Have a look at this poor girl, we have named her Honey, she came to us from a pound in a very sad state in both mind and body. She is a very nervous girl and it is obvious she has had skin issues that have been left untreated. She is seeing our vet next week and will receive any treatment she needs. Her skin has settled a little since being with us but there is still some redness there.
We do not have any history on her at all so no to children, she is getting braver around other dogs so only time will tell, a no to cats.
She needs time to get to know new people as she is still very wary so slow and careful intros are needed.
If you think you could offer this girl a quite home to grow in confidence then please let us know.
Well…..this lovely girl has been with us now for a round a month and boy what a change in her!! If you loved to be kissed within an inch of your life then step right up as this is the girl for you! She is now so affectionate with everyone she meets and just wants to be in your company, at this stage we feel she would still be better as the only dog but who knows with more time and patience, she really has blossomed into a real beauty.
Honey has just had a 10 day kennel break and this is what her foster mum had to say about her:
What can I say about this girl other than it was an absolute pleasure to have her at home with us. She is so very affectionate and both my husband and I were inundated with hugs and kisses from her. Considering the home environment was all new to her she adjusted remarkably quickly and well. She is a very bright girl who is eager to learn. She is a dream to walk. Doesn’t pull at all. Whilst she was with me she encountered men, women, children, joggers, bicycles, mobility scooters, prams, dogs of all sizes on her walks and nothing fazed her. We taught her some food manners whilst she was here as she likes to think food belongs to her. It was impressed upon her that it doesn’t and she gets it on our terms. And did she pick up on that quickly. We left her on her own for 3 hours with all sorts of soft furnishings around her and she was good as gold. We also recorded her whilst she was on her own and she didn’t bark once whilst on her own. It’s such a shame that she is being overlooked possibly because she is a Cross. With her temperament I wouldn’t care if she had three legs!
Sadly after spending a good number of months in her new home Honey has found herself back with us. Honey was allowed to be the boss in her new home and like many dogs did not have a clue how to handle this and went down the route of nipping, being dominant and basically calling the shots in the home and when out walking.
Honey arrived back in kennels twice the size she was when she left due to all the treats they had used to bribe her to do as they wanted.
Do you think you could help this girl settle into a new home in the right way, when she spent time in 2 previous foster homes non of this behaviour was seen so she does know how to be a good house guest, she just needs the correct rules and she is a gem of a dog to have around.