Shandy

  • Female
  • Adult
  • Medium
  • Bulgaria
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Shandy Story
Meet Gorgeous Shandy, who was rescued by our partner shelter from someones garden along with four other dogs, after there was a risk of them being poisoned, something which is sadly not uncommon. She was... more

Meet Gorgeous Shandy, who was rescued by our partner shelter from someones garden along with four other dogs, after there was a risk of them being poisoned, something which is sadly not uncommon. She was taken in by the shelter where she has been living for some time, whilst they have worked to build her confidence and allow her to blossom into a happy, healthy dog. Whilst we know little about her previous life, it is quite apparent from her nervous nature that she didn’t have the best start. It’s time to find beautiful Shandy a kind, loving home.

Shandy is a very sweet natured soul with bundles of energy, who loves nothing more than to explore the great outdoors whilst out on long walks. She has an exceptional nose that she lets lead the way to discovering exciting new scents. Playing hide and seek games, or treasure hunts would be a brilliant way to keep her entertained and put that fabulous nose to use! She absolutely loves her food and cannot seem to get enough of it, which means tasty treats will be the perfect tool when teaching her some new fun tricks.

Shandy can be a little nervous around other dogs, but more recently has found confidence around those she shares her walks with at the shelter. Too many dogs can overwhelm her, but she does have some friends in the shelter who she likes to play with or who she takes exploring to the forest near-by. Shandy could live with an older, calm, confident dog that could help show her the ropes in her new home.

Shandy has a nervous nature when she first meets people, and will therefore need adopters who are willing to spend time building up her trust and confidence. When she first arrived at the shelter she was incredibly nervous of everything. She spent her first few weeks hiding, cowering and shaking in the corner when anyone approached her, too afraid to even take food.  Volunteers have worked really hard desensitising her to people, and after many months she finally began to relax. Since then they see improvements everyday. She does have a particular person she has attached herself too, however will happily go on walks with other volunteers, greeting them with a big wagging tail.

Shandy has been living in a caravan with one of the shelter staff members, along with a cat, who she gets on well with. She is fully house-trained, however changes in environment can mean this is not always the case when arriving in UK, but it won’t be difficult for her to re-learn this! She can still be nervous of loud or sudden noises, as well as unknown people, which is why we are looking for a calm, rural household where Shandy will be given the time she needs to over come her fears and understand she is safe and loved. Due to her nervous nature we will only be considering homes with older, calm, dog savvy children.

Once Shandy trusts you, she’ll be your most loyal best friend, always standing by your side.  She loves nothing more than to curl up on the sofa next to you for cuddles, or climb into bed and keep you warm during a cold winters night – if that’s what you want!

Shandy has come on leaps and bounds; from the scared girl who’d hide herself away, to now wagging her tail when she sees you, trotting over to say hello. Underneath the nervous exterior is a very loving, loyal and affectionate girl who just wants a family to call her own.

Please note, Shandy will be ready to travel towards the end of the year.  As a result it may take us longer to reply to applications, as we need to prioritise those arriving sooner – thank you for your patience, and rest assured we’ll be in touch to discuss your interest in Shandy as soon as possible!

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Full Bio

Age ............................................................. D.O.B 25/02/2017

Height to top of head ............................................................. 50cm

Weight ............................................................. 15kg

Expected adult size ............................................................. Medium

Breed ............................................................. Mixed

Neutered? ............................................................. Yes

Mixing with dogs? ............................................................. Yes

Mixing with children? ............................................................. Not tested

Mixing with cats? ............................................................. Yes

Character
  • Gentle-natured
  • Bundle of energy
  • Rural home needed
  • House trained
  • Nervous but loving
  • Up for adventure
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