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Whitmey the Min Schnauzer

Discussion in 'Dog Rescue and Adoption' started by kayla, Jul 26, 2009.


  1. kayla

    kayla PetForums Member

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    Whitney has come from a puppyfarm where she was used for breeding. She is very scared still but starting to chill. She does have some pigmentation in her eyes which is why the farmer handed her in but it does not seem to affect her eyesight and is unlikely to cause any future problems.

    She is fine with the other dogs but will need housetraining, lead training and general socialisation. She seems a very calm, laid back sort of dog although she hated having a bath.

    She has been spayed more info and pics later.
     
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    mr.stitches PetForums VIP

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    She sounds like a little star, im sure she will go to a new home quick
     
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    Whitney foster mum says Well little Whitney is still scared bless her, but has started wagging her tail when she sees you, still scared when you go to stroke her, but is coming into the rest of the house having a look and sniff around, eats well and is doing well with toileting following the other dogs. Goes in the crate over night and is dry. Lovely girl.


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    and 2 days on Whitmey foster mum says Well Whitney gave me the biggest greeting this morning when I came in from work, wagging her tail jumping around, tears came to my eyes, still shys when you go to stroke her, but is really coming out of herself. So sad I am going on holiday Friday and she will have to move on, but on my return if she is still around she is welcome to come back. Dont no who she is going to next as yet, but you wont be dissapointed.
     
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    She can come to the Isle of Man!!:D
     
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    She looks adorable! Are you anywhere near the Midlands, and can she go to a home where she will be the only dog?

    Tracey x
     
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    At the moment we do feel she needs to be homed with another dog
     
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    Ok, thanks. I'm sure she will find somewhere perfect.
    Tracey x
     
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    Our dog is two this year, a little cavapoo we rescued last year. Whereabouts is the little one?
     
  9. kayla

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    Whitney is near Derby at the moment
     
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    Im not sure if I could put her through the trauma of travelling by car and a boat...she and Pippin would be great together :)
     
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    update from her foster mummy

    Whitney visited a proper groomer today who bathed, combed and did a little clip, also the bottoms of her paws. She was still nervous but calm enough to let the groomer do the basics. I think the groomer was a little taken with her!

    We think that Whitney has more of a Matilda or Mabel type personality than a Whitney one. She likes to take life very much at her own pace. She will come out of her crate for a wander around the living room and kitchen but goes back in if she is startled. She needs to be taken out to the garden for wees and poos but she then finds her own way back in. She nudges and nose touches our two dogs but doesn't "play" yet. They are incredibly gentle with her.

    She obviously has never been on a lead so not ready for "walkies" yet. We are going to try clipping on a very small lead and letting her trail it.

    She is a very pretty little girl who needs a nice understanding home, not too much coming and going at the moment. She seems fine with other dogs but I feel needs to have her own quiet, safe space to get away from her doggy friends when she wants some "down time".

    A few photos of the gorgeous girl. This is now her favourite spot in the garden.

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    update from her foster mum I actually saw Whitney wagging her tail when she heard me coming downstairs this morning.

    At the moment she is watching my two tugging away at a toy and doing the yowly growly thing. Whitney is sitting on her cushion with a look of "why on earth are you making all that noise" on her face. Yesterday we popped a thin trailing lead on her and after a little while she started to follow us around and have a good sniff, so quite a breakthrough I think. Today she is going to visit a friend who has a bombproof cat. I think she will probably just ignore it! I am hoping that today might be the day she finds the courage to make her own way into the garden, but the weather doesn't look promising and I'm not sure that she is the sort of dog to ignore the weather! It is lovely to see her on her cushion now as she stretches out and looks relaxed rather than curling up in the back corner.
     
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    update from her foster mum ( i love her foster mum is keeps us so update)

    Well Whitney went to meet the cat this afternoon and both behaved impeccably towards each other. At first they decided that ignoring was best and then moved in for nose touching. The cat was happy to have Whitney in the room and stretched out on the floor in front of her and Whitney was very relaxed. So we can safely say that Whitney appears to be fine with cats.

    She has also been for a little walk in the quiet field behind our house. Paul carried her until we got there and then put her down. At first she sat...but then she started to move around and jump through the grass, tail wagging. It was a joy to see. She basically followed behind us, stopping for a rest or a good sniff every now and then but actually having a proper walk. My dogs kept on going back to her to encourage her to walk on and I think they helped her lots. I also think the outdoor air is good for her and a little bit of exercise will do her good and widen her horizons.

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    If I lived closer I would have applied for this lovely girl ages ago, I love her so much, she is a star!
     
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    Whitney is now reserved to you subject to a Homecheck
     
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    I have pm'd you
     
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    Whitney is now reserved subject to a Homecheck

    sozs miss word that sorry :blushing:
     
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