Sweet Muffin is looking for a new home to call her own
Staff at Dogs Trust Loughborough are hoping this Valentine’s Day will see one of their longer term residents finally find their special someone.
Five-year-old crossbreed, Muffin, has spent almost all her life at Dogs Trust but the team are hoping that as the most romantic day of the year approaches, her special someone will rise to the occasion and she will finally find her perfect match.
Canine Carer, Sarah Cochrane, is one of the team at the rehoming centre that has been working with Muffin to make sure she is ready to head off to her forever home.
“Before coming to Dogs Trust Muffin hadn’t had the best start in life. She hadn’t been introduced to people and places as a young dog should be, so understandably she has always found the world a little overwhelming.
“We’ve been spending lots of time teaching her that the world isn’t such a scary place and she has come on in leaps and bounds so we’re really hoping that this Valentine’s Day she will find the loving home she deserves.”
The team have been helping Muffin build her confidence with people and also around other dogs and once she knows she can trust you, Sarah says she is very affectionate and likes to lean on people for a cuddle.
“She is really clever and we have taught her the ‘look back’ command. This means that if she sees another dog, rather than becoming anxious she now looks at the person who is walking her and gets lots of praise and tasty treats. She is doing so well and it’s wonderful to see her become less and less concerned by the world around her.
“We are also building her confidence around cars. Whatever the weather we can often be found sitting watching cars come and go in the car park whilst she gets lots of praise and more tasty treats. There are definitely a few soggy bottoms then, but it’s worth it!”
Muffin is looking for a quiet life and she thrives on having a consistent routine. She would like to live with one or two adults only and no other pets and she would love her new home to have a secure garden.
“After all the hard work she has put in, we really hope Muffin finally finds her special someone. Like with all good relationships Muffin would like to take her time to get to know you at first, but she will give any relationship 100% commitment and will be a wonderful companion for life.”
If you think you could offer Muffin her ideal home, please call the centre on 0300 303 0292.