afternoon of Saturday 18th October. The venue was PAWS Dog Shelter. Judith Boundy from ‘Here & Now’ in Kissonerga provided the UK High Street fashion as well as her unrivalled expertise to ensure the smooth running of the show.

It was lovely to see each and every one of the 106 people who attended.  The first part of the fashion show featured the models wearing casual day wear and showing off some of the resident dogs who had been bathed and groomed especially for the occasion. At the interval, everyone enjoyed a drink and some home-baking whilst singer Kim Verkaik entertained. Visitors also had the opportunity to visit the dogs in the shelter as well as browse through the many items of clothing and jewellery on display and to pick out new seasonal items for their wardrobe. Other stalls including preserves and cakes which attracted a lot of customers.

In the second half of the show, the models appeared in formal day wear as well as stunning, glitzy, evening dresses and other classy outfits. Coupled with good quality, the low cost of items made them a very attractive proposition for buyers. 

The majority of the models were volunteers who regularly help at the shelter and they all did a wonderful job. One lady, Natalia, was certainly no stranger to the catwalk as she is a model and beauty pageant winner. The other stars of the show were of course the dogs and puppies who behaved so admirably in front of the guests.

Thanks go to Judith, her assistants and the band of volunteers and helpers at the shelter who were involved in making the afternoon so successful. It really was a team effort and the event has, generated €1378 towards the upkeep of the dogs at the kennels.

Episkopi Fete 2014

On Saturday 20th September one of our volunteers Geri, aided and abetted by Sue, Hilary and Margo ran a PAWS stall at the busy Episkopi Fete selling Paws memorabilia, fridge magnets, t. shirts, Christmas cards and calendars. This was in addition to some clothing and assorted bric-a-brac. The ladies  managed to raise about €300. The team worked well together and said it was good fun, that they got to meet many nice people but it was hard work . Many thanks to all four ladies for your time and effort.

 

 

Sept 2014 - Tala Amphitheatre Raffle - €533

Sept 2014 - Raft Race - €1100 plus

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Sept 2014 - Yard Sale - €800 plus

Jun 2014 - Gustoso Quiz - €1267.60

May 2014 - Open day - €2,300 plus Click on link to see YouTube video

Apr 2014 - Gustoso Quiz - €1078.70

Feb 2014 - Gustoso Quiz - €1013

Dec 2013 - Yard Sale - €574

Nov 2013- PAWS Christmas Event - €908

Sep 2013 - Darts Competition Bonamare Beach Bar - €463

Sept 2013 - Yard Sale - €917.27

May 2013 - Yard Sale - €598.88

April 2013 - Karlina Quiz Night -  €903

April Quiz Image 5

Jill (left) and Pete Hamilton (right) from Shampooch having presented a member of the quiz winners “Broodmoor Patients Escape Committee” with their prize of 8 bottles of wine. Congratulations!