Connie is the sweetest gentle girl, she is almost 7 years old and arrived into our care having previously spent her life in a breeding establishment. Reduced adoption fee applies.When she first arrived in our care she couldn’t bear for us to look at her or to touch her, she was very painful and scared of human contact. She is still quite a nervous girl but once you do start to gain her trust and she feels comfortable with you and her surroundings she does start to relax. She now accepts that a tummy rub and some gentle affection feels sooo good.Since she started on pain relief we have seen a whole new Connie start to blossom in front of us, she has been running and jumping around the garden which is truly wonderful to watch, she definitely has a cheeky inquisitive side to her. She really does enjoy being with other dogs and will need the company of at least one other confident but calm dog in her new home, Connie can also live happily alongside cats as well.As you can imagine the world is still quite new and a scary place for Connie, she is now starting to make slow progress out and about and will walk on a harness and lead alongside a calm confident friend. 20-30 minute strolls in quiet places for now would be ideal while she builds up muscle mass. She still has a way to go in terms of continuing to build up her confidence though. She will need a home where her humans have the time and the patience to continue to help Connie to grow at her own pace with lots of gentle encouragement.Connie has chiari malformation and syringomyelia which we now have under control with medication. She will need to remain on this medication for life and will need regular medication reviews with the vets to make sure all her pain is continuously covered. She also has mild dry eye, again she will need to remain on medication for life to treat this. She has mild luxating patellas, these don’t cause her any problems and don’t require any surgery at this time but of course this could change in the future. Connie has had her hips x-rayed whilst in rescue, they are a little loose but the vet feels they should improve once she builds up some muscle mass. Connie will need to attend regular hydrotherapy sessions to help improve this. Connie is heart clear. Please be mindful that any pre existing condition is of course not insurable.Due to her nervous nature and previous background Connie will not be able to live with young children so any resident or visiting children will need to be 12+.Connie is in foster in North Lincolnshire. The successful applicants must be able immediately for the home check. Applicant must be able to travel to foster home for the meet and greet. Please can we remind not to telephone the rescue regarding adoptions at any time, you are more than welcome to email us with any [email protected]
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