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Magic For Mia

Little update for little Mia who spent some time with us in SOS Rehab because she had fear aggression generally and struggled with adapting into the home environment. She went through 4 homes in a number of weeks on leaving the pound. She was saved by the lovely Cathy Holding and we gave her a new page and a new start.She is a proud girl, who initially could be wary of new people and dogs. She spent 5 months with us whilst under assessment and rehab to help her with her fear/reactiveness to new things and she has did so well!She then went out to our lovely rescue partners at Last Hope Rescue for her final assessments and to look for a foster home, the impossible one that had no dogs ideally or cats and no small children simply because she had a way to go with her journey to a forever sofa. We are pleased as punch to announce that she worked her Mia magic and found her special long term foster and home *winks* and is enjoying being spoilt and as you can see she is really pleased with herself.  Mia finding a foster home is fantastic for her and and the success is even sweeter given that it is something we thought would never happen. Happy New Beginning, Mia x Donate

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Noel's Happy Ever After

Noel came to us with a short but sad story. No one knew his background other than he was unwanted and may have some behavioural issues. He was saved from the pound where he was due to be PTS and came to us for assessment and hopefully to eventually get his forever home. He became our poster boy for a while and joined our pocket money kids as we suspected he might need to stay with us. However....he did really well in rehab and went out to foster under our lovely rescue partner, Nicola Brooks-Belcher at Last Hope Rescue where he fitted in really well....so well it became a permanent placement! Today we received some updated pics and his foster mum said "He's such a gentle giant. He's very lazy too!! His only naughty thing is jumping on the bed and pushing you out!! He's coming on so well, he loves everyone and everything except strange dogs." Good lad Noel, you have come so far for your much deserved, very happy beginning x     

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