Hi Di

Thank you for letting me know the letter from Jill and Pat was on your website.

It was lovely to read how Darcie has settled and gone to two lovely people who can enjoy the love and companionship Darcie gives. It has helped me so much reading this that I have made the right decision and to know how Jill and Pat feel about Darcie is lovely after such a short time. I am sure Darcie and the cat will get on, she never barked or chased a cat, just gives a little look and as long as she is getting the attention is quite happy.

Thank you Jill and Pat for giving Darcie a perfect home with a garden for her to enjoy and the love and attention you give her. To think of Darcie whilst I am working enjoying her new life has been lovely to think about over the last few days. I just wish she could understand this is what I wanted for her and I will always love and think about her.



Dear Di,

As promised a brief note to tell you how we are getting on… Cindy is really a part of the family – we are so pleased and she is getting well and truly used to the household routine.

We got the o.k. from the vet to start proper walks and these are now a daily event, yes, even yesterday with an umbrella (we have now dried out but I had to hang the lead up a short time ago as that is still wet). We have been to check her weight today – it means a quick visit at the vets so she can get used to that and not think each time is not a pleasant experience – now 14.4Kg so I’m pleased our strict programme is paying off.

She is settled in the crate at night in our bedroom – at the end of the bed and probably that is where it will stay, more space than out on the landing – she can see us easily enough and we hear that thump, thump of her tail when we get up during the night! It also means when we want to take her away that will be a familiar routine for her.

We have joined a class this week (for me you understand, Cindy couldn’t possibly be in the wrong) – it gives us the opportunity to mix with other dogs who are also under control and to give her plenty to think about as we master different exercises.

Yes, she loves her ball and brings it back for a number of throws, wagging all the time and clearly enjoying her garden now she is running free.

What more can we say, thank you so much to her former owners who have done a brilliant job of her being a very affectionate and loving dog. We hope to make her confident that she is in a safe and caring home as well as extending her outside interests with the gun dog classes.

Please thank Mandy again for all her input and our most appreciative thanks to you and the rest of the team. We will hope to support you further with donations from time to time.

Best wishes,



Hi Di,

DarcyDarcy 2Thank you so much for considering us to adopt Darcy. She travelled well on the long journey home and was very well behaved during the stops we made where she also made friends with a couple of other dogs.

Darcy has obviously been well looked after and due to her past care and training is a joy to have at home. She has settled very quickly and is currently laying in her bed snoring after her early morning walk.

She has shown no signs of chasing or serious interest in our cat so it won’t take long before they are best of friends.

Attached are two pictures, one of her in the car and the other in our garden after we arrived home. 

We now have a home and not just an empty house after losing Jack, thank you.

Jill, Pat & Darcy xxx


Hello Di,

Blaise is settling in very well indeed. He's been perfect overnight and gets on with our other dog 'Buzz' really well. They've been playing loads in the house and garden, and Blaise really looks to Buzz to decide his next move! If Buzz runs Blaise goes with him and if Buzz lays down then Blaise does the same, it's very sweet!

Blaise & BuzzHe loves his walks, we have a nice circular route around fields that takes approx 1hour and we're out walking morning and night. He's been with me in my office all day today, and is relaxing more and more as time goes on. You were absolutely right that he is very full on, and he was when we got him home Sunday! However it's fast becoming apparent that with our exercise regime he's very happy to snooze in the house between walks!

He's an absolute delight, a bundle of fun and we love him very much already - thank you so much for the opportunity and the great work you do rehoming these dogs!

Just to let you know he's been registered with our vet today and is booked in to be neutered on the 5th May.

Thanks again,

Natalie, Bret, Buzz and Blaise


Hello Ian and Di,

Just to say that Oscar is well and his "muscle tone" is better than it was. Unlike George he's not one that could run for England. Balls are not (yet) in his life-plan. We live in hope but we're not loosing sleep over it!

Oscar Oscar Oscar

I've attached some pictures that may, especially his sun-tanning pose, give you an idea of his relaxed frame of mind.

Best Wishes to all,


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