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Forever Home Wanted

Bailey
 

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FOREVER HOME WANTED

I am looking for Bailey’s Forever Home , Bailey is a beautiful girl who was surrendered by a breeder.

She’s not yet 2 years of age but has already had a litter of pups.

I’m looking for a dog free home due to the fact she is guarding her foster mum from the resident dog, i wouldn’t want this to happen in her Forever home .

It will be beneficial for her to have all of the attention and the life which she so deserves .

She is stunning to look at , beautiful inside and out

FOSTER LOCATION - Surrey GU21

( meet and greet applies )

NAME OF DOG Bailey

BREED OF DOG Cocker spaniel

SEX OF DOG Female

COLOUR OF DOG Toffee/golden

CURRENT WEIGHT 10kg

AGE OR DOB OF DOG 20/6/2022

SPAYED - Not yet due to being in season whilst in foster .

DATE OF LAST WORM TREATMENT 10/2/24

DATE OF LAST FLEA/TICK TREATMENT 10/2/24

DATE OF 1ST VACCINATION 19/8/22

DATE OF 2ND VACCINATION 15/9/22

OR DATE OF LAST BOOSTER 8/8/23 - next due Aug 24

IS DOG CURRENTLY ON ANY MEDICATION? IF SO PLEASE GIVE DETAILS. None

HIP OR JOINT PROBLEMS? None

SKIN PROBLEMS? None

EAR INFECTIONS? None

EYE PROBLEMS? None

BLADDER PROBLEMS? None

EPILEPSY? None

HEART PROBLEMS? None

FOOD ALLERGIES? None

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IS THE DOG GOOD WITH PEOPLE? PLEASE GIVE DETAILS OF HOW INTERACTS WITH FAMILY, FRIENDS, STRANGERS ETC. Bailey is very good with me as her primary carer. She is very loving and likes to be near me all the time and follows me about. She barks when anyone else enters the room from the family but settles quickly with my husband and son (age 12) as she has spent some time with them. She has not warmed to my daughter (15) at all and barks very loudly at her whenever she hears her bedroom door or she enters the room. I think this is because my daughter is often out and pops in quickly here and there, also my daughter often has different friends come and go which Bailey finds unsettling. Bailey also barks at any strangers who come to the house. If I sit with her and comfort her she will eventually calm down and be quiet and as she sees the same people over and over she is becoming calmer with them. If approached by anyone she will run away or seek me out for comfort but is happy to be petted if she is sitting beside me. When out walking though Bailey is not phased by people or dogs - she actively approaches people and other dogs to say hello and does not bark at them at all.

HAS THE DOG BEEN IN CONTACT WITH CHILDREN?

@Bailey has not encountered children under 12. She is quite nippy when playing with me in a puppyish way and therefore I don't think she would do well living with young children incase she accidentally nips them (as her teeth are not puppy teeth!) This of course can be worked on but since she has never had the chance to experience this life I am allowing her the time to play with me that she deserves. She is also very fast and bonkers when excited and would likely knock small children over.

COULD LIVE WITH CHILDREN?

ONLY CHILDREN OVER 12 YEARS? Possibly

IS THE DOG AFRAID OF OR REACTIVE TO WOMEN? MEN? OTHER DOGS? OTHER ANIMALS? HOUSEHOLD ITEMS? THUNDER/LOUD NOISES? ANYTHING ELSE? Bailey is reactive to our very elderly resident spaniel when in the house. She guards the sofa and bed when I am on it and if Lola approaches she leaps up and puts her face to hers. When excited (particularly when I let them upstairs) Bailey leaps at Lola and pushes her causing Lola to growl and run away. There has not been any actual physical aggression between the dogs apart from the first weekend when Bailey bit Lola's ear and mouth in what seemed an unprovoked event. This led to us separating the dogs again (baby gate between rooms) unless I was present with Bailey on lead. Over the last few weeks they have got more used to each other and are able to be left together downstairs during the day unsupervised but I keep them separate at night time as a precaution. The guarding has continued especially during the day and early evening when I am downstairs in the lounge. Later on when Bailey is more relaxed she doesn't always react when Lola jumps on the sofa and the last couple of days they have actually shared the sofa a couple of times with me on it aswell.

IS THE DOG GOOD WITH ALL OTHER DOGS? Bailey is fine with all dogs outside of the house.

HOW DOES THE DOG NORMALLY INTERACT WITH OTHER DOGS? She sniffs bottoms and then wanders off.

HOW DOES THE DOG REACT TO CATS?

Not tested.

IS THE DOG RELIABLY HOUSETRAINED? Bailey was really good for the first 3 weeks with only one accident in the house per week usually overnight but this last week she has pooed and weed in the house even when the door is open. We have continued to show her where she should go outside and praise her when she does

CRATE TRAINED? OR NOT USED A CRATE WHILST WITH YOU? Not used.

IS THE DOG RELIABLE AT DOORS/GATES OR PRONE TO BOLTING? PLEASE GIVE DETAILS. Because Bailey is very nervous she has not tried to bolt at external doors but as her confidence is growing she has slipped through the baby gate in the kitchen once or twice so this could be an issue with external doors going forward.

HOW IS THE DOG ON A LEAD? Bailey is walked on a long lead and does not pull at all. She sometimes runs and reaches the end of the lead but once she realises this she does not pull at all, she just waits for some slack. I have not tested her on a short lead.

RECALL - Bailey has not been walked off lead during the foster period. In the house she has been learning her name and is starting to come when I call her however I could not say this would work off lead with all the distractions and smells.

DOES THE DOG HAVE SEPARATION ANXIETY?

Bailey spends some of the day in the lounge with Lola whilst I work upstairs. She is more settled when my husband is working downstairs in the next room. We left the dogs for 4 hours on Saturday night when we went out and all was calm when we returned, no accidents or destruction.

IS THE DOG AGGRESSIVE WITH FOOD? TOYS? ANY KIND OF RESOURCE GUARDING? PLEASE GIVE DETAILS. Bailey is not aggressive with food or toys. Please see comments above re guarding of the sofa and bed. She is really just learning to understand what toys are and shows an interest in a ball if thrown.

HAS THE DOG EVER BITTEN ANYONE? No

IS THE DOG OBSESSED WITH BALLS? OTHER TOYS? No

DOES THE DOG HAVE ANY BAD OR UNUSUAL HABITS? Guarding me - please see above. Bailey barks when there is excessive noise outside from children or passers by and when the door knocks. This is due to her anxiety and I believe she will settle in time. This is a whole new world to her and she needs time to adjust. She has chewed 2 remote controls, a fan heater cord (unplugged) and destroyed my large pot plant but she has not attempted to chew any large ticket items such as the sofa/table/chairs/cupboards. We now make sure any loose items are put on the mantlepiece before we leave the room.

DOG'S FEEDING ROUTINE: Twice daily, Forthglade complete meal. 5/8ths of a tray each feeding time 6am and 6pm. Bailey likes Bonio biscuits and shapes and gets one or two a day but not at set times to avoid expectation. She enjoys her food and has been putting on weight since she came to us as she was very small when we picked her up.

WHERE DOES THE DOG SPEND THE DAY? Either free run of the downstairs area (lounge and kitchen with back door open to garden) or free rein of the whole house except the children's bedrooms.

WHERE DOES THE DOG SPEND THE NIGHT?

Bailey sleeps on the end of the bed with me. She lays down about 9pm and sleeps through till just before 6 with no issues.

WHERE DOES THE DOG SPEND TIME IF LEFT ALONE IN THE HOUSE? Bailey is not left alone. She is either with me or with Lola if we go out.

DESCRIBE THE DOG'S PREFERED BEDDING AND PLACE TO SLEEP. Bailey likes the sofa, my bed and sometimes uses her actual fluffy bed in the lounge - though she prefers the sofa of course!

DESCRIBE THE DOG'S CURRENT EXERCISE ROUTINE: Bailey is walked several times a week. She is more interested in sniffing around than the running and walking. During the day I play with her in the garden a few times - she goes crazy for a few minutes at a time then flakes out and goes back to sleep.

DESCRIBE THE DOG'S ENERGY LEVELS. Bailey is not super energetic but she is very puppy like so per above she zooms about and has a mad 5 minutes every now and then but tires easily.

NEEDS A LOT OF EXERCISE/TRAINING/STIMULATION? No

NEEDS MODERATE AMOUNT OF EXERCISE/TRAINING. No

HAPPY TO SLEEP THE DAY AWAY WITH REGULAR EXERCISE. Yes

HOW IS THE DOG WITH GROOMING? DESCRIBE HOW HE COPES WITH BRUSHING, NAILS, BATHING ETC. Our groomer comes to the house. Bailey had very matted ears when we picked her up. I stayed with her whilst she was bathed to reassure her and whilst she had the mats cut away. She also had her paws trimmed but we didn't want to overly distress her (and she didn't really need anything else done anyway). She tried to get out of the bath but tolerated the clippers and scissors well.

DESCRIBE THE DOG'S BEST QUALITIES, THE THINGS THAT MAKE HIM SPECIAL. Bailey is the prettiest most beautiful dog with the longest eye lashes. When out walking she attracts attention and comments from absolutely everyone we see. She is only 20 months and has been used for breeding already but is really only a puppy herself. She has not had the chance to experience (until now) a loving home, enough food, safety, walks or play so there is lots for her to catch up on. I had to teach her to go up and down the stairs because she was frightened of them - it took a couple of weeks before she would even try and the look on her face when she finally did it was beautiful, she was so pleased with herself.

DESCRIBE THE DOG'S IDEAL HOME, WHAT KIND OF FAMILY WOULD HE SUIT, AND WHERE WOULD HE BE HAPPIEST. I would love to say that Bailey would like a young dog to play with but it is difficult to know whether she would display the same level of guarding with a younger dog as she has done with Lola around me. A quiet home with no or only older children would be best for her. One with few visitors and few deliveries and not on a noisy thoroughfare would be preferable. She deserves lots and lots of attention and love and does not want to share.

Registration , Meet and greet , home check applies .

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