Age: 4-years old
Breed: Miniature Schnauzer
Can I live with Children: Older
Can I live with cats: Yes
Can I live with other dogs: A must, yes
Fostered In: RCT, South Wales
Four-year old Mork is an ex-breeding Miniature Schnauzer girl (yes, girl! Despite her name!) who is being fostered in RCT, South Wales. She does have a Grade 2 heart murmur and an ear that is prone to infection, due to an untreated injury in her past.
People – Mork is nervous of new people and needs time to get to know you. She loves the humans who have gained her trust but is very vocal – growling and barking – at strangers. Mork will be fine around older children but not smaller, noisy ones.
Dogs – Mork is a typical ex-breeder who is happier around dogs than she is people. She will need a kind resident dog for company in her new home.
Cats – Mork happily lives with three cats.
In the home – Mork’s housetraining is a work in progress. If the door is open then she will use the garden but if not, she isn’t yet brave enough to ask and will mess on the floor. Her new family will have to have patience with her while she gets to grips with this and settles in her new routine. She has been left for a little while and will initially bark and cry but does calm down after a few minutes. She sleeps on a chair/dog bed in the kitchen with her canine companions.
Out and about – Mork is getting used to the outside world and everything is a new experience for her. She needs help with her lead training as sometimes she can walk well but other times she will try to bolt. Off lead, she has only been exercised in a secure enclosed area with people that she trusts so her adopters will have to take care.
Type of home – With Mork’s lack of confidence and the ongoing training requirements, she does need her humans to be home for most of the day. Another similar-aged dog for company and older children only. A family who understand ex-breeding dogs and what they have been through would be ideal as they would have the patience to work with her and help her gain in confidence.
Mork 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 South Wales