Archive for August, 2010

Found a home!

Tuesday, August 31st, 2010

Animals re-homed from 23 August – 30 August 2010

Also 9 kittens, 1 puppy and 1 bunny

Big dogs, big love

Sunday, August 29th, 2010

We have a number of gorgeous German Shepherds in the Home at the moment, and for those with a love of waggy tails and big fluffy ears here is a gallery of our dogs (including cross breeds) and some fun facts about the breed:


Known affectionatly as GSD’s

Re-branded as Alsations during World War 1 to avoid harming the popularity of the breed.

Intelligent dogs – they take quickly to training so have been used in lots of aspects of working life - police sniffer and defence dogs, guarding and search and rescue. 

The shape of the showing breed has changed over the century – with concerns over the sloping back creating hip problems. The Kennel Club have asked for more testing by breeders but have not asked for judges to penalise dogs showing the extreme shape.

They have been bred to react quickly and give warning – which is why you will get barked at by our dogs in the Home! Once they know you they are very loyal.

As a treat, click here to see a pic of the GSD x collie puppies we have in at the moment – please enquire at reception if you would like to adopt a puppy.


Happy new home gallery

Friday, August 27th, 2010


We love this photo gallery of ex-BCDH dog Aubrey in his new home with his new doggie pal  Dolly. His new owner told us “Aubrey and Dolly do everything together including keeping watch from our front bay window. They have rapidly become companions. ”

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Found a home!

Monday, August 23rd, 2010

Animals rehomed from 16-22 August

Also 2 bunnies and 5 kittens homed

A happy indoor cat!

Friday, August 20th, 2010


We have a number of cats who need an indoor home – often because they have FIV. It sounds scary, but read Zeus’ story, a FIV cat re-homed last summer.

My whole life I’ve always had cats and when I was a student it was something I really missed, which is why I decided I couldn’t wait until I was living in a house to adopt and decided to look for an indoor cat.

They had a number of FIV cats, and other cats who for one reason or another needed an indoor home, but for me Zeus really stood out. He spent the time we were browsing running from his pod to the glass door of his outdoor pen, meowing, pawing at the glass and otherwise demanding to be cuddled!

After a home-check we got the go-ahead to bring him home! Since then he has proved to be the most demanding and also the most loving cat I have had, and is very adept at waking us up in the morning. His love of being cuddled and brushed is secondary only to his love of food, although he has learned in his year of living with us that stealing food from our plates is not acceptable!

Having an indoor cat is hard work, a lot of hoovering and sweeping and you are their sole source of entertainment and social interaction so they can be very demanding, but it is completely worth it and I would urge anyone who longs for a cat but lives in an upper story flat to consider an FIV cat or similar!

You can also follow Zeus on Twitter @Zeusthecat1 to see what he gets up to on a daily basis.