Week commencing 4th July 2020




ALFIE RAWLINGS is now ready to find his very own forever home this adorable little lad is nearly 8 years old and is with his foster family in Huddersfield West Yorkshire. He will need a home where his new owners are home most of the day, he has lived as an only dog but whilst in foster care he has been living with other dogs and he would benefit from another resident dog to play and learn from as he can be a little vocal when he wants something. His trust and confidence is growing, he enjoys short walks and stays very close to your legs, he eats and sleeps well he is housetrained but like any dog can have an occasional accident. He is a lovable little lad who will make someone a wonderful companion and he is neutered, vaccinated and micro chipped. His adoption fee is £200 and he will come with 5 weeks free pet insurance. Please take into consideration where Alfie is based as you will be expected to travel to meet him


DOGS IN PERMANENT FOSTER CARE These dogs will be staying under the care of the rescue and not available for adoption due to their age and/or medical issues

TED LAKING Ted has done wonderfully well since he came to us as an unclaimed stray with cushings disease but his treatment is costly and it is not a cure. All we can do is try and keep Ted as well as possible with drugs. He is settled with Shirley and into a routine, he needs to stay there with no further upset in his life. Shirley has spent much time learning about cushings and understands the condition and that it is life limiting. However, Ted continues to do well, he looks wonderful and we are hoping he has happy years ahead of him because he deserves it.

LADY BROCKLEBANK will stay with us and with her foster mum Chris. She does have medical issues and at the age of 13 we think it's only kind to let her stay where she is and be supported by us. She recently had to undergo tail amputation and is still getting used to the altered balance.

BELLA SOMMERVILLE has medical issues and will remain with her foster family and Alfie for as long as she needs us. Bella does suffer from dementia but she is a terrific character and is very much loved. Foster mum Debs says 'Bella Lou Lou is doing great. She’s had a professional groom again after a few dodgy diy cuts bless her. Still living in Bella world but she’s happy. She’s had a lovely day for her birthday lots of presents and cards and has devoured a pup cake for her afternoon snack which went down a storm with them all. She’s snoozing away in her bed now surrounded by her new toys feeling happy and content. We adore her'

LEO GRIST will be staying with his foster mum Barbara. Barbara says 'Leo was back at the vets yesterday, his ears are now clear, his eyes are good, he no longer needs drops and he is on one Apoquel per day this will be reviewed on the 16th of July when he has his next monthly injection,, his skin is so much better, not itchy anymore so he only needs Malaseb baths once every 2 weeks now, I am so proud of him he loves the vet and he loves his groomer and everyone he meets, such a loving little man, and a happy one. He is still having Optimune in his eyes twice a day for life.

POPPY CORLESS will be staying with her foster mum Sharon. Poppy is 13 years old and has a high grade heart murmur, moving her would have been detrimental to her welfare and thankfully Sharon has agreed to keep her forever. Sharon says 'No change regarding Poppy, she’s taking her heart tablets well so hopefully we shall see a change soon. Still eating and sleeping well'


FRASER PURVIS is an 8 year old boy, fostered in the North East by Vivianne. Vivianne says 'Fraser has had further tummy issues this week, we have gone back to basics of chicken and rice. We continue to work with him on and off the lead and finally have a vet appointment for his vaccinations for end of July. As always lots of cuddles - he loves playing football but we need a new ball ever time as he bursts them we have resorted to stuffing a proper ball with wadding and stitching it closed 😂😂 but he chases it round the garden so serves its purpose'

CHICO SHERLIKER is 6-7 years old and is in Chorley with foster mum Sandra who says 'Chico time ........Chico is at the vets on Thursday 9th July having dental work. He’s still the adorable character, who eats, sleeps well and has had no accidents in the house. He’s doesn’t like to walk in the rain but will toilet in the garden. He loves to dive bomb onto your lap for cuddles and belly tickles. He is very vocal when left. Needs eyes on you at all times. He is such a lovely boy'

BILLY SAUNDERS unfortunately Billy has deep seated issues that we cannot deal with in a foster home. Billy has been moved to the care of Anne De Berry at Snowdonia animal sanctuary. Billy needs time and space to decompress. It is very sad but Anne has everything that Billy needs. Anne has worked with our dogs before with great success and although his rehab will take time we are confident she can get him there. Thank you Brian McDonald for taking Billy to Anne's

HUGO LAKING is a 7 year old fostered in the North East by Shirley Laking. Shirley says 'Hugo continues to make progress on his terms, he is fine with me but avoids any connection with the other dogs. He does not like being picked up or any sudden movements towards him, the vets nurse went to get hold of him without warning and he told her off, I ended up sitting on the floor with him while the vet injected him in his hindquarter. Hugo is fine if you talk to him and reassure him, I still haven't managed to get a harness on him. Hugo eats all his food, definitely not fussy. He sleeps all night in his bed at the side of mine, he is totally clean in the house and loves his walks. Hugo loves to snuggle up next to me on the sofa but gets very grumpy if Ted wants to get up on the sofa too'

EDDIE McDONALD is with Brian in Manchester, he is almost 4 years old. Eddie tells us ' Hi Eddie here... i'm just waiting for vets to re-open so I can have my check up, my foster family say I'm the most loveable guest they've ever had although apparently I need some table manners where food is concerned, but I don't think so!! Hopefully an update next week'

POPPY McLEAN who is 9 year old is with foster mum Janice in Belford Northumberland. She has had a tough time lately under sad circumstances. We were happy with her medical condition however she now has blood in her urine and is undergoing treatment.

WILLOW MCEVOY is just a youngster at 13 months old and is with Carol in Greater Manchester, she came in a couple of weeks ago and is settling well. Full of life and attitude and a general bundle of fun. Willow will need spaying before she leaves our care.

TILLY WENHAM is with Sandra in Lincolnshire. Only 4 years old but has a few problems, but I'm sure with our intervention we can get her back to full health. The most worrying is the bladder issues which are causing her some degree of discomfort. Sandra says 'She’s doing well, lots of little wees but not so many indoors, but I am taking her outside quite a lot or she’ll take herself if the door’s open. She’s overcome the ‘horrible metal chain door curtain’ - actually only took a few minutes and now you’d think she’s always had one. She is loving her carrot sticks and has just tried a little piece of cucumber - yummy!
Went for a walk this morning and she was a star, even though she was on a dual lead with Bella. She really doesn’t seem fazed by much. She has no idea what toys are though ☹️.
Vets appointment on Monday so hopefully her bladder problems can be sorted for her' xx

RONNIE RAWLINGS is with foster mum Lisa in Huddersfield. Ronnie has arrived in the last hour and is booked in for a vet check on Monday when we will have a further update.

STAN DAKIN JONES is with Debbie in the North West. Sam has just arrived in our care and an update will be done next week.

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