Puppy power Laurel Animal Rescue

Laurel animal rescue puppies

When this line up was posted on social media in hope of finding a new home over 4000 people replied, and how could you not!

Teddy, Ronnie, Ralf and Oscar were four boys from a litter of seven puppies being re-homed by Laurel Animal Rescue, previously neglected they were now cared for, clean and raring to go.

I came across this photo when looking at information on buying a dog. After 12 years we felt we were ready to get the dog our teenager had always wanted, so I decided to send an email.

I needed my email to stand out so I wrote about our family, our garden, who would be at home all day and how we had seriously considered getting a puppy, and are so looking forward to the challenge.

We got a reply

After a questionnaire and then a home check visit we were invited to visit Ralf, the remaining puppy, at his foster home. Laurel Animal Rescue dogs stay in temporary foster homes until they find a family.

Well, here he is, our new puppy Ralf and we all love him already

Ralf the puppy in his basket  Ralf the puppy running in the garden

Thanks to the non-profit Laurel Animal Rescue for their dedication to caring for animals and finding them new homes with people that will love and care for them.

Laurel Animal Rescue runs on donations and fundraising, if you’d like to help please visit their Facebook page.


It’s now 12 months since we gave Ralf the rescue puppy a home and I can say it’s one of the best things we have done. He’s loving, and so much fun and we think he’s very happy with us.



If you’re thinking of getting a pet please consider a rescue, you may find a little treasure like we did.



The Pramshed


  1. Sarah
    September 19, 2018 / 20:37

    I adopted his brother, Oscar, now called Billy. I remember being the first to visit the 4 boys in foster but I knew already that I wanted Oscar. He has an older brother- another rescue puppy and I am thinking of getting another. Good to see they all have lovely lives!

    • Nortonmum
      September 20, 2018 / 00:49

      Oh that’s so lovely, thank you for telling me. I would love them all to meet up. They all looked so alike Billy must be a beauty too. We got the last one and our son wanted the one called Ralf, and we got him. I want another rescue too.

  2. November 23, 2017 / 07:41

    We have had 4 dogs and all of them have been rescues – and we are currently looking for a 5th to keep Saari company. Ralf looks like a great character and you are very lucky to have him and could give him the loving home all dogs deserve. #AnimalTales

    • Nortonmum
      November 23, 2017 / 18:22

      Thanks Rosie, we’re thinking about getting another to keep him company.

  3. Ersatz Expat
    November 17, 2017 / 13:50

    What a beautiful dog Ralph is, he clearly loves his family and vice versa. Rescues make the very best pets.

    • Nortonmum
      November 17, 2017 / 19:03

      Thank you, and you’re right they do. We’ve been very lucky with him.

  4. topfivemum
    October 29, 2016 / 23:58

    Oh my goodness, Ralph is so adorable! What a brilliant match by Laurel Animal Rescue and it sounds like he’s had a long-awaited welcome from one happy teenager (and mum!) I hope the settling in is going well and your teenager is getting up to do the early morning walks 🙂 #fortheloveofBLOG

    • Nortonmum
      October 30, 2016 / 17:02

      Thanks he is very cute and settled in well.

  5. Anca
    September 15, 2016 / 20:11

    He is so cute. Getting a puppy is a big responsibility and I’ve waited for a long time too, but it’s worth it, you’ll see. xx

    • Nortonmum
      September 16, 2016 / 10:44

      Anca I can’t believe how quickly he’s become part of the family.

  6. Notmyyearoff
    September 11, 2016 / 21:58

    Oh my goodness he is just beautiful. Hello Ralph!! 🙂 he looks so happy already. Looks like he’s already made himself at home.

    • Nortonmum
      September 12, 2016 / 13:09

      He has us running around after him already, just like babies Tas, haha.

  7. September 11, 2016 / 20:29

    OH MY GOODNESS how gorgeous is Ralf. I am sure he will fit in perfectly with your family. I just need to come round for cuddles now lol x

    • Nortonmum
      September 11, 2016 / 21:20

      Haha Tracey,you’d be very welcome, we’ve had so many visitors he’s a little star. x

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