Wispa is a Pyrenean Sheepdog girl of 11 years, who is in an Oldies Club foster home in Hitchin, Hertfordshire while she waits for a permanent home. Wispa is at ease in her own company and can be left for 4-5 hours. She could possibly live with fulltime workers, as long as she has a walk or garden break at lunchtimes. Wispa is wary of other dogs she meets and chases cats (such fun!) so she needs to be the only pet of the household. Wispa hasn’t been tested with children but she is a sensitive girl and she would find small children too sudden. Visiting, older children who respect her delicate nature should be OK but she’d probably prefer living with just predictable, sedate grown ups.
Wispa’s favourite pastimes unarening free in a field, snuggling up to you on the sofa and, of course, eating! Nom nom nom! She is a bit nervous around strangers, particularly men. People who come to the door will be told in no uncertain terms, and at length, that they better jolly well behave themselves! She sometimes barks at people when out on walks and has seen a behaviourist since being in foster, to help her carer quell these nerves.
The training method suggested is helping but she will probably always be a bit jumpy. She will need a calm and sensible owner. She’s used to wearing a muzzle when she’s out because when she’s very anxious, she cannot be held responsible for her reactions. A male relative of her foster carer found this out recently. She will snap or even bite if her worries are not noticed and respected in time. So, her wariness is something men need to be wary of.
Wispa’s ideal home is a a lovely, peaceful home with a garden and one careful lady owner. Wispa is spayed, vaccinated, microchipped and flea/worm treated. She’s healthy and the only ongoing maintenance she’ll need is the odd grooming session. Because she’s worth it!