Titch is a 5 month old female Beagle cross.

Titch was found under a bush in Cyprus a couple of months ago eating the remains of a dead snake. She was so small and hidden that at first, we thought she was a cat!

When she realised we weren’t going to hurt her she came running out from under the bush to proudly show us her snack…

As she didn’t have a collar on, Titch was taken straight to the vet to see if she had a microchip but once again, no luck. She had a short stint in the shelter before flying to the UK to her foster home on the 19th May.

Since then, Titch has been settling in really nicely. It was a bit of a shock to her system when she first arrived and there were a lot of things that made her nervous, but gradually she’s learning that there’s no need to be worried and she’s getting braver by the day.

Titch has a great appetite and loves her food. She has recently been introduced to foods such as blueberries, yoghurt, watermelon, chicken, peanut butter and pate, all of which have been a huge hit with her. She loves a cow hoof, kong or licki-mat, but she’s also partial to having a quick nibble on moss, stones or the odd bug.

She also loves using her nose to find food in the garden and scatter feeding treats and kibble is a really fun activity for Titch. Positive reinforcement training using food as the reward will be the way forward when teaching her new things.

When Titch arrived it took her a little while to feel comfortable in the company of her male caregiver, so as she makes new bonds with new people it might take her a bit longer with the men in the household. She is a small dog, and very tall, broad men definitely make her more nervous.

However, it only took a couple of weeks for her to relax around her male caregiver so as long as she’s given time and patience, we’re sure she will overcome any initial nerves. She is currently not living with any children, but has not reacted towards those she’s met out on walks but she’s much more interested in other dogs and her surroundings.

We think she’d be best for a home with children aged 8+, as sometimes sudden movements and noise can make her a bit nervous so we think younger children might be a bit too much.

Titch gets so excited to meet new dogs when she’s out and about, and you can see she really enjoys canine company.

Although she’s living on her own at the moment we think she would benefit from having a resident dog to learn from and play with. She is very, very friendly, and although she can get over-excited quickly she is isn’t a dominant dog by any means.

She would do well with some guidance from a slightly older dog, but would also love a dog that’s still young enough to want to play with her.

At the shelter she was fantastic with other dogs of all shapes and sizes.

Titch is a typical beagle mix and is curious, occasionally stubborn, likes to be busy, loves following her nose, and is a huge fan of cuddles. She’s an avid squirrel chaser and bird watcher, she’s affectionate, friendly, very cheeky and playful, and she’s learning new things every single day at the moment.

She likes to keep her fosters company whilst they’re cooking in the kitchen, and where she was once very nervous about the television, she’s now fine and happy to watch or just relax with it playing in the background. At night she settles more quickly if she’s being cuddled, but is happy to sleep in her own bed.

Titch is still learning to settle, and naps are encouraged by her fosters to help her get enough sleep and be calm during the day, which is really important for young dogs. She does also struggle with some separation anxiety which will need continued work (but may lessen with the company of a resident dog), and due to her age she is a nibbly little thing too at times.

She can be distracted with plenty of toys and high value treats, but that’s just part and parcel of having a puppy. She’s also almost fully housetrained, and her lead training is also going really well.

Titch is looking for a home based outside of the city, ideally with access to a little garden, and with a family prepared to continue her puppy training and socialisation. She would benefit from a house that is equal amounts of active outside, but a bit calmer inside, and being a pup she needs plenty of attention and focus.

We do think she would benefit from another dog, but it’s not a dealbreaker as long as someone has the right experience and lifestyle for her. She may be little, but she’s got a big personality and a tonne of love to offer.

Titch is currently based in Surrey and has a clean bill of health. She is ready to meet her new forever family.

  • How big? Small/Smaller side of medium
  • How old? Puppy (DOB 03.01.2024)
  • Male or female? Female
  • Living with kids? I can live with children (8+)
  • Living with dogs? I can live with other dogs
  • Resident dog required? Preferred
  • Living with cats? I’ve not been tested with cats
  • Where can I live? I’d like an active home outside of the city
  • Where am I from? Cyprus, now in Surrey (Cyprus adoption fee applies)
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