Tuesday, 13 December 2011

Lily the Great Dane: a mini update

We know lots of people out there are interested to know what's happened with Lily the Great Dane at Dogs Trust Shrewsbury, so we thought we'd share a short update we received this week.

Last week, Lily was 'booked' (reserved) by a carefully selected, committed new owner, and over the weekend she moved from the centre to her new home. As Lily is blind, adjusting can take some time because the home environment is a more complex one than kennels; we will do another update in the New Year when we have confirmation that she has settled in well to a loving forever home. So far, though, the signs are good, and centre staff are very hopeful.

We thank you again for all the interest you have shown in Lily's welfare.

18 comments:

Anonymous said...

omg i hope all goes well

Kathy said...

Lily isn't with Madison??

Kathy said...

Lily isn't with Madison??

Molly said...

@Kathy, unfortunately Lily attacked Madison after they moved to their new home, the stress of the new environment etc obviously got too much for her. The Dogs Trust attempted to re-introduce the pair several times but sadly it became clear the two could no longer live together.

I'm so happy Lily has found a new forever home in time for christmas, best wishes to her and her new owners x

Molly said...

@Kathy, unfortunately Lily attacked Madison soon after they moved to their new home. The Dogs Trust made several attempts to reintroduce the pair but sadly it soon became apparent the two could no longer live together. The stress of a new environment must have been too much for Lily and her frustration was vented on Madison.

I'm so happy that Lily has found a new forever home, I hope she and her new family have a wonderful christmas.

jeanh said...

well it is sad that lilly had a falling out with madison, stress can rip lifelong friendships, i am glad lilly has found a furever home and i pray that her new humans are very patient with her while she settles in.

Sue said...

I am so happy that Lily has a new home and hopefully this will be her forever home.

Unknown said...

I hope Lily settles with her caring patient new family. Slobbery Dane kisses are worth all the time and patient caring you can give. My 2 rescue Danes, Basil 11 and Poppy 4 send hugs. xx

Well-dogs said...

I am so glad that Lily has found a super home, i hope that she settles quickly. maddison is with friends of mine and she has just had her first swim in my canine hydrotherapy pool and did splendidly.

Anonymous said...

SURELY NOW THE FOCUS WILL BE ON FINDING A FAMILY FOR THAT LOVELY SPECIAL DOG MADISON? YES??? HE SOOOO DESERVES A LOVING HOME AND MUST BE SAD TO HAVE BEEN LEFT OUT AND BEHIND,ALONE.POOR BABY X

sharon Annette Andrews said...

ticrasiI wish Lily every happiness in her new forever home, she has been through hell and back and deserves to find peace and happiness at long last, a very big thank you to the kind people that have adopted her..............i wish you all a long and happy life together, and a very Happy Christmas, you have made my christmas with this wonderful news, bless you xx

Dogs Trust said...

Hi Anon,

Thank you for your concern about Maddison. Once the decision was made that they had to be separated, for their safety, health and happiness, we were able to rehome Maddison to the family that originally wanted to take both of them, so she is no longer at the centre but in a home of her own.

Sue said...

Good luck to Lily. I bet Maddison misses her terribly. It such a shame that their friendship was not able to endure the stress of the first move. It was such an inspiring story.

Rose said...

So sorry to hear this, but glad Lily found a potential home. We also adopted a blind, from birth, pup (also part Great Dane). We later, after doing multiple doggie dates and meet and greets adopted another dog from the same rescue. For 3+ months, they were in LOVE, inseperable and depended on each other. A dog moved in next door that kept getting in our yard and the new dog scent freaked out our sweet blind boy so much that he turned on our new rescue. I was wondering what you did on trying to reintroduce them because he's only 1 1/2 so we are hoping we can still work out their differences and get them back together.

Good luck with Lily! Looking forward to the update!

Rose said...

So sorry to hear this, but glad Lily found a potential home. We also adopted a blind, from birth, pup (also part Great Dane). We later, after doing multiple doggie dates and meet and greets adopted another dog from the same rescue. For 3+ months, they were in LOVE, inseperable and depended on each other. A dog moved in next door that kept getting in our yard and the new dog scent freaked out our sweet blind boy so much that he turned on our new rescue. I was wondering what you did on trying to reintroduce them because he's only 1 1/2 so we are hoping we can still work out their differences and get them back together.

Good luck with Lily! Looking forward to the update!

Anonymous said...

This saddens me. Lily and Madison should not have been separated, and so soon after they had been re-homed!! This was a stressful situation for both of them. I do not believe that the Williams family were the right people to take care these two dogs!

Anonymous said...

4239This saddens me. Lily and Madison should not have been separated, and so soon after they had been re-homed!! This was a stressful situation for both of them. I do not believe that the Williams family were the right people to take care these two dogs!

Anonymous said...

This saddens me. Lily and Madison should not have been separated, and so soon after they had been re-homed!! This was a stressful situation for both of them. I do not believe that the Williams family were the right people to take care of these two dogs!