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Hortensia: very scared but very gentle girl

Information:

Name: Hortensia

Gender: F

Breed: x German shorthair pointer

Age: d-o-b: ~December 2019

Size: medium-big (25kg, 55cm)

Others: dewormed, vaccinated, sterilised

Story, Personality, Others:

Hortensia was brought to us from a municipal pound, in a group of 8 dogs. This pound promised they were going to do things differently and we were stupid to believe. They would send dogs vaccinated, dewormed, with a spot-on, with correct paperwork. To show how they were serious about it, they produced a “protocol” that both parties signed containing all those promises. Then they sent 8 dogs. And…. the dogs were not vaccinated, they were last time dewormed a year before and never had a spot-on in their lives.

Moreover, they dogs they sent to us were all very scared. Like if they chose the most scared dogs in the kennel…. Hortensia is very scared. When we enter the kennel she runs as far from us as possible, she hides behind the house, she is even scared to look at us. If with great difficulty we manage to catch her and we stay next to her cuddling her, she relaxes. With lots of time and patience she would gain confidence. But such exercise in the shelter is impossible. Only at home with a constant human presence.

Such a shame because she is gentle and beautiful.

Tobias – adopted as Zac

Adopted!

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Maya: always happy

Information:

Name: Maya

Gender: F

Breed: x German shorthair pointer

Age: d-o-b: March 2015

Size: medium-big (25kg, 50cm)

Others: dewormed, vaccinated, sterilised

Story:
Maya was found on the street, with her puppies. They were taken to a municipal kennel and puppies found homes quickly. Not Maya. She was there for nearly a year. In the meantime she was sterilised, which is not very common for municipal kennels, but if things are not done properly better not to do them at all.
When we got Maya from that municipal kennel she had her breasts full of milk (and no one noticed before she was sent to us!) which made us think she was pregnant. Indeed, when she was operated, pieces of ovaries were found so she was not properly sterilised the first time… The ovaries were the cause of her entering into psychological pregnancy, hence the milk… Well… she had to be operated again and she is properly neutered now.

She resulted to be a lovely dog, very pleased to be inside the house, easily attached to people, really cuddly and especially sweet with children, good on the leash and friendly with other dogs. But on the other hand, Maya does not like to stay alone at home, she destroys things and she can jump a high fence if left alone in the garden. She is also a born hunter, she passes days chasing mice, rabbits and birds, so no off leash walking for her.

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