Towards the End of 2017

And so another year draws to a close. Many of you are racing around getting ready for family to arrive, putting up decorations and trees, and hopefully not getting too stressed.

Here at Last Chance, things slow for us too. Its not the time of the year for people to take on a new dog, what with all the fuss and kerfuffle of the festivities. And yet, this means an overflow of unwanted and abandoned dogs being placed into the pounds, shelters, killing stations or on the streets. When too many dogs are found, many have to be put to sleep to make way.

Its so sad. And not a very festive message. BUT

Maybe you can help, just a little. If you are thinking of getting a dog or puppy, PLEASE go to your local shelter OR look on facebook, there are literally hundreds of gorgeous fluffy bundles you can choose from, who will love you even more as they do know when they’ve been saved. They pick you. You will see in the their eyes.

Encourage your friends and family thinking of getting a dog to also look. If someone prefers a particular breed, again there are hundreds of pure breeds needing homes. They may not have paperwork BUT many rescues are breed specific and are experts in rescuing that breed. And unless you’re going to be a breeder or show the dog, why does it need to be a specific breed?

Cross breeds can suit you much better. The latest popular dog is the Belgian Malinois, due to the film Max. But they’re high energy very intelligent dogs needing quite specific handling, and if they don’t get it, they will find their own jobs to do, jobs you may not approve of, like ripping up your bed and bedding, or decking, or demolishing a wall to give you a more open plan living space 🙂

But mix a Mali with say a gsd and wow! Different dog.

Anyway, either way if we all adopted then maybe this would stem the flow of back yard breeders who don’t care about their animals, looking only at the money. It will save you from paying out a lot of money for a sick dog too!

So, I leave you on that note and thank you for reading

Inez

And Still They Come!!

Meet Flappie!

A lovely 6 month old pup, found by holidaymakers near Malaga. No chip, friendly and seemingly housetrained loves cuddles.

And yet thrown out, abandoned and left. Thankfully found otherwise he may be lying in a ditch somewhere, broken and waiting to die.

Or taken by unscrupulous people and used as dog bait for fighting dogs

It really is sad. But hopefully we will find a home for Flappie, this is what we do.

If anyone would like to sponsor Flappie please contact us

Conan – The Shepherd!

Such a gentle loving boy. We had no idea where he came from, but over the weeks he started to get more and more sad, down and withdrawn.

A larger female had been put in with him, and was bullying him, we suspect also eating his food. We were at our wits end!

Then a lovely lady with a UK rescue, asked us about him. She paid his release all his preparations and transport, but we needed somewhere to place him.

Posting on social media a lovely lady came forward and offered. It was one of the best days when I went to get him out. He was very shut down – this can be a dangerous time and if you make a wrong move its likely the dog will snap out of fear. I gave Conan his space and was very gentle, yet let him see he had control.

Driving him to his new foster he was so scared as to what was going to happen, but also brave. He arrived and his foster immediately fell in love.

He was quiet but very hungry, only skin and bone under that long fur. The next morning he went to his foster and showered her with kisses! How wonderful.

Currently he is sleeping on her bed hahaha – we do hope his forever family is going to be as soft with him.

Shortly he will be on the transport to his new life, never to be bullied or scared again.

Conan we do love you – you were very nearly our No 8!! Good job my husband didn’t see you!!!!!

Exercise should be fun!!

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Yes I know, not a title I would want to read more from hahahah, I’m allergic to exercise – I get all hot and sweaty just passing the gym!

Hence one of the reasons for having so many dogs. Means I have to get my ass off that sofa and take them out. And you know what? I feel leads better for it 🙂

But I would be bored doing the same route and routine, I’m not a routine type of gal!

So I mix and match. One day ball throwing on the field. Another time road work and some training. In fact we are always reinforcing good behaviour with praise and treats, I have a treat bag out with me all the time and it’s really good to tell them how good they are.

It’s payment for their good behaviour 🙂

Anyway, today we went to the bank to get some cash out, and I took Max and Marshall with me to ensure no one nicked my money!

On the way back the basketball court was empty, and it’s enclosed so early good for using and getting the dogs to do some training with distractions walking past, like kids and other dogs.

We had some fun here. Hope you enjoy as much as we did. X