Well, we promised two adoptions but in fact it was a five dog Friday. Been quite a while since we had one of them, hasn’t it!
First to leave was Cody. This fabulous labrador griffon cross arrived exactly ten days ago, found at the SPA gates one morning. We think his owner phoned up, as the description of the dog matched. But that was the last we heard from him; perhaps the prospect of paying for a microchip was enough to dissuade him from coming to collect his dog. Cody is a great dog, really affectionate and sociable. We were hopeful that he would not have long to wait, and sure enough, he has gone straight from the pound to his new home! Lucky Cody.
Cody – ADOPTED
Next we said goodbye to Tim. He was returned to the SPA a couple of weeks ago following an unsuccesful adoption. He was very nervous and has been spending a lot of time in the office with the staff and volunteers, where he has met lots of visitors. He is still a bit jumpy, but is far better than when he arrived.
Of course all that time in the office has meant that lots of people have seen him, and earlier this week he caught the eye of some visitors looking for a small dog. They went away to have a think, then phoned up to confirm that they would be back for lucky Tim.
Tim – ADOPTED
We also said goodbye to Eden, a very pretty border collie puppy who has been at the SPA for a couple of weeks, but who did not make her “Facebook debut” until yesterday. This is because she arrived with the dreaded parvovirus, and has been living in isolation. Happily she is now fully recovered, and today she found her home!
Puppy Eden – ADOPTED
Another dog who arrived not in the best of health was Captain Trip. Yes, our gorgeous three-legged spaniel, star of the Xmas open weekend at Jardiland, has found a home. We are delighted for him, he never let his injury get in the way of being a spaniel! He hardly seems to realise that he is missing a limb, and his motto seems to be that life is for living to the full! Lovely for him that he left so soon after his beloved pal, Galopin, who was homed yesterday.
Captain Trip – ADOPTED
Finally we said goodbye to Bella. She arrived along with her two brothers, Grif and Panda, in mid October. All three were brought in by their owner having been kept in a garage with hardly any human contact for two years. This is sad in itself, but sadder still is the fact that a neighbour tried over and over again to persuade him to bring the puppies to the SPA for rehoming He refused, instead waiting until the dogs were two years old before giving them an opportunity to find some happiness. Grif and Panda are progressing too, but how much quicker Bella’s progress will be outside the refuge!
Bella – ADOPTED
So it was a fabulous day. Will these be the last adoptions of the year, or will there be any more leavers in 2017? If we don’t blog tomorrow, you will know the answer. And just in case, have a wonderful New Year’s Eve and let’s make next year a positive one for the dogs and cats at the SPA and for animals the world over.