Saying goodbye is a tough decision to make
Meet Nancy, a beautiful 18-month-old staffie cross who came to Woodgreen because her owner was ill and couldn’t look after her. It’s an incredibly tough decision to make, but she decided to do what she thought was best for Nancy.
“Saying goodbye to someone who is basically a family member takes a lot of courage. I have a lot of respect for someone that can make that decision for the dogs’ sake and not thinking about themselves.” – Chris, Dog Carer
Nancy loved to be around people but had never been comfortable with other dogs. She struggled to settle in our kennels at first, especially when other dogs were barking to say hello.
It was important for Nancy to experience new sights and sounds regularly to keep her stimulated . To do this, the team took her on plenty of walks around the beautiful grounds and played tug of war with her. She even got to sit with staff in the comfort of the office. This daily fix of human fuss and attention was just what she needed.
But, our team really needed to tackle Nancy’s tricky behaviour around other dogs before she would be ready to go to a new home. The aim was to build her confidence and teach her that other dogs are not a threat to her.