Jet: Our Jet was adopted by Mandy and Andy in September 2019. He was 14 years old and had been resident at the Sanctuary for over 4 years. After seeing his appeal online they went to meet him and found a smiley, easy going, treat-loving hound who just longed for a family and a comfy sofa. At that time it was believed that Jet may only have a few months or maybe a year but when he found his forever home he found a new lease of life. Jet is 16 now and although slowed down by arthritis he still loves a short stroll and pinching any leftovers – he is quite a skilled food thief! It has been so rewarding giving Jet the retirement home he deserves, he wanted so little and has given us so much.
April: Laura and Gary adopted April one year ago and both agree that bringing April into their lives was one of the best decisions they have ever made. There will always be someone to adopt the young and well trained dogs, but taking on a long-stay dog will save them from a potentially stressful life in shelter, being overlooked every day. Laura hopes that as we understand a lot more about mental health now, and we are supporting each other more than ever that this shouldn’t stop with humans – long stay animals may become anxious or depressed, making it even harder for them to find a home. Give them a chance, that’s all they need, and they will be grateful for the rest of their lives.
Vodski: Catherine, who adopted our Vodski after a long stay at the Sanctuary, said that it was one of the hardest but most rewarding decisions she has ever made. Both didn’t bond straight away as Vodski waited some time before showing her full personality, but once this bond was created, Catherine couldn’t help but give Vodski the home she deserved. Vodski is a little princess and as such the journey was difficult – barking to get attention or if she wanted something and ‘picking on’ Catherine’s other dog Max just, because she can! To see the changes in Vodski every day makes it all worth it. Vodski has become the happiest, most affectionate little lady which fills everyone with pride. Catherine worked with the Sanctuary staff and took on all the advice given but ultimately gave our very special lady, Vodski a very special and forever home.