Kennel extension opening postponed for a month but it’ll be worth the wait

OUR kennel extension opening, open day and table top sale have been postponed from this weekend until Sunday, June 19. Apologies for any inconvenience but we promise you it’ll be worth the wait.

Thank you to everyone who supported our recent sponsored walk, walkers and sponsors alike, the total raised was a magnificent £825. Our recent Easter Fayre made almost £1,200 so a big thank you for everyone’s efforts. A thank you must also go to Oxford Farm Shop who provided us with lots of goodies for our cake stall, and all utterly yummy.

Two stray dogs that were handed in a couple of weeks ago have remained unclaimed so are now looking for lovely new homes.

First is William, an eight year-old, mainly white, Staffie. He is a really nice boy and doesn’t appear to be at all interested in the other dogs when he is out walking, or if they pass his kennel. We do know he had been rehomed previously because of his bouncy nature, but he just wants to be loved.

Frido, named by the people who found him on a Friday, is a gentle old collie. A very handsome and a typical long haired black and white dog, who appears to be pretty deaf, but has the most loveable character. Although he had a few ticks when he came in, generally he is in good conditions and walks beautifully on lead.

Other dogs are Kim, three, a brindle medium sized cross; Judy, ten, black and tan medium sized cross who has lived with children; Bailey, one, white and brindle staffie type who just loves being around people and is well behaved, if a bit bouncy, around other dogs; Chico, three, a tan coloured lurcher with a tail like a bull whip.

Finally two slightly more difficult dogs looking for individual homes are Jack, fourish, and Todd, 11. These two are not good with other dogs in different ways. Jack can pretend he is so he gets in a better position and Todd doesn’t bother pretending. Unfortunately Todd is also very overweight and this brings with it extra problems. He can also be a bit grumpy so needs to know exactly what is and isn’t acceptable. Experienced owners will be needed for both of these.

Our cattery remains full with cats ranging from a couple of years up to really quite senior. Maggie is the youngster at just two and a pretty tortoiseshell cat who knows her own mind. We also have a couple of pairs, long and short haired cats, black, black and white, tabby, ginger, white and tabby, in fact a cat to suit most colour schemes.

Our rabbit shed still overflows with various rabbits. Sadly Dick has fallen victim to the same teeth problem as his brother Dom, so they’re both having an operation this week that will hopefully mean they will no longer need their teeth clipped every six weeks, keeping regular cost down for any potential owners. We will also be getting these two neutered at the same time. They are small rabbits, well handled and will possibly make good companions for a female rabbit.

Rather like the cats, we have a lot of varying colours in our rabbits. These include Patch, a rabbit with character who needs to be rehomed with her sister, Sooty. These two need someone with plenty of room and loads of patience. Please consider a rescue rabbit if you think you might have the space. We also have a nice pair of guineas, Hercules and Eliza.

A ceilidh is being held in aid of BARK and the Berwick Swan & Wildlife Trust at Kirknewton Village Hall on Saturday, June 18, with Heads On The Block providing the music. Tickets just £10 including supper. Please contact the kennels for tickets or further information.

Contact details: Kennels: Windmill Way East, Ramparts Business Park, TD15 1TU Tel: 01289 306299 – www.b-a-r-k.co.uk Shop: 12 Church Street, Berwick, TD15 1DX Tel: 01289 309225.