Age: 4 months
Type: Mixed breed
Location: Foster home - Woking
Live with children: Yes - 5 years+
Live with dogs: Yes
Live with cats: Not tested
Special Requirements: Families who have another sociable dog in the home, under 6 years of age. A patient home who will teach her the ropes.
SOCIAL DISTANCING MEASURES WILL BE IN PLACE TO ALLOW MEETING/ADOPTIONS.
OUR ADOPTION FEE IS £500
Meet sweet Juniper, Juniper's mum Penny had a sad life, when she became pregnant her owner would drop her to the shelter to give birth then when stopped feeding collect her again, and back to her horrid life. When we met her she was back at the shelter with 7 puppies, we applied a little pressure and it was agreed when old enough we would take Penny and her pups and find good homes.
The pups weer days old and too young, they remained at the shelter and each time we went we wormed and gave their first vaccination when old enough. November was out last trip to Crete and they were all healthy and in great condition. Then restrictions and we were not able to visit Crete. So we relied on the shelter workers to take care of them. Unfortunately nobody did the second vaccination and the pups became very sick. We immediately asked friends to collect them and move them to foster, 3 puppies did not make it, the others were hospitalised and recovered very quickly, but 3 lives lost for no reason.
Penny and her remaining 4 pups blossomed in foster and now their time to find their homes. Penny and her remaining pups arrived a few days ago and are now ready to find their homes.
Juniper is 4 months, sweet girl, lovely nature, she is still a little shy and will need time and patience.
Juniper is not yet toilet trained as so many pups in one home it was not possible, so new owners need to be 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, Nutmeg will adapt and become a rounded dog. But please do not underestimate this can mean a few weeks of hard work.
All of our puppies have only known dog comfort in their short lives, with Covid restrictions we need to ensure puppies continue to have access to other dogs and have dog friends, so we are only able to take applications from families who have another dog in the home, their dog must be friendly, sociable, no behaviour issues that may affect a new pups development.
We wont be able to accept applications unless you fit the criteria and we wont be able to reply if unsuitable applications are submitted.
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 Nutmeg will easily adjust and make a lovely addition to any home but adopters need to be fully prepared.
IF YOU ARE NOT READY TO ADOPT NOW, PLEASE DO NOT APPLY AS OUR ADOPTION PROCESS CAN BE SPEEDY ONCE WE IDENTIFY A SUITABLE HOME.
Our foster home has provided the feedback below:
Dogs name: Juniper
Where does she sleep at night? In the kitchen, we have a camp bed set up as she is just a baby and all new for her. She has slept soundly, cuddled up on the bed, with my son. She occasionally barks at night if she hears a noise but settles again quickly.
How is she with current dogs/animals?
Great. Does not pester my dogs, is living nicely alongside them. She hasn’t met my cats yet but I am happy to cat test her if anyone needs to know.
Is she clean indoors?
She has been peeing on puppy pads, her poos are not on the pads yet. Her adopters will need to encourage her outside, she is not very keen on going out yet!
Can Juniper be left alone?
We haven’t left her yet, I think she would probably be fine for a short time, especially with another dog’s company. She is fine to be left in a room without us.
How is she out on walks?
She is nervous. I use a slip lead and a lead on her collar as she is little and wriggly and easily startled. Her adopter will need to give her lots of encouragement and reassurance. She is already growing in confidence.
How does she walk on the lead?
She is not used to the lead yet but won’t take long to adjust. She does tolerate it.
Has Juniper met with other dogs?
She is absolutely fine with our 4 dogs, we have had no issues at all.
How is she with humans?
She is nervous. She will approach us but then if we put our hand out she shies away. Although after 2 days of being here she is becoming more relaxed. But on her own terms she is great. She will happily jump up and snuggle in. She loves to snuggle! She definitely seems to feel more comfortable with children than with adults at this stage.
Have you noticed that she is afraid of any particular things?
Just loud noises - and I wouldn’t say afraid, just easily startled.
What kind of home do you think would be suitable?
A home with children would be ideal. She zones in on my kids and absolutely loves them. She is a happy little thing and I don’t think it will take her long to grow in confidence.