While some animals barely stay at our centres for more than a couple of weeks, there are always a few who just have to sit and wait…and wait.
One such resident was 14 year old Staffy Miss Ripples who finally found a home in 2013 with Rosie and Joe after four years living at our Cornwall Centre.
From the day she was first handed over to the centre, staff and volunteers never gave up on finding Miss Ripples a home.
Kennels are difficult places for dogs to stay in for any length of time. To help keep contact with the outside world, Miss Ripples spent a lot of time off site with volunteer Les Trembath who spent most days with her.
Rosie and her partner had recently come back from travelling and knew they wanted to find an older pet because they didn’t want the longer-term commitment of a young pup.
Sadly Miss Ripples passed away during July 2014 but spent her last months walking by the river, taking a quick dip whenever she could, and sleeping at the couple’s home.
We are very grateful to Rosie and Jim for giving Ripples a loving, caring home for 15 months. She became the mascot for the Cornwall centre over the years and is loved and missed by many.