Name: Dawn Coe
Age: 50 in Feb
Favourite past time: Being with my dogs
Favourite film: Eight below although I cry all the way through it
Favourite music: Anything current chart stuff I guess, but happy to listen to anything
Favourite food: Pasta dishes
Area you cover: Essex
How long have you owned a sled dog?
Nearly 7 years
What made you want a sled dog?
Honestly, they looked stunning. I did no research, extremely naive then Mya hit 7 months old and I
was on the verge of giving up. You could even say I was scared of her!! I couldn't never give up on an animal so the big girl pants came on and I learnt to deal with it. Now I'm the boss, I've learnt so much from both my dogs now.
They are a unique breed and you have to be special to own one, that's what I think anyway. The love and happiness they give you is just so much. Sometimes, I think they are more human than dog.
First sled dogs name and what breed?
Mya, Alaskan Malamute
How long have you been working as a volunteer in animal rescue, and with Saints?
A few years now, I think I can't really remember
What made you want to join SAINTS?
I was helping other vollies who were working for Saints, then I got a message from Heather and
haven't looked back since. It's hard sometimes, emotional, frustrating but so rewarding to see a
fluffybutt so happy and settled. The hours saints staff put in is amazing and what the team do is
Worst owning a sled dog memory?
Eating furniture and items…
Best owning a sled dog memory?
There are just too many, when I come in everyday when they greet
The stupid things they do when your just sitting there watching them indoors. Watching Mya when
shes on a walk and sees children, her ears go back and the tail wags. She just loves people. Most of
all when we are on holiday in Devon and in certain areas we can let them off lead and they are
running with our friends dogs in the rivers and up the rocks they are so happy. When Aj is just Aj
being a dufus. Everyday is a memory to cherish with my two ❤