Change Lives

Change Lives

Friday, 31 March 2017

Night Owls Piece.....

Had a great response to the piece we did with Alan Robson last night, thank you.

For those that missed it.....

Thursday, 30 March 2017

SHAK On Night Owls.....

Had a great time this afternoon with an old hero of mine..... Alan Robson from Night Owls!

We had a laugh and recorded a piece that's being aired on tonight's show on Metro Radio.

Really good guy, and well worth a listen!

Saturday, 25 March 2017

Making Progress In The Sun.....

It seems that it's just the time of year for kick outs and abandonments at the moment. Many of these dogs end up suffering with behavioural issues that often lead to the worst for of aggression..... fear aggression.

I will get round to telling the stories of so many of our new arrivals at some point I'm sure,  but today in the sunshine one of the highlights of Rich and my day had to be the glimmer of hope that just maybe Keene was beginning to make a bond.....

Thursday, 16 March 2017

Great Night On Saturday.....

We had a great night on Saturday at the Shoulder of Mutton,  and I'd personally like to thank everyone who supported the event. Special thanks of course to everyone involved organising it, and to Carol and the bar staff for being such fantastic hosts.


1st Voucher for four to see The Full Monty at Sunderland Empire
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2nd Two day passes for Beamish Museum
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3rd Afternoon Tea for Two at The Running Fox, Felton
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4th Haircare Pack plus voucher for Wash, cut and blow dry at Albion House Hairdressing, Longhorsley
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5th Johnnie Walker 12 year old Whiskey
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6th Electric Foot Spa
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7th Bailey’s Irish Cream
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8th Forever Living Goody Bag and fun size Bucks Fizz
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9th Prosecco & Chocolate Truffles
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10th Wine & Chocolates
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11th Japanese Spa Gift Set
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12th Wine & Chocolates
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13th Lagers of the World
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14th Prosecco
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15th Pinot Grigio
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16th Canvas Art Set
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17th Bombay Gin
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18th Urban Spa Gift Set
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19th Prosecco & Chocolates
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Thursday, 9 March 2017

Newbies Settling In.....

Just a couple of pictures to show a couple of the new arrivals that have featured on here with such big arrivals.....

First up here's Daisy making a new friend in Paul and wearing her shiny new collar.....

Next up Keene relaxing in the sunshine..... even if it was for just 5 seconds! 

(Readers on Facebook will need to click on the post to see all photographs.)

Keene Update.....

Keene is still doing well. I'm learning more about him every time I see him, and I'd like to think he's learning about me too.

He's still a one for carrying his one lead, which he tries to turn into a game of tug everytime something alerts those hyper sensitive senses of his, but that's OK I've bought him his own wire lead.....

Tuesday, 7 March 2017

Can You Give This Beautiful Girl A Home.....

Tia is a 7 year old German Shepherd who is looking for a home.  She is a gentle soul, little nervous at first but incredibly loving once she's relaxed. She walks well on lead and travels well in the car. She could live with another calm dog,  possibly not a bitch.

She is a general all round happy girl who would love to find her person....and would blossom in the right home. We advise no cats or children under 10.

For more information email or to apply. Rehoming fee applies.

Thursday, 2 March 2017

A Huge Step For Keene.....

Continuing on the story of Keene, there was a big stride taken today as we went for a walk on a normal lead. Although he was a bit mischievous trying to tug it, we both enjoyed the relaxed approach rather than the rigid lead.....

Choose Life.....

Choose Life.....

A little idea that has been running through my head since the launch of the follow up to my favourite ever film Trainspotting was realised became a reality yesterday.

I'm sure everyone is aware of the 'Choose Life' tag line, I decided to do something that symbolises the decisions that are made about our dogs before they arrive with us.....

Featuring our very own Bren, who was himself facing the vets needle and is a great ambassador for when can be achieved when the correct decision is made.....

You can 'Choose Life' here: