One of the things that I like most about the SPA is that you just never know what is going to happen. When people arrive to see the dogs, in general we ask them to take a tour of the refuge and see where their heart goes. Thanks to Dominique, one of volunteers, each box has a laminated boards with information as to who is within, so visitors can see a dog’s age and other details, such as behaviour with other dogs, cats etc.
Sometimes people come in with a fixed idea and only want to see dogs of a certain size. Others already have a particular dog in mind, having seen him or her on the internet, and only want to see that dog, fearing that a tour of the refuge could be distressing.
In any case, everyone has different tastes when it comes to dogs, and so when people return to the office to ask for more details about a particular dog we just never know what to expect.
It is easy to predict that the puppies will go quickly, and today it was Lady’s turn to find a home. No surprises there! But then came the big surprise of the day. This news will please many of our volunteer dog walkers, and has delighted the employees too.
I am happy to announce that after one year and three days in the refuge, Chaussette has found a home! He is now three years old and one third of his life has been spent with us. I am so happy for him. He is a wonderful dog, with a gentle nature and is good on the lead. But like so many dogs of no particular breed, he has been overlooked for so long. At last he caught someone’s eye, and now his life can really begin. Thanks to everyone who helped him on his way by regular walks and thanks to Ronan, our Marine Parachutist who was Chaussette’s sponsor. Wherever you are in the world, I hope you read this and know that your boy has finally found a home! News like this really raises morale!
There were also several other reservations made today, but being just slightly superstitious I won’t announce anything until the dogs leave. But I am very excited so watch this space!
And Chaussette finds a home after over a year at the refuge!