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They all lived waggily ever after! Meet the kind-hearted readers who rescued dogs after a Mail plea

Just three weeks ago, their futures looked hairy as they waited for new homes. But life no longer looks rough for these four-legged friends who all found new owners after appearing in the Mail.

Today Max is jumping for joy, Quaver’s having a ball, Hubert’s got it licked, Gizmo’s bagged the sofa, Floss has a human family for the first time, and Phase is lapping up all the attention. 

We first told these pooches’ stories last month when we described how the rescue centre that had taken them in was facing severe financial difficulties.

Sylvia Van Atta, co-founder of Many Tears, near Llanelli, Carmarthenshire, said the centre was ‘limping through’ and facing closure after a collapse in donations because of the pandemic.

Happily, as DAVID WILKES found out, many of the dogs we featured have found their happy-ever-after homes… 

It’s a new phase of life 

Phase, a seven-year-old pointer, is an ex-breeding dog and until now has had no experience of living in a human home.

However, ‘She is enjoying life as a pet,’ according to her new owner Ann, 76, from the Cotswolds, who did not wish to give her surname.

‘She loves to be wherever I am and likes resting her head on my lap.’

Phase, an ex breeding dog from Many Tears dog rescue charity, with her new owner Ann in Stow-on-the Wold

Harry’s our puppy love 

Retired businessman Kim Singer, 65, from Cardiff, could not resist ‘Quaver’, an 18-month-old hound who had proved too energetic for his former owner.

Mr Singer said: ‘We’ve renamed him Harry and he’s amazing. After only a day it was like he had been with us all his life. He’s still quite puppy-like but has a fantastic nature.’

Retired businessman Kim Singer, 65, from Cardiff, could not resist ¿Quaver¿, an 18-month-old hound who had proved too energetic for his former owner

Retired businessman Kim Singer, 65, from Cardiff, could not resist ‘Quaver’, an 18-month-old hound who had proved too energetic for his former owner

Bertie’s so happy now 

Hubert, an Old English sheepdog, is only eight months old and was a child’s pet but went to the centre after he was given up because he was ‘too much’ to cope with.

His new ‘forever home’ is with Barbara Gilmartin, 67, a retired human resources director, who lives near Dunster, Somerset. She has shortened his name to Bertie.

She said: ‘He’s very happy now he gets lots of walks and attention. He is bouncy and playful — and keeping me busy.’

Hubert, an Old English sheepdog, is only eight months old and was a child¿s pet but went to the centre after he was given up because he was ¿too much¿ to cope with. Pictured with his new owner Barbara Gilmartin

Hubert, an Old English sheepdog, is only eight months old and was a child’s pet but went to the centre after he was given up because he was ‘too much’ to cope with. Pictured with his new owner Barbara Gilmartin

Max meets his mini me 

Housewife Georgia Taylor, 51, from Pershore, Worcestershire, rescued miniature schnauzer Max, eight, whose previous owner was elderly and could no longer take him for walks.

‘He’s a lovable boy, is settling in very well and is so full of life,’ she says. ‘We’ve always loved the breed and Max is the perfect age to be around our pet Purdey, who is also an eight-year- old mini schnauzer.’

Housewife Georgia Taylor, 51, from Pershore, Worcestershire, rescued miniature schnauzer Max, eight, whose previous owner was elderly and could no longer take him for walks

Housewife Georgia Taylor, 51, from Pershore, Worcestershire, rescued miniature schnauzer Max, eight, whose previous owner was elderly and could no longer take him for walks

Blossoming Floss 

Floss, a six-year-old collie, came to the centre from a breeder and has found a home with Derek Mead, 68, a retired union official from Swansea.

He said: ‘She was a bit timid at first but now she’s really loving being here.

‘We’ve always had rescue dogs — it’s sad when they have nowhere to live so we were glad to welcome her in.’

Floss, a six-year-old collie, came to the centre from a breeder and has found a home with Derek Mead, 68, a retired union official from Swansea

Floss, a six-year-old collie, came to the centre from a breeder and has found a home with Derek Mead, 68, a retired union official from Swansea

Troubled Gizmo’s double cuddles 

Lucky Gizmo, a two-year-old Schnauzer-Labrador cross, enjoys ‘double cuddles’ thanks to Susan Ennis, 53, a human resources professional, and her former sister-in-law Angie Minns, 64 at their home in Caerphilly, South Wales. ‘He’s a little angel,’ says Ms Ennis. ‘He looks so gorgeous but had a troubled past and needs lots of love — we can give him that.

‘He loves being tickled and is very affectionate.’

Lucky Gizmo, a two-year-old Schnauzer-Labrador cross, enjoys ¿double cuddles¿ thanks to Susan Ennis, 53, a human resources professional, and her former sister-in-law Angie Minns, 64

Lucky Gizmo, a two-year-old Schnauzer-Labrador cross, enjoys ‘double cuddles’ thanks to Susan Ennis, 53, a human resources professional, and her former sister-in-law Angie Minns, 64

P.S. Jango and Manny still need a loving home  

Of the other dogs we featured last month, Waffle and Kylie have also found new homes, while Nessa, October and Jenny have been fostered temporarily. But two still need rescuing… 

Poor Jango, a one-year-old crossbreed was found half dead on the streets of Iraq and rescued. Now he’s a ‘happy, bouncy and comical boy’ at the centre.

Manny, a two-year-old crossbreed was rescued from Romania where he was found wandering the streets. Now he’s waiting to find someone to give him the love and affection he so deserves.  

Manny was rescued from Romania

Jango was found half dead on the streets of Iraq

Jango (right), a one-year-old crossbreed was found half dead on the streets of Iraq and rescued. Manny (left), a two-year-old crossbreed was rescued from Romania where he was found wandering the streets


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