Re-homing & Rescue Stories from 2008 to 2016
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Successful rescues/rehomes from 2008 to 2016
Gryphon when first rehomed
and several years later in his prime
“Gryphon is now 9 ½ and doing well despite his atrial fibrillation and leaky mitral valve. He takes 16 tablets in the morning and a couple at midday and at night. With his heart under control he trots around with the other dogs and occasionally blesses us with zoomies! He is the biggest love bug in our home”.
Sula seen above at 9 years of age, basking in the sunshine in the home where she was so loved and that she was so happy in. She crossed the Rainbow Bridge shortly before her 10th Birthday.
Gandalf when he was first rehomed
Having his hydrotherapy treatment after the operation to build up his muscles
Above, Gandalf fit and healthy
Mum, Rosemary, says, that at long last he is completely well. He runs and plays more than ever before and is reliving his “childhood”. Our special boy is a loveable gentle giant
Young IW male rehomed. Seen here romping in the sea with his new playmate
Connor and Boru
Young IW male rehomed as he was being bullied by owner’s other dog.
Left to right, Jedd, new addition Rod, and Sue on Boxing day 2014
Jedd (forefront) and Rod October 2016
3-year-old female IW adopted from SPCA, Western Cape where she had been confiscated from her owner who was not taking adequate care of her due to lack of funds
Mollie, happy in her new home
Very young male IW adopted from SPCA Midrand Rupert with Pat Jarvie at the SPCA
Seen below enjoying life to the full in his new home in Botswana
Female IW rehomed in the Cape due to owner being terminally ill
Above Rory on the day he arrived at his new home, meeting his new fur family Paddy the IW and Rusty the Airdale
January 2017 Rory and friends on theirdaily walk
Neil told us:
“He was a sorry sight when I collected him in Kroonstad, he was soaking wet from being driven to meet me on the back of a bakkie in a storm. Closer inspection at home revealed that one of his incisors was broken off. I am grateful that his owners responded to the IW club’s request to rehome him. He is truly a gentle giant and special companion”.
Rory in August 2017
Female IW cross, 8 years old, adopted from SPCA Sandton
Male IW cross, approx. 4 years old adopted from SPCA Roodeport
A sharp piece of bone was removed from between his teeth at the back of his jaw. It was then decided to wait a couple of weeks before neutering him to allow him to gain some more weight and recover from all that he had been through. During the waiting time, however, he started retching and pacing and showing signs of pain. X-rays were inconclusive so he was taken for an MRI scan which revealed an obstruction. He underwent emergency surgery and the obstruction, which included plastic sacks, pieces of sharp bone, food wrappers etc., was removed.
Debbie tells us that since he was discharged after the operation they have never looked back. In her words: – Braveheart is a 90-kg pup, loving gentle boy. Scars remain, he cringes at raised voices and if touched suddenly, his entire body jerks, as if expecting a blow, but he has come a very long way in a year, and we trust, as time goes by, he will overcome the fears that remain. He is a great companion and self-appointed protector.
Braveheart August 2016
Below: – In his new home, enjoying life and being loved, with a brighter future ahead
Braveheart and Zara
Rufus, a 6-year-old IW cross, adopted from Purrpaws for Life. Rufus was born at the sanctuary when his mother was brought to them heavily pregnant. Somehow, he always got overlooked, but when we found out about him we set out to find him a forever home.
In the car on his way to a new life
Making himself at home very quickly for a boy who had never been inside in his life