Please everyone welcome Miss Evie and Alfie “The Noodle” Poodle to Team Poundie. They joined us a few weeks ago under temporary foster as their mum was very poorly and sadly last weekend their mum passed away and this gorgeous pair have been signed over to us to rehome. We are not taking applications at the moment as Alfie needs to be neutered and they both need assessing and vet checking. Evie is very laid back, she loves company and is very much a companion dog, she loves dogs and people equally. She’s calm when she has company but doesn’t like to be left alone. Alfie is the polar opposite. He is mad as a box of frogs, full of beans and LOVES nothing more that bombing around the garden playing and burning off that Poodle energy! Alfie will need some lead work and general training as he hasn’t been walked much, but hes very social with people and every dog he meets. He also doesnt like being left alone, but both dogs settle with canine companionship. They aren’t particularly bonded but we will be accepting applications in the coming weeks once they have both seen a vet. They are both excellent with cats too! Lots more photos to follow!
**Warm Welcome to (not so) Tiny**Tiny arrived with us today after one of the Team spotted a shout for help. Tiny’s owner isn’t too well and wasn’t allowed home until somewhere could be found for Tiny, so she needed to be moved to pretty quickly.Thank you so much to Missy for getting Tiny safely to Sue & Paul today, we know she will be in safe hands until ready for her home. Tiny appears to be in good health, but at 7.8 kg has a bit of exercise to do which will also keep her nails down when they are clipped this week. Tiny isn’t available for adoption just yet and we have to find out more of what her needs will be, but in her lovely foster home we will get to hear about all her secrets.Please welcome Tiny to our family, we are sure you will agree she looks like she is smiling already being cuddled on the sofa
**UPDATE 2/3/21 8.30PM** The wonderful foster lady will pick Betsy up tomorrow as staying in vets overnight, but Vet was pleased with how it went and very pleased no organs or stomach invaded – the lump was all external.
**BETSY**Betsy has been signed over to Team Poundie today following a Vet visit and assessment of the operation required. The cost of her operation booked for Tuesday is £811.00, this includes a lab test on the lump so we know what we are dealing with.Betsy will get all the help she needs and currently in foster where she will remain for the forseeable.Could we please ask that no negative comments are made about the owners, it’s been a long road to where things are now and the priority is getting this horrible mass removed and ensuring Betsy’s remaining life is happy. Nothing else matters.If you can help with Betsy’s costs at all, we would as always be extremely grateful. Our paypal is email@example.com or you can use the donate button if preferred. We will get more pictures when Betsy’s procedure is complete and an update of the lab results.Please welcome Betsy to Team Poundie, thank you Jacky xx
Everyone please welcome Eve to Team Poundie! With a successful start to 2021 our adoptions are going well which means we have room to help more Poundies in need! As you can see, Eve is very much in need. She has evidently been used as a puppy machine. Found as a stray recently she has served her 7 days and the council contacted us asking for help. How could we turn down this beautiful gentle momma? She’s currently in season so will be assessed by our vet this week and plans made to have her spayed as soon as its safe. Dogs who are continually used for breeding are at higher risk of a womb infection called pyometra. Its why we advocate neutering. Eve will get the best of care from now on. We are not accepting any applications for her yet, as she is under assessment. We would like to extend a special thanks to Mandy Evans for her very generous donation towards Eves ongoing care. If you’d also like to support us, please donate via the button attached to this post. As always thank you so much to our amazing supporters, we can only do what we do with your amazing donations.
Please welcome Goofy to Team PoundieGoofy has a very sad story. One of loneliness and sadness. But that changes from today! To help everyone appreciate what he has been through I will name his “owners” in alphabetical order. Person A bought Goofy as an 8 week old pup. He was kept on a yard, in a kennel. He didn’t get a great deal of human interaction and as a result he’s a bit antisocial with strangers. Goofy was kept in this environment up until the last week or so. We believe him to be around 7 or 8 years old. Person B then took Goofy from Person A and bought him into a home environment. Of course, Goofy didn’t like this; he became destructive and so he was locked in a crate for many hours a day, including ouside. Escalating his behaviour causing him to growl and be generally upset around people. Person B then SOLD Goofy to Person C. Person C witnessed the same behaviours as Person B and advertised Goofy on facebook “free to a good home”. Myself (Emily) and many other rescuers were then tagged and contacted and we all frantically rallied to get Goofy safe. Contact was made with Person C, and although sporadic we agreed to collect Goofy one day late last week. Our transporter was 15 minutes away and we got a call. It broke us all. Goofy had been sold to Person D. We begged and pleaded to speak to them because we desperately wanted to know Goofy was ok as euthanasia had been mentioned in conversations previously. We were ignored, and the transporter had to leave empty handed. We re-grouped and decided to keep our eyes on local groups and wait for Goofy to resurface. We were sure he would. Two days passed and lo and behold, he was listed on a free ads website. Person D had him less than 48 hours and he was back up for sale again. We rallied as fast as we could and decided this time it was best to meet Goofy first, as an interested owner so Person D wasn’t spooked by the word rescue. We had an amazing lady volunteer to meet Goofy for us and although the first meeting did not go smoothly (he was guarding the owners daughter) we agreed a further meeting the following day. Then the snow came. It hit the North quite badly and it completely scuppered our plans. We contacted Person D and re-arranged a meeting for Tuesday and hoped that they wouldn’t let him go to anyone else over the weekend. We also asked that the daughter was not present at the meeting so Goofy could be himself a little more. The meeting went well, and although this boy is VERY anxious, an agreement was set in place for him to be handed over to our most amazing volunteer! Goofy was collected and taken to emergency boarding kennels to allow him to decompress, whilst we arranged transport to our kennels. This boy is very emotionally stacked and is so confused it’s heart breaking. In just over a week he has had FOUR changes of homes/environment, then moved onto EB under our rescue to get him safe. He has since been moved to our own kennels today where he will be worked with and shown how to be a dog without all the bravado. This is his last stop before his forever home. A big thanks to Nick our amazing transporter who did TWO runs for this lovely lad, second time lucky! Goofy is a prime example of what happens to a dog when they are passed around. He is so scared. Totally bewildered. He will need a while to calm down before we can start to work with him so we ask that no applications are sent in for him at this time. Because he will be with us a while, we will need help with the costs of kenelling him so any donations will be gratefully received! This is the start of Goofys journey. From now on it will be nothing but guidance, reassurance and reward. We are determined to show him what true happiness is, and we can do it with your help. Thank you, as always, for your amazing support. Without you, we couldn’t help dogs like Goofy! Team Poundie
Beautiful Ballu joined Team Poundie today! Ballu is a very handsome boy, and has joined us as he has some behavioural issues that his owners feel they can no longer progress with. Ballu is a lovely boy, he’s been very much loved by his family, and this was a very very hard decision for them, but definitely the right one for Ballu. Ballu will be staying with us for some training and we will be accepting applications for him once we have fully assessed him over the next few weeks. As always your support is what keeps us going, and helping dogs like Ballu is very important to us. If you can help towards the cost of Ballu’s fees that would be much appreciated. Thank you as always Team Poundie
Please welcome our 3 newest poundies! They are coming to us from a local pound after they were found as strays over the festive period. They have all served their 7 days and been signed over to Team Poundie. So, let’s introduce everyone to … Pluto – a 1 year old Bully cross breed Tia – an “older lady” Jackapoo Vera – 4 year old female Lakeland Terrier All 3 will be coming to our kennels and getting a vet check and any treatment required (including neutering, vaccinations etc). As you can imagine taking on 3 dogs at once can be expensive, and we also need to take special care of Tia as she had a lump on her paw that needs to be investigated. All 3 will be assessed in due course and available for adoption in the coming weeks. If you have already sent us an application in the past and would like to register interest for any of our newbies please inbox us (as we may miss comments on here).
Hi Everyone! Minnie here! I thought I would come and say hello before I snooze in front of the fire after having my yummy dinner! My belly is full for the first time, it feels so good! The last couple of days has been a bit scary. This man and lady turned up where I lived, they gave some paper to the man in the house on wheels and they took me away. I was so scared I hid in the back of my box but the man dragged me out and the lady wrapped me up in a mans jumper, he was very warm! It was sort of nice but I didn’t know where I was going. They took me back to a house. It was nice and warm, I had a little sleep on the sofa and watched them carefully. I heard them talking about another lady. And a res-coo? A little while later another human turned up. She came with a red fluffy blanket that I quite liked. I went to sit with her and she wrapped me up in the blanket and took me outside. I was scared. I was really hoping she wasn’t going to take me back to the box. She put me in her car and another lady snuggled me and told me it was going to be ok? I really didn’t know if it was. A little bit later we got out the car. It was very dark. We arrived at another house and there was a smiley lady waiting for me. She was saying how tiny I was. The lady from the car put me on the floor in my blanket and I just didn’t know what to do. Eventually I got a little bit brave and went to say hello to this smiley lady. I was told she was my foster mum and she would look after me. The other ladies left me then. The first night I was a little bit scared. The smiley lady gave me a comfy bed and my red blanket and I hid and went to sleep. Its been a very sleepy two days, but I do feel better. I’ve been to the vets today. It was a little scary because people have always been mean to me but actually it was ok. The nice vet checked me all over. Some places tickled a bit. Other places made me feel a little bit nervous. Some places hurt. I haven’t had the best life you see. The vet said my heart is good and strong, I have some muscle wastage from being shut in tiny dark spaces and fur is missing on my elly-bows from having nothing comfy to sleep on. I have poorly ears too. Something called mites? They are really itchy and sore. The vet put some cold stuff in my ears which felt very strange but I feel a little bit better already. I was SO glad to see my foster mummy when it was all over, she has been taking the best care of me since I arrived the other night. For the first time I am having proper meals that fill my belly and I have the BEST fluffy bed in the house right next to the fire. There are other dogs here but these dogs are really kind to me. They sniff me and give me kisses. Theres also some cats here, they said hello then went off to do their cat business. Cats eh. I am so happy here, I get to sleep properly and I even snore! My foster mum gives me lots of belly rubs and we cuddle together a lot. I felt so tired when I arrived here, but now I am starting to feel better. We go for little walks outside so I can do my business, but sometimes I have little accidents in the house. I don’t mean to, but my foster mummy cleans it up and gives me kisses and cuddles and tells me its ok. I’m so grateful to the lady and man with the paper, and my foster mummy whos looking after me. I’ll send you updates when I can. At the moment I am enjoying snoozing and having as many cuddles as I can! My foster mummy said that you all helped to pay the lady back who saved me, so thank you all so much. Good Night Everyone, Minnie xxx
Minnie says a BIG THANK YOU to everyone who donated towards her freedom. Shes the sweetest little girl. She has a vets appointment later on today for a full check up; we will update this evening
***UPDATE*** : Thank you so much everyone, the £150 has been raised by all you kind people. We have given the lady her pennies back, ordering some food now and she will be going to the vets asap.She is safely in foster tonight and we will keep you all updated on her progress.No more confined spaces for this little one, safe and warm tonight. Thank you so much Now named MINNIE
This evening we have had an emergency intake. An elderly little dog who was being kept in a rabbit hutch. We would like to reimburse the lady who helped us to get this little dog safe. If anyone can donate towards the £150 this wonderful lady paid that would be amazing. Thank you so much. Photos and updates to follow
Bluela has arrived under Team Poundie today, a beautiful female 7 year old Alphalpha Blue Blood Bulldog who is suffering with a bad ear infection which has caused a Hematoma. As you can see she has been bred from and our first priority now is to clear her ear infection, operate on the Hematoma and arrange for her neuter. We don’t know much about Bluela yet, but under the wonderful care of Kathryn – she will be more understood of what home she needs.If you are able to help towards Bluela’s care our paypal is firstname.lastname@example.org Welcome to Team Poundie Bluela xx
Balto alerted us to a 3 year old male Cane Corso who had bitten and it is a nasty bite, but it is very out of character and there were circumstances.Vet has advised owner NOT to PTS but it is a neighbour that has been bitten so he couldn’t go home. Without a lifeline there would of been no choice.Balto couldn’t afford to take him alone, so we agreed to take Rocco to Ryan, where he could be assessed fully and ensure everyone’s safety was a priority.Because of the bite and need for hospital treatment, the police have been called and the owners were seriously worried about their other dog Nala and her 7 pups of which Rocco is the father of. Therefore Team Poundie and Balto have them all in their care now at Ryan’s, where their safety and that of everyone involved is of utmost priority. They will remain there for as long as is needed, while we discuss with the police going forward. the future plans for them all. They willnot be rehomed until everyone is in full agreement, that it is safe and all behavioural work required carried out.Everyone’s thoughts will no doubt focus on the breeding of pups, but please we beg you not to comment badly – this boy and his families lives have been turned upside down from one mistake and our priorty once we have liased with the police will be the neutering of both Rocco and Nala when it is the right time to do so.As you can imagine, this is going to be a huge drain on our resources but their lives had to be spared, so please if you can help in any way we would truly appreciate it.Thank you to Jayne Dendle ready with advice, to Ryan for taking the whole family at short notice and Balto for never backing away from an emergency situation.We will of course keep you all updated as things progress, but please pray for them all tonight xxOur paypal is email@example.com please mark as ROCCO
Joining Team Poundie today, is beautiful 17 year young Buffy.Buffy will be seen by our Vet and fully assessed to see what he needs. His owner isn’t well and Buffy has just been existing as best he can. We understand his eyesight isn’t good and he has been left for long periods of time.Thankyou to Jacky for opening your home once again, to help Buffy. We know you will be able to give him lots of tlc.
At 10am yesterday morning we got a call that a dog (we didn’t know what make or model at the time), was on route to the vets with a 10.30am appointment to be put to sleep. Quickly diverted, he headed off to our kennels where lovely Kathryn and her team are taking great care of him until we vet check and assess. Meet Ollie a 5 year old Cavapoo who has bitten. He is very scared right now and needs time to show us his true colours, before any decisions are made about what he needs and where his future lies As always we will do whatever it takes to make Ollie happy again.Thank you everyone, more babies safe because of you all.Please be good boys xx
Please welcome the very handsome Hobson to Team Poundie! He has been pulled from the pound after we were contacted asking for help as he was left as an unclaimed stray. Hobson needs a vet check and full assessment before being available for adoption. We love the golden oldies at TP
Please welcome Jimmy to Team Poundie! Hes another unclaimed stray that has joined us this morning. Jimmy will need a full assessment and vet check before being available for adoption. Hes a very friendly boy and loves a walk!
Meet Millie and her sister Saffie
Two year old sisters Millie and Saffie came over to Team Poundie yesterday, sadly their dad is very poorly in hospital and could no longer look after them. He was so worried about them, he wouldn’t get the treatment he needed until he knew they were safe.
Thanks to Auntie Jacky for emergency fostering and collecting the girls for us, where they can have lots of fun and the Veterinary care required before becoming available for rehoming.
Welcome to Team Poundie little girls xx
We have been extremely busy helping dogs in all sorts of situations, here are a few updates on some of our intakes.
Tammy is being cared for in foster, she is coming out of her shell a little more each day with her new best friend.
Sam, came to us as his owner is extremely poorly and is going to live with a very lonely elderly gentleman where they can look after each other for the rest of their days.
Bella the elderly lady, who was for sale for £50 on gumtree will be moving over to Senior Staffie soon. She has been vet checked and started her vaccinations ready for the move.
Ten year old Faith arrived Sunday, along with her medication for arthritis. Mandi Kay alerted us to Faith and spoke with the owner to remove her from Gumtree, so she could be given the best chance of a home for life with the added security needed so she didn’t fall into the wrong hands. Thank you to John and Julie for helping with the transport.
We have some wonderful homes waiting for small dog friendly dogs, home checked and ready to go. Please contact us if we can help anyone with rehoming.
Thank you to everyone for your support, together we can make such a difference to the lives of these babies and their families x
** Meet Tiger **