Cookie is rehomed - The Evesham Observer

Cookie is rehomed

Evesham Editorial 18th May, 2019   0

A NINE-YEAR-OLD terrier who was one of the longest-term lodgers at Dogs Trust Evesham has found her forever home after being adopted by her old canine carer who couldn’t bear to be without her.

Cookie was in the care of Dogs Trust for more than three years after originally being found as a stray.

She first met her canine carer, Ella Hooper at the Evesham centre in 2016 who fell in love with her quirky ways. They enjoyed endless hours of trick training and Ella worked hard to make Cookie feel safe and comfortable to overcome some of her worries.

Ella, who lives in Cheltenham, always dreamed of adopting Cookie, but sadly couldn’t offer her the home environment she needed at the time, so they made the most of their hours together every day at the rehoming centre.

The devoted duo were separated when Ella left Dogs Trust in 2018 to pursue a career in the zoo industry. But just under a year later circumstances changed for Ella and she was able to put the wheels in motion to bring Cookie home.

“The minute things changed for me, I couldn’t wait to give Cookie a loving ‘furever’ home,” Ella said.

“From working so closely with Cookie I became so attached to her, and I was so sad when I moved onto pastures new. I thought about her every day and kept my eye on the website – it broke my heart to see she still hadn’t trotted off to a new home.

“I think it’s meant to be – she’s such an amazing dog and I think she chose me, rather than me choosing her.”

“We’re making progress with her on walks, and she’s gradually learning new people aren’t so scary and that there’s so much out there to sniff!

“I live on my own and it’s so lovely to come home from work and have someone who wants to greet you. She just wants to love you for nothing in return apart from some consistency and your trust,” she added.

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