Sasha was collected by one of our animal collection officers when she was found alone and struggling to give birth.
She was immediately taken to a local vet to undergo surgery. Tragically her puppies didn’t survive and Sasha was taken to Putney Animal Hospital to recover.
No owner came forward
Although Sasha was microchipped, her owner had rehomed her two years previously and her details had never been updated.
Despite the best efforts of staff at the hospital no owner could be found to claim Sasha and after seven days she was spayed, ready to find a new home.
Capturing hearts of nurses
Sasha was a very quiet dog when she was first admitted to Putney, but this little lost soul soon won over the hearts of our nurses.
One nurse in particular, Marianne Segev, developed a soft spot for Sasha and it wasn’t long before she was persuading her husband to let Sasha come and stay.
I started to spend time with her, as I was hoping to give her a home or at least foster her, to suss out her personality. Initially she was very subdued and didn’t seem to respond to much fuss and TLC.
I could see she was going to go crazy if she stayed in kennels for too long so I persuaded my husband to let me take her home!
Months later I can honestly say it was one of the best decisions we have ever made.
Sasha loves people and children especially, loves playing fetch with her tennis ball and loves going for a drive or travelling on the bus. She also likes the occasional massage too!
House training is still a bit of an issue but we are getting there and she is getting better at letting us know when she wants to go out.
The main thing is now she is happy and so are we.
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