After yesterday’s sad news of Blanca’s return , today we have wonderful news. Willy our handsome nine year old Shepherd cross has found his forever family after 22 months at the refuge and Foxy who has only been with us a few weeks also left!
Willy was abandoned at the refuge in April 2012 and apart from the fact that he didn’t like other males was a really lovely boy. He was a gentle giant who had great obedience skills and was fine with children so it’s a bit of a mystery why he wasn’t snapped up before now.
Sometimes it’s just meant to be and I am betting that tonight he has already forgotten the SPA and is luxuriating in his new home with his new family. I am sure that he is thinking that the 22 months wait was well worth it!
It really is news like this that perks up employees and volunteers alike and gives us the inspiration to keep going.
Two years in the refuge is far too long for any dog but we have 8 other dogs available for adoption who have been there longer than Willy. It makes you wonder why no one is choosing to adopt these dogs. They are all lovely dogs who would love a fresh start with a new family, so why are they being passed over?
When you adopt a rescue dog, especially one who has been with us for a while, you will know exactly what you are getting. We know all of our dogs little foibles, we can tell you whether they get on with all dogs or just some, how much exercise they will need, what training they will need and if they can live with children or cats. So before you leave with the dog you already have a pretty good idea of what to expect. We are always honest about our dogs and encourage all of our adopters to consider what they expect from a dog before adoption.
Willy had just left when three year old Foxy was adopted by a super couple who are well know to the SPA. They adopted Buster a handsome black and tan Labrador cross nearly two years ago. Foxy was one of the lucky few dogs who only have weeks rather than years to wait for a home, I wish that they could all be so lucky!
Willy adopted after 22 months!
Foxy, off to live with Buster
Disco – 26 months and still waiting!
Carlo -24 months and still waiting!
Chico – 25 months and still waiting!