Our dogs need the guidance which other dogs provide so we are asking for experienced, committed adopters who have another friendly dog in the house. You must be committed to the patience and training required with all rescue dogs, as this can be a lot of work and we want to ensure adopters are fully committed so dogs do not get returned as this is very unsettling for the dogs.
Our dogs deserve better after all they have endured in their short lives.
PLEASE DO NOT APPLY YOU IF DO NOT HAVE ANOTHER DOG.
Sex: Female - not neutered
Age: 10 months
Type: Mixed breed
Location: Foster home - Farnborough, Hants
Live with children: Yes - 10 years+
Live with dogs: Yes
Live with cats: Not tested so no.
Special Requirements: Another dog in the home to provide the companionship and guidance she needs. Please do not apply if you do not already have a dog.
OUR ADOPTION FEE WILL BE INCREASED TO £400 DURING SEPTEMBER DUE TO INCREASED TRAVEL COSTS.
Meet Florie who has only known life in a shelter where she has had no one-to-one contact with, or affection from, humans. In just a few days with our foster family she has developed remarkably. To quote her foster dad, " Florie is in every way a top little dog and will be a loving companion for some lucky person."
She is fully vaccinated and microchipped, she is not neutered and adopters will need to commit to this in the next 2 months.
With patience, routine, another sociable dog in the home Florie will gain confidence and blossom into a wonderful girl.
But we are asking adopters to be 100% sure they are ready to commit to the training and hard work required.
Below is her write up from her foster family.
IF YOU ARE NOT ABLE TO ADOPT UPON IMMEDIATELY PLEASE DO NOT APPLY AS YOU WILL NOT RECEIVE A REPLY.
Our foster home has provided the feedback below:
Dogs name: Florie
Arrival date: Florie arrive with us on the 5 September, introducing her to our pack was the best yet, within minutes she was socialising with them and exploring the house confidently.
Where does Florie sleep at night?
For the last week has slept downstairs with other dogs but last two nights has chosen to sleep in our bedroom. No fuss, no whining, barking, or crying, sleeps soundly and straight through.
How is Florie with current pets?
I have five other dogs, two giant breeds and from the moment they first met she has got along amazingly with each of them, they play well and like chilling out together.
Is Florie clean indoors?
Yes, we have had 100% no issues in this area, Florie goes out first thing in the morning and then regularly throughout the day and last thing at night.
She pees regularly, her stomach is good, she drinks water when she needs it and has a great appetite.
Can Florie be left alone?
We have left Florie alone on many occasions for different lengths of time from 10 min to 1 hr. The first couple of times she barked, which reduced to a whimper and then nothing.
When she was left alone with one or more of my pack, she was fine no noise at all.
When we return, she has been pleased to see us, no signs or anxiety, no accidents or damage caused.
Is Florie out on walks?
Yes, we are walking her regular twice a day on her own and with the pack, but always on the lead.
How does she walk on the lead?
She walks on a harness alone and with five other dogs, considering her previous experiences she is progressing well, she loves all the new sights and smells and keenly likes to explore them. She is still learning about lead walking and is a smart dog.
She does pull but is getting better every day and doesn’t realise that she is constrained by the lead. But this is natural in a dog of her age and who has had no experience of being on a lead.
Has she met other dogs?
We have passed other dogs in the street and passed houses and gardens with dogs in them who have reacted to my pack passing by, during which Florie has shown an interest in the other dog(s) but has not reacted other than to pause and look.
How is Florie with humans?
Florie is a little nervous of people when they are stood up and while she will come when enticed, she originally wouldn’t let anyone reach out and touch her or stroke her. I have been working on this with her, and she is improving.
When sat down she will approach and even climb up next to people. When she is laying down on the floor in her bed or on the sofa, she will allow anyone to approach and stroke her, she particularly likes to snuggle and loves cuddles.
Have you noticed if Florie is afraid of any things?
Hoovers.... No Trains…. No Cars No…. Aeroplanes..... No
Sudden noises like a door slamming, the bin men emptying the glass recycling bin or an acorn pinging off the shed roof do cause her to jump but she’s not afraid of anything.
Florie, is an incredibly happy, loving dog, who is confident with other dogs, and in new environments and loves exploring, playing and being outside. She is always in the mix when it comes to meeting and greeting people at the door or in the house and gets excited, but at the moment is a little wary.
Florie needs a home that is calm, with gentle energy and at least one other dog.
She will need a family who have the time, stamina, and the patience to work with her to gain her trust to be approached, and I have no doubt that in the right family environment this wont take long.
Ideally no children, or older children who understand how to behave around dogs.
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Florie is in every way a top little dog and will be a loving companion for some lucky person. If my pack weren’t full, I would not hesitate in adopting her.