We have recently received an update on Fern, who was adopted from our centre in April 2022.


On the 1 year anniversary of her adoption, Fern’s owners got in touch with a rundown of her life over the past year.


“Me (Jess) and my partner (Joel) Adopted Fern from your RSPCA South Yorkshire branch on the 9th of April 2022 and as it's the one year anniversary of that today, we wanted to send you all an update!

Fern has been an absolute joy in our lives and the lives of our families; everyone who meets her falls in love with her amazing temperament and cheeky smile. She's a typical Staffie: massive heart and so much love to show to anyone and everyone. We have been on lots of adventures over the past year, including what we believe was Fern's first trip to the beach! She loved how soft the sand was on her paws but she wasn't sure on the waves of the sea, especially when she tried to drink it.

Every other Sunday, we typically go to visit my Dad's house for Sunday dinner where she loves playing with her two best friends – Luna and Ellcy. She's also had sleepovers at their house! The first time she was a bit unsure, with it being the first time she was away from us, but being around the other two dogs and "vibing" off of them really helped her relax and know that she was safe. Now she loves going to Grandad's and has "just settled in perfectly as one of the crew, she even gets in the line for treats now" my Dad has told us.

In the Summer she loves to sit outside in a dry, empty paddling pool and sunbathe, then in the winter, she likes to nest in as many blankets as she can find and snuggle wearing her special hoodie.

We cannot imagine our life without her; she is such a loving soul and she brings us so much happiness every single day. We are so proud of how far she has come with her training, especially recalling. All she wants is to be loved and show love to everyone – dog or human.

Thank you so much for bringing her into our lives! Best wishes and big hugs from Fern, Jess & Joel <3”


We received a download link full of photos of Fern’s adventures over the past year. We enjoyed looking at them all, and it was certainly difficult narrowing them down for this post!


We would love to hear (and share) updates on how your furry family members are doing since leaving our care. Send your ‘Happy Ever After’ story to [email protected] with their best photos attached!