Age | estimated DOB 06.02.2020
Height to top of head | currently 25cm (measured 18.06.2020)
Weight | currently 9kg (measured 18.06.2020)
Estimated size | Medium when fully grown
Neutered | No, too young
Breed | German Shepherd / Saluki type mix
Mixing with dogs? | Not tested
Mixing with children? | Yes
Mixing with cats? | Not tested
Loki in three words | Very people orientated
Please note that Loki will not be ready for adoption / ready to travel until at least October so any adoption applications will not be prioritised just yet.
Loki was found by a kind, local family who then reached out to our partner shelter in Bahrain asking for help with adopting her. She is living with the family in foster until a new adoptive home in the UK is found.
Loki has a wonderfully playful personality. She loves to be near you (all the time!) and especially loves playing with the children in her foster home, who are 4 & 7 years old. She is a little ball obsessed and will grab her ball for a game at every opportunity. She’s a little timid with strangers to begin with but she has grown to love her foster family and could easily build up confidence in her new home with time and patience.
Loki isn’t keen on her collar or lead walking but we’re sure with lots of positive reinforcement she’ll learn to love walking. Now that she has bonded with her foster family, she mostly walks with them off lead as she stays close and checks in, however, this is not advised when she first arrives in the UK and the adoptive home will need to get her used to walking with a collar and lead. She also doesn’t enjoy the car at the moment but she is getting more used to car journeys.
Although Loki hasn’t had continued socialisation with other dogs, she tends to ignore them when out and about. She may benefit from a home with another established resident dog that can help her build up confidence.
Loki would prefer a quiet home that is at least semi-rural, with some nice, quiet walks nearby. Being a Saluki type mix, she is likely to have a high prey drive, so any adopters that live in countryside around livestock should appreciate that dedicated recall training may be needed.less