Sex: Female neutered
Age: 10 months
Type: Mixed breed
Location: Foster home - Farnborough, Hants
Live with children: Yes - 8 years+
Live with dogs: Yes
Live with cats: Not tested
SOCIAL DISTANCING MEASURES WILL BE IN PLACE TO ALLOW MEETING/ADOPTIONS.
OUR ADOPTION FEE IS £400
This is Rida, sister to Mia.
Rida has been in the UK since 18th December, this little lady has not had a fun life so far.
She was born in Greece her poor mum was likely thrown out and when found she had 3 small pups.
No safe place for these so a family built an enclosure and confined them in, there they remained for too many months.
The family said they would keep mum and bring her in if the pups could leave, so we took the first a month ago Charlie and now Mia and Rida. The last 2 siblings.
These poor souls were not handled enough, no walks, no socialisation with other dogs, but they are a credit to dogs who adapt and overcome issues.
Both girls are adapting well, affectionate, good indoors, good on walks, yes they may need a few weeks to fully adapt but are very good girls.
Rida can live as an only dog but will need to meet dogs regularly.
With the right home, boundaries and guidance she will all easily adjust and make a great family pet. We ask our adopters to be 100% sure they are ready to commit to the training and hard work required.
Our foster home has provided the feedback below:
Dog's name: Rida
Where does Rida sleep at night?
Rida has the full run of the house at night but she prefers to sleep on her bed in our room. She doesn’t like to be alone and is happiest near someone.
How is Rida with current pets?
Rida has been a little unsure of my large male dog but she has been desperate to make friends with my female dog.
Is Rida clean indoors?
Yes, we’ve had 1 accident in the house on the first night and has done her business in the garden ever since. She won’t go while we are on a walk as she prefers sniffing every last thing!
Can Rida be left alone?
Rida gets distressed when left alone. She craves human company and attention. She will need to extra training in this area. We are currently leaving her in a room on her own for a few minutes and building up the time each time. This is happening 2 or 3 times per hour.
Is Rida out on walks?
Rida loves a walk. She is very responsive and interested in everything. She greets strangers and other dogs very well.
How does Rida walk on the lead?
We are currently using a harness and she is very well behaved. She doesn’t pull but can yo-yo a little. She loves to sniff everything so walks can take a while!
Has Rida met other dogs?
Yes, we have met a few other dogs on our walks. She is very friendly with them. She has a sniff to say hello and then is happy to be on her way.
How is Rida with humans?
Absolutely fine. She loves humans. I think she may love humans more than other dogs. She is very affectionate and wants to say hello to everyone.
Have you noticed if Rida is afraid of any particular things?
I haven’t noticed anything. For a young dog who hasn’t had the best start she is a confident little girl.
Any other useful information ?
Rida has some resource guarding issues.She will happily eat her meal side by side with the other dogs but gets very defensive when food is being prepared; whether it be human or doggie food. This may be a phase and may pass as quickly as it started but it is some thing we are keeping an eye on.
Otherwise, she is a super little dog. She is friendly, affectionate and very well behaved. She really is very sweet. She loves a belly rub and has recently discovered toys. She is going to blossom into a lovely dog.