Posted 48d ago
Hattie the terrier is one of the longest staying dogs at the rescue (Image: Helping Yorkshire Poundies)
We can’t understand why this adorable, playful little terrier has been unlucky in finding her new home after spending three and a half months in dog rescue.
Hattie, 8, is now one of the longest residents at Helping Yorkshire Poundies (HYP) in Brinsworth, Rotherham.
She came to the rescue as a friendly dog who wouldn’t stop wagging her tail, despite arriving as a stray from Sheffield.
Sarah Dobbs, 33, charity manager at HYP, said: “She couldn't have been more friendly. She was just a very happy looking dog, and she still is.”
Sadly, Hattie hasn’t found a home yet because she struggles around other dogs so many potential owners have had to walk away.
Sarah said: “She loves people, but she doesn't get on with other dogs, which limits the amount of interest. A lot of people already have dogs, but she needs a dog-free home.
“She has had a little bit of interest, not as much as we'd expect for such a lovely little dog.”
Although Hattie has been looked after by some of HYP’s volunteers in a foster home, she won’t be kept permanently and still needs a home.
Sarah added: “A lovely family is taking great care of her while she has to wait, which is brilliant because she really doesn't like kennels. It's also making her stay with us much, much happier.
“We get to know a lot more about her in this way, too. She loves human’s company, and she's never left on her own with her foster family. They have a big garden, so she has lots of playtimes.
Hattie loves human's company (Image: Helping Yorkshire Poundies)
“She likes to get treats during lunchtime time and go for a walk in the evening. She adores cuddling up on the sofa as well. Hattie’s just such a little character who everyone loves.”
The right owner for Hattie would be someone who lives in a dog-free home and totally understands her issue around other dogs. You’ll need to walk her at quiet times in quiet places and responsibly manage her on walks - a country home would be ideal.
She is a housetrained dog who will be brilliant around the house and could live with a confident cat. Hattie loves her playtime, so direct access to a totally secure fenced off garden would be great.
An appeal to the public posted by HYP last Sunday has received an overwhelming response, with 3.2k likes and more than 1k shares, but sadly, the perfect home for Hattie hasn’t been found yet.
Sarah said: “We're grateful for all the support and every single person who shared the social media post or commented on it.
“We've had potentially two or three inquiries, but unfortunately nothing quite suitable for her, so we're still looking to find her home.
“It comes up like she's had a lot of interests, but when it boils down, we don't get that many serious inquiries about her.
“When people comment on posts on social media, sometimes it doesn't follow through with a formal application. Obviously, it's a really big commitment and we totally understand. We would much prefer people to really think about making the decision to put in an application to adopt her.”
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