Artie – Now Adopted!

Very special announcement

Artie Is Home

Fate often moves in mysterious ways, its design unfolding without our notice.

For Darren Dilks, solace came on four legs and a wagging tail with Artie, a once unloved pup discarded as if he meant nothing.

Yet, in a twist of destiny, Artie found his way to Darren and Sharon Dilks at a time when Darren’s heart was burdened by an unimaginable work incident in November.

As a train driver, Darren faced the harrowing ordeal of witnessing a tragic loss of life on his route, as a lady sadly took her life by walking in front of his train. The impact of this event on him and his family is beyond words. In search of healing, Sharon suggested Darren join our team, hoping that aiding dogs in need might offer some comfort.

Little did they know, Artie’s fluffy presence would profoundly touch Darren’s life.

Together, Darren and Artie are on a path to recovery, their bond strengthened by shared moments of love and understanding. It was only after Darren reached out to thank our team that we grasped the depth of his experience. Recognizing the special connection between them, we knew we had to support both Darren and Artie on their journey ahead.

Their paths to healing are ongoing, but we wholeheartedly wish them years of joy, health, and happiness ahead.

They both have earned it.

Artie’s story below,

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Well, 2024 is definitely the year that just keeps giving!

Please welcome Artie!!

There has been a dramatic rise in strays over the recent months, we’ve never known any thing like this. Too many poor babies finding themselves discarded and left to fend for themselves.

In the bustling streets, two souls wandered, lost and alone, until fate led them to the loving arms of our GBSR family. Artie, and Dodger both suffering with terrible cherry eyes and eye infections, very dirty, grubby and smelly.

As their time in the pound dwindled, Rescue Me Animal sanctuary reached out to us for help. We knew we couldn’t turn away. With eyes that spoke volumes, we knew we had to offer Artie and Dodger a lifeline, names given, and hope restored.

Yet, their stories highlight a growing concern—the rise of strays, abandoned and unwanted dogs and the failing microchip system. These chips, meant to be beacons leading back to loving homes, remain empty of information, leaving many furry friends unclaimed.

It also means people are getting away with neglecting or abusing their dogs and throwing them away when they are done with them.

The important part now is these boys are safe in their foster homes and ready to start their journeys to their happily ever after.

Welcome to Sharon and Darren and Lynsey and her family to their first foster journey’s, they welcomed Artie and Dodger to their foster families yesterday morning.

Sharon and Darren have the honour of fostering Artie in the midlands, and he has started to settle very well. Showing himself to be such an affectionate little boy.

Lynsey and her family have the honour of fostering Dodger in the midlands, Dodger is doing very well and enjoying lots of walks to slowly introduce him to Geoffrey his foster fur bro that isn’t too sure about sharing his home. But both boys are doing well.

Artie and Dodger will be seeing our vets during the week where we can get these infections cleared up and get them the surgeries they need to fix their poor eyes.

The boys came with nothing and will be needing surgeries to fix their eyes. We don’t know these poor boy’s stories, and we can only hope that with their soft and gentle natures they were once very much loved pets. We may never know their past, but we will make sure that their future is full of love, safety and only the best of anything they need.

Artie and Dodger its now your turn to find happiness boys, you will never be discarded again, your new life starts here with your Springboard family!!

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