Rosie was born around March 2013. She generally is a sweet girl with people although she had had issues in her previous home. This revolved around Rosie thinking she should be allowed to do things she really shouldn’t (so for example barking at people at the gate) and the owner trying to distract Rosie. On occasions this led to Rosie trying to or actually biting her owner for example if her collar was used to pull her away. Most issues arose around other dogs. Rosie has slightly mellowed while being in kennels and she can now walk past dogs who are a reasonable distance away, particularly if distracted with a treat.
She has a few pet hates vacuum cleaners, irons, dogs and cats. While it may sound appealing to not be able to do any vacuuming or ironing, realistically it does come with its issues. She doesn’t like to be left on her own so putting her in another room is unlikely to work. This is something that could be worked on but it will take a lot of time and patience.
Dogs are a big issue for her. She has been attacked herself on several occasions so this is likely to affect her attitude towards dogs.
She has been working really hard and has improved but this training will need to be continued and very consistent. However she can not go to a home with other dogs, resident, visiting or living next door. Rosie just loves walks away from everything and she can walk a very long way despite her age.
Cats are also an issue for her and if a cat (or dog) goes past she will be very vocal on the matter and had previously snapped at her owner if reprimanded by taking her by the collar. We have not seen this side of her and we have a firm but fair approach with her, diversion tactics where needed and as we may have mentioned she loves being away from it all.
Although that does paint a rather black picture of this little girl she is very loving and loves her ball which she will happily carry almost everywhere with her. She enjoys her walks and really comes into her own on a one to one basis and so happy with herself. She is great in the car. Her face is always happy no matter what life throws at her. More recently Rosie has developed some gastric issues. These have been investigated thoroughly and with medication have improved. She is now on just one type of medication and may be able to come off this in a few months but it may be life long. If necessary BARK will continue to assist with some of these ongoing costs.
If you feel you have the right home for Rosie, please do complete and return an application form. For the right home that is prepare to make the extra extra effort she needs we may be able to extend our rehoming area.