Today we said goodbye for what we hope will be the final time, to yellow labrador cross Big. His life up till now has not been a happy one, and we are glad that his luck has finally changed. This lovely young lad arrived at the SPA in 2016 after having been found tied up in a ditch. He was rehomed quite quickly, but his new family was unable to look after this dog the way he deserved. The promised walks just never materialised and the family was absent far too often to make them suitable as dog owners, something they certainly hid from us when they came to adopt. Loving animals is not enough; you need time and dedication to look after them well.
Big was brought back some two weeks ago thanks to a SPA supporter and we resolved to do better for him next time. He has only just turned two, and it was about time he found a permanent place to rest his paws.
On our last Sunday open day a family came looking for a new companion. They are friends of volunteer Isa, which of course was a good sign. Their eyes fell on Big, and about an hour later, after a walk and lots of chat, the deal was struck. Since then it has been all hands to the pump, making their garden secure for this lovely lad.
This will be the first time Big has had a garden, to our knowledge, and we are sure he will love his new found freedom. We look forward to news and photos.
So a wonderful adoption on a Monday. What else will the week bring, we wonder!
One thing that is definitely happening is a photo competition, which you may have seen on our Facebook page. The basic principle is this: You come to the SPA on Saturday and take a photo of a refuge dog. You then send the photo to us and everyone gets to vote to choose a winner. The prize is a brief brush with fame and some dog treats! Plus, everyone who comes along can join other dog lovers for a drink.
If that appeals to you, come along on Saturday 26th between 2 and 6 pm!
Join us next Saturday for our photo contest!