When Pixie came to us it was obvious he was in a lot of pain on one of his back legs. He would snap when we went near it. After Xrays we saw why, his hip joint was causing a lot of problems for him. Now he has had an operation to relieve the pain he is much happier. It has been decided he will stay at Happy Days now with the friends he has made here.
Harry, everyone’s favourite, such a sad boy when he came to us from a puppy farm. Jill did extensive work with him to make him the boy he is today. He comes into dog club twice week with his 2 handlers and amazes us with the things he has learnt over the years. Harry will never be homed as he could not cope in a house.
Tess is a lovely collie who was owned by Val, one of our Dog Club members. Sadly Val died suddenly. A letter was found by her family asking them if any thing happened to her to please take Tess to Jill at Happy Days. We hope Val would be happy that we have done our best for her little friend. She comes into class to spend time with her old friends on Saturday mornings.
Sonny/Pauline was found in Romania when one of our volunteers was out there visiting one of the shelters we have animals from. Sadly she was so young only about 4 weeks when found and missed those vital weeks with her Mum. She is very nervous especially of men. Jill has been working with her and she is a lot better, but it has been decided that she should stay at Happy Days where she is happy and can live stress free.
Nita came to Happy Days after Jill saw her photo on the internet. She had been found pinned under a tree in Romania. She had been there for 2 or 3 days and had a very bad open fracture of her front leg. It was already infected so had to be amputated. She was a very frightened girl and would bite anyone who came near her. Jill arranged to have her transported, she knew she had to help her. After many months she allowed Jill to touch her, the rest is history, she is now one of Jills best dogs and works with Jill doing behavioural work. She had changed the lives of many dogs that have come to Jill with their owners for help. She recently went with Jill and some of our team to Bangor University when Jill did a lecture about her work with aggressive dogs, rescue and dog training. She sat in the middle of a crowd of students and lapped up all the attention.