Hobnob is a gorgeous young 18 month old female Border Terrier. She was picked up as a stray and was totally shut down and feral on arrival, she would not tolerate touch and would run and hide at every opportunity. We assume she has spent her entire life in a kennel as a breeding bitch at a puppy farm, because of this when she came to us via the stray pound, she knew nothing about being a dog!
Sadly, not long after arrival poor little Hobnob had a seizure and was quite poorly, after the vets running some tests it was decided that we put her on liquid epiphen for Epilepsy. The medication has made her condition much more stable and she will now only fit if she bumps her head on something. Hobnob will also need a gluten free diet. Her medication is approx £15 a month, and any adopter will need to be aware this is likely to be a lifelong medication.
Hobnob is very much a work in progress, she is the sweetest most affectionate little girl once she trusts you. But this takes time, it’s taken her about 3 months to come and cuddle with me on the sofa, now you can’t keep her off! She has adjusted well to living in a house and doesn’t appear to be scared of household noises etc, however she needs ongoing help with house training. She will use pads and has got better but this will be ongoing. With regular walks she should pick it up quite soon.
She isn’t destructive but loves socks and throws. She mouths and mothers them!! She absolutely MUST live with another calm and confident dog, as being with dogs has bought her right out of her shell here, she literally mirrors everything they do and she is particularly keen of my newfoundland so a large breed would be ideal. She is even beginning to run around and play. Hobnob is very good at the groomers and is used to having regular pamper sessions since she arrived with us!
A home without kids or with older kids would suit her, she doesn’t like too much excitement. She is willing to learn and despite her past, her tail never stops wagging!
Could you offer this poor little lamb a loving forever home? Hobnob is fine to be left for short periods, but will need someone who is around a lot in the event that she should have a seizure.
Hobnob is spayed and microchipped, could you offer this shy little girl the forever home and love and support she deserves?