Of course we feel sorrow for all dogs who arrive at the refuge but the ones that I feel sorrow for the most are the dogs who have known a loving home all of their lives and their owners have either died or have become very ill.
These dogs must really be in shock!
One such girl who arrived recently is Pica. I was really shocked when I discovered Pica was 8…she is in great shape and looks more like a two year old! She is a Labrador x ( maybe pointer) and is slightly smaller than the average lab. She is an affectionate girl who has obviously been well looked after and she gets on well with other dogs. So anyone looking for a sweet natured female..pop along and see her. You wont be disappointed!
Billy is a 4 year setter x, who also found himself without a home when his owner died. Afterwards, this poor lad was left for six months in the garden with neighbors taking it in turn to feed him! Six months! Now he is at the SPA he is being well cared for, has company and gets lots of walks. Billy is fine with both dogs and cats and is a really lovely lad!
Pica and Billy are just two examples of dogs who arrive at the SPA through no fault of their own whatsoever. Some people just don’t have family or friends who can care for their pets after they die and when these pets arrive at the SPA we do our very best to ensure that their stay is as short as possible.
As responsible dog owners we should all think about what would happen to our animals should we die. Of course we all hope that family would take care of them but lots of families live far away, are young with busy lives and may not be able to care for your pet.
If family or friends cant care for your pets make sure that they know all about their individual needs, their likes and dislikes so that they can rehome them responsibly and ensure that they have as great a future as possible!
Pica needs a family..
And Billy too…