Ophelia is a small ( however heavy cos she’s obese) crossbreed. She is believed to be round ten to 12 years outdated.
Ophelia was a terrified little soul in a shelter that we visited in January this yr. We simply couldn’t depart her there.
Ophelia is a candy, very lazy, little lady. She likes folks and loves a fuss however when strangers method she is going to cower as she thinks she’s going to be hit. Ophelia is relatively oblivious to different canine so may stay with or with out them.
She wants a quiet residence surroundings the place she will at the least calm down and really feel protected. We hope that she will probably be a bit of extra energetic as soon as she has misplaced some weight and in higher form however a mild stroll as soon as a day is more likely to be ample for her. At present, she sleeps nearly all of the time and completely loves her mattress.
Sadly after we provided to take Ophelia and he or she had the mandatory assessments she examined optimistic for heartworm. She is going to include the complete remedy for this for free of charge to the adopter.
Once you undertake a Secure Rescue canine, you MUST use a slip lead. It will maintain your canine protected: your new canine will probably be nervous and won’t belief you, and you’ll not know which conditions would possibly upset your canine.
In case your canine panics, then a slip lead is the one strategy to stop your canine from escaping (many canine can escape from a collar and/or harness). It’s going to take AT LEAST 3-6 months to your canine to settle in and so that you can know your canine totally (longer for nervous canine). The slip lead should ALWAYS be used throughout this settling-in interval.
Even after your canine is settled, it’s most secure to make use of the slip lead in conditions the place your canine could grow to be scared (e.g. visiting new locations, round unfamiliar folks, on the vet), and in conditions the place surprising triggers would possibly occur (e.g. round bonfire evening). Nervous canine could at all times must put on a slip-lead as a backup security measure.
The slip lead is a security system and should NEVER be used as a coaching device. Utilizing the result in apply strain to the canine’s neck is damaging. In case your canine pulls on the lead, then we will advise you on coaching strategies that keep away from hurt.
As soon as your canine is settled, you might wish to think about using a harness (along with the slip lead) in case your canine is comfy with being dealt with when it’s fitted. Most harnesses are usually not escape-proof, however harnesses with a strap behind the ribcage (e.g. Ruffwear Webmaster or Excellent Match Harnesses) are safer.
Retractable/extendable leads must not ever be used on our canine.
Adopted canine should be collected from the rescue and transported straight residence in a crate.
Fences and gates should be 5ft min & safe.