Sex: Male -neutered
Age: 10 months
Type: Mixed breed from Egypt
Location: Foster home - Fleet, Hants
Live with children: Yes - 10 years+
Live with dogs: Yes
Live with cats: No
Special Requirements: Ideally another dog in the house, or daily socialisation with other dogs.
ADOPTION FEE: £250
Meet Jazz from Egypt.
Jazz is a handsome boy of 10 months who is fully vaccinated and has been neutered.
Jazz is one of Una's sons. Mum and siblings were rescued during the the night in Egypt when Rob and Sherine, a couple in Egypt through lockdown, heard that the family were going to poisoned the following morning at the bus station where they were taking shelter.
Since then Jazz has been adopted but was kept on a small terrace alone day and night in the heat of summer without walks or exercise, so once Rob and Sherine became aware they brought him back home again. Jazz is a very loving dog who enjoys his strokes and playing but is sensitive and can get anxious so might take a little time to adjust and settle.
Jazz is a stunning boy, but he has only known one pack in Egypt and has become a little insecure and worried about other dogs outside the home. His foster mum Lisa is doing amazingly with Jazz and today he watched passing dogs without any barks or anxiety. But his new home will need to understand that Jazz needs walks, socialisation, firm boundaries and guidance.
Jazz isn't a ready made pet, but he is clever and willing to learn. He is smart and will be easy to train with the right experienced owner. Someone who love walks and will either have another sociable dog in the home, or access to meet dogs daily to help him overcome his fears outside.
The decision to adopt a rescue dog should not be taken lightly - we have had dogs returned as people have not been fully prepared for the hard work that can come. We want our forever homes to be forever for these dogs. They have endured much in their short lives
If you invest time and energy into the advice we give you, Jazz 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. The first week is very important and with the right boundaries and guidance Jazz 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: Jazz
Jazz is a beautiful intelligent larger boy with a loveable expressive face and still a little more growing to do – he is bottom high at the moment. Jazz adores being with people and would love an active confident family to continue his education in becoming a great family dog.
Where does Jazz sleep at night?
I slept downstairs with Jazz on the first night and he has continued to sleep downstairs with free run of the kitchen and utility room. He whined a little the first night without me but soon settled and he sleeps through in a comfy bed.
How is Jazz with current pets?
When Jazz arrived, he was very unsure of our own dogs. We have two large breed female dogs. It was clear Jazz was initially very scared. Jazz was only ever used to being with his siblings. In the first 24 hrs, I worked with Jazz to build his confidence we went on walks so they could suss each other out side by side and reduce any tension felt from head on meetings.
It didn’t take Jazz too long and he soon realised our girls were no threat or competition. He is now quite confident around them, eats alongside them, shares toys and chews he looks to them for company when we are not around and really loves to play rough and tumble, chase and mouthing games with our Belgian Shepherd.
Jazz has met our tortoise Spike and was rather confused by him, gave a few barks then retreated to his bed in bemusement.
Jazz is quite aroused at the sight of cats and given the opportunity would chase.
Is Jazz clean indoors?
Yes, Jazz is clean indoors, we have had no accidents at all, he seems to have a very strong bladder!
Can Jazz be left alone?
Jazz has been left for short periods of time. He does whine initially, and we have had the odd bark but he does soon settle. With continued sleeping downstairs and by steadily building his confidence in being left alone I see no issue with Jazz being left for longer periods of time.
Is Jazz out on walks?
Yes Jazz is out on walks he has no issue with traffic though not fond of the British climate, he is not impressed with the rain at all. He enjoys a good sniff and the sights and sounds in the woods and has shown interest in the odd squirrel.
Jazz is keen to explore the wider world that waits for him. Jazz is also easy to travel in the car. He will happily pop himself in on the back seat and travels well in the boot though hasn’t quite mastered jumping in on his own yet.
How does Jazz walk on the lead?
Jazz walks well on lead in a relaxed manner. I walk him on a slip lead and harness. Once away from the road I am able to remove the slip lead and allow Jazz to explore a little further on a long line or extendable lead on the harness. He is well mannered for me and does not pull.
Has Jazz met with other dogs?
When Jazz sees other dogs on a walk he can become aroused and alert. This is all new for Jazz and he is learning to just continue with his walk and ignore and that seeing other dogs is normal and nothing to worry about. Has not been exposed to dogs other than his sibling pack prior to coming into foster so anyone wishing to offer Jazz a home must be prepared to continue to teach Jazz that other dogs are no threat by walking with others frequently and being confident in his handling.
How is Jazz with humans?
Jazz adores people and loves nothing more than a fuss a good scratch and a play. He will often be my shadow around the house. Jazz is great with my children 10 and 12 and will seek them out for attention. He can be excitable when returning home from being out and has started to jump up to greet you which I am in turn correcting and teaching him that it’s much more rewarding to keep all four feet on the floor. Given his size and enthusiasm with people, I would recommend that he would suit a family with older confident children.
Have you noticed Jazz is afraid of any particular things?
Jazz does not seem to be afraid of anything around the house as yet. With things like the hoover he will just remove himself from the room.
Jazz is unsure of dogs that rush up to him on a walk and will show his anxiety by raising his heckles and the odd bark. The more praise and reward he is receiving for walking past and ignoring new dogs the better he is getting with this. He is still young and is responding to the exposure of new dogs and training well. This must be maintained by his new family.
Jazz is a very happy chatty boy, he can be vocal with our dogs to try and entice play and often sounds like a little bear, our shepherd also does this! Jazz has discovered the toy box and is keen to play and engage with you. Jazz is looking for a family who really have the time to invest in him, he would love to be challenged with fun obedience, scent games, tricks or agility, he is an intelligent boy with loads of character and love to give.
Jazz will continue to blossom with the right direction and guidance. He will be loyal and at home with an experienced family possibly with another dog or with regular access to other dogs to play and continue to build his confidence around them. Jazz is such a loveable boy who really deserves the best.