In 2015 a dream became a reality, 1 Dog now has their very own ‘half way house’ Happys. This enables us to take dogs directly from the streets
and move the more vulnerable dogs awaiting homes from the public shelter.
We are currently renting Happys with an option after 2 years to purchase it, although if we raise the funds before the end of 2 years we can purchase before the end of the lease (see above as to how we are doing with our fundraising to buy Happys). It can house over 20 dogs. We are able to offer them clean, safe living conditions, good food, any medical treatment that is required and by no means least daily care and attention. It’s marvelous to be able to take the dogs out everyday for a run in the grounds and for them to socialize with humans and the other dogs, hopefully it will help them even more with their adjustment into their new lives. Some work is needed to make it more usable for our needs but already we have been hard at it making improvements. We have special paint for the floors and walls which will keep it more hygienic. Heating has been put in and a security system which allows us to watch the dogs remotely, which is lovely. The next project is an ‘isolation/quarantine’ block which will be built outside the main building. At the moment we are having to use an improvised ‘quarantine’ room. Once we have raised the funds are we looking to put more kennels in on the first floor which is currently a large open space, some will be designed with mummy and pups in mind. We will then have the room to be able to help more poor souls.
Happy dogs at Happy Tails!
Short video tour of Happys.