Bear is happy to be in his new home - The Evesham Observer

Bear is happy to be in his new home

Evesham Editorial 24th Nov, 2023   0

AN EVESHAM rescue dog is thriving in his ‘paw-fect’ forever home thanks to Dogs Trust’s transformative free Post Adoption Service and players of People’s Postcode Lottery

Bear, a handsome Collie Malinois Cross, discovered his forever home when he was lovingly adopted by Alina and Tony from Dogs Trust Evesham in June 2020.

Their bond with Bear was instantaneous when they met him at the rehoming centre. However, Bear’s previous life on a farm had left him unaccustomed to home living, making him anxious and unpredictable around other animals.

After their initial contact with the Post Adoption Support service, it was recommended Bear would benefit from a visit from a behaviourist. They provided Alina and Tony with a tailored training plan to boost Bear’s confidence.

Tony said:

“The session was very helpful, but the real support only just started.” They had ongoing email support as they continued their journey together.

“With Bear, there wasn’t going to be a quick fix. We made a commitment to him, so giving him back was not an option. Bear is a completely different dog now, and we couldn’t imagine life without him. The three of us did it together.”

The Post Adoption Support service has been generously supported by players of People’s Postcode Lottery, with more than £600,000 of funds dedicated to the scheme over the past five years.

This also funds the charity’s post adoption research projects which enables Dogs Trust to provide the best possible advice to adopters.

Kristina Glover, Head of Clinical Animal Behaviour at Dogs Trust, said: “Our support doesn’t end the day you take your dog home. We’re here for every step of the adoption journey, from helping to find the perfect dog to offering ongoing support to help them settle into their new home.

“Our Post Adoption Support service and research projects has been generously supported by players of People’s Postcode Lottery, and thanks to this funding we’re able to provide advice to adopters for as long as they need us.

“Thank you to the players of the lottery, helping raise funds for good causes, allowing us to help deserving paws!


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