Socialize your pet. This is especially important for puppies. Again – behavior problems are the number one reason dogs don’t stay with their families and don’t get adopted by new families. Lack of proper socialization can result in inappropriate fears, aggressive behavior, general timidity, and a host of other behavior problems that are difficult to extinguish once a dog is mature.
Footage shows two individuals running off with the dog, after which Brandy managed to wriggle free but got lost in the streets, prompting a desperate search by Jolanta and her friends.
The next day, Jolanta was thrilled to hear she had been found the next day and handed into a vet, but her joy gave way to heartbreak when she learned the dog had suffered multiple skull fractures and a broken nose after a suspected collision with a car.
She said: ‘I’m absolutely devastated and just praying Brandy pulls through. What sort of people do this?’
Use Covers to Keep Your Furniture Fur Free. Do you allow your pets on the furniture? If you do you’re well aware of how hard is to keep them clean. My favorite tip for keeping your furniture clean and fur free is to use a cover. You can use sheets, blankets or slip covers — and if you want something to match your decor you can get them custom made. When it’s cleaning time you just throw those covers in the wash & you’re good to go.
Jolanta has been saddled with £6,500 of bills for scans, surgery, and aftercare, while Brandy is struggling to breathe while she recovers from multiple surgeries.The Polish-born admin worker, who works at Great Ormond Street children’s hospital, added: ‘I knew the family in Lviv as I had rescued another dog from them last year. But this was different.
‘The owners were desperately worried about the war and knew Brandy would be safe with me if I rescued her.
Possibly the best use of old jeans ever: a lap pillow.
‘Of course I agreed. They are a large family and obviously extremely concerned about what’s happening to their country.
‘I got back to the UK and just two days later this happens.’The neighbour, friend Aneta Wasilewska, has set up a Gofundme page to help pay for the bills, which Jolanta had to take a loan out to cover. A spokesperson for Essex Police said: ‘We are investigating the theft of a dog from a car in West Street, Grays, which was reported to us shortly after 6.20pm on Thursday, March 24.
‘It is reported that three people forced their way into a vehicle and took a dachshund dog. We understand the dog has thankfully been located however our enquiries into the incident continue.
‘We need anyone who saw anything or has any CCTV, doorbell dash cam footage to contact us.’
Use a plastic pitcher to store and dispense dog food. It takes less time and keeps the food fresher. I use the MUJI rice storage dispenser, which comes with a handy measuring cup.
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