Ready to adopt?
Age: 4.5 months
Type: Mixed breed
Size: Small to medium
Live with children: Over 8 years
Live with dogs: Yes
Live with cats: Not tested
Special Requirements: A family who are prepared to invest in puppy training, lead, toilet and socialisation. Must provide full details in application form.
OUR ADOPTION FEE IS £550
This is Joey who, along with his sisters Rachel and Monica, is in a foster home in Crete waiting for his travel arrangements to the UK to be finalised.
His mum Phoebe was thrown out onto the streets with her 3 pups to fend for themselves. When we heard about them left without shelter, food or water at risk from roads and poisoning's. We moved them to our fosterer to be kept safe and prepared for travel.
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.
Joey has had the benefit of time in a home environment, but his new family will still need to be prepared for the work of introducing a pup to living in a family home - basic training, toileting, walking on and off lead, getting used to noises.
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 Joey will easily adjust and make a lovely addition to any home, but adopters need to be fully prepared.
Please only submit an application if you meet the criteria and are ready to proceed.
Our foster home has provided the feedback below:
Dog's Name: Joey
Where does Joey sleep at night?
Joey has his own bed and blankets but has so far favoured the sofa. Our resident dogs sleep in the kitchen overnight, Joey has taken from going to sleep in his bed and then gravitating towards the living room.
How is Joey with current pets?
Our alpha male, has made it his job to ensure Joey knows who is boss. Joey is very submissive but has shown no fear. He’s happy to play with them and has shown he is keen to learn from them. He chased the cats up the stairs and barked at them, but this could be a reflection of their skittishness rather than his aversion to them.
Is Joey clean indoors?
So far so good – just one little sprinkle accident when we misread signs from him wanting to go out.
Can Joey be left alone?
He’s quite anxious and will be vocal about it. We’ve left him alone for short periods of time and he’s settled very quickly. He loves human contact so just wants to be near you.
Is Joey out on walks?
Our first walk was an experience! Joey certainly let everyone know he was there. It was definitely a mix of excitement and fear. He was happy to meet everyone, but everyone was greeted with barking and singing. He settled quickly and subsequent walks have been much quieter.
How does Joey walk on the lead?
We have him on a harness and long lead and he’s been fab! He pulls a little but that’s probably more to do with not being used to the lead and being a puppy!
Has Joey met other dogs?
He walked with our “Sunday pack” really lovely, keen to meet the new dogs and happy to trot along with them. No aggression, just keen to be friends.
How is Joey with humans?
He’s so affectionate! Everyone we’ve met has been greeted, paws up, with licks and snuggles. Joey loves nothing more than a lap to roll into.
Have you noticed if Joey is afraid of any particular things?
This boy seems fearless. He’s very confident and will let out a bark if wary. We’re a busy, noisy household – so he’s been exposed to most normal noises. If I were to be really picky – he’s not a massive fan of traffic (but not many dogs of this age are) We have a busy road behind our house and it’s the big lorries that get a warning bark.
Any other useful information?
He’s such an affectionate, good boy. He’s so lovely. He’s integrated in to the house well and is starting to recognise some basic commands. He loves his food and is very motivated by treats. Tends to bowl surf, so we need to lift our other dogs bowls pretty quickly as he inhales his food! He’s been a star with toilet training. He’s vocal for attention and loves snuggles. He has the sweetest face and the biggest ears. Just an all round sweetheart. He’d be an amazing addition to any family – they’d be super lucky to have him.
What is Joey’s ideal home: Joey has engaged in play with my two, so might like a buddy – but he’s also just as happy with humans and the affection they give. He loves my kids, so a young family – kids 8+ (he’s quite tall when he jumps up!) He has good energy levels, so someone willing to walk, play and love. Someone who will continue with training and showing him the world is a wonderful place.