This picture shows Duffy & Suzie back in 2017 when they were rescued for the second time :(
Suzie's rescue story first started when she was brought to the pound by our volunteer Laura Gray in 2013. Suzie was just a puppy a couple of months old and was found by Laura with her mum and three litter siblings. It is thought her mum did have a home but was kicked out when she gave birth to her pups and Laura then found them trying to keep safe huddled under a car. :(
Little is known about Duffy's rescue story other than he too was rescued as a puppy and brought to the pound in 2013. Duffy and Suzie actually share the same (estimated) birthday despite not being litter brother and sister! They have always shared a kennel since they were very young and are therefore very bonded.
In 2016, it seemed that after four years at the pound, both dogs had got lucky and found their forever home together! They lived happily for some time as part of a family enjoying family life. Duffy especially loved his time spent with the family as he loves kids and getting attention in general so it was extremely hard for them when the family split up and left Muscat. Suzie & Duffy were supposedly being taken care of by the father of the family, but one of our volunteers heard about the situation and went to investigate. It was then that she found the dogs living under a porta cabin with no food, water or bedding and their collars had been removed so it looked as though they had been abandoned and left to fend for themselves once again :( :( Our volunteer went to a nearby supermarket to buy them food (seen eating in the picture), water and belts to use as a collar. After a feed, she put them in her car and brought them back to the pound where they have been ever since (over two years now). They get continuously overlooked by potential adopters despite being such loving dogs. There have been many times I have sat in their kennel with tears in my eyes and feeling desperately sad for them for being constantly overlooked while other dogs came and left. They were both however oblivious to my tears and just happy to have me to lean against and scratch their belly.
Anyway, the good news is that they have both been accepted to go to a kennel free dog rescue in the UK!! :) We are so thrilled for them as Duffy hates the kennel environment and Suzie is a shy girl who needs bringing out of her shell. This dog rescue sounds perfect for them both and they get to go TOGETHER!! We're keeping everything crossed that they have more luck over there than they have had in Oman and they find their forever homes quickly. These two deserve nothing but the best life and we can't wait to see them living life as part of a loving family! :) They fly on the 8th August with flight buddies Martin & Fiona! - (Thank you both for being their flight buddies and for your kind donation towards their travels) :) We wish Suzie & Duffy all the best for this new chapter of their lives and will have updates to follow...
Ellie is also leaving us this month. She's all booked onto her flight to Amsterdam on the 27th August and will be flying with Nikki Delve and Nikki's own two dogs! Nikki was also the flight buddy for our lovely Annie who flew to the UK in June and was officially adopted yesterday! (Thank you once again Nikki!)
Ellie is going to live in Somerset with her new mum Kim! :)
We'll be posting updates of her in her new home later in the month!