I’ve always loved dogs, I’ve always been around them, and as a child I always just assumed that when I grew up I’d have a dog or two of my own. But the realities of adulthood, primarily the fact that I’m out at work for most of the day, have meant that the time has never been right for me to adopt a dog. I’ve considered options such as dog walkers and doggy day cares, which are abundant these days, but for one reason or another, this has never really felt the way to go for me personally – and besides, my partner had never been a dog person anyway, so he probably wouldn’t agree to it.[Read more…]
In defence of dogs we write this post out of utter horror at the latest tactics by the big names in rescue (RSPCA and Dogs Trust) to destroy foreign dog rescue.
The same question never goes away for us and we defend it daily from visitors and online critics, yet is still something I can barely believe is even a consideration. These big names seem to have picked up on some public opinion and jumped on it, fuelling it and using it to their advantage.[Read more…]
Dogs naturally do not have separation anxiety. Those who have not had homes before (i.e. have not lived with people) do not have separation anxiety i.e. many of our street dogs from abroad, but it doesn’t mean they cannot develop it, and fast. With the correct training it can also go away again. The key is to watch for the signs and do something about it before it escalates. This is the same with any unwanted behaviour.
Chris Walton, who has adopted one of our many semi feral dogs and turned him around, has written this blog to help others.
Below are some tips which may help you not only prevent a dog escaping, but also slowly start to prevent the dog wanting to in the first place.
Winston first came through our doors in 2016 by chance. The Bulgarian bus arrived with our intake and we were there and then asked to look after him for a couple of weeks for the rescue who had brought him over until they could pick him up. We had no choice as he had no other option.
The only dog I’ve ever been frightened of… [Read more…]