- Date Adopted: November 26, 2023
**UPDATE – Vada has been adopted! She travelled to Canada on our MJET Freedom Flight on November 26th and has found a new home thanks to the generosity of our amazing friends here at MJet Barbados and our wonderful rescue partners in Canada.
Vada was rescued with her five siblings (Valen, Vera, Vernon, Vienna and Virgil) when they were tiny puppies. As puppies they were all quite shy. Sadly they were not adopted as young puppies. Now only Vienna and Vada remain unadopted, the others are all doing well in their forever homes.
Vada is very happy in her environment with her dog friends, but she is timid, especially around people she doesn’t know. She will sneak up and give your hand a lick when you are not looking. She will come up to the fence all excited to see you, but quite happily run off when you go inside. She has become accustomed to her habits and they need to be changed. She would be best suited to a ‘closed doors’ type of home with a good routine, regular walks, and a home with another calm dog. At this stage she wouldn’t appreciate excitable children, she just wouldn’t know what to make of it and it would probably be too much for her – although to see her playing with her dog friends, it’s clear she does like her own kind of excitement and knows how to have fun!
Vada is always pleased to see us, but she is used to us and Ocean Acres is all she is familiar with. She likes her toys, and will pull them to pieces. We don’t think she would be great around cats, the dogs she is living with are bad with cats and she to some extent has followed their lead.
Once Vada is on a lead, she walks nicely. She will take to time to get out of her habit of not actually coming to her humans. Because of this, great care would have to be taken to not lose her, at this stage, she would not come back. She should be fitted with a GPS tracker just in case and always have a good fitting martingale collar.
We so hope that someone will take on Vada and help her to reach her full potential. Through no fault of her own, she didn’t get the assistance she needed at that very early developmental stage. We really think in the right environment, with the right structure, she will learn that humans can be engaged with and are lots of fun!
Vada is approximately 38lbs