Simba’s 5th Birthday: Wild at Heart Foundation

 

 

It’s my little Simba’s birthday on Monday so I’m dedicating this blogpost to him.  If you have a dog you’ll probably relate to this, if you don’t, you’ll probably just think I’m a crazy dog lady (a title I hold proudly!).

Having Simba over the last 5 years has been the best experience.  He’s been by my side through everything, the good and the bad.  He’s never wavered in loyalty or unconditional love.  His adorable puppy dog eyes and snuggles have the ability to cheer me up, no matter my mood.  I simply couldn’t imagine my life without him which is why it pains me to see so many of these gorgeous and helpless creatures abandoned with no one to love or look after them.  Did you know over three quarters of the world’s dog population is stray?

 

 

The Wild at Heart Foundation was set up by Nikki Tibbles and Nadine Kayser in 2015 to address the world’s stray dog population.  The Foundation funds and supports animal welfare projects all over the world with a particular focus to reduce the world’s 600 million stray dogs. This is done through organising and sponsoring rescue projects, neutering programmes, awareness campaigns and education initiatives.

In many countries that have no laws against cruelty to animals, they often control stray dog populations by poisoning, hanging, beating and electrocution. To top it off, even in countries with laws against animal cruelty, there is still suffering. PETA estimates that up to four million animals are euthanised each year in US shelters alone. Here in the UK, Dog’s Trust research shows that up to 10,000 healthy dogs are put to sleep each year in UK dog pounds.

 

 

The Wild at Heart Foundation recently launched a fab sweatshirt line where 100% of the proceeds go directly to the foundation.  Unsurprisingly, they’ve been a huge success and a number of the designs have sold out (although I believe they’re restocking soon).

I’m wearing a limited edition version they did for Valentines Day (find it HERE -it’s still in stock) and sums up exactly how I feel about my little Simba perfectly!  It plays on Whitney Houston’s song, “I will always love you” and the other limited edition sweatshirt they did draws inspiration from Gwen Guthrie’s ‘Gotta have a job, if you wanna be with me’, but with the twist “Got to have a D.O.G , if you want to be with me” (see it HERE).

 

 

 

All the sweaters are 100% cotton and incredibly soft and cosy.  They’re perfect for lounging around in at home or pair it with a shirt and some jeans like I have and wear it out to brunch or a delicious Sunday lunch.  Next on my wishlist is this one HERE.

Simba would absolutely love it if you could help his canine friends in need by supporting the Wild at Heart Foundation and by adopting rather than shopping for your next dog.

 

Outfit details: Sweatshirt – Wild at Heart Foundation (find HERE) | Shirt – All Saints (similar HERE) | Jeans – Topshop (find HERE) | Coat – Fashion Crossover (find HERE) | Shoes – Minna Parikka (find HERE) | Bag – Chanel (similar HERE & HERE) | Choker – Christopher Vigil (find HERE) | Enamel bangles – J Crew (similar HERE or HERE) | Simba’s Lead & Harness – Puppia (similar HERE & HERE)

 

Don’t forget you can also keep up with me on Instagram @thatnewdress, Twitter @thatnewdress, Bloglovin That New Dress, Snapchat thatnewdress and Depop @dominiquew.

 

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    • thatnewd March 1, 2017 / 12:24 am

      Simba says a big thank you! xx

    • thatnewd March 1, 2017 / 12:24 am

      Nooo, how funny! I love Maltese dogs, they’re gorgeous! xx

    • thatnewd March 3, 2017 / 4:46 pm

      Simba says a big thank you! xx

    • thatnewd March 1, 2017 / 12:27 am

      Thank you so much hunny, you’re so sweet xx

    • thatnewd March 1, 2017 / 12:27 am

      Thank you! xx

    • thatnewd March 1, 2017 / 12:28 am

      Awww thanks, Simba says a big thank you! xx

  1. Alice February 26, 2017 / 1:04 pm

    Happy birthday to Simba 🙂 Such a cute dog!!! You look wonderful in this tsylling dear, I love your coat 🙂

    • thatnewd March 1, 2017 / 12:28 am

      Thank you so much! I love this coat it’s such a perfect statement piece xx

    • thatnewd March 1, 2017 / 1:46 pm

      It really is and I think buying these gorgeous sweaters are such a great way to support xx

    • thatnewd March 1, 2017 / 1:46 pm

      Awww thank you so much darling xx

    • thatnewd March 1, 2017 / 1:47 pm

      Wow 11 that’s a great age! I bet he or she is a total cutey! xx

    • thatnewd March 1, 2017 / 1:47 pm

      Pleasure, I hope you found it interesting. The Wild at Heart Foundation is such a great cause xx

    • thatnewd March 1, 2017 / 1:48 pm

      Thank you hunny xx

  2. Dee February 27, 2017 / 6:52 am

    Aw such an adorable post, happiest of birthdays to little Simba, he is so cute! Also, can I have that coat? Obsessed would be an understatement!!

    Dee
    http://www.urbanchicblvd.com/

    • thatnewd March 1, 2017 / 1:48 pm

      Haha isn’t it amazing?! The perfect statement piece xx

  3. serena February 27, 2017 / 9:30 am

    beautiful look and Happy Birthday to Simbas
    kiss
    admaiorasemper.website

    • thatnewd March 1, 2017 / 1:49 pm

      Thank you so much from and Simba and I! xx

    • thatnewd March 1, 2017 / 1:49 pm

      Yes, I did know that, although he doesn’t look much like a lion! Haha xx

  4. Kumari February 27, 2017 / 7:15 pm

    Hip Hip Hooray! Happy Birthday Simba ♥
    I also have two furbabies. Cannot imagine my world without them in it. Zeus turns 6 next Monday..so there will be lots of pre-celebrations this weekend 🙂

    ♥Kumari
    http://stylesociety.co.za

    • thatnewd March 1, 2017 / 1:50 pm

      Awww Happy Birthday Zeus! The happiness these fur babies bring is amazing! xx

  5. Hena Tayeb February 27, 2017 / 7:38 pm

    He is so cute and I love the name

    • thatnewd March 1, 2017 / 1:50 pm

      Thank you doll xx

    • thatnewd March 1, 2017 / 1:50 pm

      Thank you so much hun xx

  6. Amy-Anne Williams February 27, 2017 / 10:17 pm

    I love this outfit, and that puppy is so cute I love it so much!

    Amy;
    Little Moon Elephant

    • thatnewd March 1, 2017 / 1:51 pm

      Thank you Amy! Simba is definitely a cutey! xx

    • thatnewd March 1, 2017 / 1:51 pm

      Thanks sweetie xx

  7. Janea February 28, 2017 / 1:13 am

    What an adorable outfit! I love that sweatshirt, and although I don’t have a dog, I think that Simba is adorable, and I completely understand your love for him. I also love that coat – so fun. That sweatshirt is really cute and for such a good cause. Thanks for sharing!
    xo, janea
    http://www.theSTYLEtti.com

    • thatnewd March 1, 2017 / 1:51 pm

      I love how gorgeous this sweater is and it’s helping a really great cause! Win win, right?! xx

    • thatnewd March 1, 2017 / 1:52 pm

      Awww thanks doll xx

  8. Ashley February 28, 2017 / 6:38 pm

    Awww, Simba is SO cute! Happy birthday to him! And Wild at Heart is such an amazing organization!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

    • thatnewd March 1, 2017 / 1:52 pm

      It really is, I’m so happy to have discovered them and they do such a great job xx

    • thatnewd March 1, 2017 / 1:52 pm

      Thank you so much Adela xx

    • thatnewd March 1, 2017 / 1:53 pm

      Ahhh sorry I missed it out on the outfit details. I’ll add a direct link in for you. It’s from Fashion Crossover which is my favourite online concept store xx

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