A ‘GENTLE giant’ with a ‘heart of gold’ is looking for a loving new home after helping her foster mum take care of tiny orphaned kittens.
Tibetan mastiff Georgie may only be 17 months old but she already weighs almost 50kg.
The huge pooch is giant in stature, but a softie at heart.
Demi McCormack, an animal care assistant at Birmingham Animal Centre in Frankley where George is, said: “She really is a gentle giant and has a heart of gold, living with my two other dogs and a menagerie of foster pets, she quickly learned how to play and bond with other animals.
“She actually became a wonderful foster sister to the various dogs and cats I would bring home from work and we started to notice how amazing she was with the vulnerable animals we had coming through the doors.
“Over the last year, she’s spent time with orphaned kittens, unwanted chinchillas, abandoned guinea pigs and even a stray lizard.”
Georgie has shown signs of hip dysplasia and receives daily medication to help manage this pain.
Her new owners will need to continue with this and be prepared for any problems this might cause her later in life.
She will also require regular grooming including daily brushing and a professional groom every six to eight weeks.
She loves being brushed so this will be a nice bonding opportunity for her and her new owner.
Demi said Georgie was great with other animals and with children but staff think she would be best in a home with older children due to her size and bouncy nature.
“Georgie has helped me as much as I’ve helped her, when she came to me right at the start of lockdown I was stuck at home shielding and she kept me busy.
“Whoever rehomes Georgie will be the luckiest in the world.
“It has been an absolute pleasure to raise her and while it’ll be heartbreaking to say goodbye to her, we know that she has a long, bright future ahead with the right people.”
To find out more about Georgie please contact Birmingham Animal Centre on 0300 123 8585.