Today was a sunny day with two adoptions.
First off lovely Faya, a boxer cross who arrived just over two weeks ago. At just over eight months old, this girl risked being overlooked as a “not quite pup”, but she is stunning (and female) so attracted quite a bit of attention and we are very happy that she has not had long to wait.
Next it was the turn of Merlin, a husky cross of some four and a half years, who arrived in mid September. Like Faya he is a stunning dog, and several people expressed interest in adopting him. However he is quite particular when picking friends, and so far none of the dogs he has met (apart from his kennel mate) have ticked the right boxes. And cats are definitely not his thing.
In his new home he will be an only pet, and that is doubtless what he would prefer. So he left, smiling as usual.
Also today the little yorkie who arrived on Tuesday after having fallen in the canal was reunited with his owner. His name is Tony (the dog, that is) and he is 12 years old and is very much loved. He is one of two lucky dogs who live with their owners in a local home for retired people (how wonderful that some elderly people are allowed to keep their beloved pets) and had disappeared on Tuesday. His owner was distraught, convinced that he must be lying injured (or worse) somewhere, and was over the moon to hear he was at the ScPA. Tears all round, of course!
The two “missing hours” yesterday when the ScPA closed early meant that there was no news, apart from the arrival of a small goat, that is. Yes, the “A” in “Animals” can be taken very literally by some. He is a great little chap and the person who dropped him off left a message telling us where he was found, so with any luck he will find his home. And if not, well, you never know who might come along to look for a dog or cat and leave with more than they bargained for!
The weather was great and lots of dogs were out on walks, so all in all it was a great day. Thanks to everyone who came along.