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Sex: Female - neutered
Age: 9 months
Type: Mixed breed
Size: Small to medium - currently 8.5 kg
Location: Foster home - Chertsey, Surrey
Live with children: Yes - 12 years+
Live with dogs: Yes
Live with cats: Yes if a brave non shy cat used to dogs
Special Requirements: A quiet home with a family who appreciates Daisy will need time and guidance to become fully brave.
OUR ADOPTION FEE IS £550
Meet Daisy who has just arrived from Crete and is settling down in her UK foster home while she waits to find her forever family.
Daisy and friends were rescued from a very sad life, in a Crete shelter, no walks, no love, just alone with her kennel buddy most of the day. Lucky if they were fed once a day. Neutered without pain meds and just left. Daisy got he lucky ticket out of hell and is settling into her foster home.
Daisy is a shyer girl, no wonder after not been handled and the only time she was it was to cause pain in her eyes.
Daisy was initially shy in foster but with a short amount of time and guidance she is becoming the girl we know she wants to be.
But this means any family must appreciate she will be shy initially and will need time to not hide and feel comfortable. A frailly must bring her out of her comfort zone and show her how good life will be.
Daisy is fully vaccinated,microchipped and neutered.
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 consistent work that can be needed. If you invest time and energy into the advice we give you, Daisy will adapt well.
Our foster home has provided the feedback below:
Dog's Name: Daisy
Arrival date: 28th April 2023
Where does Daisy sleep at night?
Daisy sleeps downstairs with our other dogs. She sleeps in her bed and is good as gold. She has her last garden trip around 11pm and then stays in her bed until we get up…. this ranges from 6:15am on weekdays to 7:30 at weekends.
How is Daisy with current pets?
We have 3 small female dogs and Daisy is fine around them. She is still quite shy around the older two and they tend to ignore each other. She gets on well with our younger dog Roxy and they have formed a lovely little bond. We also have a cat that Daisy really likes. She gets very excited when she sees him in the morning. She is fascinated by the chickens, and I think she will chase them when she gets a bit more confident.
Is Daisy clean in doors?
Yes, she is a super girl. We have had no accidents at all.
Can Daisy be left alone?
Daisy has been left alone with our dogs for periods of up to 3 hours. She doesn’t seem to mind at all and just settles and sleeps.
Is the Daisy out for walks?
Yes. She really enjoys walks in our local woods with our dogs. She LOVES the grass, particularly if it is long and wet. She is not so confident on her own but we are working hard on this. We are also getting her used to busier places such as parks. She does find this quite scary and will need to continued work to build her confidence.
How does Daisy walk on the lead?
When it is just us and our dogs, she walks beautifully but is very easily spooked. She is getting braver every day, and I am confident that with time and patience she will be fine.
Has Daisy met other dogs?
Daisy is nervous of other dogs when we are out on walks but she is getting braver every day. Daisy wants to make friends and with continued socialisation this should not be a problem. She has shown no aggression whatsoever.
How is Daisy with humans?
Daisy is such a super sweet and gentle soul. She is very shy with people, and it has taken time to build a bond with her. We have had her nearly 3 weeks now and she has really bonded well with me. She follows me in the garden and will take food/treats from my hand. She will also lie by my feet while I am at my desk.
The loveliest time is in the evenings when I sit with her on the sofa. She seems to enjoy stokes and tickles and really starts to relax. She is excited to see me when I come down in the mornings now. She is getting used to my husband, but he must adjust the tone of his voice and not approach her too quickly. She is nervous around the kids, but they are quite noisy. She has shown no aggression whatsoever and will just try and hide from them. I think with time she would get used to them.
Have you noticed Daisy is afraid of any particular things?
Daisy is frightened of most things outside, particularly people but is getting braver every day. She is better in doors and if she is in her bed she is not bothered about the vacuum cleaner or my hairdryer.
Any other useful information?
Daisy loves her food and is a hungry little girl. She will eat anything offered to her and this has been a great way to earn her trust.
I think Daisy could live as an only dog if she had continued exposure to other dogs. She could also live with another kind, gentle and confident dog as this would be very beneficial to help her build her confidence. Daisy LOVES cats but can get a little over excited. I think she could live with a bold cat who would put her in her place.
Daisy is learning about toys and when she is having a brave moment, she will play fetch and really bounce around. She is a cheeky little girl, and her playful character is coming out a bit more everyday which is a joy to see. She also loves to chew on a hoof or an antler.
Daisy loves long, wet grass and it brings out the puppy in her. She will run, jump, roll and snaps mouthfuls as bounces around – it is so lovely to watch.
Daisy is showing an interest in birds and squirrels when out walking and I think there could be a bit of a prey drive in that shy little body 😊
What Daisy is not.
Daisy is not a ready-made dog. She is at the start of her journey in becoming the most incredible dog.
Daisy is not a cuddly, affectionate dog….yet. I do get the loveliest welcome in the morning when I come downstairs and that is when I see her soppy side. She loves a morning belly rub 😊
What Daisy is.
Daisy is the kindest, sweetest most gentle little dog ever.
Daisy is a fabulous size. Not too big and not too small…..just perfect. She is currently 8.5kg and unlikely to get much bigger. She is a naturally slender dog, and I would compare her to a cocker poo in size.
Daisy is completely adorable with the most endearing personality – she is letting us see a little more each day.
Daisy is one of the most rewarding foster dogs we have ever had. Her progress has been remarkable – she is a very special little lady.
What Daisy needs.
Daisy needs time, patience and lots and lots of love. I think she would benefit from a quieter home and a family who understand what she needs to blossom. In the right environment I think she will be the most amazing companion ever.
Although we are more than happy to keep Daisy for as long as it takes (we all adore her), it would be far better for her to continue her journey with her forever family. Whoever can see past her shyness and finds a place in their hearts for this little lady will have no regrets…..Daisy really is incredible xx