Beth has contacted me from Abruzzo. Although she has just moved to Italy she has already rescued three puppies who were dumped at the side of the road. She now wants to find them loving homes with responsible, experienced dog-loving families. This is what she writes:
“Their names are Rex, Tyler and Molly but they are still getting used to them so I’m sure they wouldn’t mind changing them for the right family. They are three months old approximately and they have been chipped, wormed, flea treated, had two of their vaccinations (3rd one due in a month’s time 9th august) each have scallibore collars which are inexpensive and protect them against fleas, ticks and mosquitos.
“The vet guessed that they are a mix of spinone italian hunting dogs and Staffordshire terrier. They want to be indoor dogs not kennel dogs and are looking for a family to love them and spend a lot of time playing with, walking and snuggling them.
“They are still learning to be house trained (it’s a lot harder teaching three at a time!!) but they will use a litter box most of the time if they get carried away and forget to go outside in time. They are beautiful little characters already full of excitement and typical puppy mischief. I want to be absolutely sure they are going to good homes who know how to properly look after a dog and the extra time and love needed to help a puppy fully develop. They want to be equal members of a loving family not lawn ornaments or guard dogs.
“I am still in the early stages of learning italian so my grasp of it is still fairly poor but any Italian speakers can email me and I will use google translator to help me out These beautiful little puppies had a rough start to life. They were dumped in a rubble tip at the side of the road in the boiling heat hungry and alone and they under no circumstances want their children to have to go through the same thing. For this reason I would ask anyone considering adopting them to have them neutered/spayed at the appropriate age this also gives the puppies a chance at a longer life as cancer originating in the reproductive system is a huge killer in the canine world.
“It would probably be best to rehome them separately to homes without dogs currently as they are starting to become a little territorial over things like food and toys. (It’s probably a phase but just in case being as I don’t know either of their breeds well and it may be a quirk of the breed rather than the age.)
“I am based at Valviano near Bisenti, Abruzzo, but for a great home I would be willing to travel further afield of needs be the important thing is that the puppies get the quality of life that they deserve.
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