One-year-old Peppa was adopted by Cotswolds Dogs & Cats Home in February but is ready to move in with an owner who can show her the world doesn’t have to be a scary place
A nervous dog who has lived a sheltered life is looking for a new home after watching her brother leave to live with his forever family.
Year-old staffie crossbreed Peppa arrived at the RSPCA Cotswolds Dogs & Cats Homein Gloucestershire, in February with her brother George.
The duo had led very sheltered lives, leaving them nervous in front of much of the outside world, so rescue center staff set about slowly introducing them to new experiences.
Animal keeper Lauren Bohin took Peppa, who has a cleft nose, under her wing and spent a lot of time bonding with the terrified boy.
Lauren said: Peppa and George were very nervous when they first came to us, so we knew it would take them a lot of time and patience to gain their trust.
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“Peppa was mostly nervous and we soon realized that she would react to strangers and other dogs because she was scared. We’ve spent a lot of time gaining and building her trust and she’s come such a long way already.
“One of the most memorable moments I had with her was when she slowly walked towards me, stood on my lap and licked my face. She’s never been that close to me and I really felt like I had finally gained her trust.
“With each day that has passed, she slowly reveals more and more of who she really is; a cheeky little dog with lots of love to give!”
Peppa has worked with the staff and now happily walks past strangers and other dogs without responding. The staff want her new owners to continue this positive training with her to further boost her confidence and help her relax when she’s out and about.
Lauren added: “Peppa is a philanthropist and will do anything to make you happy. She is such a pleasure to work with and loves her food which makes training easy.
“She really enjoys activities and enjoys doing something. Her favorite things to do are snuggle up on the sofa, play with her tug toys, learn new tricks and use her nose for smell training.
“She made many human and dog friends while she was at the center. She trusts her caregivers so much and looks to us for trust when she is unsure of a situation. She loves long walks with her canine friends and is very playful.”
Peppa is looking for a home with owners who have the patience and time to continue their education. Ideally she would live in a rural area that would give her space to slowly build confidence and would be the only pet.
She loves human company and therefore desires an owner who is at home most of the day and enjoys spending time with her.
Lauren added: “I will miss Peppa so much when she is adopted and there will definitely be a tear or two when she goes! She taught me so much and I am very grateful to have the opportunity to work with such an amazing dog. Those who can adopt her are lucky to have such a loving and intelligent dog.”
Learn more about Peppa on-line or contact the Cotswolds Dogs & Home team on 01453 890014 or email@example.com.
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