Sex: Female - neutered
Age: 2-3 years
Type: Mixed breed
Location: Foster home - Blackwater, Hants
Live with children: Yes - 5 years+
Live with dogs: Yes
Live with cats: Yes
Special Requirements: None
OUR ADOPTION FEE HAS BEEN INCREASED TO £400
Meet sweet Anna, she has been resident in a shelter in Crete for most of her life, poor girl has been confined in a small enclosure, no walks, no daily cuddles, just sorrow and when we visited she always jumped at the bars for affection and asking to be set free.
Well Anna got her ticket into the UK a few days ago and what a lovely girl she is, so affectionate and well behaved.
She has only known life on the streets and in a shelter, so her new family will need to be prepared for the hard work of of introducing her to her new surroundings - basic training, toilet, walking, getting used to noises and living in a home. She is adapting well in foster but everything is new so she needs time to adjust.
With the right boundaries and guidance she will all easily adjust and make a great family pet. We ask our adopters to be 100% sure they are ready to commit to the training and hard work required.
IF YOU ARE NOT ABLE TO ADOPT IMMEDIATELY PLEASE DO NOT APPLY AS YOU WILL NOT RECEIVE A REPLY.
SOCIAL DISTANCING MEASURES WILL BE IN PLACE TO ALLOW MEETING/ADOPTIONS.
Our foster home has provided the feedback below:
Dog's name: Anna
Arrival date: Sunday 8th November.
Where does Anna sleep at night?
Anna has slept upstairs with us either on our bed, or in a dog bed along with our dog. She follows us up to bed and settles down without any problems. She sleeps through and gets up to let us know she needs to go out in the morning.
How is Anna with current pets?
Anna was a little cautious with our dog to begin with but is now following him around, giving him licks and starting to play with him.
When she first saw our cats she growled but after a firm no she is now fine with them, looks at them with interest and doesn’t growl or bark or chase them.
Is Anna clean indoors?
Anna has had one accident indoors, a wee but otherwise she has done all her toilets outside. She whines a little bit by the door to let us know if she wants to go out and I’ve been going out with her regularly as she’s currently doing lots of little wees instead of one big one.
Can Anna be left alone?
We have only had Anna just over a day so she has only been left alone once so far and briefly. She whined for a few minutes and then settled down and was fine. We are continuing leaving her a few times a day for short periods so she gets used to it so this will need to be continued by her adopters.
Is Anna out on walks?
Yes she has been since we got her, either one very long walk or two shorter ones of about 30-45 minutes. We have been taking her to lots of different places to get her used to different surroundings.
How does Anna walk on the lead?
Anna walks brilliantly on the lead. I have been using a harness with her which she lets me put on her no problem. She’s only known the shelter so everything is new to her but she loves her walks already.
I took her to woods today and she does have a high drive for squirrels and was pulling to go off and chase them or standing at the bottom of trees looking up so she can be quite strong. This will need work especially before she’s let off a lead near woods. However it was her first time seeing one so she may get better over time and she was having lots of fun doing this.
Has Anna met with other dogs?
Yes as I’ve been taking her to places that have dogs around. She is a bit apprehensive at first but she does go up and have a sniff and then move on so with lots of socialisation she will be fine around dogs.
We went on a walk today with my dog and his doggy friend and although nervous of their puppy play at the beginning she was soon looking on in interest and wanting to join in the fun.
How is Anna with humans?
She is brilliant with humans. She loves fuss and gets on so well with my 11 year old son. She looks back to me for a bit of fuss and reassurance sometimes when on a walk or during a new experience and is ever so gentle and kind.
Have you noticed Anna is afraid of any particular things?
She is not a fan of the hoover, she just moves out the way when I’m using it, and she is a bit wary of cars when we have walked along a road so she will need lots of this doing to get her used to it. She sits and takes notice of all the noises she hears but this is just because it’s new to her, she’s not really afraid but just getting used to it all. She hasn’t barked at anything other than the squirrels.
Any other useful information ?
Anna loves a toy. On her first night she raided my dogs toy box in excitement at them all. She still loves playing with them all now. She’s a big fan of a buffalo horn to chew on also. I’m trying to teach her to sit which she’s gradually getting. She’s also starting to take interest in playing with a ball in the garden.
She eats very well and loves a treat and her woof brush treat she gets after her walk in the morning.
She’s overly inquisitive when we are eating at the table and standing trying to see so we are teaching her “down “ at the moment which she is starting to understand.
She’s a really gentle girl and extremely loving. She has slotted in very easily here and is going to make somebody very happy to have her. She has learnt so much already in a short time she will be easily brought out of her shell.