Good news to start the day: the safe arrival of Lola chez Tania. She has already fallen in love with her new girl, who had slept well and been for a little walk. Thanks so much to Lorenza for driving her and to everyone else involved in this rehoming.
The SPA is still reeling from the number of dogs who have arrived this week. It is one of the worst weeks we can remember, with a total of 15 new dogs. The only time this has happened before was when we have had a mass arrival of puppies, but this week all the arrivals have been adults. So we needed some good news.
What we had was the reservation of two dogs who had been with us for over 2 years, which has got to be good! One will be leaving soon, and the other in three weeks or so. Watch this space, as they say!
But not only that. Today we had two adoptions! First to leave was Peps, who has gone to live with a lovely family. He is very strong on the lead, but his new dad is able to control him, and Peps is incredibly gentle with the children, despite his size. A match made in heaven!
Then came a big moment for me, and for Moira too. Karadoc, the love of our (recent) lives left. This 15 week old puppy had been adopted once and brought back due to an allergy, and all Karadoc’s brothers and sisters had left. I spent some time on the phone this morning extolling his virtues to volunteer Benedicte, and sure enough it was her friend who came to adopt Karadoc this afternoon. Yes, I confess I cried as I held him in my arms for what I hope will not be the last time (his new mum has promised to bring him to visit).
Droopy found his owners, and we had no arrivals. So all in all not a bad day, especially as the sun shone and we had plenty of volunteers out walking the dogs.
Today was also MaxiZoo day, this time to collect for the dogs of the SPA. As ever thanks to the volunteers who gave up their time and to the lovely staff who hosted them. It was very successful and the SPA dogs will be spoilt as a result.
For anyone who lives in that neck of the woods, tomorrow there will be a Vide Grenier in the car park at Carrefour Quillan. All profits from this will go to DRC, and hence to the SPA for castrations and other expenses. Please pop in and snap up a bargain. We have plenty of high class goods on sale, as well as English books!
Karadoc – ADOPTED
Droopy – RECLAIMED
And the collection at Maxi Zoo. Thanks everyone!