Sim

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“Just to let you know that Sim is still going strong……..he is been very ill but for now he is doing great.
He is diagnosed with borderline cushing-diseas but going very much up and down, so it is very difficult to start treatment.
We do not use any medication because it can make him more ill and he seems to do OK.
We love him very much even do he can bark like a seal and can be very headstrong, but he is such a gentle happy old man.

Brigitte Caro netherlands”

Callie

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“Hi Jane

This is Callie jumping for joy!! He came to us last October from Phoenix and it didn’t take us long to realise what a clever dog he is (of course, we all think our children are the best don’t we!).  He loves to learn new things and laps up knowledge like a sponge although we don’t let him do too much jumping as he is only a young dog so we have to think of other things to do. His latest is putting his ball in one end of a raised drain pipe and catching it at the other end and filling a bucket with balls secreted around the garden.

Enough of the boasting and a big thank you to all at Phoenix.

Regards

Julia & Loraine (& Li LI our little black job)”

Alex

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A success story with a twist!

Alex has just come off our adoption pages, as his Carer, Phil, has bonded with him, and given that poor Alex had such an incredibly rough start, and Phil is doing wonders with him, we’re happy to hear that Phil wants to keep him for the foreseeable!

Jack

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Jack was going stir-crazy behind bars at Bergerac SPA.

We’re not sure if it was our assistance with advertising that helped, but in any case, we’re thrilled that he went to his new home in June, 2013.

Elvis

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Elvis was one of the litter that we called the “Heinz 57 Famous Five” – 5 pups who were found abandoned in a bin……

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Well, it all turned out well in the end for him, as you can see from these two photos and this video of him splashing about in the river!

Thank you Mark & Katy for adopting him.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6g6tz8Lq29s

Batman

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Poor, elderly Batman. Our hearts nearly all broke when we helped the Perigueux SPA launch an appeal for him. Alone and scared at the SPA, hard of hearing and sight, poor Batman was struggling, and would cry when nobody was with him.

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Thank goodness for angels! Our friends at Twilight have taken him in forever. He’ll now be loved for the rest of his life.

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Here he is, arriving at Twilight

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And here he is with Leeanne from Twilight, meeting another new arrival, from whom he is now inseparable!

 

Follow his progress on their website

Sooty – now Suki!

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Sooty was another beautiful babe that we rescued from the SPA.

It wasn’t long after she arrived in Phoenix care that she was re-homed, and her new owners say they’d never part with her!

 

Update on Neige

By Jane Hunt from the Phoenix PR Team:

“I had a lovely afternoon out today to visit Neige, this lovely girl who was found alone and scared at the supermarket in Vergt, near Phoenix HQ. She was picked up by Rik & Sheelagh (Mr & Mrs Phoenix) and taken into the Vergt commune pound, due to lack of foster space. Big dogs are very hard to re-home and the future was not bright for Neige, so an urgent appeal was called for, given that the only option available at that time was the SPA, where she wouldn’t have fared well. Linda and Mike responded to the appeal. An ideal family, with plenty of big dog experience. These piccies say it all……..”

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“Here’s looking at you, brown eyes”

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Neige was chipped and vaccinated today. The Vet said she was in good health, but at ‘only’ 39 kilos, still quite underweight…..

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.Neige has settled in very well with the two cats and with Gus, the brown labrador, all of them rescues…….

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Here she is with her new mum, Linda.

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Neige with her family. It was obvious how much they love her.

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Out for a tour of the beautiful grounds with mum. She walks really well on the lead, so must have had some training in the past…….

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Bye Neige, I’m so glad your mum and dad happened to see the advert that day. You couldn’t be in a more perfect home.

Pippa

“Hi, enclosed are a couple of photos of Pippa, whom we adopted a few weeks ago.
Pippa has settled in well, doesn’t like going out in the rain! and gets on well with our 2 cats.
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Vicky

Vicky 1 juneVicky found herself in the pound at 9 years old, through no fault of her own. We whisked her out into Phoenix foster care. We were staggered how anyone could possibly dump this lovely, perfect girl.

She’s was re-homed in June 2013 and will now live happily ever after as she deserves.

Canelle & Cookie

These two pups were the remaining 2 from a litter of 12!

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They were due to be put to sleep unless a home was promised for them by birth. A distressed third party, Ruth, rang Phoenix for help.

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Having given lots of advice to Ruth about advertising for homes prior to the birth, we committed to finding homes for 6 of the pups, but in the end, only 2 needed to come into foster care as Ruth had done an incredible job in advertising for homes!

MAX (was Idéfix)

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAThis is Max, formerly Idéfix. He had to be re-homed as his owner fell ill.

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAHe’s gone to a new home where he has a sister, Gracie. Gracie was grieving for her previous companion, but has cheered up completely now that Max is here!

Rasta

“Received the very sad news from Chrissie and Bertie that the wonderful Rasta has gone to play in doggie heaven. We feel that we were so lucky to have been part of her life and are so grateful to Chrissie and Bertie for giving her the forever home. She has had a wonderful time with them and holly and rocky. She has been spoiled and if love could have saved her she wouldn’t have gone. She was our first foster dog and as such she has a special compartment in our heart that no other dog can have. We say a big thank you to Chrissie and Bertie for loving her. We remain very positive as we are now on our 4th foster dog and Rasta was the start of it all. Enjoy your play dear Rasta and we send you a big hug. Glad we saw you Monday morning.”
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Rue (was Chérie)

Rue juin 2013“Rue gives everyone a huge amount of fun, except the cat who spends most of its time in the trees as Rue wants to play …

We are just starting to take her short rides in the car with a nice walk as a reward.  We are really blessed in Siorac as there are so many tracks in the Foret de la Bessède

Hope your new charges are going well.

All our best wishes

Helen

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Toupie

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Toupie was left stranded when her owner died. Thankfully, she was quickly adopted by Carol who says that she is now part of the family.

Here she is (centre) with her new friends, enjoy a social walk at the lake.

Pearl and Sapphire

Pearl & Sapphire (was Lily & Lola)noname“Hi Lynda and Trevor,

A quick note to let you know that les girls have settled in beautifully. They are eating well, pooing well and generally wrecking the place.

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Even the journey home was OK as they decided to have a nap for most of the motorway bit and enjoyed Stan Kenton on the twisty bits.

They are wonderful and so much better that the TV. In fact, we tried to watch Springwatch last night but were distracted most of the time as the girls were so much more interesting.

We put the dog cage in the lounge with a bed, water dish and litter tray inside, put the kittens in, locked the door and went to bed. By the time we were ready for bed Pearl had already appeared in the bedroom having got through the bars, so that idea has been abandoned. They have adopted the space behind a cushion on a sofa and have all their naps there so that seems like a good solution.

We think they are perfect and are so grateful to you for all your hard work in saving them and then bringing them to this stage.

Yvette & Mike”

See this video of these 2 gorgeous girls in their new home – just shows why sometimes it’s better to adopt in pairs!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y19SCpYVF-s&feature=youtu.be

Pippa

When Pippa came to Phoenix, she was in such a bad state, she had no fur. She was loving ‘restored’ by Yvonne, Foster Carer and adopted in May, 2013.

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Molly, Baz & Maxwell

Baz (black & white boy), Molly (black girl) and Maxwell (ginger boy) all shared a pen at Foster Carer, Lynda & Trevor Atkins’.

One day, a lovely man came to visit Baz and Molly, who although not related, were firm friends. He agreed to adopt them and was to come back to collect them.

However, he couldn’t bear to think of Maxwell being left behind, so he rang Lynda as soon as he got home and reserved all three!

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