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Age: 5 years
Type: Mixed breed
Location: Fleet, Hampshire / Available for adoption now
Live with children: Yes - 8 years+
Live with dogs: Yes
Live with cats: Not tested
Dora is a sweet girl who likes to play and loves a cuddle. She is 5 yrs old, fully vaccinated, microchipped and neutered.
We have grown to know Dora over the 14 months we have helped at the shelter in Athens. She has lived 24/7 in a cage with her cage buddy, yet she was always so happy to have attention and walks when we visited the shelter.
She is medium sized, fluffy, she can be initially shy but does not take long to bond. She is now in foster in Fleet, a little nervous of new things but is trying so hard to be brave. Mixing with two other dogs and living with two boys, youngest 8 so we will consider families with children over 8 with dog experience.
She needs a home who is happy to carry on teaching her how to live in a domestic environment and cope with all the new things she has missed out on seeing / experiencing due to being in the shelter, she will continued need guidance on lead walking and regular socialisation with other dogs same as any other dog.
In return you will get a very special dog x
Our foster home's report
Dogs name: Dora
Where does Dora sleep at night? Downstairs in the kitchen with free run of utility room too.
How is Dora with current pets? Not too phased or bothered by our dogs. Not showing signs of play yet but not upset by them at all either. Just starting to choose to investigate their space/ beds in the utility room. No interest in Spike the Tortoise.
Is Dora clean indoors? Yes, no accidents so far. Holding on over night from 11pm-6.30am
Can Dora be left alone? Yes, We have started to leave Dora for short periods of time eg - school run, so 1/2hr at the moment. She is calm of nature so I don't see longer periods of time being an issue.
Is Dora out on walks? Yes, Dora is very polite on lead, she is currently a little unfit so tires after about 30 mins. On an extendable when in the woods, no chase drive seen as yet, very happy to stay close so I 'm she will be fine of lead once she has formed a good bond and confident with recall. Not too bothered by traffic, may be a little startled by big lorries etc initially. Happy to go to the toilet on walks too and enjoys a good sniff.
How does Dora walk on the lead? Super, no pulling and polite.
How is Dora with other dogs? Yes, happy to walk past, not really interested in saying hello, met some vocal dogs (also on lead) and she wanted to stay still until they had moved on. Encouraging her to walk on and ignore.
How is Dora with humans? Dora is nervous of humans should they approach or stand over her too quickly. She is inquisitive and will say hello in her own time and is beginning to trust and seek out attention. Big gestures and rushing around near her will spook her at the moment but she is getting used to being in human company.
Have you noticed if Dora is afraid of any particular things? Dora is nervous of doorways but is getting better. More so the front door and back door, internal doors aren't such an issue. Not too keen on the hoover either - will go outside or in another room.
Any other useful information ? Dora is not a greedy girl and likes to eat on her own. She shows no food aggression at all but will simply choose to not eat and walk away if too close to the other dogs or if someone approaches her. She will eat If I'm by her side quietly but definitely shows submission with food.
Not heard her bark yet.
Dora is very good with my children, and shows interest in wanting to greet them, though my boys are dog savvy and aware of her needs so maybe older/sensible children or an only child to befriend? - she will be very loyal and loves a hug when she realises you are safe. She doesn't seem super active at the moment though this could change with fitness and time but I feel she would like a 'chilled out' easy life!