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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!


NeroOwned by Ken and Gill Denham

We first saw Nero on the website and fell in love with his happy smiley face, we then went to view him, and we all took to each other immediately. We have now had Nero since March and he is really part of the household now. Nero has adapted well and he loves going on walks and he enjoys to swim in Talkin Tarn which is only up the road from us. He loves car journeys and will jump in the car at any opportunity so he can go for a drive. We have chickens and Nero is very good with them, he does not chase or bother them at all, being more interested in human company! Nero loves people and is a very affectionate boy, he is loving, kind and very placid, he has a lot of energy, he is after all, only 4 years old so we often throw him a ball when we are out with him and he loves it, because it uses up his energy. He loves to cuddle with us on the sofa if we are watching a film on the tv and if a package or parcel comes in the post, he is very interested and likes to get his nose in it to see what it is. Nero has also met the wider family including my niece who adores him, we often take him into our local cafe, or to the pub and he is well behaved and also he gets a lot of admiration from other people as well, who often comment that he is a lovely dog and of course, it goes without saying, he loves the strokes he gets off his fans too!!

Elsa (GSD)

Elsa (GSD) Owned by Lauren

Hi we got Elsa (GSD) just over 7 weeks ago from oak tree. She has come on in leaps & bounds. She loves nothing more than going out with her doggie friend every day exploring and swimming even when it's raining. One of her favourite things to do is chase bubbles you'd think she was part kangaroo. We couldn't of picked a better dog than her. He well and truly has got her paws firmly under the table in our house.


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 The Oliver Family

Minnie joined our family 7 months ago. To begin with she was very nervous, especially on walks. We were able to join an obedience class almost straight away, which was a great help for socialising. Now she loves nothing better than playing with a tug toy, chasing a ball or running round the beach or cricket field, preferably with as many other dogs as she can find! She is a lovely little character and we can't imagine life without her.

Sally nee Suki

Sally nee SukiOwned by Elaine & Bill Darling

Sally went to live with the Darling's a couple of years ago, having been brought to the refuge as a stray. She's very gentle with a lovely nature and is much loved by all the family, she even gets the bed when the grandchildren come to stay! Sally loves to run and is lucky to have open spaces where she lives, she is always very happy to see Poppy and Rosie her border collie chums. Her favourite past time bedsides running and eating is sleeping in front of the fire.


HoneyOwned by Stevie sharp

Honey is fantastic! Last week she celebrated her 3rd birthday and her 2nd year anniversary of living with us. Although she's been with us some time now she is still just as hyper and loves nothing more than walks, cuddles and ham.


RalphOwned by Liz & David Blackadder

We got Ralph at the end of June 2018 after loosing our 17½ year old patterdale terrier. The change in energy and exercise levels for us has been welcomed, it was really nice to have a dog back in the house after a gap of three months. He likes a good run around in the park, meeting his other doggy friends if they can keep up and also chasing his tennis ball. He also likes woodland walks and is fascinated by grey squirrels. We didn't expect whippets to like swimming, but Ralph seems to have other thoughts. He will be getting his own passport this year so that he can join us in our motorhome trips to France and Spain.


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.


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.


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.

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