Reasons why we love this dog…
She's very cute!
She loves people
She's overcome the odds
I am a:
I would like:
A patient and understanding home
I would not like:
To live in a busy environment
My favourite thing is:
Food, food and more food!
Sweet and loving
Can live with children 15 plus
Needs to be an only dog
Not cat trainable
If you adopt Cindy (or any of our dogs), you will be entitled to receive FREE behavioural support from our qualified team of behaviourists for any issues you might need help with during her lifetime. Further information will be given when homing Cindy. Please note, this support is only available for dogs adopted from Forever Hounds Trust.
Cindy is just a year and a half old, she was originally found on the streets of Romania, before being rescued and brought into this country by another rescue organisation.
As you can imagine she has had a turbulent start to life having to fend for herself, she is very practiced at scavenging. So naturally she is very foody, which is fabulous for training, but it will mean that all food in the home will have to be securely locked away behind Cindy-proof doors!
Since arriving with us, she has shown she enjoys human company and affection but she struggles when being left alone. She copes with her anxiety by spinning, or over grooming herself, which can go on a while unless she is given something else to do such as food-based enrichment activities. Due to this, she will require a home where someone is there most of the time, at least initially so she can learn its ok to be left.
Cindy is getting used to walking on a lead, but this will require ongoing training and an understanding adopter who can take things at her pace. She will plant in situations where she feels overwhelmed such as in busy environments, so will need to live in a rural area, with a medium to large garden where she can feel happy and confident whilst stretching her long legs.
She lacks confidence and social skills with other dogs and can show some frustrated behaviours on lead such as barking and lunging. We have been working on building her confidence when seeing other dogs and she is progressing well, this will need careful management on walks in her new home. She will need to be exercised away from other dogs initially whist training continues.
It is unknown whether Cindy has lived in a home before, and it must be understood that she might need a week or two to settle and adjust to her new surroundings before she goes out for walks. She will also need house training.
So, if you are interested in a project dog, are home most of the day and have the time and willingness to do positive reinforcement based training, we would love to hear from you! She will no doubt reward any time and effort invested in her with loads of love and affection, and the heartwarming feeling that you have made this young lady comfortable with life here in England.
Please read our latest Covid guidelines before you apply to adopt this lovely hound.