'I was contacted late one night by a friend who was trying to help WAHF to place a dog called Missy. Sadly in a matter of weeks for various reasons she had had numerous homes. It was looking like she was about to be moved again. I agreed to foster Missy on a very short term basis as I had commitments.
Missy arrived within a day late one evening. My first thought was she was larger that her photo portrayed. Anyway like a little orphan complete with her bed and a bag of toys she entered my home and she is still with me 4 months later. She has found her forever home. I would never part with her now...
We have been very lucky Missy has obviously been trained in her previous life as the little bit of training from me has been easy. She is a very bright dog and a quick learner. House training was already very good. We had to try various foods to settle her stomach. We only have two issues with her: she gets very vocal if a car passes the house while she is in the garden, and she also dislikes travelling in the car. When we go for walks along our lanes she does not like cars going past so we have to hold her very tight. She has been known to try and attack the huge rear wheels of tractors. We will persevere with both these issues and I'm sure she will overcome whatever stresses her.
I have kept remembering where she has come from and made allowances for this. Overall she is a very loving dog even though her rising time is 04:45 most mornings! At first it was hard but the routine she now has a routine where she does settle again after going out in the early morning. We have no separation issues as she gets a treat and and I leave a few lying around when I go out. She is always on the settee when we return.
I would recommend adopting from WAHF as there is always help at the end of a phone and a family on FaceBook for support as we have all been in the same position.'