|URGENT: Little Eva seeks a loving retirement home|
|Tuesday, 22 August 2017 00:00|
Dear little Eva needs a securely fenced and gated, loving home within 15 days. She is a petite, 8-year-old Bichon Frise weighing only 4.4kg.
Due to her caregivers moving into a house where fencing is not possible, she suddenly finds herself homeless for her retirement years. Eva loves to follow her caregivers around, to be cuddled, held and to sit on laps. She has seldom left her property and therefore, thoroughly enjoyed the walk we did with her last week. Regular walks and outings to gain confidence with new people, dogs and experiences will need to be a part of her new lifestyle.
Eva is shy at first meeting, but warms to people who treat her with kindness. She has just completed a comprehensive vet check and, apart from having shocking dental health (which required a deep clean, 16 extractions and antibiotics), she appears to be in very good condition. She has quickly bounced back from the treatments.
Eva is sensitive to sound and will bark when she is startled by noises, so you and your nearest neighbours will need to be tolerant of her potential to be yappy. This behaviour may subside once she is separated from her current canine housemate. A quiet environment would be ideal in this regard.
She has had no training whatsoever, so group or one-on-one obedience classes are highly recommended for Eva’s successful applicant. She needs a home where she is seldom alone, and preferably, where she is the only cherished companion animal in the household. She must have indoor and outdoor access and sleep near her new caregiver(s) at night.
Eva requires a professional groom every 6-8 weeks to maintain her coat and to prevent facial matting. This cost will need to be factored into her budget.
If you live on the North Shore of Auckland and are able to foster this sweet little dog as a backup option, we also look forward to hearing from you. Thank you.