Today we said goodbye to two more dogs.
First to leave was Dylan. Incredibly he first arrived at the SPA in June 2016, although he was adopted briefly inbetween than and now. He is a fabulous dog, young and lively but with all the “dog codes”, meaning that he knows exactly how to behave with other dogs, and has often been used to teach by example the dogs with whom he has shared his kennel.
He left today with Anna and her husband who arrived in the area recently and contacted us about finding a dog. Dylan had caught their eye on the website and once they met him in the flesh, it was love at first sight. They spent all afternoon getting to know him and reserved him while preparing their lives for him.
Dylan will be missed by the staff, especially Vincent, who has relied on him to educate less sociable dogs. And he was also be missed by others, including volunteer Karen, who has walked him regularly throughout his time at the SPA. She would dearly liked to have adopted him but this was not practical (no room at the inn). However Karen plans to keep in touch with his new family and hopefully will be able to visit once Dylan has settled in. And as for Vincent, his first “training” visit is already scheduled for next week!
Just as Dylan was leaving another family was at the SPA looking for a dog with whom to share their life. As soon as their eyes fell on Bryn, they knew he was the one. This little lad is a favourite of many of us, small in size, always happy and easy on the lead. There is just nothing to dislike about him. A walk confirmed their good taste, and Bryn was off, leaving a trail of broken hearts (we will miss him!)
We had a great reservation, too, as well as lots of walks. Another happy day, with yet more adoptions due this week!