In my last job, I used to dread the commute into the City. It was an easy enough commute – a short bus ride then a 30 minute train ride.
Now it’s a 20 minute drive and park at the train station, the same 30 minute train ride into the City, a short 5 minute walk to a bus-stop, then a 20 minute bus ride. The bus stops right outside the Dogs’ Refuge.
Although it is a more convoluted journey, compared to my previous employment, I’ve found that I don’t mind the commute at all. In fact, I look forward to it, as the train journey means I can catch up on my reading list of books for my Diploma in Canine Psychology course.
The one major and The most important difference is that, although I still have to deal with bitches, the ones in my previous employment were of the human variety, (and nasty things they were, too), whereas the ones I deal with now are of the canine variety, and infinitely more beautiful, affectionate and much less likely to bite.
What a difference a Dog makes!
We get a wide variety of dogs coming in to the Refuge. Some are surrenders, some are selected from local pounds, some are born to mothers already at the Refuge. All are worthy of being loved and cherished. None deserve to be there in the first place. We humans have a lot to answer for.
Here are some photos of the dogs I’ve had the privilege of getting to know. I’ve taken soooo many photos it would be a waste to NOT share them with you. Bear in mind some of these have long been adopted, while others are still available for adoption.
If you are interested in finding out more about a dog, do visit the Refuge’s website, where you can see the current listings of our available dogs and make enquiries.