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 PD Buzz settles in to new home


Remember PD Buzz?
We promised you an update after the German Shepherd retired and was adopted by his new family in Kent.
Our kennel hands were overwhelmed with the amount of applicants who wanted to give Buzz, seven, a new home and not surprisingly, the first couple to see him fell in love with him.
Liz Blackmore, 57, and husband Martin Blackmore, 64, became Buzz’s new owners in November and have been giving him lots of love and attention.
Mrs Blackmore, who used to work as kennel staff for Thames Valley Police and run a boarding kennels for The Guide Dogs for the Blind Association (UK), said the pair were delighted to have been entrusted with helping Buzz put his paws up.
“He’s so soppy and absolutely adorable, we love him very much,” the senior assistant healthcare scientist said. “I knew it was going to go mad when I saw it on the page and when we met him we just knew we were going to go for it – it was love at first sight.”
The couple have owned several German Shepherds and sadly lost their last one Rudy, eight, last February just before the first Lockdown.
Mrs Blackmore said it was a joy to have another pup in the house, especially as Mr Blackmore, an electrician, was having to self-isolate.
“It’s unbelievable how much Buzz has settled in and he gets four walks a day,” she added. “He’s such an affectionate little boy – he loves kisses and cuddles and chewing a good stick on a walk.
“He’s so good and an absolute joy to have – we love him very much.”
Dog Support Unit’s training assistant, Ann Younghusband, said: “It’s fantastic to see Buzz has settled in well to his new home and is getting a lot of love and attention he deserves in retirement.
“A special thanks to our kennel hands who worked so hard to find Buzz the perfect home and to everyone who shared our appeal, especially Thin Blue Paw Foundation, whose post share led us directly to Mr and Mrs Blackmore.”