Poor Fern was found as a stray who had dug under a ladies shed to give birth to her two puppies which were found with her. Unfortunately she was very poorly indeed as she had been poisoned and left to die. It took a very dedicated team of volunteers to help get to her and her pups to help them and bring them back to the rescue centre and to help mum recover from her immediate ordeal. Fortunately for her pups they were in good health. Unfortunately for Fern though, it was very apparent very early on though, that she had been kicked, hit and shouted at and very badly mis-treated.
Ten weeks on from this, both her pups have now found their forever homes. This is great for them but poor Fern now needs to find her own very special forever home where someone will love her unconditionally and will take time and patience to help her overcome the sheer terror she has been exposed to. The good news for Fern is that she has the most lovely nature possible and is not at all aggressive. Fern really wants to please her foster carer who has spent a lot of time with her in showing her that someone out there really can love her and who she can trust. Although this has been a very slow process Fern is making good progress. However, she desperately needs a home in the country where she can relax and start to enjoy a good life away from so much exposure of cars and noises which still put her on edge. She needs an experienced owner who knows that Fern will do things eventually, but it has to be in her own time and who has a very understanding and patient way about them with not too much going on in their household.
Fern was a good mum to her two pups.Â Fern is a lovely, lovely dog who loves affection and a fuss made of her once she has been able to gain your trust. She loves to sneak up on the settee in the conservatory where she feels she is special. Fern has let me cut away a few tangles of hair from her legs and she has been very good at the vets. Fern can live with a very calm dog who does not jump up on her or is not pushy and she would be OK with cats. She is house trained and sleeps well at night and can be left for periods without any problem at all. Â Fern travels well in the car.
We are looking for a very special home for Fern who will understand her and who will give her time to overcome her ordeal and give her all the love she wants. This is so important. It has to be a calm household where there is no shouting or sudden movements and for space where she can go. Fern is happy to be in the garden and will not try to escape but will need a secure garden so that if something frightened her she would not get out. She does not bark and she is very well behaved.
Fern is being fostered in Waltham Abbey, Essex, J26 of M25. We are looking to re-home her in or around this area or neighbouring counties as a home check will be done. She has now been spayed, micro-chipped, vaccinated, wormed and de-flead.
If you wish to know more about Fern please speak to Jackie who is fostering her.
If you feel you could offer Fern her very special forever home, please contact us Â (eve/weekends) and fill out an adoption form on www.leavalleydogrescue.co.uk