'This is Douglas. I fostered him in February 2017 for initially 2 weeks. I didn't know what to expect as I had never fostered or adopted a dog from abroad, but I went in excited to make a difference! When the day came to collect Douglas I was over the moon! We raced to meet him and we were greeted with the timid and shy little boy. He was tiny and had clearly been badly abused. He was screed of most people and petrified of almost every sudden moment or noise. Right then I knew he was special.
At first he wouldn't eat food unless it was hand fed to him and would sleep for the majority of the day as well as at night. He was a shell of a dog, clearly from his troubled past.
However, from day one he latched on to me and slowly we built a close friendship. We were inseparable. He learnt to trust me, and soon began to also trust the other humans around me. He was starting to become himself again and it was wonderful to see this hurt little boy turn in to a fun loving terrier.
Sadly, due to Douglas not being suitable to his new owners, he was left homeless again. It was then I decided he was destined to be with me and I adopted him! And now I can't imagine life without my best friend.
It took time, love (and a lot of treats) but I am now please to introduce a happy, crazy, playful little terrier whole loves chewing sticks, doing tricks and chasing squirrels!!! He is a different dog and I am so grateful to WAHF for helping me change a life. Without them Douglas would still be scared and possibly alone. Their work is immeasurable. Douglas really is a success story! He was clearly very damaged and alone only a few months ago. Now he has his forever home with a brother he loves, countryside walks and unlimited cuddles for the rest of his life! I can't wait to hear other amazing stories like Dougies!'