Just over 3 years ago, a truly emaciated and "broken" cocker came to our attention in a perrera in Spain (first photo). We cried buckets over this boy. He was just a shell. He came over and was adopted by a lovely couple in Sussex and we received an email from them yesterday giving us an update.

“I thought that you and all your followers (and especially those from Cocker Spaniel Rescue days) might like to hear a brief update as to how the ‘Humph’ is getting on. 3 years now since he arrived and he’s a total joy. The poor boy has had plenty of teeth extracted over that time but that didn’t stop him from winning the ‘most photogenic dog’ competition recently held. I swear that he’s the most ‘balanced’ dog we’ve ever had which given his background is remarkable. Not bad for an old lad!

A couple of photos attached and hopefully many more years to come. Keep up the great work SOS. Dogs like Humphrey depend upon it.

Tom & Hazel”


A lovely weekend for our SOS meet up in Bidford upon Avon, Warwickshire. A chance for adopters, fosterers and admin to see old and new rescues enjoying life with their loving families. Merchandise, tombola and raffle to raise funds and the special “Dog Show” kindly judged by our patron, SUE JOHNSTON, actress, who took the time to join in the fun.

BASIL was the “Best in Show” rescue and truly adored by his family who adopted him from SOS earlier this year.

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HUGE THANKS TO “BONE CANIS” MARK BRIDGER-PESCOTT for his continued assistance offering canine behavourial and psychology for SOS rescues that may need some extra support.