Candy

 

Candy Status: Available

ID: 25180

Name: Candy

Breed: Jack Russell Terrier

Age: 2 Years

Gender: Female

Adoption Fee: See the adoption details below

Location: In Foster in
Wells, Somerset

If you are interested in adopting a dog that does not say it can be homed with a cat and wish us to cat test please let us know and we will be happy to do this.

10-05-2019 Candy is a 2 year old female JRT. Candy is just such a sweet girl and was found down a drain. A lady found her and kept her for 3 months but then got ill and could not care for her any longer. Candy is very worried at her move here and will need a kind resident dog to help her settle into home life. Candy has an overshot jaw so her cute little tongue hangs out but this does not effect her. We will want a super special home for Candy

03-06-19 UPDATE

Candy has been in foster with us for 2 weeks. On entering our home she instantly relaxed and seems to be utterly delighted to be here. She has met our 5 resident dogs and our other foster dog beautifully. We definitely feel a lot of her confidence comes from having the other dogs around. She loves to cuddle up with them and tries to engage each one of them in play. Whilst she will accept a ‘no' from the other dogs, she will try again only a few minutes later. To her credit, her perseverance has paid off as she has awakened the playful side in two of our dogs (a side we had not seen previously).
Candy does not like being left alone and will vocalise her unhappiness but will settle as long as she is with the other dogs. On this basis she has been ok being left for a couple of hours within a clear routine. At this stage, having just one human for company in the home is not enough and whilst she will eventually settle, it takes much longer. It is therefore really important for Candy to have another dog(s) in the home that is/are not only willing to play with her but also cuddle up with her.
Candy does not like being contained and seeks no comfort from a safe place. She wants to be where you and the other dogs are. We therefore only use a crate for her safe travel in the car. She is not keen on this and will whine a little and dig at her blankets. She seems to prefer to be in the bigger shared crate with the other dogs in the boot of the car. She is coping with short journeys in the car and there is no sign of car sickness.
Candy loves to be near you, will snuggle up to you, gives the best little kisses but is not ready to be picked up, cuddled and stroked on the head - she will quickly move away. When she is relaxed, we have started to stroke her back end and are slowly working upwards. The issue appears to be human hands coming towards her and touching the upper part of her body. As she so wants to be with her humans, this is something we believe she will overcome with patience, love and kindness. As such, any children in the home would need to be happy to provide her with the calm environment and space she needs to increase her confidence and become comfortable with this.
We are carefully approaching Candy to place a collar, harness and lead on her If she is unhappy with the approach or the way human hands are touching her, she turns into a bucking bronco. She is however becoming more accepting of this process as long as it is done very slowly with minimal touching. She is comfortable wearing a lead, collar and harness and is loving her walks and all the new sniffs.
As our other dogs sleep in our bedroom at night, we have given her the freedom to do this. From day one she has opted to sleep on our bed and as a result, she sleeps quietly all night. We feel Candy benefits from this kind of security and reassurance.
Candy is pretty much toilet trained having the odd accident however we are unable to accept the credit for any training. She self taught herself the dog flap within 3 days of arriving. In her forever home, toilet training may regress a little as she adjusts, to potentially not having a dog flap.
Candy loves the garden, fresh air and sun bathing (although care must be taken with her little tongue that hangs out in the sun and extreme cold). She is really just a baby who is fun, loves life and is a happy little (around 5.5kg) girlie.
She is so playful and mischievous, loves chewing her toys and never fails to make us smile. She is such a special little soul deserving of her own very special family.

ADOPTION DETAILS
The adoption fee for an adult dog (6 months and over) is £220 and for a puppy is £250, However if the dog has a passport you will be given this when you adopt and we ask for a further £20 to help us buy a passport for another dog. You will find a break down of what the adoption fee covers under our Adoption Procedures (see link below) If your application is successful you will be home checked and you, all members of your family and any dog(s) who will be living with the dog MUST come to meet the dog you want to adopt. All our dogs are micro-chipped, have had at least their first inoculation and are spayed/neutered unless there is a medical reason for not doing so. You must have a safe means of transporting the dog home in a crate or if this is not possible please discuss with Many Tears or the Fosterer when your application is being processed.

Please read our adoption procedures before applying and then complete the adoption form.

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