Animal Charity Shops

I really like that the second hand shops here in the UK are charity shops. We don’t have this in Holland. We do have second hand shops, big one most of the time, but it doesn’t go to charity. It such a good idea to have this, so you know that the stuff you donate and the money they get for that is going to a good cause. I like it even more that every shop has its own charity. This way you know where the money you spend there is going to. Now, the best thing is that there are also charity shops for animal organisations. I discovered that quite recently and I though it was so cool. I looked some up and I will tell you what they do. This way you can make a choice yourself of where you like to donate the stuff you don’t need or use anymore. Or maybe you want to take a look and make a purchase.

cpCATS PROTECTION
They rescue, rehabilitate and re-home cats. They also offering advice, give information and educate people who own cats or who are thinking about getting a cat. Cat Protection is run entirely by volunteers. If you want to know more about Cat Protection, if you have questions about your cat, want to adopt a cat or you want to know where their shop is, go to their website.

dtrustDOGS TRUST
Dogs Trust is the largest UK charity for the welfare of dogs. It already started in 1891! Today they’re active in 10 countries. Something great things they have been crucially involved in: the animal welfare act, breeding, dangerous dogs, greyhounds and currently microchipping. Dogs Trust is a huge organisation, doing lots of amazing things for dogs. If you want to know more about them or if you want to visit one of their many charity shops, go and check their website.

logo-rspcaRSPCA
Since 1824 the RSPCA is looking after the welfare of animals. They offer advice, microchipping, neutering and subsidised animal treatments. They also rehabilitate and re-home animals. You can report animal cruelty at the RSPCA. You can do this via their website or by calling (24-hour) of course. If you want to know what else they do, if you want to adopt an animal or check out their shops, go have a look on their website.

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This organisation provides animal care to the pets of people in need. They do this so they can prevent illness, suffering and death of pets. They treat sick and injured pets. They also educate people how to look after their pets. To find out more about what they do or to find out where to find their shops, check out their website.

These are only 4 organisations who have charity shops. Of course there are more, please check if there are animal charity shops near you!

Did you know there are charity shops for animal organisations? Are there any near you and do you donate your unwanted stuff here? Did you buy things in one of these shops before? I would love to hear about it! Please let me know by leaving a comment below. You can also tag me or use #PlanetManel on Instagram to show me! Thank you! X

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FLEUR & ROOS

13020512_1134885639888871_2003050333_nToday I have double rescue joy! Let me introduce you to Fleur and Roos, 2 Cavalier King Charles Spaniels owned by my best friends Jeroen and Nienke.

Fleur is 9 years old and was adopted 5 years ago. One day when Nienke was groceries shopping, Jeroen gave her a call to ask if she could also bring some dog food and a dog bed. He had been surfing the internet and found a dog available for adoption, not far from their house. That same day they went to have a look and there was Fleur. Her previous owner wasn’t able to look after het anymore for health reasons. They were very sad to put her up for adoption, but they didn’t have another choice. Fleur was adorable and of course they took her home. When they got home they took her for a nice walk and she seemed to be all fine with it. She is very calm and affectionate. They both love to have her company since!

12992832_1134885686555533_1871109432_nAfter a year they saw another Cavalier on the internet who was available for adoption. It was a bit further from their house, but they decided to have a look anyway. Roos lived with people who rescued abused and neglected dogs. The amount of dogs was a bit much at that moment and so they were looking for forever home for Roos. She was very sweet and friendly and so yes.. they took her home too! When they came home, meeting Fleur went really well and they are inseparable ever since. Friends for life.. real BFF’s! She just turned 9 in March, but looks much younger with her big puppy eyes.

They both have very different characters, but that is what’s making it so fun to have them, says Nienke. Fleur is the most cheeky as she regularly takes a walk by herself. Luckily she always came home safely so far. And Roos.. well.. she isn’t that clever, haha! She needs a bit of extra support now and then. Though she is full of enthusiasm and always comes running to you being all happy.

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left: Fleur / right: Roos

They both love to run around in the forrest near their house, to go for long refreshing walks on the Dutch dikes near the sea, sleeping with the cat(all 3 in 1 dog bed.. they make sure it fits, haha!), playing with the chickens and their mini pig.

They are also very child friendly and that is a good thing as their almost 1 year old daughter is totally in love with them!

Now and then they have a trim, bath and blow dry and they are ok with that, but the most fun part is to roll in a nice fresh towel afterwards. A joy to watch! They definitely bring a lot of happiness and it’s so nice to hear that both of them are living such a nice life full of attention and love!

Do you also have a dog you adopted and would you like me to tell his/her story here on my blog to inspire others? By entering you can win a small price too! So where are you waiting for? Please send me a message!

MOUSE

IMG_1012 (1)*This is the story of my own parents rescue dog, Mouse.*

Meet Mouse! Mouse is a 1 year old Whippet bitch. She was in a shelter for 7 weeks, after she was abandoned and found, before she got rescued by my parents. They rescued a Galgo, named Skye, before from Spain, but unfortunately they had to find her a new home because she was too nervous around their 2 grandchildren. It was very sad, but Skye found a lovely forever home in the end.

12025520_1107669259277176_232149658_nA year later, just out of curiosity and for fun, they looked at some dog shelters and very unexpectedly there was a lovely Whippet, named Maud, looking for a new home. Was this meant to be? Everything seemed to be right. The shelter was quite far, but already the next day my dad went to see her. 12822136_1107685109275591_528500935_nHe took Maggie, their Australian Kelpie, with him to see if there was going to be a connection between them. And there was.. they were crazy about each other from the first second. They just couldn’t stop playing!

There were a lot of people who wanted to have Maud, but out of everybody my parents were her best match. The shelter had a rule that after your visit you had a week to think about it, before you could take the dog with you, but because everything looked so promising, lucky Maud was allowed to go to her new home straight away.
Nobody was expecting my dad to bring her home that same day, so it was a wonderful surprise. She was so happy to be in a nice house with a lovely garden and 2 new friends to play with. (My parents also have the cutest chihuahua boy, Nynjo)
IMG_7245They named her Mouse instead of Maud and everything is going so well. She is very good with the children, loves her walks in the forrest, cuddles and play sessions(which are basically without a pause) with Maggie and Nynjo. She is such a good, friendly and happy dog!

This was definitely meant to be!

 

Do you also have a dog you adopted and would you like me to tell his/her story here on my blog to inspire others? By entering you can win a small price too! So where are you waiting for? Please send me a message!