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Sex: Male neutered
Age: 3 years
Type: Mixed breed
Location: Foster home - Medstead, Hants
Live with children: Yes - 10 years+
Live with dogs: Yes
Live with cats: Yes
Special Requirements: A home who will be patient and give Reggie time to flourish. A calm, settled adult dog who leaves him be but is there as a role model would be great. No young children.
OUR ADOPTION FEE IS £400
Reggie is one of 4 siblings who recently got their lucky ticket to start new lives in the UK.
They lived together in a bigger pack of dogs, maybe a pack of 15 dogs. All bigger and more confident that the siblings. They would run away but when covered would tolerate a cuddle. We knew if we didn't remove them they would be lost forever.
They all arrived into the UK and have gone to separate fosters. They are slowly adapting to home life and becoming braver each day. But there is alot to adapt to, from living 24/7 in a kennel, no walks or contact to UK life is a big leap and they need some time guidance patience.
They are learning and starting to enjoy life, they just need a bit more time to adjust.
Once adjusted they will be amazing family members.
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 time required.
IF YOU ARE NOT ABLE TO MEET / ADOPT NOW PLEASE DO NOT APPLY AS WE ARE A SMALL TEAM AND NEED TO PRIORITISE FAMILIES READY.
Our foster home has provided the feedback below:
Dog's Name: Reggie
Where does Reggie sleep at night?
He sleeps in his bed in our room. Not a peep from him all night.
How is Reggie with current pets?
He completely ignores the cat. Shows some interest in the chickens. He tolerates our dog and occasionally gives him a sniff but is mostly completely indifferent.
Is Reggie clean indoors?
Yes, not a single accident.
Can Reggie be left alone?
Yes, have left him up to an hour and he just stayed in his bed.
Is Reggie out on walks?
He doesn't exactly bounce with joy to leave his safe bed, but once he gets going, he's ok, as long as he can walk behind everybody. He mostly just follows along quietly.
Reggie is not too keen on meeting other dogs and will try and hide behind me or in the next available patch of undergrowth. If he can't hide away he'll freeze and let them sniff him. Cars don't particularly phase him (except those noisy classic cars, we don't like those), nor do cyclists, but runners are scary.
He also gets very scared when people try to walk behind him. Over the past few days he has started to sniff around a bit more though, and also toilet on our walks, so he is definitely gaining in confidence slowly.
How does Reggie walk on the lead?
He walks very nicely as long as he can walk a step behind.
Has Reggie met other dogs?
Yes, he is wary of strange dogs and will try to hide if possible. He mostly takes no notice of our dog, who has tried to make friends. He allows a sniff and will sniff back, but then walks away to mind his own business.
How is Reggie with humans?
He is very scared of people particularly if approached straight on, running or making fast movements. He currently rarely approaches us voluntarily, except for a bit of pate and to retreat immediately. That said, he doesn't have a bad bone in his body and will endure any cuddles, grooming, washing, putting leads and harness on in stiff silence. He has not shown any signs of growling or snapping, just freezes when uncomfortable, so hopefully with time he will overcome his fear.
Have you noticed if Reggie is afraid of any particular things?
He is afraid of most things as everything is completely new to him.
Any other useful information?
Reggie is a real sweetie who currently just wants to hide away from the world. He must have had a terrible life before arriving in the UK, no home comforts, no affection. He mostly uses the "if I pretend I can't see you, then you surely can't see me" strategy
What is Reggie ideal home?
Reggie's ideal home will need a lot of patience to allow him to find his feet whilst gently pushing him a little bit out of his comfort zone every day. A quiet home in a rural area with a garden, where he can learn what it meant to have a home and feel safe would be ideal. He can live with cats as he pays them no attention.
A calm, settled older dog who leaves him be but is there as a role model would be great. No young children.