AGE: 9 years
TEMPERAMENT: Loving and gentle, loves her people but not other dogs!
DOG FRIENDLY: No
CAT FRIENDLY: No
GOOD WITH CHILDREN: Teenager +
Hello my name is Lily although my fosters call me Princess Lilybet as I am just such a ‘Princess’! I came to Senior Staffy Club due to a change in my owners circumstances which meant they were no longer able to provide me with all the care I needed.
I have been in a foster home for a few weeks now, which I am enjoying and I will let my foster mom tell you all about me:
“Lily is a beautiful soul, she is so gentle and loving and willing to please. She has been with us a month now and has settled in beautifully in the home. She loves her comfy beds, eats all her food, likes to sit with you on the settee whenever you let her…but will not get on furniture unless told to do so. She is a very sweet, loving girl.
Lily is quite reactive to other dogs, so needs to be in a low dog population area. At the moment as part of her rehabilitation we take Lily to an off lead secure field once a day for her to have a good run around, and she absolutely loves running after a ball, she has such fun it’s a joy to see.
Lily will soon be undertaking further behaviourial work to help improve her reaction to dogs and we would love to find an adoptive family who would like to get involved with her training and get to know her before taking her home. She is a very sensitive girl so it would be nice if Lily could build a bond with her new family before she makes the move.
Lily will wear a muzzle but at the moment isn’t too happy in it, so we are going back to square one to retrain her to make a muzzle more acceptable to her. With no other dogs to distract her Lily walks nicely on the lead.
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Lily will need a fully secure garden with minimum 6ft fencing, with no dogs either side. She loves to lay out in our garden in the sunshine as it is quiet and peaceful, and she will sit beside you on the bench listening to the birds and sniffing the air taking in all the smells …Lily loves peace and calm, and would be very happy in a quiet home where she can relax.
Lily’s ideal family would be a family that has time to spend with her and can be flexible to her needs, so able to walk her at quieter times and able to concentrate on Lily time and ongoing training. She is the most perfect companion to just sit with and a pleasure to spend time with.
Lily will bark when someone comes to the door or if there is a sudden noise outside…she is a good guard dog…but will stop when she is told to do so and is very happy to greet visitors into the home.
She travels well in a car either sitting on the seat (harnessed) or in a crate, and is crate trained in the home. We have watched her on camera and she sits quietly in her crate (we use a large crate) when left alone in the home, and is happy to be left for 2/3 hours. Lily has been left for very brief periods in the home free run and has just stayed in her bed so we think she would be ok to leave without crating but it may be best to gradually do that as she has been known to chew in the past…however we have seen no evidence of this. She has not picked up or tried to chew anything left on the floor in the house.
When you are eating, Lily does not bother you and doesn’t beg for food. She sleeps really well at night. At the moment, she sleeps in her own bed in our bedroom. She loves to be tucked up with a blanket on her and then you won’t hear a peep till morning.
Lily is good with all people and fine with children, but we are asking for any children in the home to be teenagers as Lily will be happier in a calm quiet environment.
She is good at the vets, an appointment at the end of the day is best so she isn’t stressed by other dogs. She has had a health check and the vet said “She is a very fit and healthy girl, who is very sweet and gorgeous and should easily get a home”.
As her foster carers, we cannot say anything negative about Lily except for her dislike of other dogs when out walking. Other than that, she has to be the best behaved and gentlest Staffy we have looked after!
Could you be Lily’s forever family?
To summarise she needs:
A secure garden ( minimum 6ft fencing)
A quiet garden, with no dogs either side
A home in a low dog population area
Adopters who have the time and commitment for Lily and are willing to continue her training
Adopters who are willing to visit Lily a few times to get to know her.
Lily is spayed, vaccinated and microchipped. She is in foster in Stafford, but can be re-homed anywhere in the UK, pending a successful home visit. However, any adopter should be willing to travel to meet her several times where she is now.
There is an adoption donation of £90 for Lily and all money donated goes directly to helping all the Senior Staffies in our care.
If you think you could offer Lily a new home, please click the panel under to complete an application form.