If you have found yourself on this page, I presume it is because you have a rescue dog or are thinking about getting one. Firstly, let me say “thank you”. As they will not be able to say it themselves. Dogs are voiceless; rescue dogs not only have no voice but are generally not listened to either. Helping them will be one of the most selfless and rewarding things you will ever do. So, on behalf of all rescue dogs, thank you!
Let’s not kid ourselves, rescue dogs have emotional baggage; they have had it tough, even if they came to you at a couple of months old. Living on the street or living in a shelter is not easy. There is going to be ‘stuff’ that you will need to deal with in order to have your rescue dog live their best life. I don’t want to sugar coat it because having a dog return to the shelter from a failed adoption is heart breaking. Having a dog requires a full on commitment, patience, trust & respect – you can multiply this by 100 for a rescue dog.
So, let’s put this into perspective. For whatever reason, you have brought this dog into your life. Your dog didn’t choose to come home with you; you chose it. This was your decision which means that this dog will now depend on you to be fed, to be exercised, to feel safe and to be loved for the rest of its life. This is a huge responsibility that sometimes we humans don’t always meet what is required.
So, here’s the thing with rescue dogs – put simply, they just want a better life. They are desperate for a life without feeling hunger, fear, anxiety or even harm. Rescue dogs are ready for a change and this is where you can step in! Your role now is to put your best self forward and provide the best home your dog can get. It’s not always easy and it is going to take time and a large amount of effort to see changes but I assure you, they will come.
Please read my blog to meet my foster dogs and some of the characters that I have worked with at the Bahrain Animal Rescue Centre. All of them had different backgrounds with different needs. It is up to us to figure out what those needs are and get to the root of the problem to help them achieve that better life I mentioned.
This is where I can help; I am a qualified therapist for holistic remedies. The Bach Flower remedies that I use gently treat a specific state of mind, mood/emotions or personality. There are 38 flower essences in this system and they can be mixed together to address whatever issues your dog may have. For rescue dogs, I generally find that remedies for trauma, fear and change are needed.
Another approach I frequently use with positive outcomes is Applied Zoopharmacognosy. This treatment offers a dog a range of plant materials and allows them to choose what they need in order to bring themselves back into balance and a healthy state. This works with their emotional, mental and physical wellbeing.
Finally, hands on healing using Reiki and Jin Shin Jyutsu work with the dog’s energy system to help release any blockages the body may be holding on to and create a harmonious state.
With many clients already successfully treated, please get in touch for a no-obligation chat to find out how I can help your dog achieve the better life that they – and you – have been dreaming of.