Home   Sandwich   News   Article

Pups Bertie and Zapper need rehousing says Sandwich group Futures for Dogs

By Marijke Hall

An animal rescue group in Sandwich is appealing for dog lovers to take in two puppies found in a shed on remote farmland in Ireland.

Futures for Dogs is looking after the cross-breed pooches, called Bertie and Zapper, which faced being put to sleep if rescuers had not stepped in.

Volunteers from the non-profit organisation, which helps rehome abandoned or mistreated dogs, have been training them since they arrived eight weeks ago but are hoping to find separate homes for them.

Bertie and Zapper, dogs needing home.

Bertie and Zapper, dogs needing home.

Wendy Wheeler, who is fostering Bertie in her house in Ringwould, says despite their difficult start they are both loving, bright and intelligent.

“The first priority was to split them as their feral bond was so strong they reacted together to everything that was trying to be done with them,” she said.

Mrs Wheeler admitted settling Bertie in at first was no easy task.

“The poor lad was petrified of everything including daily life in a home,” she said.

“After a few days he did settle down with his foster pals and started to love having cuddles, kisses and games with them and learning from them.

“Zapper, the more timid of the two pups, has also settled down in his foster home and adores being with other dogs to play and learn from but is still scared of the outside world and new adventures.

“Both dogs are so loving, bright and very intelligent.

“They do need more time than a normal puppy and they just need a very special home with another dog and a loving family willing to go that little bit extra to help them continue with their training and socialising.”

The organisation says the two pooches would be perfect for agility training and canicross, which is cross country running with a dog.

The pair, which are both now about six months old, are not able to be homed together but must be in a house with another dog.

Mrs Wheeler said: “These two lovely, gentle boys need a chance.

n For more information contact futuresfordogs@aol.com or call 07951 769118

 

Join the debate...
Comments |

Don't have an account? Please Register first!

The KM Group does not moderate comments. Please click here for our house rules.

People who post abusive comments about other users or those featured in articles will be banned.

Thank you. Your comment has been received and will appear on the site shortly.

 

Terms of Comments
We do not actively moderate, monitor or edit contributions to the reader comments but we may intervene and take such action as we think necessary, please click here for our house rules. If you have any concerns over the contents on our site, please either register those concerns using the report abuse button, contact us here, email multimediadesk@thekmgroup.co.uk or call 01634 227989.

Close This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.Learn More