Below you will find news from our happily re-homed dogs and cats. They will tell you about their new life and their new owners, their new friends and their new experiences. Please send your stories in to firstname.lastname@example.org
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BobDate taken home: Mid Feb 2013 Hi everyone, It's been a couple of weeks now so I thought I'd email and let you all know how Bob is going. Absolutely in love with my new mate, he is such a lovely boy and seems to have settled right in at home. Bob and I walk at least twice a day plus a game of fetch, as you know he is crazy about. He loves the beach (but not sure about that sea foam). Bob is great with commands and improving on his crazy ball obsession. Thank you for recommending Abby the dog trainer also, saw today for some guidance on the ball obsession which I thoroughly enjoyed, and will catch up again with her in a week or two also, we are going to work with hand command training just incase Bob does go deaf in his other ear I'll be prepared. While I'm here emailing I just wanted to mention how impressed I was with your set up there, you can see how important all the dogs are to you, saw such a loving loyalty to these animals. Talking with others about the refuge who have been out there, they said the same thing. Thanks to the lovely lady who bought Bob out to the yard, she has great knowledge and a warm nature, that made the experience enjoyable.
ChloeDate taken home: April 2011 Hi every one, I just though I would send you a picture of Chloe and her best friend Leroy in the background. Chloe was called Noodle when we got her from you in April 2011. Chloe and Leroy share the same sleeping quarters, our closed in back veranda. We quite often find Chloe rubbing up against Leroy and sleeping next to his bed. Chloe has the most beautiful, gentle personality. She gets carried all over the house by Duante' 6yrs and Michael Jr 7yrs. She is more than happy to lay on my lap while I brush her. Thank you for Chloe, she has completed our family.
FarleyDate taken home: Dec-12 Hey guys just before Christmas I came in and adopted Farley so I am just giving you an update on my little princess! She is loving her new life she is spoilt rotten and loves to play she came to my home town of Kingaroy for Christmas and played with my mums rag doll cat called Gus she got so many gifts from Santa paws and has almost broken them all she loves to come crawl into bed after a hard day of playing! We love her to bits thank you all at sippy creek for being so helpful
HenryDate taken home: March 2013 Hi All! Just thought I would send you some pics and an update on Henry! He has settled in so well. So different from when we first met at Sippy. He is loving life in his new home – he has put on a bit of weight….he is quite fond of his food! His favourite spot is on his very own lambswool blanket on my bed. He has become my constant companion – he is wherever I am! His personality has gone from a little grumpy at Sippy to affectionate at home – he loves his cuddles and his belly rubs! I am so happy to have him share my home – I can’t imagine life without him now! I can’t thank you enough for my little boy – he is just so precious! Kind Regards Heather
JewelDate taken home: Late 2012 Hi Kym. It didn't take Jewel long to make herself at home. Haha She is such a beautiful affectionate girl. We love her so much already. Thank you so much for letting Jewel become part of our family. She is truly precious :)
KiriDate taken home: Sept 2012 When Kiri first came to the refuge she was in shocking condition. She had skin problems and severely underweight. To look at her now, you wouldn't realise this beautiful girl has been to hell and back. Her new human family and furry sisters love her to bits. Kiri is the smart girl in the pic not getting her feet wet.
LucyDate taken home: Oct-12 We adopted Lucy (staffy cross) in October. We adopted her the first day we saw he. She is so intelligent, affectionate and gentle. They trained her very well, she is very obedient. She felt at home right away and loves waking us up with a kiss on the forehead in the morning! Thank you!
Milly & TillyDate taken home: 2007 Hi There, I adopted Milly and Tilly in 2007, when they were 4 1/2 years old and in a terrible state. Well, they will be 10 this year and are loving life!! They moved to Sydney with us and back again, and survived the birth of their Human Brother in 2008!! Here is a picture of them with my son. They still have trust issues with new people but are the most amazing, beautiful, loving girls. I could not imagine my life without them. Thanks for bringing us together, Love Lauren
OdinDate taken home: 29th March 2012 Hello there to all the staff and volunteers at the SC Animal Refuge,
We adopted Immanual on the 29th of March 2012 (Renamed Odin) he fits right in with family and is much loved. He is rarely far from our other cat as you can see. They are inseparable even when Odin wants to play and Mister doesn't. The children adore him and he receives an in the door hello before i do. He's very active and has taught our other cat to be more active while our other cat has taught him to meow like this and you receive food, =) Thank you so much for finding the perfect addition to our family, we look forward to having him around for many years to come. Thanks, Quin, Lori, Nicholas, Xave and Lucian
Pirate PussDate taken home: Late 2012 Pirate Puss is doing very well, even sporting a new hair cut for summer!!
SamanthaDate taken home: Aug-12 Samantha has taken over the house and has her spots she spends sleeping during the day, she will come and give you a rub saying I want something, and mainly it is food. She spends time just sitting at the front door looking out or at the window in the bathroom surveying the outside and getting her fresh air..she likes to run up and down the passage which is her exercise, she is a very clean cat, and has fitted into the household very well, and is very spoilt ! thank you for the opportunity to have another PUSS. She has taken over the house and has her spots she spends sleeping during the day, she will come and give you a rub saying I want something, and mainly it is food, She spends time just sitting at the front door looking out or at the window in the bathroom surveying the outside and getting her fresh air.. she always comes out to take us to bed, at around 8.30pm and then she will sleep at the foot of the bed,,
SandyDate taken home: Mid 2012 Here's a little update on our beloved pup. My first and favourite dog Sandy. Aptly renamed due to her extreme love of off leash beach walks. The change in her sweetheart shy personality when she hits the sand is fantastic! She's all play and spins and spends the majority of the walk on her back doing "sand angles". She impressed us no end when she perfectly executed a forward roll-sand angle then spun a 360 on her feet all on one fluid movement. Looked quite chuffed with herself she did.
SpudDate taken home: March 2012. Spud who was once known as Panda is much loved by each and everyone of us and he has a wonderful personality. Spud loves to go to the beach and to go for walks. He has a fettish for gardening and has already remodeled many pot plants and has shortend the garden hose multiple times. He has been impressed with the the taste of the garden sprinkler and gets along perfectly with Pavalova our pet chicken.Spud loves playing with other dogs. We are extremily happy having Spud in the family; its fantastic.Spud has picked up the basics like sit, stay, laydown and fetch.
Thank you for saving our special boy. Olivia,Owen,Jeremy,Laura and Robert Dickson
PatsyDate taken home: 2012 Hi Kym and all the other wonderful people that looked after our Patsy. Just wanted to let you all know that the beautiful Patsy has settled in well and loves her new home. She doesn't get too excited about anything, and we have learnt that she hates the surf but is happy to be at the beach just not too close to the water. We love her to bits and she loves the cat, amazing (we actually leave them in the house together and they are fine.) I wanted to keep in touch mainly because you looked after Patsy for so long we thought you would want to know how she was going. We wish you could all see her here in her environment, she is so happy. Kind Regards, Cayleen.
PedroDate taken home: Feb-12 I just wanted to let you know how good Pedro has been since the first day we got him, so I sent you a picture of him on his first day with us. He has been great with our cat Daisy and the other dogs.
Regards Sam Lloyd
PedroDate taken home: 2012 Pedro
Just letting you know Pedro is doing so well. He is so good around cats and dogs and
is so lovely to every-one, he is a perfect match for us, thank-you so much, from Sophie,Pedro and Family Xxx Ooo
RedDate taken home: Sep-12 I would just like to thank you on a wonderful new addition to our family - We changed Boris's name to Red. He has settled into our home very well and stays inside with us to sleep at night time. He is loving and learning new things like going to the beach on weekends and daily walks which he loves. He is such a gentleman and a mummy's boy! I look forward to many more years of companionship with this true big man. Kind Regards Trish, Dan and Emma
RoverDate taken home: 2011 My first day as a volunteer I saw Rover. A gentle boy with a big heart and in need of some love. I fell in love with Rover and it became apparent I couldn't wait to take him home after a couple of visits. I convinced the family and prayed that if he was still there the next week, it was meant to be. He has fitted in perfectly, is a much loved addition. He spends his time playing with our neighbours dog who he loves and with the kids. He is a big cuddler and is so well behaved. I wonder if he realises how lucky we think we are to have him. We are busy planning our next dog friendly holiday together so he truly knows the family that plays together, stays together. Tina.
SaffronDate taken home: May-12 I wanted to share a little feel good message with you. My daughter and I came to Sippy Creek on Friday 11th May to select a dog. Our choice was a 10 month old Ridgeback cross Boxer named Saffron. She is settling into her new home wonderfully. My daughter and Saffron were resting together after playing ball in the morning. It warms my heart to see such a loving connection.Thank you Tracey Fletcher
SassyDate taken home: Mar-12 We adopted Sassy in March 2012 and we wouldn't have had it any other way.
Of couse just like any lab Sassy loves her food especially jam and fresh cream butterfly cakes.
Sassy has fitted well into our family, and brings a lot of fun and joy to our house hold.
She is quiet mischievous when it comes to food, she quite frequently opens up our back door and helps her-self by dragging it outside or knocking it down.
She also loves getting into anything that she can destroy or that makes noises.
When we first got Sassy we couldn't get her into the water but now with a little bit of reassurance she will go in but as soon as she goes in she is out again.
We are working our way into her fear of hoses and vacuums she run and hides when these come out, so hopefully we can help her overcome this fear.
Thank you for allowing Sassy to come to your Refuge. If you hadn't have allowed her to be adopted, we wouldn't be able to call Sassy our beautiful,mischievous and affectionate Labrador who we have always wanted.
Manix Family and Sassy