Friday, 23 August 2013

SAVANNAH - 1 year old female Great Dane/Staffie Cross. Currently in foster in Derby

Savannah, is a one year old girl, who was found roaming in the streets of Cyprus and kept alive by some lovely people in the neighbourhood who threw food to her and gave her water. On the street there was no shelter and dangers from traffic and from some of the most cruel people who try to catch stray dogs and beat them.   She was a very terrified dog afraid of even the kind people who tried to help her as she had been kicked, had things thrown at her and was sent away by many.   A rescue group eventually caught her to get her to the safety of their kennels, however this took a lot of time and patience simply because she was so scared of humans.

Once in the kennels Savvannah was fed properly and treated for worms, ticks and fleas. She was also spayed. After time she began to trust the volunteers at the rescue and showed that once you have her trust she will show so much love and affection.

The volunteers in the rescue fell in love with her beauty and were  all very sad that in Cyprus they could not find a foster or forever home for her, but bigger breeds are not welcome as pets over there. With the shelters being so full and money so short, the shelter volunteers did their very best for Savannah, but food was still short and there are many fights that break out in the kennels so although Savannah was safer than she had been it still wasn't a good environment for her.

Then, a couple of months ago Savannah was brought over to the country. She was given a place at some lovely kennels in Staffordshire where she had a lot more comfort and warmth, plenty to eat and lots of time being walked and played with. She began to get on very well with the shelter staff that worked with her and showed a lot of love and affection, showing what a lovely pet she would make.

Savvanagh was then lucky enough to find a wonderful foster home with people who understood her nervousness.Due to her past she does take a while to feel safe with new people, and she again took a little time to become confident around her new foster family. With time and encouragement she has improved daily and is now relaxed around them and showing them all the love and affection she has (which is plenty!!) She will need a lot of patience and an owner that would let her come around in her time with small steps. We would be looking for an experienced dog owner for Savannah, someone who has rescued nervous dogs before and understands the hard work that comes with it .. but also the joy of seeing that dog progress and become a loved, and loving, member of the family.

Savannah also needs to be in an environment where there is no more than one other dog and no children.

DEFRA Compliant for travel
Clinically examined
Vaccinated: yes (inc. Rabies)
Spayed: yes
Treated for fleas and worms: yes
Microchipped: yes
EU passport: yes