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Since it opened in 1999, hundreds of dogs have passed through the kennels doors and have gone on to wonderful new homes and families. On this page you will see some of those lucky dogs in their forever homes, and hear how they've settled in and how they've enriched their new families' lives.

Heather >>
Posted: 29th December 2006

This is Heather with her mum, Nicko's gran (see below).

She is now assured a really lovely home!

Heather
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Nicko >>
Posted: 29th December 2006

This is Nicko back for a visit, he has such a lovely home but doesn't really want to be back, well he doesn't know it's just for a visit to introduce him to his new friend Heather who is going to stay with his gran & grandad (see above).

P.S. We all want to go and stay at Nicko's, he was very overweight when he left, but he is now very trim!!

Nicko
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Gyp (was Chase) >>
Posted: 29th December 2006

This is Gyp (was Chase). We are so thrilled for his family, that he has passed his first "exam" because, although they love him to bits, he hasn't been the easiest of dogs. Here is what his Mum says:


Hi Ena,

Gyp did it, he passed his exam for the Bronze Good Citizen Award by the Kennel Club.

I'M SO PROUD!!!!!!

He has thrived on the challenge and we intend on joining the Silver class starting in March next year.

I've attached a photo taken from the Alpha Dog Training website of Gyp receiving his certificate.

Have a brilliant Xmas and New Year, we hope to bring Gyp to see you for a visit soon.

Diane & Gyp xx

Gyp (was Chase)
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Zak >>
Posted: 20th December 2006

This is our lovely wee boy Zak in his new home with his doting dad.

Zak didn't want to stay still for a photo shoot hehe, so his dad had to get down beside him!

Zak
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Hamish >>
Posted: 20th December 2006

Hi folks just a quick note to let you know Hamish has settled in here very nicely indeed and really has become part of the family, loves playing with the kids and going for long walks though he doesnt like the rain too much so not much walking done this week.

Here's a few wee picks of Hamish, he is an absolute gem no problems whatsoever......... well apart from the buckets, not sure what happened there but he definitely doesn't like them. He is such a happy playful wee thing I am so glad we managed to get him, i'll try to bring him up to see you soon. Thanks again for your help and keep up the good work.

Jim

Pic 1 - Hamish getting into the christmas spirit.
Pic 2 - Hamish seconds after i let go of the antlers.
Pic 3 - Hamish after haircut.
Pic 4 - Hamish looking good.

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Alfie (was Scamp) >>
Posted: 20th December 2006

GOING HOME FOR CHRISTMAS
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This wee lad had been abandoned because he had a tumour on his jaw, which the vets kindly removed but it left him with hardly any lower jaw. However he has come on really well and his good samaritan came along in the form of Arlene Mair, who is now his new mum! She fell in love with him whenever she saw him.

So, Alfie (new name) now shares his home with two Yorkies, two Lhasas and a miniature Schnauzer (all girlies) who absolutely adore him! His mum is having to buy a king size bed to accommodate everyone!!

We are so so pleased for this young man because if any dog deserved a home for Santa coming he is the one.

Alfie (was Scamp)
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Ranger >>
Posted: 20th December 2006

This is Ranger, who we originally called Bill after the dog warden who brought him as quite a poorly puppy, just look at him now!!

This is the message his family sent us:

Hi and Merry Christmas to all at second chance. As you could see Ranger is all ready for Christmas and has his stocking under the tree. I'll try to bring him to visit at some point but until then have a great holiday and all the best to you all.

Love from,
Ranger, Freda and family

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Woody (was Bruno) >>
Posted: 20th December 2006

This is Woody's with his new mum Lillian and here is what she says about him:

Hello

Hope your well; I can see you’re busy with new arrivals.

We have renamed Bruno, Woody, which he seems to like.

He has settled in really well. Sleeps all night and is clean, but still having the odd accident during the day, which to be fair is more our fault than his, as we need to watch him more.

Matilda just adores him, they roll around the floor for hours, and she’s never slept so well. She also loves to throw his soft toy for him, which he loves. She also tells him off. She tells him ‘No’, ‘down’ and can just about say his name.

He loves his walks and gets very excited when he’s out, especial when he meets other dogs.

Bollinger the cat is still keeping her distance but she is getting braver by the day. He has also met my sisters Irish Terrier; I think they will be best buddies.

Woody is an absolute joy and has fitted into our family as if he’s always been there. He really does bring so much joy and fun. He’s got the most wonderful nature and I really can’t understand why he didn’t get on in his other homes.

Thank so much for choosing us as his new family and we will keep you up to date.

Best wishes

Lilian, Richard & Matilda x

Woody (was Bruno)
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Jack >>
Posted: 20th December 2006

Hi all,

Just reporting in to let you know how my new Mum and Dad are doing.

Well, we got home alright but it was miles! I had time for a sleep before we got there but it was worth the wait. We went for a walk in the late afternoon, just before it got too dark and Gemma and Honey came too. Sam (he's the black Lab from next door) came as well and we all got on fine. Dad threw a rope thing and we chased it - I kept falling over cos I was on a lead - and the Labs brought it back for Dad to throw again and again and again. I was exhausted. After that we went to see the horses in the stables. They're a lot bigger than me but friendly.

Mum went to Tesco in the evening and I jumped up onto Dads lap and settled down, he's really quite nice.

At bedtime I was allowed to sleep in the bedroom and I was very good. I stayed off the bed and slept the whole night through.

We went for another walk this morning and I saw loads of trees, I'll have to drink more if we go that way again. I didn't see any deer but I was told they were there. I was off the lead this time and it was great cos I could chase the Labs or go sniffing about in the undergrowth. I didn't go very far from Mum and Dad and kept a close eye on them all the time. I ran to them when they called me. I really enjoyed myself out there in the wide open spaces.

I can't believe that I've only been hear less than 24 hours - I've done so much, seen so much and met ever so many animals. In fact it's so good I think I'll stay!

Thanks for looking after me until I found my new home. You were super.

Jack

PS I don't have my own armchair here but I share the sofa with Mum and Gemma.

Jack
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Mac >>
Posted: 13th December 2006

Mac the Scottie brought his folks back for a visit, this is him with his very proud mum.

Mac
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Lucky >>
Posted: 13th December 2006

Look who we met when we were out doing a home visit for another wee dog, yep your right, it is wee (or not so wee) Lucky (her name when she was at the kennels). Doesn't she look great!!

Lucky
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Robbie >>
Posted: 13th December 2006

This is Robbie who has so landed on all four paws and never even spent a night in the kennels.

His new mum & dad are totally besotted with him, well who wouldn't be he's an absolute darling!

Robbie
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Bruce >>
Posted: 13th December 2006

This is wee Bruce (he was called Sam) back for a visit! He's definitely going to be a big lad, and is adored by all his family.

Bruce
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Bonnie >>
Posted: 13th December 2006

This is Bonnie the Rottie (she came to us from Rochdale via WAW) with her brother Harvey.

Don't they look good! Bonnie looks like she "belongs" to a family now, and is so happy!

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Sasha >>
Posted: 13th December 2006

woof woof auntie ena and gang

This is some new piccies my mummy took of me with kirsten and my new auntie helen and uncle lenny, they think i'm a cool dude and if mummy does'nt watch out i overheard them say they will kidnap me ohhhh no!!! but i think they were just kidding.....well i hope so. I think buffy is still bit scared of me but we did rub noses together one day and then i got excited and i think i scared her she will learn i only want to be freinds with her.

Hope you are not missing me too much, as i've made so many new friends here we go over the park and there is sam, digger and of course logan i love running about playing with them between you and me i think i tire them out but it's great fun. I better go now think i hear mummy rattling my lead YEAAAAHHHH!!!! walkies again.

See you soon be good.

Byee Sasha, Buffy, Mummy & Kirsten

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Mikey >>
Posted: 2nd December 2006

Dear Folks,

Well here I am safe and sound in my new home on the lovely Isle of Man. I thought you might like to see some picture's of me so here we go (I asked my gran Mary to send them to you all and she very kindly said yes). There is one of me on my new grandpa Phil's knee, a couple with my new dad Mark, and guess what!!!!!!! they are teaching me to drive!!!!! here I am in the car with Brittany my new sister!!!!!! (I love her she is so good to me) also there is one of dad taking me for a walk in the GROUNDS of the big house where I live (lucky me).

I would like to say a BIG thank you to you all for your care and attention to me whilst I was with you (keep up the good work) and I hope you all have a Very Merry Christmas and a Very Happy New Year.

Bye for now, from a very well loved little chap.

Mikey xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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Hamish >>
Posted: 2nd December 2006

This is Hamish the westie looking very happy with his new family, who are delighted he has gone to live with them.

Hamish
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Rocky >>
Posted: 2nd December 2006

This is Rocky, he never reached the web site. He is a seven months old adorable multi pedigree who loves everyone, this is him with his very excited mum and big "sis"

Rocky
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TJ >>
Posted: 2nd December 2006

Well it was kisses all round when TJ was getting ready to set off to his new home, the first pic is him with his mum and big "sis" he also has a canine big sis in the form of Morgan a lovely Dalmatian girl (who is spayed). The whole family are so excited to have him join their family.

The other pics are of TJ in his new home. Here is the message TJ sent us:

Hello,

Here are some of my favourite pictures. As you can see I'm having loads of fun with my new friend Morgan, and i've sneeked in a few of me posing and keeping cosy. I'm really having a fantastic time in my new home, getting on well with everybody.

TJ x

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Bryn (was Fluke) >>
Posted: 26th November 2006

This is Fluke who was one of the wee Spaniel/Collie mix pups, due to illness his family find they can no longer give him the time he needs and they are all devastated at having to part with him. Good news for Fluke though he never reached the web site and now has a lovely new mum. Hopefully his family will be happy to know he never spent a night in the kennels, and they have done such a wonderful job with him, he is such a lovely well adjusted puppy.


This is the message his new Mum sent us:

This is the latest member of my family. His name was Fluke but I think I will be changing it to Bryn which means "hill" in gaelic and "beloved/friend" in welsh.

He is 4 and 1/2 months and full of beans. He is half springer spaniel and half bearded collie and loves to play. Bear and Hamish will take a wee bit to adjust but as Bryn has lived with cats before I'm sure all will settle in.


nd this is what Bryn (aka Fluke) says himself:

Hello Auntie Ena, Auntie Mhairi and Uncle Frank,

Well my first offical day in my new home as been quite adventurous. I had a good nosy round the garden first thing this morning whilst my mum sent a few emails. Then we want for a long walk in the fields by my new house. Once we were far enough away from the main roads my mum took me off the lead to test my obedience skills. I was very good I must say. I stopped and stayed and sat and came back to mum when she asked. I was given some wee treats from my goodie bag for doing all these things. Then I got to run and run and run in a field. I was trying to catch mum and when I got her I would attack her boot laces. It was pretty funny. I think mum got muckier then I did. (tee hee) On the way back home I made sure I hit every puddle I could find, being the water baby that I am.

Then we went to mum's friends for a coffee. I was pretty knackered but I said my best hellos and then curled up in the corner for a nap. Mum thought I might be chilly so she took her fleece off and put it under me as I was still a bit wet from the puddles. That was cozy to sleep on. We are home now and I have been thoroughly dried off and am curled up in my basket having a good wee snooze. (I have my secretary typing this to you).

Mum says she is taking me out to her appointment this afternoon as she will only be in the client's house for 20 minutes now instead of an hour and she wants to see how I will do in the car with the windows open a wee bit and my basket there for me to curl up in. Then after we are going to see another friend and then out again for another walk. All this playing and walking is knackering me out. I keep wanting to make the sofa my new bed but mum keeps making me curl up in my basket, so here I snooze. Mum thinks I might need a bigger basket as I like to stretch out and now that I am getting bigger I can't really do that in this one. I think we might be going to the shops tomorrow to see about getting a really big basket for the house and just keeping this one for the car.

Oh, I have also been very good in the toilet department. Besides my little accident last night, I have gone outside every time. Mum is so pleased and says my other owners have really done alot to help me be a good boy.

Mum has emailed my photo to lots of her friends and they have all emailed back and said how gorgeous I am. What can I say.......

Well thats it for now. I will write again soon.

Furry hugs to all,

Bryn x

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