Our dogs need the guidance which other dogs provide so we are asking for experienced, committed adopters who have another friendly dog in the house. You must be committed to the patience and training required with all rescue dogs, as this can be a lot of work and we want to ensure adopters are fully committed so dogs do not get returned as this is very unsettling for the dogs.
Our dogs deserve better after all they have endured in their short lives.
PLEASE DO NOT APPLY YOU IF DO NOT HAVE ANOTHER DOG.
Sex: Male - neutered
Age: 10 months
Type: Mixed breed
Location: Foster home Farnborough
Live with children: Yes - 8 years+
Live with dogs: Yes
Live with cats: No as may bark and chase if they ran.
Special Requirements: Requires another dog in the house to provide guidance and socialisation.
OUR ADOPTION FEE HAS BEEN INCREASED TO £400 DURING SEPTEMBER DUE TO INCREASED TRAVEL COSTS.
This is Stevie, poor Stevie has spent all his life in a shelter in Crete, no walks, no one to one care, the only time handled was for neutering and vaccinations etc, never anything fun.
He has not learnt to trust humans but now in the UK and doing amazing. He loves other dogs and loves to play. He is clean indoors and being a very good boy. He is still shy and has to have time and patience to learn to trust and know what a loving home is.
Stevie loves to play with foster mums dog, so with another sociable dog in the home he will gain confidence.
Stevie is gaining confidence outside but adopters must be careful until he has bonded and settled.
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 hard work required.
Our foster home has provided the feedback below:
Where does the dog sleep at night?
Likes to sleep on his own bed, he is not interested in dog beds at the moment but has a large throw folded up in a corner he likes corners and underneath things not open space.
How is the dog with current pets?
Absolutely loves my dog and is very playful, Shows an interest in the cats but more a curiosity at first he barked at them but doesn't do this anymore. They do avoid him but unsure how he would react still if they ran from him. He is curious about the rabbits too but leaves them alone.
Is the dog clean indoors?
Totally clean always goes outside no accidents but I do regularly take him outdoors to remind him and he always goes.
Can the dog be left alone?
Yes he has totally adapted to being left and causes no damage he just sleeps.
Is the dog out on walks?
Lots of walks and he now recognises his lead and gets excited to go out.
How do they walk on the lead?
He is much more confident and will actually gently approach people to say hello. Loud bangs still upset him but he runs to my leg and shows no sign of trying to bolt. He is a pleasure to walk and is calm yet playful with my dog when out.
Have they met with other dogs?
Yes and he likes to watch them approach, he shows no aggression at all but is still fearful if they are bouncy or bark around him, he is getting better every day.
How are they with humans?
Very gentle,now after a week a total cuddle bucket he can't get close enough for a cuddle and loves to lay with you and sleep. He approaches people now to say hello and is very calm.
Have you noticed the dog is afraid of any particular things?
Loud bangs I live near military woods but other than that much more settled with all household noise.
Any other useful information ?
Really coming out of his shell, he is a very gentle yet energetic boy who loves toys particularly cuddly ones. He likes to collate things such as teddies, sticks, balls and hides them in his bed. He absolutely loves a Kong too. Being tall he can reach things and seems to like paper and plastic (he stole a pen yesterday from my desk). A firm no will solve this he does understand no already and he is getting better. I would still recommend that any adopter arrives prepared with an identity tag on a collar just because of his fear of loud noises he really can move at high speed when afraid. I think he definitely needs another dog for guidance as he looks to my dog for confidence in unknown situations.
We absolutely love him, he is a fantastic young dog. He is very playful, yet gentle and totally loving he is so easy to foster an absolute pleasure.