Featured on this page are many of the dogs (and one cat) that have truly come from Rags to Riches.
Thank you to all the lovely people who have adopted one (or maybe two!) of our dogs and given them the lives they deserve ........ Thank You !
Currently this page is still under construction - many more dogs to be added soon.
Hover to see their stories. Click to see each dogs gallery
Currently only a few of our of the dogs we have rescued are here. We are currently updating and hope to bring you them all soon. (Watch this space)
Dear little Fifi waited patiently for her forever home to come along but it was so worth that wait - she now lives in West Yorkshire with Izzy and Guy and enjoys her time with an extended family who take great care of her - rescued from Dorohoi Public Shelter she was literally in the middle of nowhere in Romania - who knows her story but how could we not welcome those big loving eyes
Shy & Minnie
Both these dear dogs were from the Valcea public shelter and through a number of different circumstances they were brought back together here in the UK - it was never the plan !! After a bumpy start they are now the best of friends and enjoy their time exploring the Yorkshire countryside thanks to Zoe & Craig.
SHY & MINNIE
This tiny boy and his sister were living rough with a pack of larger stray dogs in a roadside field - the road claimed the life of his sister but Dinky was fortunately saved. A more loving, intelligent and charming dog would be hard to find and he is now totally adored by Abi and family, and very happy living near the seaside in North Yorkshire with three other doggy friends
Dear little Rossi was in the same location as Rikki and they had both lived together on chains. Initially it was only Rikki who was planned to come but then we heard about Rossi - and how could we leave him behind - he is now happy and settled and living in a home for the first time in his life - thank you Claire
As Alice grew in confidence, she learned to enjoy cuddles and earning a treat with little tricks like sitting, offering a paw and rolling over for tummy tickles. Eventually she was offered a home in Scotland, where she now shares Denise with a bunch of Bearded Collies and a few other Romanians. She continues to blossom and we love getting reports from this very special young lady
Dainty little Alice arrived from Valcea in the autumn 2014 to be fostered with Liz. Tougher than she looks, she had survived distemper as a baby puppy, but had some residual damage - one cloudy, probably vision-impaired eye, and the typical nervous twitch which is often a legacy of this disease. Despite this, she was very much a survivor, but her lack of trust in humans at first held her back. (see next picture for end of Alice’s story)
Benny was found alone wandering by the side of a river, it is not known where he came from or if he had any siblings but he was probably dumped there and just left to fend for himself - lucky for him he was found. He came to Colleen as a foster but very very quickly she knew that Benny would not be going far. he is a happy, healthy confident little chap and you can't help but fall for that face !
Sadly from the age of about two years he began to have ups and downs with his health, and the vets despaired of him more than once as his kidneys malfunctioned badly. With a great deal of TLC he rallied again and again, but l this brave little guy finally lost his battle and the family had to say goodbye. He leaves a huge gap for such a little dog - who could ever forget that winning smile??
Rescued from a cemetery by Maria Aurora Nedelcu with his mum and siblings, and nursed back to health, Woody was the smallest in the litter and came to UK when he was old enough with big sister Bijou (now Henry Griffiths' Tilly). He was a sturdy-looking chap with a huge appetite and in due course was adopted by the Charlton family where he lived very happily, with occasional holiday visits to Richard and Katie who found him great fun as a house guest! (continued in next picture)
Dear little Cleo arrived very frightened and anxious. She had lived in a forest close to Valcea, Romania. She was caught and neutered and instead of returning her to the forest, as many dogs have to be (as there are no homes for them to go to) her rescuers asked us for help. Fostered by Colleen, Cleo slowly came out of her shell and adapted to living in a home. (story continued on next picture)
The power of Facebook proved to be Jake's ticket out of Romania - we shared the photo of him on the left and basically said "anyone ??" and the reply came straight back from the Nelson family "yes us !!" ....... after being child & cat tested this little dog who never stopped wagging his tail left with his new family and is having the best time ever !