Letters to Mutts
It's great to hear from people who have given a home and a family to one of our dogs. Here are some of the letters we've received.
Hello all at Mutts In Distress,
My name is Jessie (you would have known me as Abbi). I have settled in well with my new family, finally got them to behave as I want them to! We had a few problems when I first moved in, I was not too sure about going to the toilet in the garden or park. That’s all under control now. Today we went to the Greyhound & Lurcher show at Great Notley Country Park and I met lots of new friends. Thank you all for looking after me so well, while I was waiting for my new family to pick me up. Good luck to all the other dogs staying with you at the moment, I am sure they will all find homes as good as mine. Love Jessie xx
Hello Mutts in Distress,
I would like to inform you that one of your long term residents, Lara the Boxer dog, who we took on nearly four years ago, has passed away.
Lara was ten years old when we took her on, reaching almost fourteen, she had done so well in a loving home and was adored.
She had such a wonderful life and brought us so much happiness. We took her to many places and she experienced lots of things, regularly going paddling in our nearby rivers and retrieving huge rocks.
She was truly an amazing dog and we feel blessed to have been part of her life. We miss her so much.
The work you do is so important and rewarding, giving all your dogs a new home and the chance to be loved again makes me happy. Thank you for giving us the chance to make a difference to Lara’s life, we will never forget her. If you need any volunteer work done at Mutts, I’d be happy to help out.
Gary and Mandie.
Jackson, we think, is approx 16 years old. He came to us in March 2011 from Mutts in Distress, where he had been for 14 months having been abandoned sometime in December 2009.
During his time with us, he has survived 2 bouts of cancer and although he is now rather stiff and has fading eyesight he still enjoys life. He loves to go for gentle walks and plays when in the mood. He adores pottering round his garden and still loves his food, especially cocktail sausages which he was first given during his time at “Mutts”.
Jackson is a lovely old gent, he is very happy, safe and knows how much he is loved.
Jay, Mike and Brenden
Last Saturday we came and looked at the 2 beautiful GSD bitches and fell in love with them. We took them home with us and they are settling in well. They are a great addition to our family. Betty is now named Skye and Beau is now named Tarn. Thank you for making are family complete.
Julie and Paul McKeown
Hi everyone at Mutts,
I would just like to say a big thank you for your help and energy in finding
homes for our foster dogs. Particularly Pappa. Skippy has gone to a new home today,-
a perfect home to live as a companion to a 9 year old Collie girl with a
very similar energy – playful and youthful for her age.
Garden and long walks – super. I would like to make a donation to your charity.
Wishing you every success in your work with animals
Love and Light and Godbless you all,
We adopted Tiffany (now named Pippa) in mid December last year and she has been living the life ever since. She felt at home immediately and has quickly gotten used to sleeping in my bed every night and even sneaks up there during the day for a middle of the day snooze!
She absolutely loves her food and gets chicken every night, she also loves our other dog Billy – she worships the ground he walks on. She is extremely affectionate, she follows us around everywhere and constantly jumps onto our laps for cuddles, so I think it is fair to say that she has landed on her feet! We are pretty certain she had an abusive past as up until recently, any loud sound or sudden movement has made her cower and appear terrified which was very sad to see but luckily she has seen nothing but love ever since she came home. She and Billy make a classic Jack Russell team, they chase after anything and everything and bark like crazy.We are so pleased to have found Pippa, and Billy especially is a new happier dog ever since she came home. So thank you!
Lydia and Pippa
Bella here ..I have only been here 31 hrs but I know I am home. I have got at everyone before they got me but no-one took any notice!! I have my own crate with a duvet, vetbed and a fur throw inside. I get in there and go to sleep in a cosy corner. It is like a tent and I can still see what is going on as I have got a glass wall next to my den!! I have been for lovely walks and had some scrummy food. My humans are being cool, not overfussing me and letting me do everything in my own time, hey they even throw sausages at their feet that I used to think may hurt me.
Mum did tell me I was not coming back to you, so I wanted to say thanks to you and all the people that looked after me at the kennels. Without you all believing in me, I would never have found my family. I promise you all I am going to try and be good and wag my tail lots. I will send a photo in a week or so and keep you updated,
love and licks Bella. xxxx
ps, Look, I have had a haircut !