Friday, 6 June 2014


This beautiful little girl is Dharma. Dharma had the worse possible start in life being born on the streets with her 4 siblings, her mother Sabina probably thrown onto the streets when she became pregnant. Life on the streets is hard for any dog but especially for puppies. Food is very scarce and from the scraps of food their mother could find, her milk would not have been nutritious enough to fill their little bellies or give them any energy. With water also in short supply she would have gone thirsty and so would they. Add to that the sound of dogs screaming as they fought for every available morsel of food, and as they were beaten, kicked and abused by the local people and you can imagine what a living hell it was for Dharma, her mother and her siblings. Pain, hunger and death surrounded them daily.

Things looked up for this lovely family when a local rescue found them and took them to safety. They were covered in fleas and ticks which were treated straight away and for once they knew warmth and what it was like to have a full belly. Sadly though 3 of the pups were just too weak to survive and Dharma lost some of her siblings. Just her, her brother Greg and their mother survived.

Through the love, treatment and care they given at the shelter Dharma, Greg and Sabina slowly gained weight and strength. The mental impact of their life experiences took a little longer though. But, with time, patience and love the volunteers soon gained their trust and their wonderful personalities began to shine through. Every day they grew in strength and character .. and they began to show all the love they had to give, and all the mischief they had inside them !!

At the beginning of February Dharma and her brother Greg came to the safety of the UK. Their mother had found a forever home and now it was time for them to come to safety. The volunteers at the kennels in Vukavar had saved their lives but life is still hard there with so many dogs sharing kennel space and food. And so, they arrived at the kennels in Stafford, before going to their foster homes.

Dharma is now in foster in West Yorkshire where she is thriving. She has very much made herself part of the 'pack' and is getting on very well with the foster carers and their other dogs. This little girl is full of energy and fun. She loves to play and let of steam running around in the wide open spaces she has so longed for. In between the fun and play she loves her fusses and cuddles and has as much love to give as she receives.

Dharma now needs a family as soon as possible. She loves her foster carers but needs to be in a forever home, a place she can call 'hers' for the rest of her life.  Dharma is great with other dogs and with cats and whatever love she gets you can count on the fact she'll give it back ten times over. Dharma needs and deserves a very special home to help her forget the troubles she has had and lead a happy life.

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