Ready to adopt?
Sex: Female - not neutered
Age: 4 months
Type: Mixed breed
Size: Small to medium, only weigh 6kg currently.
Location: Foster home Basingstoke
Live with children: Yes over 5 years
Live with dogs: Yes
Live with cats: Yes
Special Requirements: A family who will socialise and invest in training.
OUR ADOPTION FEE IS £550
This is Moka who was one of 7 pups dumped on the street. Moka, along with her sisters Sophia, Lara and Rosa were taken into safety.
Moka is a sweet little soul, and such a kind gentle nature.
Moka can be a little shy, but each day becomes braver. She is a sweet little soul who loves her walks, loves a cuddle and is clean indoors. A very sweet little active lady who just needs a family to show her the ropes and continue her training.
Moka 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.
Moka has had the benefit of time in a home environment, but her new family will still need to be prepared for the work of introducing a pup to living in a family home - basic training, toileting, walking on and off lead, getting used to noises.
Her new family must be prepared to invest time in training and socialisation.
Please only apply if you are a match to our criteria.
Our foster home has provided the feedback below:
Dog's Name: Moka
Where does Moka sleep at night?
Moka has chosen to start sleeping downstairs with my dog. She has the run of the house and is very good. She will appear at some point but is so quiet we don’t notice when and she will happily sleep (and no accidents) until someone gets up - at least 7 or 8 hours. Once she’s been for a wee given the chance she’ll go back to bed for a cuddle/nap.
How is Moka with current pets?
Moka is happy with our dog. She will settle with him and they have a gentle play. He is at least 7 times the size of Moka though so understandably she’s a little cautious if he gets too excited. No aggression or running away she will just stop the game
Is Moka clean indoors?
Moka has been so easy with toilet training, particularly for a young pup. With the warm weather the doors have been open and so she’s been in and out on her own and doesn’t seem to need reminding to go. She has started asking to be let out now if the door is closed.
Is Moka out on walks and how does she walk on lead?
After her initial reluctance on the lead Moka quickly realised how fun it was to be out and is very happy on her walks. She will occasionally stop or jump at you for a little check in but a gently correction and she will carry on nicely.
Moka has lots of energy and is very fast so once recall is secure she will want to run and run. She is doing very well at coming back for treats on the long line. She responds well to come back when her name is called in and out of the house. She pays attention to what the dogs around her are doing so I think recall will be easy.
Has Moka met with other dogs?
Moka has met a lot of dogs. She is very happy to say hello to smaller and calmer dogs but can be a little reserved with the bigger or more bouncy ones. It’s a lot to get used to at the moment when almost everyone you meet is so much bigger than you are. She likes to walk as part of a group and will run about with other dogs. She’s not sure about wrestle play rather than running about but she bounces about the outside so she wants to join in just isn’t ready yet.
How is Moka with humans?
Moka has been desperate for human attention and affection from the moment she came home but didn’t always fully trust she was safe. She loves to be around us somewhere near, tail always wagging. She will chase toys you throw and pounce on them. She loves my children and their friends she plays a very sweet game of chase as long as she’s the one chasing.
Her confidence continues to grow. She’s now a very happy confident little pup to have tummy tickles, pile in and snuggle in with everyone on the sofa, be wrapped in a blanket and generally be around us. She will approach strangers when out for a walk for a treat and a fuss.
She can still be cautious in the house if she feels like you want to pick her up or get hold of her or her collar. We continue to work on this and she is getting more comfortable with this contact all the time. There are no growls or warnings she just likes to move away, once you have touched her collar she is fine and will accept it.
Has Moka been left alone?
Moka has now been left for 2.5 hours with our dog with no problem. When we come home she is asleep or very calm is happy with it. No accidents or destruction in fact nothing has moved so I think she probably just sleeps the whole time.
Have you noticed Moka is afraid of any particular things?
Moka isn’t afraid of any of the usual household noises. She will stay in the room with a hairdryer, watch the hoover or lawn mower go up and down and takes no notice of the washing machine. She isn’t bothered by scooters or bikes either. We haven’t been on any particularly busy roads but she doesn’t pay attention to cars passing.
She’s more aware of movement than noises. She’s not bother about my children running around as long as it’s not in her direction. It isn’t a quiet house and she’s now pretty indifferent with the comings and goings unless she thinks she wants to be part of.
Any other useful information?
Moka loves her food but isn’t greedy about it, she’s still skinny so having some extra food to fatten her up much to her delight. She is very gentle with treats, sits nicely and will do almost anything for a bit of ham!
Moka loves to play, throw toys around and bounce about. She particularly likes anything she can drag so the bigger the toy or the odd stolen dog towel is even better. She does like to chew, most of the time she is happy to play with her toys or chew the antler but sometimes she can resort to stealing your possessions or the odd shoe to get your attention. So like all puppies she will need some boundaries to learn what is hers and to channel her energy (and puppy teeth) into exercise and games.
The perfect family for Moka
Moka is already proving she has lots of energy so will need a family who will give her plenty of exercise and play. She does love a good nap once she’s been on a walk though. She is calm in the house and will play happily on her own for while too so will spend a good part of the day relaxing, sunbathing or just rolling about outside with a toy! She is so sweet and very affectionate. She loves fuss so some humans that like to cuddle would be perfect.
I think she could live without another dog as long as she has plenty of opportunity to meet lots of dogs to socialise and make some friends. She is great with children, no aggression at all with humans or dogs.
She will need some understanding that she can be shy at first but most importantly she needs a push to make sure she doesn’t shy away from new things and continues to learn that she doesn’t need to worry about the world around her.
Moka is a sweet, gentle and playful puppy, her tail just doesn’t stop wagging she will be a great addition for one lucky family.