Dogs Needing Help

Urgent appeals for dogs in need – of vet care, transport, permanent or foster homes – are posted on our Facebook page, along with other news and photos of the Kims’ Home gang. Please visit and join the community to be kept up to date.

Totally overwhelmed by everyone's reaction to the field. So much kindness! So many offers of help! I'll let you all know as soon as some fundraising mechanism is set up. I don't want the field fund to be mixed with the Kim's Home funds for the dogs - the upcoming auction will raise funds for the upkeep and veterinary treatment of the dogs. They have to come first.

The fencing will probably be 6.6 feet high deer fencing (to stop the jumpers), wire sunk into the ground (to stop the tiddlers) and green mesh so that the dogs can't see the sheep. I don't think I'm allowed to use wooden fencing in a rural setting. At the moment the field is divided into 2 by an ordinary stock fence. I'll probably keep that fence but remove the barbed wire from the top and replace with tape.

Must think too how it can benefit wildlife.

Once I've established a routine, I will give thought to letting the field out to anyone who needs it. At the moment there is no proper access for cars/vans until there is a hard
standing of sorts. And a shelter would be nice. Anyway early days. I haven't got my head round it yet. After I'd signed the contract and paid the money yesterday, I had a panic attack🤣 It's exciting and scary.
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Well, I've done it at last - I've bought a field! I've just blown the last of my retirement lump sum on 4 glorious acres for the dogs. They won't be able to use it for some time because I am now broke and will need to fence the field very securely so that the dogs can't get into adjoining fields where there are sometimes sheep. I have a fencer lined up but first need to be able to get some sort of hard standing so that I can get my van on to the land. So it might be some time before the Kim's Home dogs can get to run on the field - but I will get there somehow. I first visited the land in the winter when it was just starting to snow. Here I am hopefully laying claim to a lovely tree. ... See MoreSee Less

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Please donate to the Kim's Home auction if you can. Funds are so low at the moment and many of the old dogs are on expensive medication which eats up the funds. Many thanks, Wendy and all the Kim's Home dogs. All details on the poster. ... See MoreSee Less

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Remember Odin? The one-eyed dog in a Romanian shelter? Kim's Home helped with his expenses. And he is now home in the UK. His new mum says this about him: He doing brilliant! Settling in and made really good buddies with our Harley. His even had his first bath and brush. Bless him. Adjusting to the lead and harness good as well ... See MoreSee Less

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This afternoon I did some clearing in the garden while the dogs were snoozing in the sitting-room after their meal. When I'd finished, I came in and thought to myself: I must give the dogs a treat because they have been so good and haven't got in my way in the garden. And no sooner had I had that thought......I had a rush of dogs into the kitchen! How do they know? ... See MoreSee Less

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And on a sunny day after a run and a sunbathe what could be better than cooling off at the river ? ... See MoreSee Less

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Happy dogs in the sunshine - running, rolling and reclining ... See MoreSee Less

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Any adopters out there for little Violet? She is about 7 years old and has a sweet, loving nature. She is good with other dogs. She is currently in Romania. All her costs for vaccinations, medical tests, spaying and getting a passport have been paid. The adopter would need just to pay for the transport - £150 or so. Kim's Home will offer rescue back-up if there is ever a problem and will give advice and support on settling in a street dog and keeping her safe. Violet will only be rehomed to a home where there are no young children and where there is at least one other dog. ... See MoreSee Less

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Sally is now virtually grounded. It means she can have more freedom because she is GPS tracked. Thank you, Ellen Evans, for getting this for Sally.
A couple of days ago, we were just leaving the fields and climbing back up to the river path when I stopped to chat to a pal. A few minutes later I look around and no Sally! Did she go back down to the fields? Did she turn right and continue on our way back to the van? Or did she turn left and head off to her beloved wild meadow? A quick consult of the app on my phone and I could see clearly that the minx had turned left and was heading at great speed for the meadow. So that's where we all had to go.....:-)
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You'll have to run fast to catch Vita, Stella. 🙂 ... See MoreSee Less

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Another pic of Violet who is small (weighs 7 kilos), has a coat and face like Vita and who desperately needs a home. So far she has proved healthy but there will be more tests carried out on her. Kim's Home is helping to sponsor her and will provide rescue back-up if she comes to the UK. I can send more photos and videos to anyone interested in adopting Violet. No small children, please. Not sure about cats yet. Romanian dogs usually do better in a home where there is already at least one laid-back resident dog. Homecheck and usual conditions apply. ... See MoreSee Less

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When I was out in the woods with the dogs 2 days ago, I saw a clump of wild violets and took a photo - as you do. As I did so, my phone pinged with a message. It was from Mariana who had just got 5 dogs from the Dog Catchers. I said I would sponsor the oldest. And here she is - vet says she is about 7 years old. She is very small and very loving. And guess what I've called her........ Violet of course. Please contact me if you would like to adopt Violet. ... See MoreSee Less

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