We are thrilled that all the dogs we had looking for homes in 2019 were able to be matched with just the right new owners. This put us in the position of starting 2020 with a brand new clean slate – no dogs waiting on 1st of January … but by 3rd January, that had already changed. Often as a result of “Christmas Presents”, dogs find themselves being handed in when the novelty wears off – we always hope that the message of “A dog is for life, not just for Christmas” gets through but sadly we are preparing ourselves for whatever comes our way. We know that there will always be dogs and families who need our help through absolutely no fault of their own. Situations where the dog is just not the right fit for the family or the family’s circumstances change beyond their control, and they are no longer able to give their dogs everything they need. When this happens, we step in like furry match-makers and hope to find everything that each need with the welfare of the dogs that come to us always paramount in our minds.
For various reasons including confidentiality, not all of the dogs we help end up on our website, but below are some of our 2020 success stories. Each one has their own tale, their own requirements and their own happy ending …. and these we love to share with you
So many times the dogs we help haven’t put a paw wrong. It’s simply that their guardian’s situations change meaning they cannot give their beloved companion the time or care they need and so they do the right thing and give them up for a better life. Ziggy was in just such a situation. He is an absolutely gorgeous chap, inside and out, who adores children so it was on our list to try to keep things as familiar as possible for him and search for “the right family” with kids too … and what a new family he has. Now the new running companion for Jo, best friend to the kids, and all round Prince of the Manor, Ziggy truly has brought a little stardust to his new family’s life and we simply couldn’t be happier. Here’s to hours of fun and laughter ma’boy … you are going to have a ball.
This weekend this pair of lovlies found the perfect new family … and it comes with a ready-made boyfriend!!! Zula and Safiya have been lucky enough to find a home with an experienced Ridgeback owner, in the heart of beautiful Cumbria and with a handsome resident GSD to play with too! As soon as they met their new guardians, it was clear to see the affection from both sides and they quickly jumped in the car ready for their new life and new adventures. Although their previous owner was heartbroken to let them go, sometimes it is the kindest thing and this was the case here … we know it was tough for her but are grateful that she put the needs of Zula and Safiya first. Good luck in your new family ladies … although I know you won’t need it.
We are thrilled that Millie has gone to her new home and will be spoilt as all Ridgies should by her new owners…..but first of all she will need to go on a little diet to bring her back into shape, then who knows she could end up jogging or cycling with her new family. Enjoy your new home Millie, we know you will be loved so much.
Beautiful Brock has found his forever home up in Bonny Scotland! He is now the apple of Bryan and Lynn’s eye and has his paws firmly under the table enjoying life as a spoilt “only child”!!! Look at him on that bed … he’s even colour co-ordinated!
Have a wonderful life Brock .. and don’t forget to wipe your feet before you get in that big comfy bed! xxx
Barbara has found her new home and whats more she has landed a new partner in crime who is virtually the same in age and temperament as her darling Ghengis with whom she used to spare her days. Sometimes, things just work out and are meant to be.
Good luck Barbara xx
As you all know, every person and every dog is unique. Here at Ridgeback Rescue we look for the perfect owners for each perfect dog, in this case we found a lovely home for our handsome boy. We like to make sure that we find a caring home that fits the dog’s needs, as well as their personality. With Zeus we wanted to make sure they were capable and we may have just outdone ourselves with this match. He’s settling in nicely and we are thrilled with the the speed he’s settled in at. We wish him all the best from the entire rescue gang!
This is beautiful Shaka. Not quite 3 years old and still very much a bundle of energy. Shaka had found himself looking for a home at what has to be the very worst of time possible – slap-bang in the middle of the Corona Virus Pandemic. Travel restrictions and social distancing mean that rehoming and moving dogs around is far from easy and we have had our work cut out to meet the needs of the family, the rules of Lockdown and of course, the welfare and requirements of Shaka himself.
Never ones to shy away from a tough ask, however, Ridgeback Rescue has secured him what we know in our hearts will be the most fabulous home. After couple of weeks with Pat and George we’re sure we’ll start to see his true colours emerging as he settles and gets along in his new family.
He was very timid on his journey but, after 45 minutes he was already offering play bows, seeking out loves and licks and even taking treats gladly. We are sure he is in the right place, with a fabulous couple who have over 50 years experience and the time and desire to cherish him for the rest of his days. Five hours in, Shaka was already chilled and enjoying the peace and tranquillity of his new environment. Watch this space, but we’re sure this is already Shaka’s happy ending.