*** PLEASE NOTE: Dayna is not available for adoption as she is a medical foster at present
Unfortunately on 5 July 2020, at her fosters house, Dayna had an accident and fell off the bed. She was okay but limping after. Her foster rushed her to our Vet who took some x-rays and thinks that she has injured her cruciate. This, together with the unstable patella has presented us with quite an issue.
Dayna will now be on strict crate rest. We will need to determine whether she requires surgery and collect some quotes to proceed. The next step will be fundraising to cover the costs. We don’t know how long that process will take so will need to withdraw her from being available to adopt. Dayna won’t be cleared as fit to adopt for some time. ***
Arrived in NZCR care: 25 March 2020
DOB: 8-10 years old approximately.
Breed: Pomeranian x Chihuahua ("PomChi")
Registered with NZCAR: Yes
DogsNZ (NZKC): No.
Council Registered: Yes - Christchurch City Council (2019/2020 membership).
Cat Friendly: Yes - read more below.
Child Friendly: Yes - over 8 years of age, read more below.
Human Sociable: Yes.
Dog Sociable: Yes.
Toilet Trained: Yes.
Dayna was surrendered together with her daughter, Isa and Lady the smooth coat Chihuahua. These girls were rescues before coming to live with their previous owner. Unfortunately, due to their owners' deteriorating health, Dayna, Isla and Lady needed to be re-homed. We anticipated that Dayna and Isla would remain together but always consider whether this is in their welfare and best interests.
During their time in foster care it has become clear that Dayna often picks on her daughter, at nights and when her foster carer is not present. This was having a negative impact on Isla's confidence. For this reason, we have chosen to foster them separately after the first two months together. Isla has come into her own and Dayna seems much happier as an only dog. We certainly do not split pairs without spending the time fully investigating whether or not this is the right thing to do. It appears, both girls will need separate homes. Isla has already been placed.
Dayna loves attention, and happily follows her owner around house. Dayna is toilet trained and enjoys being in the car, she is quite confident in new situations, it seems she is not bothered by much and fairly outgoing.
Dayna loves being on your lap so much she can become a little possessive and might nip other dogs if they come up for affection while she is in your lap. This type of behavior should be discouraged. She doesn't like to share!
Dayna can only be re-homed with older children as she can be temperamental when being picked up. She doesn't like being picked up under the arms and is fairly independent. She is affectionate and loving, just simply doesn't like to be handled "like a doll". Dayna may growl if overwhelmed and uncomfortable, but she has very little teeth and always gives a warning.
In terms of cats - any cats present need to be older, confident and used to dogs. Dayna has lived with a cat in foster care and ignores him. Dayna's former owner does warn she also chased cats prior.
Dayna was flea and wormed, plus vet checked on 01/03/2020 and vaccinated up to date. The dogs in the care of the trust are flea and worm treated every 3 months.
Dayna is micro-chipped and added to the NZ Companion Animal Register
Dayna underwent blood tests on 01/04/2020 to confirm suitability for surgery and if there would be any issues with anesthetic. Blood tests were clear. Dayna was then de-sexed.
Dayna underwent a dental on 02/04/2020 to rectify a root abscess and several rotten teeth. Dayna also completed a course of antibiotics. Her mouth and jaw are completely healed.
Dayna has luxating patellas. Adopters will need to keep an eye on her weight to ensure it does not place extra stress on her joints and knees. The patellas should be monitored.
Dayna is crate-rested at present due to her cruciate injury. We are collecting quotes in respect of surgery.
UNAVAILABLE AT PRESENT - SEE ABOVE.
- Dayna is located in Oxford, North Canterbury, so a local home is preferred. However, if we cannot find a suitable local home, she may be a candidate to be homed nationwide, provided the adopter was willing to adhere to our out of town adoption policy. For information on this, please see our "out of town adoption policy" noted under the "adoption" tab above. This is the process each adopter must undergo if they wish to adopt from NZCR. Sorry, no exceptions.
- Sorry, no full time workers need apply. Part time, working from home, or active but retired, would be fine. Dayna has always had someone present in the home and needs some day-time company.
- Would be fine with older children, say over 8 - 10 years. All children need to be doggy-knowledgeable and give Dayna space if she growls or indicates she does not want to be pet or held.
- If you have cats - they must be dog-confident cats. See above.
- There must be no other small dogs in the home. Dayna may be OK with an older dog, or medium or larger breed, who does not require much attention Dayna tends to want all attention on herself and can start fights if others are getting attention over her. Currently fostered in a family with a ten year old Labrador - which she largely ignores.
* Further adopter requirements may be added in due course.
NOTE: Before applying for our dogs, please do read the above adopter requirements and ensure that you meet these. We are very clear about the homes we are seeking. We set the adopter requirements after consultation with the foster carers and consideration of the dogs, needs, welfare and personality. They are strict requirements - no exceptions. Please do not submit an application if you do not meet the above, we will simply respond to confirm the application is declined. Unfortunately, at times this has been the case and we have had to disappoint prospective adopters. This is why we are clear about our requirements prior and note them above.
Adoption Fee: $400.00 for Dayna.
The Fee is determined by taking into account age, health and funds expended to date. Sorry, we do not accept payment plans as we need to be sure adopters are able to financially support dogs prior to adoption. The deposit needs to be made to the trust account prior to the dog going on trial. The full100% of all adoption fees go towards the dogs in the care of the Trust.
If you are interested in applying to adopt Dayna once she becomes available, please go to the below link, scroll down and fill out the form. We do not consider queries via Facebook or email without the form. See also the FAQ for more information and to answer any queries you may have. Full terms and conditions can be found under the "adoptions" page or FAQ.