Wonderful news to report today. At long last, Kopo has been adopted.
Some dogs stay at the SPA for a long time, and we are not quite sure why. Kopo arrived at the SPA in December 2013. That is three and a half years ago, and since he has been there I do not think a single person has shown any interest in him. Is it because he was already five years old when he arrived? Who knows. Before he arrived at the SPA he had spent his whole life guarding a wood yard, so family life will be something new to him.
But family life is what he will have from now on! Kopo is on his way to Germany, where a lovely couple have decided to offer him a new home. Kopo’s story (being effectively thrown away when he was no longer needed) touched their hearts. For them it was important that he was good with children, as they have grandchildren who visit from time to time. So we used the SPA guinea pigs to check. No, not real guinea pigs (although we do have some of those for adoption at the moment too). Rather the children of volunteer Fabien. The resulting photo was all the family needed and Kopo was told to pack his bags.
Like all our dogs who go abroad, Kopo has left under the European wide TRACES system, giving us the reassurance that he will be well looked after on his journey.
As ever, many thanks to everyone who has helped this lovely boy stay as happy as possible while he was at the SPA. Regular walkers Karen and Sebastien and of course Fabien and his family and others too numerous to mention. But thanks most of all to his new family.
We have news of another adoption, that of little TeX. But more news about that can wait till tomorrow, today is all about Kopo!
And the photo that helped clinch the deal