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Posted on Sep 18, 2019

Many of you may remember the heartbreaking tale about Rex bought as a present for the children…


The children wanted a puppy. A Labrador they said. They chose Rex and life was good. The novelty soon wore off, the kids got bored, the dog became an inconvenience. We’ll build a kennel they said and life for Rex was no longer good.

The bottom of the garden was where he stayed, for the next nine years. 😭 Never walked, given food when ‘they’ thought about, until even that became an inconvenience.

Dirty dog fouling his corner of the garden.

Rex. You adorable, amazing beautiful, loving boy. Your soulmate or loving responsible family is out there waiting for you somewhere, to give you the life you never even dreamed was possible!

Life’s for living Rex and you my darling boy are going to live it, of that I can promise♥️’…..

Well the great news is that shortly after our appeal Rex was offered his happy ever after, loving forever home and yesterday, following the best five weeks of his life, his mum sent us this update and photos….

‘Some of you may have seen Rex’s story ….. Rex used to live at the bottom of a garden for 9 years before he was taken to the shelter.
This is Rex now … in his retirement home 💓 our hearts are so full of love for this special old boy’….

From the cold, lonely, excrement scattered yard, to a warm comfy sofa, surrounded by ♥️ Now everybody say ‘ahhhhhh!’

If  you think you can offer Rex a loving home or would like to find out more information, please email us and fill in the application email that will appear in the body of the email.

Rex would love to meet you and can be viewed and walked any morning (including Saturday & Sunday) between the hours of 9-11am at the JFD rehoming centre, Brailsford, Ashbourne, Derbyshire DE6 3BE