Age: Estimated 8-9 years old
Background – Penny arrived with us from a breeder in a terrible state and has needed a lot of patience and TLC, but she is really starting to come out of her shell and is doing incredibly well considering her sad past.
Character – Penny is very nervous of human contact, especially being handled, this is something being worked on daily in foster and already seeing improvements with her accepting treats from hand and being less tense being handled. Her playful character has emerged with other friendly, playful dogs of a similar size. She likes to gently play fight and run around the secure field with her canine pals.
In the home – Penny has picked up on the routines of home life very quickly following the lead of her foster brothers and sisters. She’s learned how to go up and down the stairs with confidence and has been sleeping in the bedroom with her friends. In the morning she comes on the bed and snuggles next to the human despite being nervous of being touched. In the day she likes to snooze on the sofa cuddled up to her canine friends when she’s not playing with them
Type of home – Penny needs a patient, calm home with at least one friendly dog, she would benefit from a small pack to integrate with. She has been in foster with German shepherds and is fine with bigger dogs but prefers the dogs the same size as her and a similar play style. Her humans need to understand she isn’t going to want physical contact from them but will be comfortable with being in the same room and even snuggling next to them once trust is built. Tasks like catching her to put her harness on can be physically demanding as she is a quick and agile girl. She will need someone confident in handling a flighty, nervous dog.
Foster carer says – Penny is a special girl who will bring the right home lots of joy watching her antics, seeing her tail wagging as she plays with her friends and get excited about walks and mealtimes.
Adoption – Penny is in foster care in Axbridge and applicants will need to come and meet her here.
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