Hayley, 5yo GSDX

About Hayley.

Hayley has been with us since November 2021. She was born in Romania and originally was rehomed via Fife Dog Rescue, known there as Sweety. We don’t know her exact breeding, she’s listed as a crossbreed on her passport, but she has some German Shepherd traits.

Hayley came to us when her owner was terminally ill, Fife Dog Rescue had been closed down since her adoption so she came to us. She’s reactive to other dogs and as the lady was elderly, Hayley was too strong for the lady to hold onto. As with many of the Romanian street dogs, when she arrived she could not be trusted off lead so Hayley was only in the garden.

Hayley is learning to accept other dogs and has had a number of doggy pals over the years with us, she plays beautifully and will share kennels and toys without the slightest complaint. Her lead reactivity is her biggest vice and so we have an external dog trainer coming to take Hayley out and about to help her reactivity and she’s really making progress! She really will do anything for a sausage!

She loves human affection, would be cuddled and butt scratched all day. She loves toys and will merrily chase and tug all day if you let her. Hayley does show symptoms of discomfort during period of heavy exercise, although an initial consultation for suspected hip dysplasia she did show signs of discomfort, x-rays at the vets have not show any obvious cause for this pain and so we try to minimise strenuous exercise and she’s given low cost pain relief daily to keep that under control.

What kind of home do we need for Hayley?

Hayley doesn’t need a huge amount of exercise, a brisk walk daily and plenty of garden play would suffice. She is not going to enjoy walking in a built up area or busy park, she can cope with dogs at a distance but doesn’t like them to run up to her. Narrow walkways and public parks are not for her.

Hayley should have a secure garden so she can get off lead exercise however if the garden is adjacent to a busy footpath your neighbours might not be so happy. Hayley has never lived with children, she can get a bit overexcited during play so wee kids wouldn’t suit her.

If you’re interested in learning more about Hayley please contact us, you will be required to fill in an adoption application form before visiting the kennels.

Applications will close once we find a suitable applicant.

If you would like to register your interest in adopting a PADS dog please complete an adoption application. You can complete online here or download, complete and return the adoption application form by email or post to:

Adoption Applications, PADS, Forteviot Kennels, Forteviot, Perth, PH2 9BS

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