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24th February 2017
Poor Darcy. She is now in the unfortunate position of being our longest stay resident and we are really hoping that 2017 is going to be her year. Darcy is only a young girl and given that she has been with us for nearly a year, she has done most of her growing up in kennels which is far from ideal for any dog. Darcy has lost her sparkle recently and so we are doing our best to provide additional entertainment and enrichment for her while she stays with us. We are happy to keep Darcy with us for as long as it takes to find her the perfect Forever Home, but we are now considering a long term foster home for her so that she can get out of kennels and have some proper one-to-one time in a home environment.
Do you think you could provide Darcy with a loving home? Please read what one of our Kennel Staff has to say about Darcy…
“Darcy is a gorgeous, intelligent, affectionate, lively, loving girl who desperately deserves to be in a home. When Darcy first came to us she could be a real handful at times and, despite her petite size, she was like a whirlwind in her kennel! She was barely out of her puppyhood and so needed to understand how to behave. As time has gone on, Darcy has grown into a beautiful young dog and has really calmed down. She is now a real favourite with the dog walkers who all want to take her out. Sometimes Darcy becomes anxious outside of the Rehoming Centre and is a reluctant walker. The sense of achievement in the volunteers when they have managed to coax her into enjoying a long walk is lovely to see – they can’t wait to tell us how far they have walked with her, and how much she relaxes once she gets going. Darcy walks better when she has a doggy companion to go with, but would definitely want to be the only pet in the household. Darcy is now much more content in her kennel and spends time snuggled up on her blankets watching the world go by. She isn’t a barker. She loves a new toy, especially a puzzle ball or Kong, and adores a squeaky toy (although they don’t last long as she manages to get the squeaker out really quickly!). Darcy really enjoys spending time with people and she becomes upset if she is left alone in the secure garden, or shut out of her kennel for cleaning. She understands the routines and rhythms of kennel life, and is a very intelligent girl who I sometimes think has trained us as much as we have trained her! Darcy has been looked at for adoption many times, and is often mentioned as a ‘possible’, but never quite makes the No.1 spot. Why? Darcy presents really well within her kennel – pressing up against the bars for fuss, sitting quietly and looking at you with her melting chocolate eyes. She does however become very excitable when she is brought out of her kennel (understandably, as she knows exciting things happen when she comes outside) and I think that surprises people. We need someone who can see past that and understand that Darcy will calm down in time, and will not be that excitable once she has settled into a home environment and is having sufficient regular daily exercise.”
Darcy will not be suitable for every potential adopter as she has spent a long time in kennels and needs someone experienced to help her transition from kennels to home. She is an active, intelligent girl who would benefit from lots of physical exercise as well as mental stimulation in the form of scent trails, hide and seek games and treasure hunts. She will need lots of love and patience, and continuation of her training through positive reinforcement. Ideally Darcy will have a one on one relationship with a single owner, as she may find family life overwhelming. We are happy to consider a long term foster home for Darcy, but would much prefer a permanent adoption. Could Darcy be the one for you?
Please contact the RSPCA in King's Lynn if you can on 01553 618889
Posted by Simon Rowe at 11:58am
24th February 2017
I've been all over West Norfolk, Wisbech & Fakenham for Appy Days over the last two weeks and contine to do so over the next few months too. There are plenty of cakes to enjoy thanks to Nelson's Cottage Bakery in Terrington, everyone I meet gets one but only if the KLFM App is on their phone. You'll also go into the draw to win an iPhone7 too.
Posted by Simon Rowe at 11:56am
23rd February 2017
Of all the days to visit to Hunstanton I've chosen today! Gusts of up to 80mph are expected as Doris arrives in Norfolk. I'm out with more cakes from Nelson's Cottage Bakery and more chances to win that iPhone7. If you've not heard all you need to do is download our App to your mobile or Kindle, it's free and very easy to use.
Every download gets an amazing cake and is entered into the draw. If you fancy something delicious to enjoy and a new phone just email me and I'll do my best to come say "Hi".
Below however is a picture of Doris (not the storm but the cat sent in by a listener this morning x.
Doris - "The Cat before the storm"
Posted by Simon Rowe at 9:47am
22nd February 2017
Posted by Simon Rowe at 10:09am
21st February 2017
We had a very special visitor to KL.FM today!
Meet Cory our latest successfully rehomed animal thanks to KLFM's Pet Rescue. After a year in the kennels at the Retired Greyhound Trust he finally has a forever home.
Listen to my show tomorrow morning to learn more about this match made in heaven.
Posted by Simon Rowe at 10:35am