Hi, my name is Izzy and I am an anxious little dog looking for someone who will understand and support me. Izzy is a sweet little dog who bonds very closely to people she knows. She is generally anxious and requires plenty of reassurance and support to help her feel more secure. Izzy can be worried by some strangers and generally requires confidence building. She will require a calm, adult only home, respectful older children visiting could be introduced to her to make friends. Izzy is worried by some other dogs though she may be able to live with another dog if personalities are matched, they would need to be calm and independent as she will require plenty of attention form her owners and may not want to share! She is not suited to live with cats. Izzy is house trained, she can be anxious travelling in the car and is anxious about being left alone. Izzy is a real sweetie however she will require very understanding and patient people to welcome her into their home. She is currently spending some time in a foster home to feel more secure generally and is showing positive progress, having taken a couple weeks to start to settle she is comfortable and relaxed in the routine. Her favourite things are exploring the garden, playing, walks in the woods, cuddles on the sofa and stopping her foster brother getting on the sofa, even though he is a much bigger dog then her! She travels well in the car now and is getting used to being calm when alone.
As the owner you are responsible for providing everything your dog needs to keep them healthy and happy:
· Companionship - Dogs are very social and love spending time with people and sometimes other animals.
· Physical exercise - At least a couple walks a day.
· Mental Stimulation - Activity that keeps their mind busy / training.
· A healthy diet - Normally two feeds a day of the food type and quantity appropriate for the dog. Access to clean, fresh water.
· Veterinary care - When needed. Annual health check.
· Comfortable environment - Not too cold, hot, draughty or damp, where they can rest.
· Respect of their needs - Especially ensure children know how to behave around dogs to help them build a lasting friendship.
Each dog has specific needs, depending on its age, breed and type. For more info on caring for your dog please order our free pet care guide here: Pet Care Guide