Ready to adopt?
Age: 4 months
Type: Mixed breed
Location: Foster home - Fleet, Hampshire
Live with children: Yes - 5 years+
Live with dogs: Yes
Live with cats: Not tested
Special Requirements: Family who appreciate the importance of socialisation and exposure to UK life.
Important criteria: No other dogs over 10 years, no children under 5 years. No adults under 30 years.
OUR ADOPTION FEE IS £500
This is Cinnamon
Cinnamon and her siblings, Antonis and Sunny arrived from Crete on Friday 18th June so they have not been with us long, Cinnamon is a happy puppy and adapting very quickly to her new life.
Cinnamon was born an unwanted with her siblings in Crete, with no foster home they lived outside in an enclosure.
Lucky for them they are young and will adapt very quickly. BUT we need families to be prepared to invest in training, socialisation and have experience with socialisation and training to help her adapt to UK life.
She is fully vaccinated and microchipped, but is still too young to be neutered so adopters will be asked to commit to doing this as soon as she is old enough.
Her new family will need to be prepared for the hard work of a pup - basic training, toileting, walking on and off lead, getting used to noises and living in a home.
The decision to adopt a puppy should not be taken lightly - we have had puppies returned as people have not been fully prepared for the hard work that can come. If you invest time and energy into the advice we give you, Cinnamon will adapt and become a rounded dog. But please do not underestimate this can mean a few weeks of hard work.
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 Cinnamon will easily adjust and make a lovely addition 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: Cinnamon
Cinnamon, is the sweetest little pup. She is just over 4 months old and quite calm natured with a fondness for children and cuddles.
Where does Cinnamon sleep at night?
Cinnamon has the free run of downstairs with my own dogs and chooses to sleep on the little sofa or her bed in the Kitchen. My two dogs sleep in the utility room which she also has access to, should she wish to join them.
How is Cinnamon with current pets?
Cinnamon has no issue living alongside my two large female dogs and she does not seem dependant on them at all. She has paid no attention to the tortoise marching around the garden. Cinnamon has yet to be cat tested.
Is the Cinnamon clean indoors?
Cinnamon takes every opportunity to toilet outside, and we have had one small wee accident in the home overnight. She is definitely getting the message that the first thing we do when outside is to go to the toilet. Cinnamon seems to do her business ½ hr or so after eating and can get a little whiny when ready to do so. Spotting the signs will be really useful in continuing on this positive track of toilet training.
Can Cinnamon be left alone?
Cinnamon is a chilled little lady in the home and doesn’t have an issue being left alone. We’ve managed to leave her for nearly 2 hrs so far and we were able to keep watch on the doggy cam. She remained calm and slept. If she has spent all evening with us on the sofa she may whine for a few minutes when we go up to bed but she soon settles. It is really important as she becomes attached and familiar with a new family that they maintain leaving her for short periods to continue building her confidence in being left.
Is Cinnamon out on walks?
Cinnamon is out on walks she has grasped the idea of pressure and release on a slip lead and is growing on confidence every day. She has no issues with traffic, bikes, or people. She is less keen on puddles! It’s important to remember as she is so young walks should not be too long at this stage, taking breaks in a walk to sit and take in the world is great socialization and environmental exposure for her too.
How does Cinnamon walk on the lead?
Cinnamon is still learning the ropes and walks very well at your side considering we are only a few days into regular walks. Occasionally she will slow up and tuck in behind your legs if a little tired or apprehensive.
Has Cinnamon met with other dogs?
Cinnamon has met several dogs out on walks and is a little apprehensive of the boisterous ones but otherwise very polite and happy say hello or to just walk past. It is really important that any encounters with other dogs are positive ones especially at this young age.
How are they with humans?
Cinnamon is fine with people and is quite delighted to see us in the morning when we come downstairs. She is particularly fond of children and extremely gentle with them and loves to cuddle up with someone on the sofa – apparently growing is hard work!
Have you noticed Cinnamon is afraid of any particular things?
If startled Cinnamon may run under the bar stools or table but we have yet to find anything she is particularly afraid of. Cinnamon needs continued exposure to lots of household noises to ensure she does not establish any fears.
Any other useful information?
Cinnamon is such a sweet, dainty little pup. She clearly has some growing to do as she has very long legs, I would anticipate that she will remain slighter in build. At present I feel Cinnamon could do with putting on a little more weight, we are trying to feed her up but she does not have a huge appetite so little and often is key for a growing pup. She has sampled some natural freeze-dried dog treats which she really enjoyed. I think she found them quite satisfying to chew as she is teething – she still has many of her baby teeth. Cinnamon is also learning to play with toys and finds that pouncing is great fun! As her personality continues to emerge, and she grows in confidence I believe Cinnamon will be great gentle yet fun addition for a family who are willing to invest the time and love she deserves.