Lili

Updated June 17, 2020 Categories: dogs, progress updates, successfully rehomed.

REHOMED

progress update: 17/06/2020

7 years ago, almost to the day we took on Lili. Lili was a DAWG rescue from Ireland. She came over with a few medical issues and some severe stress problems. She was adopted by a lovely couple, but after a few months they were in a position where she hadn’t settled properly with them. I’d got to know Lili by this point and she had a bond with my other dog. We decided to step in and take her on. Since then she’s had one hip replaced, then after 5 years removed in an emergency operation when it failed. we then had 6 months and a load of physiotherapy and aqua therapy to strengthen the floating joint. Then the second hip was finally replaced. Again a load of crate rest, restricted exercise for months and follow up xrays. During this period, we were emigrating to Spain with the menagerie, and our departure date was delayed several months to allow Lili to have her second hip replacement operation at Anderson Moors specialist vets. This meant she was getting the best treatment possible. Thankfully her insurance picked up all but a couple of thousand of the cost for the 3 operations.

The first photo was taken on the first day of her being allowed to have a 20 minute off lead walk with her ‘brother’ Skia. Lili is the smaller collie on the left. We moved to a small farm in the countryside miles away from anywhere so that the dogs and cats could have lots of space. The dogs have an acre field enclosed outside the house to run in as much as they like. We’re surrounded by mountains and beautiful quiet walks. The photo is taken in another of our fields in the woods behind the house. Her joy was absolutely palpable.The second photo was taken this spring. A year on from the move and her being released from crate rest. Lili has now been with us for 7 delightful years. We’ve used dog listening techniques to remove all of her stress. She now happily goes in the car, walks on the lead, recalls, and leaves the cats alone! She’s coped with all the building work and has made all the builders fall in love with her. One chap is scared silly of dogs and he adores her so much he has to cuddle her and gets really excited when she’s around him. She is simply the most adorable dog I’ve ever met.

Thank you DAWGs for bringing her into our lives. We would be lesser people without her grin and snuggles. I am looking forward to many more years in her company. We wouldn’t have her if it wasn’t for you all and your dedication to the abandoned dogs of the UK

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Riley

Updated Categories: dogs, progress updates, successfully rehomed.

Riley has now found a home !!

progress update: 17/06/2020

Hi Helen, hope you and your team are well.
Just thought you would like an update on Riley.
We’ve been working on his recall and happy to say he is really good on it.
He is such a delight and still has his very cheeky character about him.
We love him so much and excited about his first birthday next month, we are going to be baking him his own special doggie cake xx

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Basil

Updated Categories: dogs, progress updates, successfully rehomed.

REHOMED

progress update: 17/06/2020

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Pache ( a.k.a Max the collie x )

Updated Categories: dogs, progress updates, successfully rehomed.

REHOMED !!

progress update: 17/06/2020

With his 8th birthday looming Pache thought he’d practice his Parkour in the Forest!
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Lulu (aka Lexi) and Ollie

Updated Categories: dogs, progress updates, successfully rehomed.

REHOMED

progress update: 17/06/2020

Thought you might like to see Ollie who came to live with us in 2011!
He is an absolutely gorgeous boy – and we all love him to bits!
He’s completely bonkers so he fits in perfectly with the rest of us!!
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Lurchy the lurcher (a.k.a Ed)

Updated June 16, 2020 Categories: dogs, progress updates, successfully rehomed.

REHOMED !!

progress update: 17/06/2020

Had Lurchie six months.
He’s certainly got his little paws under the table.

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Tetley

Updated Categories: dogs, progress updates, successfully rehomed.

Tetley has now found a home !!

progress update: 17/06/2020

The cat project is ongoing and we’ve managed to persuade one of them to eat on one side of the dog gate with Tetley being fed fishy treats on the other.
He’s very talkative at times which was a little disconcerting at first.
However, his behaviour appears to be classic greyhound in every way.
He is lazy, windy, affectionate, loves a cuddle and does what he wants when he wants to do it.

His recall is improving rapidly and we are now getting good eye contact for a lot of commands.
He loves mixing with other dogs and doesn’t appear to be at all bad tempered with them.
That said he’s so tall that we have to be careful about him treading on smaller dogs and we are rationing him until he’s been neutered.

I’m still working from home so he keeps me company on the couch next to my workstation most of the day.
Our Spanish Rescue dog Willow arrives tomorrow pm so we’re prepping for that at the moment.
I think that should settle him

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Fox & cubs update

Updated May 20, 2020 Categories: foxes and fox cubs, news, progress updates.

Here is a photo of the cub in carrier ready to go off for release.

The conjunctivitis now all cleared up .

He was released this evening back to his family .

The greeting he gave the Dog fox was just amazing and a treat to behold.

Sheila has sent photo of the two cubs who have bonded immediately.

This is the cub with prolapsed bowel and the one we could not find family’s home to release back to and will be released eventually together.

This is the cub who had the prolapsed bowel ready to go to Sheila’s to be with the cub she is looking after at her place now his companion has been released.

He is recovering extremely well.

Foxes thank emergency vets at Walton Lodge and Afrivets !

Updated May 17, 2020 Categories: foxes and fox cubs, news, Thank you !!.

 

It has been a Foxy week this last week with three cubs arriving and today an adult Fox with a foreign object in between his toes.
Removed and cleaned up by emergency vets this evening.
Antibiotics given along with painkiller and now safely installed in a large crate so we can monitor he is eating well before release on Tuesday back to where he came from.
Two cubs came in last Sunday one with conjunctivitis and the other with a prolapsed bowel.
Now both doing well and hope to release the one with eye problem back to his family.
The other cub arrived Thursday and in spite of attempts to find the place where her family live we had no success with this.
She will be living with another cub until we can soft release them both late August.
Here is a photo of the adult Fox:

The cubs don’t keep still enough for photos but will try to get a couple.
Thank you to the emergency vets based at Walton Lodge who have been marvellous and also Afrivets who have put up with my endless phone calls to them this week for advice!

Arlo

Updated Categories: dogs, progress updates.

Arlo has a home !!

Arlo arrived today.
He is year old Lurcher and a lovely character.
He has gone to Mick’s place to foster and will post more info on him as he settles down