|New puppy girl Terra|
There were two new dogs from Stanley Barracks in the row of kennels, as always lovely and waggy-tailed, but as they hadn't been approved for release yet I had to move on to others who were ready to go. There are almost always more than I can take in a day and it's upsetting to have to leave any behind, but they will be safe until next week when I'll be back. For now it was a young puppy, now called Terra (which I later realised sounds like terror, which she's not) and an older puppy from Shek O who is now called Fergus and has moved up to Tai Po.
Shek O and Big Wave Bay at the end of Hong Kong Island have so many stray dogs that reproduce constantly, and I expect it's not helped by the number of visitors to the beaches who leave behind food and barbeque scraps. Trap, Neuter and Return (TNR) volunteers are always busy in the area but with an average of eight puppies in every litter it's impossible to keep up with the number replacing those caught and desexed.
|Jack and Addy in the dog park|
|Chow Mein's leaving photo|
Chow chow Chow Mein also left to begin her new life, and again this is such a sweet dog that I can't imagine there being any problems.
We have two events this coming weekend, with the first of the new venue Puppy Afternoons taking place at Concordia Pet Care in Happy Valley.
|Meet our puppies in Happy Valley on Saturday|
On Sunday we'll also have puppies at Whiskers N Paws of course. Thankfully the weather is forecast to be a lot better than last Sunday when it rained on our Peak to Fong parade, so we'll be able to enjoy the terrace and all the puppy games there.
|See you on Sunday!|
Probably the most popular of all larger dog breeds is the golden retriever, and in case you didn't know we still have ex-breeder girl Zumba available for adoption at our Tai Po Homing Centre.
Zumba (and her adopted sister Rumba) came to us from a breeder in very poor health and condition, and while the skin has completely healed and her coat grown back in beautifully, there is permanent scarring in Zumba's lungs from the infection she had when she first arrived. It means she'll never be a star athlete but that may suit a lot of adopters who just want a loving family member. If you're interested in giving Zumba a home please complete the adoption questionnaire on our website www.hongkongdogrescue.com (under Adopt) as a first step.