Season 1 Ep 3: Dallas
Dallas is a Labrador Huntaway Cross. She was found in Kerikeri and was rescued by the Bay of Islands SPCA. Dallas was reported to the SPCA after someone noticed how neglected she was. After investigation by the SPCA inspectors she was surrended to them by her owners.
Dallas had been left tied up at an unoccupied property. She had little shelter and had not been let off the lead for at least 6 months. She was receiving very little food so was found severely malnourished. She had a padlocked chain around her neck that needed to be cut off, as no one had a key.
Dallas had become pregnant while tied up and she was found with six puppies, although due to their condition only two of these survived.
The first priority for Dallas was to get her healthy - provide her with some good nutrition and also treat her coccidiosis.
Dallas has a lovely nature but she was very scared and nervous as she hadn't had a lot of socialisation with both humans and other dogs. She needed lots of work on building up her confidence.
Animals on Q were working with TUX to find dogs to star on their new range of packaging and Dallas was chosen due to her perfect 'Dog next door' looks. On shoot day Dallas performed like a true professional and featured in some amazing shots.
Thankfully Dallas' story has a happy ending. She was adopted by a loving family who just couldn't resist those beautiful, big eyes of hers.
To get Dallas into tip top condition she was fed Purina ONE Adult Chicken and Rice.