We often get older doggies arriving at the refuge when their owner takes ill or moves into residential care but that was not the case with poor Jageur.
Jageur was abandoned at 11 years of age and he is HATING refuge life. All this boy wants is his family back.
In all my time at the SPA I have never seen such a visibly stressed dog. This is manifesting itself in incessant barking which is very hard to ignore. This cant be good for him, the dogs around him for anyone else who has to listen to it.
Even on a walk he barks all the time and I have to say our walk on Tuesday was not pleasant. He has been on my mind ever since then and how we, in a refuge situation can make life better for him?
A new home would be the best solution but who is going to see past this barking and adopt this sad boy? A foster home would be great but then again who will take the chance and offer this stressed boy some respite. He is so busy barking that he won’t even engage with us yet. I tried treats, toys, sticks hoping that if he will carry something in his mouth, he will stop barking,
I have an adaptil collar for him, maybe that will help a little and next week I will try and take him away from the refuge to the lake and see how he settles in a different location. Maybe its time he needs and will settle soon.
How sad that a dog ends up in this stressed. heartbroken state at 11 years old.
If you think you could foster or even adopt this lovely boy then please do get in touch.