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Sex: Female - not neutered
Age: 9 months
Type: Jindo cross
Size: Medium (currently 12.5kg)
Location: Foster home - Chertsey, Surrey
Live with children: Over 12 years
Live with dogs: Yes
Live with cats: Yes
Special Requirements: Buttons will need a calm household with another sociable dog, to show her the ropes. An experienced family preferred.
OUR ADOPTION FEE IS £550
Meet Buttons, one of our wonderful South Korean meat farm rescue dogs.
As you can imagine, the dogs had lots to get used to, having never experienced anything except conferment they needed to learn everything.
Buttons is clean indoors, walks on and off the lead, loves other dogs and can live with cats.
Buttons is learning to be brave each day and will need a family to continue guidance and exposure. But she is a cheeky, sweet funny little lady who loves her teddy Octopus
Buttons is fully vaccinated and microchipped. Buttons is coming out of a phantom pregnancy, she is now at the end after vet checks and will be ready to find her forever home. Her new family will need to neuter her once she has settled.
Please only apply if your ready to start the process and meet the criteria.
Our foster home has provided the feedback below:
Dog's name: Buttons
Where does Buttons sleep at night.
She sleeps happily downstairs mainly on her own bed or sofa with my other dogs and cat.
How is Buttons with current dogs/animals?
She loves to be around my other dogs and really wants to be accepted. She will follow them everywhere on a walk seems more relaxed when they are around. Buttons has no reaction to my big tabby cat and he’s wanders in and out with the dogs all day.
Is Button clean indoors?
Yes remarkably from day one. She can hold it for a long time and is very particular and private when she goes to the toilet. She pops out into a corner of the garden under the bushes for a wee and comes straight back in.
Can Buttons be left alone?
Yes she’s been left for a few hours plus and she rarely moves far and seems quite content.
Is Button out on walks?
She loves her walks and will come and join us when we’re getting ready to leave. She runs and plays with my dogs and if they venture too far she will come back to stay close. She is off lead and happier when we meet people as she can keep her distance and work them out. Beware as at the moment her recall is hit and miss but she will follow. We mainly do the same big walk and she’s familiar with and she’s now staring to explore. Her tail is up and she’s at her happiest when out.
How does Buttons walk on the lead?
She’s great on a lead until she sees or hears something that scares her then she will pull and become a little skittish but this is improving a lot now. We stop and hold her close until she settles and then continue. This seems to work well. We are quite rural so rarely walk on roads so this will need practice.
Has Buttons met with other dogs?
Yes and she seems happier around other dogs and happier around people with a dog. She will greet dogs politely and then won’t bother them but clearly wants to be with them
How is Buttons with humans?
This is a work in progress and she’s getting braver. She will shy away rather than approach. She’s ok with visitors to the house and will settle but less happy with people outside. She would rather just keep a little distance and if you stop and talk to someone she settles and stands waiting politely.
Have you noticed that Buttons is afraid of any particular things?
Apart from humans she’s not a fan of sudden noises or metallic noises (ladders/metal bowls clattering) she has a few fears which she is overcoming daily with more exposure. She’s fine with household noises. Hoover/washing machine. Fine with planes and helicopters. Seemed ok with the recent thunderstorm too.
Any other useful information
Buttons is not a big eater and needs encouragement to eat her food. She mainly eats at nighttime so we feed her with ours at tea time and a bowl of food before bed. This seems to work well. She will become distracted and will leave her bowl and not return if something upsets her like a loud sudden noise. She is accepting of a tummy tickle and ear rub. She has a favourite Teddy she will take to bed with her.
She is quiet during the day and comes alive at night. She still needs encouragement to leave her bed but when I’m the garden, as long as one of my dogs is there, she will settle and watch the world go by. She is noticeably a different and more confident dog if she has another dog with her. She loves to interact with them and uses them for comfort.
What kind of home do you think would be suitable?
Buttons needs a calm household with another confident sociable dog. She is currently fearful of small lively children especially with a football. She needs a family who will invest time in showing her new things but without overwhelming her. She has a beautiful temperament but has missed out on human contact. It’s important her new owners don’t let her shy away from her fears and shower her with attention and fuss. After each new experience she may seem fearful but bounces back the next day a little braver. I am confident in a short time she will be an amazing loyal and extremely affectionate dog.