As a child Becca, Director of Big Walkies, grew up with Basset Hounds and anybody who knows her will tell you how much she loves and adores them.
Last month, Becca introduced Mille-Mabel to the board of doggy directors for Big Walkies. Here is her story:
In August this year at the age of 28 I finally cut the umbilical cord and moved out of my mum and dads house into a home with my forever suffering boyfriend, Greg! The poor guy puts up with my obsession with dogs and shoes.
Not long after moving in we managed to convince our lovely landlady to allow us to have a dog. There the search began! Originally we were set on having a puppy, but as we both work full time we could only get a puppy at Christmas time as this was the only time we would have time off of work to settle a puppy in. We were keen on rescuing so we contacted Basset Rescue Network of Great Britain (BRNGB) to register our interest, explaining that we would like a puppy, but could only adopt near to Christmas.
We kept on with our search for basset puppies in rescue centres and also breeders. I then came in contact with a lovely lady, Julie, on Facebook who called me up one evening to tell me how rewarding rescuing a dog could be and how it may suit Greg and I better as we work full time. I discussed this with Greg and then we made the decision we would be better off with a slightly older pup/dog. As if by magic that weekend the beautiful Millie, a 6 month old basset cross beagle, was posted on Facebook. Immediately I got in contact with Sam at BRNGB and after an exciting chat…… the rest was history!
After a week Millie (now Millie-Mabel) was coming to visit! We had a home check at the same time. And there she was; our missing piece of the puzzle.
Now I’m not for ONE minute suggesting she’s easy and it’s all lovely. She is hard work, she wouldn’t eat for the first few days and has taken some time to bond with us and trust that we are her forever owners, but Millie-Mabel brings us so much joy.
We remain in constant (they’re probably sick of us and the photo’s) contact with BRNGB and Millie-Mabel’s foster family. We love that we feel part of the BRNGB family and are supported every step of the way.
Greg and I could not thank BRNGB enough for giving us the most precious gift, Millie-Mabel xx
You can visit the BRNGB website by clicking HERE and their facebook page by clicking HERE.
Have you rescued your pooch? Let us know, we love hearing your stories!