Dogs Trust worker separated from canine friend gets reunion after six months apart

Jack Russell rescue dog Teddy, currently in the care of Dogs Trust Glasgow, received a very welcome reunion recently when his favourite canine carer returned to work after six months.

Canine carer Ronnie, who had been recovering from an operation on his heart, had spent four months recovering and a further two months at home due to the current pandemic, before returning to work.

Ronnie has been a member of the Glasgow team for 14 years and rescue dog Teddy has been at the Uddingston Rehoming Centre for almost five years after being brought in as a stray; in that time they have built up a true bond.

Ronnie said:

“I was worried Teddy might not remember me after six months because that is a long time for a human, not to mention a dog. However, when he seen me for the first time the excited washed right over him and he couldn’t stand still, it was great.

“What I love most about Teddy is that he has no reservations and we can be ourselves around each other, even if that means Teddy wants to roll around in the mud and I have to give him a bath. No matter what happens in the future, I’ll always be around to look after him.

“Teddy loves life at the rehoming centre and recently became our new sponsor dog, although it would be great if he could still find a suitable forever home. Once you have made a bond with Teddy you realise just how wonderful he is.

“Having been a resident at Dogs Trust Glasgow for so long, Teddy has watched hundreds of his canine comrades go to their forever homes but hopefully he will get his own very soon.”

To help Teddy prepare for his fur-ever home, he recently spent six weeks at home with an experienced Dogs Trust foster carer. Teddy is now housetrained, and the introduction of a routine while in foster care has made him much more relaxed. The charity hopes the time he spent in a real home will help Teddy to find a family he loves as much as Ronnie.

Could you be Teddy’s happily ever after? Energetic Teddy loves his exercise and playing with squeaky toys. He can live with people aged 16 years old or over and needs his own secure garden to play in. Teddy would prefer to be the only dog in the home.

In the coming months Dogs Trust anticipates that up to 40,000 more dogs like Teddy could be at risk of abandonment, in the fallout of the coronavirus crisis. Together, with the support of the public, the charity is hoping to ‘Change the Tale’ and be there for as many dogs and their owners as possible. For information and advice, or to make a donation, visit www.dogstrust.org.uk/changethetale

Dogs Trust rehoming centres are currently not open for public browsing but you can still make an appointment to adopt or bring a dog to us. The charity has set up new processes which include social distancing measures to help keep staff and our visitors safe.

If you are interested in giving Teddy the forever home he has been dreaming of, please contact Dogs Trust Glasgow on 0141 465 0839.