Dotty – Ready for Adoption- North East

Dotty is a head strong but sweet young girl, who has been living in her sister’s shadow.

We have made the decision to separate the girls to encourage Dotty to come out of her shell and reach her full potential. In foster Dotty often gets pushed aside by her sister. Dotty is a very calm laid-back girl in the home, not overly affectionate but will seek attention when she’s in the mood, however we believe this will change once settled in her forever home. Dotty has enjoyed living in the home with children to play with but isn’t a fan of cuddles but loves a good bum scratch and has the cutest wiggle butt. Any young children in the home must be supervised as Dotty has the potential to knock them over. Dotty has had BOAS surgery while in foster so at the moment she tires easily. But the change in her since the surgery has been incredible. Out the home on walks Dotty is a little miss feisty pants, and can be very reactive towards unfamiliar dogs. However, she is very responsive to verbal commands to stop, and could possibly be a protection instinct.

Dogs name: Dotty.

Age: 3years old. 

Can live with children: Yes, dog savvy children 8+

Can live with dogs: Yes, calm and laid-back dogs, no entire males or females.

Can live with cats: Untested.

Current location: Newbiggin by The Sea, Northumberland. 

Things to be aware of:

Any introductions to resident dogs must be done slowly, and we can guide you through the best ways to do so. Dotty will be going home on a to be spayed contract as of the 16th May. Due to season. This will be done at a Vet of the charities choosing, costs covered by the charity. Dotty is dog reactive out side of the home, new owners will need to continue the training began in foster must continue into her new home, and new family must be prepared to seek further training if it is needed, to give Dotty the best possible chance at her happily ever after. Dotty has undergone BOAS surgery recently so walks/exercise must be kept to a minimum as she heals.

The ideal home:

Dotty needs a calm family home. One where she can be included in family daily life. And one where she isn’t left alone for long periods of time. New owners need to understand BOAS surgery and how to help her gain her strength and stamina. And have some understanding in supporting a reactive dog out of the home. Any young children must be supervised as Dotty has the potential to knock them over.  

Other comments:

Dotty took no time at all to steal the hearts of us all here at GBSR. She is a typical head strong, protective young female. She has a beautiful inner shine that comes through, in some of the ways she looks at you. The decision to separate the sisters is in hope that she comes out of her shell more, and not feel so protective outside the home.

Dotty’ adoption donation fee is £450 and will need to be paid in full prior to her going home which will also be subject to a home check.

**The successful applicant will need to have an active Facebook and Messenger account for the life of the dog. If you cannot agree to this, please don’t apply**


  1. You MUST MEET ALL the dogs’ criteria, have you read the adoption criteria in full?
  4. PAYMENT REFERENCE must on the application form to cross reference. Mention if you have paid by Paypal or Bank Transfer if you are unable to provide a Transaction Number so we can check.
  5. PAYMENT METHOD Via Enthuse using the link below.



£5 per year allows you to apply for as many dogs as you wish over a 12 month period from your first  application. Please mention if you have paid by Paypal or Bank Transfer on any previous applications so we can cross reference.

Below is the link to the Application Form.

A little of Dotty’s story below,

Please say hello and welcome to Dotty.

Dotty is a 2.5 year’s old female.

Dotty came into GBSR with her younger sister Missy 1.5years old. But we have made the decision to rehome them separately due to conflicts between the pair.

We were contacted by their owner to see if we could re-home them. She originally asked someone to take them, but after not being able to contact the family involved, she was concerned and asked to see them.

When she went to visit, she felt they needed more care than they were getting and took them home again and called us.

Poor Dotty is struggling with her breathing and after their vet visit today it’s discovered she needs BOAS surgery. She’s out of breath very easily and is sucking in her chest to breathe. It’s devastatingly sad to watch. We have booked her in with our vet next week to look at x-rays for Dotty to see what we are dealing with and how best to help her. Dotty’s surgery is around £1800 for BOAS and spay it just never ends.

A big thank you to Heather for opening her home for yet more foster dogs and for collecting the girls. They are foster in the North East

When she is ready for her forever home her Adoption Poster will be shared, so please keep your eyes peeled for more Dotty updates.

Welcome to your GBSR Family! We cannot wait to share the next chapter of your life with you!

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