We are absolutely heartbroken to welcome Doris, now 13 years old, back into our care after spending 4 years in a loving home. Please take a few minutes to read Doris’ story as it is truly devastating and we desperately need a miracle for her.
Doris is one of those unlucky dogs who has never quite found her happy ever after. She has come close several times but each time it has been cruelly snatched away from her. Doris was originally abandoned at the rescue late one winter night back in 2013. We were horrified when we discovered her as she had been shoved into a small animal pen and was left alone and cold in the dark.
After such a cruel start Doris became deeply attached to those who gave her an ounce of kindness, so much so that she would become extremely distressed when we had to leave her.
Doris soon won over the hearts of a family of dog walkers who regularly came to the rescue to take her for walks and so after weeks of building a strong bond they decided to adopt her. Sadly after just 1 week with her new family it became apparent that she could not live with children and so she was returned to us.
Several months later Doris found what we thought would be her forever home with a retired couple but after just 5 months the man in the home suddenly passed away and the lady could not cope on her own so Doris came back to us once more.
After so much upheaval and heartbreak landing back in kennels was traumatic for both Doris and the kennel staff, she really struggled here and we desperately needed to find her a home and special human to love her. We launched an appeal in the local paper and a very kind man came forward to offer Doris the home she so desperately needed.
For the past 4 and a half years Doris has been truly loved and doted on by her dad but tragically he has recently been battling with a terminal illness and has now had to go into hospital. Poor Doris had nowhere to go and family turned to us for help. As we promise to be there for all of our dogs for the rest of their lives we moved some things around so that Doris could come back to safety with us and once again we welcomed her with open arms.
We are absolutely full to bursting at this time of year but we could not turn her away. Poor Doris is now around 13 years old, she is bewildered and confused. She desperately misses her dad and kennels are no place for her. We know that Doris’ dad will be just as devastated as we are knowing his special, beloved companion is back in kennels.
We desperately need a stable, retirement home for Doris to help heal her broken heart.
Unfortunately Doris cannot live with other animals or children and will need a home with someone around for most of the day. This is a big ask we know but there has to be someone out there who can help.
If you can genuinely offer Doris a loving forever home where you can commit to her for the rest of her life please call 0151 931 1604.