Forever Home Wanted
I am looking for Pipers happy ever after.
She is a 9 year old ex worker , ideally a dog free home as she would thrive on the attention .
She is such a lovely girl , happy to chill or cuddle up with you after her walk.
Very people friendly and loving .
FOSTER LOCATION Edinburgh EH17 (meet and greet applies )
NAME OF DOG Piper
BREED OF DOG Working cocker spaniel
SEX OF DOG Female
COLOUR OF DOG Lemon roan
CURRENT WEIGHT 10.5kg
AGE OR DOB OF DOG 14.7.2014
DISTINGUISHING MARKINGS Mainly white coat with various orange blobs
DATE OF LAST WORM TREATMENT 19.12.2023
DATE OF LAST FLEA/TICK TREATMENT 30.12.2023
DATE OF LAST BOOSTER 7.7.2023
IS DOG CURRENTLY ON ANY MEDICATION? IF SO PLEASE GIVE DETAILS. No
HEALTH PROBLEMS - none
IS THE DOG GOOD WITH PEOPLE? Loves people, will say hello when I stop for a chat.
HAS THE DOG BEEN IN CONTACT WITH CHILDREN?
grandchildren are 16 and 21 and she loved a cuddle from them. Whilst with me she has had no contact with young children.
COULD LIVE WITH CHILDREN?
ONLY CHILDREN OVER 12 YEARS? Yes
IS THE DOG AFRAID OF OR REACTIVE TO WOMEN? MEN? OTHER DOGS? OTHER ANIMALS? HOUSEHOLD ITEMS? THUNDER/LOUD NOISES? ANYTHING ELSE? Not afraid of
IS THE DOG GOOD WITH ALL OTHER DOGS?
She gets on well with one of my spaniels (the younger one and the same colour) but has been snapping at/attacking my older spaniel (blue roan).
HOW DOES THE DOG NORMALLY INTERACT WITH OTHER DOGS? When out for her walk, on lead, she tends to ignore or briefly greet other dogs.
HOW DOES THE DOG REACT TO CATS? Not okay with cats.
IS THE DOG RELIABLY HOUSETRAINED? Yes
Sleeps in a travel/soft crate at night.
IS THE DOG RELIABLE AT DOORS/GATES OR PRONE TO BOLTING?
Reliable but will run out to greet me on my return from shopping but has never bolted.
HOW IS THE DOG ON A LEAD?
Walks well on an extending lead and when she feels the tension of the stop she does wait for me.
RECALL: not been off lead in foster
DOES THE DOG HAVE SEPARATION ANXIETY?
She has been known to howl when she hears the car turn into our road. The longest she has been left is 2hrs.
IS THE DOG AGGRESSIVE WITH FOOD? TOYS? We don’t have toys around the floor. All three eat at the same time with no interactions.
HAS THE DOG EVER BITTEN ANYONE?
DOES THE DOG HAVE ANY BAD OR UNUSUAL HABITS? No
DOG'S FEEDING ROUTINE:
Four times a day, breakfast at 7am, lunch at noon, dinner around 4pm, supplements on a licki mat at 7pm. Breakfast and lunch are Fish4dogs (40g), dinner and walks are Eden (fish or country cuisine 40g), licki mat 25g dog pate with plaque off and probiotic sprinkled on. After breakfast gets either a bonio or a carrot. Brushed after morning walk, gets 2 fish cubes reward. After dinner gets a fish twist. Loves her food.
WHERE DOES THE DOG SPEND THE DAY? Free indoors.
WHERE DOES THE DOG SPEND THE NIGHT?
Crated in soft crate in bedroom.
WHERE DOES THE DOG SPEND TIME IF LEFT ALONE IN THE HOUSE
Left free with younger dog, older dog shut in the kitchen.
DESCRIBE THE DOG'S PREFERED BEDDING AND PLACE TO SLEEP. During the day will sleep on the sofa if allowed or in a dog bed in the kitchen.
DESCRIBE THE DOG'S CURRENT EXERCISE ROUTINE: One hour in the morning, toilet breaks in the garden thereafter.
DESCRIBE THE DOG'S ENERGY LEVELS. Quite happy to lounge about for most of the day.
NEEDS A LOT OF EXERCISE/TRAINING/STIMULATION?
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. Likes to be brushed but does a lot of wriggling.
DESCRIBE THE DOG'S BEST QUALITIES, THE THINGS THAT MAKE HER SPECIAL.
A cuddle monster.
DESCRIBE THE DOG'S IDEAL HOME, WHAT KIND OF FAMILY WOULD HE SUIT, AND WHERE WOULD SHE BE HAPPIEST. She prefers to sit and sleep next to me on the sofa for most of the day so would love to have a new owner who is around for most of the time.
She was previously a #working cocker spaniel so would probably chase birds and squirrels and rabbits if off lead. I believe she was whistle trained but I only know the three blasts for a recall. I have never tried it. She knows some verbal commands like sit, wait, drop/leave something she has picked up, swap (a slipper for a piece of kibble).
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