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Thursday, 20 July 2017

Northumberland Gazette. A Day In The Life Of.....

Had a great day last Friday with James Willoughby from  the Northumberland Gazette. Here's his take on a day in the life of a member of Team SHAK......

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Tuesday, 18 July 2017

Noise And Action For Eden To Absorb.....

So with so much happening on a farm at this time of year I thought today might just be a good day for Eden to enjoy some sunshine and see a little of the outside world.....


Monday, 17 July 2017

Amazing Work.....

David and Melissa had a fantastic afternoon with Ged and Eden. You have to remember the state of Ged with a collar when he arrived, and also this is the first time anyone but me has taken Eden out.....


Saturday, 15 July 2017

Just Amazing.....

Another day where the feeling just can't be put into words. I'd like you to remember how Ged was when he arrived, then compare it to this.....


Team Tea Break Time With Eden.....

Yesterday I thought I'd raise the bar ever so slightly again with Eden as she's done so well coming into the office when there has just been us.

So with half a dozen of us in, she made a new friend in Wendy.....


Thursday, 13 July 2017

Can You Give Kai A Home.....

Kai is ready for his new home. He's a 7yr old Staffy cross, he's chipped and neutered. He's so  loving,  an absolute sweetheart.

Totally child friendly, dog friendly with introduction. Possibly cats depending on cat.

He does have a sensitive stomach so he's on James well beloved hypoallergenic.

Email sarahmcalpine2000@yahoo.co.uk. Homecheck and adoption fee applies.



Wednesday, 12 July 2017

Can You Give Cleo A Home.....

Cleo hasn't had the best of starts to life, but is another that loves having fun.


She too needs to learn a few manners, but an active life would certainly help her settle into a calmer way of living!

She loves a tennis ball, and loves to please.

Please note it is the charity's policy not to rehome a dog with children unless we have prior knowledge that the dog has been with children before. For an application form please contact foreverfoster@shak.org.uk 

Could You Give Chuck A Home.....

Little Chuck is great fun. A real character that shows the fun side of life no matter what your mood is!



Chuck needs to learn some manners, which we are trying to do, but he oozes love and with some guidance will make a great companion.

An experienced Staffordshire Bull Terrier home is essential, as well as an active home. If you think you could offer this amazing boy all he needs, then please contact foreverfoster@shak.org.uk

Please note it is the charity's policy not to rehome a dog with children unless we have prior knowledge that the dog has been with children before. 

Can You Give Beck A Home.....

I've had a great day at our other kennels today, and thought I'd share some of the amazing dogs we have there.....





Beck is an adult German Shepherd who came to us malnourished and with some health issues. We have hopefully turned the corner with his ear infections and weight problems, whilst he is clearly enjoying the attention. Beck doesn't just skive and lie about at the kennels, he has a job to do! Whether that be picking up empty bottles along the road, or carrying his squeaky stick, he has to be busy..... typical German Shepherd really.

Beck is looking for a an experienced German Shepherd home that understands the breed and are willing to help him combat his ongoing journey to full fitness.

Please note it is the charity's policy not to rehome a dog with children unless we have prior knowledge that the dog has been with children before. For an application form please contact foreverfoster@shak.org.uk

Tuesday, 11 July 2017

Tea Break Time.....

Looks like I have regular company on my tea breaks now.....


Monday, 10 July 2017

Eden Goes Inside!....

Still trying to introduce Eden to the big wide world, today Lennox showed her around the office.....






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Sunday, 9 July 2017

Can You Give Ellie A Home.....

One of the most difficult things to accept doing this job is when a dog arrives needing us through no fault of their own. It's even worse when the dog in question really struggles to adjust to kennel life.

Ellie certainly fits into that category having arrived via the dog wardens after her owners circumstances changed.  The fact we know a little of her history means I can't divulge things on here, but Ellie certainly has had a raw deal.

In the kennels she loves everybody but displays signs of stress around the other dogs. It's so sad to see, and when two of our volunteers offered to take her home for a couple of days it really was a great opportunity to see the real Ellie. I think we are all amazed at the transformation she showed simply living a normal life, and it's fair to say Brad and Amy had a wonderful time with her. She even joined us for a pint in the local on Friday night!

Having seen such a turn around in her whilst away from kennels we are now launching an appeal for an experienced foster home for Ellie with no other dogs or children under 16 to give her the little bit of respite she needs and a new start.

If you would like to be considered for giving this beautiful girl a chance then please contact foreverfoster@shak.org.uk

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Thursday, 6 July 2017

Extra, Extra, Read All About It.....

It's been a busy time to with the media. Here's a feature in this month's Living North magazine, our column in today's Northumberland Gazette, and a piece from Dogs Today Magazine.....

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Eden Discovers Rain.....

Another little one who is responding to a big week is Eden. We have to remember that she has NEVER been outside before. Earlier this week her boyfriend Lennox made sure she was ok when she encountered rain for the first time.....

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Ged Making Friends.....

Little Ged has continued to progress so quickly, And as you can see he now has more new friends in Melissa and David.....

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Monday, 3 July 2017

Unbelievable For Eden.....

Another sensational session was had outdoors with Eden this afternoon. Clearly the fear is still there, but with the help of her friends she actually seemed to take an interest. Just watch that nose go.....


Sunday, 2 July 2017

Outside For Ged And Eden!!!..

It was a MASSIVE day yesterday as I decided to step it up a little with Ged and Eden. Ged had progressed so well so quickly it seemed a natural progression to try him on a lead.....

Eden we just really needed to give her a taste of the outside world. Although she was terrified she kept a constant eye on her new best friend Lennox, and hopefully we have at least given her a little something to think about.

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