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RESIDENT DOG OR DOGS
OLDER DOG SAVVY CHILDREN
EXPERIENCE OF EX BREEDING OR NERVOUS DOGS DESIRABLE
CALM, LOVING PAWRENTS WHO WILL GIVE HER TIME TO BLOSSOM
Grete is a 2-3 year old ex breeding Bichon who had never been in a loving home until she came into foster. Her first days were hard on all of us seeing her terrified but knowing she just had to decompress and work it out for herself. It was so hard to watch it took time and she would run to a corner to hide if she was scared or startled and watch until she felt safe. She would follow her furry foster sister everywhere and this is where we started seeing the improvements. It’s taken time and patience but now she trusts her foster mum and pushes her furry foster sister out of the way for attention. She now knows how to jump on the sofa and climb the stairs and comes to her foster mum for cuddles, reassurance and tummy rubs.
Grete hasn’t been left alone for long and has always been left with the other dog when she has. When foster mum comes home she is full of tail wags and excitement, and foster mum gets lots of licks and kisses. She has become a playful, affectionate little dog that likes you to pretend to chase her so she can have a mad ten minutes. The rest of the time she is very laid back and would fit into any home after a period of adjustment. The difference in her from her first day to now is amazing
She is wary of new people and is a little hesitant to approach them, but with kind words she will come and lick a hand the same with children. She still watches foster mums every move and loves a fuss.
Grete has been following her nawty sister with cats she sees in the garden. Having a half-hearted run at them but really appearing more interested in the smells than the cat
She eats well in the home sometimes a little too well and will take food from her foster sister’s mouth if she had the chance. This isn’t her fault as she has previously had to fight for any food that she came across. And she had never had such goodies as pig puffs and chicken feet. We just recommend you get her a slow feeder and keep an eye on her when eating with other dogs so she doesn’t eat too much. She is house trained and goes outside to wee and poo, as long as the door is open. In her new home she may need encouragement to go until she feels safe.
Grete has not been further than the front and back garden as yet due to not being fully vaccinated but this is how foster mum is doing her lead training. She will walk on the lead with the help of her foster sister for encouragement. Her foster fur sister has told her about the outside with squirrels and trees and she is very much looking forward to going exploring but this will be very much on her own terms with a double lead and harness for safety.
Grete needs a home who will give her time, love and affection. She needs a home with at least one other dog to show her the world is not a scary place and not all humans are bad. She will need a secure garden where she can sit and smell the plants or sunbathe. She would also like someone to teach her how to play fetch with a squeaky ball as her foster sister has told her it’s a great game but she hasn’t yet got the confidence to try. She’s super intelligent and her foster mum can’t wait to hear how she will blossom in her forever home.
1st vaccination, microchipped and up to date flea and wormer
Fostered in Newport area of South Wales
Grete comes with 5 weeks free Agria pet insurance.