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Myrtle the attention seeker!!

Wednesday, April 18th, 2012


We adopted Myrtle, a gorgeous Harlequin rabbit, two years ago. We’d like to let you know how she is getting on!
Myrtle has well and truly made herself at home with us as a house rabbit. Following a very timid start after arriving here, she is now happy to let us know when she wants a cuddle – Myrtle has discovered that she likes attention after all!


She enjoys doing laps around the garden, laps around the house, bouncing on and off of the sofa, playing with the wood pigeons and generally binkying around all over the place. All of which is done with a happy, mischievous gleam in her eye! After a busy day, Myrtle likes to flop over in or next to her beloved bed for a well earned rest.
We would like to say a huge thank you to everyone at Bath Cats and Dogs Home for re-homing Myrtle with us. She is a little treasure, and is definitely at the heart of the family! She is very much loved, and gives us so much joy. Myrtle has come a long way over the past two years, and is an increasingly affectionate and inquisitive little lady who knows her own mind. We can’t imagine our lives without her!
Thank you all for the wonderful work you do for all of the animals in your care!

Paul and Tina -Myrtle’s Mum and Dad!

Dory the Delightful!

Tuesday, April 10th, 2012

dory[1]We adopted Dory, a very friendly and lovable Staffy, on 9th Feb. She was obviously very well trained by her previous owners and she has been a delight since she joined us.
 She loves a walk and is well behaved on a lead unless a cat or squirrel crosses her path!!! Off the lead she loves to ferret about in the hedgerows and down rabbit holes.  We took it slowly, having her off the lead as she seems to have selective hearing when we call her back! She always comes back, eventually, and rarely goes far. She ignores other dogs unless they show an interest in her, and if they are nice to her, she is very nice back. I’m afraid a yappy, in your face dog gets very short shift!! 
She loves squeaky toys, so much so that the squeak lasts only a few seconds, and then the toy is ripped to pieces!!! She loves tennis balls too and we had a big breakthrough when she gave the ball back without us having to pretend we didn’t want it.
We love having Dory and Dory seems to love being with us!
Hughes family

BCDH say-

‘Thank you Dory’s family for giving her the chance of a new and loving home and proving what we keep saying here -that Staffis can make great pets and companions.’

We’re not only about cats and dogs-small animals make great pets too.

Friday, April 6th, 2012

Pablo in Cardboard Box[1]

Hello, I adopted the adorable Pippen the rat on 25th of Febuary. He has a new name which is Pablo as it suits his cute and funny look that he normaly portrays on his face. He loves to hang out with his cage mates Jacob and Marlo. His favorite treat is Cheerios which he seems to get excited over. He enjoys coming out and trotting around my bedroom. He is still a little shy however he is slowly becoming more and more friendly and curious. He is a very inteligent little guy who loves to join in when Jacob and Marlo are learning tricks, his proud trick is standing on his back legs, it’s not a big trick but he finds it exciting to win a treat after showing off.
Pablo and I would both like to thank you all at Bath Cats and Dogs Home for all of the work you have done for all of the animals.
Thank you,
from Pablo’s mummy.

BCDH say’ You are a real cutie pie Pablo!!!’

Year 6 at Oldfield Park Junior School are our Heroes.

Thursday, March 29th, 2012

school visit[2]

Earlier this year the children of Year 6,at Oldfield Park Junior School decided that they would like to support us as their chosen charity.This tied in with their topic of ‘Heroes’,exploring how being heroic can mean many different things.

So Louis, the rescue terrier, and friend visited the children at school to tell them about the work that is done at the Home.

After the visit all sixty chidren split into groups and came up with ideas to raise money for the Home. These ideas were presented ‘Dragon’s Den’ style and the two most popular ideas were adopted.

The first idea adopted  was to design a perfect pet and enter it into an art competition with the fee of £1 for every entry.

The winning design was ‘The Homework Dog’ which unlike most dogs that allegedly chew up homework,this one actually helps with it!!

The second idea was to hold an ‘Obstacle Olympics’ where pupils paid a fee to take part in various Olympic style challenges-much fun was had by all who  took part.

In  all the children raised a whopping £174.44

The two winning ideas teams visited the Home with their cheque and were given a tour of the site to see the animals and the work done here.

Thank you so much Year 6′ Heroes’ from all the animals and staff at Bath Cats and Dogs Home.

Two Happy Endings-Nelly and Keshina.

Friday, March 16th, 2012


First Nelly-

nelly         keshina  

Her new owners tell us -

‘We recently  adopted a gorgeous dog from you  called  Coco We have in fact renamed her Nelly, which she responded to almost immediately.   We changed her name for a couple of reasons, my best friend’s dog is called Coco and we thought it might be nice for her to have a name that she doesn’t associate with anything from her past.
 We just wanted to thank you all, as we are so over the moon with her.   She has been so well behaved and a delight to have around, and is a perfect addition to the family.   
We have been so impressed with Bath Dog’s Home, with the care and thoroughness you show with your adoption procedure.   It’s so impressive.   Thank you again, hope you like the picture,  we  think she’s enjoying her new home.
With best wishes.

 Nelly’s new Mum and Dad.’

And now the lovely Keshina-

Hi all,
Just thought I’d let you know that Keshina has settled in to her new
home really well and is getting on well with the other two females
 that came from the same address – Niran and Marmion; after just a couple of days it was as if they had never been apart.
The photo shows  Keshina enjoying the comfort of my bed and the other shows a rare moment when all three cats
are sitting still at the same time.keshina 2

 As you can see Keshina likes to stretch herself out as if on display and is quite a graceful cat when not falling off things or chasing around with the others.

Many thanks from Keshina’s new family


‘Living in  the lap of luxury’ is the phrase that comes to mind with these two.Thank you all for giving them a comfortable life where they are loved and indulged!!