Wendy (Stray2Me, fostered Sussex)


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Pretty Wendy is an 8 year old, medium sized Crossbreed girl who’s in foster care in Sussex while she waits for her human soul mate to find her, with the help of Stray2Me.

This adorable lady has had a tough life but is the most doting, loyal dog you could wish for. She could possibly live with sensible, older teenagers. She wants a quiet, preferably semi-rural retirement home and a good garden is a must. She loves to snuffle, potter and subdue her toys.

She’ll happily lie on the sofa for hours, keeping you company and using her paw to ask for affection.

Wendy also loves her walks… but slowly! She enjoys exploring the world with her nose and takes her time to sniff everything. She walks well on the lead but needs someone with a strong arm for when she sees a cat, squirrel, cyclist etc. She’s perfectly manageable for someone attentive and experienced.

She’s very friendly and gentle when she feels safe. She can bark and jump up at strangers if worried and seems to find children alarming. More than anything, she needs help to feel safe. She’s working with a behaviourist on this which can be ongoing.

She’s good with most other dogs but there are some she takes exception to. In the home she has once been jealous when another dog got any attention. She therefore probably needs to be the only pet at home so she can fully relax.

Wendy is extremely bright and eager to please. She is a very fast learner and responds well to reward-based training. She loves mental stimulation, from seeking out hidden treats in the garden to dog puzzles, which she solves in minutes!

Wendy has a bit of separation anxiety and would like someone to be at home with her most of the time. She has already built up to being left for about 4 hours in a row, but she’s very glad when her human comes home.

She has a slight tremor in her muscles when she relaxes. It’s thought this is because she once had distemper but it doesn’t affect her ability to enjoy life in any way.

Stray2Me were treating her for stage 1 heartworm when she arrived in their care. This is thought to be all cleared up now and she’s otherwise healthy. They are looking for a permanent home ideally quite near her current location so that an easy transition and continued support is possible. She’s a brave soul, beautiful inside and out!

If you might be the caring person Wendy seeks, please contact Stray2Me as follows:

Email:   info@stray2me.com

…or to fill in their online enquiry form click here.

Please say you saw Wendy on the Oldies Club website.


This replaces Wendy’s previous page dated 16 May 2021.

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