Sponsor a Spaniel
We at Spaniel Assist pride ourselves on the successful re-homing of many spaniels each of which have come from many different backgrounds and go on to wonderful new life’s and homes.
Sadly some of the spaniels that are surrendered cannot be re-homed due to many different reasons. Some of which are aggression, not being able to adapt to life indoors and fear of people. These dogs are all in long term foster for as long as they need be (the rest of their life usually) and are loved and cared for and their individual needs are met.
We thought it would be nice to introduce them and also ask if anyone would like to sponsor any of these dogs towards vet bills etc.
I posted a few days ago regarding a new arrival - Goldie .
Goldie has seen an eye specialist and sadly needs to have her eye removed
He also said that she will have passed this onto her puppies which is just heartbreaking .
The vet has given us an estimate of £2900 for the operation which she needs asap due to her eye bulging and causing pain .
As if she hasn’t been through enough in her life They have already booked Goldie in for next week. Occasionally I will ask for donations towards our spaniels bigger operations.
The girl who has been used and abused to make money from litters of pups.
The girl who was abandoned scared and alone , but no one claimed her.
She served her legal days in the pound and as expected not one person came along to admit she was their dog .
Imagine the fear she felt not knowing what was to become of her
Well this girls life has changed for the better she no longer has to live a life of fear, now is her time to shine
Welcome to Spaniel Assist Poppy
Ollie came to Spaniel Assist back in the early days in 2015. He cannot be re-homed due to the fact that he just can’t cope with change whatsoever.
He was highly stressed in a home, hated any form of travelling and had shown aggression on a few occasions.
We were advised to have him euthanised due to his aggression.
We have no idea what had happened in his past for him to react out of fear so much, so the best solution in his case was to let him be himself and do exactly what wouldn’t cause him any stress whatsoever .
With lots of time , patience and many compromises from his amazing foster mum, Ollie is happy being Ollie and that’s just the way he will continue. No pressure, no stress means happy foster mum and happy Ollie.
Monty is currently in last chance saloon. He’s a young liver and white Springer, only two years old, who has had a really bad start in life. When he was still under two years old his owners took him to the boarding kennels where he had often stayed before, but said they would not be returning for him. The kennels surrendered him to SARR, and after a stay in foster he was adopted. His adoptive family loved him to bits, but his behaviour deteriorated and he began to growl and bite. For the majority of the time Monty is friendly and lovable, but is also unpredictable and can switch to being reactive very quickly without warning. Eventually, when his family felt they could no longer cope with him, they surrendered him back to SARR and he was moved to another family who were sure they were the right family for him. Unfortunately, that short lived placement was a disaster, and after only 48 hours of stress, and distress, Monty went back to his adopted family who had stepped up and offered to take him back temporarily. The plan now is to get extensive tests done, full skeletal x-rays are booked for next week, and possibly brain scans, but if no physical reason can be found for Monty’s aggression then unfortunately it will be impossible to rehome him. He is our ‘Sponsored Star’ because the tests, x-rays etc are hugely expensive, and there’s no guarantee that there will be a happy future for Monty, but we have to give him a chance. Sponsors can give a one-off donation towards Monty’s care, or a repeat monthly donation.
This is Bertie he is 10.5 years young and arrived with Spaniel Assist in February 2019.
He had been passed from pillar to post and had only been in his last home about 3 months.
He arrived extremely anxious and very vocal ,Unable to cope with people, bikes, traffic and every new situation sent him into a frenzy of barking and shaking.
He has come on so much in his time with his wonderful foster family and has bonded with Charlie their resident cocker and their other foster Hope .He now copes with life in his way. Traffic , bikes, dustcarts are now ok. Car travel, vets, groomers are still a big issue. That said his foster family continue to work gently with him and he loves to run and play. He is a delightful and obedient but can still be a very noisy boy. Due to his anxiety he can not move on and he does have ongoing health issues that are currently being investigated. He has probably got pancreatitis and will need a special low fat diet although thyroid issues and Cushing's are yet to be ruled out. He has ongoing skin and ear problems and is on medication for that. He also has the beginnings of cataracts. Bertie will stay in long term foster for as long as he needs , he is a different boy today than the terrified quivering wreck that arrived last year .
Don’t get me wrong he can still be anxious and will always have bad memories but he is coping and is very loved.