Breed: Akita- Fawn and white
Ref Number: 118
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Due to the high number of applications we receive daily,
regrettably we will only be able to contact the successful applicant.
Rehoming – Profile
Soul was unfortunately left at a vet in urgent need of medical attention. She is believed to be a stray, so we unfortunately have no previous history on her. She is currently in a foster home.
Please note: The spaniel in these photo’s is NOT up for homing.
Behaviour observations on site:
When Soul was brought into the shelter, she was incredibly shut down and fearful of people and her environment. Soul spent the majority of her time hiding away in her crate and would only come out at night time to toilet and eat. It was decided for Soul’s benefit, to place her in a foster home with a member of staff.
Since arriving at her foster home, Soul has come a very long way. She has formed a very close bond with her foster owner, enjoying affection from her now and trusting her enough to be handled. She is playful and intelligent and a fantastic loyal companion. Soul does struggle however still, to interact with any other people that come into the house. When visitors do come round, Soul retreats to her safe space until they have left. She does however now confidently explore the garden and other parts of the house, but it’s important to note that it has taken several months for her to get to this stage.
Soul’s foster carer is currently getting her used to travelling in a car, so that she can carry out meetings here at the shelter safely.
Soul is looking for a very dedicated owner, someone who has experience with nervous dogs and a quiet home environment. They must be able to provide Soul with a safe space of her own and be willing to continue her socialisation. It is important to note that Soul is not yet ready to go on ‘normal’ walks, and it could take a very long time for her to get this stage. It would therefore be beneficial for Soul to have a large enclosed garden that she can enjoy.
Soul has bonded incredibly well with the resident spaniel in her foster home. They frequently play together, and Soul leans on him as a comfort for her anxieties. It is therefore incredibly important that she lives with another confident, well socialised dog, to show Soul the ropes and be a guide for her in life.
Soul has a beautiful nature, and it is clear she has not seen much of the world before coming into the shelter. Despite the severity of her fear, she has never shown any signs of aggression, and would rather make herself as small as possible to avoid a situation then react. She requires patient, loving owners who are looking to change the life of a rescue dog. Soul’s new owner should have very low expectations of her acting like a ‘normal’ dog for potentially months after adopting her, and be prepared for a long journey together.
We reserve the right to remove a reserve at any stage of the adoption process if we believe it is in the best interest of the dog.
Soul is currently on steroids for itchy skin, this could be an on-going issue.
Adopters should consider that previous medical conditions will now not be covered by insurance. Adopters are responsible for the on-going medical costs once the animal has been adopted.