The problem with Penny
Penny had a troubled past and when she came into our care she felt frightened and alone and didn’t trust anyone.
Animal behaviouralist Ryan Neile says: “When Penny arrived she had a complete crisis and wouldn’t let anybody near her. She was extremely frightened of everybody and would hide in the back of the kennel and growl.”
Over six months our behavioural team and the Burford rehoming centre staff began to gain Penny’s trust and improve her confidence.
Ryan says: “She loved to play ball and was obsessed with chasing and retrieving toys. This became the reward that we used in her training.
“We started to expose her to the real world by taking her out beyond the boundaries of Blue Cross.
“We realised she had lots of potential to succeed in a home with the right owner. We had a very specific idea about what sort of owner she needed and by luck or miracle, that person walked in. It was a match made in heaven.”
Penny’s new owner Nicola Stephenson says: “Seeing how well Penny has come on has definitely been worth it. She’s had a complete change of personality. Penny loves cuddles and if I could fuss her 24/7 then she’d be so happy.”