Lea is a 4 year old, medium size spayed female mix breed (shoulder height: 50 cm, weight: 20 kg). She was left in a shelter’s incubator in Hungary with her 11 puppies in Sept 2019. She got adopted in July 2020 but her adopting family could not cope with her anxiety and surrendered her. She now stays in a foster placement in Milton Keynes and is looking for a home for good.
Lea is an absolute joy to be around in the house, calm and quiet and generally very well behaved. She likes being near you and following you especially when food is involved, but she is happy to have a good nap in quiet times. She is very affectionate and licks your hand to show her affection. She is very humble and tries to please you and cooperate with you in every way.
She happily plays with soft toys as well as with her pack mates. She currently lives with 2 female dogs in her foster family who she gets on perfectly well. She’d also fitted in easily with a pack of dogs and cats when she lived in a dog shelter in Hungary. She is also a clever girl and a quick learner.
In addition, she has the most beautiful eyes in the world with that vulnerable look which makes her simply adorable. She is house trained and can be left for a couple of hours without a problem.
Lea works perfectly in her own pack but the world outside is a different slice of cake for her. She is very anxious and hence reactive on the lead when out on walks. She is insecure and shows signs of fear aggression. She likes a chase but she is accepting when being set boundaries. She walks nicely on the lead when there’s no major triggers around such as dogs or squirrels. Her recall has improved a lot, she can be nicely motivated by cheese bites or just a cuddle.
Lea is protective around her family and she needs slow and gentle introductions to strangers. At the moment all her actions are led by her anxiety and insecurity and this is the main obstacle she needs to overcome.
We hope to find her that special person who’s happy to take the challenge on and put the time and effort in to helping her overcome these obstacles and live a happy dog’s life for the rest of her life. She really is a sweet girl who deserves a little help from us.
Lea would be best suited for a family without children where she is not left alone for long periods of time and there’s time for her training. She needs a family who will work on reducing her stress levels by fulfilling her exercise and training needs.
The ideal home for her would be one where she is not walked in public parks but in quiet places with not many dogs or people around. She needs an owner who’s got experience with reactive/fearful aggressive dogs and 2 strong hands to keep her safe and secure when on the lead. No first time owners please.
Due to her training needs she would probably be best as the only dog in the household. She has the potentials to happily live with cats though.
As all rescue dogs, she will need time, patience, love and commitment from her adopting family.
Lea comes fully vaccinated, spayed, microchipped, dewormed and with an EU passport.
Adoption is subject to Home Check and Adoption fee. Full RBU.