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.

My squirreling team this morning: Stella, Vita, Marigold, Lottie and Matilda. ... See MoreSee Less

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Kim's Home for Elderly/Abused Dogs shared Kim's Home Auction Page's post. ... See MoreSee Less

I know I should really post this at 7pm, but again, don't be pedantic! When it finishes tomorrow PLEASE read the payment instructions that I post. We have 350 Lots to get through and it makes life so much easier if people send all the information we need to process it all. Get those last minute bids in 😉

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Stella had a good time this morning. Firstly she went out with her group - Arthur, Juniper, Flora and Ernie. They went to the river and then ran on the fields. Rain threatened and so we came home a bit early. The weather brightened and so I invited Stella to join Group 3 as well - with Lottie, Vita, Marigold and Matilda. We went to the woods - where Stella has never been before. She was ecstatic and ran with Vita chasing squirrels. Her recall was so good that she can do this again.:-)
Can you spot Marigold against the leaves? I'm terrified of losing her in the autumn.
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We also have a last minute item added, a personalised tag with a picture of your dog/cat on it! Take a look, it's Lot 350. Catalogue is here: www.facebook.com/pg/KimsHomeAuctionPage/photos/?tab=album&album_id=554016564944215

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Group 1 all in one shot 🙂 Now I have to get them to sit in a line....... that's not going to happen ... See MoreSee Less

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Grace would like to remind you that the auction is still running and that there are plenty of beautiful things to bid on. Here's the link: www.facebook.com/pg/KimsHomeAuctionPage/photos/?tab=album&album_id=554016564944215 ... See MoreSee Less

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Thank you all so very much for all the kind comments about Zoe. I feel overwhelmed. Your words have had the effect of opening the floodgates and I've shed a lot of tears reading them. Here's a picture of Zoe - just a couple of months ago - still running at 14 and a half! That's Salukis for you. 🙂 ... See MoreSee Less

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Zoe left us yesterday. On Friday the light went out of her eyes. She didn't want to come out for a walk yesterday but still ate some food. But her stomach was distended (my vet told me later that her liver and spleen were congested). It was time for her to leave. And she went as sweetly and gently as she lived. She was cuddled up with me and nibbling on her favourite treats until she took her last breath. A million thanks to Sylvia from Vets4Pets, Barry, who came here out of hours to help Zoe gently on her way. Inevitably I have been with a lot of dogs as they pass, and Zoe's was probably the most peaceful.
Zoe was here for six and a half years. She didn't quite make her 15th birthday. I shall miss her so much.

Zoe's story: In 2003 I heard of a litter of Saluki pups in a local gypsy/traveller site. I was offered one. She (China) went off to Saluki Welfare. And I tried to get more. In the end I managed to get hold of another 2 and their Dad. All were re-homed by Saluki Welfare. The breeder kept a cream bitch. I asked from time to time if I could have her and was assured that she would be mine when they had no further use for her. After 8 years I feared that she was dead - it's a hard life being a gypsy dog. But one day the call came - I could have her. I had to pay £150 for her. Her owner swore she was only 4 but I knew better. She didn't seem in bad condition except for the inevitable callous on her chest - common in dogs that spend a lot of time on hard surfaces - and some worrying mammary tumours. For some reason I decided to get her spayed immediately. Thank goodness I did - she had an advanced pyometra and wouldn't have lasted much longer according to the vet. So that's why she was no longer wanted by her owner - too ill to work.
Zoe soon recovered and became a healthy dog who loved running with the gang. She was a shy, gentle dog who would ask for attention when she wanted it. Sadly I couldn't make up for the 8 and a half years that she had been out in the cold, but was able to give her over 6 years of comfort, love and warmth.
Here are a few photos of her. I love the one of her on the beach leading all the other dogs in a big chase.
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Thank you, Helen Jennings, for Marigold's new coat. It is perfect - as you can see. It's wet and windy here today and Marigold is all toasty. ... See MoreSee Less

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It's open!!! Catalogue link is here:

www.facebook.com/pg/KimsHomeAuctionPage/photos/?tab=album&album_id=554016564944215
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Catalogue link is here: www.facebook.com/pg/KimsHomeAuctionPage/photos/?tab=album&album_id=554016564944215 More details on how to bid and payment stuff at the top of the page, have fun!!

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It's tomorrow! ... See MoreSee Less

So the pedants will say it's actually 26 1/2 hours to go but I need to get off this computer! See you all at the starting line tomorrow evening!

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