Puppies for adoption | Real life stories and advice from Dogs Trust | Episode 1

Puppies for adoption | Real life stories and advice from Dogs Trust | Episode 1


Dogs Trust has 17 Rehoming Centres across
the UK and cares for over 16, 000 stray and unwanted dogs every year.
In Leeds – eight puppies and their mother were recently found abandoned and have been
handed in The puppies were found in the local woods
by two members of the public who brought them to us. Robyn, the mother, was found tied to
a tree, and the box of her puppies were found next to her. It was a very wet, horrible,
dirty cardboard box and the puppies were soaking. Quite muddy and dirty when they came in. So
we gave them a little bit of a clean up, some tea, because they were starving, and gave
Robyn lots of love. I think she’d been very neglected. At one point it was touch and go for the puppies
when they became seriously ill with sickness and diarrhoea. Anna and her colleagues had
to care for them round the clock to nurture them back to health. To help with the process of getting better,
we had to syringe feed them and make sure that they were keeping the food down and keeping
the diarrhoea who had diarrhoea and who was sort of vomiting and things like that. So
between us, there were three of us that nursed them on a daily basis and we would check to
see any improvement over the days and we did a really good job and now they’re all fit
and healthy to go home. Puppies like these are easy to rehome – all
eight already have new owners and will be leaving Dogs Trust over the next few days.
But their mother Robyn is still waiting for that special someone to give her a new home. Meanwhile Behaviour Trainer Darren is arriving
back from Bradford with three more abandoned dogs. Bev is a seven year old German Shepherd
cross. Rev is a 5 month old Jack Russell cross puppy. And then there’s Kev -a two year old
Shih Tzu with fur so badly matted he can hardly see out of his left eye. If I hadn’t have picked these three dogs up
this afternoon, there would be a very good chance that they would have been euthanized,
unfortunately. But obviously once we bring them back here they’re safe, and then we will
look to find them as good homes as we can get for them. So yeah, it’s very satisfying. The three dogs were named Kev, Bev and Rev
at the stray kennels. As they were all picked up off the street without collars, nobody
knows their real names. Darren visits the stray kennels twice a week and has the impossible
task of choosing which dogs to bring back because he can’t save them all What we’re looking for is sort of that nice
approach to a stranger, which I will be when I go there, so I want that nice friendly approach
from the dog. We also want a dog that’s going to be quite responsive to a stranger as well.
So will it take food from me? Will it take food through the bars, the kennel bars? So
we’re looking for that type of dog, and also sociable around other dogs as well. Darren is confident that Kev, Bev and Rev
will make great family pets but before they can be put up for adoption they all need to
be checked over by the Dogs Trust vet. And for Kev the Shih Zhu it could be a matter
of urgency. Coming up in the next episode
How do you choose a puppy out of a litter like this? Choosing on was very difficult. They’re all
absolutely beautiful, but he just had a circle of white around his nose like a little polo
and he just stood out. And what could be causing Kev’s sore eyes? Okay, you have got severely gungey eyes, Kev.

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