Type: Mixed breed
Location: Foster home - Haslemere, Surrey
Live with children: Yes - 5 years+
Live with dogs: Yes
Live with cats: Not tested
Special Requirements: Gemma has grown up surrounded by dogs. She is young and learning, so we are asking for there to be another dog in the home. If you do not have another dog in the home you will need to provide us with a socialisation plan.
***OUR ADOPTION FEE IS £400 ***
This is Gemma
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.
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.
Our foster home has provided the feedback below:
Dog's name: Gemma
Where does Gemma sleep at night?
Gemma prefers to sleep on my bed -she settles well once its bedtime and tends to sleep right through.
How is Gemma with current pets?
Gemma has not been cat tested yet. She is not overly social when out more curious so would benefit from having another companion in the home to ensure she gets plenty of interaction.
Is Gemma clean indoors?
Yes.. she has had no accidents in the house since being here which is amazing given her years outside. She is fine as long as she has regular trips outside.
Can Gemma be left alone?
A settled little soul she has been left alone for a short time in her short stay with me. Loves curling up on the sofa.
How is Gemma out on walks?
She loves to venture outside. We have tried road, lanes, fields and paths to get her used to all the new things - everything is new at the moment. Humans and bikes and cars are all a little startling, but she is adapting well and she is relishing discovering all the new smells and experiences life has to offer.
How does Gemma walk on the lead?
Willingly puts on her lead and walks great on the lead. Her inquisitive nose will dissipate once she has gotten used to the big outside UK world and walks will gather a quicker pace. She has bundles of energy. Runs nicely with me and in time will no doubt be able to train to recall off lead.
Recall is not something we have worked on yet so that will need to be a focus- not just out & about but also in the home and responding to basic commands – as we have missed the vital years of her life, basic commands and words are yet to be understood - but I have a feeling she will learn quickly as she is a clever little thing.
Has she met other dogs? Yes - she is happy in their presence.
How is Gemma with humans?
Gemma is delicate and cautious but adapts well. She is not comfortable being bathed or held too much at this time. Once settled and in routine with her forever humans she will in time relax fully relax to be at ease consistently & outwardly engage with other humans & pets as standard.
Have you noticed if Gemma is afraid of any particular things?
She is constantly noticing the smallest of noises in the house but in time that will fade as she gets used to home life and bustle..
Any other useful information?
Gemma travels, eats & drinks well and given her journey over the last few days & years is a remarkably settled little thing and will flourish and show her full character once settled into a loving and animated family home.