Today we have two more adoptions to tell you about. One of them took place yesterday, and the other today, officially at least.
Yesterday’s very lucky leaver was Enrico. He arrived last week and was in a terrified state. He had been straying for some time, and as he is old and almost blind, being caught and brought to the SPA must have been extremely stressful for him. Not the youngest of lads, he has a heart problem, which means he has tablets for life. Luckily this does not put everyone off, and yesterday a couple drove down from the Gers with their elderly dog to whisk Enrico off to his new life.
Today the refuge said goodbye to Olaff, for the second time! His original adopters were obliged to bring him back as the family cats kept attacking him. Okay, they might have been able to sort this out, but as their young child was getting attacked by the stressed cats too, it seemed best for Olaff to find a new family. Which he did! He went to foster and as often happens, the foster family has decided to make him a permanent resident! So Olly is now little brother to Gretta, who was adopted from the SPA six whole years ago, and he now lives with the DRC web elves, Jane and Verity. Many thanks to them and Steve for falling for this little lad.
Olaff’s sister, Elsa, who was brought back earlier this week is in foster too. But effectively she has been adopted, although unable to travel to the UK till her TRACES paperwork is ready. She will leave to live with the son of volunteer Karen. Needless to say we will have lots of news of both puppies. Sometimes the right family does not come along immediately, but it is usually worth the wait.
Three was wonderful news for yesterday’s 19 year old arrival, Pongo. His owners were indeed looking for him, and came to colelct him this afternoon. And thanks to a huge number of volunteers, over one third of the SPA dogs were walked this afternoon. Thanks to everyone!
Olaff (now Olly) – ADOPTED
Nineteen year old Pongo – RECLAIMED