Sex: Female - neutered
Age: 2 years
Type: Mixed breed
Location: In foster in Blackwater
Live with children: Yes - 5 years+
Live with dogs: Yes
Live with cats: Yes
Special Requirements: Jodie has grown up with no socialisation. 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 please do not apply.
OUR ADOPTION FEE IS £400
This is Jodie, a sweet, sociable girl, we had bene asked if we could help two dogs living in a remote mountain farm guarding sheep. Poor girls Jodie and Gemma had bene on the chains 24/7 and Jodie was clearly stressed and spoke skinny, she had no bodyweight to keep warm and the winter weather had started. We are not sure she would have made the year and if she had what a miserable sad one she would have had.
Jodie needs another dog in the home so please only apply if you have another sociable dog under 8 years old in the home.
We took the girls and luckily because the police had been involved, the owner had to microchip, vaccinate and neuter the girls so they were ready to travel. A quick vet check and bloods and all good.
Jodie was a little afraid when she arrived as the girls were parted for different fosters. But they have adapted well and starting to love life.
Jodie has spent all of her short life tied to a chain on a Cretan farm, so her new family will need to be prepared for the hard work of helping her adapt. You'll need to continue the work our foster family have done, walks, routine, socialisation etc.
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 READY TO ADOPT NOW, PLEASE DO NOT APPLY AS OUR ADOPTION PROCESS CAN BE SPEEDY ONCE WE IDENTIFY A SUITABLE HOME.
SOCIAL DISTANCING MEASURES WILL BE IN PLACE TO ALLOW MEETING/ADOPTIONS.
Our foster home has provided the feedback below:
Arrival date: Monday 16th November
Where does Jodie sleep at night?
Since the first night she has slept upstairs with us. We’ve tried to persuade her into a dog bed but she likes to curl up with us and have a cuddle.
How is Jodie with current pets?
Jodie gets on great with my dog Danny, loves to play with him and loves nothing more than a bit of rough play and chase. She’s been brilliant with our cats too, one is very friendly and she’s curled up with him, the other isn’t keen on dogs but when she hissed she simply barked at her and walked away.
Is the Jodie clean indoors?
Not completely. She does go to the door when she needs to go out and will go outside. However she has had a few accidents. First thing she can’t make it downstairs in enough time as we are in a 3 storey house but she’s nearly there and on the first day she had a few poos inside when I’d left the room and not seen she needed to go out but she’s very nearly there.
Can Jodie be left alone?
We have left Jodie alone just once so far. She was with our dog and seemed absolutely fine. Very excited to see us back. It was only for ten minutes. This is something we are continuing to do and will extend so her adopters will need to continue to do this as well.
Is Jodie out on walks?
Yes we have walked her every day. On her first walk she was very hesitant and scared of everything and didn’t want to meet other dogs so since then I’ve taken her to places where there is lots going on, lots of dogs and people to socialise her well. She starts off very timid and afraid but by the end of the walk she’s prancing along and sniffing other dogs. It won’t be long before she’s much more confident as long as she’s socialised properly and introduced to lots of different environments.
How does Jodie walk on the lead?
She needs a bit of a pull at the beginning of the walk to get her into it, by the end of the walk she is walking beautifully. I’ve had her on the long lead and she’s been prancing along happily with my dog on it after a while.
Has Jodie met other dogs?
Yes, I’m ensuring she’s meeting lots of other dogs as she’s a bit timid but she’s already gaining more confidence and this won’t take her long to overcome, she’s young and loves to play so she’ll soon realise other dogs can be fun too.
How is Jodie with humans?
Jodie is brilliant with other humans. She will be a little cautious on walks but less so than dogs but is extremely friendly and loves a cuddle.
Have you noticed Jodie is afraid of any particular things?
She’s not afraid really but just getting used to all the new noises and smells and environments she’s being introduced to. She starts off a bit afraid on walks with tail between her legs but this is up happily by the end.
Any other useful information ?
Jodie had a bad tummy in Greece and has a little bit of one now, I’m gradually introducing her to normal food by mixing it with chicken and rice and increasing the amounts. I’m feeding her Forthglade.
She’s quite underweight and you can see her ribs so I’m feeding her 4 times a day of smaller amounts plus treats.
She’s very good in the car, needs help getting in but can jump out herself.
Because she’s underweight she gets cold easily outside so I’ve been putting a coat on her for walks as just going in the garden to the toilet has her shivering.
She needs to be taught the rules of a house as she’s not used to being in one She was very food orientated at first but this is already much better now she’s being fed regularly.
She’s such a gorgeous girl, loves a cuddle and a stroke. It’s lovely to see the change in her already after just a few days. She’s had a horrid life so far and will make a super dog to a family that will show her the ropes and show her that life can be lovely.
I hope she finds a super forever family.