It has been a bumper week for adoptions, with seventeen (yes, 17) dogs finding new homes. Admittedly 7 of them were puppies, which skews the numbers a bit. And yes, I know what many of you will say about puppies at Christmas etc, but the pups need to be homed; their existence is neither their fault nor that of the ScPA. And they are far better off in the warm than waiting at the refuge till after Christmas just in case the owners change their mind later. Besides which the ScPA is as careful as they can be about such adoptions, and none of the pups would have left the refuge had the families not been suitable. Six pups from the same litter homed in the same week is good news, however you look at it.
Other leavers this week were Wess (third time lucky for this lovely but somewhat anxious setter), Nook, a fabulous Cane Corso who was abandoned at less than a year old, and another dog who was brought in by his owners, the gentle Bandit. He was the pal of last week’s adoptee Simba, both dogs being brought in for rehoming following a change of family circumstances. Nice that he did not have too long to wait before finding happiness once again.
In fact four more of the week’s adoptees are relatively recent arrivals, who were all brought in for rehoming. As we have stated over and over again this means that the ScPA knows a lot more about a dog’s likes and dislikes than is the case for dogs who arrive as strays. Doberman Oscar, poodle Whisky and border collie cross Simba as well as spaniel cross Volga all left for new homes. Volga leaving behind her mum, Gypsy, which is the only negative aspect of the story.
Sweet and timid beauceron cross Hudson found a new home, too, as did the DRC hidden gem, Tom. Then today there were two more adoptions, with puppy Patmol and gorgeous brindle crossbreed Laika both finding new homes.
That makes a HUGE total of 17 adoptions.
Lest we forget, the DRC urgent appeal, Gribouille, has left for a long term foster home, as has old lady Rosa.This is wonderful news for these elderly dogs, as the cold weather is starting to bite.
So if you include them, it makes a total of 19 leavers, a good mix of males and females and from all parts of the age spectrum. It was a wonderful week, and it might have been a record-breaking one, certainly as far as recent years are concerned. Let’s hope for more of the same in the week leading up to Christmas itself.