Our dogs need the guidance which other dogs provide so we are asking for experienced, committed adopters who have another friendly dog in the house. You must be committed to the patience and training required with all rescue dogs, as this can be a lot of work and we want to ensure adopters are fully committed so dogs do not get returned as this is very unsettling for the dogs.
Our dogs deserve better after all they have endured in their short lives.
PLEASE DO NOT APPLY YOU IF DO NOT HAVE ANOTHER DOG.
Sex: Male - neutered
Age: 10 months
Type: Mixed breed
Location: Foster home - Farnborough.
Live with children: Yes - 8 years+
Live with dogs: Yes
Live with cats: No
Special Requirements: Experienced home with another dog in as Bruno does like to be around other dogs.
Adoption fee £250
Our sweet Bruno was adopted but was returned 2 days later, why? They didn’t have another dog and we thought he would be ok as an only dog as the couple were retired and told us they had time and patience.
They did not follow our advice and didn’t leave Bruno until day 2, they didn’t leave the radio on and no treats to keep him entertained, so he panicked and ripped down a curtain.
So rather than follow our advice and do what is required for the next 3 days, they said no and returned him straight away. To say we are upset is an understatement. We spend so much time giving all the information, what is required and advice for the first week, people promise they are full committed and yet are not.
Our dogs deserve full commitment and not to be given up on for mild issues.
So Bruno came back to us a week ago and poor boy hasn’t been the same, it is so upsetting after all he has been through these humans have given him more upset.
So we are asking for a a family to give Bruno his forever home he deserves.
Bruno needs another dog in the home, since being back he has been left with no issues, so it was likely he was afraid alone, Bruno is now fine with other dogs and is a great boy, but will need another dog int he home and a family who wont leave him for hours at a time, and follow our first week guidance.
Bruno is 10 months old, he is a large boy, very sweet, he has been let down by humans in his short life and needs a family to invest time and energy and they will be rewarded greatly.
After all this boy has been through we are very sad as had discussed full commitment and we did not want Bruno to be upset again.
Bruno was left happily in foster with the foster families dogs, he had no separation issues, but was adopted by a couple wit no other dogs, so he will need another dog in the home and slowly building up to leaving regularly and he will be just fine.
But we are asking for 100% commitment, the couple said he was great in every other way, no grumbling with dogs went to the pub, so it is just the leaving issue, which is handled correctly won't be an issue.
We feel with another dog in the home he will settle as he was left happily in foster with other dogs no separation issues.
Poor boy has endured so much in his short life, he has been rescued twice. The first from poisoning in a Cairo street along with his mother and brothers who were living under a skip at a bus station.
The second time was after he was adopted and kept locked in the garage of a house before being abandoned in the street with one of his brothers. Luckily his rescuers eventually found them both, but were unable to keep them, and with no trust in other Egyptian adoptions they had to place them in a shelter.
There is little compassion or love for dogs in Egypt and the shelter gets little support so they are always struggling to even feed the dogs, let alone care for them. So as soon as they could they pulled Bruno out of the shelter.
Bruno is now living with one of our foster families in Farnborough with their 5 dogs, Bruno like all his siblings only ever had bad experiences with other dogs at the shelter so needs a family who will continue the socialisation and boundaries required for him to learn.
Bruno was initially reactive to dogs, but just vocally, he is a big teddy bear who was afraid so used his voice. Bruno has been out meeting other dogs and no barking grumbling at all. He needs a family who will get him out mixing day one, walking, socialising so he continues not to be afraid.
With the right boundaries and guidance Bruno 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 socialisation required.
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:
When did Bruno arrive?
Bruno has been with us a couple of weeks now.
Where does Bruno sleep at night?
Bruno sleeps downstairs on a blanket in a room with three other dogs.
How is Bruno with current pets?
With our five dogs, (two giant breed) he has been great. When he first arrived, he was very reactive, heckles up, teeth showing, barking, and nipping when the others came to close to him, or he had to pass by them.
By the end of the first day this had almost abated and he grumbled a lot. Day two was a great improvement and by day three he had totally stopped this behaviour.
He lays on the floor beside them or on the sofa with no issues at all.
He has become noticeably confident around them, plays, and enjoys his walks with them.
Bruno has meet dozens of other dogs and following introductions has gotten on well with all of them.
He has been on walks with other fosterers and their dogs without me and has been great with them. He travels well in a car on the back seat without fuss.
Is Bruno clean indoors?
When he first arrived, he had a few accidents but soon lets us know when he wanted to go out by barking and standing by the door to the garden. He freely moves into the garden when encouraged.
Having been returned to us, he took a step backwards and again we had a few accidents, but he seems to be regaining his pattern and uses the garden.
We have had a couple of nervous pees, for example when he first arrived and I went to stroke him first, he rolled over and had a small pee and recently when the delivery men entered the house with a new washing machine he peed. But generally, he is a dry and clean dog in the house.
He is fine with all the adults in our house.
Can Bruno be left alone?We have left Bruno with our other dogs many times for short periods of 15 – 20 minutes up to an hour or so. We have watched him via our doggy-cam. He barks for a few minutes, while he can see us walking off then settles down. He is always excited to see us when we return, and there have been no accidents!
We have also left him in the house on his own, for short periods. He initially barks a lotand became anxious running around the ground floor looking for us but eventually settled down. He will need time and support to learn that he can be left alone, and he will be ok and people will return and not abandon him… again.
Is Bruno out on walks?
Yes, he is, he loves walking on his own and with the pack, no problems at all, he loves exploring and sniffing and is a strong walker.
He has also walked with other dogs not previously known to him without issue. If has walked with other another fosters with pack also walks no problem.
Bruno is walking 45 minutes twice a day.
How does Bruno walk on the lead?On his own he walks confidently. He is very curious and loves the stimulation of new smells, sights, and surfaces to walk on.
We are walking him alternating between a harness and a slip lead he has no problem wearing either.
Walking with the pack he is great walker, no problems, walks side by side, in front and behind the other dogs. Just loves being out and about.
Has Bruno met with other dogs?
Out walking with my pack and on his own he initially responded to the sight of other dogs being walked or on the opposite of the road.
This has greatly reduced to a grumble and he is reacting very well to corrective training and in good time I don’t believe this will be an issue for him.
How is Bruno with humans? Bruno loves people, he loved meeting the grandchildren 10 and 6 and my 86-year-old mother in law.
He has enjoyed several visits to the local pub and has meet lots of people and has been happy to be walked around by strangers and introduced to other families.
Bruno is confident around people; he will come when called and is gentle. He likes nothing better than to be petted and cuddled.
Have you noticed if Bruno is afraid of any things?He was not fazed by low flying planes, local trains, the hoover or any other loud appliance.
We live several miles away from a Royal Engineer Camp who on occasion set explosives off creating a dull but loud thud, he barks when he hears this, and dose get a little anxious.
He doesn’t like sudden noise which makes him nervy for a short while and he becomes anxious but following reassurance this soon passes.
Any other useful information?
Bruno can climb stairs.
He generally sleeps straight through and is dry.
He loves interaction and lots of fuss.
He is a good eater, drinks water regularly and has a good stomach.
He responds well to assertive instructions and is a quick learner.
He gets excited when we are preparing meals, dog and human and on occasion will react vocally.
He travels well in a car, and quickly settles.
Bruno has a loving disposition and needs a home where he will receive a lot of time and attention, where he will get regular opportunities to exercise and be able to socialise with people and other dogs.
He will need time to adjust particularly if he is being introduced to another dog(s). He is young only 11 months and is still learning.
During his time with us we have seen him make incredible steps and as can be seen from his interactions with our dogs he is quick to learn, calm, chilled out and very gentle.
He needs a family who will help him adjust to his new life and new ways of doing things. A family who are willing to invest as little or much time as it takes to show him that he is safe and secure in his forever home. In return, Bruno will unconditionally bring his new family years of happiness, and loving companionship.