Dogs Homed – Others

OCI

 
Dogs Name:                          Oci
Estimated age:                     8 years
Breed:                                   Doberman cross Collie type
Date came to AfGs care:    03.10.2018
How dog was acquired:     Saved from ‘ death row’ at a Romanian dog pound by Happy Tails Romanian Rescue
Date Homed:                        03.10.2018 and to stay in his foster home permanently
 
OCI
 
Acquired his name after arriving from his long journey from Romania on October 3rd.
Earlier, AfG were tagged in a facebook awareness message in circulation.
 
Information with a photo of a dogs face appeared stating he was a black male 8 year old Greyhound near the end of his time in a ‘ death row’ block at the dog pound.
 
We assumed from the only image we had to go by that he was not a pure Greyhound but probably Greyhound cross Labrador or Rottweiler, but as we had a suitable foster home available we were able to agree to take him, giving Happy Tails Romanian Rescue the chance to save him for adoption, so they literally saved his life.
 
Imagine our surprise when this dear little lad came out of the transport vehicle, a medium size black and tan crossbreed mainly possibly Doberman x Collie type!! no sign of any Greyhound in him.
 
First reaction was the wrong dog had been delivered to us but it was quickly established that out of all the dogs on the transport ( Oci being the last one to be dropped off) he was the ‘ supposed large black male Greyhound!!).
 
The dear lad was so relieved to exit the vehicle and get out onto the grass and into the fresh air.
 
He became attached to his foster carer immediately not leaving his side. Though of sound temperament, he was bewildered and seemed clingy to his foster dad. So it was very quickly decided between AfG and foster dad that Oci and he would stay together and dear Oci would not be moved on but would settle to his new ‘ forever’ home. 
 
He is a lovely lad and often joins his foster dad at many of our events.
He also helps to settle other foster dogs in who have joined him briefly in his home. 
 

HOBO

Dog’s Name: Hobo
Estimated age: 2 years
Breed: possibly Staffy cross Border Collie/Labrador
Date came to Afg’s care: 15.11.2011
How dog was acquired by Afg: unclaimed stray from stray kennels
Date Homed: 18.12.2011

Hobo was brought to the attention of AFG when a supporter was alerted to his photo on a Norfolk stray pound website. The way the photo had been taken from side on, Hobo (then named bingo) looked like a little whippet type.

We had met a lady who had recently rescued an extremely nervous whippet cross named Fifi who had been taken to a local rescue from a traveller’s site in Ireland and at approx 1 year old had recently given birth to 11 pups. It was decided that when AFG had a suitable confident dog that Fifi would benefit from the company and Fifi’s carers would be happy to foster.

We took Fifi and her carer Jane to the stray kennels to meet Bingo and was surprised when he was brought into the paddock to meet us all. His body was so thin and his head (front on) was huge, he was just so out of proportion. The 2 hounds got on straight away and Fifi was quickly flirting and bossing him about. We weren’t expecting to meet what seemed to be a Staffy cross collie type, but were reluctant to leave him at the kennel as he seemed to be a little ‘stir crazy’, he had been there for 3 weeks and hadn’t been allowed out, as he was not inoculated so wasn’t allowed into the paddocks where the other dogs were exercised.

Bingo’s name was changed to Hobo and he was inoculated, chipped, treated for parasites and a short while later, was neutered. We were right, he was a great pal for Fifi, who quickly started coming out of her shell with the company of happy, friendly Hobo. After a few weeks, Hobo’s carers, Jane and Gary became so attached to him, they felt they would be unable to give him up for adoption, so they decided to adopt him.

Hobo and Fifi are great pals and seeing Fifi now, it’s hard to imagine how frightened she was when we first met her and Hobo is now all in proportion and both are happy healthy hounds with a fantastic home and a great life, full of fun.

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