Well it has been almost six weeks since we brought the gorgeous Willow home to be part of our family and what a wonderful six weeks it has been. Willow has brought so much love, energy and fun into our home and now we dont know what we would do without her!
I would like to compliment Mel (Trainer) who came to our home on a home visit Tuesday 19 April 2011. It was such a pleasure to share 1 hour with Mel, who was so very patient, knowledgeable and caring.
My reasons for volunteering at Shenton Park Dogs Home are in many ways pretty selfish ones. I have always loved dogs and would love to have one of my own but I live in an apartment complex which unfortunately does not allow pets. I also travel overseas rather a lot which makes dog ownership rather difficult. By helping out at the Refuge I get a regular “fur fix”, I meet lots of gorgeous hounds, I feel that I am helping them put their best paw forward to prospective adopters and I get plenty of exercise into the bargain.
I thought you may all like to know how Bodhi (previously known as Shaaka) is doing, he's settled in very quickly and made himself at home.
My boyfriend Dan and I adopted Jessie on the 28th May, and we are so in love with her! We were told that Jessie was a farm dog and had been in the Refuge since February. She is so lovely and gentle and sweet, and has settled into life with us so quickly and easily.
We just wanted to update you on Lexie’s (formally Sybil) progress since her adoption on April 5th. She has settled in marvellously and we couldn’t be more smitten with her if we tried. Our smoochy girl is spoilt absolutely rotten and a much-loved addition to our family. Her two feline brothers were not overly keen on the idea at first but have now fully accepted her as a family member and often hang in the garden with her. Hendrix especially likes to share her food and her bed and will quite often swat her as she walks past. She has been extremely gentle with them despite her size and really wants to play with them.
It is one week today that we adopted our 2 beautiful dogs Wal and Tazma (many thanks Catherine for their good manners and soft natures as they made instant friends with Tikka our neighbour' dog).
With only 7 days to go until our biggest fundraiser, the 30/30 Challenge, we decided to get out and about to help raise some money towards the campaign. And what better way then one of our famous City Farmers BBQs. So today, we set up shop at City Farmers' Wembley store and cooked up a storm!
In April 2009 I decided to make a trip to the refuge to have a look to see if there were any Boxers available. While walking through bricks I came across this beautiful looking dog sitting up against the gate with great blue eyes looking at me. Granted he was not a boxer but at this point I was sold!
We adopted Billy Boy on Saturday the 11th June.....we lost our beautiful kayne, a red cloud kelpie/wiemarana last March and then our adored English staffy this March...heartbreaking, as they had both been with us, an integral part of our family, since our children were in primary school, for some 14 years. We had actually agreed to having a break...before getting another dog.....not realisiing it was only to be a short break!!!!