Do you have a houndini?

Just had an urgent request through from Victoria Stilwell. She's looking for any case studies of persistent escape artists with a view to filming them Monday or Tuesday 28th and 29th April. It's to do with a brilliant GPS tracking device called Zoombak.
If you have a hound who likes to be outward bound this could be just the thing for you.
If this sounds a possible call Emma Marshall 07875-399995 or email

Now please, I know this is a straight repeat from the last blog - but I really didn't want Penny and Freddie getting overlooked... so here they are again!
I'm afraid we have another Otis situation. Penny is now in very urgent need of moving, her seven days are almost up. Does anyone have any space in their rehoming kennel or does anyone have an home that would suit Penny?

Penny is not good with other dogs, but is great with people and loves children and is very loving. She will need to be walked on lead because of her temperament with other dogs. She is about five years old. She does not like being left for long periods of time and will complain for a short while, but settles soon afterwards.
Penny will need to be spayed, vaxed and chipped as a condition of rehoming. She is currently in Surrey.
If anyone is interested in helping the contact details are: 0797 356 9371 or email:

I'm also going to mention Freddie again. I think his story has been overlooked.

He's had quite a few disappointments in the past, but he's ever the optimist - like most dogs.
He needs an urban home (away from sheep) and no cats. He gets on fine with other dogs - but best if they're not too small and cat like! Neutered, civilised apart from his sheep obsession. About 4 or 5 years old.
If you think you and Freddie could be made for each other, please call Anne on 01341 241238. He is in Wales at the moment - but he really could do with moving to somewhere else where sheep are less of a temptation, so please don't be put off by his current geography. Freddie should not be a difficult dog to home as he his affectionate and good in the car, but as he needs to relocate that is the tricky part of this particular rehoming.
Another factor is that Anne at Home-a-Dog is obviously poorly as she has terminal cancer. At her request we ran a successful appeal to find someone to take over her vital work with death row dogs a little while ago. The wonderful Demelda takes over Home-a-dog on May 1st, but I do think it would be a tremendous morale boost if Anne could see Freddie finally settled as he isn't enjoying kennels and would really thrive in a home. His previous attempts at happiness have all come to nothing - through no fault of his own.
So does anyone have an urban fireside with a little empty space next to it? Anne thinks Freddie could even suit someone living in a flat.
Please post this one far and wide. Let's put a smile on Anne's face and find Freddie his dream home.


Anonymous said…
Many thanks for featuring Penny on here. :)

I cannot log in at all, but I am Penny's (and was Otis') carer at the kennels and thought I would just add how lovely this little girl is.

Although she isn't that great with other dogs (still controllable though) she has got the most wonderful character with people.

My wpork colleague and I were talking about her today and we agreed that she is one of the nicest dogs ever bought in as a stray. Why she was never claimed I don't know but she certainly does not deserve this.

The problem is that we have a block of dogs sitting at work. All but Grace the lurcher (who is reserved) are Staffie's and their crosses, but unlike Penny they are sociable with other dogs and most are puppies. Why would anyone take on an older Staffie with dog to dog issues when there are cute puppies available with no issues?

I wish that someone would bypass her age and her issues and see her for the loving, affectionate, playful, typical Staffie that she is.

When she goes out for her run she relishes rolling in the grass in the sunshine. She rolls about and makes grunting noises resembling a pig! If you crouch down she runs over and showers you in Staffie love and all she wants is a human to call her own.

Sadly this is the side that 'they who pull the strings' do not see. They see a bit of paper with a number on it. She is C127, not Penny the fat but lovable scrump that I know.

Hopefully the person that is going to offer Penny the life she deserves is just round the corner, just like Otis' new mum was.

To me, the dogs are not just statistics, but living breathing beings and I find it desperately unfair that these beautiful Staffordshire Bull Terriers are victomised so much.

Penny did have a visitor a few weeks back. They came over with their toddler who was fussing and kissing Penny and Penny was revelling in the attention. They let her run around with Penny for about alf an hour before announcing that they could not adopt Penny because it was a well known fact that Staffies attack people.

My heart sank because this is so untrue.

Anonymous said…
Penny has got someone coming to view her tomorrow with a view to adopting her.

Emma :)

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