After spending over a year visiting local dog shelters and constantly checking their websites we found we were struggling to find the right dog for us. We started looking further afield at websites of dog charities throughout the UK and by chance found the Wild at Heart Foundation website. We were amazed at the diverse selection of dogs and within a few weeks we saw a lovely little dog called Tikka. When we read about her she sounded absolutely perfect for us.

We contacted WaHF only to be informed that Tikka had been reserved. We were quite sad when we heard this as we had both saved a picture of Tikka on our phones and couldn’t stop talking about her. Even though she had been reserved we decided to email to see if Tikka had been taken. After a few weeks of not hearing back I found a mobile number and decided to text them.

It turned out that I had used the wrong email address and we discovered the reservation on Tikka had fallen through, as we were so interested she was reserved for us; we could not believe our luck!

After completing an adoption form and having a videophone interview we were informed our application had been successful and we were going to adopt Tikka. We were beyond excited! The few weeks we waited seemed like an eternity but eventually we had a text to say when and where we should pick Tikka up.

The following week we were setting off at 4am to go and meet Tikka and bring her home and when we finally met her we could not believe how lucky we were, she was a delight.

Tikka is the most beautiful little dog, slightly naughty sometimes and always full of energy but she is so loving and she has totally captured our hearts. We have taken Tikka to dog training and she has already passed bronze and silver and has just started gold level training.

I could not imagine what life would be like without Tikka and I would thoroughly recommend WaHF to anyone wanting to adopt a dog.’

– Baz Lorenzo