Rapunzel – Nel ****ADOPTED****
Rapunzel (Nel) D2022-129
*****PLEASE READ THE FULL WRITE UP BEFORE APPLYING****
NEEDS ANOTHER RESIDENT DOG TO GIVE HER CONFIDENCE
CAN LIVE WITH OLDER DOG SAVVY CHILDREN
CAN LIVE WITH DOG SAVVY CATS
NEL IS A WORK IN PROGRESS AND NEEDS PATIENT, LOVING PARENTS TO HELP HER ADJUS TO BEING A PET
Nel is a 3 year old ex breeding Retriever who has seen almost nothing of the big wide world. She has landed on her paws in her foster home but is still very nervous of people and the world which she has now found herself in. That being said she is very happy to find herself in this new world and was good when she probably had her first bath ever. She froze but you could see by her face that she was loving the gentle massage and kind words.
Her tail has not stopped wagging since arriving in foster and as she is starting to relax and feel safe she is beginning to show that she is happy and bouncy.
Nel loves her food and is a big girl so any exercise soon wears her out so she is going to need to adjust to being a pet slowly. She is practicing with her lead walking but doesn’t really understand so is very strong and nervous on the lead. This is being worked on as well as basic commands and as she is food orientated this is proving to be an enjoyable new thing for her. She has been to foster mums privately owned secure field on a long line with other dogs and was absolutely fine. She has been loving the new freedom of being outside and sniffing. She had a short zoomy burst but was soon tired and had to lie down to recover. Her fitness definitely needs work but all this will come in time.
She can be very nervous to be touched by new people and needs to be approached in a calm manner. Foster mum when bathing her couldn’t help but kiss her head gently due to the sheer joy on her face at being pampered and there is definitely no aggression anywhere in this lovely girl’s body. She loves seeing people in an environment she is comfortable with and now greets her foster mum with a big waggy tail as if she’s been gone for hours even though she’s only been in the next room making a cup of tea.
Due to Nel not knowing her own size and still finding her paws we would only recommend older children who understand to give her space and who she can’t bowl over in her excitement to see them.
She is in foster with a herd of dog savvy cats who rule the roost and has walked past them and ignored them. She may scare any skittish or small cats just by her general happiness and size.
Toilet training is a work in progress and she’s a little distracted with just being happy at the moment and not really concentrating. Despite being 2 she is very puppyish in her behaviour and interactions. She’s like a female peter pan and has not yet grown up she’s just a big baby. She is a quick learner so will get there especially when she can get out and about a bit more and bond with her new family.
Nel is very much a work in progress and will need someone willing to give her the time and patience to decompress but also guide her with boundaries to help her achieve happy pet status. She’s going to need someone committed to her and her future as she has so much to give and is desperate to love. She needs to live with another dog that she can learn from and this will help her with her confidence.
1st vaccs, microchipped and up to date flea and wormer
Fostered in Cardiff
Comes with 5 weeks free Agria pet insurance