Big Softie Adonis spent more than 380 days at the Animal Rescue and Rehoming Centre in Glasgow in the care of the Scottish SPCA.
When he arrived at the middle, the American Bulldog Cross had a great deal to understand. His manners were somewhat lacking, so a personalized training curriculum was created by the professional animal care team to prepare him for life in the big, bad world.
This meant focusing on his socialization, as he was very curious about dogs and individuals and wanted to think about strangers what was appropriate. To get him used to as many sights, sounds and smells as possible, the team taught him simple commands and took him outside the center so that he would be prepared for anything the world would give him.
A few people expressed interest in him over time and he was even adopted a number of times. In his kennel, Adonis could get quite rowdy, especially when visitors stopped outside to say hello. But it didn’t all work out, unfortunately, and he was taken back to the core. It seemed like the gentle giant was never going to find his perfect home.
The squad, however, didn’t give up. They kept on to Adonis and the ideal owner came through the door more than a year after his arrival. The Scottish SPCA gave Adonis every opportunity to find his eternal family, and it all paid off in the end.
It’s been tough this year. The Scottish SPCA has continued to do whatever it can to look after pets, livestock and wildlife in need, amid the coronavirus pandemic. The Scottish SPCA is the only national charity in Scotland that cares for all species of animals.
Many of the thousands of animals the Scottish SPCA cares for at its Animal Rescue and Rehoming Centre in Glasgow have been mistreated, abused or neglected. At the center, they have a chance to regain trust and confidence. Sometimes dogs who have been abused to fight animals or born and bred on puppy farms need hours of care and support.
Please, don’t forget these animals this Christmas.
Become a member of the Scottish SPCA and give animals a second chance. For £5 a month, you can help rescue, feed, care for and place needy animals like Adonis in new homes.
Visit www.scottishspca.org/join now.
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