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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.

Buck >>
Posted: 13th November 2013

Was just thinking about some of our past residents and gave them a wee call. Thanks Jo for the update on Buck, glad he's doing so very well.he is a sweetheart, can hardely believe it's over a year already xx

And what a year it has been,congratulations to his mum & dad, he now has two wee girls to look after. Hope they all get on as well as Oscar & Bailey, and grow up to be best buddies xx ( There are pics of them both growing uo together all through Happy Hounds it's lovely )

 

Hi Ena,

I'm sorry it has been so long since we have contacted you - life has been pretty hectic here!

Buck is doing brilliantly. He is such a lovely dog and he has the most gentle nature. He has settled in well at home and has truly become a dog who enjoys his creature comforts! Everytime we go for a walk people stop and compliment him for his gorgeous looks and we love him so much. We had considered coming back to find him a friend because he loves other dogs so much however our household has expanded somewhat since we saw you and he now shares us with 7 month old twin girls! Buck is lovely with the girls and we are so pleased that they are going to grow up with such an amazing dog.

I've attached a couple a photographs for you.

Jo xx


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Hamish >>
Posted: 12th November 2013

Hi Ena hope you get pics of Hamish just sent them.

THOUGHT I WOULD GET IN TOUCH TO LET YOU KNOW HOW I AM SETTLING INTO MY NEW HOME. MY NEW MUM & DAD THINK I AM GREAT ! WE GET ON REALLY WELL . HAVE BEEN FOR A HAIRCUT & HAD A BATH . I ENJOYED THAT . MUM & DAD SAID I HAVE CHANGED COLOUR ! WAS AT THE VET FOR MY INJECTION THE OTHER DAY .NEVER FELT A THING .WAS WEIGHED I HAVE LOST WEIGHT ! TO GO EVERY MONTH TO HAVE WEIGHT CHECKED I THINK I HAVE JOINED WEIGHT WATCHERS !! I HAVE NICE FOOD & I EAT IT ALL .SLEEP WELL IN MY BED EVERY NIGHT LOVE GOING FOR WALKS WITH MY DAD .EVEN HE IS LOSING WEIGHT !! HAVE A TOY BOX FULL OF BALLS .STILL PLAY FOOTBALL .HAVE MET LOTS OF NICE PEOPLE .THEY THINK I AM CUTE !!! MET SKY SHE IS A WESTIE .SHE CANNOT PLAY FOOTBALL !! GIRLS !!!! WENT AWAY IN CARAVAN WITH MUM AND DAD WAS IN A SHOP CALLED PETS AT HOME THERE WAS LOTS OF FOOD & BALLS I GOT A BALL AND A NEW COLLAR ! I HAVE A DISC ON MY COLLAR WITH MY NAME ON IT DO NOT KNOW WHY AS I ALREADY KNOW MY NAME !!!! I MISSED YOU ALL WHEN I LEFT THE KENNELS .YOU WERE ALL SO GOOD TO ME .THANK YOU FOR THAT .TELL ALFIE I AM ASKING FOR HIM .WILL COME AND VISIT YOU ALL SOON . MUST GO .DAD SAYS WE ARE GOING FOR WALKIES ! LOTS OF LOVE HAMISH .

Hi Ann & Derek,

Brilliant photo's and he looks so happy, see he still loves the balls !! Thank you so much for the update on " our " lovely wee lad.xx


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Barney going home. >>
Posted: 11th November 2013

Hi folks just to let you all know this me getting ready to go home, hence the big grin, plus Frank's holding a sausage !!!!

I was so happy, then Andy and Sarah came in who used to walk me, and I got so excited this is me with my folks, and then me with my blanket making sure I get to take it with me. So thanks for all your good wishes hopefully I'll settle in well in my new home. Lots of Love Barney xx.


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Ellie update !! >>
Posted: 10th November 2013

Hi Ena

Just to let you know that Ellie has now had her second injection and was very good. For a little dog that wasn't in the habit of going out, she is the first at the door in the morning now, I am just so happy for her, as people in the park are saying didn't take her long to come out of her shell. Took her down to Jaws Paws for a wee winter coat, but they didn't have one to fit so have put one on order and are giving me a call when it arrives. Hope to pop out and visit in the next few weeks and have attached some photo's for you. Once again thank you for letting us give Ellie a home. Take care and see you soon.

Ps The last photo that I have attached is friends of ours wedding cake, they didn't want to cut into it. Two weeks after the wedding they went out and bought another westie. Cake was made by a lady in Leslie.
Cake looks fabulous very creative baker !!
Love
David, Christine, Sally, Maddie & Ellie xx
Hi Folks, thanks for the update on wee Ellie, You were destined to bring us the towels ect. that day Christine she only came into the afternoon before. xx



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Poppy >>
Posted: 10th November 2013

Fergie was in Poppy's place so she simply lay on him. All finished antibiotics apart from Fergie who has been left with another abscess and a sore throat. Duncan and Susie go in for more tests Monday so fingers crossed. Did I tell you that when Fergie got teeth out Poppy lay beside him all evening and licked him better which he seemed to like. Hope all is well xx
Lorraine how sweet they all get on so well now, Will keep fingers and paws crossed everything goes well for your wee guys at the vets. Thanks for the update xxxx
Aw look at wee Susie on the cushions so she can look out the caravan window. Again all lovely happy photo's Lorraine thank you. xxxx
Ps: Gpt a spare place for another photo !!!


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Harley >>
Posted: 10th November 2013

I never reached the web site either, what a busy week I've had. First of all Sandra (our lovely groomer) came and had to take all my coat of I was that matted, then whisked down to the vets for the "snip", vac & microchipped. However the week ended very well when I was found a lovely new home with Roseanne & Jock sadly their Second Chance wee girl Tia, has passed away, but i'm sure she will be happy to know they have adopted another wee dog in need, which is me of course. Love Harley xx.


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Rudi >>
Posted: 7th November 2013

Hi everyone how lucky am I, only arrived at the kennels a couple days ago, never reached website,and guess what, I've found a new home already.

My folks chose a puppy from here way back in 2001,but sadly Buzz has gone to Rainbow Bridge and the family are devastated.

They now feel the time is right to welcome another Second Chance dog into their home and I'm the very lucky one. I'm sure Buzz would wish us all well. Love Rudi xx.


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Wee Pudsey >>
Posted: 6th November 2013

Lovely surprise yesterday wee Pudsey and his folks came to visit. He was such a tinid wee lad, his mum & dad have been so committed to him and he is now much more out going, they adore him. Was trying to play with wee Alfie xxx


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Nanook >>
Posted: 5th November 2013

Just received this stunning photo of "our girl" Nanook, some of you may remember it took awhile to find her " Forever " home. It was thanks to Harry at Kingdom K9 for all his help, he made it possible for her to join a loving caring family who have total committment for her. This is what her family say,

"Just a note to let you no that Nanook is well and doing great and is part of the family now. Here is a picture of her."

Thanks Charlie so pleased to hear she has settled so very well, she just needed the right family someone with the committment for her to come along. Hope her " brother " is fine too. xx


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Sasha >>
Posted: 5th November 2013

Well they say everything comes in three's, Sasha is our third wee dog to be adopted today.

Have known her folks for many years and there is already a Second Chance Border Collie Meg in the family,Lovely family very doggy orientated, wee Jack will also be Sasha's wee cousin. I called to see how she had settled in and again was chilling out on the sofa !!! she's a wee bit tired having played with Meg and Jack. Its been a very exciting day for her xx.


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Baxter >>
Posted: 5th November 2013

A very happy excited wee lad went to his new home today, he has the most gorgeous wee " sis " Annie . Just got this from his mum. HOW GOOD IS THIS. Thanks Lynn xx.

He was soo excited he wouldn't sit still, but the famous sausages did the trick long enough to get a photo !!!

Hi Ena and Frank
Well the family are home and my boy is sooooo good in the car for his first trip out. He loves his garden and the 2 of them have already happily ate each other's dinner. Both are cuddled up together beside me as think it's been an exciting day for all. Baxter loves Annie's toys and she brought them all out to play with. Just letting them run riot and even I didn't think they'd be so chilled together as quickly but both are now zonked.
Lynn and the cherubs xxx

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Bonnie and her mum. >>
Posted: 5th November 2013

Bonnie with her mum, looking very happy. Strange thing is her mum asked when she came into the kennels and when I told her she said, oh that was my birthday. So all meant methinks. Bonnie can open doors so I hope she's a good girl and doesnt go opening doors tonight !!! Phoned a wee while ago and she is relaxing on the sofa, Bonnie that is, she looks like she is smiling on one of the pics xx. xx

Couldn't make up my mind which phot so here are both x.


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Alfie & Neil >>
Posted: 4th November 2013

Had visitors this morning Alfie and Neil dropped by to say hello along with their friend Tom. It was so good to see them Alfie looks amazing, Neil looks not too bad as well !!! I just think it is so nice when people take the time out of their busy lives and bring our past residents back to visit. Thanks Neil xx

Ps: Neil came across this photo of you and Alfie out in the lane, the day you adopted him x


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Midge >>
Posted: 2nd November 2013

I'm a very happy wee bunny tonight, I'm in my new home which I will share with Broxi ( Second Chance Boy ) and a wee cat. I have a lovely family and just know they will love having me as a new member. Love Midge xx


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Darcy and Pooch >>
Posted: 1st November 2013

I really enjoyed getting this update, as i wasn't too sure Darcy would want anything to do with "Pooch "how wrong can one be. Linda thanks for the update and the photo's so chuffed our wee Pooch has found such a loving family, where he obviously feels right at home xxx Love the pic of Darcy and Pooch xx

Ps: Hope he still goes out to play with your husband and son.


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Humphrey >>
Posted: 1st November 2013

Hi Everyone I brought my folks back for a visit, that's me a year old now, and boy what a year it's been. Mum was telling Ena all about my escapades. I personally think I need a friend to play with and the funny thing is Ena thinks so as well xxx.


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Bailey & Oscar >>
Posted: 29th October 2013

Another great photo from Victoria of her two " Boys "

Hi Ena
I just had to share this with you straight away! I left the room for about five mins, Oscar sleeping in the bed and Bailey was snoozing on the floor when I came back this is how I found them..... X

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Danny ( Boy ) >>
Posted: 29th October 2013

We had more vistors Dnny the Border Collie brought his dad back for a visit, lovely seeing him and to hear after being a " failed sheepdog " he has settled so well into his new home, his dad said he should have named him Shadow as he follows him everywhere xx.


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Lucy & Bramble >>
Posted: 29th October 2013

Update on Lucy thank you so much for this. xx

Hi Ena, sorry i missed your call, she is being a super girl pleanty of walks 7 in the garden on the leas. had her supper with Bramble & all great.

 

At last finally decided this should be my new home. A lady had called about me and her story was quite sad. She and her husband have Bramble who is a blind Labradoodle boy, whose pal has sadly gone to Rainbow Bridge,and Bramble has been feeling very lost without his pal.So they came to visit yesterday, and me and him had great fun, the fact that i'm blind doesnt matter.( Ena says I remind her of how Blue our Border Collie pup was, no one would ever believe he was blind either) mum says I slept all night, I was so tired. So they came back again today to visit and we had great fun. I think we might be tired again tonight our folks will be hoping so anyway.We get on so very well together so looks like Bramble has a best pal again. This me mum / dad and Bramble. lots of love Lucy xxx.

Ps; I would like to thank the dozens of people who have been in touch offering me a home. Love Lucy xx.


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Chad >>
Posted: 27th October 2013

This is Chad, he's such a lovely boy.

We first met his folks when they adopted Sabe our 4 month old German Shepherd a few years ago now, then they came back to visit with him and Chad was here, he couldn't be rehomed with children !! Well Wilson has worked so well with him he is now great around children. No it doesn't stop there !! Then it was Red's turn ( she has just won gold in agility) Then it was wee Brett's turn he broke the mold he's a Patterdale !! Last but by no means least they kinda adopted Star another Border Collie pup, another wee Second Chancer. They also have Faith, Kai and old Buzz he's lovely as are they .all.Not forgetting Axel A credit to Kate and Wilson.

Haven't seen them for a while mmmmmm wonder why !!!


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