Well today the weather was nice, lots of dogs were walked and there was one adoption!
Today tiny Pocket, a ten month old Cavalier Kings Charles was adopted! When Pocket arrived we were sure that this tiny cute girl would soon be reclaimed. Of course Pocket wasn’t identified so all we could do was hope that her owners would call to say that she was missing. Days and weeks past but no one seemed to be looking for the gorgeous little girl.
One of our volunteers took pity on her and fostered her so she did not have to face the trauma of a kennel and this meant we could get an accurate picture of how Pocket behaved around other dogs, cats and children. She was great with all of them but unsurprisingly enough seemed to think that her bed was the sofa so we suspect that Pocket has definitely been a lap dog! Like all of our females, Pocket was sterilised before she left thus ensuring that she can never be used for breeding.
Many of our volunteers at the SPA are also foster families for pups, kittens or for dogs who arrive needing a little bit more tender loving care than life in a kennel can offer. These foster families provide an extremely valuable role which helps us assess the dogs’ reaction to a home environment and lets us know which areas the dog may need a little help with. It’s not unusual for dogs who come into rescue to need a little help with toilet training, socialization or recall and being with a fosterer who will help with any issues, gives these dog a much better chance at a successful adoption. All of our foster families are very experienced and most have well balanced dogs and cats of their own which provides a perfect environment for a needy dog. Lots of our foster families have children who are very dog ‘savvy’ which provides fantastic socialization for our dogs. The foster family can give us a real insight into the personality of the dog which makes it far easier to find the perfect forever home.
Today was also a very special anniversary for 14 year old Rookie who was adopted by Jane two years ago! Jane said today “it’s an honour having an oldie SPA dog to live out the rest of his life with me” its so very true and I really wish more people would have this attitude!
Rookie who was adopted two years ago today!