POCKET: New beginnings for him

All about POCKET: New beginnings for him

Chip no: 250269100300899
Date of Birth: 01/01/2020
M/F? M
Breed type: Porcelaine
Vaccinated: Yes
Sterilised: to be confirmed
OK Dogs: Yes
OK Cats: Not tested

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UPDATE:  POCKET has just moved into a foster home.  We’ll update on his progress as he grows in confidence and develops into the dog he truly can be.

Please meet POCKET . .  a dog who it is difficult to believe has come a very very long way.

POCKET’S story is very sad combined with huge compassion for he is perhaps one of THE most traumatised dogs that the refuge with which we work has ever experienced.  He has been in the refuge for two years and that is the length of time it has taken to get him from totally unapproachable to shy and retiring but happy to wear a harness and lead, happy to go for a walk provided there are no ‘scary’ things about (eg: a lot of traffic, unexpected loud noises).   A wonderful volunteer who uses the Trust Technique has sat many many hours with him in his pen, helping him to grow in strength.

If this isn’t sad enough, the Foster Family who have been waiting these two years for him to be ready for the nexdt phase – a foster placement –  (though they have fostered in the interim for us) are unable to take him because their own lives have suddenly turned in a surprising direction.

So here we are looking for a special foster family for this handsome if rather ill-starred young chap.  We need a family who are brave, strong, patient and kind, skilled in bringing out the best in a traumatised though greatly improved, gentle soul.

Your skillset as a fosterer with traumatised dogs is far far more important than physical location .  If you think you could truly help POCKET move into the next phase of his life and come out of it a much better understood and loved dog, we would love to hear from you.  You can apply online by clicking on the link on this page.  Or, if you are already known to us please drop us a line at enquiries@lesamisdesanimaux.com.

POCKET is currently in Department 65 (Hautes Pyrenées) and can travel to the best foster home we can find for him.

You can find out about fostering with LesAmis here on our website.