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Sex: Female - neutered
Age: 3 years
Location: Foster home - Basingstoke, Hants
Live with children: Yes - 8 years+
Live with dogs: Yes
Live with cats: Not tested
OUR ADOPTION FEE IS £550
Meet JoJo who has just arrived in the UK having been rescued from a terrible shelter in Crete. She is a sweet natured lady who gets on well with other dogs.
She is fully vaccinated, microchipped and neutered.
JoJo has spent a little time in foster, but is still in need of continued training. So her new family will need to be prepared for the consistent work of introducing a dog to domestic life in the UK - basic training, toileting, walking on and off lead, getting used to noises and living in a home.
The decision to adopt a rescue dog should not be taken lightly - we have had dogs returned as people have not been fully prepared for the consistent work that maybe needed. If you invest time and energy into the advice we give you, JoJo will adapt well to her new UK life.
A reminder Chimney Farm will be closing by end of 2023 so all adopters need to be aware there will be no rescue back up after November 1st.However, we would like to assure new adoptive families that our rehoming team will be available for advice during the early months of their dog's settling-in period.
Our foster home has provided the feedback below:
Dog's Name: JoJo
Where does JoJo sleep at night?
JoJo sleeps in a dog bed in our hallway area with our dog Basil. She settles in beautifully and we don’t hear a peep from her all night until we go down to let her out. She is very excited to see us in the morning.
How is JoJo with current pets?
JoJo is very sociable and tries to get Basil to play with her. If she is being given a treat and Basil approaches she growls at him but reacts very well to a firm “no”.
Is JoJo clean indoors?
JoJo is clean indoors and is happy to use the garden or her walks to go to the toilet.
Can JoJo be left alone?
Yes, she doesn’t scratch or chew anything and just settles on a dog bed/mat. She doesn't bark either.
Is JoJo out on walks?
Yes, she loves going out for walks and exploring. She wants to meet every person and dog she comes across and will snuggle into people’s legs for a cuddle.
How does JoJo walk on the lead?
She gets very excited and will sometimes pull but responds very well to a
quick pull and “no” and then will walk nicely again. We have had her on the long lead on the fields to give her more freedom and she will chase after the ball, but doesn’t go far and always comes back to us and checks in with us. It has taken her very little time to bond and realise who she needs to return to.
Has JoJo met other dogs?
Yes, many. She loves to play with other dogs but backs away if they indicate they don’t want her too close. She has not shown any signs of aggression when meeting other dogs.
How is JoJo with humans?
Extremely affectionate! JoJo just wants human contact all the time and will find the tiniest gap on the sofa to squeeze herself in. She falls asleep in very funny positions on our laps. She also loves meeting new people and collapses at their feet for tummy rubs. She was a real hit at the pub with everyone wanting a cuddle.
Have you noticed if JoJo is afraid of any particular things?
The only thing she seems timid about is when cars drive past her on walks. She tends to stick to your legs when they approach but then explores again as soon as they are past you.
Any other useful information?
JoJo has been around younger children (aged 5) and was very affectionate so could go to a family with kids. She doesn’t have to be with another dog.
She is quite food orientated so will jump up at tables/counters if food is left out. We have started teaching her to settle on a mat when we are
preparing or eating food and she is learning very quickly. I think she will be easy to train.
What is JoJo's ideal home:
A family with children who will play with her as she is full of beans and loves to play with toys and fetch balls.