Katie’s rehoming story.
In November 2017, our hearts were broken when said goodbye to our 15 year old English pointer, Josh. He had been such a huge part of our lives and he left a massive hole in our hearts. The next summer, I was in Ullapool for a coastal rowing regatta, when I happened to bump into a couple with an English pointer. I couldn’t help but stop them for a chat and to be introduced to their lovely girl, Pasha. That couple turned out to be Nicky and Darren and Nicky urged me to check out the Pointers In Need page when I was ready to think about another pointer.
I took Nicky’s advice and thank goodness I did, the amazing stories of rescue and re-homing really warmed my heart. Around lockdown in March this year, I saw little Katie up for adoption on the website. I spoke to my husband Naveed to tell him all about the lovely little orange and white girl who had been found at 4 months old in a garage in Chios, Greece. We both agreed that it was the right time to give another pointer a loving and stable home.
We didn’t dare hope too much that we would be successful; Katie was a puppy and would be so popular, but we put our application in anyway. We were delighted when Colin contacted us to talk us through the process and to check that our home was safe, secure and suitable for a rescue pointer. Colin was wonderful in keeping us updated at every step and even when nothing was really happening because of COVID-19 restrictions, he would phone to reassure us. And Katie’s wonderful foster mum, Eugenia, sent us photos and videos of Katie’s progress throughout.
June 25th was ‘Katie Day’ and we did a middle-of-the-night journey to Stirling to pick the precious cargo up from the fabulous K9 couriers that had brought her and another pointer, Artemis, over from Calais. That was a week ago and she is settling in with us so well, we honestly feel she’s been here forever! She’s a wonderful, lively and healthy girl, and we are going to love giving her the full and loving life she deserves. And we’ve made a wonderful new friend in the Greek Island of Chios, we’re now sending Eugenia videos and photos of Katie’s progress and have invited her to visit when she and her fiancé visit Scotland.
We can’t thank you, your wonderful volunteers and couriers enough for the amazing work you do and we really hope we can do you proud as Katie’s forever humans!
There are so many Pointers that need homes and many more still that are waiting in the wings to come onto our books.
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