Current Status: Homed Gladys needs
a supportive family to offer time and tolerance to allow their new dog to settle.
NB Our Rescue asks owners to maintain dogs on lead in public spaces and manage encounters, as dog law changes place dog's lives at greater risk.Known background:
Gladys was found stray/abandoned and unclaimed within a council pound. We stepped forwards to offer a Rescue place and save her life, after she had been rejected on her last day by a Bull Mastiff breeder because of her limp in her back right leg. This was investigated by 2 independent senior vets whose advice to reduce her weight from 57 kilos to 52, and to prescribe painkillers for a short interim period. Gladys has now lost this weight and has built muscle in her back legs. Gladys was homed for a few months but owners return due to their asthma. Gladys is now in kennels in Godstone and has weekend foster as an only dog.About Gladys:
Formal advert not written yet
Visit Gladys's thread for daily updates, lots of pictures and videos.
Please click to submit Online Application
We will match you with a dog that suits your lifestyle, please remain open we successfully home 350 dogs per annum. We work fast to secure our dogs their loving homes.
***PLEASE HELP: We have to ask for suggested min. donation £175 at the time of adoption, to support so many dogs in kennels. We have no state sponsorship and exist on the goodwill of the public and our supporters. Rescue Remedies offers their dogs back up for life.See Gladys's Thread Below. Watch her progress through our Rescue.Original Referral Details: "I have this female mastiff. Very friendly, actually very calm in the kennels. She was ok when I took her out for walks in the park and seemed to be reacting better to dogs compare than when in the kennels. Her behaviour has since improved. It could be due to her leg. She is very powerful, and once she starts feeling a bit comfortable, she does like to have a play J But she absolutely adores cuddles and could stay laying down for hours whilst I give her cuddles.She seems young, not puppy but maybe about 3 years old. She is shaved as if she has been to the vet, but no scars. Reported her to dog lost under ID 74423 No microchip and no tag or collar. She is being seen today by the vet as she has a limp from her rear leg – right side, she was transferred to North London Pound yesterday and has until the 15/09/2014" dog warden
Our friends in AllDogsMatter paid for her to be held until vet session can be arranged. She has now been examined by their vet and our vet. Mark examined her. She has crepitus in her back right knee but the cruciates aren't ruptured. She is now on anti-inflammatories and on a diet to lose 10 kilo gradually. Our vet is running a blood test to check thyroid levels as this can have an impact on the body.
Wow temperament absolutely fab!