Pip rules the roost with a rod of iron – Pip came to us as a puppy when she made it clear to her previous owners that her very dominant personality would present problems. Through firm handling and a great deal of perseverance she has become a good citizen although she still retains her tendency to keep us on our toes!
We were driving past the local shelter one Sunday afternoon and made the mistake of calling in – one week later Tara was with us. She was the shelter’s longest resident having been in there for 3 ½ years and we simply felt that we couldn’t walk past her. We estimated that was approximately 10 years old and envisaged being faced with some hefty vet bills but we’ve been exceptionally lucky with Tara – she is an absolute sweetheart and it is an on going pleasure to have her living with
We are particularly proud of our rescue dogs and we will always keep at least one space here for a rescue to live out the rest of its day happily.
We do, however advise anyone contemplating taking on an older rescue dog to think very carefully beforehand. They do come with baggage which isn’t always immediately apparent and often require a great deal of time and patience if they are to become civilised family members. If you feel that this is something you can cope with then rescuing an older dog can be a very satisfying experience.