Sex: Female - not neutered - unfortunately she is mid season
Age: 8 months
Type: Mixed breed
Location: Foster home Farnborough, Hants
Live with children: Yes - 10 years+
Live with dogs: Yes
Live with cats: Not tested
Special Requirements: Another sociable dog in the home - Cora adores other dogs and will get comfort and confidence with another dog in the home.
Cora is a shy girl who is blossoming but needs an experienced patient home.
OUR ADOPTION FEE WILL BE INCREASED TO £400 DURING SEPTEMBER DUE TO INCREASED TRAVEL COSTS.
Meet little Cora, she is the last of 7 siblings to find her family. She arrived 6th September with her brother Spock, who has now been adopted.
Cora lived in a small enclosure in a Crete shelter, no walks, love, one to one, the only consistency in her life was other dogs.
Cora is a shy girl, she will hide under the furniture if allowed, but when forced to be part of the family she will thrive, she now has her tail up on walks, meeting other dogs and is slowly becoming braver.
Cora needs an experienced home one with another dog in to give her comfort and confidence.
She is fully vaccinated and microchipped, but is still too young to be neutered and is actually now in season, very sad she came into season before being neutered, but we are still hoping a family will be keen to adopt, with the agreement that she is neutered within 3 months.
Cora has only known life in a shelter, so her new family will need to be prepared for the the effort of helping her recover and adapt - basic training, toileting, walking on the lead, getting used to noises and living in a home.
The decision to adopt a rescue dog should not be taken lightly - we have had dogs 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, she 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.
WE ASK ADOPTERS TO BE READY TO MEET/ADOPT AND NOT TO SUBMIT AN ENQUIRY UNLESS READY.
Our foster home has provided the feedback below:
Dogs Name - CORA
Where does Cora sleep at night ?
First few nights I slept downstairs with her. Now she’s familiar with the house she will either sleep upstairs next to my bed, or most likely downstairs on the sofa .
How is Cora with other pets?
No other pets in home.
Is Cora clean indoors ?
First few days there had been a few accidents to be expected . Now clean indoors .
Can Cora be left alone ?
I’ve left Cora on her own several times daily 15-20 mins to start with, now up to an hour and she’s been fine .
How is Cora on walks?
As Cora has come direct from a shelter which was all she has known,she’s learning to walk with lead. She’s a bit more relaxed in quieter areas..busy roads, lots of people is a massive challenge for her to walk by and is a work in progress. Her confidence will grow with time and patience .
How does Cora walk on lead ?
Currently Cora is on a harness with a lead and slip lead as backup for added safety as she’s nervous. Quieter areas are better as still getting used to busy areas with traffic , people and noise .
Has Cora met other dogs ?
Cora has met a few dogs on her walks and been fine .
How is Cora with humans ?
Cora is initially nervous around new humans but has bonded with me within a few days and follows me around the house. She will sit beside me on the sofa and nuzzle my arm for affection .
Have you noticed if Cora is afraid of anything?
As mentioned Cora is still adapting to the big outside world which can be scary for her as only known shelter life .
Any useful information ?
Up until a few days ago I was also fostering Cora’s brother Spock..
and since Spock was adopted, Cora is having to learn on her own. Cora’s been doing very well and her confidence is growing without him. She follows me around the house and enjoys being with me in the garden .. her tail doesn’t stop wagging with all the exploring . She makes me smile with her antics .
Cora is such a sweet girlie and learning playtime with toys can be fun . She’s also becoming braver when humans visit in the security of familiar surroundings .
Ideal home ?
Cora needs a home with adopters who have dog experience and another dog in there home who is happy and confident that Cora could learn from . Cora would not suit a home with young children. Older dog savvy children would be fine .