A trio of animal lovers stepped in to help rehome an eight-month-old puppy which was found wandering free on New Year’s Day.
Alison Wright and partner Adam Wilks found the female black labrador cross running free on Trooper Road in Aldbury at around 11.30am.
Alison, who is mum to two-year-old Isla, said: “It was pouring with rain and the poor dog was soaked. She came straight over to us, and we waited to see if her owner followed, but we couldn’t see anyone.”
Alison and Adam took the friendly pooch home to dry her off and give her some food before they contacted the emergency vets with the view to getting her scanned for a microchip.
A receptionist at a veterinary surgery in Tring – who wishes to remain anonymous – picked up the pup and took her to the surgery, where it was discovered she wasn’t chipped.
However, she recognised the dog from a local litter of seven puppies as she had a distinctive shaped head.
After much searching the owner was found, but he told her he wasn’t coping and proceeded to sign the puppy over along with her brother.
In a bid to rehome her, the receptionist posted her photo on Facebook and after receiving 16 messages from those wanting to adopt her, she is now living with her new family near Amersham. Alison said: “She had such a lovely temperament. I’m so happy she’s found a home.”
It has been confirmed that the owner has decided to keep the male puppy, but a new home is waiting should circumstances change.