Helping her overcome her fear of abandonment
Tiddles began to warm up to our kind handlers, like Sophie, but it was so hard leaving her in her kennel, as she had severe separation anxiety and would whimper when left alone. When we did have to leave her, we tried to make this as fun as possible. We gave her a comfy bed and lots of cushions and left a Kong with her, which kept her busy until we returned. We also took her out as often as we could on a peaceful walk, or into the office where she loved spending time with staff, sitting on their lap whilst they worked.
Once she was used to a routine, Tiddles became a bit more confident and enjoyed toddling along on walks. We were careful with her exercise and took her for slow, gentle strolls. As the weeks passed, we could see she was growing in strength, both physically and emotionally. Thanks to the patience of our team, we saw her transform into a lively dog with so much love to give.