Ready to adopt?
Sex: Female not neutered
Age: 4 months
Type: Mixed breed
Size: Medium when fully grown - current weight 7.5kg
Location: Foster home Basingstoke
Live with children: Yes - 5 years+
Live with dogs: Yes
Live with cats: Not tested - but no prey drive with chickens.
Special Requirements: Misha can live as an only dog but applicants must detail how they plan to socialise Misha if no other dogs in the home.
OUR ADOPTION FEE IS £550
Meet lovely Misha, such a sweet girl, thrown away on the streets of Crete, like so many unwanted pups, due to owners not neutering their dogs on chains.
Lucky Misha was rescued and kept safe until she could travel to us for a better life.
misha is a wonderful girl, sweet natured, well behaved and affectionate.
Misha is still a pup learning the ropes of UK home life, so will need some consistent basic guidance.
She is fully vaccinated, microchipped, she is still too young to be neutered so adopters will be asked to commit to doing this as soon as she is old enough.
All our pups have spent a little time in foster but will require continuing training. All new families will need to be prepared to invest time and training when adopting a pup. If not other dogs in the home then applicants must detail socialisation plans in their application.
Please 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 all pups will easily adjust and make a lovely addition to any home but adopters need to be fully prepared.
Our foster home has provided the feedback below:
Dogs name: Misha
Where does Misha sleep at night? Misha sleeps in her own bed in the hallway. She doesn’t pace, pine or bark and settles well.
How is Misha with current pets? Misha is happy to be around our dog Basil but does not seek him out. She tends to seek human contact instead. She is a bit nervous of our chickens and runs away from them when they make a noise.
Is Misha clean indoors? Not yet. She goes to toilet outdoors when we take her out in the garden and will go to the toilet on walks. She does have accidents overnight which we tend to find on the puppy pads and can wee when excited to see you.
Can Misha be left alone? Yes. She has been left for 2 hours without any pining/barking and stays in her bed
Is Misha out on walks? Yes, she is very happy to go out exploring with her harness and we have also walked her on a long training lead to give her a bit more freedom. She tends to stay close to us even when our dog goes chasing pigeons or greeting other dogs. She is not keen on the slip lead and keeps trying to shake it off but she is safe using just her harness
How does Misha walk on the lead? She doesn’t walk in a straight line which is a challenge on the long lead as she ties us up in knots! She responds well to treats and praise so it won’t take her long to learn lead manners.
Has Misha met with other dogs? Yes she has met several. Generally she is friendly with a wagging tail although gets a bit nervous if they bark and will come back to us. She has tried to play with a couple of smaller dogs on her walks.
How is Misha with humans? Very affectionate and seeks out human company. She loves belly rubs and snuggling on your lap. She has shown no fear of strangers coming up to greet her and welcomes the fuss.
Have you noticed if Misha is afraid of any particular things? Chickens – she runs away. Loud noises – she may startle but recovers quickly.
Any other useful information ? Misha is very easy to look after. She responds to treats so has already started learning commands such as “sit”, “down” and “come”. She will initially come to us when we are eating but if we settle her on her mat, she will then chill out there until we are finished. She is a little nibbley when playing but as yet hasn’t tried to chew anything around the house. She has started to learn how to play with toys and will pounce when you drag toys past her.
What is Misha ideal home: Misha does not need another dog as she seeks out human company rather than our other dog. She has a playful side so would be fine with children