Ready to adopt?
Sex: Male - neutered
Age: 18 months
Size: Medium to Large
Location: Foster home Rusper West Sussex
Live with children: Yes - 10 years+
Live with dogs: Yes
Live with cats: Not tested
Special Requirements: Active home with experience of dog ownership as Austin is fun, active but needs boundaries.
OUR ADOPTION FEE IS £550
Meet Austin who has just arrived in the UK having been rescued from a terrible shelter in Crete.
When we first met Austin he was a walking skeleton, thrown into the Crete shelter and not given any care, not enough food for the dogs and not monitored at feeding time, so Austin was not getting any food. Poor boy to know he was starving to death and nothing he could do about it.
Austin is. happy boy, so full of joy at his freedom. He is lively and active but is responsive to guidance and boundaries. But he will need adopters who will give him the exercise he needs and boundaries. He will repay you with such fun and joy. But he is still learning the ropes.
His new family will need to be prepared for the consistent work of introducing a dog to domestic life in the UK - basic training, toileting, walking on and off lead, getting used to noises and living in a home.
With the right boundaries and guidance he will easily adjust and make a great family pet. We ask our adopters to be 100% sure they are ready to commit to the training and hard work required.
Our foster home has provided the feedback below:
Dog's Name: Austin
Arrival date 20 th Dec 2022
Where does Austin sleep at night?
Austin sleeps in his bed in the kitchen. He loves a bed – any bed will do! He
settled quickly in his bed and snored right through the night.
How is Austin with current pets?
Austin has settled in quickly with our other dogs, a male and female. He is
responsive to their corrections, respectful of their space. He invites play, we would love to play with another dog.
Is Austin clean indoors?
Austin is completely clean and dry inside and indicates to go out, when he needs.
Can Austin be left alone?
Austin is practicing being alone, it is very early days for him and he will need a family who can commit to spending time in this area. He’s so loving he wants to be sure you know he loves you all the time! He paces a lot at the moment when he is left. We are continuing to work on this and will need his family to do the same.
Is Austin out on walks?
Austin loves being outside, he strides out proudly. He is a strong boy and needs to learn to walk nicely on the roads, but loves to sniff and run. He is not worried about horses or other dogs, happy to meet and move on.
How does Austin walk on the lead?
Austin is on his harness and the slip lead at the moment as we start at the beginning with his lead training but he is quick to learn and eager to please. Brisk pace and he gets the hand of
Has Austin met with other dogs?
He’s met a few, he is polite and respectful, happy to meet and move on.
How is Austin with humans?
Austin wants to love everyone and has no idea that he isn’t tiny. We have nipped the jumping up in the bud. He loves nothing more than sitting next to you and putting his head in your lap for a
He loves to play and is very pleased with himself when you play with him and he wins the toy!
Have you noticed if Austin is afraid of any particular things?
Austin doesn’t much like the hoover and moves to the other side of the room, but he is ok with cars, loud bangs and household sounds.
Any other useful information?
Austin is a food mad! This makes him trainable, but has a tendency to pinch
anyone else’s food so will need some work on food patience. Austin doesn’t mind a bath, and having his feet wiped, ears checked he’s generally very patient.
What is Austin’s ideal home?
Austin has so much love to give, he is funny, handsome and has a great
character. He just wants to make his humans happy. Austin needs a family who are active and have some time to spend creating some firm boundaries and he’ll flourish.
He would love someone to play with, so access to regular play mates would be good. He is good fun and clever, he just needs to find his family to fit into.