Dolly is a six year old Wire-Haired Fox Terrier. Dolly is fostered in Norfolk (FR007). Dolly has been with us for a couple of years now and way back when she arrived she was quite the problem child! We had in fact withdrawn her from the adoption page and felt that her willful ways rendered her unadoptable so we made her a sponsor dog and kept her in our care indefinitely. Recently Dolly’s situation has changed somewhat and we now feel that just maybe there’s better options out there for her.
Dolly is an extremely loving little lap dog who is very devoted to her family and loves to gain all the attention she possibly can. A recent accident resulted in an irreparable fracture in her front leg and our only option was to amputate. Prior to this I’d already felt that Dolly was mellowing with age and had debated trying to find a better home for her but her accident has really left me feeling that she would like a less rowdy home environment particularly while she gains confidence in three legs. During her recent vet visits Dolly was handled by a veterinary nurse who really just shrugged off Dolly’s terrier determination and said her own was just like her.
So here it is cards laid bare, her issue is she does not like being told it made to do things she doesn’t want to (who does?) and will snap if manhandled in those situations. So if for example you want her to get off the bed or sofa or go in another room or out for a wee and she’s not wanting to you would need to get a lead and put on her to make her do this rather than put your hands on her to move her. She definitely still needs to be made to do as she’s told and not get her own way but there’s just strategies needed to get the desired result. 99.9% of the time she’s just a delight but that other .1% needs to be acknowledged and understood.
Dolly gets on well with other dogs but hates cats and small animals. She travels well in a car and loves her walks. So if you’ve had a terrier with attitude before maybe you could give her a chance?
If you are interested please call or message us between 9am and 6pm.