Dealing with a teenage pup
Poppy thought she had found her forever home but she was, unfortunately, but understandably, brought back to Woodgreen. This sweet, young lurcher cross came in as a stray the first time, and she was very sad to return. But she soon found her mojo – and a second chance at happiness.
Poppy was handed into our care again because, sadly, her new owner couldn’t look after her anymore. As a teenager, this was a testing time for both Poppy and her family. Dogs going through this stage of life can often get distracted and find it challenging to cope with new things. Although this is only a temporary phase, adolescent dogs require lots of time and patience.
With the arrival of a new baby in the home, this was all too much for Poppy. This can be an uncertain time, especially for a teenage dog. They often find crying, screaming or arm waving stressful and there are also potential hazards, including high chairs and baby toys. With all these factors in mind, Poppy’s owner made the very difficult decision to bring her to Woodgreen, entrusting us to continue to help Poppy on her search for a new home.