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Sex: Male - neutered
Age: 2 years
Location: Foster home - Chobham, Surrey
Live with children: Yes - 8 years+
Live with dogs: Yes
Live with cats: Not tested
OUR ADOPTION FEE IS £550
Meet Patrick who has just arrived in the UK having been rescued from a terrible shelter in Crete. He is a sweet natured, shy lad who gets on well with other dogs.
Life in a shelter can leave dogs feeling utterly frustrated and miserable, No dog should live in a shelter for long term. But with no hope of finding anyone in Crete we are glad we could help so many dogs in the shelter.
Patrick is a sweet, clam affectionate boy who is adapting so well to UK life. But he still needs consistent exposure to scary things that he has not experienced before. He is a quick learner and is a kind soul.
Patrick is fully vaccinated, microchipped and neutered. He has only known life on the streets and in a shelter, so his new family will need to be prepared for the consistent work of introducing him to his new surroundings - basic training, toilet, walking, getting used to noises and living in a home.
With the right boundaries and guidance he 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 hard work required.
Our foster home has provided the feedback below:
Dogs Name: Patrick
Arrival Date: 22nd November 2022
Where does Patrick sleep at night?
Patrick slept with my dogs on the first night but since then he’s been happier sleeping by himself in the utility room. He doesn’t want to share his bed and has a little lip curl just to tell everyone its his. Who can blame him!
How is Patrick with current pets?
Patrick likes my three dogs, the 11 month old weirmaraner is a bit too much for him sometimes but he tends to walk away when she’s being over the top or you can get a lip curl if she’s really not listening to the signs. He’s seen our cat a couple of times (she lives upstairs most of the time) and he doesn’t seem overly bothered by her.
Is Patrick clean indoors?
Patrick has had one accident since being here on the second day but tends to pace around when he wants to go out so you just need to read the signs.
Can Patrick be left alone?
Patrick has been fine being left, he goes into his bed in the utility room and curls up and goes to sleep.
Is Patrick out on walks?
Patrick was nervous on day 1 but has got braver and braver and now he loves his walks. He doesn’t mind meeting other dogs but is a bit wary of some people. He is happy to say hello to people if they go gently with him.
How does Patrick walk on the lead?
Patrick walks really well on the lead, he does weave from side to side sniffing but doesn’t pull.
Has Patrick met other dogs?
Patrick has met lots of dogs coming into the house with my doggy day care business and has been happy to say hello and play with all of them. We see lots of dogs out on our walks and he’s happy to say hello but isn’t bouncing to get to them.
Have you noticed if Patrick is afraid of any particular things?
Patrick is petrified of cars and throws himself around to try and get away. He would need a lot of desensitisation work to overcome his fear but with time and patience he will get there.
Any other useful information
Patrick loves his food and although I feed him separately from my dogs he doesn’t appear to be food possessive when there are treats about.
Patrick’s ideal home.
Patrick just wants to be loved and have a cosy bed to curl up in. He has adjusted really well to living in our house from being shut down when he first arrived to now playing with the dogs and having a tummy tickle from us. In the evening all he wants to do is lie in his bed at my feet and keeps looking at me when I stop stroking him. He’s got so much love to give. He would be happy to live by himself but does like other dogs so would still need to be socialised.