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Sex: Male - neutered
Age: 2 years
Type: Mixed breed
Size: Medium approx 20 kg
Location: Foster home - Cambridge CB7
Live with children: Yes - 5 years+
Live with dogs: Yes
Live with cats: Yes
Special Requirements: Pluto needs another sociable, playful dog in the home.
OUR ADOPTION FEE IS £400
Meet Pluto, what a smashing boy he is. Pluto arrived into the UK on 6th September and he was a shy scared wary boy who was afraid of touch and everything. In just over a week whats. boy he has turned into.
So proud of how he has blossomed in just over a week of leaving his horrid Crete shelter prison and becoming a UK pet.
In just over a week Pluto has learnt humans are kind and can be fun and trustworthy. He has learnt how to walk off lead and be a good boy on and off the lead. He has learnt to be clean indoors. Other dogs are fun, he has met cats, bunnies and horses.
Pluto was so afraid of people and believed he would be hurt, so was very wary and afraid. Pluto wouldn’t like his feet wiped after the garden, he was afraid of his collar. Now happy to have his feet wiped and first at the door for walks.
Pluto is a clever boy and has learnt our routine and is now very accepting of what is expected of him.
Pluto loves other dogs and really likes to have a busy, he needs another sociable playful dog in the home so they can enjoy walks, play and snuggle up together.
Pluto is approximate 2 years old, neutered and a lot of fun to have around, he is cheeky and very loving. He will make a wonderful addition to a family.
With the right guidance he will all easily adjust and make a great family pet. We ask our adopters to be 100% sure they are ready to fully commit a rescue dog.
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:
Dogs name: Pluto
Where does Pluto sleep at night?
Pluto sleeps downstairs with our 3 dogs. No issues at all. We gradually built him up to it. He did sleep upstairs with us and just slept well on the bed, no issues at all. He prefers to be with us, but he is now down with our dogs and sleeps through.
Initially he may pace a little but adapts quickly.
How is Pluto with current pets?
Pluto adores our dogs, he loves to play but our dogs are a bit older and are not interested in play. He gives them kisses throughout the day, he just loves other dogs. He likes to share beds and the sofa whenever they let him. We have met other dogs on walks and he loves to play.
Is Pluto clean indoors?
Yes he is, he did have a couple of scent markings initially but nothing now. He is a good boy. He sometimes needs us to stand out with him for bedtime toilets but follows our dogs.
We wipe our dogs feet on entry if wet, Pluto was fearful of this at first, but he is slowly learning to allow it. He was just scared we were going to hurt him. So his family need to give him time to trust, when he trusts you he will accept anything. He now allows me to wipe his feet and even cut his nails and check his teeth.
Can Pluto be left alone?
Yes, we did some work with Pluto on leaving him as he bonded very quickly and we didn’t want him to develop any separation issues, so we left him little and often, the first 2 days, 5 short times a day and then he was fine, just sits with our dogs waiting.
He can now be left up to 3 hours, no issues. His new family should do short frequent leaving initially and he will be just fine.
Is Pluto out on walks?
Pluto was never handled and when first came we thought he would take some time to get used to walks, but he got it straight away, he adores his walks, tail up, sniffing, running, playing with other dogs. He will make a great running buddy and is actually fully off lead on our walks, he follows our dogs, has good recall. Just a very happy well behaved boy.
How does Pluto walk on the lead?
Pluto is a good boy, he is a teenager and loves to play and run so he is off lead now with us. He does not pull on the lead. He enjoys a paddle in our local stream.
Has Pluto met other dogs?
Yes, he is keen to meet and play and seems to love other dogs, he loves a dog he can play with. He is very well mannered with our dogs, we have 3 dogs 11/11/ and 7 years, they are nto playful dogs and he respects that, he does try to get them to play but doesn't push it, and just likes to sit near them and follow them. A very healthy bond, so he will like to live with another dog for sure.
How is Pluto with humans?
Pluto was initially wary, he has never been handled so all new, but he is great with us, no issues keen for cuddles, kisses and lying close on the sofa. His new owners will need to be prepared he will be wary initially, but when trusts you he loves you. He likes to follow you and be around people.
Have you noticed if Pluto is afraid of any particular things.
If you go to grab him he won't like that or too quickly to touch feet etc, he is still adjusting. He follows me when I hoover so no issues with that. He is fine with household noises. When walking near the road cars do not phase him, so he is pretty confident But he is still adapting.
Any other useful information ?
Pluto really wants to trust and be close, he had never been touched, unless for bad things. But he is a quick learner, and learnt very quickly. Now allows us to wipe feet, handle him.
New adopters need to be aware he may need a few days to bond and trust as will be a whole new home and family, but he is a very quick learner and clever boy so it wont take long.
Pluto need an active family as he loves his walks, he is a teenager so needs to burn off the energy.
Pluto is just starting to learn what toys are.
Pluto will make a great running buddy.
Pluto needs another sociable playful dog in the home. He deserves to have this after his sad life so far. He eats lovely, no food aggression.