In 2015 we started renting Happys Tails, rescuing, healing and finally finding loving forever homes for the abandoned, lost, sick, and desperate dogs out on the streets of Bistrita and surrounding Villages. We immediately started fundraising so that we could buy Happys outright.
Fastforward to August 2017 the dream became a reality. We made our target and raised enough to purchase Happys.
1 Dog at a Time Rescue UK now has their very own ‘half way house’ Happy Tails. Since then, the 1 dog family has grown beyond our wildest dreams.
Thousands of like minded people, united in hope and love for all dogs, have liked our facebook page and have got involved.
Now we have Happys this enables us to take the vulnerable dogs directly from the streets and place them in the safety of Happys.
Happys can house over 20 dogs. We can offer them clean, safe living conditions, good food, and any medical treatment that is required. They also get lots of daily love, care and attention from the amazing team of volunteers who help out on a daily basis in the kennels. 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.
Heating has been installed and we have added a security camera system which allows us to watch the dogs remotely. Our Sanctuary in Bistrita Romania, has served us extremely well over the last few years; but we now in 2019 we need to make some urgent repairs to ensure Happys is fit for purpose and can carry on safely housing our dogs for years to come.
Hence we are now taking the opportunity that the uncertainty surrounding Brexit has created, to ensure that all the dogs will be out of Happys by the end of October 2019. This then allows us to get some planned maintenance and building works under way. We will be getting all the floors and walls painted and kennel fronts fixed up and coated. Drains need to be dug and electrics need to be updated. The vet room can be fitted out and we will refit all of the windows and doors with repairs and replacements where necessary. We will be building new bedrooms upstairs and developing the flat that is already in place. So a really exciting time for us all to ready to start welcoming the new dogs and new volunteers in the Spring of 2020.
We will keep you updated with more information and pictures and video as and when things start moving along. Exciting times ahead.
Our fundraising continues to enable us to add more kennels space too, some of which will be designed with mummy and pups in mind. We will then have the room we need to be able to help more poor souls.
Happy dogs at Happy Tails!
Short video tour of Happys.