Sex: Male - neutered
Age: 2 years
Type: Mixed breed
Size: Medium sized
Location: Foster Farnborough
Live with children: Yes - 10 years+
Live with dogs: Yes
Live with cats: No
Special Requirements: None
OUR ADOPTION FEE WILL BE INCREASED TO £400 DURING JULY DUE TO INCREASED TRAVEL COSTS.
This is our sweet boy Oreo.
We met Oreo - on a recent trip to Crete and he was one of many dogs in a pen, no walks, never allowed out, no one to one love or affection. He was a happy chap who seemed affectionate.
Oreo may not be the most handsome or fluffy dog to most but he is a sweet soul who deserved his ticket out of shelter life.
He arrived 29th July and has been in foster in Farnborough.
Oreo was very bewildered when first arrived, and has taken a day or so to settle down and realise life has changed and his happy life starts now.
Oreo has a bit of an issue with food, he has had to fight for his share whilst at the shelter and so now is worried that other animals will steal it from him.
We do feel being an only dog home would be nice for him, so he wouldn't need to worry about food and have his family to himself.
Update on Oreo
Although Oreo has been with us a few days now and is absolutely fine with our own family, we have found he has issues with meeting new people. He totally lacks confidence and reacts by barking initially and then growling if he is approached. Oreo needs to be approached with confidence initially, then sat with and ignored until he feels within a safe enough zone to come to you himself. Once he breaks that fear barrier he is a different dog and just demands your full love and attention.
Oreo needs a confident family that are willing to come and work through the initial barrier with his foster parents, and then take him off in a car repeating the process on arrival at home. No fuss, no trying to cuddle him just ignore and let him demand your attention himself. One this barrier is broken he is is the most affectionate and giving foster we have had the pleasure of looking after for Chimney Farm.
He just needs a family to appreciate the first hour he may be on guard and feel vulnerable but it really doesn't take him long.
He is clean indoors, walks on the lead, no issues with his fosterer's dog, but he doesn't want to play with her he likes his own company, cuddles and a calm life.
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.
IF YOU ARE NOT ABLE TO MEET THE CRITERIA AND ADOPT IMMINENTLY PELASE DO NOT APPLY.
Below is what his foster mum says about Oreo:
Dog's name: Oreo
Where does the dog sleep at night?
Downstairs in his bed but I have stayed with him to settle him, he has stayed in his bed all night and is not keen on early mornings.
How is the dog with current pets?
Doesn't chase the cats until there is food being served then he really barks and tries to get at them.Is the dog clean indoors? Totally clean always goes outside, we have had no accidents.
Can the dog be left alone?
Yes he sleeps and causes no damage or fuss
Is the dog out on walks?
Two walks for about 45 minutes
How do they walk on the lead?
He pulls with excitement but I have it on a longline and he walks very well, he will be off lead soon as he is very loyal and doesn't want to leave you.
Have they met with other dogs?
Yes my nine month old Cane Corso he isn't keen on playing though and prefers people to other dogs he is quite nervous around them and is food possessive so we are being careful.
How are they with humans?
Very loving and calm he simply can't get enough attention, he loves being a lapdog but happy to sleep alone too.
Have you noticed the dog is afraid of any particular things?
Wary of strangers he barks even when I come in he is still scared and distrusting but he soon wags his tail, he hates being approached from behind he is very nervous.
Any other useful information ?
He is so loving and yet still so nervous he just wants to be cuddled constantly to calm his nerves. He really isn't fussed about other animals and is food sensitive so I would hope that he would be homed without other dogs and he really does love people but his own space too. We can see he has so much potential to grow into the confident man he should be, he is clever, willing to learn, loves his walks and is just nervous at the moment