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NEEDS A KIND, PLAYFUL RESIDENT DOG
GOOD WITH DOG SAVVY CATS
OLDER DOG SAVVY CHILDREN
LOVING FAMILY WHERE SOMEONE IS HOME MOST OF THE TIME.
Joy is a 2 year old American Cocker cross described by her foster family as Joy by name and joyous by nature. She is a beautiful puppy-like girl full of floppy pawed playfulness. Her cheekiness is growing daily and she has the most loving nature. Joy is still a nervous little girl with strangers and likes to be approached quietly and slowly. She is not used to being loved so is nervous of being picked up. Once she has got to know you her loving personality shines out. It’s wonderful to see her beginning to explore her new world and to run around the garden with a big soppy smile on her face. To see her get excited over the simplest of things like a carrot after breakfast and to see her happily lying on her back waving those gorgeous big paws for more fuss. She runs up to greet her foster mum, tail wagging and jumping up for kisses!
Joy will need time to settle and trust in her forever home, but day by day she will show more and more of the love she has to give. This precious little one has a truly wonderful personality, and at around two years old, is now enjoying the typical puppy-like inquisitiveness and playful nature once denied to her and she can now look forward to a life filled with love.
Joy hasn’t met any children yet. Foster mum feels that young children would prove stressful as Joy dislikes fast movements around and towards her. Older, quieter children who would understand her needs would be fine. She can initially be nervous around men but given time and space she will come around.
Joy is completely at ease with her foster family’s adult cat and will happily sleep right next to him. Not small furry tested.
Joy is almost completely housetrained. She is taken outside regularly throughout the day with the resident dogs, and let’s foster mum know if she still needs to toilet by refusing to come in. She sleeps through the night in her bed in her foster family’s bedroom but can often be found asleep next to them on the bed in the morning!
Joy travels very well in the car and is happy to jump up onto the seat. She is happy to wear a harness with over the headrest seat belt, and will snuggle down on her blanket and go to sleep during the journey. She is now perfectly comfortable wearing a collar and lead and harness, and enjoys walking around the garden wearing them. She will jump at unexpected loud noises, but is easily reassured. She hasn’t been walked in public places whilst in foster as not fully vaccinated, but was relaxed with foster mum when carried around a garden centre, and sitting on her lap in the outside cafe.
Joy will thrive in a home with someone home most of the day and where there is already a playful and kind dog. She would enjoy an active environment to stimulate her physically and mentally, and a safe, enclosed garden to explore and be free to play in. She would also love to be with someone happy to give her the cuddles and affection she adores. Joy would also benefit from living with someone experienced in positive dog training, to help her gently continue her development.
1st vaccs, Microchipped and up to date flea and wormer
Fostered in Pen Y Cae, Powys.
Joy comes with 5 weeks free Agria pet insurance