Autumn is an ex-breeding Yorkshire Terrier girl who is aged between 5 and 6 years old. She is being fostered in Chippenham, Wiltshire, and is ready to find her forever home with another little dog for company. She will come up to be fussed, but is still wary. She will let her foster mum stroke her under the chin and along her body, and has met a couple of visitors to the house. She is wary, but didn’t run off and hide. Autumn likes to watch from a distance. A doggy person paid a visit and Autumn was brave enough to take a treat off her. Autumn has been fine with the dogs in her foster home. She doesn’t seem intimated by them, but we are not sure that she would be happy with big breeds. She has been fine with the cats in her foster home. Smudge, the deaf cat, has given her a swot on the head so she gives him a wide berth. House training is a work in progress but she is getting there slowly.
Autumn has been left for up to three hours with the other dogs for company. She is left on her own when her foster family go out for walks and seems happy to sleep. Autumn used the crate initially but is happy to sleep in any available dog bed now so crate is back in the garage. Sadly, she doesn’t know what toys are for, but has watched another dog playing with a ball. She has been fine with household appliances will stay away from the vacuum cleaner. Someone let some fireworks off last Saturday and she didn’t seem spooked, but they weren’t very loud.
Autumn hasn’t been out of the house yet to meet any other dogs. She has been getting used to the harness but is still wary. As yet, she hasn’t experienced a lead. At the vets, Autumn was worried but let them take her stitches out and have a look at her teeth. When she went for her second vaccination she got frightened when the door to the surgery opened, but on the whole she copes. She has been in the car three times. Fine on the trip to the local vets and for 40 minutes to the vets in Bath. She has been sick on longer journeys though.
Autumn will only be homed with another dog for company and we feel she’ll be happier with a dog of her size or just slightly bigger. The home will need to be quiet and understanding, letting her confidence grow gradually and not be pushed. Further training and socialisation is required, including housetraining and leadwork. Autumn will make someone a lovely companion and is a sweet endearing little dog.
Autumn is spayed, chipped, vaccinated and up to date with her flea and worming treatment. Potential adopters will be expected to travel to meet her in her foster home in Chippenham, Wiltshire.
If you are interested in adopting Autumn please read about our rehoming process and complete a Pre-Adoption form ( link here ) and one of our adoption coordinators will contact you for a chat.