Ziggy needs your help. Can you give a regular donation to help Ziggy
Ziggy is a 4-year old Labradoodle who came to Doodleaid in August 2018. It was immediately obvious that he was not in a good place mentally and through no fault of his own had multiple behavioural issues. Doodleaid placed him in boarding kennels under the supervision of Jeni one of the charity’s experienced behaviourist. After spending time with Ziggy, Jeni diagnosed him as having post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) along with resource guarding and separation issues.
We’ll l let Ziggy explain why he behaves like he does and why he is finding it difficult to change.
When I was small, I went to live at my forever home, but my owners didn’t know how to bring me up to be a well-adjusted dog like all of you have. The problem was I never felt I was listened to, so when the family came close to me, and I was uncomfortable, I would growl and tell them I was frightened and needed space, but every time I growled, they would scold me. Then one day I got so cross I bit, I didn’t know how else to communicate. From that moment on I spent most of my time locked away in a room alone.
When I did see a human, they either told me off more or took my toys away. I soon began to realise that every time a human came near me, they would punish me or take the things I cared about away. I was so unhappy all the time and thought humans were not nice people at all. Eventually I built up my own coping mechanism which was to pre-empt their punishment by growling and showing my teeth. After a time, the humans didn’t want me anymore.
I was taken away to meet Jeni at the doggie hotel and after spending happy times with her, I was sure she understood me and I knew I had the chance to love a human in the way your doodles do. We got on famously and I love her very much.
One day I met a family that wanted to take me back to their home, but when we got there all the bad things that happened to me at my first home came flooding back and I began to get fearful again. Despite all the love, time and commitment they gave me I just couldn’t deal with a home environment so I went back to my Jeni so she could continue to help me in the hope that one day I will get a forever home again.
Please help me get better, I know I want to be a normal doodle and live in a nice home, but I don’t think I’m ready until I have had more help from my Jeni.
Ziggy’s care is expensive, currently we pay around £800 a month to keep Ziggy at the kennels, cover his behaviour fees and medication. On top of this there are his vet fees. DoodleAid is a small charity that relies solely on donations to help dogs in need. If you could give something monthly to help support Ziggy through his rehabilitation it would make the world of difference.
It would be wonderful if we could get 100 people to donate £10 a month or even 200 people to donate £5 a month to help Ziggy. Please support Ziggy if you can.
Your regular donations can help to secure Ziggy’s costs and support him on his way to a brighter future.
You can set up a direct debit to DoodleAid’s account on line by selecting the payment option in your bank account screen, entering the amount you want to donate and ’For Ziggy’ in the description box, then ticking ✅ the ‘is this a regular payment?’ Option. DoodleAid’s bank details are:
A/C Name: DOODLEAID
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Alternatively, you set up monthly giving with Paypal via the following link https://www.doodleaid.com/donate/ selecting Paypal and following on the online instructions.
Many thanks for your support
Ziggy and DoodleAid