Napa Status: Available

ID: 24414

Name: Napa

Breed: Pointer

Age: 5 Years

Gender: Female

Adoption Fee: See the adoption details below

Location: In Foster in
Exeter, Devon

If you are interested in adopting a dog that does not say it can be homed with a cat and wish us to cat test please let us know and we will be happy to do this.

22-01-2019  Napa is a 5 year old female ex-breeding Pointer. She is a timid girl who has had a hard life. She isn't a stereotypical active pointer and she just wants a quiet life. Napa is very underweight at the moment but we will start to build her up and she should in much better condition in no time. Napa will walk on a lead and is good with other dogs. Napa is looking for a calm and gentle home and would be ideal as either an only dog or with another calm dog or dogs.  She may need house training so this is something her new owners must be prepared to work with if necessary.

07-02-19 UPDATE

The beautiful Napa arrived with us Sunday, and has started to settle and relax a little and today we even saw a little waggy tail!
Napa's all time favourite thing to do is to snooze on the sofa! She loves it so much she does try and stop our other dogs from joining her on it, however, as long as we make sure everyone else is in their position first she will happily snooze alongside her foster siblings but this is something her forever family will need to be aware of if there is a resident dog in the home.
Napa sleeps quietly all night in her crate, and is clean overnight. She will have the odd accident during the day but this is decreasing as she settles and gets into a routine, Napa has started to take an interest in our cat, this is something we are working on with her, but at the moment a small furry free home would be best.
Napas perfect home would either be as an only dog or where there is a resident calm dog of a similar size to herself as she is more pushy with our small dog over the sofa arrangements!
Napa would love someone to be around most of the day to curl up beside, watch tv and keep you company. Napa with time, love and patience will blossom into a great member of the family.

10-02-19 UPDATE

It's been almost a week since i first arrived in foster, and I am settling in well. I am still a little skittish, as you would expect really but i'm brave enough to come in and out of the garden on my own and venture into the rooms downstairs.
Initially i preferred to stay on the sofa, and chose it as my safe place and didn't really like the other dogs joining me on it. FM (foster mum) has given me an alternative safe place, a nice snuggly crate and i sleep in it quietly all night and now spend time chilling out in it during the day as well as the other dog beds.
I haven't had an accident in the house for the last few days now, although i don't ask to go out so need to have access to the garden. I can walk on the lead, my tail usually stays tucked right in under, but today it did come out a little and wag. I am a little strong on the lead FM says it true pointer fashion I would love to be off following scents and i did think about playing with my foster sisters a little.
If someone is home most of the time, and my main care giver is female I could go as an only dog with experienced doggy people. I do like my foster siblings though, and as long as my forever family remembered to give me gentle and kind guidence about sofa hogging i would be really happy to have a doggy sibling, preferebly of a similar size to myself. FM says a small furry free home would be best because i'm very interested in that small creature with pointy ears and whiskers that lives here!
Love Napa x

17-02-19 UPDATE

Napa is no trouble at all to look after, although still timid this lovely girl has started to realise that being in a home, with all its comforts is the place to be.
Napa gets on so well with her foster sisters and enjoys their company, her initial wariness about them has vanished and she can usually be found curled up with one or more of them.
Napa can now live with a dog savvy confident cat, she will still watch our cat but will make no attempt to chase and our cat (who is an excellent judge of doggy character!) walks past her without issue. Although she is now used to the cat, small furries such as rabbits would probably prove to be too much temptation!
Napa sleeps quietly in her crate all night and is clean in the house rather then housetrained, this means with regular access to the garden/walks she will toilet outside however she does not know how to indicate that she needs to go.
Napa enjoys her walks over the fields, she will still tuck her tail under a little but really enjoys all the sniffs and she relaxes as the walk progresses, Napa can walk on pavements near roads but she doesn't really enjoy herself so her forever family will need access to quieter walking areas.
Napa has started to gain some much needed weight, despite being underweight Napa has never tried to pinch food from our children or off of work tops. Napa would let other dogs push her off her food, so needs to be fed seperately to make sure she can eat without feeling under pressure.Napa is a beautiful soul inside and out, with love, patience and time she will really flourish.


PLEASE NOTE: We nearly always home dogs who have come from breeders where there is ALREADY A RESIDENT DOG living in the house. They have usually never lived in a house before and are only used to canine company. They usually get their confidence and learn faster with another dog to copy from. This also helps with house training and learning how to walk on a lead. They will make lovely pets but do need a lot of love, time and patience. If the ex breeding dog you are interested in can be an only dog it will say so in its write up. Please read our information on ADOPTING EX-BREEDING DOGS before you apply.

The adoption fee for an adult dog (6 months and over) is £220 and for a puppy is £250, However if the dog has a passport you will be given this when you adopt and we ask for a further £20 to help us buy a passport for another dog. You will find a break down of what the adoption fee covers under our Adoption Procedures (see link below) If your application is successful you will be home checked and you, all members of your family and any dog(s) who will be living with the dog MUST come to meet the dog you want to adopt. All our dogs are micro-chipped, have had at least their first inoculation and are spayed/neutered unless there is a medical reason for not doing so. You must have a safe means of transporting the dog home in a crate or if this is not possible please discuss with Many Tears or the Fosterer when your application is being processed.

Please read our adoption procedures before applying and then complete the adoption form.





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