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Age: 3 years
Type: Mixed breed
Location: Addlestone, Surrey
Live with children: Yes - 10 years+
Live with dogs: Yes
Live with cats: Not tested
Meet Malou this girlie was living in a cage in an Athens shelter we help. she had lived there for too long and spent most of her days behind bars, she was rarely let out of this prison cell and if lucky got one walk a week.
Sh girl is a bundle of love, she loves a cuddle and will give kisses freely to any human she meets. Malou is an intelligent dog who wants the stimulation of learning and therefore is eager to please, she already sits on command and gives her paw, she walks well on the lead and very obedient off lead.
Below is what her foster mum has to say about her
alou has settled in and is loving her beds.
She has to stay in the kennel for now as we need to work on her relationship with my dogs.
Everything she encounters that is new and unusual causes her to crouch down or growl.
She clearly has suffered from not socialising and doesn’t really understand other dogs yet so would rather they go away. Having walked on her lead in a pack of 5 dogs today I think she will over one this very easily.
During the she was so overwhelmed with the other dogs she was trying to look everywhere. All 5 others where off their lead and she stayed on. After 5 mins or so of them running past her and playing, you could see her visibly begin to relax. Her tail went up as did her head and she began to enjoy herself.
She showed no aggression towards any of them and they all got very close. We closed the space down and put her in the garden. Again, out of her comfort zone it took a while to relax.
We then moved in to the house and she growled at a new dog she saw. He read the signs and left her to it.
On arrivals night she was the only dog who seemed to really enjoy the company of the annoying bouncy pup!!!
Her interaction with all people has been outstanding. She has met boys and girls and my young neighbour (12) and she absolutely loves everyone. (Not sure about the bin men but nothing adverse). She works a crowd like I’ve never seen. Introduces herself to them all. She does like to put her paws on your chest/shoulders. Something I shall discourage but she does it to make it easier to tickle her belly. If you sit with her she will offer her paw (so you can tickle her belly). She shows her appreciation by licking your ears.!
If you ignore her she will shove her substantial head into you and try to flip your hand into her head.
She sits on command and automatically gives her paw.
Her recall needs some work but is fine without distractions and walks very well on the lead 90% of the time. She will put if she see something she fancies but if you stop then so will she. I think she would chase! She has noticed squirrels and is keen to be off!!If something was to run she would probably go off. We will work on this.
She was exhausted today as she been out a lot and had a huge amount of first time experience. She has dealt with all the challenges so well I’m really pleased.
We will continue to expose her to other dogs and hopefully get her recall a little more fine tuned.
She eats well and quite happy for you to remove her bowl midway. With treats she is very gentle and doesn’t snatch.
She’s a big powerful girl but she thinks she a Yorkshire terrier.!!
She’s had one bad experience with Alfie (one of my dogs) blame was 50/50 - but will happily walk shoulder to shoulder on leads. I think he just closed the gap too quickly for her so she reacted. We didn’t remove him we just kept them both walking briskly past each other back and forth until she accepted his presence.
Malou is a 3.5 year old, mixed breed, she is neutered, fully vaccinated and microchipped.
Malou needs a home which understands her background and has the experience to give her the training and the continued dog socialisation she needs, in return she will be a loyal, loving dog who wants to please.