Pamella Dyer is shown with her dog

Home sought for Megan, Dyer’s pet

Pamella Dyer’s dog, Megan, needs an adoptive family. Dyer was found dead in her Sooke home around 2 pm on Sunday July 20

Cocker spaniels are a sensitive breed of dog and steadfastly loyal. They don’t take well to change and six-year-old Megan is no exception. She’s been through a lot.

Megan was Pamella Dyer’s dog and she was in the home at the time of Dyer’s death. Dyer was found murdered in her home on July 20 and Megan was covered in her owner’s blood. Megan was Dyer’s second cocker spaniel.

“Megan came in with medical needs and Pamella offered to foster her and fell in love with her and adopted her,”  said Lisa Atterby, founder of Angels Under Our Wings, a non-profit cocker spaniel rescue organization.

Megan ended up in animal control after the death of her owner and the organization got a call from Kim, Dyer’s step-daughter.

“We picked up Megan and the parrot,” said Atterby. They are seeking a new home for Megan, as well as two other middle-aged dogs.

“It will take someone really patient and someone who is at home,” said Atterby. “Megan gravitates to females.”

Atterby said Megan is fearful of men as she has obviously been through a lot and has a bit of anxiety.

“Some dogs completely shut down, she didn’t,” she said.

Megan would be best suited for a retired person or a couple, someone who is patient and kind with her.

Cocker spaniels require special owners as they require more maintenance, such as grooming, and they have a strong prey drive. This means they try to flush out birds, rabbits, etc., as they were originally bred for flushing out woodcocks, thus their name. They are a sporting dog and would suit a home with children over seven-years-of-age. They also need a fenced yard and should not be off leash because of their flushing instincts.

Other cocker spaniels in the care of AUOW include Salty, a four-year-old, who needs a dog savvy adoptive home where the owners would work on gaining trust and socializing. He would not do well in a home with young children but would thrive in a home with another dog.

The other candidate is petite five-year-old Autumn, who has some vision limits and will need cataract surgery.

Angels Under Our Wings is seeking donations for all aspects of dog care, including veterinary costs, transportation and boarding bills for the dogs under their care.

For more information on donating, on the adoption process and AUOW itself, go to: www.anglesunderourwings.com or on Facebook. Lisa Atterby can be contacted at 250-889-8880.

 

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