Lovely little Layla is a 16-year-old Terrier Cross who is in a foster home in Spennymoor, County Durham, waiting for someone to offer her a quiet home and lots of love. Layla is fine to be left on her own while you go out for a few hours to do the shopping etc but she wouldn’t be happy in a working home. Layla is happy to meet and greet other dogs on walks, but she wouldn’t want to share her own space with them so she needs to be your only dog. Layla does like to chase cats – she is a terrier after all! – so would be best in a home without cats.
Layla loves people but she wouldn’t want to live with children other than calm, older teenagers, as although she has apparently been around children in the past, her foster carer has observed that Layla needs supervision with small children. Layla was grumpy when some young children visited her foster home and she needed watching closely. Layla is great on the lead but can’t be let off lead as she is too deaf. 20 minutes to half an hour’s walk, twice a day, is plenty for little Layla. She has recall in the garden as she responds to hand clapping.
Layla’s favourite pastimes are sleeping in the sun, being nursed and cuddled, having her tummy tickled, and being fed tit-bits as treats. She loves her little walks and she sometimes likes a game with a squeaky toy. She hates the bath!
Layla’s ideal home is with someone who has a quiet life and plenty of time to be with Layla and spoil her. She needs a warm, cosy bed to snooze in. Also important is a nice garden to mooch around in, which will need to be very secure, as when she first arrives at a new home Layla will probably be determined to escape. Her foster carer struggled to keep her in for the first few weeks, but now Layla is fine.
Layla has recently had to be spayed as she had an enlarged uterus and was very poorly. She is fully recovered now though, had no complications and no further treatment is required. She also had some dental work done so has nice clean teeth. She is quite deaf and her vision poor, in one eye particularly. She is vaccinated and microchipped and has been wormed and flea treated as appropriate.