Josey Status: Available

ID: 35680

Name: Josey

Breed: Poodle Cross

Age: 1 Year

Gender: Female

Adoption Fee: See below

Location: In Foster in
Leigh-on Sea, Essex

If you are interested in adopting a dog that does not say it can be homed with a cat and wish us to cat test please let us know and we will be happy to do this.

27-10-2022 Josey is a young but extremely nervous girl who has come to us from a breeder.  She is easily scared by sudden movement and startled by noise so Josey will need an adult only home where there is at least one other dog to be her friend and who will allow her to cuddle up with them for comfort and support if she wants to.  Josey will watch what they do and then start to copy them which will help her with house training.  Josey will need adopters who really understand she it's far too scary for her attempt lead walking until she is feeling braver and that this should start in the garden on a lead and harness before attempting to venture into the outside world in quiet places.  With love and patience Josey will gradually start to realise she is loved and there is nothing to fear and her adopter will be rewarded with a devoted forever friend.  Josey has a passport.

23-12-22 UPDATE
Josey is still completely terrified by us humans and our intentions, but her overall confidence has definitely improved since she first arrived. She has a real playful side to her and she loves doing the zoomies in the big play yard, and she will also run after a ball when I throw it. Anything to do with human touch will still make her flinch and run away though. I am working with her on this, but I’m taking my time with it and not pushing her too far out of her comfort zone. She will allow me to pick her up, but I do have to corner her to get her and she’s definitely not a fan of it. This poor girl is literally traumatised and it’s going to be a long time until she’s anywhere near being a ‘normal’ dog, so her new owners will need to understand this and accept it, but love her unconditionally regardless.
As I mentioned above, she does have a real playful side to her and it’s a joy to watch her running around and acting like a normal 1 year old dog. Because of this, and also because of the fact she’s not walking on a lead yet and probably won’t for a long time, I’d really love to find her a home with a decent sized garden for her to explore have fun in. 
Her new home is going to need to be extremely calm, patient and encouraging. It’s not going to be an easy road, but the outcome will be so worth it. Please give this girl a chance!

07-02-23 UPDATE

Josey has been In foster for 3 weeks now. She has learned what the routines are, she has learned to go to her crate to settle herself, when it all gets too much and she now enjoys the garden, the beds and the food on offer.
Josey is terrified of hands so I am listening to her and taking it at a pace she can handle. She  responds well to a calm approach, she needs slow and gentle praise. I am just seeing glimpses of her personality and it’s hard not to fall in love with her .she has a  goofy, innocent playful side and it’s beautiful. 

01-03-23 UPDATE

6 weeks in foster and Josey's goofy, fun, playful, sweet side is starting to come out. Josey is very inquisitive and such a foodie that she cannot help to investigate everything that’s going on. She loves playing ball with my husband and she loves her doggie pals (currently here with 9). We also practice touch a couple of times a day and she is learning that she is finally safe.  Josey now spends most of her days fear free, playing in the garden and enjoying our home because I have listened to her, built a relationship with her and she feels comfortable with what I am asking from her.
Josey has come a long way but still has a long way to go so we are looking for someone that really wants to love this girl. 

Please read our information on ADOPTING EX-BREEDING DOGS before you apply.

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.

 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. You must have a safe means of transporting the dog home in a crate or if this is not possible please discuss with Many Tears or the Fosterer when your application is being processed.


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