On medication (Propalin) for ’slight’ incontinence. Our foster carer has confirmed the medication is easy to administer and that she has not seen any signs of the incontinence around the home – the meds are doing their job
She had a lump removed from her body close to the back elbow of her font left leg. The vet has sent it away for testing but was not overly concerned about any long-term problems arising from it
Current weight is 40kg – needs to lose a bit of it. Hasn’t been exercised much in the last 2 years so I’m sure that a bit of this would make all the difference.
Allergic to vaccinations
Brought up with children in the home, can be wary of strangers so needs gentle introductions to new people
Travel: doesn’t want to get in car boot (hatchback) but happy to travel on back seat with seat belt
On lead: reactive, a behaviourist told the previous owner that this is fear-based reactivity
Off lead: we have been told that she is fine with other dogs off lead, but we have not yet assessed this
I struggle with my weight but since arriving with my foster mum I have gone from 25.5kg to 28.3kg and should keep gaining. I have a special diet so that I get the nutrients I need. Investigations into his weight loss were on going in his previous home, we are continuing with this investigation.
I walk quite well on the lead and sit nicely to allow tractors and trailers, cars and other vehicles to pass.
I am dog reactive both on and off lead. I don’t react to my foster carers Dallie, or my foster Grandmas Collie when we sniff through gates, or when they are milling around my crate. When I came out of the vets the other day I nearly bumped into a spaniel, I barked and turned towards it but my foster mum was in control of the situation and so I was happy to walk on back to the car with her without further ado and we saw a dog the other side of a fence running up and down barking and whilst I was interested, I kept pace with my foster mum and didn’t make a sound. I have been able to make friends with other dogs and play nicely for a while, but I must be introduced slowly and always supervised.
I am obsessed with shadow chasing and if I’m allowed to keep doing it, I become anxious. My foster Mum is working on trying to reduce this, by finding alternative physical and mental stimulation outlets.
My crate is very important to me, it is where I feel the most relaxed. I can settle here even when there are shadows casting around me.
I am not suitable for a home with children
Not cat, livestock or wildlife friendly
I have some basic obedience skills, including recall unless I spot a furry critter
I like taking trips in the car
My foster grandma likes me that much she has offered to help my foster mum out by taking me home with her (she’s never done this before) …it’s because at heart I’m a truly sweet boy
This handsome chap is with us through no fault of his own. He is sociable with people, and dogs he meets out and about, but he is not suited to living with other dogs. He travels well in a car. He’s a bouncy boy that needs a bit of work on his general obedience, recall and loose lead walking. He is crate trained and uses it at night, when left unsupervised in the home and when his humans are eating.
Through no fault of his own Zeak has arrived in our care. He has had a couple of homes since arriving in the UK from Hungary. He is not yet neutered, loves squeaky toys, chases cats, pulls on the lead and has not had contact with children but is friendly with all the adults he has met, although does jump up at first. He can react to dogs when on lead but off lead but once off lead he loves to play with other dogs.
We know very little about this young man because of the way he came into our care. He is nervous but appears to be a sweet natured boy around people. He needs muscle tone building and a good quality food to help improve his coat quality. He is currently under assessment.
This sweet little lady has recently had a litter of pups. We know very little about her because of the way she came into our care, but she certainly seems to like to be around people. She is currently under assessment.
We know very little about this lovely people friendly lady because of the way she came into our care. She has been used for breeding. She appears to have a calm and gentle nature. She’ll need a controlled diet as she is a little over-weight, and her coat condition is not great. She is currently under assessment.
Crated trained and can be left up to 4hrs. He loves ball play. Travels well in the car. He has played nicely with dogs that he knows but on one occasion he pinned a puppy down. He can walk nicely on lead but does pull on occasion (needs work) and barks at other dogs whilst on lead. He’s not really been socialised around fast-moving objects (e.g. joggers, traffic, cyclists), or livestock but has been known to chase the odd cat or two. He has proved to be unreliable around children, although the circumstance/triggers for this are unclear.
A baby who has had a very stressful start to life, docked, neutered, and landed in the UK only 4 weeks ago. He can be reactive when overwhelmed when first meeting people, but careful slow introductions and he’s soon offering the cutest sit for a treat, cuddle and some playtime. He’s shown excellent manners when meeting other dogs and has been playing with his new bestie spotty dog whilst in foster care with us. He wasn’t fully house trained but is now doing great – fingers crossed. He travels well in the car. He’s being crate trained; at times reluctant to get in, but he quickly snuggles into his bed and soon after the snoring commences.
A needy boy who struggles to settle in the home, he’s not been left to his own devices but when his hoomans do leave the home for short 10-minute stints he watches at the window and howls. When frustrated/anxious he chews things he shouldn’t. His play biting is harsh and will need work. Travels well in the car. He is cautious around children. Nervous around loud noises. On lead he’s not really interested in other dogs, but if they come to meet him, he will sniff and then want to play. He’s not been off lead around other dogs. Moving objects (cats, joggers, cyclists) get him excited, the harsh play biting starts along with other behaviours that make walking on lead tricky.