Stella’s blog

Saying goodbye to Lenny

It seems fitting that, having neglected this blog for so long, I reboot it with a farewell to Lenny. Lenny came to SAFAR in November 2013 and stayed with us until March 2015! You can read about Lenny’s journey here. Despite being a dog of great kindness who loves other dogs, Lenny’s particular brand of […]

Lenny and Stitch

Galahad. He's looking at another dog - he never makes eye contact with me.

Galahad Day 6

I’d like to say that after nearly a week, Galahad is showing some signs of improvement, but, sadly, it wouldn’t be true. There are very subtle indications that maybe he’s settling a bit, but they’re tiny, tiny increments. It still takes me nearly a half hour to put a leash on him at night so […]


Galahad Day 3

I don’t know what has been done to this dog, but he’s a mess. On the plus side, he was clearly born with a stable enough temperament because although he’s incredibly stressed, he’s not shown any aggression towards me. He just drops to the ground in posture of submission – I don’t know if he […]

Galahad Day 3

Galahad's pound photo

Enter Galahad

His name is Galahad because Sir Galahad was the best and bravest of the Knights of the Round Table, and this Galahad is going to need all the courage in the world to succeed. So he has a name which, I hope, he will be able to live up to. This Galahad right now is […]


That was the year that was

Such Agreeable Friends Animal Rescue set up its Pet Rescue account on September 9, 2013. I think we can count that as our official start date – which means that SAFAR is only just over four months old. In those four months we have rehomed six dogs: Stella, Cocoa (now Kipper), Monty, Marcus, Selma and […]

Home in 2013

Lenny and Marcus playing chasey.

Lenny, oh Lenny

Lenny has been with SAFAR for a few weeks now, and is still looking for a home. He’s settled a lot and is turning out to be a really lovely dog. He’s can be noisy, but on the whole he’s a patient dog with a kind of innate calmness that I think will only increase […]


Layla’s story

Layla isn’t strictly speaking a SAFAR dog, but her situation got desperate and we did what rescue groups keep doing, and squeezed her in. It’s made life difficult, but I think most rescue groups understand the equation which has death on one side and making things difficult on the other, and will opt to make […]

Layla loves the water.

Lenny and Selma wrestle and Wilbur looks on.

Four Weeks of Lenny & Selma

A month on for Lenny and Selma! Time goes by so fast and you think they must have been here for a lot longer. Lenny, Selma and Wilbur all came from the same pound and all came down with kennel cough, which is why their quarantine period has been extended. Usually its two weeks to […]


Day Thirteen is brought to you by Lenny

It’s hard not to like Lenny, he’s such a big, silly, playful, noisy, clumsy boy. He reminds me of a sixteen year old boy, all big feet, selective hearing and endless good nature. Lenny has no manners and doesn’t pay much attention, but he’s willing to try if you can get him to listen. In […]

Lenny's "blue steel".

Wilbur by a nose

Wilbur Legs Eleven

I’ve always had a soft spot for whippets, so taking Wilbur into care wasn’t a difficult decision, and now he’s in care it’s going to be hard to send him on his way. Rescuers spend a lot of time saying, “I really don’t know why this dog ended up in the pound”, as they contemplate […]