Lydia Status: Available

ID: 37080

Name: Lydia

Breed: Beagle

Age: 6 Years

Gender: Female

Adoption Fee: See below

Location: In Foster in
Bournemouth, Dorset

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.

18-02-23 Lydia is a sweet but scared beagle who has come from her breeder to find a loving home. She has a Grade 2-3 heart murmur that will need to be monitored in the future but needs no medication at this time.  She does not come to greet us but will dart away to hide behind her bed, praying we will leave her be. She will allow us to pick her up but is uncomfortable, frozen to the spot and with no idea why we would want to interact with her. With a little time and perserverence she will relax in arms and hopefully start enjoying a gentle fuss in the future. Lydia is reliant on her kennel friends to feel safe and will shut down without another dog close by. She will need a lovely little resident dog to be her friend in her new home and show her new skills like house training and how to walk on a lead. She needs a calmer home without children with someone prepared to take things slowly and guide her forwards. With some patience and time she will transform, find her personality and love her new way of life.

18-03-23 UPDATE

Lydia has come on massively since being here but is still shy of people. She has been practicing walking on a harness but was worried about me walking her as she does not know me very well.  She will walk away if approached but if you sit down she will come to you and sniff your hand and take a treat if her mate doesn't pinch it first! Lydia still got some way to go but I think in a home with other confident dogs she will learn to live in a home and start to gain some trust in humans.

14-04-23 UPDATE
Lydia is doing well on the harness, but is not yet approaching people of her own accord. She heavily depends on her kennel friends and this will help her transition to home life as she will probably copy everything the resident dog does. She will need a home with no young children, about teenage age should be okay as long as they are dog savvy, this would depend on the meet and greet though. She will need atleast one resident dog who will play with her as well as snuggle. She is a flighty girl, so her home will need to be experienced and safety conscious.

21-04-23 UPDATE
Today we had a major breakthrough with my beautiful Lydia! She came up to me!! 
Lydia was such a terrified girl when she arrived at the centre, and although she has learnt to walk on a harness and is easy to handle, you would always have to get her in to a corner to do anything with her, which is heartbreaking to see them so untrusting of humans. I have worked very hard to try to earn her trust, I have always gone at her pace and to make being around me a positive thing. Then, today whilst in the sandchool, I crouched down and she came up to me for a sniff, it was a long sniff too.
My heart could have burst with how proud I am of her.  It really shows that if you allow dogs to trust you, they do come on leaps and bounds with time. I know she has a long way to go, but this shows that she will get there, especially if her perfect home finds her soon.
05-05-23 UPDATE

Beautiful girl Lydia has been with us for almost 3 months now and I cannot believe it! She has made amazing progress since arriving with us, as the mere sight of a human made her run and hide let alone actually being handled. Although still a little wary of new people, once you have gained her trust she has began approaching very slowly for a little inquisitive sniff! She still has a long way to go confidence wise, and relies heavily on her kennel mates for safety and comfort but is making slow but steady progress. She has been harness trained whilst at the rescue, and now walks beautifully on a harness! Kennel life is proving stressful for her, so I’m really hoping that she finds a home soon where her new owners can dedicate so much love and time into showing her that all humans aren’t bad. 
19-05-23 UPDATE

Lydia has been in foster for a short time (5 days), she is doing very well considering she fears humans and human contact. She is living in a quiet home with another dog and 3 cats, she is happy in their company, but she is unsure of me. Quick movements startle her, but she doesn’t seem to mind the noise of the TV and vacuum cleaner. She watches everything, and, in that beagle way, she looks very thoughtful. I think she is learning as she goes along but her fear has developed over time and will take time, patience, and dedication to overcome. She needs an experienced adopter of scared, ex-breeding rescue dogs or someone who is dog savvy and prepared to work hard at helping her. She has learnt how to get upstairs and jump on the bed, but she can’t get downstairs! She enjoys lead walks once she is coaxed into a collar, harness, leads and the car. She is ok in the car if she can snuggle up to another dog who doesn’t mind her closeness. She has the usual characteristics of a beagle, inquisitive, sniffing, elegant/athletic run, snores in her sleep. She is adorable, but it’s not possible to give her love and affection at this stage. She does watch when the other pets receive a fuss.
25-05-23 UPDATE

What a difference a week makes! Now, Lydia is 6/10 scared instead of 10/10 scared. She is my first scared foster dog, and I am amazed at how routine and patience can make a difference. She likes being stroked, which was impossible last week as she would run away. She didn’t respond to the name Lydia so I am calling her Fig/Figgy and she responds when we are on walks and in the house. She’s very smart and wants to settle in a home. She loves home comforts, and now and then she makes that happy beagle snort. She really enjoys walking with other dogs and now she doesn’t mind the humans either, she will take treats from my dog walking friends. Her tail has gone up a few times and wagged. She is 90% house clean (probably more by management at the moment!). Her continuous progression shows she will make a lovely pet. She will need an active home with another dog/s companion/s. 
02-06-23 UPDATE

Slowly, Lydia (Fig) is gaining confidence, and seems much happier. We have been doing roughly the same walk early each morning for almost 3 weeks, she loves it. Her tail goes up and she is playful. She still has to be persuaded into going for a walk, but it’s getting easier. The last couple of days she went to the toilet during the walk. She usually goes in the back garden. She’s 95% house clean. She is settled in the car and stretches out to snooze. She is happy to snooze on the sofa when the house is quiet. She’s still flighty and skittish in the house, and sometimes when we go on different walks later in the day. This is when I am more cautious with her (double lead). Out walking she is inquisitive and will go up to dogs and people. In the house, she’s still unsure of movement and visitors. She finds her safe space and settles down. She doesn’t mind being handled and she was ok having a small bath. She continues to get on with the resident cats and dog and her beagle cheeky personality is starting to show. In time, once she is not so fearful, she will need some training!

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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.

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