Fiona is a very sensitive little girl, and she looks completely perplexed at her change of circumstances. But she is extremely well-mannered and polite - and did we mention she is verrrrrrry pretty!
She is quite diminutive and dainty, and obviously we don't know her breed mix, that's anyone's guess!
Fiona is taking a little while to find her mojo, but as she has just hit the walkers list we're hoping the Pilgrims will help her feel more at Home.
Fiona is available for rehoming from 3rd July and if you would like more information, or would like to meet her, please phone the Dogs' Home: 029 2071 1243 or visit Cardiff Dogs' Home, Westpoint Industrial Estate, Penarth Road, open 7 days a week, 10.30 - 4pm.
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It's been a few weeks since we were last able to come down to the Home for walkies and Fiona was the perfect 'welcome back' walking buddy! She seems to have gained a lot of confidence since her intro photos though still wasn't entirely sure about having cuddles when we stopped at the benches, but seemed comfortable enough to have a gentle fuss and relax in the shade. I've no doubt however that she'll be a proper cwtch-monster once she's settled into life at CDH or, preferably of course, the security and comfort of her forever home. Fiona was very ready to get out and about and for the first half of our walk only seemed interested in going forwards - not exactly unusual after being cooped up all night! Once she was a little more comfortable with us she seemed happier to keep pace with us, checking back that we were still there every so often. It was quite warm Thursday morning and Fiona had her fair share of water - walkers, remember to get a full water bottle before you head out!
We tried Fiona with a tennis ball once we were away from the traffic and she had a quick little play with it but wasn't overly keen on carrying it with her. In the garden and off the lead I'm sure it'd be a different story. We tried her with some treats but she wasn't overly fussed on them, though I think she was more thirsty than anything at the time. However the few she had she took incredibly gently and softly. Her initial uncertainty aside, Fiona definitely appears to be a happy and playful little lady. I'm not sure how she ended up at CDH, whether she was signed over or found straying, but every person we passed (or who passed by within eyesight, even over the busy road) was heavily scrutinised by those sweet little eyes. I'm not sure if she just wanted to say hello to everyone or if she was hoping to spot her family She was eager to go over but was easy enough to control and moved on when we asked. At one point we met a small but very confident terrier (so the norm ) at the benches who was quite vocal about another dog being in their area. Fiona behaved wonderfully though and barely paid any attention to them, far more interested in trying to figure out how to convince us to let her go swimming! We crossed paths with Reba on our way back up the lane and Fiona did seem quite eager to go over and say hello, but we're not sure if she was more excited to see Reba or Rob!
Fiona is an absolutely stunning and very sweet girl who I've no doubt will come even more into her own when she's had time to settle and get comfortable at CDH. Hopefully she won't have to get too comfortable though, as this little lady really needs to be stretched out on her forever sofa sooner rather than later!
I walked Fiona - well she walked me (!) in the week. She is a sweet sensitive, inquisitive girl and an absolute delight. She was so excited, and wasn't fazed by anything, even the seagulls dive bombing us as we got too near a nest! She is super interested in other dogs, but shows no signs of any reactive behaviour, just needs some training to stop pulling on the lead, which is easy peasy. If I closed my eyes, I would think it was my dog when I get her from CDH five years ago, as her temperament is identical. She is a gorgeous dog, who likes a swim, and will make a lovely , lively companion.