Success Stories

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In June 2014, I changed my job, which meant that I would be around more during the day. As a family, we had always wanted a dog but this just felt like the right time (despite needing to convince my partner we had time!). We were in no hurry, but I started looking around facebook for rehoming pages and stumbled upon One Paw. The moment I saw this beautiful girl, I knew why the time was right; because this was my little girl! I fell head over heels in love with her straight away!

I contacted Shane, who told me lots about her, including the fact that she was from Romania, he hoped that wouldn’t put me off. I’d never really heard about the plight of the Romanian digs before and wanted to learn more. I learned how, since Chauchevsku’s regime, when people were forced into high rise flats and unable to adequately care for their pets that the numbers of dogs on the streets of Bucharest had increased, to around 65,000. I learnt how, after a tragic event, the government decided to take radical steps to get rid of the problem and handed control of the situation to corrupt and evil people who aimed and continue to ‘dispose’ of the dogs in some of the most despicable ways. So my mind was made up, I was on board with the One Paw at a Time philosophy – Lula would be my ‘one paw’.

Since being brought to the UK a few weeks earlier, Lula was being looked after by a foster family that cared so much for her and really showed her what love was all about. We will always be so grateful to them and still keep in touch now – the world needs more people like them! We visited them and were made to feel so welcome, knowing they felt we were the right family for Lula meant so much. Paw are always so desperate for foster families so if you have time, please think about helping out.

Our minds were made up and we have never looked back! She came to us in July 2014 and we can’t imagine life without her. She is so well behaved, has always been great on a lead and doesn’t run away when she’s off her lead and now gets on great wish other dogs, in fact rather a flirt!. She’s so playful – not with toys, she’s not a spring chicken and I guess never learned – but she loves rough and tumble play!! She has the most wonderful personality I’ve ever seen in a dog. After about 6 weeks, my youngest son who was 10 at the time said to me, “ I thought I’d enjoy having a dog but it doesn’t feel like I’ve got a pet, she’s like my baby sister, she IS family”.

So please think about fostering or adopting with One Paw at a Time. They are true animal people, they throw their whole heart into rescuing and caring for these adorable dogs and will give you all the support in the world.

By Natalie Davidson

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“I can’t remember how I came by one paw but looking at all those poor dogs crying out for someone to love them broke my heart.
I had room for one more, I just had to convince my other half. During Shaun & Shane’s trip to Romania in January, I couldn’t stand the thought that they could save one more if I offered to foster, so I sent them a message whilst they were travelling to Romania telling them I’d filled my form in to foster & explained what dog I knew would be accepted (due to a 14yr old springer spaniel).

March 26th I met Shane to pick up a 4/5 month old puppy who they found freezing to death at the side of the road with his brother. Jack was instantly drawn to my daughter & he was accepted straight away without any cross words from my 2 dogs which was completely unheard of before. He was terrified to go outside at first, it took him a couple of days before he’d toilet outside but day by day his confidence grew & this huge personality emerged. He was adopted & our hearts broke but after a few days we got a call from his new parents saying it wasn’t working out, so back he came just like he’d never left.

We were so tempted to adopt him ourselves but that would mean the end of fostering for us so we had to be strong. It wasn’t long before he went to his new home. It’s been nearly a week now since he went & we miss him so much but I’m in contact with his new mum & dad & I plan to visit in a couple of weeks. I’ve never rehomed anything before so it’s been a huge thing for me to bring something home, love & protect him only to let him go again. It’s been a fantastic experience & I must say Jack was very easy to live with & made it very easy for us to love him, we really miss him though. We’re hoping to foster again soon & give another dog the best chance possible for a fantastic new life” xx

Jack was Fostered by Beth Osbourne in March 2016.

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“About a year ago I was looking to adopt another dog having lost one of mine in Feb ’15 when I came across the rescue One Paw At A Time and discovered they needed people to foster dogs until a forever home was found. I applied by filling in a simple form and they arranged a home check to be done. They had a dog who desperately needed a foster home and I said I’d love to help. Digit was residing in a Romanian kill shelter until One Paw saved him and placed him with foster carer, Lulia Pirva, who looked after him until he could travel to the UK. My family fell in love with him as soon as he arrived and we soon ended up adopting him. I have fostered more dogs since and it is a pleasure to see them change from nervous, unsure little things into wonderful loving companions, it’s so very hard to let them go but worth it to see them end up with the happy life they deserve. The team at One Paw are amazing, always there for help and advice. I can’t thank them enough for the super rescue work they do and especially for bringing Digit into our life, he is one special and extremely well behaved boy xxx”

Digit was fostered and adopted by Ruth Sumner in 2015/16

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It’s me Menole, my family do call me Milo now though, thank yoiu so much for saving me and helping me to find my new home.. I am so happy here and I have a new brother as well, who loves Mr as much as I love him, even though my playful nibbling can sometimes make him not want to play lol. My new mummy, daddy and human siblings have been kept very busy I love to find things I can drag around and make them chase me. They tell me no but I must be cute because they are always trying not to giggle when they say it.

I have had a bout with kennel cough and of course my big brother caught I so we have been a little under the weather but mummy has been giving us special magic cuddles and we even have sweet tasting stuff in our meals, now we are getting over it I think.

I have so many toys here and am always getting cuddled, which I love, I have learnt to sit for a treat and to take it gentle instead of being so excited I just grab it 🙂 right now I am trying to learn how to shake a paw. I was having so many accidents in the house my first few days here but I’ve notice when I go outside to do my business everyone tells me what a good boy I am so now I always try to be outside when I need to toilet. My favorite place to be is all snuggled up with my mummy and daddy, and my teething toy I even sleep with it sometimes , its my fav toy.

Love you loads

Menole (Milo)
Xxxx

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I’m new to the area but not dog rescue. I had been involved for many years in various roles. I left it jaded by a lot of the snobbery and strange politics that can be involved.  I was originally looking for a new four legged friend to adopt. That’s when I came across Shaun and Shane who were asking for foster parents. The One Paw Rescue is run without ego or prejudice. There’s no other criteria than a dog is in need. No strange policy of whether its a specific breed type or which country it’s from. Caring has no borders or bounds with One Paw

I currently foster the lovely Sandy from Romania. There can be few more satisfying, rewarding, frustrating, heartwarming, heartbreaking things you can do. That’s not just directly from the dogs but the One Paw gang are such a friendly and supportive bunch they restore your faith in human nature.

Another added bonus is the new friends you make. I now have friends in Romania and Bulgaria as well as locally.

Sue Robson

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Re Rosie (was Ivy)
We were looking for a little dog to adopt after losing our first rescue girl last year.  My hubby came across One Paw at a Time Dog Rescue and we applied to adopt from them. Shaun suggested Rosie as she was said to be ok with cats by Mirela, the lady who was looking after her in Romania.  We agreed to foster her initially when she arrived in the UK to make sure she got on with our other three dogs and three cats.  There was a back up Foster just in case things didn’t work out.
Rosie fitted right into our little family as soon as she arrived. She’s a laid back little sweetie who gets on well with everyone. She’s taken everything in her stride considering the difficult life she had before being rescued and we can’t believe she’s only been with us for 5 months!
One Paw work so hard, as well as holding down full time jobs, to help the dogs they rescue. They also support adopters with any problems they may have.
Please consider adopting or fostering a One Paw pup.
We’re sure you won’t regret it.
Cheers, Kim and Stan Matthews

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I found One Paw through a work colleague who recommended them to me. I missed having a dog so I decided to foster to see if I was making the right decision to adopt one. Along came Cooper….

I’ll never forget the 1st night he arrived from Romania. Shane and Shaun had a long day driving other dogs to their foster home. Cooper was so frightened – his eyes were full of sorrow and uncertainty. He had a sniff around my flat and then settled onto his bed. When the guys left, I slept in the same room as Cooper, knowing he was in a different environment. The next morning he went straight into the garden to pee and from that day he has never done anything in the flat. In fact Cooper’s so intelligent that he talks to me when he wants to go out and when he’s hungry*:) happy.

He loves to have a tummy tickle and gives me so much love even though he can be temperamental at times with unknown people. He’s quite a character in that he’s very vocal and he is my protector and always puts a smile on my face.

Through ill health I couldn’t look after Cooper so he went to another foster home just before Christmas. I had forgotten what an effect a dog has on a human being. I missed him so much that I decided to adopt him and I think fate brought us back together!! I was so looking forward to having him back as it felt as there was a void in my life and it was so memorable when he returned as he remembered who I was and where he was and he was so happy. I can’t describe how I felt seeing him again – it’s priceless.

Shane and Shaun do a wonderful job, giving up their time and sacrificing a lot to get these rescues out of danger and I owe them a lot for bringing Cooper into my life – I wouldn’t be without him and just want to thank the guys from the bottom of my heart for everything you do for the rescue.

Antonietta

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