Eva is an 8 week old female Staffordshire Bull Terrier being fostered in Gloucestershire with other dogs and cats. This lovely puppy was one of 8 puppies we recently helped along with our Vets – more details are below – We have managed to find amazing homes for the others so just this little lass now. Eva is in foster in a family with other dogs and two cats, she is proving to be such a lovely little puppy for a little dog that is so young, she loves her cuddles, respectful most of the time with the other dogs and settling down to family life without her siblings remarkably easily. She sleeps in her crate at night and we have started the toilet training. She has had her first vaccination but cannot go out for another 3 weeks when her next ones are due at 10 weeks. Have done some lovely videos of her, also with her sister who looked the same but was bigger who has now joined her family.
Eva came into our care due to an unplanned litter, people thinking about homing these pups need to consider that due to the parents most likely being related, there could be problems in the future, problems that we cannot foresee but that could manifest themselves as the puppies grow ie joint problems etc and because of this Pet Insurance is a must to make sure should problems arise, treatment can be covered. These babies will not be placed in homes where there are other dogs that have not been neutered and they will only leave our care with a strict contract enforcing that the puppy, when old enough, will be neutered.
People who are experienced dog owners as families or couples will also come over families that have never had a dog before, people who work from home or part time will always be given preference over full time workers. People applying own dogs must be neutered. It’s not a case of first come, first serve – it will take time to match Eva up with the right home. We are coming up to holiday season – so please bear that in mind when applying – we will not hold a puppy for a month while people are away or home a puppy with a family who are going away and the puppy has to stay with strangers, nor will we home to people working in education who think its a good time to settle a puppy in and then come September leave the puppy 9 – 4 with a half hour toilet break.
Sorry for the long post but just trying to avoid wasting anyone’s time, including our own, as we are only a small rescue run by volunteers, all of us work and have families so time is precious to us too.