Shiva: female dog to adopt
- Breed(s): Crossbreed
- Age: 3 Years
- Gender: Female
- Size: Medium
- Shelter's location:
Teluma's Dream - London
- Neutered: yes
- Microchipped: yes
- Dewormed: yes
- Vaccinated: yes
Shiva's sister has been adopted and now it's her turn... Can you help her find a loving home? Please share, it could make all the difference
Shiva is currently in a pound in northern Spain, and is looking for her second chance. She is a small-medium size Podenca mix, we believe, of around 5 years. Unfortunately our poor girl seems to have no luck when it comes to finding a home. She is very shy and doesn't approach people readily, and this combined with the lack of visitors to the pound she lives in, has meant she has been waiting for quite some time. We try to give as much information as possible about the dogs we have looking for homes, but due to the environment Shiva is currently living in, this is difficult. She arrived some time ago, brought in with her sister. They initially lived in a kennel with other dogs, and were good with them all, but they were attacked and sadly had to be separated.
She isn't used to walking on a lead, so prospective adopters would need to bear this in mind. She is reluctant to approach people, though she cautiously accepts attention when given to her. With patience and calm affection, we feel she could blossom. With dogs she is quite the opposite and has no nerves. She is used to living with other dogs and doesn't have any issues with them. We cannot test her around cats unfortunately.
Adopting a dog from a pound environment requires patience, commitment, and the understanding that four walls and a cement floor has been the dog’s entire world until they join you in your home. Some pound dogs adapt quickly to life in a home, but many of the dogs we work with have spent months or even years in this environment, interacting only with humans during feeding times and when their run is cleaned out. Depending on their past experiences in life, they may have never seen the kind side of humans, never been taught how to walk on a lead, relax in a home or have experienced what it means to be loved and feel safe.
The pound is a noisy, stressful environment, with lots of dogs and lots of movement at times, amidst many days that all look exactly the same. No dog deserves this life, and we feel Shiva would thrive in a home environment with care and attention.
For this lovely girl we are looking for a home that is committed to patiently and calmly showing her what it feels like to live life outside of this environment. In reality this implies all of the training and care a puppy demands, but given to an adult dog who may have difficult past experiences that they bring with them. Shiva will need to learn how to feel comfortable with attention, how to tolerate a harness and walk on a lead, how to go outside for the toilet and how to hear the noise of daily life and not feel afraid (imagine what a washing machine, television or car engine would sound like if you’d never heard one before!)
This certainly requires patience and time, but the reward of seeing a dog come out of their shell and enjoy life is a unique experience. Experienced homes, with high and fully fenced gardens and no children are preferred, due to lack of history on her past experiences in life.
If you would like to change the life of a dog like Shiva, please get in touch. We would love to hear from you. Please be aware that we only rehome dogs to England or Wales, but not Scotland.
Videos and photos here: https://telumasdream.co.uk/shiva