Age: 10 years
Dogs: Loves walking with other dogs, but best as only dog in the home
Children: Older children only
Hi everyone, my name is Isobel. I came all the way from Qatar! World traveller, don’t you know! I was rescued from being abused on the streets there and my adopted mommy brought me all the way home to England. We had a wonderful life together but after several years her other dog decided he didn’t like me any more and attacked me.
I was rehomed again, but that daddy got very poorly, too. I’ve had such a lot of change in my little life.
When I first came to SSC I was so scared I would shake and I was very shut down. After spending some time trying to work me out, our behaviourist at SSC decided I just like things my own way! I did manage to build up my confidence in the shack with her though, and with the help of lots of wonderful visitors I was no longer so scared and came out of my shell, to be the funny, stubborn, quirky little cutie that they say I am now. One of my best assets is my gummy teefy smile. I give it to my best people and they think it’s the funniest thing ever. At first our behaviourist Aunty Charlene thought I was telling her to go away showing her my pearly whites, but she soon realised I do it when I’m happiest. My SSC family thinks it’s great! Hopefully I’ll smile at you soon too.
I’m now in a lovely foster home. I love my frosties very much and I have continued to grow in confidence (and quirks) here, but it’s now time for me to find a furever family of my own. My frosties say if you give me time I will really settle in and I’m a very easy dog to have around the home.
Out on walks it is a bit different. I’m a bit of a funny onion and now and again I just won’t walk! So pawrents who just like to have a little plod along would be perfect. I do have a touch of arthritis in my legs so that’s part of the reason, but to be honest I’m a stubborn kid too! My frostie daddy has had to carry me home a few times when I really decide to down tools. So if a good old stomp is your thing I’m probably not your girl.
I love visitors to the home, but sometimes when I’m out on the streets I can get a little nervous if people get too close, too fast. So my frosties are helping me get used to a muzzle just in case it makes you feel better. I doubt we’ll need it once you get used to me, but it’s always useful to have some of these skills to hand (or paw should I say).
I’m fine to be left for a good few hours. I don’t mind my own company at all. I’m quite independent, to be honest. I love my people very much but I’m not a traditional, got to be in your face (or sat on your head) type of staffy.
I walk nicely on the lead, I don’t pull and I walk beside other dogs well too as soon as I know they’re not a risk. In fact, walking with another dog sometimes really helps me pick up my pace a bit. I think I would prefer to be the only doggie in the home so I don’t have to share my pawrents; however, if you have a nice calm dog and that’s the only thing stopping you applying for me, then maybe if you are close to Worcester we could meet up and see how it goes.
I travel very well in the car, I just lie down and go to sleep. I like to have a little play with the ball now and again, but like most things it’s on my terms.
I love my treats and boy do I love a bum scratch. I back right into you for them! I have been very good with the children that have come to my frosties' home, but given my checkered past SSC thinks it’s safer if I live with older children only, who can understand to give me space when I’m settling in.
I was fine with the fireworks, but I think at my age I would like a nice quiet home with a family who understand I need a little time to settle in. So what are you waiting for? Get those treats ready for me and come see my beautiful smile.
If you want to know more about me please give my Aunty Charlene a call on 07771914583.
Love and teefy smiles,
Isobel is spayed, vaccinated and microchipped.
She is in foster in the Worcester area, but can be rehomed anywhere in the UK, pending a successful home visit.
However, any adopter should be willing to travel to meet her where she is now.
There is an adoption donation of £90 for Isobel
and all money donated goes directly to helping all the Senior Staffies in our care.
If you think you could offer Isobel a new home, please
contact Charlene on 07771914583 or fill out the online
Adoption Application Form.