I just wanted to let you know how one of your rehomed dogs is getting on.

I took on Sam, an English Springer about 18 months ago. He was being fostered by Gill Smithers.

Sam recently passed his assessment for Pets as Therapy and is now visiting two care homes for the elderly on a regular basis. He takes it all in his stride and brings a smile to the faces of many people. The occasional treat is a bonus.

I have attached the twitter feed from a care home we visited yesterday,


Best Regards,
Liz and Sam


Hi Ian and Di
Coco is doing really well. He’s a lovely dog who is a pleasure to own. We’re working on his weight loss with diet an lots of exercise. He now has a waistline!!

I would just like to say a big thank you to Coco’s previous owners. He is a great credit to them. He is the most affectionate dog I have ever known. He has settled in really well and loves his walks and his adventures in the local parks and woods. And of course his tummy tickles.


Roy and Eileen


Dear Di, Ian, and John

Just a little note to let you know how Polly is faring with us. Polly has given us a few frights over the last 4 months. And has been treated for nerve damage and Arthritis in her hips - nerve damage caused by too many puppies. So we have tried different medication and have decided that she remain Onscior once a day. Last week she couldn't walk and was doing the bum shuffle rather than walk so we sent her to the vets for observation. All her blood tests and xrays and scan came back fine so we just have to keep her happy and comfortable. She also has a cataract in her right eye. We have changed vets to Armstrong Mobile Vets as they come to the house not having to take her there.

She continues to be a blessing and joy to have and has the funniest habits. On the down side I no longer own a pair of shoes she hides just one of each pair.

Trust all is well.

Kindest of regards



Hi there,

Just a quick update to say that it's two years today that we picked up the lovely Jimbob from his foster carers in Stoke and took him home to South Wales. He was brought into Hillbrae, then transferred to CAESSR.

He's 14 now based on the age he was thought to be... His eyesight is very poor and he is almost deaf, but despite the laid back photo, he's still a bouncy boy! He's like my shadow, and barks for his food and for walks, even though we were told he'd never barked in kennels.

He's had a few health issues though nothing terrible - he had a nasty prostate infection and a water infection after we got him, and a bad bug earlier this year. He's had a lump removed which turned out to be benign, and also had his teeth cleaned because they were in a terrible state. To our surprise he only had to have 2 small ones removed, and the others were fine...and white again!

He is such a lovely dog and my only regret is that we didn't have him sooner. He rules the roost over our lab and sprocker!

Thank you all at both CAESSR and Hillbrae for your excellent work.



Hello everyone Amber here,

Its my birthday 1yr old today!

Three busy happy months have passed by since Amber was rehomed. Amber has settled fantastically well, very keen to please , and now enjoys sleeping in a wicker basket, loves her walks (still working on lead control) friends and of course food!

Bye for now time for a walk.

Amber , Irma ,Mike.

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