NEWS

TNR INFO: Guard Dogs

Let’s be realistic and not expect our dogs to shield us from armed thieves. The primary use of a guard dog is to bark when strangers are around and alert you so you can take action.

Myth 2:
“A dog ‘resting’ all day will be alert at night.”

ACTUAL RESULT : Depression and unhappiness because the dog:
a. Is lying in his own dirt
b. Doesn’t know his pack (his family) and is therefore unable to bond.
c. Lacks interaction and affection He is lonely and bored.

Truth:
“A dog has to relate to a pack!” In the case of a domestic dog that’s the family or other dogs it lives with. If a dog is shut away all day, can’t see daylight or is chained up and ignored, it can’t relate to other living beings.

For More Information, please check out our flyer on Guard Dogs:

https://tnrtrustnairobi.files.wordpress.com/2016/12/63213pw-guard-dogs.pdf

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Fostering: a sneak preview

Often people wonder: why do you put the animals in temporary foster homes?

It is actually very logical: when the dog or cat gets put into a foster family, it has exposure to an actual home. This means lots more training can be done, the animal can socialize with humans and other animals, house training can be included, etc.

The results? Our dogs often have a head-start and can easily adjust to living with a new family.

The picture below shows Blitzen, a dog rescued off the streets in Nairobi. Because she came in with malnutrition and dehydration. A lovely foster parent has taken her in and gave her the Tender Love and Care she needed to become strong again.

If you are interested in fostering, check out Become a Foster Parent

Tiny pup Blitzen having a nap
Tiny pup Blitzen having a nap
Blitzen at her foster home
Blitzen at her foster home

 

I HAVE BEEN ADOPTED! Stevie

ADOPTED! ADOPTED! ADOPTED! ADOPTED! ADOPTED! ADOPTED! ADOPTED!

Stevie had been hanging out on the streets of Nairobi for several months. A good Samaritan provided him with food and water and asked the neighbours not to harass him until TNR Trust could come and move him. Stevie was very friendly, submissive and just wanted to crawl into the laps of our volunteers for cuddles. He had to be treated by the vet for tic fever, but recovered quickly and was put in a foster home.

Once fostered, he remained the same sweet and soppy character and loved hanging out with people and children alike. Even though he was already an older dog, he was very clever and learned leash walking and basic obedience very fast.

He was adopted by a wonderful and brave lady called Phrashia. Phrasia had always been apprehensive about dogs but asked TNR Trust to help her overcome this unfounded fear with an appropriate dog. Stevie and her love for each other made her overcome this.

Just after she adopted Stevie, we received this message from Phrasia: “Stevie is doing great. I’m in love with him and I think it’s both ways. He is such a well-trained dog. Thank you for him. Everyone adores him and he especially likes my paps. He sees him and gets excited”

Phrasia eventually decided that Stevie needed a friend when everyone was out and also adopted Roma through TNR Trust. They do everything together.

We couldn’t have found Stevie a better home or a better family. Thank you Phrasia, and Stevie: make sure you take care of your new family!

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I HAVE BEEN ADOPTED! Roma

ADOPTED! ADOPTED! ADOPTED! ADOPTED! ADOPTED! ADOPTED! ADOPTED!

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Roma was her mother’s lookalike. Mama Oreo and her 7 puppies, including Roma, arrived at TNR Trust in June 2017. The puppies were tiny and under 2 weeks old with eyes and ears still closed. She is a terrier mix, only a few years old and was an excellent mother to her furry kids.

Once the pups were weaned, she was happy to run around and play with the other dogs. She seemed to enjoy her well-earned freedom after herding and feeding 7 rascals!

The puppies were at the vet for quite a while as there was no space for fostering. This wasn’t ideal as one of them would cry when being locked up. But our volunteers would regularly take them for a few hours out of the kennel to play, socialize and cuddle. They were very sweet and gentle furkids, and even enjoyed playing with the 2-year-old of one of our volunteers.

Roma was very playful and sweet. She eventually got adopted by a wonderful and brave lady called Phrashia. Phrashia had already adopted Stevie through TNR Trust. She had always been apprehensive about dogs but asked TNR Trust to help her overcome this unfounded fear with an appropriate dog. Stevie and her love for each other made her overcome this and she decided that he needed a friend when everyone is out.

Thank you Phrashia! And Roma, make sure you take care of your new friends!

Volunteering with TNR

TNR Trust welcomes volunteers to help in the following areas:

1. Fund raising
2. Fostering of various animals- when needed
3. Socializing/training foster animals (requires one to go to the foster home)
4. Building a volunteer base/making contacts for that
5. When necessary, going to places to help with animals in distress
6. Helping us at events.
You are most welcome to choose which area you might want to assist with.
If you are interested, please contact us through the form which you can find on the CONTACT page.
 We look forward to hearing from you!
Below are some images of our volunteers “in action” !
More information on how to become a volunteer, click HERE
Bizarre Bazaar 2016 : merchandise and kids' games
Bizarre Bazaar 2016 : merchandise and kids’ games
Shaggy Dog Show 2016: "Get Chained" awareness program
Shaggy Dog Show 2016: “Get Chained” awareness program
Shaggy Dog Show 2016: "Get Chained" awareness program
Shaggy Dog Show 2016: “Get Chained” awareness program
Out on Call after being contacted to rescue an emaciated mother and pups
Out on Call after being contacted to rescue an emaciated mother and pups
Happy dog! Volunteer visiting the rescued dogs being treated at the vet
Happy dog! Volunteer visiting the rescued dogs being treated at the vet
A volunteer taking a dog for grooming
A volunteer taking a dog for grooming
A volunteer took this dog for a little agility training experience
A volunteer took this dog for a little agility training experience
Doing house visits at homes where dogs have been adopted from TNR Trust is also important
Doing house visits at homes where dogs have been adopted from TNR Trust is also important
The child of one of our volunteers also became involved with socializing - a way for puppies/dogs to get used to humans
The child of one of our volunteers also became involved with socializing – a way for puppies/dogs to get used to humans
Some basic obedience training
Some basic obedience training
Taking the adoptable dogs for walks
Taking the adoptable dogs for walks
Puppy Play Time
Puppy Play Time

More information on how to become a volunteer, click HERE

FURBABIES Images to brighten up your Sunday!!

Below are some images of the dogs who are still looking for a home!

Click HERE for more information on the Furbabies we have available for adoption!

 

Patch, April and Cole
Patch, April and Cole
Pups saying hi to Zola and Diego
Pups saying hi to Zola and Diego
Zoey getting a bath
Zoey getting a bath
April and Patch
April and Patch
"Big Boy" Cole
“Big Boy” Cole
Cole fascinated by the dog shampoo
Cole fascinated by the dog shampoo
Diego resting after a walk
Diego resting after a walk
Diego resting after a walk
Diego resting after a walk
Zoey with a beautiful heart-shaped "boop" on her nose
Zoey with a beautiful heart-shaped “boop” on her nose
Tiny pup Blitzen having a nap
Tiny pup Blitzen having a nap
This boy Chubbs like to have fun!
This boy Chubbs like to have fun!
Dora being a star at training
Dora being a star at training
Diego and Zola after their walk
Diego and Zola after their walk

TNR Trust story in Denmark

Korneel, one of the dogs that was homed thanks to TNR Trust, had her story published on a Danish website! “Dyrerenes beskyttelse” is the biggest animal organization in Denmark and the article was printed in their Kids Club education magazine.

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Korneel’s Story by her adoption family:
Korneel‘s TNR name was Coco. She was born in Kibera with her 2 brothers and taken care of by a security guard. When there was another round of poisoning of dogs to curb in the dog/cat population in Kibera, the guard contacted TNR Trust to come and rescue them.
We went to her foster parent’s home, where she was running around with dogs, cats and people. She wanted to jump straight into our car, so we took it as a sign.
The first day we brought her home, she ran out of the gate without anyone noticing. We looked for her for about 3 hours and finally found her hiding in the gutter in front of our house. She is very playful and is now growing up together with our daughter (they differ about 6 months) under the watchful eye of big sister Pinda.
We took Korneel to puppy class and obedience class here. At the moment, she is the epiphany of a teenager: boisterous, playful, loves giving lots of wet kisses and cuddling. She doesn’t know how long her legs and tail are, so gets very clumsy inside the house.