This whole internet thing is pretty amazing. Last week I shared an article about prong collars from a site called shake paws (http://shakepaws.com/). I received an email from them, thanking me for the link (they too feel very strongly about prong collars), and asking if we would like them to feature one of our dogs on their page as Rescue Dog of the Week. After a bit of discussion, we decided to send them information about Chiquet, as he is a breed not often seen in the UK. And look at our boy, proudly on the front page!
Who knows what this will bring! It certainly can’t do any harm!
At this rate, with four dogs already scheduled to leave for the UK, we may well be looking for bulk transport! I must add that we are always happy for our dogs to find homes, be it in France, UK or Belgium, but when it is via an association, we make sure that our dogs are not at any risk should things not work out with their adopters. We carry out careful checks to make sure that the associations with whom we cooperate follow the same principles and us, and that our dogs will always have a fall back home.
On the subject or responsible homing; the Facebook page received a message this morning from someone who is about to buy a malinois pup for 50 euros, not identified, not vaccinated. Moreover she lives in an apartment and this is her first dog. There is so much wrong here that it is hard to know where to begin. Perhaps the legalities of homing a non-identified animal is a good place to start. Then we have the characteristics of this highly active breed and its suitability for an apartment. I could go on. But I won’t.
At the refuge one dog found his owner and there were no arrivals. I had not posted photos of the dog, Trust, as he was identified and we were pretty sure that he would be reclaimed. I didn’t want all the pinscher lovers getting excited!
Finally can I say a big thank you to Anna who has made this beautiful cake for the fundraising event at Puivert on Saturday. It is for a “guess the weight” competition. Doesn’t it look fabulous! Thanks so much Anna! Don’t forget, Salle de la Mairie at Puivert Saturday 12th April 10am to 4pm.
Anna’s cake! Or maybe it could be yours!