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The lovely Lulu still looking for her fureverhome, learning all about life in her fantasticfoster home but still very much on the look outfor her own place to call home……Could this beyou??
I have had Angel for 6mths and what a great change inher behavior ,when Angel first came to me she did notwag her tail and had to wear shield on her face. Thefirst few months I spent time gradually showing herthat it's ok to play and that going to a park is fun alsoshe had a bad flea infestation and her ears were badlyinfected . 6 months on she wags her tail has a brilliantshine to her coat nice clean ears and yes she goes tothe park where she goes of the lead. I have learnedher a few commands ,to see her now brings joy to meand my family the grandchildren love her to bits. Hopeyou like the pictures yes she my little poser.
Calling all you Adonis‛s out there Mrs Rock needs you….!!!
Christmas CalendarOk calling all you guys. As some of you may know we areorganising a semi nude calendar to raise funds for GSDR.Some of our lovely men have already taken part and welldone to them, we really appreciate it. But we still need afew more please.You don't need to be brave, just willing. The pictures are invery good taste and all you have to do is get someone(preferably someone you know well lol) to take a picture ofyou nude but must have your 'bits' covered either bya/your German Shepherd, or even a GSDR logo for examplebut a GSD must be in the picture.We are hoping to take orders very soon so please get yourcameras and dogs ready. It may be a bit of fun but its alsofor a very good cause. My hubby as taken part so that wasmy contribution.Just to add, if we get enough of you guys to take part, usgals may do it for next year. I know some of you alreadyasking about a girls calendar but this years is taking enoughof my time trying to organise this one.I really hope you will take part as it will be a shame not touse the pictures of those that have already contributed.If you need anymore info or to send me the pics you can do
I'm trying/interested in organizing a training taster day specifically forGSD's. WE can offer flyball, agility, obedience and some working trialsaction, tracking and scent. We can also offer small 1 2 1 sessions where wecan observe handlers skill level and suggest improvements that wouldbenefit the dog human interface.So far I have posted it on the Open topic page and have received virtuallyzero interest which is surprising (IMO)We can organise dog friendly B&B's if required.It would be an inclusive event, so DWA (Dogs with Attitude, whateverattitude they have) are perfectly welcome.We are currently looking at September, is this something you would behappy to include in the Newsletter?This is our training ground....
Obviously, we would have to charge however we are more than happy towork out a donation to GSDR.…
I'm trying to gauge interest for my next idea....My next training idea is to form a GSDR Display Team,running along the lines of the Essex Display team. It wouldrequire both a time; training and financial commitment (travelcosts, the dreaded polo shirt) from all concerned but what aprofile enhancer for the rescue and what fun for the dogs...If you want to do it, we can work it out!The training ground is very near Royston, Herts/Cambsborder.Anyone fancy a challenge?If so please contact Tina Mueller Griffiths on 07956 349337
Ramsey was a dog we took in from a pound in Blackpool and what abeauty he was but he was so hyper, strong and totally withoutmanners just a typical teen really but with so many peoplewanting “The perfect dog” we feared he may not be suitable fora lot, anyway Nick and Jo went to see him after I had a chat withthem and hey presto Ramsey is now called Ozzy and living the lifehe so deserves!!
Hi,Hope you are well, Heres some pics of Ozzy in the brook just up the road fromus, he has now fairly well settled in, and is enjoying the twice daily long walkswhich have to include a swim hahahahaha he's now fully vacced and nowchipped and is now not pulling as much on the lead but we are still using thehalt till he just ambles along if that is possible as he's a rocket of a teenager.I have had him off the lead on the football pitch chasing a football we found,and then a tennis ball to which he's well behaved and has good recall or juststands over it till I catch up .Socially he's been totally great with people gentle friendly and enjoys hisweekly Sunday cheese biscuits when we take a stroll to pub. However his social
skills towards otherdogs are still madbut I think its morewanting to play as hegot submissive to alab when it gotcloser but we haveplans to introducehim to a friends dogin the future andtake it from thereRegardsNick & Jo
Another satisfied owner……this is why we do it!!!
We took Lucy on the 16th June (formerly known as Mya) from Somerset, when wegot home after a long journey it would be dishonest to say that Max our ownGerman Shepherd took a liking, in fact he was unpleasant with her, we put Max ourdog in kennels for 2 weeks to tire him out, when bringing him home he was muzzledand introduced to Mya again, this time he was so tired that he just accepted herwithout question, a few days later and Max was fully rested and tormented Mya,however after looking more closely, Mya was actually goading Max on by barking athim and talking the way German Shepherds do.
Now they can eat/sleep and drink and play together, the best thing for them wasgiving Max a large tennis ball with a squeaker, he became possessive and was moreinterested in keeping it from her than trying to dominate her. Max is nowunmuzzled.
She still currently suffers with separation anxiety but she is a lovely dog andeverything we wanted, perfect for our house, the moment a person knocks on thedoor the most perfect bark continuously is let out, there's no mistaking someone'sat the front door.
I've attached a picture for you, you may be able to see her weight is improvingslowly but she is highly exercised by Max and also our vet believes her not farfrom a perfect weight for her age and size.
Something of note, the picture is Lucy freely wondering around the house, it wasmentioned to us that when your volunteer went to Mya(lucy) she was shy and evenstand offish, she is completely beyond this now with us.
Please pass this to the volunteer for that area so that they can see she is well andlooked after.
Also, with the success me and my family have had with your Rescue, we will neveruse a normal dogs kennel for our German Shepherds as your volunteers performedan excellent job assessing the dogs.
Best RegardsChristopher Houlding
Max has resigned himself to the fact Mya is going nowhere soas all men do……..given in gracefully!! x
Remember in the Summer newsletter we did a feature on Jordia lovely girl who had spent far too long in kennels……Well only afew days after this came out Jordi was adopted!!! So here wehave an update on how the lovely girl is doing.
Update on Jordie, her season ended late last week , it lasted 17days and she did suffer with it during that time, however shehas come on enormously since that distraction has ended, thelove and affection this girl gives is huge, she appears happierand happier with every day, is very relaxed now and has asnooze in her favourite spot in the late evening, likes a cuddleand a play too, there is a kennel in the back garden we hadsince we had the old shepherd a few years ago and she storesher outdoor balls and toys in there, she brings one out and weplay then she takes one back and gets another, quite funny towatch.Have stopped her barking at passing cars, now she seems towant to bark at runners and cyclists, so now have to get her outof that habit too, good with meeting people in the street,happy to get fuss from them, however she is barky if someonecomes into the house but i‛ve never known a Shepherd thatwasn‛t to be honest, fabulous once introduced though so that‛sgood.She‛s off to the groomers today as Sharon has the day off,there are some knots in the fur at the back of her ears,Sharon got a lot out but one of the knots is quite a mess, sheeats well and has put on 6lb or so since we got her, another 4would be perfect as she was skinny when she arrived.Eyes are very bright, coat is very glossy, she has a goodappetite, we use Wainrights dry and wet food so she has a goodmixture, we supplement that with Pilchards twice a week andChicken one night too, she is thriving on care and attention, avery happy and contented girl.
One very happy girly!!
Jordi even has her own private pool!!!Be happy lovely girl, you so deserve it!! xx
It was late afternoon when I took a call from Lynn to ask if Icould possibly help out with a little bitch in a dog pound inDoncaster who was on her last days………not that unusual but thispoor little girl was so heavily pregnant she was due any day!!!
As I had one in foster already and my own lot I was strugglingfor space so I rang Lizzy to beg her to have a go at beingMidwife which after a few minutes of grovelling promising allsorts she agreed. So as she is now lovingly known Lottie‛s storybegins….
Transport was arranged and Lizzy met another vollie the nextday and Lottie had now become a Southerner. Apart from thebaby weight she was very thin but her temperament wasabsolutely fantastic and loved everyone straight away!
Poor Lizzy only had 2 days to gather her thoughts and out theycame!! It was such a shock even to Lottie who was happily walkingaround the garden with Sophie and Bryn when number one made anentrance! Mum was quickly ushered into the maternity ward and soit began, Lizzy rang me just as the first one was on it‛s way intothe world and we sweated, squealed and held our breath togetheras one by one they popped out……by 8.30 in the evening it waseventually job done and all 6 little mites were here!! Most of thebirths happened during the dressage tests at London 2012 hencethe names together with some from the eventing and show jumpingtoo, 2 Golds and a Silver and 6 gorgeous babies and one very clevermummy…….Oh and 1 very knackered Aunty Lizzy!!!
In the Dog pound on Friday and a happy new safe mum onTuesday all thanks to this rescue!! x
Well here we are approx 3.5 weeks on and boy have they grown!!
Laura-bottom left was the first born at 2.15pm on the 7th Aug2012 weighing 430gms - 2weeks later - 810gms.
Carl far right blk/tan - born 15.30pm weighing 310gms - 2weeks later - 700gms
Ben in the middle - born 16.25pm weighing 286gms - 2 weekslater 640gms
Charlotte top right born 16.40pm weighing 235gms - 2 weekslater 640gms
Mary top left born 19.45pm weighing 410gms - 2 weeks later850gms
Tina bottom right born 20.30pm weighing 360gms - 2 weekslater 790gms
All these babies will be ready for rehoming at 8 weeks old,fully vacs, chipped, wormed and flead and also with a goodgrounding of family life as they will be used to Sophie andBryn and lots of visitors!!
Anybody interested in one of these beauties pleasecontact Lizzy as early visiting is very welcome!!
I am sure you will remember the gorgeous Charley and her storyfrom the last newsletter, well, another lump was found and shehas since been and had it removed and I have just received thisupdate from her mum Alison…
We have had the results back from the vet and the 2nd lump wasalso a Grade 2 Mast Cell tumour. I spoke to the vet this morningand he sounded more positive than the veterinary nurse(wannabevet!) who told me it didn't look good even before the results wereback.The vet said that there was a good margin of clear cells aroundthe removed lump which suggests that all of it has been removed.She is likely to be prone to getting more lumps so we just need tokeep a careful eye on her. I'm hoping that maybe stresscontibutes to these lumps, so now that she has a safe and lovinghome she won't get anymore, you never know!So pleased it wasn't awful news. After speaking to the nurse Iwas expecting them to say that it was a Grade 3 that had spreadand she had limited time.She is still in season, has about another week of confinement andthen she can get back to playing with other dogs. She's a verysociable girl.We took her up to the Lakes again last weekend and are planningto have 3 nights up there at the end of the month with no kidsjust Charley, can take her for longer walks then and we havefound a nice pub with a resident GSD. She is adorable, so lovingand she has made our home complete, so we are keepingeverything crossed that she stays healthy as couldn't bear to loseher just yet.Hope you are both keeping well.Best WishesAlison
Jean would also like to add:
Hi there,Just a little bit more info that might make older people think ofrescue.. I don't like it when elderly folk have to keep telling youjust how old they but here I am doing it :).. In October I will be80.. look after my place on my own.. big house and 5 acres.. plus myhairies.. also have 2 ponies.... to me age is in the mind.. and Ibelieve my animals have a lot to do with it ..attached photo of metaken in the Spring.. not your average old girl :D
reason why I have the oldies for a starter. ..they are more laidback.. mine go out 4 times a day across the fields.. a gentle strollfor all of us.. they can go off round the garden if they want butprefer to chill out with a chew in their beds. they are maybe a bitmore expensive to keep due to Vet bills with age related problemsbut a joy to have around .. Bless them xxx
Meet Bert, why on earth Bert hasn‛t been snapped up I don‛tknow but anyway here we go.
This lovely lad is 4 yrs old sadly still entire and possiblyneeding his vacs doing again however he is great with kids of allages even the annoying ones who apparently grab on to his furand he doesn‛t mind……he is a better man than me then!
He hasn‛t lived with other dogs but has stayed with one whilston his hols with no problem, has had no problems when meetingdogs out on a walk. He is an unknown with cats…..which does notmean a NO, this guy has a fantastic temp so who knows withthe right intro he may well be fine.
Bert has good basic training and commands and ok recall whenoff lead out on a walk and he also travels fine in thecar…….what more can a man do for someone to want to love himforever??
Bert has been let down now at least 3 times with failed meets,people messing us around and not turning up…..I do honestlygive up sometimes it‛s just so bloody unfair.
If you think you could give Bert his furever home than pleasefill in a form on our website and someone will be in touch asap!!!
How gorgeous is Bert??!!!
And here is another of the very gorgeous Bert justto keep you all think….come on guys find the boy ahome he deserves!!
Our very own Mark Steward has got engagedto Sharon Ann and I for one would like towish them all the best for the future andlet‛s be honest two vollies is better than one!!!