The huge majority of our adopters send us wonderful pictures. We’d like to thank them for this, and also to explain why it’s so important. When you adopt a dog, you are the last and most important part of a network stretching through both time and distance, a network based on love and compassion. The… Continue reading Staying in touch
We’d like to thank everyone who made such a huge effort to get our seventeen Brexit Babies home. We needn’t have hurried so much! But with our transports being planned well in advance for vaccination reasons, we couldn’t risk potential issues at the border. SO many people helped – rescuing and fostering, sharing, home checking,… Continue reading Our seventeen ‘Brexit Babies’ safely homed
We are over the moon to announce that we’ve been recognised as an official UK charity by the Charities Commission. We are so pleased that the Commission recognised that our work was a benefit to the public, and filled a unique need. A huge thank you to our trustee Laura Norris, without whom we could… Continue reading SOFA is officially a charity!
In February we began to fundraise to support the rescue of a group of Spinoni near Rome. For the dogs’ safety we would still like to remain discreet about the details and would ask those of you who are aware of it not to post names. From your generosity, we were able to get some… Continue reading Rescues from Rome – the story so far
Our latest fundraising push is to help our Italian rescue colleagues support a large & complicated rescue currently underway in Italy. The Spinoni in question need better temporary accommodation and health care as well as specialist behavioural support, as several have had little or no human interaction and are terrified of their own shadows. We… Continue reading Fundraising for a new Spinone rescue