Happy Endings (Page 1/4)
Share your Happy Endings! We love to hear about how pets adopted from Oak Tree have settled in their forever homes. Whether they were adopted recently, or a long time ago, we'd really like to hear from you and them!
Kala (formerly Kitty)Owned by David Dixon
I chose the name Kala, especially as in Hawaiian two meanings amongst others are 'Princess', and 'the sun'. Of course she is a princess, but one that loves to be in a sunny spot. She settled in very well after arriving, keen to explore every nook and cranny, to play or content to appraise the outside world from a window sill. Passing dogs, other cats, and even the postie attracted growls, clearly I had found myself a guard cat. I noticed over the first weeks how, often adopting the meerkat posture, she spent time lookng up, especially in the conservatory, where a noise on the roof, a flyover Jackdaw, Rook or even an aircraft grabbed her attention. Close to my bungalow is my shed and a boundary brick wall with a fence on top, and I foresaw when the time came to let Kala outside, both would provide easy access to the roof of the bungalow and an irresistible exploration opporntunity. I considered re locating the shed, but given she could easily jump from the fence onto the bungalow roof, she would then have a difficult task to jump back and I therefore decided to leave the shed in place. And so it came to pass, the roof was and continues to be safely explored, jumping from both the fence and the shed but always back via the shed. The shed roof and the fence have become excellent places to sit and survey, or in the case of the shed roof a place to doze in her beloved sun. Kala has been a constant joy and delight since I have become her carer/provider (never her owner) and daily makes me laugh and smile. Thank you Oak Tree for allowing me to have Kala in my life, and for all the care and work you do with all animals.
BuddyOwned by Ann Wilkinson
Adopted a couple of months ago. Buddy has settled in very well. He is a cutie and very affectionate. He has his own little routine now and has various sleeping places. He has ventured outside in the last couple of weeks and loves it especially as we live in the countryside, He loves his cuddles and his purr is so loud we adore him.
CassieOwned by Pamela Spooner
Cassie came to live with us 3 years ago after being used for badger baiting and being badly abused. She went into 'shutdown', as Paul O'Grady would say. She just sat in shock for about 5 days. She must have missed out on socialising as a pup, as all she knew was fear and aggression towards other dogs. After lots and lots of love and patience she is now the most loving little dog, and her terrier spirit is shining through! She is also beginning to make doggy friends.
MilliganOwned by Edith Kerr
Milligan came to us on 17th November 2006. His mother came into the refuge and Milligan was born on the 30-04-05. Apparently the other pups were rehomed but he remained with you until we came along when he was 18 month old. He is now a very elderly gentleman who is still enjoying life if a little slow and very set in his ways.
MinnieOwned by Rona and John McGowan
We re-homed Minnie just before Christmas and she has become one of the family already. She has settled really well, she loves long walks, playing with her toys (her favourite is still her pink ball she left Oaktree with) and lots and lots of sloppy kisses and cuddles. She walks well on her lead and really responds when doing well but she still is working on her manners with other doggies but likes to say hello. She really is a big part of our family now and we couldn't imagine not having her.
RockyOwned by Wendy Mynett
Rocky has settled very well with is new pal Herbie ex racehorse. With humans Rocky was very timid, but now with lots of carrots and attention he is the first to greet us when we arrive at his home, at the gallop with Herbie in hot pursuit. He now waits for to be fussed, instead of showing signs of nervousness and backing off. He is quite happy to stand unaided by halters or lead ropes for changing of rugs and grooming. Stabling is a bit of a problem at the moment but working on it. Otherwise he has the freedom to come and go when he pleases. Herbie does too!! Haylage and molassed licks in stables to entice him in. He is starting to go in, HURRAY!!! think its the "licks" he is after. His daily feeds are fed outside the stables, alongside Herbie, under the overhang.
Honey Owned by Hazel Barnes
This is Honey. Was Sadie. She's a lurcher x. I came to the animal refuge 3 years ago looking for a dog I could take home and for me to have a reason to get up in the morning, after I was recovering from an illness. She is adorable and settled in really well. She gets on great with my cat and other dogs she meets.
LenaOwned by Anne Ward
Lena has settled in to her new home very well. She still loves playing on her scratching tower which came with her. She is a little mischievous at times but likes nothing better than curling up on someones knee and having a nap. She also loves playing in carrier bags too. She is a part of the family now and seems very happy here.