I'm Calle Petra, I was rescued in 2008 with lots of other dogs, having been kept in conditions that were not fit for any animal. I was really 'street frightened' hence my name! In fact I was petrified of most things. And this is my mum Toni who looks after me now.
My mum and dad have always worked in health and social care (my dad still does) and my mum continues to support students as an Independent Practice Educator. I know she studied British Sign Language because she taught me some signs. I'm clever like that and it was much nicer for me as I preferred the quite times best when I first came home.
My mum has lived with and cared for different animals like dogs, chickens, rabbits, cockatiels. And having me has required serious time and commitment with lots of understanding and patience...I'm worth it though!
Rescued by the RSPCA, I was petrified of everything and needed careful re-homing. Going out for a 'W' word was just the worst thing ever, I couldn't even bring myself to bark and I looked like I was missing my tail I kept it so close under me. And as for my nose, I was even too scared to enjoy a nice smell. I had no understanding of the world I came into. Dogs I understood, its what I found attached to them seriously concerned me!
Sammy and my new family helped me feel safe and see the good in people. She looked similar to me just bigger and braver, she was pretty amazing actually. Everybody loved her and she loved everyone.
I'm still cautious and miss Sammy looking out for me but I'm really confident in familiar places now. Still, my mum is very careful about who looks after me as they need to understand my particular ways.
And so Cally Wags was established In 2014.
With my help and some training, my mum and dad joined the pet care community to offer services that put us pets first.
Personalised pet services which are tailored to your particular ways!
Early on having had a cheeky moment my nan said in my defence,
"She's not a Scally Wag, she's a little Cally Wag"
And so it stuck!
A special lady who also helped me to believe people can be nice.