Posts Tagged ‘dogs’

News of Blaze and an update on Suki and Stella-happy endings!

Friday, June 10th, 2011

We recently heard from Blazes’s new owners who told us-


When we first saw Blaze we knew he was the one! He is a lovely dog and good natured with us . He still has a few issues that we are dealing with  but we love him and know he now feels at home and is wanted.We hope that given time he will forget the abuse he suffered and realise that there are only  good times ahead of him. We are glad we went to the Bath dogs and cats home- keep up the good work . Dane

Thank you for giving Blaze a loving home-we wait to hear how he’s doing further down the line.

And now Suki and Stella


Hello folks

Can you believe Stella and I have been in our new home for 3 months !!

We have settled in well , I now eat a combo of wet food (in posh gold trays ) and biscuits so I’m getting a proper healthy diet ..I’m still not sure why human food is bad for me but never mind!

Stella is still testing out Mum and Dads parenting skills, she has stopped picking on me now (had to go to vets ..not nice) and has decided to bark and passing dogs instead, I am sure once that’s sorted she will find something else to be naughty about (she is still obsessed with Tia the cat so they are not allowed to be alone together!) .. she has this cool trick where she flips on her back and exposes her tummy buttons for a tickle which for some reasons humans find impossible to resist !

Myself (the dark mysterious, well behaved one with the unique set of gnashers) am loving living here,  mum and dad say I have really developed my personality…at least I think that’s what they said when they found me digging in the raised flower bed over Easter……… & I know that there were 3 dog beds in the garden for the 3 of us to lie on but sleeping in the flower  border bought me closer to nature I am a dog after all !!

Stella asleep

Suki & Stella

We  love your letters Suki and Stella-keep them coming and thank you to your Mum and Dad for giving you such a lovely life.

Have you re-homed one of our animals? We would love to hear how they are doing – please email stories and pictures to

Baby, it’s cold outside

Thursday, December 30th, 2010

A small photo blog for you to enjoy!

Our animal carers worked every day this festive season - yes that included Christmas day and every day it snowed – and on Boxing Day they went for a special walk out together with lots of our dogs too. As you can see the dogs ran off-lead… and all came back! The dogs had a lovely play and were suitably exhausted ready for dinner and bedtime when they got back to their kennels. Please remember to say thank you to the carers when you adopt an animal from us, they do so much work to keep all of them as happy as possible during their stay here.

Dan (from C block) took lots of photos of the Boxing Day walk, see if you can spot any dogs (or carers!) you know. Click any picture to make it bigger. 

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.


Fate plays a helping hand

Wednesday, July 21st, 2010

happy family

Can you imagine finding a new friend so fast? Two volunteers tell us the story of the shock of falling for one of our dogs…

Having adopted three fantastic dogs from Bath Cats and Dogs Home ten years ago – two German Shepherds and one Collie, our world was devastated when in April we lost Pippa, our 13 year old German Shepherd. 

We had registered to do the Wag Walk but the dog we had requested was unavailable so by chance we were given Tisha, a lovely German Shepherd.   It was love at first sight and after a couple of weeks of Tisha getting to know us and our other two dogs, she became part of our family. 

Thank you to all the staff for your hard work and the love you give to your animals.

Bernie & Lorraine

One hour from death.. now in a loving home

Sunday, July 18th, 2010

A month ago a volunteer rescued several dogs from their final moments in a pound and arranged to bring them to us, knowing that we would take them in until they found a home. The day before we rescued Keira and Dayna (read their story here).

We are happy to say that most have found a home and are now lying on sofas, running in parks and being thoroughly spoilt!

Weeto, Nell and Basset are still looking for a home. Click their names to find out more about them.