THEMBA has bagged herself a new forever home!

After a very short hunt, it didn’t take long for Themba to get herself a brand new family.  Well, when you’re that stunning, it’s not surprising we were beating folks off with a stick!!! …. seriously, we are delighted not only by the huge amount of interest we had in adopting Themba, but by the fact that she was able to go off to her new home so very quickly.  

Have a great life gorgeous girl – and be good!! xx


Today was a good day.  The weather was warm and fine as Stephen started his journey down from Scotland.  I got a phone call to say traffic was very light and he’d be with us an hour earlier than planned … what a good omen!  When he arrived, I could see how much he had already fallen in love with Marley, even before meeting him in the flesh.  With very little persuasion and a couple of yummy treats, our big hunk of love had already hopped in the back of the car and decided he was where he needed to be.  We love all the dogs who come through our doors but Marley made a big impression on everyone in the kennels and the Trustees here at Rescue too.  Fella, you will have the most wonderful life with Lynn and Stephen and I look forward to lots of updates all about your adventures.  Sometimes, you just know when you’ve won the lottery and for Marley, this is the home he deserves and the family who already adore him!  Good luck gorgeous, be good!

We love it when we get updates and today, just a few days after starting his new life, it appears that Marley has fully accepted his new role of “bed-hogger and cuddle-monster”.  Totally landed on 4 paws like a pro! Marley, you make my heart sing xx

REUBEN HAS A NEW HOME and we are all delighted

As you know, we always strive to be the best doggy match-makers that we can.  We take care and time to make sure what the family can offer is exactly what the dogs need.  We are delighted that Reuben has found his wonderful match with Clinton.  Clinton is in the enviable position that he will be able to spend pretty much the whole time with Reuben and will even be able to share his day at work with him too.  We just know that Clinton and Reuben will be bonded for life and that he will go some way to fill the hole left when his previous girl Ruby crossed over the bridge.  New dogs are never a replacement, but they do make excellent sticking plasters for your heart.

I know his previous family did not want to let him go, so finding this wonderful man with which to share his life truly is a blessing.  We love a happy ending.

REMY ... off to pastures new

Wonderful Remy had a very quick stay with us in kennels but has already been snapped up by one of our Rescue Followers who had filled out a Potential Owner’s Form.  This one was a very quick turn around as we already had exactly the right family ready, waiting and vetted to take Remy and what a match they are!  He has settled in very well and has a new Poodle for a sister – the two are already firm friends and it looks as if life will continue to be very rosie indeed for our Remy.  

Well done fella, you carry on being the handsome dude that you are!


Well we we weren’t sure how things would go with cats or chickens either for that matter, but Apollo has totally knocked it out the park!  Now perfectly happy sharing his life with all his new friends, you would never know he hadn’t lived their forever!  Seeing Apollo flourish and being so happy in his new surroundings really does make your heart sing.  Well done fella, you really showed what you’re made of.  

We have just had word from his new owner that Apollo has passed is Bronze Good Citizen Award and is absolutely the model companion!  

CONGRATULATIONS APOLLO …  keep up the good work



These beautiful older ladies were given up due to the poor health  of their owner.  First to the pound in Sheffield and then to us, we were only too pleased when our Facebook appeal proved successful and a home was secured for them TOGETHER.

Buli & Diwa have made their way north and found their new home in Scotland, a home where they can relax, be spoiled and live every day in love and affection.  Well done ladies … you deserve the very best xx


Loki has managed to sweet-talk his fosterers who have now decided that he’s staying with them!  It is lovely when we have selfless people who will step in and foster for us when we need them too, but often they fall in love hopelessly and can’t give the dogs back – and that’s just what happened with Loki.  We are delighted that his life is now sewn-up and he’s worked his ginger magic!  Have a great life gorgeous boy!



We are absolutely delighted that beautiful Ella is now firmly settled in her new home … and even has a new brother too!  She has got her paws right under the table, so much so that the cheeky monkey cuddles up with him and sleeps in his bed with him too!  It’s as if she has always been there and within two weeks, the pair had already become inseparable.  

We love a happy ending and, as you can see, Ella has struck pure gold.  Good luck Ella, be happy xx




WOODY AND NYAH have found their forever home TOGETHER!! 

Woody and Nyah are brother and sister.  They are 4 years old and love eachother dearly, so much so that they needed to be rehomed together.

Woody is very loving boy who loves his cuddles. He likes going for a dip in the water (Ridgeacks and water?) and has a great recall.  Woody loves playing ridgeback-style with his sister.

Nyah is a reserved girl who has cuddles when she wants them.  She also likes going in the water and has a good recall until she see’s something that she wants to chase in the distance …. then she’s off!  She loves her food and to play with balls.


Some dogs need JUST THE RIGHT home.  We are very careful to make sure all the dogs who come through our doors are matched to the home and family who suit their needs best.  Zula is such a lovely girl who is full of life, power and wants to please.  We are absolutely over the moon that she has found her match and is already one of the family.  As much as we love all our dogs, I think you will understand when we say we never want to see them back again and so this level of care in selection is paramount.  Zula is now getting the love and devotion she needs.  She has a Canine Trainer booked already and will soon be looking to start a hobby with agility too – Zula, your life just sky-rocketed into pure happiness my darling.  Be a good girl!!! xx

Frankie ... off to pastures new in Bonny Scotland

When somebody thinks you are the one for them, they’re prepared to do some serious miles!  We are thrilled that the lovely Frankie has found her new forever home across the border in Bonny Scotland!  Frankie was lucky enough to have wowed one of our previous owners and has made her way up to start a fresh.  Good luck Frankie, I’m sure you will be just as adored as Indiana and Jake were too.


Zara has found her new home and she couldn't be happier!

Zara, now Missy, managed to be in and out of kennels in an absolute flash at the New Year.  She very quickly caught the eye of one of our previours Rescuers and bagged herself a brand new home with a ready made brother, Piper the Ridgeback, to play with.  The two got along instantly and the little madam had pride of place on the sofa before the day was out!  It’s lovely to see her living the life she deserves, running about playing and reaping the rewards that her wonderful temperament brings.  Good girl Missy – behave yourself you furry little monkey trousers!


Marlin has a new daddy ... and you'd never know he'd ever lived anywhere else!

Merlin now goes EVERYWHERE with his new guardian Graham – and especially loves to ride shotgun in the car!  The two of them are inseparable and you can see the love they have for one another quite clearly.  They are already like an old married couple … I guess some things are just meant to be.  Graham and Merlin invited Julie, Tyler and Kerry down for a visit last month and it was an absolute joy to see.  A cup of tea for us and countless gingersnaps for Merlin … you lucky lad!


Rex - the cheeky monkey won his foster carers round!

Rex didn’t do very well in kennels so it was great news when we were able to find him a foster home while he looked for his new family, however ….. as is often the way, Rex’s temporary foster-home simply couldn’t part with the big soppy lump and decided instead that they should be his new Forever Home.  His paws now firmly under their table, Rex has already enjoyed holidays away and trips in the Motorhome.  What a lucky lad.


Jake - old doesn't mean finished ... it means extra lovable

Jake came to us in a sorry state … 13 year’s old, poor on his legs and with a terrible breathing problem.  We were so relieved when we were able to find a new family for Jake but honestly, he wasn’t in the best shape so we didn’t know how long he would have.  Well, it just goes to show what the power of love can do for you!  Jake has a new lease of life, is back on his feet trotting about  happily and has made friends with all his new family … including a staff, four house cats and even a horse!!!  Last week, he celebrated his 14th birthday .. happy birthday Jake, we love you to the moon and back.


Rocky and Gazelle - the original "we want to be together" couple

Rocky and Gazelle came to us as a pair … boyfriend and girlfriend if you will.  They were 10 years old and not in the best state but we soon got them into a better physical condition, and sorted out the vet care Gazelle needed.  Having been a pair all of their lives, we were keen that they should stay together as the married couple they truly seemed to be.  Rocky and Gazelle eventually found a home where they could indeed be together to live out their days in warmth and comfort.  We can’t do anything about their pasts, but with your help, we made sure their future was one they deserved.  Some of them steal your heart as well as your biscuits!

Kampala - the only thing bigger than his appetite is his heart

When Kampala came to us, he was a BIG lad.  He had a big voice, and an even bigger waistline and guarded his kennel for all it was worth.  However, it soon became apparent that Kampala was just a big soft ginger cuddle bunny and any excuse he could find, he’ be on your lap ready to steal your affection.  After a month or so, the weight started to come off and the real ginger ninja shone through.  Kampala  found his new home where he could be spoilt and adored in equal measure, way down south where clotted cream teas are plentiful … I just hope his waistline doesn’t return to its former glory!  Kampala, I know how you love your food so watch that figure my darling!