Katie has settled in so much easier and quicker than I anticipated and is very much our girl and we love her very much. These are pictures from our day out at beach at Hinckley point, Katie found this to be a totally new experience and after a bit of hesitation soon found it a wonderful place to play and investigate, it is a joy to introduce her to all these new experiences and to watch her reactions and see her happy face and waggy tail” Thank you for allowing this beautiful girl into our lives.
Thank you for allowing this beautiful girl into our lives
Regards Lorraine and Adrian
I can fully recommend St Giles kennels to visit if looking for a pet to adopt, I have adopted 2 dogs from them and found them very helpful and compassionate.
So looking to adopt…..give them a visit x Here are my 2 both from St Giles’
We adopted Zakky from here and we couldn’t of asked for a better dog. From start to finish both Vikki and Amanda made the process so easy and comfortable. They couldn’t do enough to help us. I would recommend Dogs 4 Adoption if you are looking to adopt a dog. Xxx
Sharon & Jamie Kinloch
In 2012 we adopted Jessie from you. She has blossomed from a scared, abused dog into a wonderful companion. I’ve just found out that she’s won another award, so proud of her. She will receive a Heroic Hound award from C4’s Supervet Noel Fitzpatrick at the National Pet Show on Sunday. Thank you very much for saving my special girl. Xxx
Bramley – Owning a dog is very rewarding, having had two dogs from puppy and two rescue dogs, the over riding thing to remember is that you get out of your dog what you put in. Giving a rescue dog can be especially rewarding however it does take some extra effort.
Our old springer (who we have had since a puppy) lost his companion, who was a rescue, a few years ago and looking back he felt the loss as much as we did. Fast forward to October 2014 and looking at Dogs 4 Adoption Facebook page we see Bramley, a springer spaniel. Keeping an eye on the Facebook page we cheer when Bramley is re-homed, but then he is returned to the kennels. My wife takes some persuading, but we think that our elderly springer could do with a companion. Bramley. Within a couple of days we were at the kennels with our springer walking Bramley. If you are thinking about homing a dog and already have one at home then you need to make sure that they get on! After a week or so of walking together the two dogs appeared to get on and so we said
YES to re-homing Bramley. The staff at St Giles Dogs 4 Adoption took us through the process. We had to pass the home check and then we got the call to pick up Bramley. Exciting times.
A rescue dog has a past, a past that you may or may not know about, we knew very little about Bramley, and therein lies one of the problems with giving a rescue dog a home. What has he been used to previously? What treats does he like? How is he on the lead? Does he come back to his name? And a host of other does he, and what if’s. Dogs 4 Adoption can answer some of these questions, but not all. This is where patience is needed. But given time and love a rescue dog will give you loads back. The moment when Bramley first put his head on my lap when I was sitting down was wonderful, or when Bramley can’t wait for you to get up in the morning, and greets you with a furiously wagging tail, this is when you know you have done the right thing. Yes it is hard work, but any dog can be hard work. The important thing is to get the dog that suits you and your family, for example springers are energy! Now our old boy doesn’t need loads of exercise, but Bramley, he will walk miles. I am able to give the time but if you can’t, then an energetic breed like a spaniel is not for you. You need to give a rescue dog time and space to get used to your ways and your family, we have had Bramley just over a year as I write this, and I would say that he is settling in just nice. There are many dogs that are without a home, often through no fault of their own, and are cared for by charities such as Dogs 4 Adoption, so if you are thinking about it then I would say go for it. If you have never owned a dog before, please ask advice, go into the process with your eyes open and give the dog time to settle in, don’t give up on him or her and they will pay you back loads.
So who remembers this gorgeous face??????
We have had a lovely update about dear Leo!!! Here what his owners say about him……
Hello all at St Giles, just want to update everyone on our newest edition of the family, Our baby Leo. He has settled in beautifully. Here are a few pictures of him in his new home. He is full of life and energy and we love him unconditionally.
Its so lovely to see how he is getting on and that he looks amazingly well!!!
The New Owners
Today is about a year since we first bought Sid the Lurcher home and we have celebrated it as his birthday (he has been well and truly spoilt!). Sid surpassed both of our expectations going from the nervous skinny dog to a loving, cuddly big puppy! He is so loving to everyone he meets and especially loves a run with doggy friends. We love him and are so glad we came in and met him that day!
Baby Peanut/ Jessie
We adopted Jessie (Lola, Lottie, Peanut) a year ago on Sunday as well and she has settled in brilliantly – we can’t imagine our lives or our home without her! She’s full of character, love and cuddles, great with children and other dogs, a really wonderful companion! Thank you again for introducing us.