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Bracken is a four-year-old, medium sized female who we found
abandoned in a lay-by with her twelve siblings, in July 2013.
March 2014, Bracken was adopted and made the long trip to the UK. Poor
Bracken didn’t have the best start as soon after she arrived in the UK
she was diagnosed with severe hip dysplasia in both hips and had to
undergo 3 hip replacement operations (one failed). She has now received a
clean bill of health and no further medical care is required.
Bracken’s adopters have asked us to find a new home for her as she has
developed some fears and her behaviour has become too challenging for
them. They have received some guidance from a behaviourist but having a
toddler and considering the possibility of having another child, they
feel they are not the right people to help her further.
becomes anxious when people come to the house, is sometimes reactive to
other dogs and loud vehicles out on walks, and becomes anxious when
strange people, especially men, approach. We are therefore looking for
an experienced home for Bracken who are able to control and manage her
environment so she is not finding herself in difficult situations and
begin a process whereby she can start to feel more comfortable in
situations she currently finds difficult. Any potential adopter would
need to put in place a predictable ritual for when people come round to
ensure that Bracken finds it a positive experience. It is important that
her limitations are recognised and she is managed well.
adopters have described her as a ‘very calm and loving dog’. She likes
the company of her people and loves strokes and cuddles. She knows the
basic commands and is housetrained. Bracken really loves running around
and playing fetch with her favourite toys. Although she can be reactive
to some strange dogs, she has previously lived with one and does have
some doggy friends; it may therefore be beneficial for Bracken to live
with a stable dog to help her gain confidence. She has also lived with
chickens and been fine with them.
Bracken has been
good with her adopter’s toddler however she does have a tendency to
guard him so we feel it would be best she goes to a home where any
children in the household are older teenagers.
She has been spayed, vaccinated, microchipped and has a pet passport.
lovely girl has been through a lot in her short life so we are looking
for a quiet and loving home where she will be given the time and
patience needed to help her overcome her fears and help her become the
playful, loving dog that she is.