A trip to our on-site vets
Sophie’s first port of call was to take Lottie to our onsite team of Vets to treat her poorly skin. As well as a gentle medicated bath to soothe the inflammation, Lottie was also given antibiotics to clear any infection. She also needed a good diet plan to help her put on a bit of weight and give her the nutrition to encourage her fur to grow back glossy and healthy.
Like with any dog that comes to Woodgreen, our amazing team did all they could. As the days and weeks passed, her sore skin began to heal and we spent lots of time getting to know her. Understandably, Lottie was very confused over her whereabouts, but she seemed grateful to have a warm bed and be surrounded by caring people.
Settling in and feeling safe with Sophie
Lottie settled into her kennel beautifully and made lots of friends at Woodgreen. She enjoyed plenty of fuss and attention from our team and this really helped us build up her trust in people. It was clear she had a special bond with Sophie who seemed to be her favourite handler. Sophie took the time to help Lottie feel relaxed by taking everything at her own pace.
Once she was settled, Sophie guided Lottie through a few assessments to see how she interacted with other people and dogs. This helped us find out if she needed any training or support with her behaviour so that we could help find the right home to fit her needs.