We are always delighted to know how the dogs that have been rehomed through us are getting on in their new lifes, and here are just a few of our success stories:
Jazz is a young energetic female Dobermann who was finding kennel life very stressful, thankfully it wasn't long before a fantastic foster placement came forward, and now after just a few months, she has been officially adopted! Thanks Tom for giving this special girl a special home.
Goldie has settled in very well, she was quiet for the first few hours but after that it was like she had always lived with us!
We have been on several walks and Goldie is now walking well on the lead and we have nearly mastered re-call. We hope to be booking obedience classes next week to improve this and to stimulate her mentally as well as physically.
All of us love having Golden around and enjoy her loving personality.
Goldie’s favourite position!
Goldie enjoying her hugs with the children
One of Goldie’s long walks in Kearsney Abbey
Goldie walking in the farmers field on her re-call lead.
Goldie sleeping after her new hair cut (Hand Stripped), doesn’t she look beautiful, even more so if that is possible!
Chancepixies, many thanks for enable this to happen, keep up the good work.
Spirit with her new family after successful introductions, and relaxing at home!
Evening Heidi and David
Just wanted to give you both an update of how things have gone this afternoon and evening. Spirit has seemed to have settled in really well we introduced her around the house on her lead and then let her off in the garden. She even let me brush her for quite a while and I was able to take her collar off her.
As I am typing this she is in the garden playing with Trinity the female husky. They are having a great time and Paul has put a small clip on his phone so when we next see you we can show it to you. I am amazed at how much she has achieved today and how she seems to be finding her place within the pack.
I just want to say it is so lovely seeing Spirit playing with our dogs in such a way and I am overwhelmed at how well she has done today and how she is settling walking around the house as if she has always been here.
Thank you both so much for all your advice and time you have given us with re-homing Spirit. We will keep in touch and give you updates on her progress.
Once Again Thank You
Julia and Paul Bird
Many thanks Julia, Paul and family, this is brilliant news, keep up the good work!
Have had my little friend for a day now and could
not be more pleased, he came home in the car as good as gold checked his
new home out, stole one of the great grandsons balls from his toy box and
got me into the garden for a game, soon gave up on that and went off to
mark his new territory, big mistake to take him into PETS AT HOME he was
trying to take the toys off of the display.
Introduced him to grandson Charlie 3yrs he was as good as he could be soon learnt that Charlie was a good friend and would come in and steal treats for him. It was lovely to see the two of them sitting together on the lawn with their stolen treats. Night time was a worry but all misfounded he went in his nice new bed at 10-30 and not a sound or accident all night, when I got up at 6 their he was at the foot of the stairs tail wagging with a lovely greeting. pulls a bit on the lead when we go out but as you said he is quick and eager to learn and please. already sits at the kerb when we cross roads. thankyou for the little fella I am certain that he is going to be a great new friend and he just keeps coming up to lick me as if to say thankyou.
Many thanks Peter for this wonderful update on JD, so glad that his long wait in kennels was well worth it!
The day sunshine came back into our lives - 1/4/2011
Thank you so much for letting us have Ollie, he is already a part of our family. He has met kids, grand kids, sisters etc and has sailed through it all. He has settled in so well, it's as if he has always been here. He loves everybodt and we all love Ollie and can't imagine life without him, he is very, very special and very loved.
Thank you so much
Brian, Jan and Ollie x
On 1st April 2011 Harley wrote:
Dear all at Chancepixies,
here are some photos of me, surveying my domain, giving my ball to Isla
( She calls me Holly, and I love her very much ) and comfortably crashed out on one of my three beds, at the end of a busy day.
Love to you all, and to Diane,
Harley Burt x x.
Harley off to his new forever home! Many thanks to Jean and Nigel
Harley has brought light into our lives, and has really made himself at home. He is the most wonderful little family member, much loved by us all. How anybody could have abandoned him is beyond comprehension, but through it we have gained a very special gift.
Harley has settled in well, and enjoys all the love and attention he gets, he suffers badly from separation anxiety, and cries if either of us is away from him. Fortunately, he is great in the car, so travels everywhere with us attached to his own special seatbelt, we have decided to overcome his anxiety gently, and over a period of time when he feels more secure. He has a great appetite, and really enjoys his two meals a day from which he is filling out nicely. He has typical puppy like behaviour, stealing socks, undies,and glass cases etc. by stealth, and rushing off with them, for which he receives gentle chastisment. He loves his garden, and has discovered that frogs don't taste nice, and that bees are to be left alone, but most of all, he loves his walks. He has a wonderfully gentle nature, especially with our two year old grandaughter Isla, who calls him Holly, and enjoys all the affection he gets from all who meet him.
Harley has filled a dark void, left by the passing of our beloved collie Jamie, and we look forward to many years of sunshine in his company. We will always be grateful to you, for bringing this little chap to us.
With many good wishes, Nigel and Jean.
Flash went out to his new home on the 17th March 2011 after finding himself abandoned and tied to our gates! Many thanks to Sue who has written with an update on this little character:
Just to let you that Flash is settling in very well to his new life.
He loves to sit on my knee and on a comfortable chair. First of all he did not want to let me out of his sight, but is now gaining much more confidence.
He enjoys his walks greatly, and is gradually becoming used to meeting other dogs. I walk him over to the farm where I keep my horse and he takes a great interest in all that goes on. He can move like a flash and loves playing and chasing after his toys.
Flash is very affectionate and a great companion; I am lucky to have him.
Gizmo is settling in very well.
He and mum are inseperable. He came round to ours for the first time on Saturday and coped with a family gathering (8 adults / 4 children) without any stress - I wish I could say the same about myself. Mum popped out for a couple of minutes and the greeting she got when she returned was wonderful! He was playing with my dog, they were quite exuberant, which added to the general chaos!
He went off the lead for the first time this morning and was no trouble at all, although he has absolutely no road sense so needs careful watching when near roads even when on a lead! He is such a different dog from the one we saw at your kennels.
Thanks again for all the help.
Michael and Doris
"Just thought I would drop you a mail to let you know that I am doing very well in my new home. My owners Steve and Rosie are really giving me lots of love and kisses and cuddles. I am not sure they love it when I try to lick their face though. They make a ‘yuk’ sound when I try but at least they know I love them back too. I now live right next to the seaside which is so cool as I get to run on the beach and they are always taking me for walks. We even went for a 3 hour walk yesterday with lots of other dogs too. I want to be in front of everyone and make sure Steve knows that as i do make him catch me up!
I have a lovely home to live in now and have 2 beds.
One downstairs and one in their bedroom too.
I am spoilt and beginning to eat more as well as I was quite skinny when I was found. I do try to sleep on the sofa if I get chance but Rosie and Steve do not let me. ( I keep trying though! Hee hee ).
I am very happy here and they are working hard on making me walk well on the lead and I know I will be off the lead soon and running around like crazy!
Will keep you updated soon.
Big licks and hair shedding from Gelert!"
This was taken last night - Daisy Mae and Minnie Me
sharing the fireplace.
She is settiling in very well - we've taken it very slowly as she can still be very timid with new people or unexpected noises, but we adore her and she adores the cat! I'll update you when she has had more time with us.
Sally and Graham
Just a little update on Maisy a small terrier cross
that I rehomed from you three years ago.
I was looking for a mate for my jack Barney as he needed some company during the day so contacted you about another but she had already been rehomed but you had just taken in a stray that day .....We arranged a visit for 3 days later trying not to get hopes up to high so with a friend and her twin girls of 2 we arrived to be greeted by this scruffy little ginger dog who instantly jumped into the buggy with the girls....I knew then she was the one but had to wait four long days for the call from you to say she hadn't been claimed and was mine if she was still wanted...We were with you within the hour collecting tis little lady who once home took to Barney straight away and vice versa....Barney is now a totally different dog who can be left without chewing or scratching thanks to his best friend we called Maisy who you would have thought had been part of the family for years.....Thank you so very much for giving us the opportunity to rehome this very loving and beautiful scruffy little princess,xxx
Stella has a new name to go with her new home! Meg is now living with Bill, Lesley and Hannah and their cat. She has lived up to all our expectations of her and proving to be a brilliant new member to the family. Thank you so much to Bill, Lesley and Hannah for offer Meg such a wonderful home, it is wondeful to her so happy and settled.
Sunny and proud 'parents' Tony and Sarah! Then . . .
. . .and now! (6th Feb 2011)
Sunny went to his new home on the 8th October 2010, many thanks to Tony and Sarah for giving him what he has lacked for his life so far - a responsible, loving family of his own.
On 9th October Sunny wrote this:
Hello to all my dear friends,
I am now at my new home, I had a lovely drive home, I laid on the back seat with my head on my new daddy’s lap all the way home. Wow, when I got to my new home, a garden to play in and all that ground to tear around when I get bigger. After having a nose around inside my new home I went outside for a wee, mummy and daddy were really pleased with me, they played with me and laughed at me as I raced around the dining room, under the table, in & out of the chairs and my new bed, it was such fun. Mummy made my diner, I had a little bit and some milk and then they settled me down for the night. I did whine for a little while but then went to sleep. I didn’t cry anymore. Mummy came down at 6am and let me out for a wee wee. And then she had to clear up my little accident, so I tried to help her, I tugged at the cleaning cloth as hard as I could. Hee Hee he. Daddy soon came down and played with me while mummy made my breakfast. I just keep sleeping in my new bed now. There are some pictures of me attached if you want to see them.
I would just like to thank everyone
there, for giving me a real chance in life and finding me my new family.
Without your kind support and help who knows where I would be? Thank you
all. I will come back and see you all very soon if I am allowed.
Please all take good care and look after all my friends there.
Tony, Sarah & Sunny
On Sunday 24th October, Sunny wrote this:
Hello to all my friends.
We'll, were do I start? I guess I'll start with, I'm GROWING into a big boy now, 13kg at the vets on Wednesday. Yes had my second injection and worming tablet. I was fun, I played up for the vet to start with, he wanted to see my teeth, GRRRrrrrr. Oh Yer, I found this noise I can make, Wow. I don't stop now. I can BARK. I go for walks everyday round the Farm and fruit fields, go to work with my daddy, but do stay at home when my mummy is there.
The best thing is, I haven't wee'd or messed in doors for 4 days now, I whine at the door to go outside, my mummy taught me that. I love it when my mummy runs a thing called a bath, there's these white fluffy things called bubbles, hehe, I play with them, you can see me in some photo's I have attached. I got even more toys now too. I'm not scared of car's lorries or tractors anymore, but if someone comes near my gate or garden I bark really really load now.
I will come and see you all soon if you want me too. I do miss all my friends there, but I've got a new permanent home now and I'm really happy and settled here.
Anyway, must fly got things to chew and people to bark at. Oh I must just tell you this, I met my daddies, mummy's dog called Molly, we play like mad together, I will send you a photo of us together next time.
See ya soon
Star went to her new home on 29th June to live with Sarah and Kevin and has settled brilliantly, saying "Whoever dumped her doesn’t know what they are missing, but then we wouldn’t part with her for all the tea in China!"
Thank you Sarah and Kevin for offering Star a wonderful home!
Star goes to work with Sarah and is a hit with everyone she meets.
Pip was adopted by Jane and Aubrey shortly after taking him in as a foster dog! He has settled in so well that he has taken over the sofa and is delighting everyone he meets. Thank you for offering Pip such a wonderful home, it is amazing that he is so well adjusted after what he has been through.
Hope now re-named Bracken is begining to settle in her new home, as expected she found the transition hard, but she couldn't be with a better family to help her through this. Liz and Martin have been patiently working to gain her trust and as you can see from the photos it is starting to have an effect!
Thank you Martin and Liz for offering Bracken a brilliant home and giving her time, patience and understanding she needs, she will thank you for it . . .one day!
Day One - "I'll Stay Here, Thank You"
Frodo is now settled in with Anne and Mike in Staffordshire and enjoying his new life. He has since had a visit to the grooming palour and been clipped out and goes to work every day with Mike and rules the office like only Frodo could!
"He is super and has setlled in amazingly"
Thank you Anne and Mike for giving Frodo a brilliant home and for keeping us updated on Frodos progress and sending us these wondeful photos!
Before and after his visit to the grooming parlour!
Anne with Frodo and pal!
16th November 2010- Mike and Ann wrote: "Here are a few more pictures of Frodo with our other rescue dog Tommy they get on super and are loved to bits"
Cam and Rufus found their new home with Debi and David where they are settling in and enjoying plenty of walks and pampering, Rufus even has a new hair do!
Cam and Rufus in their new home.
Many thanks to Debi and David for offering these two boys a wonderful new home!
These are some photos of Shadow in his new home, fully recovered and enjoying life! Thank you to his new owners for the update!
Alfie is a treasure and has brought us such laughter
after loosing our Tessa after 17yrs. He runs around our garden at such a
speed good job the garden is big at 200ft. He has settled in with our two
cats who now sit in the same room as him. He so wants to be friends but
they wont let him too near YET. He is our gentle giant. Our 13yr old son
took him out for a walk after having him 5 days and unfortunately another
dog barked and scared him so he pulled really hard and off down the road
he ran with lead attached... but straight to our front door .. so you see
he must be happy. So walkies is always with me and our 13yr old now. He
is off to the vet to be microchipped just in case. He is well mannered has
never done anything naughtly oh other than eating all the cats biscuits
this morning but I wont tell them! we cant fault him, he is just so loving.
Thank you again for our new member of the family
Daina was rehomed from us in November 2005, and has settled in well with their other rescue dog, a Spaniel called Molly. Apparently Daina loves laps and sofas, although being a Great Dane cross, perhaps she is a little big to be a lap dog!?
Thank you to her new family for being her back to see us and letting know how she's getting on, and also thanks for the biscuits (both doggie and human!) they are very much appriciated!
Sorry it's been a while, that I have contacted you, but I have been settling in. Since I came to live with My NEW mum, dad, izzy and bonnie, I am doing really well. I am still nervous at noises and still a little bit greedy at meal times, but I am getting there.
I have my biccies in the morning and my main meal, with loads of goodies in it. I have put on alot of weight, but I'm not a heffer.
We go for long walks and I have had big adventures exploring. I have a comfortable bed and sometimes Izzy lets me share her toys and chews. I am so glad that I have come to this lovely new home. I get lots of cuddles and mummy and daddy are really nice.
I have had a brand new coat, collar, lead and tag bought just for me.
I am so happy!!
I am sending you some photo's of me, so that you can see how well I am doing.
Lots of love to you all and thank you for looking after me while I was there.
I just thought I'd e mail to say thanks again for Watson (aka Shaggy). He's settled down really well - I'm amazed how quickly! Everyone we introduce him to thinks he's lovely (which he is!) Even Jake (our Springer) has got used to him now and doesn't moan at him anymore. The cats are still a bit wary (it is only just over a week since they first met him) but we know he doesn't want to hurt them and they are quite happy to sleep in the same room as him as long as he's asleep too! We can even leave him for a short while without him minding too much. He has scratched a few doors and broken a cat door but nothing serious or that we haven't had before. Jake does tell him off when he scratches the door! You were right about the shadow. He likes to be with Richard all the time.
We've had some great walks with him. He's fine with the New Forest ponies (we've had to train all our other dogs to ignore them.) He didn't try to chase a herd of deer we passed either.
I still can't decide whether he's all bloodhound. I've looked on local Bloodhound sites and some do look like him but our vet thinks he has German Shepherd in him because he already has typical GSD problems (eg weak back legs, en;arged spleen). I'm tempted, but probably won't, to go to a 'Bloodhound hunt' just to see another one close up!
Anyway, thanks again and I'll send a picture later, especially if his hair grows back anymore - we think it is a bit.
We recieved this heart warming story via email, and thought you may like to share it!
God bless that Postal service employee--this is wonderful!!
This is one of the kindest things I've ever experienced. I have no way to know who sent it, but there is a beautiful soul working in the dead letter office of the US postal service.
Our 14 year old dog, Abbey, died last month. The day after she died, my 4 year old daughter Meredith was crying and talking about how much she missed Abbey. She asked if we could write a letter to God so that when Abbey got to heaven, God would recognize her. I told her that I thought we could so she dictated these words:
Will you please take care of my dog? She died yesterday and is with you in heaven. I miss her very much. I am happy that you let me have her as my dog even though she got sick.
I hope you will play with her. She likes
to play with balls and to swim. I am sending a picture of her so when you
see her. You will know that she is my dog.
I really miss her.
We put the letter in an envelope with a picture of Abbey and Meredith and addressed it to God/Heaven. We put our return address on it. Then Meredith pasted several stamps on the front of the envelope because she said it would take lots of stamps to get the letter all the way to heaven. That afternoon she dropped it into the letter box at the post office. A few days later, she asked if God had gotten the letter yet. I told her that I thought He had.
Yesterday, there was a package wrapped
in gold paper on our front porch addressed, 'To Meredith , ' in an unfamiliar
hand. Meredith opened it. Inside was a book by Mr. Rogers called, 'When
a Pet Dies.' Taped to the inside front cover was the letter we had
written to God in its opened envelope. On the opposite page was the picture of Abbey & Meredith and this note:
Abbey arrived safely in heaven.
Having the picture was a big help. I recognized Abbey right away.
Abbey isn't sick anymore. Her spirit
is here with me just like it stays in your heart. Abbey loved being your
dog. Since we don't need our bodies in heaven,
I don't have any pockets to keep your picture in, so I am sending it back to
you in this little book for you to keep and have something to remember Abbey by.
Thank you for the beautiful letter and thank your mother for helping you write it and sending it to me. What a wonderful mother you have. I picked her especially for you.
I send my blessings every day and remember that I love you very much.
By the way, I'm easy to find, I am wherever there is love.