For international Dog Day 2022, Whistlefish are donating 1% of all online greetings card sales to local charity; St Francis Dogs Home. St Francis Dogs Home is a dog rescue and rehoming centre for dogs and puppies who are in need of their forever home. In the absence of their own loving family, the team at St Francis nurture and love each animal and strive to find each one a new and loving family.
Whistlefish want to celebrate our fury family members this International Dog Day. They're so loyal, loving and let's not forget very entertaining. The bond that humans and dogs have is becoming stronger than ever many of us like to think of them as our own children. Dog are incredible empathic animals and we're so happy to share our wolf pack with you.
Breed: Weimaraner (German gun dog)
Profile: Jack has been in the Whistlefish office everyday since he was a puppy he is very friendly and says hi to all the staff at their desks everyday.
Favourite Toy: His tennis ball
Jack's recommended card - Olive Dog Celebrate Card
Age: between 12 and 14
Profile: Rocky is an adorable rescue we've had him for 10 years and he has come into the Whistlefish office everyday since we adopted him.
Favourite Food: Sweets and treats
Rocky recommends this card - From the Dog Birthday card
Breed: Half collie half springer spaniel - the crazy of both!
Profile: Marvin is Cornish with a long farming heritage and loves being on the beach chasing birds and balls but also loves a good cuddle on the sofa every night.
Favourite Food: Toast
Marvin's recommended card: Springer on green by James Bartholomew
Breed: Black Labrador
Age: 7 or 8
Profile: Benson is a delightfully clumsy rescue dog from St Francis Home for dogs! He has never grown up, he loves his walks along the coastal path and on the beach. He loves to make friends with everyone and insists on holding his lead and taking himself for a walk.
Favourite Food: Chicken
Benson recommends this card: Black Labrador II Art Card by James Bartholomew
Profile: Pepper the pug is a little legend who loves walks in the dunes, treats, chilling on the sofa.
Favourite food: Raw dog foodFavourite toy: Hedge the Hedgehog
Pepper recommends this card - Incoming Birthday Wishes Card
Kerris & Alfie
Breed: Both are Sprockers, which is a cross between a Springer & Cocker Spaniel
Age: Alfie is 5 years old and Kerris is 4 years old,
Profile: They both love to be outside, whether it be charging through woodland or playing in the sea at the beach, and are both so friendly and loving, Alfie especially loves playing with other dogs while Kerris is a little more choosy who she plays with!
Favourite Toy: They both love playing with a Tennis Ball and Alfie goes mad for a slice of Watermelon where as Kerris loves hugs and kisses and a shoe. "we spend a lot of time having to search around the house to try and find our missing one just before we leave to go out!"
Kerris & Alfie recommend this card - Time To Party Card
Breed: Miniture Maltese
Profile: At home he is a generally relaxed dog, Ollie used to love coming to the screen printer factory and lay by the machine and watch the printing. At home if it's past his bedtime he'll let you know he's tired by making paw signals and sitting on his back legs.
Fave Food: Steak - if he can smell steak cooking he'll go nuts!
Fave Toy: Loves socks, he'll steal the socks off your feet
Ollie recommends this card - Reflections by Hannah Cole
Profile: A ball of energy who is very mischievous with a cheeky glint in his eye. Mind of his own, but one of a kind! I love the fact that he look at you, turn away and not listen to a word you say.
Fave food: Puppychino from the coffee shops
Fave toy: Tennis ball thrower
Dale recommends this card - Who Let The Dogs Out Birthday Card
St Francis Dog's Home are a Cornwall based dog shelter, they have kennels and provide training and rehabilitation for troubled dogs so they can be adopted to live in their forever home. St Francis premisses is currently under some much needed restoration and has plans to become a 'one stop stop' for all dog needs and care. They are currently in the process of setting up their dog fostering programme, you can find out more about St Francis Dog's Home here.