A Nugget for adoption


A happy ending for Nugget. He has now found his perfect home and family where he can show off his true personality.

Young dog with loads of potential


After a very difficult start in lfe Oscar can now enjoy being a normal dog with his new family Julie Whitten

Max long-term foster


Max has recently joined the ranks as one of our Les Amis long-term fosters.  He was dumped at the refuge after spending all his life with his owners.  As they had passed away he, like many other dogs in this situation, was left alone.  His remaining family did not want him and short of making sure he was fed, his life was spent alone. . . and finally he was taken to the refuge.  It happened that a member of Les Amis was there and saw his sheer desperation and confusion at being left in such a peremptory manner.  It was pitiful.

And so a call went out immediately to see if a foster home could be found.  Because his situation was so sad, a temporary foster home was found very quickly.  However he could not stay there indefinitely and when an unexpected bereavement hit, he had to be moved.  He demonstrated severe separation anxiety, not to mention his severe skin condition.  Little by little all improved until he totally won over his foster Mum and Dad's heart.  And so he became a Les Amis long-term foster which simply means we remains responsible for his vet's fees but he belongs entirely as part of his new family.  

Taxi, young griffon X collie


Sometimes it takes the prospect of finding a forever home for the fosterer to realise that they do not want their protégé to go anywhere.  Such was the case for Taxi.  His Mum had found him, coaxed him, fed him, protected him, promoted him . . . and finally decided that he was staying, and so adopted him.  And so she wears her "Failed Fosterer" badge with pride and Taxi has the only home he has ever known . . and life is good!

Setter X Spaniel


Birch was dumped at the refuge together with two of her remaining babies . . and she herself was barely nine months old.  As often happens, the puppies were very quickly adoptbut Birch was suffering.  She has so much milk and no-one to give it to that she was in danger of developing mastitis.  By the time we had found her a home, her own last puppy had left her and, lo and behold, she had been given another lone puppy to look after.  Could the two of them be separated . . . fortunately our generous fosterer said 'No' - they must both come.  And so they did.

It did not take long for the puppy to be adopted - the fosterer's daughter fell in love with her and so the work of getting her ready for and undertaking the trip to the UK began.  But Birch remained without anyone interested in her.  She was a devoted mother, even a devoted surrogate mother, who played for hours and hours with her young charge.  She is small for a setter, and has spaniel legs, but the most beautiful expression.  

As Christmas approached our fosterer's daughter began a Twelve Days of Christmas appeal for Birch and it aroused lots of interest.  Before we knew it, Birch was on her way to her forever family.  She now attends our Social Obedience Classes and is learning a whole new way of what it means to be a young dog, full of life.  Long may it last dear Birch!

Magnificent cat ready for adoption


It is thanks to our refuge volunteers that Plume, formerly a feral cat, has become an adopted cat.  He left the refuge 18 months after having arrived - what a transformation!  A magnificent boy - have a magnificent life.