Vanille

Vanille sharpei x lab

Well my life has been nothing if not interesting!  I spent a lovely summer in a new home where I was spoilt but I also learned a great deal.  I became known as Milli Vanilli.  I was having such a good time and then I had to move again.  I really wasn't very sure.  I like car-riding, but I didn't know what was going on although the lady driving me kept reassuring me.  I met another lady and her friend who then took me to her home and BINGO!!!  I had two friends to play with - oh my goodness me, how I enjoyed myself.  I was able to run myself silly.  The cat took an instant dislike to me but I'd just biding my time as I think we'll eventually be friends.  I have been ever such a good girl that my new foster home has very quickly become my permanent home.  I have lots of friends, lots of exercise and just love it here in the mountains.

Diego

Big boy needing a tender home

When Bobby left my fosterer's I thought I would be next . . . then they told me that I was staying, that I would live with them for the rest of my life.  I can't tell you how happy I am.  I know I have grown in confidence since being with them - they make me feel good - and now I can continue to grow and become the dog I know I can be.  Life is just wonderful!

Bobby

Bobby seeking a new home

Well I thought I was "at home" with my fosterer and all the other dogs.  Then one day a lady came along with a dog that looked amazingly like me, only smaller.  We got on really well from word go and had a good play.  He was obedient too and so off we went in a car together.  They keep telling me I have my passport and will be going to the UK.  Stan, my new mate, says it's OK and he'll be there too.  So I'm really looking forward to this new adventure.  

LOU (ex LUCKY)

Lucky Lou

Lucky Lou, this beautiful lemon English Setter pup, has found his forever home up in the mountains with a family who know setters through and through.  He is growing into a wonderful dog and is thoroughly loved . . . though not spoiled!!!  Hard luck, original owner, you really really missed out on this one!

CHARLES

Charles

I am one of the lucky ones!  The dreadful leishmaniosis had got me and I was taking a time to recover.  My fosterer took great care of me and then decided she couldn't let me go!  The better I got, the more lively and full of joy I became.  I just love living among so many other lucky dogs, cats, birds, and far too many other animals to mention.  My life is wonderful.

TANSY, MIO AND MAX

3 kittens

After fostering these three kittens were returned to the refuge where they represented a great "bargain".  Unlike many refuge cats they were fully vaccinated, house-trained and used to being handled in a home environment.  Fostering made a huge difference to these three beauties.

JAVA

JAVA at four months

JAVA'S STORY:  Well the lady came back with her husband and looked at me and my other two sisters.  And then went away again.  I felt a bit disappointed . . . and then to my surprise, they turned up at the Puppy Party and at the end of it I didn't have to do back in my kennel!  They picked me up, put a lead on me, took me for a little walk and then . . . put me in their car!  You could have knocked me down with a feather - I was adopted!  I have a new home and I am so happy.  I really really hope the same happens for my two lovely sisters, Nala and Lana.

LANA'S STORY:  I was left with my sister and we were OK happy and then . . . this huge white dog called Iorek came to stay and I really liked him but he wasn't too keen on me at first.  Then bit by bit her got used to me.  With Christmas approaching, the big boy's owner said she'd take me to see how we got on.  Well, Mr Big Boy as he's nicknamed, wasn't too keen on me being in his house at first but bit by bit I've wheedled by way in and hopefully I'm here to stay.  I love my home!

NALA'S STORY:  OK, I can now own up that I was always my fosterer's favourite and was kind of special to them . . so yes, I ended up staying with them and with my big "sister" Luna who plays and plays all day with me.  She doesn't even seem to mind when I chase and hang onto her tail.  She a beautiful big girl and I hope I grow up to be like her (even if I am black and she's white)!

JAEGER

English Setter

Sometimes things happen for a reason.  Jaeger's original fosterer injured her knee and was laid up.  He was getting bored . . . and consequently naughty so it was thought best to find a new home for him.

Just onto our books had come a new fostering family who knew setters - a gift from the universe!  And so he went to stay with them - and it was a match made in heaven.  He even looked like their other two setters!  It was not long before fostering became adoption and there is no-one more delighted than us for this boy.

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