A rescue canine has been given an “idyllic” life in Highlands after his earlier homeowners didn’t have time for him.
Labrador Ozzy spent a 12 months within the care of the Canines Belief after being handed into Ballymena Rehoming Centre in Northern Eire.
The ten-month-old’s earlier homeowners stated they not had the time to look after the playful teenager.
His transfer to Scotland was secured when he was transferred to the charity’s rehoming centre in Glasgow.
The Coaching and Behaviour Staff at Glasgow discovered Ozzy to be a intelligent boy, fast to study and wanting to please. He wasn’t so eager on different canine and so a house in a rural location was required the place Ozzy might flourish.
Couple John and Mairi from Elgin noticed Ozzy’s on-line profile and had been immediately drawn to his likeable persona. Having owned Labradors for over 30 years they hoped he was the four-legged buddy they had been on the lookout for and weren’t deterred by the journey to Glasgow to satisfy him.
In Might 2021, following quite a few profitable meets on the Rehoming Centre and at their house in Moray, employees waved a fond farewell to Ozzy.
Simply over a 12 months later, Ozzy is a modified canine, having fun with many adventures within the Highlands together with every day walks in quiet nation fields; progressively making canine buddies and even bagging a number of world-famous Munros.
“We knew right away Ozzy was a intelligent canine who had already been very effectively educated on the Glasgow Rehoming Centre by Carrie, Chloe and Kate, however over a 12 months later they may not consider he is similar canine,” John stated.
“His confidence has grown because the months have handed. He was once very cautious of strangers however now loves a number of of our buddies and is comfy visiting their houses. He’s additionally extra assured when he sees different canine, not often reacting as he beforehand did.
“In latest months he has slowly been launched to buddy’s canine, and he now performs off the lead along with his new buddy Juno. We’ve efficiently reached each milestone we had hoped for together with climbing three Munros; Geal Charn, Beinn á Chaorainn and Beinn Teallach.
“To anybody contemplating rehoming a rescue canine I’d say you’ll want to have the time, anticipate to place in some effort and be affected person and constant. It’s unimaginable to think about Ozzy residing in a metropolis.
“Because the Canines Belief suggested, he very a lot required a house in a rural location. With a quieter life, the adjustments we’ve got seen have been outstanding. It’s been extremely rewarding to witness them.
“It truly is a pleasure being in his firm day by day and there’s no doubt Ozzy has introduced plenty of pleasure into our lives.”
Sandra Downie, Glasgow Rehoming Centre supervisor stated: “It’s incredible to listen to how effectively Ozzy is doing. He’s clearly a much-loved a part of the household and is loving life within the nation. Our employees work so laborious to attain these blissful outcomes for each canine that comes into our care, so it’s all the time a stunning increase to listen to about blissful canine in blissful houses.
“Fortunately John and Mairi had been ready to journey to satisfy and get to know Ozzy from their house in Elgin. We at the moment have plenty of canine like Ozzy who require a quiet location for his or her new house.
“Lots of our canine aren’t suited to life in a busy city or metropolis. As a substitute, they require common routines and a a lot quieter life with minimal interplay with strangers, which incorporates being exercised in areas which might be largely free from different canine.
“We’re eager to listen to from anybody who can provide a quiet, rural life to any of our present residents.”
Canines in want of recent houses in Scotland embody; Jupiter, Leo, Haiti, Casper, Captain, Edward, Jack, Jonny, Rocky, Toffee, Joey, Billy and Ollie.
Anybody involved in rehoming any of them can go to the Canines Belief web site to see their profiles.