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Pupdate: Thorn

There are few things more satisfying than rescuing an animal in need and giving them a forever home. Preloved member, Sue, tells the Preloved community how she found happiness after rescuing her beloved Akita, Thorn.

American akita


Thorn is around 9 years old and he’s an American Akita. He is so relaxed, laid back and is my very own giant teddy bear! He absolutely loves human company and being around people; he’s a very sociable dog. My favourite part about giving him a forever home was learning all about his breed, as it’s one I’ve never come across before. I am so happy that Thorn will never, ever have the trauma of having to go into a rehoming centre again, and that I could welcome him into my home as part of the family.

If I could give anyone out there thinking of rehoming an animal any advice, it would be to be patient. Trust and obedience will come naturally as the animal gets to know you and the house rules.

Justine Dench

Justine Dench

Creative Editor

Justine Dench is the creative editor for Preloved. Her key personal interests include sustainability, conservation and animal welfare. Justine also has interests in photography, music, gardening and home interiors.