When we had so many volunteers on the refuge yesterday it was the perfect opportunity to get Faro and Belle out for their first walk.
Faro created quite a bit of interest with his soulful eyes and gentle demeanor but we really need to find this boy a home, At eleven years old, the summer is going to be very difficult for him and all he wants is a bed to rest his weary bones and a nice enclosed garden to potter about in. Hes a blue de gascogne, probably an ex hunter, is very friendly with dogs and even cats and is slightly timid with humans. He is learning to trust again and all this will take is time and a little patience!
I have to admit Faro is looking scruffy, he certainly needs a good wash and brush up and as summer seems to have finally arrived we will soon get him spruced up!
There are lots of pluses to adopting an older dog. No puppy house-training, chewing or endless havoc. Older dogs like Faro are just happy to be with you and make fantastic loyal companions! Its ever so rewarding to watch them relax and explore their new house and I always feel that they are ever so grateful!
Today at the refuge we had one adoption and one arrival. Lord was adopted after just a short stay.This is great news for a black young dog! Oscar however isn’t so lucky. He was previously adopted from us but has come back as his owner is terminally ill. I hate when this happens and dogs that have really been loved find themselves at the refuge, never mind we will make sure his stay is as happy and as short as possible!
We have also had news from Germany. Robinson ( our houdini who escaped for 2 weeks from the SPA) has settled well into his new life. He lives near a forest and enjoys lots of long woodland walks. The perfect life for an active spaniel!
Faro (right) and Belle (left)
Oscar is back..
Robinson..relaxed at last!