Friday, 28 June 2013


Tuesday, 18 June 2013

ADOPTED - Shapka - female schnautzer cross - 1 year old

Beautiful Shapka was born on the streets. It is a very hard life for a pup on the streets. There is very little shelter and even less food. Her mother will have scavenged for as much to eat as possible, but if she couldn't get enough her milk would not have been nourishing enough .. and at these times Shapka would have gone very hungry herself. It is also a very frightening place to grow up. As there is so little food the bigger dogs will attack the more submissive smaller dogs and even the pups so Shapka would have seen, and heard a lot of fighting and a lot of the sounds of dogs in pain, and even dying.

It is a sign of her strength of character that she survived all of this to get to the age she has. Now however she has been taken to a shelter. We do not know what happened to her mother, so she has also suffered great loss. In the shelter there is not much more food than there was on the street, and submissive dogs still get attacked by the stronger more dominant dogs. Shapka, maybe due to her start in life, or maybe because of her sweet nature, is submissive so shelter life is as bad for her as life on the street was.

These shelters aren't there to help the dogs as such, more to get them off the streets. And, to make matters worse if a dog is not rehomed or fostered after a set length of time they are put to sleep. And Shapka is very quickly running out of time.

This beautiful sweet girl needs someone to give her a forever home. Despite all her hardships, loss and frightening experiences she is a gentle soul who is always happy to see people and is always ready to great them with a lot of tail wagging and many kisses. She loves other dogs as long as they don't bully her or fight with her. At this shelter they allow adults and children in to walk the dogs and she is a big hit with the youngsters, as they are with her. Her loving nature and love of life and anyone who shares it with her will make her a perfect companion if only someone gives her a chance to show it.

Shapka is :

Fully Vaccinated ( incl anti rabies)
Has full EU Pet Passport

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