Ready to adopt?
Age: 4 months
Type: Mixed breed
Size: Large when fully grown
Location: Foster home - Farnborough, Hants
Live with children: Yes - 5 years+
Live with dogs: Yes
Live with cats: Yes
Special Requirements: Another sociable dog in the home under 8 years. Experienced home prepared for a large breed dog.
Important criteria: No other dogs over 8 years, no children under 5 years. No adults under 30 years.
OUR ADOPTION FEE IS £500
This is Antonis,
Antonis arrived from Crete on Friday 18th June so has not been with us long, but he is a puppy and adapting very quickly to his new life.
Antonis was born an unwanted boy with his siblings in Crete, with no foster home they lived outside in an enclosure.
Lucky for them they are young and will adapt very quickly. BUT we need families to be prepared to invest in training, socialisation and have experience with large breed dogs as Antonis will be large when fully grown, so needs to be trained and socialised so no issues when he is older.
He is fully vaccinated and microchipped, but is still too young to be neutered so adopters will be asked to commit to doing this as soon as he is old enough.
His new family will need to be prepared for the hard work of a pup - basic training, toileting, walking on and off lead, getting used to noises and living in a home.
The decision to adopt a puppy should not be taken lightly - we have had puppies returned as people have not been fully prepared for the hard work that can come. If you invest time and energy into the advice we give you, Atonis will adapt and become a rounded dog. But please do not underestimate this can mean a few weeks of hard work.
Please only apply if you are 100% committed to the hard work a puppy can bring, broken sleep, toilet training, socialisation, boundaries. The first week is very important and with the right boundaries and guidance Atonis will easily adjust and make a lovely addition to any home but adopters need to be fully prepared.
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:
Dog's Name: Antonis
Where does Ant sleep at night?
Ant sleeps in his bed which is next to my bed, he then comes up on my bed in the morning for snuggles.
Is he clean indoors?
During the day he’s good, we go out often to help him learn. Over night he’s had one little wee accident but it won’t take him long to learn.
Can Ant be left alone?
Ant hasn’t been in foster long but so far he’s been left for 45min . He does sit in his bed and cry a little but this settles down after a few minutes. His new family will have to continue to build up his time of being left.
Is Ant out on walks and how does he walk on lead?
Yes Ant has been on some walks and at first wasn’t sure about the lead but soon learnt that going out is fun.
Has Ant met other dogs?
Ant has met a few other dogs and is quite laid back. He at first can be a little unsure but is learning to play with other dogs.
How is Ant with humans?
Ant loves to snuggle and get tickles from people, he at first was a little timid with new people but it didn’t take him long to relax.
Have you noticed any is afraid or worried of any particular things?
Ant is a little reserve to start with and can take some convincing such as starting a walk or meeting new people but he quickly settles and relaxes.
He’s got better with doorways and only sometimes needs encouragement to walk through them.
THE PERFECT FAMILY FOR ANT
Ant is a lovely laid back puppy, who has has settled nicely into home life. He isn’t afraid of noises within the house and loves food, tickles and snuggles.
I think ant would love to live with another dog, he’s also very gentle so could live with children.
His new family will have to continue his toilet training and building his confidence when both being left and when on lead.
Ant is also going to grow into quite a large boy so a family with experience with larger breeds is important.