Ready to adopt?
Sex: Male - neutered
Age: 15 months
Size: Medium to large
Location: Foster home -Farnborough
Live with children: Yes - years+
Live with dogs: Yes
Live with cats: Not tested
Special Requirements: Needs an experienced and energetic family who can give him the stimulus and exercise he needs and who can help him overcome his fear of men and boys.
OUR ADOPTION FEE IS £400
Meet Bertie, such a sweet boy, a UK rescue.
Bertie was born on a farm in Wales and bought as a pet. The family decided to find a new home as they could not manage the activity with young children.
Bertie came to us 2 weeks ago, he has now been neutered and has been a wonderful well behaved boy in foster.
Bertie is approx 15 months old. sweet clever active boy, such fun to have around and will be an amazing family addition, but he needs exercise and stimulation, he would make a greta running buddy.
Someone who likes to run, or long walks daily, not leave Bertie for protracted hours and will allow him to meet other dogs regularly if no other dogs in the home.
IF YOU ARE NOT ABLE TO ADOPT IMMEDIATELY PLEASE DO NOT APPLY AS YOU WILL NOT RECEIVE A REPLY.
Our foster home has provided the feedback below:
Dos's name: Bertie
Where does Bertie sleep at night?
He sleeps in his bed which is next to my bed, he sleeps through the night no issues.
Is he clean indoors?
Yes - never messed indoors and is a good boy.
Can Bertie be left alone?
Bertie can be left for up to three hours. He does cry for the first 5 minutes but this will improve in time once he learns to settle. He generally will go to his bed or find his toy when left alone.
Is Bertie out on walks and how does he walk on lead?
Bertie is out on walks and loves being out on adventures, he can pull a little but is getting better each day, his new family need to continue training.
Has Bertie met with other dogs?
Bertie has met lots of dogs both in the home and out on walks.
When on walks Bertie likes to meet other dogs but if they are super bouncy or running towards him he often lays on the floor and waits for them to approach.
Bertie is more comfortable in the home environment with other dogs and enjoys playing in the garden.
How is Bertie with humans?
Bertie is a lovely boy but can be scared around men and boys, if approached head on he will bark initially but once he realises they aren’t going to hurt him and he gets a nice tickle he quickly becomes their friends.
When on a walk and he spots a man approaching he will either drop to the floor or he will bark at the man.
Bertie definitely feels more comfortable around women but once he trusts the men he’s met he’s a lot better.
It’s important his new family help him grow in confidence around men and boys.
Have you noticed monty is afraid or worried of any particular things?
Bertie is fearful around Men and boys he is a lot better when he gets to know his people but is definitely fearful at first. His new family needs to be aware and help him not be afraid of men and learn to trust.
Bertie does also get a bit worried when being left and will bark to start with when left so his new family will need to leave him little and often to help build his confidence when being left.
THE PERFECT FAMILY FOR BERTIE
The perfect family for Bertie would be an active family who have experience with collie or collie crosses as Bertie does express a lot of the collie breed traits.
His new family will need to continue his training, taking him to new places to build his confidences and get him meeting new people especially men so he can become more comfortable in their presents.
The new family need to leave him little and often to allow Bertie to settle nicely in his new home.
Bertie is a lovely boy who is loyal and loves to give cuddles, he’s learnt to play with toys and loves nothing but to go on adventure with his favourite people.
He would be happy being the only dog but he could also be happy living with another dog. Bertie can be playful so the other dog would need to be comfortable with bouncy dogs.