Introducing Cookie, a female German Shepherd who arrived into our care as a stray.
Since arriving, Cookie has been incredibly nervous and initially refused to interact with any of the staff. Instead, she would choose to remain at the back of her kennel cowering.
Gradually, she has started to grow in confidence around the staff member who she interacts with daily, but she is still very nervous when meeting new people and experiencing new situations.
Cookie has spent time in our secure compound which she appears to enjoy. When walking on a lead, she is a little skittish and will walk around in circles when strangers approach. However, once she gets going on her walk, she does seem to settle and loves being outside.
When meeting other dogs, Cookie is wary and nervous to begin with but eventually appears to settle. Having said that, we believe Cookie is best suited to a home where there are no other dogs.
Cookie has made steady progress and now becomes giddy when her regular handler enters the kennel and will often initiate play and welcome a gentle fuss. However, it is going to take a while for her to build a similar bond with someone new, therefore potential adopters must be able to commit to several visits with Cookie before the adoption can take place.
Cookie is looking for a quiet and calm household, one with adults only and one with plenty of love, kindness and most importantly, patience. She will require ongoing training and socialisation in order to build her confidence.