25-09-2004 Orca is a 4 year old ex-breeding poodle cross. Orca is a confident little girl when in kennels with her friends but slightly nervous away from them so she will need another confident dog in her new home to show her the ropes and help her to learn about lead walking and house training. Orca has never lived in a home and so will find this quite scary at first but if you have time and patience and are willing to encourage her gently to be brave you will be rewarded tenfold.
PLEASE NOTE: We nearly always home dogs who have come from breeders where there is ALREADY A RESIDENT DOG living in the house. They have usually never lived in a house before and are only used to canine company. They usually get their confidence and learn faster with another dog to copy from. This also helps with house training and learning how to walk on a lead. They will make lovely pets but do need a lot of love, time and patience. If the ex breeding dog you are interested in can be an only dog it will say so in its write up. Please read our information on ADOPTING EX-BREEDING DOGS before you apply.
.....Orca has only been in foster for just over one and a half weeks and she is a little poppet. She is so tiny and only weighs 4.50kg and is possibly a Poodle/Schnauzer cross. She is always on the go, running in and out to the garden to go to the toilet. She is also clean and dry and if she needs to go out at all during the night she will give a little whine to get your attention.
.....Orca eats well and will wait patiently while I prepare her food. She will sometimes stand on her back 2 legs with her head up as far as it will go, resembling a Meercat, trying to see if her food is ready on the worktop. Quite a character!
.....This little girl is an absolute delight to take out for a walk. She walks well on her harness and will bark at other dogs to say hello but will stop when corrected. She is not fazed by traffic noise and will trot along nicely beside me when we walk along a busy main road.
.....Orca is very much a peoples dog and loves nothing more to be curled up on someone's lap. Quite often I will find her snuggled up on my 5 year old daughter's lap while she is watching TV. Ideally Orca needs to be with another small furry friend so that she can be shown how to have fun and play as toys are new to her. She does like to be with someone all the time and will follow anyone around the house. At the moment she does get a little anxious when left but this is a work in progress as we are building up the time she is left by ten minutes at a time.
The adoption fee for a dog is £170 for a dog at the centre and £180 for one in foster. If your application is successful you will be home checked and you, all members of your family and any dog(s) who will be living with the dog MUST come to meet the dog you want to adopt. All our dogs are micro-chipped, have had at least their first inoculation and are spayed/neutered unless there is a medical reason for not doing so.
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