Breed: Female Shihtzu cross
Location: Glen Iris
Sweet Candy came in as a stray, so we don’t have any background on her life to date. In foster care, she has proven to be a happy girl, polite and easy going with her foster dog sibling and friendly with her human carers. Candy walks very nicely on lead and travels well in the car. Around the house, she has learned the rules quickly and is happy to take herself outside to toilet, as long as she has access. Candy is a good girl, who sleeps quietly through the night in her own bed in her carer’s room. She is fine when left alone for short periods, showing no stress when her carers return home. Candy enjoys the company of her people, but is not inspired by intense play or toys.
While Candy is generally polite and a good patient at the vet, she does get a bit worried around men and sometimes tries to create space for herself by barking or jumping. This tends to settle once she knows there is no threat, and Candy reverts to her polite self fairly quickly. With calm introductions and more exposure to men, these behaviours are likely to diminish. Candy came into care with ear infections and some sore teeth, which our vets are attending to.
Candy will likely do well in a quiet home with her human around most of the time to give her the love and affection she deserves. Although Candy gets along well with her foster dog sibling, we are going to test how she is with dogs she does not know. She will enjoy a chance to get out and about for a modest daily walk and to check out the local neighbourhood. Candy is new into our care and we will update this profile as we get to know her better.
Microchip Number: 982000191002012
Source Number: RE120211
All our dogs are desexed, C5 vaccinated with intranasal, microchipped, wormed and flea treated. All necessary vet work such as dentals, surgery, eye treatment is also carried out. We are no longer heartworm testing as we have not had one positive test since we began in 2006. If a dog comes to us on heartworm treatment this is continued.