Dog with bat-like ears needs an owner who can show her world isn’t a scary place
An adorable dog is so scared of the world around her she has been struggling to open up to humans.
Six-year-old Nora has been taken in by the RSPCA’s Surrey, Woking and District Branch – but needs to move into a home environment where she can learn how to trust.
The terrier crossbreed, who has bat-like ears, can be very “shy and timid” to start with but transforms in to a “very loving” dog as soon as you earn her trust.
A statement reads: “Nora loves fuss and attention and is learning that people are not scary and have kind hands. When she comes out of her shell, she loves her toys.
“She enjoys her walks but can sometimes be easily spooked. Everything is going to need to be taken slowly and her new owners will need to introduce her to things slowly.”
Nora needs a quiet, calm home with terrier experienced owners. She cannot live with cats or small animals as she has a high prey drive but she could live with another placid dog.
“She will prefer an adult-only home. Nora would be OK with being left for short periods but would prefer a family around,” the statement adds.
The RSPCA is urging people to adopt an animal in need rather than turning to breeders when wanting to welcome a pet into their family.
“While it may be easy to find animals on the internet or even spend hundreds on an expensive breeder, you could risk heartache or huge vet’s bills if you don’t do your homework,” a statement reads.
“By adopting and not shopping you’ll also feel good for doing good – by giving an animal a second chance at life in a loving home.
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“As with all the animals we rehome, we’ll pass on the details of their behaviour and veterinary treatment. You’ll likely know more about your rescue animal’s history than if you were to buy an animal online!
“We’ve taken the time to get to know each animal as an individual, to understand their likes and dislikes and to prepare them for life in a loving family, which means there are less likely to be nasty surprises when you get home.
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