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The real price of a rescue dog


By Spalding Today Columnist


At Jerry Green Dog Rescue, we pride ourselves on providing the best care we can whilst we find homes for the dogs in our care; but this care comes at a price. It costs on average £1,300 to care for one of our dogs during their stay with us. We receive no funding from the government or national lottery and with the adoption fee being just £180 it leaves us with a bit of a whole in our pocket. If you could give as little as £2-a-month it would help us to meet the ever increasing costs of caring for our dogs. You can sign up to support us by visiting our website www.jerrygreendogs.org.uk/appeal/donate

Do you have space on your sofa for Bongo

Bongo is a big loveable ball of fun! His favourite thing is having cuddles, so he is looking for a home that is happy to supply him with endless cuddles; he would need a nice big space on the sofa to snuggle up in the evening. He is a big boy and sometimes forgets his strength when out on walks but we are working hard to help him improve on the lead. He is looking for a home where he is the only pet; he can live with children aged key stage 4 and above. Bongo would like a home where someone is about most of the day.

Could yo rehome Bongo? (16354025)
Could yo rehome Bongo? (16354025)

If you would like more details about Bongo then please call us on 01205 260546, alternatively email us at slincs@jerrygreendogs.org.uk.

Training Tip

Last week we learnt to sit pretty, this week we are going to take it a step further and teach them to stand on their back legs. To do this fist ask your dog to sit pretty - when they are in position place a treat on the end of the nose and slowly move it up so they have to stretch to reach it. To begin with, reward any moment upwards and slowly begin to move the treat higher so they have to begin to lift themselves up to reach it. It may take a while for them to be able to do this fully as they will have to build up their muscles to stand on their back legs alone and learn to balance. Once they are standing on their back legs you can start to build up duration. Remember this trick may not be suitable for very young dogs or older dogs with health problems. If unsure please check with your vet.

Bongo needs a loving home (16354017)
Bongo needs a loving home (16354017)

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