Java is a 1-2 year old female Beagle Cross. She was found wandering as a stray and brought into the municipal dog pound after she’d been caught by the local dog warden.
Java had no microchip so, unfortunately, it was impossible to know if she was a missing pet, or if she had been abandoned or unwanted.
However, on the same day another dog, Costa, looking suspiciously like Java was also found, and the two got along immediately when put in the same kennel, so we think Java and Costa might be siblings.
Java is a small-sized girl, weighing just 6.5kg. She measures 50cm to the top of her head. In Cyprus they’re often known as ‘Pocket Pointers’ due to their small size but Pointer resemblance.
Considering her age, she is unlikely to grow to be much bigger than her current size. Java is a little shyer than Costa and often looks to him for guidance and reassurance, but in the past couple of weeks she has emerged from her shell more and her confidence has improved.
Java’s made a lot of progress in a short space of time, so in a secure, loving home environment that can give her so much more than the pound possibly can, she will flourish.
Java gets on well with the other dogs at the pound and takes any opportunity to socialise with them out in the yard.
Java observes the behaviour of other dogs before getting stuck into play, just to make sure she knows what to expect, and when she clicks with a dog of similar energy to her it’s a joy to watch them.
Java also enjoys walking alongside other dogs when out with the volunteers and trots along happily on the lead in their company.
Java loves people and once you’ve bonded with her it is a special connection. Java is looking for a home outside of the city and understands that it might take her a little time to adapt to a companion lifestyle.
We don’t know if she’s ever been in a home environment before, so it will be a big change for her to get used to and it would be understandable if her confidence regressed a little at first.
We think Java will adapt more quickly if homed alongside another resident dog. She would love a friend to learn from and play with, and it will boost her confidence.
We will consider homes without dogs too, but it would be our preference that she has a friend. Java has not spent any time around children and based on her temperament we feel a home with children aged 9+ would be best for her, to avoid feeling too overwhelmed.
Java has been briefly exposed to cats and has not shown any considerable interest, so could be homed alongside dog-savvy cats.
Java would be happiest in a semi-rural home with access to a secure garden, and lots of lovely surrounding walks for her to explore.
Java’s going to be a lovely companion given the chance and we can’t wait to see her progress. Java is currently based in Cyprus and has a clean bill of health. She is ready to travel once she finds her forever home.