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Sex: Female - not neutered
Age: 4 months
Type: Mixed breed
Location: Foster home - Addlestone ,Surrey
Live with children: Yes - 8 years+
Live with dogs: Yes
Live with cats: Yes
Special Requirements: Custard would benefit from another dog in the home, a sociable dog under the age of 8 years.
OUR ADOPTION FEE IS £550
This is Custard, who has recently arrived from a foster home in Crete and is now enjoying life in her UK foster home.
She is a happy, playful, girl who loves to cuddles. She 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.
Custard is a happy well adapted sweet sociable puppy. She is fully vaccinated, microchipped but not yet neutered so adopters need to commit to do this when ready.
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 consistent work that can come. If you invest time and energy into the advice we give you, Custard will adapt and become well a rounded dogs. But please do not underestimate this can mean a few weeks of settling into a new routine.
Our foster home has provided the feedback below:
Dog's Name: Custard
Where does Custard sleep at night?
Custard sleeps in a bed next to our bed although if she had half the chance she would be snuggled up in bed with you!
How is Custard with current dogs/animals?
Custard is a very sociable little girl and really enjoys playing with other dogs. She loves to play tug of war with bigger dogs and responds well when they tell her they have had enough.
Custard is too exuberant with our elderly cat. She really wants to try to play with him and can be very overbearing but does not chase him or bite him.
Is Custard clean indoors?
Custard is still a puppy but has learnt about toilet training very quickly. We still have a couple of accidents in the house but only ever a small wee. This is very occasional now.
Can Custard be left alone?
Custard has been left for 2 hours with our other dogs and there are no issues.
How is Custard out on walks?
Custard is a good girl out on walks, she is off the lead and never goes too far out of our sight. She likes to say hello to other dogs and have a play if they are willing. She is a little worried when cars come past and pull away from them but is gaining confidence every day.
How does Custard walk on the lead?
Custard walks well on the lead, she sometimes tries to pull ahead when we near the woods as she gets a little excited.
Has Custard met with other dogs?
Yes loads and we have not had any problems at all.
How is Custard with humans?
Custard loves humans and children. She has spent Christmas with many family members but is also happy to go off onto her bed and have a sleep when she gets tired. A busy household does not seem to bother her as long as she has somewhere she can go off and rest.
Have you noticed that Custard is afraid of any particular things?
Custard is a bit worried about cars rushing past her and the sound of workmen digging up the road (we have just had all our gas pipes replaced) but is getting more confident every day.
Due to her experience in the shelter where food wasn’t plentiful or regular, she acts like she is starving hungry all the time. She would try to take food off your plate if she had the chance but we are being firm with her on this behaviour. Custard is starting to learn that she gets good quality meals three times a day so this desperate need for food is calming down.
What kind of home do you think would be suitable?
I think Custard would thrive in a family home with another dog. I feel that Custard probably didn’t have her own mum for very long and another dog helping her learn would be very beneficial.
Custard is great with children and good at being left at home with other dogs for company.
Custard really is an absolute cutie and is much smaller than her photos currently suggest. We adore her, (more than we should as foster parents) and it will be bitter-sweet to see her go.