15th September 2019
What a lovely day for me. Milly came to see me. She travelled over with Lori to be his friend and help him to become a happier boy. Once we saw how long it was going to take him to recover we decided it was not fair on Milly to have to stay in kennels with him. We looked for a very special home for her and found one that was just perfect. Her little tail never stops wagging.
8th September 2019
Fingers crossed everyone we can get this poor girl out of Barland Kill Shelter very soon. We have a rescuer trying to get her and will keep her in her own house until we can get her ready to travel. I have called her Babs (Black and Beautiful). A lady has been feeding her on the streets for 4 years, she has begged a rescue to help her, she has never been any trouble. Now she is in the hands of the scum they call the dog catchers, we have to try and save her and get her to Happy Days so she can find a new life free from danger.
1st September 2019
Philip is feeling so much better now those nasty old worms are gone. He loves to come out and play with Tammy. He enjoyed all the brushing yesterday from Sian. Tammy is like a new dog, now she is up to the weight she should be. What a lovely pair, so glad we were able to get them to Happy Days, big thanks to everyone that had a hand in that.
11th August 2019
A very kind friend of Happy Days sent us a large donation just a couple of weeks ago and hoped it would be enough to save a dog, it is.
So introducing Ash, she will be arriving late September to join us at Happy Days, she is 10 years old and has been waiting in a cage for 5 years to be rescued. Well baby, you are coming home at last.
21st July 2019
Had a lovely phone call today to let us know that Sassi has settled into her new home really well. She has been there 2 weeks so today was allowed out for the first time. She was very good and walked beautifully on the lead. Thanks to dog club members that taught her lead walking skills. They are very pleased with her, and guess what, just as I said would happen, she hasn't been barking, she was just excited at being out of kennels. I cant tell you how much it means to us to have updates on the dogs and cats we re home.
7th July 2019
Our Little Miss Dixie was keeping something hidden !! The rescue she is with in Romania thought she was looking better and putting weight on now she is being looked after and having good food. Now we see why !! Our little girl is soon to become a Mother. So we can't move her until she has had her pups. This is the life of rescue, never a dull moment.
30th June 2019
Philip is doing very well. He is being treated by Lizzie at Rhyd Broughton and is improving every day. From a dog that didn't bother to come out of his kennel in Romania to our lovely lad who loves to see us. He is on restricted exercise at the moment and took me by surprise this morning by coming out of his kennel at a run. Lead on tomorrow my lad, you are obviously feeling much better.
12th May 2019
Our beautiful little Taz left for her new home today. She has waited a long time for the right home and she is a very lucky girl to have found a lady that is just perfect for her. She also has a new brother. What a lucky girl she is, have a great life Taz, I am sure going to miss you lovely girl. Job Done xx
21st April 2019
Our new resident rescue dog arrived last week. Jill was a bit excited to welcome her to Happy Days. She has been very badly treated and is extremely thin. We will be feeding her 6 times a day, small meals until she is up to the weight she should be. She can now look forward to a life full of love and cuddles from the Happy Days Gang.
31st March 2019
Our beautiful Sara left for her new home on Saturday. I don't think Jill wanted her to go. Always happens ! But this was one very special girl who had crept right into Jill's heart. She has had a wonderful home and we will see her every week in class. Got to put the dog first, but sometimes its hard.
13th January 2019
Jumping on the Happy Bus in two weeks time is Jade. Jill saw this photo of her in the dreaded Botosani Kill Station in Romania. She got in touch and offered to bring her to Happy Days. She is now having all her health checks ready to travel. I think all the girls will be fighting for a cuddle with this lovely girl.
6th January 2019
Our lovely Betty who we thought would live at Happy Days forever due to her past and her being so frightened, blossomed after arriving and working with Jill for a few weeks. She is such a wonderful girl Jill said it would be a shame not to find her a home. We were very lucky that one of our dog club members fell in love with her when she first arrived. Just after New Year off she went to live with Angela, a perfect match, good luck lovely girl.
18th November 2018
I was asked by a friend to find a new little middle aged dog for her little girl. Her little dog had died a few weeks before. I found Friday who was with a friend of ours in Rescue in Romania. Message to Carmen, dog booked on transport with Dana, assessed when he arrived to make sure he was suitable. Intro to resident dog went very well, home check done, Friday off to new home. That's how is should be, a bit of patience and the right dog in the right home. Lucky Friday, now Jangles x
4th November 2018
Betty will soon be arriving at Happy Days. This poor girl has been waiting 3 years for someone to notice her and offer to help her. She did have a home, but as she wasn’t any good at guarding they put her out on the street and shut the gates. She waited outside for a long time and then wandered off. This is when she was hit by a car. Her owners just left her lying there with 2 broken front legs. She was lucky someone saw her and she was taken to a vet for treatment but has been stuck in a little kennel and run ever since. We hope she will be rehomeable, but if not, she will be a friend for Lorenzo and will stay here with him to help him cope with life.
21st October 2018
7th October 2018
Well we did it, our annual sponsored walk. This year we walked around the Rhug Estate near Corwen. We had a great day, walking, eating lunch and of course chatting away. I love it when the 3 training groups come together to try and collect enough funds to help us through another year of rescue. We have over £1000 and hope to push it to £1500 once we have all the sponsor money in. Thank you everyone that took part or sponsored us, we have a great team here at Happy Days x
23rd September 2018
Our new dogs arrived this week. They were tired from the long journey but soon livened up once they had had a good nights sleep. They came into dog club this morning to meet some our club members that help us run our rescue. We will be doing our Sponsored Walk next Sunday at the Rhug Estate near Corwen, we hope to raise lots of money so we can rescue more animals.
16th September 2018
This little fella is called Friday as he was found by Carmen our rescue friend on a Friday. He is on his way to Happy Days and will arrive on Monday. Can't wait to meet him and give him a big love. I am sure he will soon be heading off for his new home. What's not to love about him. He already has someone interested, so after a few days to rest he will meet the dog who hopefully will be his new sister. If they don't hit it off, then he will be looking for a new home in a couple of weeks after assessment.
9th September 2018
Our lovely Nita can be a bit naughty. She was such a sad case when she arrived at Happy Days. Her name in Romania was 'Suffering' Bless her. After Jill spent many months working with her to show her we are really quite nice and the other dogs just want to play, she is a changed girl Jill even took her to Bangor University last year when she was giving a talk about her work doing rehab with very stressed dogs. She likes nothing better now than to get into the wood shed and dig holes, as she only has 3 legs she does it with her nose. This is the face Jill gets when she askes her if anyone has been digging holes. Me Mum, no, I have no knowledge of anyone digging holes at all !!
2nd September 2018
Alice left this week for her new home. She is a very lucky girl, she will have a sister to live with and a lot of family dogs to play with. We will miss Alice, she wasn't very well when she arrived and so has been here a bit longer than normal and we have all spoiled her. She didn't want to leave Paul who was one of her favourite people to cuddle with. Good Luck Alice, see you soon in training class.
26th August 2018
Our lovely old lady Skye, also known as Miss Pink Pyjamas is well and truly settled in her new home. After a phone call from our vet to say she had been taken in to be pts by her owners, but they would hand her over to rescue, Jill jumped in the car to go and collect her. At age 14 we didnt think she would get a home, but we were happy for her to live out her life at Happy Days. She was very matted so we had to shave all her fur off. As you can see, she is fully recovered, fur grown, beautiful and silky and she has a home to call her own. We miss her at Happy Days, but were very happy to see her leave for her retirement home. Job well and truly done x
19th August 2018
Big thanks to Matt and Emma for hosting our Rescue Committee meeting last week at their pub, The Fox and Hounds in Pwllglas near Ruthin. A warm welcome and great food as usual.
We had lots to discuss. Fund raising always top of the agenda.
This years main fund raiser will be a Sponsored Walk - Harry's Hike for Happy Days. Those of you that have followed the Harry Story from the start will know what a major thing it is for him to be able to come out for a walk with us. He is ok as long as he has his club friends and handlers with him. There will be more details soon for people that would like to sponsor Harry.
We hope our supporters will help us to keep doing the work we all love, saving animals who need us and putting a smile back on their little faces.
12th August 2018
Lucky Harry had a visitor this week. Anna used to come and sit with him and give him cuddles when he was first coming into Dog Club. She has been off to University for 3 years but he certainly had not forgotten her. He was soon cuddling up just like he used to. Harry is very lucky to have such a large fan club.
5th August 2018
Winnie and Bella have booked their seats on the Happy Bus and will be arriving with us in September. They are Mother and Daughter and need to be homed together. Just two small dogs who have had a rough time in Romania and ended up in a kill shelter ( I know those two words don't go together do they !) They were rescued by Sofia Radu and are being looked after at her Shelter. We cant wait for them to arrive so we can shower them with love and find them a good home for the rest of their lives.
29th July 2018
Alice came into dog club today to learn some basic commands for when she finds her new home. She had a great time getting to know everyone. She loves other dogs. We think she would be better homed with another dog to play with. She is about 1 - 2 years old, an all round lovely girl. She soon had Matt giving her cuddles and treats.
22nd July 2018
We carried our very frightened little lad Lorenzo into the training school yesterday to see if he would socialise or at least take some interest in another dog and people. We could not have been happier. He cuddled in to Jill's dog Jo and had a good look at everyone. He didn't walk around but it is early days, he has come on so much in the short time he has been here. 4 people sat with him and talked to him, he even had a bit of a brush. Small steps, but steps in the right direction of his rehabilitation.