Blue Cross blog
It’s a scary world out there for nervous puppy BenPosted on 14 May 2012
The Blue Cross Lewknor rehoming centre looks after and finds happy homes for hundreds of cats and dogs every year. Our new blogger, animal welfare assistant Jess Hollis, will be bringing you regular news from this busy centre – this week she tells us the story of Ben the puppy, who had a big challenge to overcome...
When Ben came to the Blue Cross Lewknor rehoming centre he was extremely nervous and was unfortunately a very under-socialised young boy.
Ben started his life on a farm in Ireland and hadn’t been exposed to the real world very much.
His elderly owners found it too difficult to cope with the border collie puppy so they gave him to an Irish charity and he was transferred to Blue Cross.
Ben had a tough time as he was faced with a whole new world. But he came on in leaps and bounds and grew in confidence more and more each day.
Unsurprisingly, the adorably cute Ben was snatched up quickly and has gone to a home where he will be living with some cats. We hope he will continue to learn about the big wide world.
We urge people to research the breed of dog they’re considering rehoming or buying and to choose one based on their lifestyle and expectations rather than looks.
Many dogs that arrive at the centre, especially puppies, are a result of an impulse when perhaps the breed traits were not researched and the owners is not prepared for what is to come.
Jess will be back with more pet stories soon – in the mean time, if you’re thinking of getting a new dog, read our advice on choosing the right breed.