17/6/2020 Dear Manny has found his forever home.
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Manny is an 8 year old medium sized Crossbreed in foster care near Norwich in Norfolk, through Safe Rescue. He wants a settled, adult-only home as an only pet. He needs plenty of fuss and lovely walks!
As you can see, he’s a happy and affectionate boy now he’s living a proper doggy life… but twas not ever thus. Before Safe Rescue brought him over from Romania, Manny had been through much hardship. If you don’t want to know about his past, then skip the italics below.
About his past, Manny’s foster carer says, “I don’t think I’ve ever fostered a dog with more scars. If you know where to look you will find a rope scar around his neck where he was once tethered and as he grew the tether grew into his flesh. Just above the scar is a gathering of thickened flesh which is where it was forced to grow due to the strangling rope. We will never know how he escaped that situation with his life. Perhaps someone took pity on him and cut him free.
“At some point he ended up in Botosani public shelter in Romania and that’s where he spent the last few years. He has a severely torn ear and other battle scars all over his body which suggests he was often badly attacked by dogs. What emerges from this sorrowful tale is not the pitiful form you would expect. Of course he has his ghosts that haunt him from time to time but mostly he is a hugely affectionate boy who loves a cuddle and a fuss.”
Manny does not cope well living with other dogs, but that’s hardly surprising. He is OK with other dogs when out walking but uncomfortable in enclosed spaces with them. He would be better in an all adult home and a quiet household would help him immensely. Manny is not comfortable with visitors to the home, so care needs to be taken.
Luckily, he’s very happy with his own company and is content to be put in another room for the duration of a visitor’s stay. Then he know’s he’s off duty and can relax. It’s hard not to get upset about all Manny has been through, but seeing how well he’s getting on now, you can picture how happy he’ll be in a stable and loving environment where he can spend the rest of his years.
If you can offer Manny the loving retirement home he so deserves, please contact Safe Rescue as follows:
Phone/text: 07788 251197 or 07899 844524 (between 9am- 6pm)
Please say you saw Manny on the Oldies Club website.