Can You Help Us Find Hester And Maddie Their Furever Home?
In their first blog of 2017, our friends at All Dogs Matter tell us why 2016 was such an exciting year and why they’re looking forward to the New Year. And we feature this month's dogs for re-homing, Hester and Maddie.
2016 was a busy year at All Dogs Matter as we took in nearly 450 dogs, with a big increase over Christmas and New Year. Surprisingly, the majority of strays coming into our care were adult dogs, not unwanted Christmas puppies as many people think. Thankfully adoption is on the up and we now even have a waiting list for people who want to adopt a dog rather than just purchasing one online. In December we held our last Staffie Month of 2016 and, despite Staffies still being one of the most abandoned breeds, we found new homes for 102 sweet Staffies last year!
Our Evening with All Dogs Matter in November was one of our most successful evenings so far. We were joined by our supporters Jane Fallon, Ricky Gervais, Angela Humphrey and Anneka Svenska along with 60 other guests to make this one of our most successful evenings so far, the Auction was record-breaking for us raising about £3000!
Events are critical for our fundraising and our first event of 2017 will be a Valentines Dog Walk on Hampstead Heath in on Sunday 12th February at 11am. Registration is from 10.30 with a £5 entry fee per dog and there’ll be lots of goodies and doggie treats along the way. You can find more information here. We’re also looking for runners for the North London Half Marathon. If you fancy getting on your running shoes, please contact us and visit their website www.northlondonhalf.com
Here is this month's featured dogs looking for homes....
Hester is a beautiful Staffie Cross who has come to All Dogs Matter after she was found abandoned.
Hester is approximately 6-7 years old and is a lovely, friendly dog. She’s in a foster home at the moment, where she is having a wonderful time! Hester is house trained, crate trained and knows some basic commands. When she’s showing off, she does a lovely “paw”! Hester can be left on her own and will happily settle down on her own. She likes her toys and will play happily (although she hasn’t mastered “fetch” yet!). Hester can live with children of 10 and above.
Hester can be choosy with her doggy friends, so will need to be the only dog in her new home.
Maddie was rescued as a puppy but sadly her beloved owner passed away over Christmas, so she is once again homeless.
Maddie is such a friendly dog, with an equally big heart. She is fully house trained and calm in the home. She knows basic commands and gives a good paw! She is good with other dogs and has lived with a bossy Yorkie Cross who used to steal her toys all the time! Maddie walks really nicely on the lead and has good recall.
She will make a great companion or an equally good family dog! We would prefer to find a new home with direct access to a garden and preferably with owners who have owned dogs before.
Hester and Maddie are just two of the dogs we have looking for homes at the moment. If you would like any further information about any of our dogs or would like to know how you can get involved, please just get in touch via our website www.alldogsmatter.co.uk or email firstname.lastname@example.org