2 years old
Grand Gascon Saintongeois Hound
Rural with big garden and high fences with someone at home 99.9% of the time
CAN BE LEFT ON THEIR OWN?-
No, not at the moment
For the most part yes but she will have the odd moment and flood the floor
CAN TRAVEL IN A CAR?-
CAN BE HOMED WITH-
Other dogs, sturdy, laid back ones who aren’t food possessive
CAN NOT BE HOMED WITH –
ABSOLUTELY NO CATS OR OTHER SMALL PETS
Small / young children
FAVOURITE THINGS TO DO-
Sit and look out of a window
Chomp away at an antler chew
Eat any abandoned food
Run and Play
FOOD POSSESSIVE MUST BE FED SEPARATELY
FROM THE FOSTER-
Molly is a loving, big, clumsy fool. She can barely control one paw let alone four. She wants to be everyones friend and loves a good cuddle. She has no concept of how big she is. This can prove a problem when it comes to smaller dogs and children. Theres a high chance she would, unintentionally, injure them.
Because she is a hound she leads with her nose. It will get her into trouble. She can reach most things and if you have lots of breakables I hope they are insured. Once she smells something interesting, normally food, she gets stuck in with no regard to anything around her.
Don’t let this dopey, floppy exterior fool you though. Behind those big brown eyes is a highly intelligent animal. Trust me it’s hard to believe with how clumsy she is but it’s true.
She can open most doors, pull plugs out of sockets, unlock a door if the key is left in the lock, climb, open boxes and can work out a puzzle treat ball in seconds.
Her biggest issue is she gets bored. She’s desperate to learn and would really benefit for gun dog training. She needs lots of exercise so a big garden is a must. It would be fabulous if her adopter could take her out and about with them. When she’s bored she becomes a big stroppy toddler, actually she gets like that when she’s tired too.
She hasn’t had it easy, with adopters letting her down and returning her. Most of the reasons given were ultimately because the adopters didn’t fully consider what they were taking on. This has left her with bad separation anxiety. This breed isn’t the best on it’s own anyway, but Molly really suffers and can become destructive. I am sure she can get past this with the right home and training.
The other reasons for returning her were because she is food possessive and she will get grumpy with another dog who gets near her food. This is very common in neglected dogs.
She is not food possessive with humans, but if she finds something she wants to eat and manages to get hold of it good luck getting it back, before you can see what it is it’s gone. Again being desperate for food for the largest portion of her life has made her food focused.
If she’s going to be homed with another dog then it has to be one who is very laid back, isn’t bothered by food, will stay clear of any food she has and can play as hard as she does.
She is an active companion dog. She will be your shadow, even when you’d like to be left in peace. She will sleep next to you and want to come with you everywhere.
If you have already been homechecked you may not need to fill out a new application, just email SNDrescue@gmail.com and let us know. Homes already checked will get priority.
Adoption fee is £250 per dog unless otherwise agreed. This is payable at the time you take a dog on a two-week trial.
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