Ready to adopt?
Sex: Male neutered
Age: 10 months
Type: Mixed breed
Location: Foster home - Woking
Live with children: Yes - 10 years+
Live with dogs: Yes
Live with cats: Yes
Special Requirements: Patient home to allow Yoda time to settle and adapt but not let him shy away from the world. Another dog in the home under 8 years.
Important criteria: No other dogs over 8 years, no children under 10 years. No adults under 30 years.
OUR ADOPTION FEE IS £550
Yoda is a sweet little chap who found himself left at the Crete shelter gates. Unwanted and thrown away.
The shelter is an overwhelming place for any dog, Yoda is a shy sweet little lad but really wants to be brave and be part of a family.
Yoda can be a little shy at first so any new adopters need to be aware he will need a few weeks to be the brave boy we know he will be.
Yoda is fully grown, small sized.
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 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:
Dogs name: Yoda
Where does Yoda sleep at night?
Yoda sleeps in the kitchen with my dogs. He is quiet overnight and we have no problem in leaving him.
How is Yoda with current dogs/animals?
He is fine with my dogs. I have 3 female dogs, a male dog and currently have another female foster. He doesn’t seek them out, but is comfortable in their company. He has started to play with my female foster and enjoys her company.
I have introduced him to my cats and he was uninterested and ignored them. He would be fine living with a confident cat.
Is Yoda clean indoors?
He has had a couple of accidents but he also goes outside so I don’t think it will be long before he is clean in the house.
Can Yoda be left alone?
Yes. We are able to leave him when we go out and he is fine. He greets me happily but calmly when I get back.
Is Yoda out on walks? Yoda is quite nervous and on his first day after he arrived I didn’t feel he was ready to go for a walk. We spent the first day in our garden with him on the lead and pottered around together to build his confidence and sat on the grass for a while. Since the second day he has been out with us on walks and enjoys them. He is sometimes reluctant to leave the house but once he is out he trots along very happily. I have walked him once without any of my other dogs and he was much more nervous than usual so he would definitely benefit from living with another, more confident dog.
How does Yoda walk on the lead?
He walks very well on the lead. Because he is nervous I walk him with a lead attached to a harness, and with a slip lead also, just to be safe.
Has Yoda met with other dogs?
Yoda has met lots of dogs on our walks and we have had no issues at all. He is sometimes hesitant and if they are particularly boisterous he will stop as they approach but he will happily exchange a sniff and then carry on.
How is Yoda with humans? He is slightly nervous of my husband and of my almost 13 year old son. He will change direction to avoid crossing their path, but if they approach him slowly and reach out he will let them stroke him. He is fine with my 3 younger children (11, 8 & 6) but they are very dog savvy and have respected his space. He has been nervous of some men that we have passed on walks.
Have you noticed that Yoda is afraid of any particular things?
I was surprised that he was not afraid of the hoover as he is generally a little anxious and nervous. But he was curious when I got the hoover out, and followed me. I would say generally he is more nervous than afraid.
Any other useful information
He has not eaten very much yet and is still a little tense and unsettled. He is a lovely little dog. He follows me around the house and gives me such a lovely welcome when I come back from the school run or from popping out, or when I come downstairs in the morning.
What kind of home do you think would be suitable?
A quiet home, with older dog savvy children. He would like to live with, and would benefit from living with another dog or two. He needs someone who will be patient with him and give him the time and reassurance to grow in confidence and settl