Hi Di,

Hope all is well with you and as promised an update on Milo and Pip.

They've both settled in well and have now met all the family. Very energetic as you'd expect and so far have chewed two dog beds, one pair of training shoes and a kitchen rug. The garden they've made their own!!!! The highlight on day one was Milo having a wee on Irene's white carpet (do let John know!)

Both have their individual personalities Pip is quiet at home but nuts when she's out whilst Milo is the opposite. They've both added huge enjoyment to the family, I don't know how we managed without them.

I take them out first thing about six (as I'm still on jury service) and then later in the day Irene and I go on a longer walk. Milo is excellent off the lead always returning when called. Pip however only returns when it suits her, yesterday she sampled the River Trent.

They enjoy the pub too as most of our locals are dog friendly and provide treats too.

Speak soon



Hi all at CAESSR,

Mylo is settled now and is doing his very best to fit into his new routine. He observes Rosie and follows her lead. He is very responsive to commands - a little too much maybe (I wonder if he has been spoken to harshly). He will only find kindness here. I have to say, quietly, Mylo is not the brightest button and Rosie runs rings around him in the garden. That makes him more endearing I think.

I have chosen not to neuter him just yet as we try to get to the bottom of his constant thirst + bald patches. Getting a urine sample is proving tricky!

I think he is a 'treasure'.


Kay, Kevin, Rosie + Mylo


To Di, Ian, all at CAESSR, Tanya & Family

Another heart-warming update on Keri. Having a wonderful time and giving pleasure and love to all around her.

Can’t quite believe it’s been two years since we were faced with a decision that one would not wish your worst enemy had to make and put up for adoption a wonderful healthy animal who had been our best friend for so long. Thanks to great, caring organisations such as CAESSR that the decision was made less painful and within weeks had placed Keri with a family that have added immeasurable to Keri’s wellbeing. We will always be eternally grateful to Tanya and her family.

As you are aware we still have Keri’s three daughters and they are thriving.



Hi Ian
Thought you might like a picture of Dougal settling in.



Hi Di, Ian & all the CAESSR Team

Well two years ago today (5th April) we adopted Keri and she has been a huge part our lives ever since. She is a very special little girl. She is well mannered, loving and an absolute pleasure to be with.

She is healthy, appears very happy and always wants to be around people. Our neighbours comment when we are out and about that she is always wagging. I am sure we still get more visitors who come for a Keri cuddle.

Keri is 11 years old now but looking at her and the amount of energy she has when out walking you wouldn't know. We visit the Lake District regularly as she is such a good traveller. She tackles the walks with gusto but does sleep all the way home. We have stayed in hotels and visited eateries at which Keri is always on her best behaviour (granted there maybe bribes of cooked chicken).

I couldn't imagine life with out her now and feel very privileged to have been able to adopt her.

Thanks again to all concerned at CAESSR and to James her previous owner for letting her go when they did., she is loved very much and we are taking good care of her.

With kind regards & apprectation

Tanya & Family


Hi John and Di,

I thought I’d drop a note letting you know how all is going with Winston, and it’s going really well. He’s making a lovely, very happy dog.

We’ve really turned a corner with him this week. He’s more relaxed and his own personality is coming through. He’s still into everything but this is how he is, and we love him for it.

He loves his walks, and we are now letting him off where able. His recall is improving, and he stays reasonably close to us. He’s very friendly to other dogs and people so must have been well socialised before.

We gave his ears a clip as they were quite matted. He didn’t mind too much although he looks a bit different. We tell him his hair will grow back so not to worry.

We took him to the beach this weekend, some photos are attached. He loved it, and he loves the water, we could barely keep him out.

Surfs up,

Andrew, Amanda, & Winston (of course)

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