Ready to adopt?
Age: 4 months
Type: Mixed breed
Size: Small size
Location: Foster home - Addlestone, Surrey
Live with children: Yes - 5 years+
Live with dogs: Yes
Live with cats: Yes
Special Requirements: Laurel would like a home with another sociable dog under 9 years of age. As Laurel likes to play and doesn't like being left alone without another dog.
OUR ADOPTION FEE IS £550
Meet little lady Laurel from Crete.
Whilst our founder Jennifer was on holiday in Crete and out running she ran around a corner to find 4 pups running in the road, on a bend, unsafe. She stopped to say hi, they were a little wary of her, but as she stopped a lady came out of a nearby house, after a discussion is transpired she feeds the pups but she has no plan for them and cannot keep them. The lady has 4 other dogs, one on a chain poor thing.
Jennifer offered to help and the lady accepted, all dogs went to the foster and were prepared for travel.
Laurel is a clever girl, quick to learn and adapt. Clean indoors, loves her walks, sociable and adorable.
Laurel is adapting well to UK life, she is clean indoors, loves her walks, loves to play with other dogs.
Laurel is a typical puppy, active, curious and keen to learn. She gets comfort when left with other dogs and loves to play and learn.
Laurel would benefit from a family with another dog who would like to play and show her the ropes.
Laurel is fully vaccinated and microchipped, but is still too young to be neutered so adopters will be asked to commit to doing this as soon as she is old enough.
Our adoption process can be quick so, if you would like to adopt her, please make sure your calendar is free of commitments that would prevent you meeting and adoption.
Our foster home has provided the feedback below:
Dog’s name: Laurel
Where does Laurel sleep at night.
In a dog bed in the bedroom but will take any opportunity to jump up and lay on you for a cuddle. She's super affectionate.
How is Laurel with current dogs/animals?
Laurel has ignored our cat for most of the time but will occasionally give him a sniff as she walks past. She doesn't seem to mind the chickens or ducks. Has been around horses and is sensibly cautious. Laurel loves the opportunity to be with any other dog and will go up and say hello. She has lived with three other dogs and has had two additional visiting on a regular basis. Laurel likes to play with other dogs and run around. She is a puppy and wants to play and then crash out!
Is Laurel clean indoors?
Laurel has been with us for two weeks and there have been no accidents since the first night where she did a small wee in the house.
Can Laurel be left alone?
Laurel is undergoing graded exposure and we are currently leaving her for 15 minutes 3 or 4 times a day. She whimpers and paces around but is not destructive. We have a camera so can view her when we leave.
How is Laurel out on walks?
Laurel loves her walks and interacts well with all dogs she meets. She has been off lead since day two with us and has good recall. There has been no aggression and she loves to run around and play and then lay down in the steam to cool off.
How does Laurel walk on the lead?
She walks well on the lead and has been walked with four other dogs. She has also been walked by my 5 year old nephew and is a very good girl.
Has Laurel met with other dogs?
Yes numerous of different sizes and breeds. She loves to play and run around.
How is Laurel with humans?
Loves cuddles and fuss. She has spent a lot of time with my nieces and nephews and is super with them. She is teething so will take the children's teddies if she does not have access to her own toys.
Have you noticed that Laurel is afraid of any particular things?
No, she is very brave and well-rounded. She did get worried of a fisherman sitting by the river with a big net and would not pass him without support from her humans.
Any other useful information?
When Laurel arrived she had lost one of the baby canine teeth and she is teething. She will often pick up a shoe or other item to chew on but there are no issues with trying to retrieve your possession. She does not show any food aggression or guarding behaviours. She is a puppy and needs a lot of stimulation in between her naps. I think another dog in the home would be best for her. If she did not have stimulation from another dog she "may" be overly playful with children or adults.
What kind of home do you think would be suitable?
Laurel needs stimulation and to be around people and other dogs. She would not benefit from a home where people are NOT out all day. She would love a home with adults or children and would be a great office dog. She is brilliant when I am working and sleeps peacefully under my desk. She likes being with children and going on adventures. She often comes to work with me and to other people's houses and is very well behaved. from the pictures, Laurel looks like a big doberman-type dog but she is so much smaller than that and although she has big paws, I don't think she will grow much bigger. She is the sweetest girl and everyone we meet really loves her.