My first meeting with Mickey was one of those chance encounters that end up having a huge impact on you. Being an animal lover all my life I became a volunteer at the refuge several years ago. When my work commitments changed and I no longer had the time to regularly help I saw a request on the website for a temporary carer for a dog recovering from an operation. Seeing this as a way I could still help I fostered several dogs while they recovered from surgery. During one of my visits to see if the latest dog I had looked after had found a home one of the staff asked me if I had heard about another dog they had who desperately needed care. This was my first meeting with Mickey a beautiful black and cream Kelpie X Staffy. He had been abandoned at the home and had required major surgery to fix a badly broken rear leg. A metal pin had been inserted in the knee joint to hold the leg together and it had been necessary to confine him to a small cage to allow successful healing. Although he had now recovered physically his unknown previous life had left him with severe behavioral problems.
Wylie has been a very challenging addition to our Family.The first week he was loved to death and we very quickly learnt that he needed some tough love and a few boundaries set.
I thought I would flick you an email and just update you on our Charlie whom we adopted from you back in January when she was 8-10 weeks old. Her name was Kiri whilst she was at Shenton Park.
We adopted our dog Shyla, a two year old Staffy-X-girl, from your shelter 6 months ago, and it's about time we let you know how she is going. We had wanted a dog for years but our circumstances were never right until now. So we had lots of time to think about what we wanted in a dog, and we always thought we would have a happy-go-lucky dog that would spend hours on the beach, playing and running around. Well, that wasn't Shyla.
Buster and I adopted each other in January 2010. Since then he's had some adventures and I've had some huge lessons.
Just to let you all know how things are going with Billy (formerly Tom) who we adopted on 9th January 2010.
My name is Buckley (aka Charlie when I was at the Refuge).
Brows (known to the great people at Shenton Park as Frodo) has in the past month taken to farming life with gusto in the Darling Range, but in a gentlemanly way.
I adopted Buddy in September 2009 and he's settled in very well. Buddy is such an excitable boy with the most gorgeous under bite...that he uses to get his own way!! He's very sociable and makes new friends wherever he goes, he's turned into my best friend and I love coming home to his happy face!!!