Raro and Penny

Penny has been staying with us for a few days after Christmas, she’s just headed north to Kerikeri. She’s been great company for both us and Raro, who seems a bit lonely since Vulcan died. They follow each other around, Raro is far more engaged when Penny is around.

Penny is absolutely delightful and is very, very smart – she learns routines extremely quickly.

Brooke and Penny

Brooke and Penny are staying with Vulcan and Raro for a while – and they fit in very well. They are both playful and while Penny is quite pushy, Brooke usually puts her in her place. And Raro and Vulcan both ignore all that is going on anyway.

They are both smart, and know what is required and follow the routine very well; they are great to walk together.

In fact, last night Brooke refused to walk with Raro, she hung back until she could walk with Penny.



This is Syrus, he’s staying here for a couple of weeks while his human, Daniel, is visiting family. Cyrus is not a confident dog but likes being with our guys and is quite attached to Brooke, they follow each other everywhere.

5 Dogs on the Beach


We’ve had visitors for the past couple of days, which means that since we are fostering Brooke Davis with our two boys, we had 5 dogs in the house. All perfectly behaved and not a hint of any problems.

Achilles is almost like a twin to Vulcan, only quite a bit larger, and Zeva is very clingy and interactive.

Our guys didn’t mind the company, since they get the sofas and nobody else does, so they can lie around and watch the others changing beds all the time.

From left to right: Zeva, Vulcan, Brooke, Achilles, Raro


This Joss’ dog Penny, she’s just spent the past few days here while Jos was away. Penny is gorgeous, very smart and is always trying to wind the boys up and get them to play. She fits right in and is immediately at home. Just takes her cues from the boys, so everyone is chilled and relaxed.


This is Penny, she stayed with us and the boys for a week when Jos went to her dad’s wedding. Penny is far brighter than either of the boys, and is very playful and energetic.

Very well behaved and very trainable; absolutely focused on what we are doing, even if it is nothing at all. She’s not tall and elegant like the boys but has a very pretty face and a charming personality.