South Lincolnshire's Jerry Green Dog Rescue staff are over the moon that Favour has found his forever home
If you’ve been following our Facebook page, you’ll see how far our sponsor dog Favour has come.
Favour arrived at our South Lincolnshire centre at the end of January. Before coming into our care he had lived quite a sheltered life so he found the transition quite stressful to start with. He was a very worried boy who didn’t know who to trust.
We took things nice and slow with him and went at his own pace to gain his trust and build a friendship.
After a lot of patience and several hotdog sausages, Favour started to feel comfortable around us.
We all remember the first time his tail wagged while in our care and we all knew from that moment that things were on the up. Knowing he was ready, we began training him ready for a forever home.
Many new things worried Favour, particularly getting into vehicles (which is something relatively important when needing to rehome an 80kg dog!).
We set to work and were able to get him comfortable using a ramp to get in and out of our vans – that was after he got the co-ordination of his long legs right of course.
Once he had cracked it there was no stopping him. Unfortunately, just as he was starting to show his true potential and he was ready for rehoming, the news of the lockdown hit and we had to put all of our rehoming on hold.
It was a huge disappointment for us. However, we knew we would be able to find him the perfect home and it would just simply take longer than we had hoped.
When the lockdown restrictions began to lift, we were really excited to start rehoming again. We were a little apprehensive for dogs like Favour as we were unsure on how they would manage meeting someone new after nearly four months without meeting a stranger.
However, Favour had lots of interest so we began our Meet&Match® process over the phone with potential adopters. We gave them lots of information on the work we had been doing with him and if they seemed like a good match we invited them to the centre to meet him.
Favour coped amazingly well with the visits and it wasn’t long until he was running around our secure fields with his potential adopters.After a few visits with his new family, (with a little tear in our eyes) we waved him off to his new life, where he continues to grow in confidence and cheekiness every day!
How you can help our dogs
The work that we do every day is only made possible by you! Jerry Green Dog Rescue receives no lottery or government funding, meaning that we rely solely on your donations to operate and find forever homes for the dogs in our care.Whether it be a simple donation like a 50p tin of hot dogs or signing up to sponsor the kennel of a dog like Favour, every little helps.
Covid-19 has had a huge financial impact on our fundraising ability, as we have had to postpone or cancel many fundraising events, but there are still ways you can get involved and support us.Please keep an eye on our social media pages to find out how you can continue to help.
You can also support us by hosting your own fundraising event.
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