This fabulous girl is Kimmie, she’s about 8 months old who was rescued on the streets of Portugal. We believe she is an Estrella Mountain dog cross. It was clear she had been well treated and loved, but her owners failed to claim her back.
She was initially rehomed to a British couple who had just lost a dog, they had forgotten what a puppy was like, especially a great big clumsy puppy like Kimmie, and to be honest they were still grieving for the dog they had lost, and not ready for another. They only had her a few days. They couldn’t stress strongly enough what a lovely dog she was, and how it was absolutely NOT her fault. That is when she came to us.
She arrived just as I was off to France with my dog, so she came too. She travelled amazingly, on the Ferry out we had a pet friendly cabin for the night. She travelled like a queen.
She is a real best pal. Adores company, human or canine. Behaves well with cats, is a bit barky towards horses – well they are HUGH, and she is only a baby.
We had a lovely break with friends, with dogs of varying sizes, a few cats, and the very big horses I referred to earlier. She learnt how to settle beside my chair in the streetside cafes’, enjoyed walks around the chateaux gardens, and even went to dog school with her pals. We came back through the channel tunnel and she snoozed all the way.
Kimmie has been clean indoors, and while not destructive, is still a puppy and likes to investigate and redistribute household debris. Like all puppies she can be excitable, boisterous and overexcited, but this is not s big deal because she responds very well to direction, and really only wants to enjoy your pleasure, sharing hers, and celebrating life
She is pretty good on a lead, but still inclined to forget her manners a little, and pull when excited. Off lead she is fabulous, has an excellent recall, and enjoys meeting other dogs when out. Although she can be a little cautious, shouty and suspicious of some strange and unknown humans, only some. Especially the ones who don’t have dogs, and carry treat bags bother her, but they bother me too! She is working hard to deal with this minor confidence issue, possibly a throwback from her early weeks on the street when not everyone she met would have wanted puppy kisses.
Her regular canine walking companions are many and varied, ranging from a tiny Chihuahua to an extremely big Pyrenean Mastiff and all sorts in between.
Kimmie would love a rural home with plenty of space, and a large, secure gardens. She would love to share with another playful big dog, She needs humans who are around most of the time, to prevent her from developing too many naughty habits on their absence while she matures. So if you work you will need arrangements in place to ensure she isn’t home lone excessively- or chaos will reign ( as the ‘Home Alone’ films clearly demonstrate).
Kimmie would be fine with children, though we prefer slightly older children who would be big enough, and mature enough, to join in her continuing training, and be less likely to instigate over excited behaviours, or be intimidated by boistrous big puppy games.
Kimmie i is living the dream with Fionna anf her.extended canine family at the Sanctuary near Kidwelly, South Wales, whist she waits for her perfect family.
If you are interested on adopting her please contact Fionna, for an adoption enquiry questionnaire. We will require you to complete our pre-adoption questionnaire before we can proceed.
All potential homes will be vetted and a set donation is payable upon adoption. All dogs will have been assessed checked and all approprite veterinary work will have been done prior to adoption.
Potential adopters are expected to travel to Lizzies Barn to meet/collect their chosen dog.
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