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Age: 4 years
Location: In foster in Shepperton, Surrey
Live with children: Yes - 12 + years
Live with dogs: Yes
Live with cats: No
Sweet Willow has had a tough few years. She did not want to race and throughout her years her racing life has been very traumatic for her.
Willow is nearly 4 years old, a sweet natured girl, just never been outside kennel life until now and she will need a patient home to help her through.
Willow's ideal home would be a quiet home with no young children.
Maybe a retired couple, who enjoy a short walk a day, she is very affectionate inside the home just becomes worried outside and with loud noises. She is a very easy houseguest just the outside world is very scary.
Willow is a shy girl, who has been through a lot in her life, she clearly did not enjoy racing, living in kennels but was forced to endure the life. She is now safe and in foster but is scared of loud noises and will need a patient calm home.
Dogs name: Willow
Where does Willow sleep at night?
Willow chooses the safest place she can find, usually by our front door or in the Kitchen. She sleeps all night and has had no accidents.
How is Willow with current pets?
Willow doesn’t really give our dog any attention at all. I believe her forever home could be Without or with another dog but it would need to be a low energy doggy.
Is Willow clean indoors?
Yes, Willow had one wee accident on her first evening with us but has been totalling clean in the house since.
Can Willow be left alone?
We have not really been able to leave Willow much due to the lockdown but she does like her own space and time so I don’t think she would struggle with being left for a short period of time as long as she feels safe.
Is Willow out on walks?
Yes, Willow appears to enjoy her walks but is very easily spooked by loud noises and thuds.
How does Willow walk on the lead?
Has Willow met with other dogs?
It’s been difficult to meet up with other dogs due to the social distancing that is in place at the moment but she appears to show no interest if we pass other dogs on our walks.
How is Willow with humans? Again, we’ve not many strangers due to the lockdown. But she is perfectly ok with all of us, She can be cautious in her approach but loves being fussed and pampered.
Have you noticed if Willow is afraid of any particular things?
Willow is very a beautiful, graceful and calm soul. However she is also very shy and nervous and scared of her newfound surroundings outside of her kennels, which is all she has ever known all her life until now.
She very much struggles with loud noises and thuds and can flinch at sudden movements around her. She also doesn’t like the sound of a football being kicked. However we have been working on teaching her that although all these new sounds and situations are scary, nothing horrible will happen to her. We see small improvements each day I now that with lots of time, patients, love, care and attention she will be the best family pet. I would recommend an adult only family and a calm home environment.