Today was just what we needed. Or just what the doctor ordered, as we Brits say.
First of all we said goodbye officially to a little york who arrived two weeks ago in bad condition and who waited in vain for his owners to come looking for him. Volunteer Eileen, despite not being a particular fan of small dogs, took one look in his eyes and offered to foster him. And we all know how that often works out, don’t we! Sure enough today the adoption was made official, and the newly named Globule has a wonderful new home. With someone who is now a convert to the joys of tiny dogs.
Next to leave was Barbar. Now this is not an adoption, that is taking place in a few weeks’ time when this lovely young cross will be moving to the UK. But as we had a short-term foster family keen to help out, we decided Barbar might be able to benefit from some socialisation in a family home with another dog, as this is how he will be living when he crosses the Channel. Kathleen will keep us abreast of his progress.
That of course left Panda alone in his kennel. Except it didn’t! Tom and Hamish have been following DRC for some time, waiting for the right time and the right dog. They had their eye on Panda, and today they came to meet him in person. They went on a long walk with him and his sponsor mum, Ingrid, and by the time they returned, the very nervous Panda was already responding to them. So he is off too, to a lovely new life with lots of travel ahead. Ingrid had a little cry; it was an emotional day for her as she was sponsor of both Panda and Barbar!
Finally we said goodbye (again) to Mila. That is the third time she has been rehomed, the fourth if you count a short-lived foster. So this time it had to be right. This time there are no other animals involved, just and a patient but active couple. They have been chatting with Carole regularly and we are as confident as we can be that Mila has finally found the home she has been waiting for.
And when we tell you that there were three other reservations today, you will know that it is the best Thursday we have had for some time.