Ready to adopt?
Age: 4 months
Type: Mixed breed
Location: Foster home - Fleet, Hampshire
Live with children: Yes - 5 years+
Live with dogs: Yes
Live with cats: Not tested
Special Requirements: Family who appreciate the importance of socialisation and exposure to UK life.
Important criteria: No other dogs over 10 years, no children under 5 years. No adults under 30 years.
OUR ADOPTION FEE IS £500
This is Sunny
Sunny and her siblings, Antonis and Cinnamon arrived from Crete on Friday 18th June so they have not been with us long. Sunny is a happy puppy and adapting very quickly to her new life.
She was born an unwanted with her siblings in Crete, with no foster home they lived outside in an enclosure. Lucky for them they are young and will adapt very quickly. BUT we need families to be prepared to invest in training, socialisation and have experience with socialisation and training to help her adapt to UK life.
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, Sunny 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 Cinnamon 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.
Our foster home has provided the feedback below:
Dog's name: Sunny
Where does Sunny sleep at night?
Sunny has the full run of the house overnight but likes to sleep in a bed at the end of our bed. She will wander around for a little while before finding a spot and settling down.
How is Sunny with current pets?
Sunny has been great with my 3 dogs. She was a little weary and uninterested to begin with, but t she has now begun to play in the garden with them.
Is Sunny clean indoors?
We have had a couple of accidents in the house and you need to get her out as soon as possible in the mornings or when she wakes up. She is learning very quickly that the first stop she wakes is the garden. She will ask to go out by whining and wandering around the kitchen.
We’ve had the back door open a lot over the last couple of days and she loves to pop in and out.
Can Sunny be left alone?
We have only left her for 5 or 10 minutes at a time at the moment and are building it up. She quite an independent girl and I think she could probably manage a little longer.
Is Sunny out on walks?
Yes, she loves her walks. We are doing 2 small walks a day which she is finding very tiring and will sleep for a good hour after a little walk. She is very inquisitive and loves to stop and sniff things. At times, she can be a little nervous and needs some encouraging but once she’s going there’s not stopping her.
How does Sunny walk on the lead?
Considering she’s never been on a harness and lead she is doing very well. She didn’t like the harness at first and fought it. But after just 3 walks she totally accepts it and the boundaries that it brings.
Has Sunny met with other dogs?
Sunny has met a couple of other dogs during our walks. She is a little nervous of them and gives some a wide berth. We have walked with my friend and her excitable cockerpoo and they got along very well. She accepted him onto the walk very quickly and by the end of it was bounding along with him.
How is Sunny with humans?
She’s been absolutely fine with humans. We’ve had people to the house which didn’t phase her at all. We’ve met people out on walks who want to stroke and fuss her. She has been a little apprehensive but overall has done very well with it all.
Have you noticed if Sunny is afraid of any particular things?
Sunny is afraid of new situations. She was nervous on her first walk but overcame that and enjoys them now. We’ve taken her to the pub and was unsure of the new noises and surroundings. But again, she overcame that. She just needs help and reassurance and she will be fine.
Any other useful information?
Sunny is like all young puppies, she is nervous of new things, strange noises and surroundings. But she is doing very well. She really started coming out of her shell. She is becoming a cheeky, playful little girl who has started to enjoy her new life. She’s going to be a super dog but will need continued guidance and training with the basics.