MAN’S BEST FRIEND: By the South Lincs Centre of Jerry Green Dog Rescue
Jerry Green Dog Rescue has been rescuing stray, unwanted and abandoned dogs for 55 years.
Starting in 1961, Jerry Green opened the Broughton centre. He was inspired by his beautiful Spaniel Rusty to do more for dogs in need.
Rusty is still proudly displayed on our logo as our reason for doing what we do.
We have since opened four other centres one of which is our Algarkirk site in south Lincolnshire, which opened in September 1997, almost 20 years ago today.
At Jerry Green Dog Rescue we will always strive to make animal welfare our top priority, putting it at the heart of every decision we make.
We need the support of our community to continue to do this amazing work, through word of mouth and fundraising.
Most people don’t know this but Jerry Green Dog Rescue doesn’t receive any lottery or government funding.
We rely solely on donations from our supporters alone to keep rescuing these dogs.
If you can volunteer for us and help us raise some much-needed funds, through coffee mornings, sponsored events, discos etc please contact our fundraising and communications officer firstname.lastname@example.org
DOG OF THE WEEK
Meet Pinkie Pie, a 2 year old Staffordshire Bull terrier who is desperately looking for a new home. Pinkie pie is now our longest stay dog across the entire charity as she has been desperately awaiting her forever home for almost 9 months now. Pinkie Pie currently enjoys spending her days in the office perfecting her admin skills with our team. Working in Reception means that day in day out, she watches her fellow rescue residents happily leave for their forever homes and although she has made some amazing friends at the Centre, she desperately dreams of a forever family to call her own. She is such an affectionate little lady, who will always greet you with such a warm response. She is genuinely so happy to be with you that it does break our hearts a little to see that she is still waiting for her chance.
Pinkie Pie is looking for an adult only home where she will be the only pet – more treats and sofa space for this one! She would benefit from a patient family, who is willing to continue her training and help improve her social skills around other dogs.
Practice makes perfect. It can take up to 350 times for a dog learning a behavior such as ‘sit’ or ‘down’ before they will reliably do it every time you ask them to.
It’s also a great idea to practice in lots of different places too. If you only ever practice at home, your dog will only know the behavior at home.
You need to teach them to ‘sit’ for example in a variety of places before they will start doing the command whenever you ask them too.
So try it at home, on a walk, in town and while visiting friends. Most of all keep going, 350 is a lot and you may feel like you are getting nowhere at the start. They will get it eventually as long as you remain consistent and keep rewarding their successes.
Did you know that Jerry Green’s offer one to one training sessions with our centre trainer?
Give us a call today to find out more information.
We will be at Belton Horse Trials again this weekend, running our fun dog show and stall.
Make sure you pop on by to enter your dog or even to just say hi. Tickets can be bought on the door or from the website.