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Rescuers, rescue supporters, and volunteers do not walk on water.
We don't wear capes and tights or leap tall buildings.
We aren't better than anyone else, but we do pursue a cause that we believe makes us better than we were before we started.
We make mistakes; we feel we can't do enough; we go broke; we have too many dogs at home; we rant out of frustration; we lose our tempers and get snappy; we have to reject people sometimes for the good of a dog.
We are not always likeable.
What we do is draining, emotionally, financially, and physically.
Please bear with us and forgive us our flaws, because we are doing work that's bigger than we are.
progress update: 27/5/15
Last week Ken took Toby out for the day, he had a lovely long walk and a stop off at a pub for a drink ( Ken that is not Toby! )
Lots of people came up to introduce themselves to Toby and he lapped up all the attention and wagged his tail furiously.
His training is coming along well thanks to everyone at the kennels but he is finding his long stay a bit stressful and we would love to find him a foster home where he can be part of a family and put his feet up and watch the telly until a permanent home can be found.
Can you help Toby out with a Bed and Breakfast holiday ?
The rescue provides his food, bed and veterinary care.
Fostering is a rewarding experience and we all feel that we have helped a dog onto a better life when they go off to new homes.
This is particularly true for dogs like Toby who were abandoned and then in a dog pound and at risk of destruction.
Lucky the Collie arrived today: probably so called because before coming to us he spent quite a lot of his day running free dodging traffic !!
He is a sweet dog as I think can be seen from his photos.
He gets on very well with other dogs and is fostering with Jane and Daisy and their dogs, he has settled in well with them.
Lucky is two to three years old.
More to follow as he settles in and we get to know him better.
Judd is 10 to 12 months old, he gets on very well with other dogs and likes people.
Judd was abandoned and came to us after not being claimed by anyone.
He fitted in straight away with the other dogs and is now fostering with Geoff and has been to the pub with him to meet Geoff’s friends and their dogs.
No doubt he has been joing in with their discussions of the recent elections and is quite likely now fully versed in the politics of the country.
Judd is an extremely nice fellow.
Buddy came to us due to his owner needing to go abroad to work.
Buddy gets on very well with other dogs and has lived with children.
He can be a little shy of new people at first but it only takes for people to scoop down to his level and he will be cuddling up within a few minutes.
He has been to the pub with Geoff to meet lots of new people and has greeted them all enthusiastically, no barking at all.
His previous owner told us that he had rescued him from a place where Buddy had been put as a puppy,
in a place on his own where he had no contact with man nor beast.