This is the sad story of Frank and how we found ourselves rehoming a dog who’d already been rehomed.
Frank came into the care of Dachshund Rescue a year ago due to some very upsetting family circumstances after his owner sadly passed away.
Her daughter could not help as she was expecting a baby and knew this would not be the best place for Frank to be as he was already anxious.
With great sadness, Frank was surrendered to the charity and rehomed.
However, it soon became clear that Frank was struggling to settle in his new home and his worries were exacerbating.
After Christmas 2021, Louise Van Vuren became the new coordinator for Frank’s area and he was immediately brought to her attention.
Louise soon realised that poor Frank needed to be moved again. He was beginning to develop behavioural issues due to his anxieties, so his new home needed to be right.
This was her first rehoming a dog challenge too, so her skills and experience would be tested.
Louise lived near Frank’s current owners so she was able to go and assess his nature and character first-hand. She found a very handsome standard dachshund with lots of potential.
Louise quickly found a lovely lady called Eleanor and identified her as a possible adopter for Frank. She had experience of the breed too which is important in these difficult circumstances and she was ready to take on a new addition to her home. But this was just the start!!!!
It was evident Eleanor would need some support with Frank and so she was put in touch with a dachshund specialist trainer who works with us when we’re rehoming a dog in a special situation.
Frank was brought an Adaptil collar and was prescribed some garden exercise for a few days to help reduce his stress levels.
Eleanor was given some guidance on separation anxiety too. Frank’s past experiences had left their mark 😔😔
Eleanor responded positively to the advice and put into place all the ideas she had been given.
She worked very hard and within weeks began to notice a difference. She started to recognise what was triggering Frank’s anxiety and took steps to avoid these situations.
Frank’s confidence has grown so much now and Eleanor is thrilled with his development. She gets pretty emotional thinking about how well he has done.
Frank is by no means the finished article and the hard work continues with support from our trainer.
He is now a much happier dog who is settled and thriving in his new environment.
Thank you Eleanor for giving him the security he needed and a wonderful new home 💜💜💜💜
Rehoming a dog
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