Saturday, 07 October 2017 17:51
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My name is Maria - please adopt me

Maria is a one year old short coat un-neutered bitch who currently lives with her sister Angel. They are looking for new homes as there owner no longer has the time to give them. They have become destructive in the house and we are hoping this is because they are not getting enough stimulation and exercise.

Our volunteers went to the door and thought they were at the wrong house as there was no typical shepherd bark when they knocked. Both dogs were in the back garden when they arrived and rushed in to say hello. All four paws remained on the ground, Maria was welcoming but a little more cautious, with her ears flat against her head.

Throughout the visit neither dog really settled but it is a busy household with lots going on. Our volunteers were told that Maria does switch off and relax. Our volunteers were told that when Maria is out in her garden and hears neighbours in their garden she will bark, so this trait will need to be worked on

Maria isn't so good with dogs she doesn't know and had a pop at the same dog her sister wanted to play with. She is very protective of her sister so it could be that this was the reason for her behaviour. She does play well, but rough with her sister and is selective about coming back so this would also need to be worked on. Maria pulls strongly on the lead, and although she is not a big dog she is still quite powerful.

Maria has only experienced kids over 10 and is great with them

She has travelled in the car but not very often so there is a bit of whining when she does

It is felt that these girls would be best going their separate ways as they seem to feed of each other. At the moment Maria feels she needs to protect Angel from strange dogs and we hope that she will calm down when she just has herself to look after.

Maria is a gorgeous young lady who needs someone who can give her the exercise and stimulation she needs

Maria 1 2017

My details

  • Urgent: I'M IN A FOSTER HOME
  • Gender: Female
  • Colour: Black and Tan
  • Coat: Short
  • Neutered/Spayed: No
  • Dogs: No
  • Cats: No
  • Children: Yes
  • Region: Midlothian
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