My Dog Fostering Days

My Dog Fostering Days   Before Darcy I fostered dogs for a rescue, giving them a home and to give an assessment of the dog's needs so that the perfect home could be found for them. Many dogs passed through, one stayed for nine months but some just three weeks. The cute ones were snapped... Continue Reading →

Darcy’s First Days

Darcy's First Days Darcy seemed to know how important it was to settle in and his behaviour was  far better than expected in his first days with us. He was completely house trained, loving and totally adorable. There were some worrying  traits though. When someone visited, even for a few minutes , he would run... Continue Reading →

Meeting Darcy

Meeting Darcy I answered the door and instantly fell in love with the tiny dog cradled in the arms of the rescue transporter. I was a little shy after hearing about his past but he was attached to the lady who drove him to me like his life depended on it. He had only met... Continue Reading →

The Day Darcy Came To Stay

The Day Darcy Came To Stay It was June 2015 and I was scrolling through Facebook when a photo caught my eye. It was a mini dachshund and a rescue friend was urgently looking for a foster for him. I wasn't planning to foster but I felt compelled to send a private message to ask... Continue Reading →

A Poem for a Rescue Dog by Kate Hanford

When we rescue a dog, it doesn't come gift-wrapped in shiny paper with a pretty gift tag and a huge bow. They arrive broken, neglected, scared and lonely. The majority settle into their forever homes seamlessly, others carry with them the ghosts of their past. As adopters, we try to take away the hurt and... Continue Reading →

A Poem for a Rescue Dog

A Poem for a Rescue Dog This is a poem I wrote about my rescue dog, Darcy. I'm sure it applies to many, many dogs out there A Poem For A Rescue Dog A year has passed since we met our little man A feisty, mini dachshund with a coat of black and tan We called him... Continue Reading →

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