Rose is now ready for rehoming. Please do NOT just look at her photos and think oh what a beautiful dog and apply. Yes she is but she also needs a VERY definite home and after myself and my partner plus the Greyhound Gap staff team have spent 13 months nursing her back to health I can guarantee we will make sure that is exactly what she gets!
Rose is 4 years old and was found abandoned at the side of a road in June of last year. It was very obvious she had been in a serious road traffic accident. After rushing her to specialists at Nantwich Veterinary Hospital it was found that the pelvis on one back leg was broken and dislocated and the other back leg was pretty much smashed. For the first time ever in our history our orthopaedic specialist stated that treatment of choice would have been to remove the badly damaged leg but with the other also broken it was not an option. Our options were pts OR complex and long winded surgery to fix the badly damaged leg whilst the other also healed.
Roses recovery has been a real labour of love. From start to finish in total it has taken a full 12 months. Periods in the crate, out of the crate, bits of metal removed at a time, back in the crate then out and in and so on so forth. She has been a very lucky girl that she has repaired and seems to show no signs of her injuries. Non of the injuries is the reason for her needing a definite home but her temperement is. So now you have her background we will go into Rose herself :-
Rose is quite a nervous little girl who is also very needy. That is combined with quite a strong willed nature also so at times Rose easily makes mistakes. She is good with the other dogs here in the main however my dogs do back down to her and her somewhat bossy ways at times. She will MOST definitely need another dog in the home and gets on with both dogs and bitches as long as they are laid back. She likes to play but all that play has to be games led and set by her. She would NOT tolerate a dog who would stand up to her or bicker with her and will stand her ground get carried away and go that bit further. People wise Rose likes HER people. She is not a lover of strangers especially not on her home turf or in her home environment and can be very guardy. Anyone being bought into the home would need to be introduced to her properly for her to accept. She wont tolerate strangers asking her to do anything and has actually gone as far as to chase someone on the kennels yard who asked her to get out of the bin! She does not appreciate children either so will not be rehomed into a home with any under 16 year olds or visiting children. She is also not cat or small furry friendly. Out on walks she walks well in the main and ignores other dogs but if a dog is to shout at her she will react. She travels like a dream and enjoys travelling.
Even though Rose has been in and out of the crate for a year in the house she does still need to be put out regularly and repeatedly reminded about her housetraining. She needs a home with someone who is around all or most of the time to continue placing the work into her we are doing now free of injury. We do feel even with other dogs in the house she could be prone to boredom and separation anxiety as she does bond very strongly and her people are HER people and she doesn't particularly like being separated from them for long periods. We feel with more time and security now she is starting to lead a more natural life this will come. She needs plenty of toys to chew and keep her occupied and enjoys enrichment too. We feel as she is crate trained at first any new home would most definitely need to crate her when leaving her. Any new owner needs to be experienced with long fluffy coats also as if not kept on top of daily it quickly mats and after getting wet she needs drying and brushing out.
All in all Rose is quite a hard high maintenance little dog BUT she has survived hell and a huge amount of rehabilitation and she now deserves to find the right committed home with the experience to continue bringing her forward.
Rose is currently residing in the Greyhound Gap kennels house in Stoke on Trent. She can be rehomed nationally subject to a successful homevisit and all members of the immediate family and any resident dogs travelling to meet with her. MORE IMPORTANTLY THOUGH they would need to commit to be willing to travel back to us here in Stoke on Trent should any issues arise with the leg to allow us to re treat under our care and specialist vets.
Rose is vaccinated, kc vaccinated, de flead, de wormed, microchipped and spayed.
I know I have written an essay but we will NOT allow Rose to go to the wrong home based on looks after 13 months of getting her ready for the right home.
If you are interested in offering Rose a home please complete the pre adoption questionnaire below
If you would like to give Rose a new home, please contact the rescue on Rose Marie on 01256 771819 (9am - 9pm) and ask for Rose Marie or send an email using the form if available.
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