July 6th, 2012 | Uncategorized | 0 Comments
We had to move fast to help the golden retriever and samoyed I talked about in yesterday’s blog, and luckily there were a couple of enquiries and offers of fostering (with a view to adopting), at least for the retriever. One dog is easier to handle than two, although we still need a place for the white fluffy boy too.
I was also very happy to receive an offer for Maisy, the old white-faced labrador that was surrendered to AFCD by her previous owners. As long as she fits in with the small dogs already in the home she will be very comfortable and well looked after. I’ll be taking her over to meet her potential family on Saturday, and fingers crossed I won’t be bringing her back.
There were three new small dogs from AFCD in Sheung Shui to be picked up and sent to Acorn, and I went over in the afternoon to pick them up after desexing. It took one look and I was in love with the big-eared, silky scruffy-coated little terrier type in front of me, and I knew immediately who would want her. I sent off a photo with a message saying this was the dog they had been waiting for, and I’m delighted to say that this particular little girl is no longer in need of a home. I love it when it works like that.
Still, that leaves two more new dogs to fit into Ap Lei Chau, and it was just as well that Happy, the French bulldog with the bad skin, was adopted in the afternoon. He’s looking so much better than the red-skinned tomato that I took from AFCD, and while it’s a shame that his previous owner gave him up for such an easily treatable condition it was the best thing that could have happened to him.
We’re inevitably asked if we have any history or background on the AFCD dogs and of course we don’t. It makes it very difficult in many ways, both regarding health and temperament, and why the dog was given up. The three new dogs all seem to be lovely characters, very sweet and friendly, and I’m pretty sure they will quickly find new homes. Poodles are always in demand, and Jack Russells are very popular too. In fact we don’t see that many any more, not like in previous years when they were far more common. I’m pleased that the fad for this breed has passed because their size is deceptive and the are really big dogs in small bodies. They need lots of exercise, and without it get very frustrated.