Yesterday and today were nice days at the refuge. The sun was shining and four new volunteers turned up to walk dogs so even although one more of the litter of twelve Anatolian Shepherds arrived as well as a 10 year old spaniel,we are feeling positive. We also had an unexpected adoption! Apache our nine year old Brittany spaniel has left with a super couple who are well known to the SPA!
Eclat our last elderly Brittany spaniel had no sooner left for Scotland when Apache arrived. This poor boy had been wandering in a village for about a month before being brought to us and he certainly seemed grateful for regular meals and attention. He has thrived since arriving at the SPA and was so happy to be leaving with a new mum and dad.
Today there was more good news when Cleopatra left with Graham and Elaine. Cleopatra arrived at the refuge in March this year, along with her sister Nefertiti. When Cleopatra arrived she was sedated as she was thought to be a ‘wild’ dog so we were very cautious as she woke up. She may well have been a stray but she certainly wasn’t wild and we quickly saw what an affectionate young girl she was. Her sister,Nefertiti was quickly adopted and now after a seven month wait, today was Cleo’s day!
Graham and Elaine live in the UK and had been keeping an eye on our website for a while and actually spotted another of our dogs who they flew over to meet. Now if someone is willing to fly over from the UK to meet a dog we know that they are serious. But as is often the case when you actually meet the dogs, walk and play with them , your heart goes elsewhere which was of course very lucky for Cleo! Cleo will have the best of both worlds spending lots of time in both France and the UK, what an exciting life for the scared ‘wild’ dog who arrived a few months ago!
So that’s Cleo our youngster and Apache our elderly gent in happy homes tonight and there will be more dogs leaving later on this week, so watch this space!
Don’t forget to read Pitchous story, ‘A Shaggy Dog Tale’ on our Life After the Refuge page, its well worth the read!
Apache our elderly gent.
Cleopatra left today.
The forth Anatolian Shepherd pup has arrived!