Dexter – In Foster – North East

Please welcome Dexter to our GBSR family.

I am starting this post with a call for no judgment.

Dexter is a 2-year-old entire boy that is clearly suffering from neglect BUT in this instance, we are the safety net, this is what we do.

When people can’t cope, we step in and throw a lifeline, this is Dexter’s story.

Dexter was a very much-loved dog, his owner had him from a puppy but has known for some time that she cannot and has not been able to care for him. Her health has declined in the past 12 months as has Dexter’s condition.

The owner reached out to us to ask for help and there have been several very emotional phone calls between the owner and one of our admins before Wayne Bryne went to collect him at the weekend.

We knew by his owner’s admission that he wasn’t going to be in the best condition, but he is worse than we expected.

You can see he has several strange large growths, he has skin allergies, hair loss and scarring, overgrown nails and more worryingly there is blood in his urine he has all this and he is only 2 years old he is in a real mess, he is scared and we think he hasn’t experienced much of the big wide world.

BUT remember this is what we are here for, the neglect wasn’t intentional.

The whole situation is very very sad and we are so pleased his owner was strong enough to reach out with the intention of getting her beloved boy the care he needed, even if it meant breaking her heart.

She has also surrendered her little girl Bella and there will be a separate post about her.

It’s going to take time and veterinary care to sort this young boy out and will be seeing the vet later today. He is very itchy, and he is making himself bleed by scratching he needs to start treatment ASAP.

If you would like to donate towards Dexter’s care, here is how you can:


PayPal: -friends & family pls

Bank transfer:

Account Name: Geordie Bullies springboard rescue

Sort: 09-01-28

Acc: 92014344

Welcome to your Springboard family Dexter, your new life starts here.

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