We adopted our darling Diggi - a three legged Shepherd dog mix who is battling bone cancer - from the public shelter in Romania. He was used to the company of many other dogs in the shelter and as we only had Diggi we were keen for him to socialise, ideally on group dog walks in our lovely countryside. Contented Dogs came highly recommended from several friends in the village and so we tried Diggi on a gold adventure. He was a little nervous at first, but came back so full of energy. We knew immediately that going out with Contented Dogs would be so good for him.
As a rescue, Diggi came with limited recall. He didn’t understand toys or games either, but he knew how to sit. Contented Dogs had no problem at all in taking him along and giving him the extra attention he needed to be safe and to have fun.
We have now settled into a routine where Diggi goes out twice a week on a Platinum adventure, and as soon as he hears the van pull up onto the driveway he runs to the front door! It’s been a joy to see how he has progressed, thanks to the love and patience of Contented Dogs. His recall is now fantastic, and he comfortably goes out off lead. Diggi can now spin, do paws up and play scent games - skills that 3 months ago he didn’t posses! And of course, he gets to play with other dogs and spend time in their company doing doggy things. He’s made some firm friends, and even has his eye on a certain lady! We know this from the wonderful photos and videos we receive after each adventure. It’s a joy to be able to see Diggi enjoying himself. He always sleeps very well after his adventures!
We have complete trust leaving Diggi in the care of Contented Dogs, not just because they are lovely people, with all the necessary qualifications, insurance and experience, it’s because we know that our pup is cared for as if he were their own. And he doesn’t just go on a walk, he learns new skills and his brain is stimulated as much as his body. What more could we ask for!