Ready to adopt?
Sex: Male - neutered
Age: 8 months
Type: Mixed breed
Size: Small - fully grown 7kg
Location: Foster home - Addlestone, Surrey
Live with children: Yes - 5 years+
Live with dogs: Yes
Live with cats: Yes
Special Requirements: None
OUR ADOPTION FEE IS £550
Meet Herman from Crete.
Poor Herman was in a tiny kennel in a Crete shelter, with 8 other dogs, no walks, cuddles, freedom, toys, nothing. Just misery.
Herman is fully vaccinated, microchipped and neutered.
He has only known on the streets and a short time in foster, so his new family need to be prepared for to introduce him to life in the UK and his new surroundings - including maintaining his training, toilet, walking, getting used to noises and living in a home.
With the right boundaries and guidance he will all 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: Herman
Arrival date - 5th August
Where does Herman sleep at night?
Herman enjoyed sleeping in the deep doughnut cat bed during the evening. At night he immediately found himself a snuggle place on the pillow, despite attempts and putting him back in the cat bed next to me, he wanted to sleep curled up next to my chest in typical Chihuahua style.
How is Herman with current dogs/animals?
Herman was absolutely fine being introduced to my other three dogs, showed good social skills and no aggression. He has met a few other dogs out on walks and is a bit cautious of high-energy larger breeds. He gravitated towards our smaller Chihuahua-type dog for company. Herman has met the cat and showed no interest, and this is the same of cats he has met on the walks.
Is Hermann clean indoors?
This is only a report of his first 12 hours with us. He did a poo in the house after he had a bath. In the middle of the night Hermann got up and I took him out in the garden where he did a long wee. No other accidents and no cocking his leg indoors.
Can Herman be left alone?
Not tested yet
How Is Herman out on walks?
He walks well on the lead and likes to spend his time sniffing. He appears slightly anxious when people are walking behind or when a car approaches from behind. He stops and looks and waits until the people or car have passed. We have tried him on a lightweight long line but he became quite stressed when tangled up on it. Walks well on an extendable lead. He has had a short time off lead in a secure park and didn't stray very far from us.
How does Herman walk on the lead?
Walks well, likes to stop and sniff a lot, does not like people coming up from behind.
Has Herman met with other dogs?
How is Herman with humans?
Herman is a people person. He wants to be with you, especially for cuddles, he is interested in things you do and likes to follow us around. He has met my nieces and nephew (12, 9 and 5) and seems to like smaller people and enjoys being petted.
Have you noticed that Herman is afraid of any particular things?
Herman is cautious of people and cars coming from behind. He also appears a little overwhelmed with exuberant large dogs and will cower down or stay out of the way. No aggression noted.
Any other useful information.
He loves his food but no food aggression noted.
What kind of home do you think would be suitable?
I think Herman could live with any family who can give him plenty of attention and affection. I think he might enjoy living with another small dog but it is not absolutely necessary.