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Tuesday, 20 February 2018

A First Date.....

We'e been doing a little bit of work with Roxy since her weekend away and I'm pleased to say she is working towards a potential home after another successful home trial last weekend.

Her only minor issue seems to be sometimes being a little reactive to passing other dogs on a walk. That is where the work comes in and she is quickly getting the hang of it.

This afternoon I got Dude out for a walk and he gave Roxy a little kiss as he passed her kennel. It gave me an idea.....

They walked together with me on my own perfectly, and I have to say they were both impeccable.  In fact Dude did nothing but kiss her all the way.....




Friday, 16 February 2018

Guv Wants More Of This.....

Another SHAK dog enjoying a well deserved break from the kennels was little Guv.

Guv is a boisterous, energetic bundle of joy who thoroughly enjoyed getting spoilt last weekend, especially loving the attention and long walks.

Little Guv is a typical young lad who loves to play with his toys and get made a fuss of. He spent a lot of his weekend off on the couch enjoying some down time, he truly is a gentle giant.

Guv came to SHAK from another rescue, having spent a lot of time with him the time is right to push forward and try to find Guv his forever family. He needs someone who can give him a lot of attention and love-he certainly has a lot of love to give in return. This beautiful brindle boy deserves his forever home and you could help him on his journey.

For more info contact foreverfoster@shak.org.uk






Tuesday, 13 February 2018

Roxy On Holiday.....

Another SHAK Dog enjoying a break this weekend was Roxy. I'm very grateful to Brad and Amy for giving her this opportunity, and of course it was also an opportunity to sneak a pint!...

Roxy had a well deserved break from the kennels this
weekend, spending her Saturday night in the local pub!

Roxy has been in kennels for over a year now and it was definitely the right time to house assess her and see how she coped outside the world she has not known for a while now. It's fair to say Roxy did absolutely amazing and it broke my heart taking her back to the kennels.

Roxy started off her break by visiting the local pub with a few SHAK regulars, as expected Roxy got a lot of attention from people in the pub, all amazed that she still hasn't found her forever home. The most amazing thing that happened that night for Roxy was meeting a 20 month old little girl who loved her and wanted to give her lots of attention, baring in mind Roxy has been in kennels for over a year we weren't quite sure how Roxy would cope with a little child giving her so much attention- she was outstanding. Roxy was very patient and enjoyed her cuddles, she especially enjoyed taking treats from the little girl.

Roxy did fantastically well and we are ever so proud of her, nothing at all seems to phase this wonderful girl. Roxy enjoyed many long walks, playing tug of war with her toys and loved getting spoilt with cuddles. This girl really deserves her forever home with a loving family.

If you'd like to know more about Roxy then please email foreverfoster@shak.org.uk





Monday, 12 February 2018

Friends.....

Dino has definately found a friend in Bandit in his mini break.....


Sunday, 11 February 2018

Dino And Donnie.....

Rachel took the liberty of filming from the comfort and the warmth of the sitting room as I walked the boys this evening.  She managed to capture this amazing footage of Dino chasing and trying to get Donnie to play.

I keep saying you maybe need to know these boys to know how amazing these videos are, but believe me they are!!!


Working Task Completed!....

Thank you to everyone who contributed towards the worming appeal. Job is now done!


The Biggest Walk Ever For Dino.....

In appalling conditions tonight I managed to get some of the most amazing video footage ever.

Dino (brindle and white American Bulldog) came to us having suffered some horrendous abuse. His present state of anxiety means he is she.domg tonight with me.

Having met Bandit, Donnie and Henry he enjoyed a walk. Anyone who knows Dino will know just how amazing this footage is.....


Tuesday, 6 February 2018

Petplan Awards Nomination.....

If like to thank every body who has nominated us for this award. We're up against some very strong and worthwhile competition so we really don't expect to win, but the fact our work has been recognised by you lot means a lot. Thank you.


Dogs Monthly Magazine.....

There's a great piece in this month's Edition of Dogs Monthly magazine featuring our very good friend Phil Lyons John and our very special Lady.....





Monday, 5 February 2018

A Very Big Thank You.....

I'd like to say a huge thank you to the staff and customers of Pets at Home Cramlington for their amazing support through December's Santa Paws appeal. Customers were asked to donate towards buying a dog a Christmas dinner when they were buying goods. The customers were extremely generous and the staff showed amazing support to raise an incrdible £4,675.50p.

We are so grateful to everyone who made this possible as the fact the money was raised at the most difficult time of year means more than I can really put into words.

Caesar and Pyper very gratefully accepted the cheque!
Thank you so much.