Breed: Female Maltese/ Shih Tzu X
Sweet Scout somehow lost her people and ended up as a unclaimed stray in the pound. This lovely girl has quickly shown herself to be friendly and affectionate, with just a dash of cheekiness in her foster home. It seems Scout has been well loved by someone in her past and this shows in her positive interactions with people she trusts. She has gone through a lot of uncertainty and rapid change and is understandably a little anxious as a result.
Scout is a happy girl who is getting on very well with her foster humans and has been fine with appropriate introductions with a resident small dog in care. She sleeps happily in her own bed in her carers’ room and uses the doggy door for her toileting needs. Scout loves getting out and enjoys a couple of short walks a day. She currently barks occasionally at smaller dogs (not her foster buddy) when she is out, but we think this reactivity will settle as Scout relaxes. Scout does not seem to have much training, but she knows how to sit for a treat and, being a lover of food, she could be easily motivated to learn new commands. She is untested with children and with cats. Scout is a bit sensitive to neighbourhood noises and barks when people visit. She will need some desensitisation training in her new home to help her with these anxiety-driven behaviours.
Like many of us of a certain age, Scout has creaky knees, but this is not holding her back and, with some joint supplements, she has a good future of modest activity ahead. She is comfortable being picked up and handled and has been a good girl during vet visits.
Scout is a happy, friendly girl, who will do in various household situations where she is loved, supported by routines, and given regular opportunities to sniff the world. She would prefer people who are around more often than not and would do best as an only dog. After a tough time, Scout is looking for a safe haven with people she can love. If you think your arrangements fit the bill, she would love you to submit an adoption application.
Microchip Number: 956000008393438
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.