Posted 38d ago
Tandie was rescued and rehomed by the RSCPA in Cornwall, along with her littermates. She ended up back there 14 years later – only to be rehomed by the same family who adopted her brother as a puppy!
The 14-year-old Springer Spaniel arrived at RSPCA Cornwall’s Venton centre after the tragic death of her owner. She first arrived at the centre in 2007 with her mum – a stray with a broken jaw – and her nine littermates. They were taken care of until they were old enough to find a new home.
Tandie’s mum and all the puppies were rehomed. Tandie found a wonderful home, while her brother, Eric, was adopted by Anna Cirant-Carr and her family, from Newquay.
Eric, Tandie's brother (Image: RSPCA)
After losing Eric in 2018, Anna adopted another dog. But when she saw the Cornwall branch’s post about Tandie she jumped in to help. The elderly spaniel was looking for a foster home to live out her days and Anna couldn’t resist her late dog’s lookalike.
Anna said: “We were heartbroken when Eric died in 2018 and struggled to cope without a dog around the house so we got Labrador cross Springer Spaniel Freida three months later. But when we saw Tandie’s story online we knew we had to give her a retirement home to live out her days.
“She’s doing amazingly well – you’d never know she was 14. She eats loads, jumps all over the sofas and follows us around the house.
Anna with Tandie (Image: RSPCA)
“Tandie and Eric are so similar in a lot of ways. She follows me around just like Eric did and they both have the same sad stare when they want something. However, Tandie is much more cuddly than Eric; he liked a pat on the bum but would be horrified if you gave him a hug whereas Tandie wants to be on your lap.”
Tandie has limited vision and is completely deaf. She also suffers from arthritis and a skin condition so RSPCA Cornwall staff felt finding her a foster home – where they could continue to support and monitor her – would be the best option for her.
A spokesperson from the branch said: “It’s like it was fate that Eric’s owners saw Tandie’s appeal online and got in touch. We’re so pleased that we’ve found Tandie such a wonderful home to live out her days and we’re incredibly grateful to Anna and her family for opening their home to her so she can have the retirement she deserves.”
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