|Otis - so named after the great, Mr Otis Reading :)|
Back in 2011, when we were about 15 weeks old, my brothers and sisters and I arrived at Dogs Trust from the pound. We were all in pretty bad shape but I think I was the worst off.
I had this thing called Ringworm, all around my eyes and legs, and patches of my skin were raw and very sore. My hair started to fall out too. I made sure to let my carers know that it really hurt when they picked me up, and they organised to get me the right medicine from my friend, Renagh the vet.
We’re pretty good friends at this stage, myself and Renagh. She has helped me so much during my time here. She cleaned my sores, and then when I got a bad bout of doggie dermatitis, she was the one who did the surgery to remove the tips of my ears and my tail too. She also organised a special diet for me, to help my hair grow back. I make sure to give her lots of licks and waggy tails when I visit her in the vet suite, so she knows that I appreciate all she does.
I’m still recovering and I’ll need regular check ups to make sure I’m on the right track. My brothers and sisters have long since found their forever homes, and I’m really ready for it to be my turn now! My carers here at Dogs Trust do so much for me, I know they won’t stop until they find me the perfect family!
In the meantime, you can help them to help dogs like me by donating as little or as much money as you can. You can do it online through our website, over the phone, through Facebook or you can even pop a cheque or postal order in the post for us!
You can also join our Facebook event, which tells you of some of the different things you could donate to the centre such as bedding, toys and treats - to help make the lives of the dogs even better while they’re here in the centre.
Make sure to check back to Facebook and this blog regularly to keep up with my adventures. And next week, I will be introducing you to one of my other special friends! Stay tuned!
Over and out,