Age: 15 months old
Breed: Small Yorkshire Terrier
Can I live with Children: Older
Can I live with cats: No
Can I live with other dogs: Bigger dogs
Fostered In: RCT, South Wales
Gilly is a 15-month old Yorkshire Terrier, who is being fostered in RCT, South Wales. She is a very small Yorkie and is an affectionate and lively little girl. Gilly does not appear to have been socialised much or walked on a lead but she does learn quickly.
People – Gilly is fine with people if a little apprehensive at first when out for a walk. She is fine with visitors to her foster home. She will be ok to live with older children that are dog savvy.
Dogs – Gilly can be nervous when out and when she encounters a dog but doesn’t react. She is fine with the other dogs in her foster home but has growled at them if she is on the sofa and they approach. Her trigger appears to be when they get excited and she will put them in their place. She is currently being trained so that she knows that this isn’t acceptable.
Cats – She lives with cats in her foster home and one she will chase but the other she leaves alone as it does not react to her. We would prefer that there are no cats in her new home.
In the home – Gilly is housetrained and knows how to use the cat flap. She is crated overnight so that she isn’t able to boss the other dogs around and sleeps soundly. Gilly is a fussy eater and seems to be more used to human food than dog food but this is not something that is allowed in her foster home. She has been food aggressive on occasions. As with any dog she may have accidents initially in her new home until she knows her routine.
Out and about – Gilly walks quite well on the lead but isn’t used to it yet so tends to zig zag so care must be taken so that she doesn’t trip people up. Gilly is fine in the vets but very nervous, will shake with fear. She is fine in the car.
Type of home – Gilly needs someone to be home for most of the day as she loves to be close to people. Someone with time for her as she likes to be near you. She gives a wonderful greeting when you return from being ‘out’ out. She may be happier around bigger dogs as tends to bully smaller dogs in her foster home. A patient home is a must where Gilly will be given further training and boundaries.
Gilly is neutered, chipped, vaccinated and up to date with her flea and worming treatment. Potential adopters will be expected to travel to meet her in her foster home in RCT, South Wales.