'I’ve always loved animals, so when Charlie and I bought our very first property I knew we needed a dog to finally make our house a home. My friend Emma works for Nikki at Wild At Heart and had brought my attention to the Foundation and what they do. After browsing the website I fell completely in love with the dogs and reading the success stories made my heart burst. I just knew there and then it would be incredibly rewarding to adopt and it was always something I had toyed with in the past. We were now able to give a dog a cosy, caring and safe home.
Eve at WAHF sent me pictures of Sid. A little brown sausage dog from Cyprus with the saddest eyes and I knew he was the one!!! We agreed to rehoming him and the rest is history. When he first arrived he was terribly unsure and frightened. He was very shaky and having not been walked before his little paws used to bleed every time we took him out which was so sad. But after a few visits to the vets and a lot of attention, love and cuddles he soon settled in.
It's been a year and a bit since we adopted Sydney and he has such a big personality. He absolutely loves a cuddle - he's the most affectionate dog I've ever known which I adore. We take him everywhere we go and he is utterly spoilt. He loves a sausage, fluffy toys, belly rubs and sneaking into our bed to bury himself under the covers. He has some weird and unusual habits which always make us laugh.
Being 6 years old, he is very stubborn and stuck in his ways which has been testing at times. He is a big talker and loves the sound of his own voice my dog walker jokes. She calls him the lead singer of her pack! He hates the rain and next doors cats and does occasionally have a tendency to run away which gives us both heart attacks, although he always comes back and looks as though he finds it all very funny. His speciality is eating your dinner when you're not looking but honestly we wouldn't have him any other way.
He brings us so much joy and happiness and definitely keeps us on our toes but he loves us and we love him. I am so glad we made the decision to rescue him and I encourage everyone I know to do the same. I can't thank the girls at WAHF more for our little furry baby whom we love dearly. Nothing makes me happier than coming home to his little face. '
- Jennifer Banner