ADOPTED - LANA - UK foster - 1.5 year old female Istrian Hound. Fostered in Hemel Hempsted, Hertfordshire.
This is Lana's story in the words of her wonderful rescuers and carers.
Lana is a gentle soul in a body of an Istrian Short-haired Hound. We don't know actually if she's a pure breed and you know what? We don't care. She's alive and safe and waiting for her forever home.
We found her after she's been wandering the streets for days, totally malnourished and hypothermic with overgrown nails. After a foster home has been found, we managed to catch her and checked if she is micro chipped which, of course, she wasn't. But she was covered with fleas, has one canine damaged (nothing serious), one joint is swollen and she has small wounds on one of the paws.
Since this was written Lana has been lucky enough to be fostered by a lovely couple in the UK. She really is showing her loving side and has bonded well with her foster mother. She is great with other dogs and loves to run and play, but also to be fussed and cuddled. She also gets on with her foster dad but only when her foster mother isn't there. As she bonded with her first she seems unwilling to 'share' her and when both foster parents are there she is 'warning' her foster dad away from her and her foster mother.
This is jealousy and insecurity which the foster parents who are very experienced are working on. However, at this time we would have to say that she needs a home where there is only one person and no children or other dogs.
Breed: Potentially an Istrian short-haired Hound
Location: foster home in Hemel Hempsted, Hertfordshire.