Irene, born March 2020

Irene, born March 2020

This dear girl arrived to foster in Edinburgh, just before Christmas 2020, in order to give her a fair chance as black dogs are often so invisible. Irene was hit by a car in Romania as a young pup resulting in a fractured humerus. She went to see our trauma vet and her leg healed well. Since being in foster, this girl has gone from strength to strength. She has been here such a short time but has taken the huge change in environment in her stride. She is still the friendly, loving girl she was in Romania. Irene is now around 50cm tall. She enjoys playing with her foster brother and all other dogs she meets. She walks well on the lead and enjoys meeting new people and socialising in the local park. Training classes have not been possible due to lockdown but is enjoying learning her basic commands with her foster mum. She can travel in the car and is doing well with being left on her own for short periods. In the words of her foster mum “She has settled in so quickly. Rene is amazing out and about, very alert, inquisitive but not over the top, happy to play, loves the snow, love sniffing round the garden and playing with Max, loves walking up our hill and meeting dogs and people. She has learnt all our tricks/games we play very quickly and now recalls to the whistle. Her main significant achievement is wowing every human she meets as she is so gorgeous, fluffy and friendly”. Irene would be best suited to an active home, where she had someone around for most of the day who can devote their time to continuing her training and exposure to new things. She would love a home with another friendly, confident dog but equally could be an only dog, as long as she has regular opportunities to socialise with canine pals. Irene has not lived with cats before. Irene could live with older children provided introductions were handled correctly. Irene is currently in foster in Edinburgh and given the current restrictions, we can only consider a local adoption. Sadly applications outwith this area cannot be considered.  Please apply to adopt via the link below (copy and paste into your browser):
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