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Age: 9 Months / Not neutered
Type: Pointer mix
Size: Medium sized
Location: In foster in Fleet
Live with children: Children 5 years+
Live with dogs: Yes
Live with cats: No
Spotty was adopted 5 months ago and his adopters gave up on him a few days ago, why? They said he was too much for their older dog. As much as we say to adopters your older dogs need to be able to manage young active pups they think they will accept them, but we know from experience they do not.
So after 5 months he is back with us and we want him to find his forever home. A home with another active do who is under 4 years old and likes to play.
Spotty had a DNA test done and he is Brittany / pointer mix of breeds which will explain his active nature.
Spotty loves to pay, he likes his walk and loves to sniff his surroundings, he does need a home that will give him form boundaries, lots of exercise and he will be the happiest boy. He is clean indoors, sociable and well behaved.
If you have another dog under 4 years in the home and are able to give Spotty walks and boundaries and are ready to a adopt now please complete an enquiry form.
Below is what his foster mum Lisa says about him:
Dogs name: Spotty, not yet neutered approx 9 months old.
Where does Spotty sleep at night? Downstairs in Utility room
How is Spotty with current pets? Spotty enjoys the company of our resident dogs, loves to rough and tumble play wilth our younger dog.
Is Spotty clean indoors? Spotty is clean in the house and will take the opportunity to go to the toilet when let out in the garden. Spotty will whine or paw at the door to ask to go out.
Can Spotty be left alone? We have left Spotty home alone with our own dogs for up to an 1/2 hr so far, I also leave spotty downstairs alone whilst I'm upstairs do laundry etc to make sure he realises being left for periods of time is normal. Initially when left Spotty whined and barked once or twice (we have a camera to observe) and then he soon settled down with my dogs who are accustomed to being left.
Is Spotty out on walks? Yes, Spotty enjoys a good sniff and being out and about meeting people and dogs alike. He has no issue with traffic and enjoyed the attention of the school run -even in the rain!
How does Spotty walk on the lead? Spotty walks on lead with enthusiasm, he doesn't like to dawdle but also enjoys a good sniff! He currently on a slip lead and harness and is typical of a dog his age, occasionally needs reminding not to pull but this is easily corrected with a quick check with his lead. He may pull with excitement to greet another dog or if distracted by a squirrel etc but again this isn't anything I wouldn't expect from a young dog learning the ropes. Spotty has not been allowed off lead to date as recall is currently selective (again typical of a dog of his age) and has been used to a long line to give him a proper run and leg stretch.
Has Spotty met with other dogs? Yes, Spotty is a friendly boy and has met other dogs whilst out on walks with no issues.
Cats? Spotty doesn't respect that giving cats space is the way to go and will chase so it is best not to home with cats.
How is Spotty with humans? Spotty is a friendly chap. Once he has given you a sniff and figured out who you are he enjoys a tummy rub and cuddle. He is great with my children (9 and 11).
Have you noticed if Spotty is afraid of any particular things? Not noticed anything to date.
Any other useful information ? Spotty is typical of the Spaniel/ Pointer breeds his DNA test suggests he is. He is an exuberant boy with lots of playful energy. and love to give. We really feel Spotty would be best placed with a loving active family with another playful dog who are prepared to continue his education. Spotty know the basics at home and is quite intelligent. He likes a good game of hide and seek looking for treats so scent work even at home or out would be a great stimulation for him. Equally agility or just lots of outdoor fun would make him a happy boy!