Brave Little Tong
Posted 30 July 2010 - 09:32 PM
Tong is a 10 year old girl who is said to be a Griffon Bruxellois. It's not a breed we can claim to be experts on, but whatever she is, she is a sweety with a fabulous little face. Tong came into our care because her owner went into a nursing home. Tong is in an Oldies Club foster home in Bristol, waiting for someone to offer her a permanent home.
Settled quickly: Prior to coming into our care, Tong was placed in kennels and so she has had a lot of disruption and upset since leaving the home where she felt safe. Despite this, Tong settled into her foster home fairly quickly, but she can still be anxious when one or other of her foster carers leaves the house. Tong was used to her previous owner being with her all of the time and so she doesn't like to be left alone.
Oblivious to dogs: Tong has always been an only-dog but her foster thinks she would be fine to live with another small, quiet dog. Out and about she is oblivious to dogs. This is perhaps because she was the beloved companion to her owner and she hadn't been taken for walks for a long time. She loves her walks now though!
Fine with confident cats: Tong has lived with a cat previously. She would be fine to live with a confident cat but she will chase timid ones.
Not used to children: Tong hasn't lived with children previously and so we would like her to go to a quiet home.
Excellent out and about: Tong is excellent on and off the lead, and her recall is brilliant. She loves her walks and is an active little dog, so she wouldn't suit someone who wanted purely a lap dog. Out and about, she seems to find everything fascinating and, although she has an inquisitive nature, she never wanders far. Tong travels well in the car too.
Tong's favourite pastimes: Being with her human, and walks!
Tong's dislikes: As she has had a sheltered life, Tong does find some things – such as busy places – quite daunting, but seems to take a deep breath and gets on with things, trusting her human implicitly. She loves her short walks (or longer ones, if possible!). She is nervous around large dogs but stays close to her human and is usually fine.
Tong's perfect home: Tong would be perfect for an active retired couple. She is quite an anxious little girl and would only be suitable for a quiet home. She does need someone who is around for most of the day as her previous owner was housebound for a number of years and this is what she has been used to.
Health notes: At her vet check, Tong was said to be a healthy little girl. She is microchipped, vaccinated, wormed and flea treated and she has a dental-clean arranged. We don't know if Tong is spayed or not; if she comes into season in her new home, her new owner will need to arrange to have her spayed and the Oldies Club will pay for this.
Tong's foster carer sums her up: Tong is loving, cute and active, but quite anxious. She is an extremely loving little girl. She needs to be given firm boundaries sometimes but she wants to please and does take notice of commands.
If you can offer Tong a permanent home, please refer to our Adoption Procedures for information about the adoption process. You can then contact an Oldies Club rehoming co-ordinator as follows:
Telephone: 0844 586 8656
She can be rehomed anywhere in the UK, subject to a satisfactory home visit, but note that you will be required to travel to the foster home to meet him.
Posted 31 July 2010 - 10:38 AM
Posted 31 July 2010 - 05:51 PM
We we told she was pure Griffon Bruxellois, and she's definitely got the right face, but looking at her coat I'd suspect she's got something like Yorkie in there too.
Posted 31 July 2010 - 06:02 PM
Posted 31 July 2010 - 06:45 PM
Posted 21 August 2010 - 08:28 AM
Be happy, little Tong