Some of you may have seen last week’s news from the Westminster Dog Show in the US, where wire haired fox terrier, King, won best in show. We are not necessarily fans of such events, but sometimes they give publicity to breeds who are not otherwise in the limelight, and we hoped that perhaps King’s luck would rub off on the fox terriers in refuges across the world, but most specifically at the ScPA.
Of course, it was only coincidence, but today two of them were adopted! And as there were only four in total, that is pretty good going. It is wonderful news, for many reasons. Firstly because Jasmine and Spot have been adopted together! And secondly because neither of them is in the first flush of youth, to put it delicately.
Spot – ADOPTED
Spot is nine years old and was brought in due to a bereavement, and 7 year old Jasmine was found as a stray. They have plenty in common, especially their dislike of cats, which is typical of the breed, although of course there are exceptions.
Jasmine – ADOPTED
They were not the only leavers either.
Little Rex arrived at the refuge twice in one week in January. The first time his owners came to collect him, but he was found straying again the following day, and it appears that leaving him to be rehomed was preferable to enclosing their garden, or perhaps having Rex castrated, which may have reduced his desire to “chercher la femme”. Rex is approaching 9 years old, but this is the prime of life for a small dog, and we hope that Rex will have many many happy years ahead of him.
Rex – ADOPTED
And we had a big leaver as well. Andy was brought in for rehoming in June last year due to his owner having to go into long term care. It was heartbreaking for both of them, especially as Andy is a big, gentle boy who was used to lots of affection. With the best will in the world, and despite all the love and care given by the staff and volunteers, the ScPA cannot replace a real home. However Andy now has a new family, where he will soon forget his time behind bars.
Andy – ADOPTED
Tow further dogs, both recent arrivals, were reclaimed, and the goat has gone to a new home, too, so it was a great start to the week!