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Sex: Male - not neutered
Age: 4 months
Type: Mixed breed
Size: Medium size 9kg
Location: Foster home - Leigh on Sea, Essex
Live with children: Yes - 8 years+
Live with dogs: Yes
Live with cats: Not tested
Special Requirements: If no other dog in the home then must have daily interaction and play time with other dogs.
OUR ADOPTION FEE IS £550
Meet Patch who is has just arrived in the UK and is now settling in to his foster home.
Patch and his siblings, Sweet Pea and Piglet, were found on the street, in a remote area, with no chance of survival. Luckily they were found by a lovely English couple living in Crete and kept safe and prepared for travel. They are a happy bunch who are very sweet natured and friendly well behaved siblings.
Although he is the biggest of the bunch, Patch is a little shy and a big softy. He loves his treats though and really perks up when they are on offer. He has learned to enjoy cuddles and belly rubs and is definitely benefitting from lots of hands-on love.
Patch 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 she is old enough.
Although he has spent a some time in foster, he is still in need of continued training.
His new family will need to be prepared for the consistent work of introducing a pup to domestic life in the UK - basic training, walking on and off lead, getting used to noises and living in a home.
He will need to meet other dogs regularly. So we ask that all applicants provide full details in their applications of their plans for routine, walks and socialisation.
Our foster home has provided the feedback below:
Dogs name: Patch
Where does Patch sleep at night?
He sleeps in his bed by the side of ours. He is very quiet and settles nicely. He is dry throughout the night and goes straight out into the garden to do his business first thing. Update – continues to be dry overnight and sleeps really well
How is Patch with current pets?
He is very respectful and is learning from them. He is a bit unsure about playing with the others, but it is very early days. He is more settled when he is in the company of the other dogs, so he would benefit from being with another sociable confident dog. Update – he is gaining confidence and plays with our other two dogs
Is Patch clean indoors?
Yes. He has quickly got into the routine of doing his business in the garden. He is a funny boy, who likes his privacy in the bushes when doing wees and poos. He got overly excited meeting a friend today, which caused him to have a little wee but this is totally normal for a puppy of his age. Update – we have had one wee indoors but nothing else.
Can Patch be left alone?
Yes. I’ve left him for short 15 minute periods and monitored himon a ‘Ring’ camera. He will cry for a short time but then settles nicely. He is better when left with other dogs rather than on his own and I will be increasing this in the next few days. Update – we left him with the other dogs for a few hours and he chewed the toy basket but other than that he’s been fine when left alone
Is Patch good out on walks?
Yes, he he walks nicely in a pack, no pulling. Stops and sniffs and is interested in his environment. We have met with other dogs and out on walks and he is fine.
How does Patch walk on the lead?
Very relaxed, no pulling or biting the lead. Update – he is getting really good on the lead and is fantastic off lead. He will stop and check in before going too far away. Recall is excellent
Has Patch met with other dogs?
Yes. He shows no aggression or fear and wants to play. He has been very friendly towards all dogs he has met so far. He is very relaxed with our
How is Patch with humans?
He is a bit shy at first but soon overcomes this and enjoys the attention. He is a very affectionate dog who likes nothing more than to snuggle up and go to sleep.
Have you noticed if Patch is afraid of any particular things?
He hasn’t reacted to household items such as hoovers or washing machines. Update – we have taken him to shops and is very calm in new situations.
Any other useful information?
He can be nervous to begin with but quickly overcomes this. Travels well. Loves food and toys.
Ideal home: Patch would benefit from having another active dog in the home, who he can continue to learn from. He would need an active family as he will need plenty of walks and mental stimulation. If he is the only dog, he will need regular interaction with other dogs. Not cat or children tested but he is not aggressive in any way so he is likely to be good with children.
If no other dog then must have daily play time and walks with other dogs.