Double the fun with Dolly & Dixie
CHRISTMAS 2015 saw the Hillingdon RSPCA dealing with a lot of sadness, both human and animals. We were called to incidents of domestic violence where pets needed a place of safety, sudden deaths resulted in us looking for homes for two pairs of elderly small dogs.
Illness also featured but we are pleased to say two families of cats have been reunited with their owners.
Dixie and Dolly sadly came into our care due to their owner’s ill health. They are a lovely pair of girls who are inseparable and must go to a new home together.
They are well socialised and love their walks and sniffing about.
Dolly is the more confident of the two, but they both mingle well with other small dogs. At their size we can’t blame them for showing a little nervousness when meeting very large dogs.
Both girls love to sit on a lap for a fuss and enjoy being pampered which is just as well, as they do both need regular grooming.
Dixie is not very comfortable around small children, so we would prefer a home where any children are upwards of 10 years old.
Dolly and Dixie have lost their beloved owner and the life they knew – can you offer them a loving home and the chance to start over?
Bella and Pepper are two lovely girls who love fuss, cuddles, lazy days in bed and lots of attention – perfect lap cats!
They came to us as a pair and are understandably attached to each other, so we would not consider homing them separately. They would prefer not to live with dogs or young children but from age six upwards would be suitable. Bella and Pepper are kind-natured kitties who would be a lovely addition to a family.
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SOMETIMES we don’t understand why people don’t like us. We’re being as friendly as we can but those we want to be friends with just don’t want to know.
Milo, a giant dog with a backside to match, thinks the best way to make friends is to sit on their lap.
He loves other dogs but, unfortunately, not realising how big he is, he often scares dogs away with his enthusiasm to play.
So the poor boy is friendless. He could do with a touch of “how to win friends and influence people”.
Battersea think he is a cross between an American bulldog and a St Bernard. He is like a cuddly bear but will need strict training around other dogs. He also doesn’t like being left home alone so is looking for a home where he will have company and a garden to burn off energy.
Lord Sugar said: “If I want a friend, I’ll get a dog”, so if you want a friend in the shape of a handsome dog called Milo, you can find him at Battersea Dogs and Cats Home, Battersea Park Road.
There’s less than 100 days to go until the new compulsory dog chipping law comes into force. From April 6 all dogs must be microchipped. The only exception will be where a vet has certified that a dog is unfit to be microchipped.
A microchip is a small electronic chip, around the size of a grain of rice, which is implanted under the dog’s skin and contains a unique number that can be read by a scanner. The owner’s contact details relating to each number are logged on a central database so should the dog go missing it can be scanned and quickly returned to the owner. It is essential the owner keeps the contact details up-to-date that are linked to the chip.
In preparation for April 6, Battersea is offering dog owners free microchipping at their rehoming centres. Phone 0843 509 4444 for details.
On Saturday, January 23, Battersea is also offering free microchipping at Adrian Hall Garden Centre, Snakey Lane, Feltham (from11am-4pm).
The Dogs Trust is offering free microchipping tomorrow (Thursday) at Westfield Park, Chelsea (from 11am-3pm) and on Tuesday, January 26 at Inwood Park in Hounslow (11am-3pm).
Dogs Dixie and Dolly (above) and feline friends Bella and Pepper (inset)
n BIG AND HANDSOME: Meet Milo
n DO DOUBLE ACTS: