15 December 2023

Churro *****ADOPTED*****

By Emma
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Churro D2023-170

  • Can be an only dog if owners around most of time
  • Could live with another calm resident dog
  • Great with cats
  • Dog savvy children 8 and over

Churro is a 3 year old Maltese described by her foster family as a cuddly but sensitive little girl. She is learning to trust but will still drop to her stomach to be picked up or move away (but her tail will be wagging). She is much improved from when she first arrived in foster but like all great loves good things come to those who wait and Churro’s love and trust is worth waiting for.

Her favourite thing is to sit either in her bed (she is very proud to have a bed to call her own) or on the settee next to mum but entering any room she will turn to check your following. She has a very waggy tail and seems to trot along with a big smile. She loves sitting in the room when foster mum works from home.

Churro is great with people in the home once she knows them but will stay close at the beginning until she feels safe. Out on a walk she feels less secure and will either avoid people, move over next to foster mum or drop onto her belly where she needs to be picked up if she is to meet people. She has walked on the beach and in countryside but is still quite skittish with her default action being flight so will need to be walked on a harness and lead until she is settled.

Churro is great with the resident cat.

She can be homed with dog savvy children 8 and over.

Churro saw a few visitors over Christmas and was very happy on the knee of foster mum’s 8 year old nephew for attention. She even allowed the one year old near her but this was closely supervised.

She has recently started playing with the resident dog in the home but isn’t really interested. She currently doesn’t play alone with toys and doesn’t understand if a human instigates play with toys.

She does however love running around the garden and bounces around like a little lamb.

Churro currently sleeps at the bottom of her human slaves bed and sleeps all night despite foster mum snoring.

House training is ongoing and she is starting to toilet on command

Churro has come to understand treats and knows she gets them as a reward. She doesn’t bicker or pout over treats or food and is fed in a different room to make sure she eats it all.

Churro needs a quieter home and either as an only dog or another non dominant dog. She will go for walk and needs to continue this as it will help build her confidence but taken at her own pace. She loves cuddling and will need a human at home with her as much as possible as she looks to humans rather than another dog for security. She travels really well and enjoyed being away with her humans over the Christmas period. She is a lovely girl who is just going to need to take time to feel safe.


Vaccinated. Microchipped and up to date flea and wormer

Fostered in Cardiff

Comes with 5 weeks free Agria pet insurance