Going the distance to offer Gem a forever home - The Evesham Observer

Going the distance to offer Gem a forever home

Evesham Editorial 10th May, 2018   0

A DEDICATED family from the South of France proved to be a dog’s best friend when they made a 1,700-mile round-trip to rehome Gem, a two-year-old German Shepherd from Dogs Trust Evesham.

Victoria and David Lewis made the trip not once, but four separate times over a six-week period, to meet Gem and get to know her before taking her back to her new home in sunnier climes, proving that they will go to any length to find their perfect pooch.

The couple are from Caussade-Rivière, a small village in the Mid-Pyrenees region, and had been looking for a German Shepherd when they came across Gem on Dogs Trust website.

After making the initial enquiry and visiting Dogs Trust Evesham in the middle of March to initially meet Gem and make sure that she was the right dog for them, they visited a further two times to get to know her, before finally collecting her several weeks later.

“We’ve always owned German Shepherds and after losing our last rescue dog just a few months ago, we really wanted to fill the dog-shaped hole in our lives with another Shepherd. We’d spotted Gem on Dogs Trust’s website and even though she was a huge distance away from South France, we decided that we’d enquire about her,” Victoria said.

Si Cutts, Gem’s carer, said: “It has touched our hearts that Victoria and David travelled so far for Gem. She has been with us a little while now so it just goes to prove that the right home is out there for each and every dog no matter how long it takes.

“She is an amazing dog who stole my heart and while I’m going to miss her so much, I know she’s going to have the best life with Victoria and David.”

Visit www.dogstrust.org.uk or call 0300 303 0292 for more


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