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Sex: Male neutered
Age: 2 years
Type: German shepherd mix
Location: Foster home - Chertsey
Live with children: Yes - 12 years+
Live with dogs: Yes
Live with cats: No
Special Requirements: An active adopter who loves large dogs
IF YOU ARE NOT ABLE TO MEET / ADOPT NOW PLEASE DO NOT APPLY AS WE ARE A SMALL TEAM AND NEED TO PRIORITISE FAMILIES WHICH ARE READY.
OUR ADOPTION FEE IS £400
Meet handsome boy Gary who arrived recently from Crete and is in foster.
Gary is gorgeous and loyal and affectionate. He walks lovely now on the lead.
Gary spent the last year in a small enclosure in Crete trapped, no walks or care just food and water and it drove him crazy. He adores people and likes to be around them, so any new adopter has to be committed to leaving him alot the first few days little and often to help him adapt to being left. If adopter follow our guidance he will adapt quickly.
Gary is fine with other dogs, he has lived in foster in Crete with over 8 other dogs and no issues. He is polite and calm, has met other dogs and no issues.
Gary is a large puppy, he has much time to make up and he is keen to start living a happy life.
With some initial investment in training Gary will become an amazing companion. He just needs to learn the ropes.
Our foster home has provided the feedback below:
Dog's name: Gary
Where does Gary sleep at night?
Either on the floor in our bed room or on the bed but he would sleep anywhere probably.
How is Gary with current pets?
Gary absolutely loves other dogs and loves to play and be around them. He chases cats so would be best in a home that has no other animals other than dogs.
Is Gary clean indoors?
He is apart from the occasional accident ,but you have to make sure he goes out immediately after he has eaten or he will mess in the house.
Can Gary be left alone?
Initially he was not good being left alone, but we are leaving him for longer and longer periods and he is getting better at this. It's a work in progress.
How is Gary out on walks?
Gary loves his walks. We currently walk him 3 to 4 times a day. He trots happily along on the short lead and bounds about on the long lead. He loves to meet everyone along the way and is very friendly with everyone including children. With other dogs he is not aggressive at all but he will shoot off to see other dogs and you have to go and get him back.
Which ever lucky home he goes to will have to work on getting him to come when he is called, he is not good at this at the moment. He has boundless energy and as a result of being kept chained up for so long is overjoyed at his new freedoms.
How does Gary walk on the lead?
He is good on the lead and he knows he has to sit to have his harness on. Is strong though and he doesn't understand how big he is.
Has Gary met with other dogs?
Yes we have 2 dogs. He loves all dogs.
How is Gary with humans?
Gary loves all humans and cuddles and fuss. He has no fear of humans and just wants to be loved.
Have you noticed if Gary is afraid of other things.
Gary is working on being left and he looks at white vans so we wonder whether he has had a bad experience with these in the past.
Any other useful information?
Gary is a big bundle of love and energy. He has the sweetest nature is not at all aggressive, but is a big dog and has had little freedom or love in his previous life. He is embracing his new life with fizzing enthusiasm. He needs consistent boundaries, lots of exercise and lots of positive re-enforcement. He is also a bit of an escape artist, no doubt from having been penned for so long, so a very secure garden is essential.
What is Gary's ideal home:
Gary needs a loving, busy home preferably with other dogs and someone with experience of dog owning. He would be great in a family environment, but will need a lot of exercise and a good size garden. He runs with me when I go running. He also needs a home which prepared to work with him on an ongoing basis. He is a wonderful, big-hearted beautiful young dog with not an inch of aggression and is totally enthusiastic about his new opportunity at life.