Wednesday, 19 February 2014

Tess - 16 month old terrier mix - in Foster in the UK - Needing forever home

This is Tess. Tess is originally from Romania and as with many pups she was abandoned with her siblings at just a few months old. Lack of education, money and real love many adult females are not spayed by their owners and so unwanted pregnancies happen, and the pups just thrown out, often with the mother. In some ways Tess and her siblings were lucky in that they were not thrown on to the streets but left at the local rescue centre where they at least had safety. However, their mother was not with them, so they had been torn from her at a very young age and were obviously very confused and frightened. At first they struggled to cope with what was happening, but with a lot of love and care, and being so young, they soon came around to the people caring for them. At the rescue they were treated for worms, tics and fleas and given the food they needed to develop into healthy young dogs who were used to human contact.

Tess on left, with sister Missy

Tess and her sister Missy originally come to the UK and in to foster where they continued to develop and get used to a home environment. They were then adopted together but unfortunately the adoption recently broke down and they have returned to their foster home. For their emotional well being they need forever homes as soon as possible however, as, having been with the foster before they are really now seeing where they are as 'home' and need to have their forever homes before too much time has passed when they will find it harder to adjust and settle. Tess is less dominant than her sister, who is now starting to boss her around a little bit too much so it would now be better if they went to separate homes.

Tess is a lively friendly girl who is very loving but still in training to learn her manners. She's not keen on being on the lead but has good recall off the lead once she's bonded with you. She will need to be spayed in March. This was delayed due to her having her first season. Tess would be happy as an only dog or with another dog who isn't too dominant. Tess needs to be in a quiet settled home and a home with children would not be suitable.

DEFRA Compliant for travel
Clinically examined
Vaccinated: yes (inc. Rabies)
Spayed: yes
Treated for fleas and worms: yes
Microchipped: yes
EU passport: yes