Ready to adopt?
Age: 4 months
Type: Mixed breed
Size: Medium to large when fully grown
Location: Foster home - Aldershot, Hants
Live with children: Yes - 8 years+
Live with dogs: Yes
Live with cats: Not tested
Special Requirements: Another sociable dog under 8 years old in the home. If no other dog then daily play dates with other dogs.
Important criteria: No other dogs over 8 years, no children under 8 years. No adults under 30 years.
OUR ADOPTION FEE IS £550
Lucy arrived recently from Crete, poor girl found herself in a shelter in Crete forgot and without proper care.
Her sister Aretha was with her, both were so upset with shelter life, they craved human attention and to be set free.
Lucy is a wonderful sweet girl, but she is an active pup, she needs exercise and boundaries and puppy training. She would like another dog in the home to play with but must be a tolerant dog as she will want to play and follow them around.
Please complete an application form if keen to adopt and ready to go.
We ask you only apply if you are 100% committed to the hard work a puppy can bring, broken sleep, toilet training, socialisation, boundaries. The first week is very important and with the right boundaries and guidance our pups will easily adjust and make a lovely additions to any home but adopters need to be fully prepared.
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: Lucy
Where does Lucy sleep at night?
So far she has slept in my bedroom on a dog bed. She slept soundly but woke up at 4am for the toilet. She wanted to play afterwards but I ignored her and she soon went back to sleep.
How is Lucy with current dogs/animals?
She currently lives with my resident 3 year old Labrador and she loves him! She follows him around, follows his lead, plays and runs with him.
Is Lucy clean indoors?
Yes she has had no accidents in the house at all
Can Lucy be left alone?
She’s stayed in the lounge when I went upstairs for a shower and she whimpered throughout. However, she is a young puppy and will soon learn to be alone for short periods of time if her new family keep at it.
Is Lucy out on walks?
She is pretty confident out on her walks. She loves sniffing her new surroundings and gets excited by people passing by.
How does Lucy walk on the lead?
Lucy is, of course, not yet fully trained on the lead but was quite happy on our walk. I used a well fitted harness and she was perfectly comfortable with putting it on and off and then walking.
Has Lucy met other dogs?
As mentioned above, she lives with my 2 year old Labrador and gets on superbly with him. However, as she’s a puppy and wants a lot of play and attention from other dogs. If her new family have another resident dog, it will need to be tolerant of a young puppy wanting to interact and play with it.
How is Lucy with humans?
She is absolutely fine with humans. Only takes her a few minutes to feel comfortable around a new person.
Have you noticed that she is afraid of any particular things?
Nothing as yet, she is pretty confident.
She has settled well into her foster home and is comfortable there
What kind of home do you think would be suitable?
Lucy has an enormous amount of energy and needs a safe garden to run about in. And she is fast!! she wants to be up and running about, playing and generally being an energetic normal puppy! Therefore she needs a family who can give her time during the day to expend her energy.
She is still a puppy and therefore her new family need to be aware that she has some very normal puppy behaviour eg chewing things, a little bit of mouthing, eating anything she can find on the floor. She has a yak bar and antler bone which definitely temporarily distract her from chewing other things in the house. Her new family will need to invest time in training her, as is needed with any puppy.
I feel Lucy would probably prefer to be in a household where there is another young dog who she can play with and learn from. I feel she could be in a home with children but her new family need to be aware the puppies can often nip or scratch as part of their normal play and that Lucy is no exception to that. A bit of tough love and decent training with will ensure she grows into a wonderful family companion.