Age: 4 months
Type: Mixed breed
Location: Foster home -
Live with children: Yes - 8 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 him the ropes.
SOCIAL DISTANCING MEASURES WILL BE IN PLACE TO ALLOW MEETING/ADOPTIONS.
OUR ADOPTION FEE IS £500
Meet sweet Slipper, Slipper'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.
Slipper is 4 months, he is a sweet boy, but he is the shyest of her pups and will need time and patience.
Slipper 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:
Where does Slippers sleep at night?
Slippers sleeps in his bed on the floor next to my bed. He sleeps throughout the night waking up about 6.30am for food and toilet.
Is Slippers clean indoors?
Yes (he is still very young but has picked up on toilet training very quickly and we haven’t had any accident for a few days).
Can Slippers be left alone?
Slippers has only been left for very short time periods but has not had any issues.
How is Slippers out on walks and how does he walk on lead?
Slippers has never been on a lead or out for walks before arriving in foster. He was very unsure of the garden to start with but will now happily go out to the toilet. I am starting to get him used to being on the lead but have not been for a walk yet.
Has Slippers met with other dogs?
Slippers has been with my older dog. He is very sensitive with dogs and needs time to adjust so he is not overwhelmed. He now likes being around my dog but is not playful with her yet would not suit a family with an overly bouncy dog.
How is Slippers with humans?
When Slippers arrived he was very overwhelmed but has grown in confidence every day. He can still be a little jumpy if you put your hand out to stroke him but with patience he is getting much braver. He loves tummy rubs, cuddling up to you on the sofa and playing with his toys.
Have you noticed Slippers is afraid or worried of any particular things?
As stated above Slippers is particularly timid around dogs but with patience and a confident owner who will help build his confidence he will blossom into a really sweet boy. I have not noticed he has been startled by any noises.
THE PERFECT FAMILY FOR Slippers
Slipper’s perfect family would be someone who has a lot of time and patience and can continue to bring him out of his shell. He is a very loving boy and is adjusting so well and becoming more playful but he will need work to help him continue to adapt to his new life. Slippers would like to live with another calm dog who can help build his confidence and socialise him. As Slippers grows in confidence I think he would like having a friend who likes to play but isn’t too full on.