Moose (Was Spot) from Salisbury (Wiltshire)
My wife and I first saw Moose (His name was originally Spot, which neither of us particularly liked, and he never answered to it, so we decided on his new name of Moose) in May 2019 and instantly fell in love. The feeling was entirely mutual. We then had to introduce him to our other dog (A 3-year-old Jack Russell called Oscar), they both loved each other on sight. I remember the day we took Moose home. He walked out of the centre, over to my car, I opened the back door and he jumped right in, as if it were the most natural thing in the world for him to do. No nerves, no anxiety at all. It was the same when we reached our home. He just settled in as if he had lived here all his life. We had a few minor accidents on the kitchen floor, but after two days, even that stopped. The biggest challenge with Moose was, and continues to be, his recall and behaviour on the lead. We think he was not taken out very much, but after much hard work for all of us, he is coming along in leaps and bounds (literally) 😊. Oscar and Moose are now inseparable. They play together, sleep together, even eat together (which was another challenge).
We can not thank/rate the staff at the Salisbury branch of the Dogs Trust highly enough. Our first attempt at rehoming from them ended sadly, as we had to give the dog back to the trust (through no fault of anyone, he just did not seem to settle to home life after spending most of his life on a farm). Indeed, my wife and I desperately wanted another dog, so when we were offered Moose, we jumped at the chance.
Thank you everybody at the Dogs Trust for all your hard work.
Steve and Samantha Mott (Not forgetting thanks from Moose and Oscar)