FOR FOR ADOPTION in CORNWALL/DEVON
Amber has arrived in Cornwall on the 18th September.
The following profile is based on information provided to us by the Bark Ark rescue shelter and what we have experienced here in the early days.
AMBER - this wonderful name stands for jewel, purity, protection and good luck which suits this girl beautifully. It also stands for strength and eternity and this girl is certainly a survivor. The rare gemstone amber has a gorgeous rich colour which reflects Amber's stunning eyes.
Size: 40cm approx shoulder height
Age: 2 years approx (August 23)
Child friendly: yes, but we are unable to accept homes with young children/toddlers. Older children 8+ who are dog savvy and respect a dog’s boundaries are fine. Amber is very full on and jumpy and the children would need to be ok with that.
Dog friendly: yes. Loves playing with other dogs and her play is very energetic. Amber's playfulness and exuberance can be too much for more calm and older dogs, hence if there is another dog in her new home he/she needs to be able to keep up with Amber and be ready to play. It would benefit Amber to learn some play boundaries from other dogs. We experienced her being told off by other dogs here and she does listen. Amber is a good dog
Cat friendly: yes, but as always it will also depend on the cat's behaviour. Where Amber was in Bosnia she was in contact with dog savvy cats every day. Another cat could be different. But she is such a lovely happy dog, her intention would only ever be to play chase and this is something that can be easily dealt with in a non-confrontational way. We will gladly offer help and advice with this if needed.
House Trained: not tested as she is not living in the house, but she is very clean in her space and will in our opinion be fine in a home. Of course initial accidents are to be expected in the first few days, but if Amber is not left for too long all should be just fine.
Behaviour/Temperament/Unique traits/ Training needs:
She is a very friendly and a submissive dog with people, but also likes to seek attention. She needs to learn boundaries and manners. Amber mainly tries to jump up to make sure you know she's there. Life did not treat her well and she is very grateful for everything she gets from humans. She is truly a people orientated dog. Loves cuddles and attention, the more the better,
Amber was at the Bosnian shelter owner’s place in the dog room in an outbuilding at the moment and she is very easy going happy go lucky dog. He hardly knew she is there. Here she is great with other dogs too. No problem at all. Happy go lucky and outgoing personality. She even took the routine vet check in her stride and loved it!
Needs general training and like most other overseas dogs with largely unknown history. Will need slow introducing to UK life as we know it, in line with our guidelines for new dogs. Being a young dog she will be lively at times and need a good amount of exercise and stimulation. A home outside of a busy city or town in a more quiet location would be ideal rather than a too urban an environment which can easily overwhelm a new overseas rescue dog.
Blood tested/Health: Yes. Tested negative for Brucellosis, Leishmans, Heartworm, Lyme Disease, Anaplasmosis, Ehrlichia and passed her general pre-travel health check. UK vet check done on the 20th Sept and she passed with flying colours. Amber has a bit of her ear missing which is a very old injury and has long healed. Her front leg amputation has healed beautifully and she whizzes around like a rocket! All tip-top.
Rescue story: Poor little Amber was found as a stray with a badly injured front leg. Life clearly didn't treat this lovely girl very well and she was struggling to survive. The injury was already older and had healed without treatment. The pain this sweet girl much have done through must have been horrendous. Amber's right front leg was pretty much useless and in the end it was decided to amputate rather than leave her with a leg that just got in the way. This little trooper has healed beautifully and is now a super happy tripod who is enjoying life to the max.
Cornwall/Devon only please.
Amber would be looking for a home environment which is settled and can offer enough time to get her used to home life as we know it, train and guide her.
She will need a large enough grassed garden where she can spend the first week or more during her settling in time (referring to our guidelines), before she goes out to explore a bit more of her new world.
Amber will need time and space to settle. Gentle guidance needs to be given where needed. Ideally in a calm environment with no children or with older dog experienced and respectful children 8+ .
Preferable not too urban an area which can be very stressful for a new overseas dog.
If you have cats, Amber did not mind cats at all where she was in Bosnia, but depending on the cat's reaction it is not always a smooth journey. Ideally the cat is dog savvy. Our very experienced team canine coach will gladly offer his help and guidance with this and any other issues that may arise. This is free of charge for our adopters/fosterers.
Application and vetting process apply. Please contact us if you would like to adopt Amber. We usually reply within 24 hours, mostly sooner and if you don’t hear back please contact us again. Thank you ♥
Meet & Greet will gladly be arranged after the application was approved.