Friday 16 November 2012

Terrier SOS

Hello all

D wants me to tell you all about Terrier SOS - it is a little group that we set up to help Wire Terriers get safe in Europe.  She set up the group to help highlight terriers in need and get them a loving home - like the ones we have!  We have a facebook page and we will have a website soon hopefully (it is so hard to keep humans focused - don't you find?)

It started as a small thing - but now has snowballed into something bigger!  Some of the terriers are in desperate need and had no hope.  So D decided that maybe they needed to come to the UK to find their loving homes?

We were asked to help Lucy - she was a stray - they just dumped her in the street to fend for herself - and the rescue in Spain picked her up and put her in kennels - and although she was safe - she was going crazy - can you imagine a wire behind bars?  Tasmanian devil times 10!  So D took her - she is being fostered here and now the foster may adopt her!  But whatever happens she is safe and loved - here is a picture of her happy face!  She is on the train here and was really well behaved.  But because she is older, and a little naughty - no one in Spain wanted her and she would have lived her life in kennels.

D has also helped get another boy to the UK - he was in rescue in Spain that had over 600 dogs - and no one wanted him - he was 7 years old and invisible to everyone that came.  If D had not taken him - they would have sent him to the rainbow bridge.   He came to us and we helped him learn about love and play and going for walks and chasing squirrels and foxes!  He stayed with us for a short time - but we thought he was lovely (I usually do not show emotions - but I let him know I liked him and he was safe).  This is how we first saw him when he was still in Spain:

He was supposed to be a Wire Fox Terrier - but we weren't too sure - he looked a little Lakie - when we saw him in person we knew he was a Welshie!  And a lovely boy at that - he had a few little problems - but with love, patience and time his true character came out - and he is fabulous!  He has found his forever home and has really landed on his paws! Here he is now....

D is now helping a little boy named Waldo - he was in a horrible place and he was due to be PTS!  But we could not let that happen and with the help of wonderful supporters, Terrier SOS and D raised funds to pull him out.  D's friends in Spain got him out for Terrier SOS - but he was very ill.  He is getting 24 hour care and we are hoping he can come to the UK for Christmas.  Here he is a the vets...

He is only young and they say despite everything he still loves people and wants to cuddle with you on the couch.  We know we can find him a loving home in the UK and want to give him that chance at knowing a life of love, care and joy.  What a great Christmas present that would be for him and us!  

We would like to help more Wires in Europe - but what we can do is limited by resources and fosters.  If you think you can help - please email D at diana at shonalona dot co dot uk - or message the blog and she can get in touch.  We would like families in the SE of England - preferably London - but we are not going to refuse the right foster a little further out!  But D will tell you all about how it works and what is expected and arrange homechecks and so on - if you would like to donate we have paypal and D will let you know the address.  We update our Facebook page on the dogs and we will also put updates on the blog too.

I prefer having less dogs in the house - but I do like teaching the new ones all about our terrier ways.  I always appreciate the extra help in keeping my garden fox and squirrel free though!

Thanks for reading - hope you are all safe - lots of licks



  1. Sally, we are so proud of your whole family for doing such a tremendous work to help support terriers who don't have loving families like we do. If we lived in the UK, we'd definitely be calling you to help foster. Keep up the good work.

    Lilly, Piper, Ivy and The Sweet Buglets

  2. Sally
    Tewwiew SOS is wondewful! We thank you and youw peeps fow all the wowk and love that goes into helping these woofies
    wish the wowld was full of people like hew
    smoochie kisses