Age: 5 years old
Breed: Shih Tzu
Can I live with Children: 10 and above
Can I live with cats: Yes
Can I live with other dogs: would prefer to be an only dog
Fostered In: Rhondda, South Wales
Holly is a 5-year old ex-breeding Shih Tzu girl who is being fostered in Rhondda, South Wales. Holly loves her food and is starting to show interest in play. She loves to steal socks and fluffy slippers. Holly is in good health but does have a sunken eye that she cannot see out of due to a birth defect; she may need an operation in the future.
People – Holly is good with strangers and visitors to the home and has gained her confidence with meeting people. Holly has been fine around children and she has shown no aggression towards children or adults. Holly would be better in a home with children over the age of 10 as she would like to be the one that initiates interaction rather than small children who may not respect her boundaries.
Dogs – As an ex-breeding girl we usually only rehome with another dog, but Holly is happy on her own and unless a laid back, chilled out dog would prefer to be an only dog
Cats – Holly lives with a cat and tries to play with him. Holly has not met any other small animals.
In the home – Holly is getting used to living in a home. Her house training is ongoing. Adopters will have to be patient with her and take her out for toilet breaks regularly until she adjusts to her new routine. Holly is not crate trained and does not like being confined. She sleeps on foster mum’s bed during the night. She can be food aggressive around other dogs so will need to be fed on her own. Holly can be left for a few hours with no issues.
Out and about – Holly has only been out and about in a dog buggy as she has not yet completed the course of vaccinations. Holly is great in the car and will sleep. She is also well behaved when at the vets.
Type of home – Holly would be fine in a house with children over 10 that know to give a dog space when needed. Holly likes to have her family close and gets upset if they go upstairs and close the gate, which is why her adopters will have to be at home for most of the day.
Holly is neutered, chipped, up to date with her flea and worming treatment and has just started her vaccinations. Potential adopters will be expected to travel to meet her in her foster home in South Wales.