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Sex: Female - neutered
Age: 1 year
Size: Small to Medium
Location: Foster home - Ottershaw, Surrey
Live with children: Yes - 8 years+
Live with dogs: Yes
Live with cats: No
Special Requirements: None
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Meet Spaniel Gemma, only arrived a few days ago.
Gemma found herself in the shelter with her brother Jackson we believe, Likely used for hunting but as such a sweet girl was likely to shy/soft for the hunting life. So thrown into a shelter.
Gemma is a very sweet affectionate lady who is such a wonderful girl, she is clean, walks lovely on the lead. Good with cats and dogs. But equally can live as an only dog.
Pleas read her foster write up below.
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.
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Our foster home has provided the feedback below:
Dog's name: Gemma
Where does Gemma sleep at night?
In our bedroom on her bed as we have a poorly cat downstairs. She does like a bit of company to sleep but it’s only been a few days.
How is Gemma with current dogs/animals?
She is very wary of my dogs as they’re all bigger than her but when we’re out walking she likes to be in the pack. She’s a little indifferent to them really. She was initially interested in my cats but now isn’t fussed. She would very much like to be let into the chicken pen to chase the chicken but she is a spaniel after all!
Is she clean indoors?
Yes from day-one no accidents.
Can Gemma be left alone?
Yes we have left her for an hour after a walk and breakfast and she just slept.
Is Gemma out on walks?
She gets very excited and loves her walks. She is “busy” the whole time. Nose down and sniffing exactly as per her breed. You can see she loves to search every inch of the ground. She doesn’t want to stray too far at the moment and comes back when you call. She will build in confidence and venture further I’m sure.
How does she walk on the lead?
Very confidently and only pulls when the others are let off the lead. On her own she’s much better.
Has Gemma met other dogs?
Yes and she would like to keep her distance until she’s comfortable. I think she’s just a little timid from living in the shelter but I think her confidence with continue to grow.
How is Gemma with humans?
She loves humans as they are the source of cuddles, food and shoes! She really is a snuggler.
Have you noticed that Gemma is afraid of any particular things?
No just wary of big dogs but I wouldn’t say afraid just timid.
Any other useful information.
Clearly having had to search for food she can be food driven. If you have a meal at reachable height she would like to share. Day 2 of correcting this behaviour has worked a dream but this needs to continue. She responds extremely well to gentle and firm direction and rarely needs to be told more than twice.
She is a very keen gardener and loves nothing more than to bury things…… small toys, shoes, balls.
What kind of home do you think would be suitable?
Gemma would benefit from a family who are familiar with spaniels. She has lots of spaniel traits and these need to be exploited for her and her owners full enjoyment. She loves searching the garden for goodies (we hide treats for her). She loves to play ball and as mentioned is rather keen on burying items. She will teach her family not to leave shoes laying around as you may never find them again. She is gentle and would love plenty of cuddles. She sleeps well and all night and would prefer to sleep with a human on their bed given the chance !!
She doesn’t snore !!