Evie is a very special girl of around 20 months old who has been in foster for around a year. She came to Hounds First at 8 months old having never experienced life outside the four walls of her original home.
We are now taking applications to find the perfect home for Evie where her progress can continue with a family of her own.
Evie is fully housetrained and will ask to go out.
She can be left for up to four hours in the company of another dog and is getting better at being left on her own too (currently around 2 hours but this could be built up if needed).
She is shy around new people, especially outside the safety of her home. She tends to be very hand shy and would rather people do not force attention on her but let her approach them in her own time for a sniff.
Evie loves children but does tend to jump up and use her front paws a lot. She has sharp little claws that could harm smaller children so we recommend that she is homed with calm, dog savvy children over the age of 10.
She does have a prey drive and is not cat safe.
We need to find Evie a calm home as she becomes stressed by too much hustle and bustle in the home (dogs and humans).
Evie now enjoys her walks, she walks nicely on the lead and is gradually experiencing more and more outside the home.
Fences of at least 6 foot will be required. Evie is a great jumper!
She enjoys football (although will destroy a normal football) and also loves to play fetch with a Kong tennis ball. She is amazing at catching the ball in her mouth too!
Evie knows some commands and is a quick learner. She does a beautiful ‘Sit’ and knows ‘Give’ when you want her to drop her ball. She also understands ‘bed’ (as in go to your bed) and is beginning to understand ‘off’ (as in get off my bed). She understands ‘In’ (come in from outside).
Don’t be fooled by this shy and nervous little dog into thinking she is a wimp. This dog is a character! Evie is an extremely clever dog who needs time and patience to build up trust and confidence with her humans. She is learning loads and with positive reinforcement and slow steps she is making, and will continue to make, great progress.
When she does feel confident and happy with you, Evie will show you her other side! She will talk to you (she sounds like Chewbacca) and let you know what she wants – this could be to play ball, go outside to the loo, get on the sofa right where you are sitting etc etc.
The word bossy comes to mind a lot when describing Evie (maybe the word gobby too). Any dog she lives with will need to be prepared to put up with her. We think she is best suited to living with an indulgent older male dog. We also think Evie would be happy as an only dog but only if her adopter could be around most of the time.
Evie is in foster in Bedfordshire about half way between Luton and Milton Keynes. Her adopters will need to be prepared to make a series of visits to her foster home.