Rescue greyhound Scooby is still looking for a new home after five months at Chesterfield RSPCA centre
Could you give Scooby the greyhound a loving home and benefit from the hard work that Chesterfield animal rescuers have put in to turning this anxious boy into a confident dog?
Scooby was taken in by the town’s RSPCA centre in March when his owner couldn’t cope and called the charity for help.
The three-year-old dog is still waiting to be rehomed, in spite of attracting interest from people looking for a pet.
Steph McCawley, supporter engagement officer at the charity’s Chesterfield & North Derbyshire branch, said: “Despite many reservations put on him, for one reason and another they have not worked out for him so we are desperate to find him a loving home he deserves. He has been in our care for five months - which is a long time - and we are keen for him to move on and enjoy the next chapter of his life.”
When he was first taken in by the branch poor Scooby was extremely anxious and would cower in his kennel with his tail between his legs.
Then when staff took him out for walks he would enjoy his time out away from the noisy kennels but would freeze and refuse to go back in.
Concerned staff carried out further work to establish what was causing his high anxiety levels and he was then diagnosed with Analogous - which is like the human form of Irritable Bowel Syndrome - causing diarrhoea and weight loss.
Steph said: “Now we have found the source of his problem he is oing really well and every day is growing in confidence and is such a happy and loveable boy.
“We all love him to bits, he is so gentle and affectionate and we are sure his new owner will get a lot of enjoyment from having him.”
Scooby is looking to be rehomed as the only pet as he is not keen on other dogs and has a high chase instinct for smaller animals which also means he will need to be kept on the lead on walks and muzzled. He is also looking for an experienced adult-only home with a secure garden.
For more information about adopting Scooby visit www.chesterfield-rspca.org.uk