Today was the second day of the SPA’s stand at the ‘Magic of Christmas’ in the Cite. Lots of volunteers turned up with their dogs and I have to say that Zac, Nero, Berson, Chunky and Grace were fantastic ambassadors for the refuge! Having the dogs there was a great way to encourage people to the stall and lots of people wanted to adopt Zac so I am a proud mum tonight!
The really surprising thing about the afternoon was the amount of people who had their dogs out and about with them, it was lovely to see! So not only did our wonderful dogs welcome the adults and children who wanted to say hello to them, they also said hello to all the dogs who came along from a Jack Russel puppy to an Irish Wolfhound! Most of our dogs there were ex SPA dogs so this just proves that a rescue dogs, like all dogs who get a little training and socialisation can become family pets you can be proud of and take anywhere!
Lots of people who had adopted SPA dogs came along to tell us how they were getting on and it was wonderful to hear that Dic and Doc our two lovely spaniels who were adopted in May are doing fantastically well and are loving their new life. We even managed to get a new volunteer, a lovely lady from Phoenix, Arizona who has recently moved to France and has lots of experience with rescue dogs and fostering!
There was more good news when I checked the mail box when I got back and saw some super photos of Cadbury, one of our dogs who went to Orfee last month. He is doing really well in his new family who are absolutely delighted with him. We love hearing stories of how our dogs are doing after adoption and would love everyone who has adopted from us during the year to send us a ‘festive fido’ picture for our facebook page, so please get the tinsel out and get clicking!
So this weekend has been a fantastic weekend for fundraising , raising awareness of the SPA and stories of successful adoptions!
Zac with his festive tartan collar.
Cadbury in his new home.