Sandy is the most beautiful little girl who has through no fault of her own found herself looking for a new forever family. Sandy was rescued from Iraq late in 2018 and made it to the UK a few months ago. She is around 12 months of age and stands at around 22 inches at the shoulder and is a canaan breed dog (pretty much a good old mix of several breeds). Right now Sandy is in kennels but she has lived in a home environment for a short time and in that time she settled very well and was clean in the house.

When Sandy was first found as a pup on the streets of Iraq she was incredibly ill, we were not sure she would make it but she fought hard and made a full recovery. The process for coming to the UK takes many months for a dog from Iraq but Sandy took all the waiting in her stride but unfortunately this has left her a bit wary of new situations. She does adapt quickly but she needs a family who will be willing to teach her all about how good life can really be in the UK, a family who will guide her through new situations and show her the finer things that life has to offer.

Sandy is looking for a home with no children under 15 as she is nervous around children. She has met other dogs both bigger and smaller than her and was respectful of them, she has also met cats and was not particularly bothered by them.  She does have a tendency to get very over excited with smaller dogs at play time so she would rather live with a medium to large size dog who would play with her.

As with many dogs that come from the streets she may show tendencies towards resource guarding so it is important that her new family are willing to work through this with her. She has proven very receptive to clicker training and is super intelligent. She would be the perfect dog for an active family, she is very agile so she may do well with a family who maybe do canicross or other kinds of sports.

As Sandy never really got the chance to be a puppy and learn about good behaviour we would like her new family to attend training classes with her. She is a work in progress so if you do want to offer Sandy a home you must be willing to work with her, she has never had the opportunity to learn so we are not looking for anyone who is going to give up at the first hurdle. Being the fur parent of a rescue from Iraq is an amazing experience, yes it can be frustrating at times but the pro’s definitely outweigh the con’s. War Paws will provide constant support and advice and are always there to talk and help guide you through any problem areas.

Please consider Sandy, she has been through so much in her short life and now all she needs is a constant in the form of a family of her own to love.

Adoption fee of £200 applies.

Potential adopters must be willing to attend a meet and greet with Sandy and all family members plus dogs in the household must attend the meet and greet.

Sandy is spayed, fully vaccinated and up to date on flea and worming treatment, she also holds a current FAVN test which would enable you to apply for a pet passport for her.