Sex: Female - Neutered
Age: 4 -5 years
Type: Mixed breed
Location: Foster home, Farnborough, Hants
Live with children: Yes - 10 years+
Live with dogs: Yes
Live with cats: Not tested so No
Special Requirements: None
Adoption fee: £250
Meet our lovely lady Una, who has recently arrived from Egypt, she was a domesticated dog thrown onto the streets by her uncaring owner. Likely because she was pregnant.
Hard enough trying to survive alone, but she then gave birth to 7 puppies under a skip at the local bus station. But she and her puppies were not wanted so the management of the bus station decided to poison them all, which is when Una and her puppies were first rescued.
Una's rescuers went to find her late at night when they heard about the poisoning that was planned, Una was standing next to her dead baby, with her other 6 nearby. They placed her puppies into the car but Una wouldn't leave her dead baby, so the rescuers Rob and Sherine, picked up the little dead body and placed it into the car and unable then gladly went with them.
After a failed adoption, when she was again found and rescued from the streets, Una went to a local shelter to join 650 other dogs. The shelter is pretty awful, temperatures often reach 42C and lacks funding so she had a tough time there too. Rob and Sherine did not have any other option for her, they had not rescued animals before, they were in a foreign country, they did not want any of the odgs to remain at the shelter as conditions were horrendous. Thats when they emailed us at Chimney Fram. We were glad to hep but we said Mumma Una must leave the shelter and will nto be left behind.
Una is now in a UK foster home and adapting well. Poor girl has seen and endured so much, all she wants is a peaceful happy safe future. Cuddles, walks and security,
Una is mum to our other dogs Jazz, Bruno, Zorro, Pepe and Oscar. She has bene a great mu but it is her time now.
Una is fully vaccinated, chipped and has been neutered.
Given her awful start to life Una has come a long way, but her new family will need to give her time to settle as it will be another move for Una, but we want this to be her last move so are asking adopters to be fully committed.
Una is a wonderful girl, she could do with losing a few pounds, but has started to play with the dogs in her foster home and is settling well. Below is an update from her foster dad Dean.
With the right 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 Una.
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:
Dogs name: Una
Arrival date: 30 September
Una arrived with us late on the 30 September, and having introduced her to our pack she settled quickly. She slept soundly through the night downstairs and was dry throughout.
Where does Una sleep at night?
She is sleeping downstairs, open plan living dinning and kitchen in the company of but not with five other dogs. No fuss, no whining, barking, or crying, sleeps soundly and straight through.
How is Una with current pets
I have five other dogs, two giant breeds and following a slow introduction they accepted her. Una was naturally a little wary but is growing in confidence each with her engagements with them.
Is Una clean indoors?
Yes, we had one accident the first full day, but since then we have had no issues in this area. Una goes out first thing in the morning and regularly throughout the day, then last thing at night.
Can Una be left alone?
We have left Una alone (with other dogs ) on several occasions for different lengths of time from 10 min to 1 hr. She made no sound no barking or whimpering, settled down and waited for our return (observed on Doggy Cam).
When we returned, she has been pleased to see us, no signs or anxiety, no accidents or damage caused.
Is Una out on walks?
Yes, we are walking her regular twice a day on her own and with the pack, but always on and harness.
How do they walk on the lead?
Una walks on a harness alone and with five other dogs. She loves all the new sights and smells and keenly likes to explore them. She walks confidently but is in need on patience and encouragement at time.
She does pull a little at times but is getting better each day.
Have they met with other dogs?
We have passed other dogs in the street and passed by houses and gardens with dogs in them who have reacted to my pack passing by, during which Una has shown no interest in the other dog(s) and has not reacted.
She met a couple of dogs at distance (six feet) in the pub garden with no incident or reaction other than that of being interested that they were there and then settled down.
How is Una with humans?
Una loves people. When I come into the house or down from upstairs she will rush over to greet me along with the rest of the pack.
Una loves cuddles and strokes and offers her paw if you stop.
We are a multigenerational household and Una is brilliant with everyone, calm, gentle and relaxed.
Its ealy days at the moment but she is responding positively to gentle guidance, exercise through walking and is quickly bonding with us humans.
Have you noticed if Una is afraid of any things?
Hoovers. No Trains…. No Cars No…. Aeroplanes No….
We haven’t noticed anything yet that she is afraid of.
Una is slowly getting her appetite back and enjoys the food she dose it.
Una, is an incredibly loving dog, who is confident with other dogs, but likes to keep her distance and is a little detached from them at the moment, but has on occasion sat next one or two on the sofa.
Being an older dog, Una needs a home that is calm, and fuss free, I think that ideally she would do very well on her own as long as she got the opportunity to meet other dogs in time on walks etc. Another dog of the same size and age and temperament would work.
She needs a home that will allow her to relax and decompress in her own time following her travels and arrival into the UK.
Once she has had time to adjust and learns a new routine with her new family she will blossom.
A loving, dog who des
erves a life full of love and happiness.