Ready to adopt?
Sex: Male -neutered
Age: 7 years
Location: Foster home - Fleet
Live with children: Yes - 12 years+
Live with dogs: Yes
Live with cats: Yes
Special Requirements: None
Important criteria: No children under 10 years. No adults under 30 years.
OUR ADOPTION FEE IS £400
Meet our funny little soul Oscar from Portugal.
Oscar has bene in a municipal shelter before going to our rescuers shelter, we do not know his history but likely not to be a good life and something bad will have happened as to why he is can be wary of being hurt when handled.
He only arrived 29th May and already has blossomed and shown his personality.
Oscar may be a little dog but he has a huge personality bursting to come out and with confidence in his surroundings his infectious character is emerging more and more each day.
Oscar isn’t a needy character he is quite an independent little chap who is happy to go off alone in the home and explore his new surroundings but once he knows and trusts you you will find him following you around like a little shadow for a bit of fuss and a cuddle.
A bit like us coming out of lock down Oscar is super exited to go out, he adores his walks and will give a bounce and bark at the door with excitement letting you know he is ready, he is happy to meet people and likes a head rub and scratch but I think he finds all the the new socialising exhausting so taking a nap afterwards is often where you will find him.
Oscar is learning to play with toys and sounds like a little gremlin (a super cute one) when he gets excited to play. He enjoys confident handling and a little rough and tumble and will mouth at your hands but this is all purely play.
He can be quite the tease and comedian when playing too!
Oscar is a complete joy to have in the house he has slot into our family and lives alongside our dogs really well.
He is going to be a hard one to let go for sure he has definitely stolen my heart so a 5 star home is a must.
Oscar is looking for a confident family who have previous dog experience possibly with older children who will respect his space, he could be an only dog, cats aren’t an issue or another dog of a similar age would be lovely.
You really have to meet him to understand his quirks and charm.
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:
Dog's name: Oscar
Oscar, is a fabulous little character who wants nothing more than some creature comforts, love and companionship. He is 7 years of age and missing a couple of top teeth but otherwise appears to be in great condition. He has slotted into our family life with ease.
Where does Oscar sleep at night?
Oscar has the free run of downstairs with my own dogs and chooses to sleep on the little sofa or his bed in the Kitchen. My two sleep in the utility room.
How is Oscar with current pets?
Oscar has no issue living alongside my two large female dogs though he does not seem dependent on them at all. He is quite an inquisitive and independent chap. He is a little unsure of the tortoise marching around the garden so gives him a wider birth. We have not yet tested Oscar with cats.
Is the Oscar clean indoors?
Oscar takes every opportunity to toilet outside and we have had one accident in the home but I firmly believe this was just scent marking on his arrival night as it was barely anything and he has not repeated it since.
Can Oscar be left alone?
Oscar is a chilled little chap in the home and doesn’t have an issue being left alone. We’ve only managed to leave him for 20 mins so far but is so independent in the home and takes himself off somewhere quite I really don’t think there will be any issue.
Is Oscar out on walks?
Oscar enjoys his walks and a good sniff, he is keen to explore and enjoy life. He has a lovely bounce in his step and really understands the lead and gets excited to go out when it’s put on.
How does Oscar walk on the lead?
Oscar is great on lead, he is enthusiastic and currently walked on a flat collar and lead and a slip lead just for security as he doesn’t know us or the area that well.
Has Oscar met with other dogs?
Oscar has met several dogs out on walks and is very polite, he doesn’t appear to be bothered by them either way. We have also had different dogs visit at home with no issues.
How are they with humans?
Oscar is fine with people and is quite delighted to see us in the morning when we come downstairs.
Oscar won’t rush over to say hello to new people; he is a little more reserved and is not keen on being smothered and feels vulnerable if picked up. He likes his own space but when he is ready he will fully utilise your scratching and stroking capabilities and choose to sit with and snuggle into you.
Have you noticed Oscar is afraid of any particular things?
If startled Oscar may bark but we have yet to find anything he is particularly afraid of. Traffic is no problem and although he moved away from the hoover he was not really afraid of it. He doesn’t appreciate feeling cornered or under pressure and would much rather just exit a situation where he feels as such.
Any other useful information?
Oscar is a joy to have in the house, and is a really easy house guest and loves to chill out on the sofa after a walk. He is happy to eat alongside our dogs and doesn’t appear to show any guarding behaviours with food. He has just started to play with a ball and will get quite excited and is becoming chatty with it.
Oscar deserves a wonderful quiet home with another calm dog, or as an only dog. Older children would be fine.