Be cheered up by a cute dog each month

The front cover of the SHAK calendar.
The front cover of the SHAK calendar.

The next instalment of our weekly series dedicated to Alnwick-based dog-rescue charity, SHAK.

The new and official 2018 SHAK calendar is available now.

Thanks to the support of sponsors, every penny made from the sale of the calendars – priced £7.49 – goes straight to helping the dogs in SHAK’s care.

The front cover features beautiful Mia, while inside are numerous adorable pooches that have been helped by the charity.

You can see all the dogs and order your copy via…/p168627_1592854.aspx

○ Last week, the Gazette published a story about SHAK’s appeal to find a new home for German shepherd Keiser, who had found it hard to adjust to life at the charity’s kennels.

Following the story, SHAK founder Stephen Wylie said that there has been a number of inquiries from potential new owners.

To find out more and to register your interest, visit

SHAK has been operating for 11 years. It has a headquarters in Alnwick and kennels in a rural location outside of the town.

The charity is helped by an army of volunteers and SHAK is always keen to hear from anyone who would like to lend a hand and/or donate to the charity.

For more information, visit