dogs are in Northamptonshire unless otherwise stated.
Please note that Wiccaweys do not have kennels, this is our home and we
are not open to the public.
Meeting any dog is strictly by appointment only.
you are not currently in a position to offer a rescue dog a new home,
but would still like to help our work by supporting the dogs on this page,
please visit our Online Donation page.
The very lovely and cheeky Ronnie and Alice have come to Wiccs from our
friends at Hyndburn Dogs In Need. They were picked up as strays after
being abandoned down a very secluded country track, tied to a tree.
is devoted to her Ronnie and hates to be parted from him. We think they
are Lhasa Apso crosses, possibly with a poodle, or even a Tibetain Terrier
cross with a poodle. They are both sweet and loving, very good with other
dogs, and now ignore cats they know. They travel well. They are so affectionate and friendly. Really lovely, happy little dogs.
Roxy & Russell came over to us in November from our volunteers in
Eire. They'd never been really touched by humans until our Irish folks
rescued them and they came to us. They'd spent their lives shut up with
no real human contact.
When they arrived in November, they were so sad and scared it broke our
hearts. They never snapped or anything like that. They wanted to be loved,
but couldn't bring themselves to let you "in". If you even so
much as looked at them, they would panic and wet themselves. We knew it
was time, space and patience they needed. For a long time they were both
completely shut down.
since November has been based on 'hands off' and 'trust'.
At the beginning of February, the first real steps forward appeared. Instead
of hiding their faces when we walked in, Roxy started to come to the front
of her bed, wagging her tail, Russell slowly following suit. When we let
them out, they would race around with the other dogs properly, starting
to interact with them, and they would come when called to go back in -
as long as we gave them space to pass. Still all done 'hands off and with
Then the little cheeky signs started to appear. When they thought we weren't
looking they would sneak up behind us - usually with another dog for support
to check us out properly with a good sniffing and little nose pokes, tails
wagging. Those are the hard times for us, when at first we have to resist
the temptation to look round at them, put our hands out and make contact.
After a few days of 'poking', the day came, when without lookingback,
a hand went down to give a stroke. A little jump back, but the fuss was
received and the hand was poked and snuffled.
Since then, they are both coming on. A couple of months ago, Roxy &
Russell took their biggest steps yet. They accepted a lead and collar
and have discovered walkies!!! Walks were quite a scatty experience at
first, but they love it and their little faces are a picture.
The little game of 'poking' has turned into a run up, poke in the knee
and run round in front of us, smiling - "it was me!!!" Its like
a doggy kiss chase.
They both still automatically flinch if you move to quickly, but instead
of shutting down now, they
seem to take a deep breath and start again.
Both Roxy & Russell have walked close to our
horses with no issues, basically ignoring them. They are great with other
Roxy & Russell are wonderful, beautiful dogs who need a very patient
home who will understand they will take a bit of time to get there - but
when they do they will be the most perfect and loyal friends you could
wish for. They just need someone to love them like we do.
Top right pic taken in Eire as Roxy & Russell were rescued.
New pics of them out of their 3rd proper walkies at Wiccs.
Video below of
them out with the gang for walkies, 22/5/11
New Pics below
Homer & Marge - REHOMED
Homer and Marge have come to us from Dogs In Distress in Eire. They were surrendered in to a pound together and DID saved them.
Homer and Marge are lovely. Very sweet dogs. We think they are around 4/5 years. Marge is very cheeky and friendly. Homer is a bit more reserved but still a friendly chap. They are great with other dogs and travel well. A lovely pair of family dogs waiting to be loved.