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Sex: Female - not neutered
Age: 8 months
Type: Mixed breed
Size: Small sized fully grown
Location: Foster - Andover, Hants
Live with children: Over 12 years
Live with dogs: Yes - Jane loves other dogs
Live with cats: Yes
Special Requirements: A quiet home with older children. Jane is shy and needs time and patience and guidance to help her trust and flourish.
OUR ADOPTION FEE IS £400
Meet Jane, poor little lady found herself with her mum thrown into a shelter in Crete.
Our pet taxi went to remove 3 dogs we had promised to help and when he got there he video called me to show me these poor girls. Hiding away in a corner shaking. They had been there some days and clearly have been traumatised by abuse as just so afraid and scared. They did bite out when handled as so scared.
We moved them to our foster straight away as we knew they needed out of the shelter.
They did well in foster and started to trust. Jane travelled the 5th March to the UK and her mum Judy will remain in Crete a little longer and hopefully will be neutered.
Jane is a sweet girl, who actually wags her tail, likes to play with toys, she is a puppy and just needs to learn the ropes and trust a bit more.
Please read the full write up below from Jane's foster mum.
Jane needs an experienced owner who will be patient but give guidance and help her progress.
Our foster home has provided the feedback below:
Dog's name: Jane
Where does Jane sleep at night?
Jane sleeps in the dining room in her bed with my dog next to her. She settled quickly from night one and sleeps right through.
How is Jane with current animals?
Jane likes to be in the presence of our dog and follows her everywhere. She follows her in and out of the garden and is always close behind her when she moves around the house. They do not yet play together but they do play alongside each other. She likes to sit right next to her on the sofa. Jane is friendly with the cat and has no interest in chasing him.
Is Jane clean indoors?
Jane did have one accident shortly after arriving but has been clean and using the garden since. She will not ask to go out so needs to be taken out regularly. You do not have to go out with her in the garden.
Can Jane be left alone?
Yes, she has been left alone with my dog for up to 3 and half hours. We leave her regularly throughout the day when indoors too. She did howl intermittently for about 20 mins when first left but now settles as soon as we leave her. She is starting to run up to us and looks pleased to see us on return.
Is Jane out on walks?
Jane loves her walks and is an absolute pleasure to take out. She still doesn’t like too much human contact so getting her lead on would take time and be a little tricky at first. But this is getting easier as she learning to trust and I have been able to get them on fine.
How does Jane walk on the lead?
I still use both a lead and a slip lead for added security, although she doesn’t show any attempt to run away from us.
Once on her lead, Jane is happy on her walks and walks confidently alongside my dog. She does not pull and has a confident little strut about her. She has no issues with passing cars, bikes and people jogging. She walks well with both myself or my 2 daughters. She really enjoys it when we go out with the long training lead and she can have a good run about on it.
Has Jane met other dogs?
Jane doesn’t show much interest in other dogs when walking and just tends to walk past. However, if a dog tries to sniff her or comes too close, she’ll run away from it. She has started barking at big dogs if they’re off the lead and approach her. I think this is because she is small and can’t get away from them if she’s on the lead.
She was fine being approached by a friend’s dog when out and they gave each other a sniff.
How is Jane with humans?
This is where she will need time and patience. Jane is learning that it is nice to be stroked and get attention. And while she doesn’t always like too much close contact, this is already improving.
My husband, two teenagers (14 and 17) and I, are all able to approach her slowly and she lets us all give her tickles and strokes regularly. She will sniff our hands and gives us all licks. When we return after being out, she runs up to us with a happy wagging tail and lets us give her a tickle.
Jane has started to sit next to us on the sofa. At first she would be at least an arm’s length away but now sits closer and accepts strokes and tickles. She has started to have bouncy playful moments with us when she wants us to play with her.
She has met a few of my friends has and accepted a treat and a tickle from them. Another friend popped in to spend time with her when I was at work. My friend got a few licks, Jane let her hand feed her and then fell asleep on the sofa behind her. Great that she let a complete stranger do this.
Have you noticed that Jane is afraid of any particular things?
Jane is fine with household noises, although a little wary of the hoover. She did get frightened of the hosepipe when I started to water the plants and she barked and ran to the end of the garden.
As mentioned, she doesn’t yet like too much contact and sudden movements near her. Tickles and strokes are fine but at the moment, if you try to handle her she gets very frightened. She may back away and do a little air snapping. She does get over it fairly quickly. At first, she didn’t like getting her lead or collar put on her but all of this is improving and she’s usually o.k.
Any other information?
Jane is such a sweetie, she’s understandably wary, shy and scared at first but she is definitely starting to relax to human touch. She responds to her name and will come when called if there is a dog treat on offer too. She loves her food, which is a way to motivate her. Hand feeding is a good way to earn her trust and bond with her.
Jane is starting to show interest in her toys and is becoming quite playful.
She absolutely loves her beds and will take herself to it. She does like to be in the same room as us during the day.
Jane’s a funny little character and we love having her here and watching her confidence grow.
What kind of home do you think would be suitable?
Jane needs a quiet calm household. Although an adult household would perhaps be preferable, she has shown herself to be absolutely fine around my 2 teenagers. They are calm, quiet and gentle with her and around her and she lets them give her tickles and take her for a walk.
She is such a sweet little girl but has clearly not been treated well in the past. She is slowly building up her trust allowing us to stroke around her face and her body. She is trying so hard to overcome her fears and be a happy relaxed dog.
She will need time and patience to help with her trust issues but I can see already how far she has come.
Jane is going to be a great pet for the right family and I can’t wait to see her settled in to her forever home