We would like to say a massive congratulations to the boarding kennels that we are using and that are helping us with our rescue dogs for being awarded by the Pembrokeshire council as the BEST kennels in 2013 after the councils official inspections. CLWB KENNELS are superb kennels that we highly recommend as boarding kennels, the owners care very much about the animals who are well treated and very clean, they are also fed very high quality food. The dogs are also exercised and socialised every day. WELL DESERVED.
As a thank you to all our customers that have been knitting away making some lovely coats for the dogs this winter we will be holding a fashion show soon with all of our dogs flashing off their new coats. We will be posting pictures of the dogs in their flash new coats aswell so all our customers can see the dogs and our very generous knitters can see all of their hard work on the very happy and warm dogs. We would like to appologise for the delay in pictures of the dogs in their coats, As the weather hasnt been too nice we didnt want to ruin the coats so when we get the next dry day we will be getting pictures of the dogs.
We are continuing to rescue dogs as we always have done since we first registered as a charity in 2006 but due to the success of moving our shop to larger premises we have been able to start new initiatives to help more animals and owners in these hard times.
We have the use of some smashing kennels in a beautiful spot, visitors are actively welcome to look around the kennels (without prior warning). The dogs are allowed outside to play, in secure fields, with a stream to paddle in, they are allowed to play together, if they have appropriate personalities. Which they often acquire, after the work put in by the kennel owners and their family of youngsters who live there. The kennels are clean and don't smell, even in last summers hot weather. If you would like to help with the dogs or walk them, please contact us. There are some lovely walks there.
We are working with Womens Aid to help animals caught up in bad human situations. We have recently experienced some particularly nasty bullying tactics ourselves and feel strongly animals (or children) should not be caught up with this sort of behaviour. It becomes a great worry for children and owners when on top of coping with really bad situations, they have the added worry of what, is going to happen to the families pet/s.
A dog is born with all the loyalty, empathy, unconditional love it takes us a life time, if not longer, to learn, why should they suffer for humans stupidity, ignorance or ego trips.
Our financial commitment to animals is very important. If you need financial help with a vets bill or kennelling bill if you complete our application form online, it will go before our funding committee who will complete some checks, in total confidentiality, they will discuss the situation and will offer financial help where appropriate.
We are also running a voucher scheme with the Food Bank in Cardigan. we have dog food donated to the charity, especially generous is Pets at Home in Aberystwyth. We DO NOT feed this to our personal pets, it all goes to feed our dogs in foster care or in our kennels or animals caught up in the financial crisis of their owners. We feel that these initiatives are all going to help animals in most need. We are here to listen to any helpful suggestions on how to improve our service. We will also help with any advice or queries.
IF YOU HAVE ANY TIME TO SPARE, EVEN AN HOUR A WEEK, WE WOULD WELCOME VOLUNTEERS. EVERYONE WHO WORKS WITH THIS CHARITY IS AN UNPAID VOLUNTEER. THE ONLY CRITERIA IS A GOOD SENSE OF HUMOUR, HONESTY, PATIENCE AND LOYALTY.
Today was another emotional day as we lost our 16 year old Golden retriever. We rescued Jenny when she was 12 weeks old. There were several of her litter siblings living in town and now there are only George and Rosie. She was such a bubbly little dog who loved going down to Ceibwr beach in Moylgrove. She used to dive into the river and dick out the biggest stones she could find and leave them on the beach. She also had a small teddy that was her little baby. She chewed every toy she ever had up apart from this. She has now gone to join Mickey with her baby. R.I.P Jenny, you were such a big part of our lives and we will miss you so much.
Sadly we lost one of our dogs last week. He was getting to be an old boy. The vets told us we would of lost him around 6 months ago but he came fighting back. He was fighting as hard as he could to beat his heart murmur but unfortunatly he lost his battle and past away. His final few years were as good as they could be for our little fighter. His Saluki girlfriend is rather upset and is feeling a bit lost. What made Mikki so special was that he was a golden chihuahua and on the tip of his nose he had a little heart. He was also the best guard dog we have ever had yapping at everybody that walked through the door. R.I.P Mikki, you will be sadly missed. Thank you for everything you have taught us.