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Age: 4 Months / Not neutered
Type: Mixed breed
Size: Medium estimate
Location: In foster in Surrey
Live with children: Children 5 years+
Live with dogs: Yes
Live with cats: Not tested
Meet Nevis, he is one of 4 pups arrived from Portugal last week. So many abandoned pups in Portugal at present, these are the lucky pups who were rescued and kept safe at the shelter until they are old enough to travel.
He and his siblings (Nike,Norma and Nadia) have grown up in a shelter and not in a home environment, so will need ongoing training, guidance and boundaries set now and into adulthood.
Gorgeous Nevis is looking for his home. Nevis arrived from Portugal and has been in foster with 3 gorgeous Rottweilers and he has held his own.
Nevis is 4 months old, a mixed breed, estimate medium sized when fully grown but we have not known the parents.
Below is what his foster mum has said about him.
If your keen to adopt this sweet little boy then we are wanting him to go to a home with another young playful dog. He enjoys playing and
Where does Nevis sleep at night?
Nevis has been sleeping downstairs with one of the other dogs at night and has settled really quickly and slept through the night for up to 7 hours. He has a choice of beds and a settee to choose from. He likes to snuggle up to the other dogs if they are in the mood to allow him. He has mostly been clean at night with the exception of a couple of wees.
How is Nevis with current pets?
He is really confident with our 3 Rotties. He is still learning his boundaries and can be quite persistent when he wants something the other dogs have although he mostly heeds their warnings. He likes to bark at them to try and get his way.
He hasn’t met a cat yet.
Is Nevis clean indoors?
He is mostly clean indoors although he has had the occasional wee. He has a couple of favourite spots in the garden where he does his business. He wees quite frequently and needs to be watched, particularly after waking up. He will readily go out into the garden to do his business although he prefers to follow one of the other dogs or one of us. He has never been for a pooh in the house. He does sometimes go to the door to be let out to toilet but he is still learning and he needs to be encouraged outside at regular intervals to do his business.
Can Nevis be left alone?
He has been left without the other dogs for up to an hour. This is normally after he’s been fed and been out to toilet. We have filmed him and after the initial distraction of a chew /toy has worn off he cries and barks for a few minutes, then settles again, then cries only intermittently. He has had one wee accident when he’s been left for an hour but not on shorter periods.
When he was left for an hour he appeared to calm down completely after about 30 mins. On our return he was happy but a little more subdued than normal.
Is Nevis out on walks?
He has been out with our other dogs 3 times a day. First thing in the morning (7am) for 20-30 mins, mid afternoon for 20-30 mins, and just before bed for about 10-15 mins (11ish at night). He follows the other dogs and likes to play chase on the walk but has a good recall.
He is very good in the car and happily sits in the back with the other dogs.
He is less confident when being walked on his own and needs a little more encouragement but actually walks better on his lead when out on his own.
How do they walk on the lead?
He has been good on his lead and is happy to have his slip lead and his harness put on. He does pull slightly on his lead but usually because he wants to catch up with the other dogs. He walks better on his lead when the other dogs aren’t with him.
He has been on a line and off lead in a safe area and readily comes back when called.
Have they met with other dogs?
He has met other dogs both outdoors and at home and is generally confident and well mannered although can be excitable and jump up at them.
How are they with humans?
He is more wary of humans and sometimes barks at new people who come to the house. This may be triggered by our other dogs barking when people come to the door.
Have you noticed the dog is afraid of any particular things?
He doesn’t appear to be fazed by anything. He has experienced most domestic appliances, hoover, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher and has barely reacted at all. He has walked on his lead in a busy high street with one of the other dogs and traffic didn’t seem to bother him.
Any other useful information ?
Nevis is generally a confident dog although he is a little wary of strangers initially, including children. He is affectionate and playful and loves the company of other dogs. He is definitely more confident around strangers when out with the other dogs. He loves his food and is currently on puppy Forthglade wet food. He has 3 meals a day, after his morning and afternoon walks with the other dogs and an extra meal at lunchtime. He loves treats and is given gravy bones and a natural chicken biscuit. He LOVES fresh chicken.
He loves a cuddle on your lap and is happy to be groomed and handled, including having his dew claw nails clipped.
I think he would definitely benefit from living with another tolerant dog.