Two months ago her canine house mate Taz died, leaving her alone with her humans. She is a lovely girlie and a good girl generally,but has been suffering terrible anxiety when her owner has had to go to work.
She is quite timid with new dogs and can growl on meeting, has had a couple of growls at scary people. She is now six years old and the anxiety of being alone whilst her owner is at work is too much for her.
She is not crate trained. Gem is neutered and vaccinated.
I was at John and Vivs when she arrived for fostering, and her intial anxiety was to tell Jack off, but after a few minutes she realized that Jack and Honey were no threat and she calmed down really well. She loves her tummy cuddling and John's son Andrew was a big hit with her immediately. She gives a paw and is very human orientated.
We are looking for a home where someone is around every day, perhaps a retired couple. She will accept another dog, but is very scared at the moment. She is a lovely girlie who has just gone through a bad time and is looking for affection.
It was a very traumatic handover for her owner, and she is a very loved dog. But her owner can't be home during the day and this is so sad for Gem who needs affection and company.
We are looking for a speciall home, a loving home. She will reward you with love and devotion. Are you that specilal home for Gem?
Thats where we have been round the block for our last wee and walk. The only thing that gets my two going this time of night is the place is crawling with hedgehogs, and can they run fast, but not a fast as sight-hounds. ;D I am sure little Gem will soon settle and relax under your care John and Viv your not that scary are you.
She's lovely! And brindle! Very focused on her ball.
How's she getting on with Jack and Honey?
Very focused on her ball. She's a bit dim,though. Viv was chucking it this morning but she kept bringing it to me I totally ignored it and eventually she would take it to Viv. Of course, as soon as she started doing that, I took over ball throwing duties ;D She has to learn to watch the ball chucker!
We usually end the game with a treat, but she wasn't going to let go of the ball even for a Markie; she carried it all the way home.
There was a bit of a spat on Saturday night between the girls, but they have sorted themselves out now. Jack has been the typical boy and lets them get on with it while he goes and lies in comfort on our bed. ;D
Gem is definitely a people dog and a playful dog, but is wary of strange dogs. We haven't tested her for separation anxiety, but she may be a candidate; we'll have to go out and leave her alone for brief but increasing times to see a) if she's anxious and b) if she'll get over it by realising we come back.