A happy ending for Nugget. He has now found his perfect home and family where he can show off his true personality.
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.
After a very difficult start in lfe Oscar can now enjoy being a normal dog with his new family Julie Whitten
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!
Mira has found her happy forever home with Peter and Ine, she has settled in very well and loves every moment of ther new life
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!
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.
Molly proved herself to be a great camper-van traveller, and so she travelled the length and breadth of France with her foster family. During that time she was seen by her prospective family . . who also happened to have a camper van! Joy of joys for Molly. They lived a long way from the south-west of France but have camper-van will travel! and So Molly met her future adoptive family, took to them straight away and they passed the home-check test. However both had significant travel plans and so it was only some six weeks later that they came to collect Molly. And surprise, surprise, she remembered them after just a few hours with them. And so the former street dog became the 'travel-in-style' dog. Have a great life Molly!