Adoption Success Stories

Colin and Tyler

Having retired on Xmas Eve 2018, I had been planning on perhaps getting a dog the next year. My daughter had bought a house of her own in September 2019 so in January 2020 I decided that now was the time. Having researched and visited four of the best-known rescue organisations I was a little disappointed that they seemed more interested in me supporting them financially rather than finding me a suitable dog.  My partner then found “Tyler” on the Pets 4 Homes website, he looked stunning! I contacted Broken Halo on the Friday and filled out a form telling them all about me and my home. The  Sunday after I spoke to Tyler’s first “Foster Mum” who told me a little about him and his background, I also told her again what I was looking for and my circumstances that I could offer him the time and safety he needed.  The same day I was contacted to arrange a home visit to make sure that all was ok, and Tyler would be safe. This happened on Tuesday morning and all went well.

Later that day, I received a call asking if I would like to visit Tyler in kennels about an hour away or would I like them to bring him to me? Being the impatient type I said I could go that afternoon if it was ok? It was.

I haven’t had a dog for more than 40 years, so was a little unsure whether we would hit it off, would he like me, would we bond? Initially I thought I would just go and meet him, when I arrived, the kennel owner greeted me and took me to see him, the noise of all the dogs there was deafening! Tyler was hiding at the back of his kennel, as soon as he was let out, he came straight to me squealing with excitement and rolled on his back with his legs in the air!! After 5 minutes with him “we” decided he was coming home with me straight away. I was totally unprepared, I had nothing, no food, no bed. A quick call to “Halo” and they agreed I could take him on trust. The kennel owner was marvelous, he gave me a bed, bowls. some food, everything I needed so in the back of the car jumped Tyler and off we went. That was almost a month ago and he has now settled in wonderfully, he has changed my life completely and I hope I have changed his. The Halo family are fantastic it’s a real support network and they stay constantly in touch and I know if I need help, they are there. Would I recommend these wonderful people for all they do! 100% yes.

 

River Engel Adv Dip CBTM, IMDT, TCBTS

I have known Kristy from Broken Halo Dog Rescue for several years now as I was looking to rehome a dog after the passing of one of my beloved fur babies. Kristy was warm, friendly and welcoming from the start and the application process was simple, yet of a high standard. I found this appealing as not only have I worked in a dog rescue, I am also a canine behaviourist, which means I am very passionate, but also pedantic, about the treatment of dogs, and have very high standards.

Our new addition to the family (Badger) arrived on time and we were kept up to date regularly as to the transports progress on their long road trip.

Unfortunately, despite my best efforts, whilst Badger was a fantastic boy and was easy to train, he didn’t like living with my other three resident dogs and his behaviour towards them was affecting them greatly.

I discussed this issue with Kristy from Broken Halo Dog Rescue. She was very supportive and understood my concerns. As a happy coincidence, at the time Kristy was fostering a very frightened dog called Ben. Ben was in complete shut down and Kristy was very concerned about him as he was showing no signs of improvement. Kristy kindly fostered Badger for me and I fostered Ben, knowing that he would no doubt flourish with my three dogs who would show him the world isn’t scary due to their calming, welcoming nature.

Thankfully my gut feeling was correct, as not only did Badger find his forever home very quickly, Ben slowly came out of his shell. Within a few months, he went from barking and lunging at everyone when out, jumping at every noise, shying away from every touch, and sleeping in tight corners, to wagging his tail, eating in front of humans, running to the door to welcome my son home and walking past people when out with no issues.

I chatted with Kristy about a potential home for Ben, however, not only had he made such great progress (but still needed more time and training), we had also fallen in love with him…. so, we adopted Ben, nearly 2 years ago now.

Over the past few years, my relationship with Kristy from Broken Halo Dog Rescue has developed and I am now Broken Halo Dog Rescue’s canine behaviourist. I provided a welcome pack for new owners and ring new owners if they have any issues.

I have fostered other dogs for Kristy, most recently two puppies. Milo was found his forever home, however due to the recent deaths of all three of my old beloved dogs (leaving just Ben), one of the puppies, now called Deet, has her forever home with us.

Kristy, and the Broken Halo Dog Rescue team are dedicated people and each dog is precious to them. Kristy fosters many dogs and she easily puts the dogs, and the charity’s needs above her own.

I couldn’t recommend Broken Halo Dog Rescue enough and I don’t say that often, or easily. 😊

 

Bridget

What can I say other than I lost my beautiful girl Jess after 14 years, and I had an existing dog that was only a year old, who was devastated at our loss. I decided that he would be a single dog as no dog could ever replace her.

Then I found Broken Halo which led to finding Colin, and at that point all our lives began again

Broken Halo are THE most caring, genuine people, in a world of puppy farms and overpaid juggernaut charities, they put their dogs first, and when they find the right owners, they put them first too 😀

Massive thank you to Broken Halo, you have made 3 lives complete. xx

Colin is now Pico, and loves his big bro Rocco

Clair

It has now been four years since I took in Lexi as a foster dog. I’d lost my last staffy, Holly, and was in a bad place. I’d looked for months on so many rescue sites and then there she was. It popped up on Broken Halo Dog Rescue.  This little blonde face with big shoulders and little legs and sad but gorgeous eyes. I knew I loved her as soon as I saw her. It took a few months to get her here, but my god how well she’s done and how happy she’s made me. She is my best friend, child, partner and family and I love her more than anyone or anything.

Thank you, Broken Halo Dog Rescue for saving us both x

Clair and Lexi

It has now been four years since I took in Lexi as a foster dog. I’d lost my last staffy, Holly, and was in a bad place. I’d looked for months on so many rescue sites and then there she was. It popped up on Broken Halo Dog Rescue.  This little blonde face with big shoulders and little legs and sad but gorgeous eyes. I knew I loved her as soon as I saw her. It took a few months to get her here, but my god how well she’s done and how happy she’s made me. She is my best friend, child, partner and family and I love her more than anyone or anything.

Thank you, Broken Halo Dog Rescue for saving us both x

Honey

Honey came to live with our family during lockdown. She was the breath of fresh air we all needed! She is our Tigger, ‘bouncy, bouncy, fun, fun, fun, fun, fun!’ Abandoned at 8 weeks old in Romania, Honey just needed some love. After being a part of our family for 7 weeks now she is so contented and is definitely ‘Home’. The rest of the family struggle to get a look in when my husband is around as he is her definite favourite! We definitely needed her as much as she need us. Thank you Halo for bring Honey into our lives 🐾