You may remember earlier in the year I posted an appeal for a forever home for Podenco Rene, who sounded the perfect hound. Well, good news, his forever home has been found. Here is the update from Polly Mathewson.
'Happy, happy, happy news for our sweet Rene podenco -
RENE HAS A FAMILY AT LONG LAST. It's been such a long wait for Rene to find his forever home with lots of false starts over several years since we saved this beautiful, cheeky, gentle soul from a terrifying fate in the pound in Spain: too often the tragic circumstances of this most abandoned and abused of breeds.
Happily Rene has been so well cared for and loved in his foster-kennels with Becky Reed and Allison Reid since then, all my heartfelt thanks to them for giving him such safety and fun with their other rescue dogs, and I know they will miss him a lot. But it is the best news that Rene will be moving to a family of his own this December when his forever Mum Deborah Ashton retires and she and Steve are going to give him the loveliest life imaginable: lots of walks in the Lake District, trips off in their new caravan (Rene fans know how he loves a road trip), a sofa to nestle on and a big garden, and above all so much love for this most affectionate of lads.
Rene has gathered many kind friends over the years and as Rene's Rescuer/Podgodmum/Admin assistant I am grateful to everyone who has shared and shared his post for a family and in particular to the following friends for their gifts or specific assistance for Rene: Andrea Johnson, Fee Barrett, Victoria González, Michael Claudius Phillips, Steve Davey, Edna Laali, Holiday Liliholiday, Arnhild Eline Thom, Stephen Lawson, our missed but always-here-in-spirit Jan Polson, Jenny Fernandez, Heather Greenwood, Tuula Liukko; for homecheck help Beryl Brennan and Chris Gibson Allen.
Thanks for offers of homecheck help too from La Bruja Del Bosque and Michael Anthony Bramwell, whose local pods we hope will become friends with Rene once he reaches the UK. Special thanks finally now to Pam McLeod of Podencos In Need Scotland who has offered to provide Rescue Back Up to Rene. We so appreciate this. And last but not least a huge thank you again to Deborah and Steve for becoming pod parents. Watch out guys, you will find one pod is never enough! We are just finalising transport plans for Rene and will keep you all posted as Rene Day draws nearer