Hello everyone!  Well after more years than I can remember now and around 200 dogs down the line, dog:links will be closing its doors at the end of this month.

I am taking my twelve beloved rescue tribe and moving over the Alps to Italy to a mountain retreat where I plan to spend several months settling me and the dogs in and finding our feet in our new home.  Safe to say, once settled, I am sure there is a whole new beginning waiting and for sure dogs will be at the top of my list once more.

I still plan to help some of my dedicated rescuers here and in Romania, so until I actually wind up Doglinks Association, the donations will still be collected and used to assist in whatever way as always.  So, should any of you feel able to grant one more last token of generous support, that would be marvellous.  No donation is too small and always put to amazing good use for a dog.

My heartfelt gratitude to all the amazing people who have done the journey with me and dog:links over the years, the adopters who have given new life and gentle comfort ‘end of life’ to so many dogs caught in sad situations.  All those who gave me the courage to keep going and put help my way for a dog in urgent need.  We can’t save them all, but those we did,  counted in ways that can never be quantified adequately because words just don’t nail it.  To see the eyes of a dog rescued, comforted in fear, respond to a kind touch and eat a much missed nourishing meal before resting exhausted in a first warm bed….words don’t come close.  But I have seen all this and more and so I feel humbled and thankful for the small contribution I have been able to make with your help.

And it all started here, oh so many years ago 🙂

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Last but by no means least, my amazing son who put dog:links together for me, the designs the technical work and the troubleshooting when technology got the better of me.  By his donations of large amounts of his time and generosity of heart towards helping me with rescuing  some of my dogs, fundraising by setting up my jewellery making studio for me and so much more.  A mother could never want for more.

Goodbye everyone, dogs are packing their bags thought they don’t know it yet and I am sure we will all be in touch again soon.  A bientôt!

Evelyn

Written by dog::links

dog::links is based near Rodez in the Aveyron, France. We help to find foster homes, temporary support, and permanent homes for dogs in need. dog::links is registered as a not-for-profit association (loi de 1901) in France, n° W122004359.

19 comments

  1. Hi Evelyn, I am sorry that dog-links is closing, you have been such a needed help for all the dogs. I am very pleased for you though that you are doing something you must want to do and taking your gang off to a new home and life. I wish you all the very best with that.

    Both the dogs I have now, Rowley & Douma I found via your dog-links. I would not be without them and I am sure that without your association Douma would still be languishing another 3 years later in her SPA prison. She is a delightful dog even after spending 5 of her 7 years there. And of course Toffee, the little boy I found in my lane and thanks to your publicity and co-ordination of things went off to a super life in England.

    Take Care Evelyn, and all the very best. Hilary

  2. Thank you for all you have undertaken for so many dogs Evelyn. Wishing you all a very happy future in Italy. xx

  3. Thank you so much Evelyn for what you have done here for the dogs in France. We shall miss you so much. Good luck in your new life
    With much love from Nicki and Ragtime xxx

  4. Dear Evelyn, as I have said before, I am sorry our relationship was somewhat short. However I will treasure all the jewellery I have bid for and wear with great pleasure. I know that you have helped so many poor souls find their rightful homes and hope that you will not leave us completely. Wishing you all the very best in your new adventure with your ‘tribe’. with my fondest regards Anna xx

  5. Dear Evelyn,

    Difficult to say anything without crying. We wish you the very best with your new life over the Alps. We are so grateful to you for both of our boys , our beloved, dearly departed Rufus and of course the naughty puppy that is Toffee!! (just had his first birthday at the beginning of the month !!) Toffee is having the time of his life and no matter how naughty he is during the day will always come onto your lap in the evening for a cuddle, and those big brown eyes of his just melt your heart and we end up feeling guilty for getting cross with him !!. One flaw in your plan, it is further for us to come to Italy to get another dog !!.
    All the best with the move with your “tribe”. love Sue and Steve xx

  6. THANK YOU for all that you have done for the dogs here in France. I wish you and all your tribe the very best for your new adventure in Italy. A bientot xxx

  7. Have a great life Evelyn – never managed to get one of your dogs but followed your journey over the last few years. Enjoy

  8. Hi Evelyn,
    There will be many sad hearts after hearing you are moving on Evelyn human & the many dogs you have helped!
    ( I have a few of them ha!)
    I am sure everyone will AGREE when I say all, the very best to you in your new adventure & as you say you will be back in one way or another doing the job that you are excellent at…..
    Thank you for your tireless work over the years, now it is time for you to chill & enjoy your dogs & your new home
    Big hugs xxxxxxx

  9. Hi Evelyn,i particularly love the photo of the dogs and their shadows;it seems to represent for me those who are still here with us and those who are long gone.
    Thanks to you and your tireless efforts Little Sam is very much still here and as you know he is the mini love of my life xx

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