Sex: Female - Neutered
Age: 9 months
Type: Mixed breed
Size: Medium - short legged girlie
Location: Foster home - Shepperton, Surrey
Live with children: Yes - 5 years+
Live with dogs: Yes
Live with cats: Not tested
Special Requirements: Sandy has grown up in a shelter with little human contact and surrounded by dogs. She is young and learning, so we are asking for there to be another dog in the home. If you do not have another dog in the home you will need to provide us with a socialisation plan.
OUR ADOPTION FEE IS £400
This is Sandy
She 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.
Her new family will 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, Sandy 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 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 Sandy will easily adjust and make a lovely addition to any home but adopters need to be fully prepared.
IF YOU ARE NOT ABLE TO ADOPT IMMEDIATELY PLEASE DO NOT APPLY AS YOU WILL NOT RECEIVE A REPLY.
SOCIAL DISTANCING MEASURES WILL BE IN PLACE TO ALLOW MEETING/ADOPTIONS.
Our foster home has provided the feedback below:
Dogs name: Sandy
Where does Sandy sleep at night?
Sandy sleeps on her bed in the kitchen, she settles quickly and well but toilets in the night - always on the puppy pads which we place by the back door. She woke us up last night to go outside to toilet and was clean and dry this morning, so I am hoping that this is improving with time.
How is Sandy with current pets?
We have our own dog, but Sandy has not shown any interest in him until the last couple of days. She is wanting to play with him, which again is another small improvement.
Is Sandy clean indoors?
Sandy was saving her toileting up all day and then only going at night on the puppy pads when we were all in bed, this has now stopped and Sandy is clean in the house during the day. We have been leaving the back garden door open at regular intervals so that she has the choice to go out to the toilet when she needs to. She is now brave enough to go out into the garden independently for toileting during the day.
Can Sandy be left alone?
Sandy is very happy to be left alone, we have left her for up to an hour and she has just slept.
Is Sandy out on walks?
Sandy is not out on walks yet; she is afraid of the lead so we are working on this.
How does Sandy walk on the lead?
Sandy is afraid of the lead, she happily wears a collar and is now also comfortable to wear a harness although it is still a little tricky to get the harness on her. Once the harness is on, she is not bothered by it at all. However, she is not happy to be attached to a lead, so we are doing some work on this.
Has Sandy met other dogs?
We have not been out to meet with other dogs, but she is ok with our own dog being around her, we have a few play dates planned with some other doggy friends for this weekend. I think she will do well in a household with another young playful dog.
How is Sandy with humans?
Sandy is currently afraid of people; she is happy and comfortable around my husband. It has been difficult to meet with lots of people due to the second lockdown but is something that we are starting to also work on.
Have you noticed that Sandy is afraid of anything in particular?
Sandy does not appear to be bothered by noises. Her biggest fear is people.
Any other useful information?
Sandy was born in a shelter in Crete and has had little or no contact with people for her entire little life. Sandy is the sweetest and most gentle little young lady. She is extremely nervous and shy, but this will change with time.
She has not shown any aggression at all with her fear. I can see that she will be a very loving and loyal pet. She loves to be fussed and stroked, once she trusts you. She will need an understanding forever family that has time and patience to spend with her and work on gaining her trust to enable you to continue the work with her shyness and nervousness.