Max is our gentle big dog. We think he is a mix of boxer and staffy. He has a lovely brindle coat, which in winter doesn’t keep him warm enough so he will wear his Aussie Outback brown coat in winter. Max loves all people and loves getting pats. His calm and steady presence is a favourite of many. Max is especially bonded to Marjorie, which she thinks is because she feeds him and he loves eating.
April is our small dog. She looks like a mix of many different types of Australian dog. She has a cute face, and especially loves Oleh. She often sits in his lap and helps him to work. April needs some tender care, as she has anxiety from the trauma of her early life when she had no family to care for her at all and had to fend for herself. April went to her second family when she was about two years of age. When she first came to us, she used to hide under Max’s tummy for safety. Sometimes she barks, when she doesn’t know someone. But she quickly gets to know people and greets them by lying on the floor for a tummy rub.
Both dogs will often lie quietly on the mat in one of the offices, or wander around to greet people. When someone comes who isn’t keen on dogs, we place them into a closed room so it’s no problem. Just let us know beforehand if this is needed.
To err is human -
to forgive, canine