I wrote a post recently about our Grandson who had taken in a rescue dog, an English Bull Terrior called Patsy.
This dog had been used as a breeding dog and they were told that she had had two litters.
They took her in and found her to be a lovely natured dog who loves all the affection they give her.
But..... she has come with problems that they were not aware of.
The main problem is that she does not like going out and is frightened of other dogs.
The first few days she did her business in the flat but after coaxing she is now doing it outside, but to get her out (they live in a flat at the moment) they have to lay a trail of treats on each stair tread to encourage her out.
It now turns out that she has been used solely as a breeding dog and lived in a pen on woodchips for all of her life with probably no interaction with other dogs and not many humans.
They took her to the vet for a thorough check up and he thinks that she has had many more litters than two.
My Grandson and his partner have employed a 'dog whisperer' to try to help her to adjust to normal life but in the meantime she is just so happy with them.
Their next thought is to move to a house with a garden to help her to become more out going.
I write this to bring this disgusting business of breeding dogs for money and not caring for their welfare to the fore.
If they had not taken her it would more than likely have been the end for her.
Aw, poor sweet girl. I'm glad she's got a good home now. I hope she can overcome her fearsReplyDelete
She looks like such a sweet girl and they are angels for taking her in and caring enough to work with her. Some would discard her again! I worked in rescue for many years. So much heartbreak but then stories like Patsy's give me hope for a better world. Certainly Patsy's world is now better.ReplyDelete
It's just so heartbreaking, isn't it. I'm so, so glad Patsy was taken in by your grandson and his partner; she will get the loving care and encouragement with them that she needs to help overcome her fears. What a sweet face (actually two, can't forget the human) in that photo.ReplyDelete
A very happy ending for this sweet girl! If only she knew how lucky she is. We should NEVER buy pets from stores or breeders in my opinion. There are too many that need rescued. We can save a life when we adopt from the shelter.ReplyDelete
How very sad. So pleased she has found caring family.ReplyDelete
A sad story with a happy ending, even if there’s still some way to go.ReplyDelete
I too hate the fact that dogs are used this way.Just for the greedy breeders to make lots of money,with no thought for the poor dogs.Now the trend is inter breeding and charging over £3000 per dog.And people are paying it to have a Labradoodle or a Cockerpoo.When are people going to get it into there heads,that the only people benefiting from this,are the greedy breeders.They make me sick!!.I am so glad that Patsy has got your grand son to give her a good life.Who knows what she has gone through,bless her.She looks so content in the photo and Im sure that she will get used to having such love and kindness around her.I wish all animals could be cared for this way..but sadly that doesnt always happen.xxReplyDelete
What a sad story but hopefully with a happy e ding.ReplyDelete
It's appalling to use dogs to breed in such awful conditions - some human beings are truly evil. Patsy is so lucky to have found such a loving and caring home. Thank goodness some of these poor dogs will get a better life.ReplyDelete
I am so very glad that poor girl is with a loving family now who will show her there is more out there than living shut in a pen and forced to breed! It isn't surprising that any interaction with other dogs has always been a terrifying experience! I am confident that "love will conquer all" and she will eventually be able to live a normal life. I say bravo to your Grandson for taking Patsy into his home. She looks adorable. Amanda xReplyDelete
i am so happy for her and for your family. tell them this about our Beau that we rescued 6 months ago. His behavior of going out side was the same, so was Big boy, same as your dog. both had spent many years at a time in kennels and we think Beau was only let out for short periods. both dogs could hold their business for many hours. we never had dogs like that. here is the thing. It took Big 6 months to even want to go outside and Beau about 4 months. Beau is nothing like the dog we adopted 6 months ago. Beau loves people so we did not have that. the point is it takes months to overcome fears and sometimes longer. so glad they are getting help now all they need is time. our shelter says people come and adopte and a week or few weeks later bring them back. it takes love and timeReplyDelete
Patsy is so adorable! Look at that face! I too am horrified by the way some animals are treated, even here in a country where we have animal-protection laws. I hope all goes well with the "dog whisperer." It's probably mostly a matter of patience and bonding.ReplyDelete
Sadly there are a lot of puppy farms and breeders who give scant regard to their animals and do it purely for the money. Also the bitches are usually mated with their fathers or brothers thus causing all kinds of genetic problems in the puppies. Personally I would avoid them like the plague. It is because people continue to buy from them that these awful people stay in business. Far better to get an animal from a rescue centre.ReplyDelete
Aw bless her, what a lovely face she has, how can they treat dogs this way it's so cruel. I'm happy she has found a loving family. Please keep us updated.ReplyDelete
That is sad and I always hate when people buy dogs from pet stores because they support puppy mills! I'm glad Patsy has found a loving home with your son and will have a happy ever after!ReplyDelete
The indiscriminate breeding of dogs is a real problem here in the state of PA. We have people of certain faiths who see this is a good second income. People who care about animals try to pass laws to prevent this cruel practice, but mostly these people get away with it.ReplyDelete
I'm so glad Patsy has found a good homme with your grandson and his partner. They are kind people who sincerely care about the wellfare of this very shy and needy dog. Thank you for doing the right thing!
aw she is adorable, and well done them. We have had all rescue dogs and each came with their own baggage, I hope the dog whisperer helps. xReplyDelete
What kind of monsters abuse dogs in this manner? Let us hope that she really can be "rescued" by Young Tom and his partner. This is still just the beginning.ReplyDelete
That is so sad and I'm so happy she has people that love her. In the county that I like in some people wanted to start a breeding farm and it was not accepted and in this county you cannot sell animals nor can a shop sell animals. Lots of bad people in this world. I'm glad you guys love your babies.ReplyDelete
Please please please tell your son that his new dog will come around but it's going to take time.... as in a year or more "time". Changes don't happen overnight and I'm not sure a dog "trainer" is going to help as they usually have a pretty heavy hand which might stress out the dog. Just being with someone else will probably be stress enough. Tell your son to gently work with the dog... rewarding good behavior but NEVER punishing bad behavior. Put a collar on the dog and when it's time to go outside, attach the leash to the collar and gentle say "Come". Give a tug or two until the dog moves towards the door to outside. Then REWARD AND PRAISE LIKE CRAZY when the dog is outside!! Don't give treats unless it's for good behavior... never to coax to do good behavior.ReplyDelete
It's going to take time but that time will be rewarded. The dog may never like other dogs and frankly s/he doesn't have to, eh? All adopted animals come with a history and it takes years, if ever at all, to make their memories be a thing of the past.
Thanks Andrea, I'm pleased to tell you that they have no managed to get her out without treats and she is only doing the occasional wee on the floor. Kitty, my son's partner loves her to bits and is gradually getting there with her. Like you I 'feel' for so many things and I hate the way humans treat animals.Delete