Our dogs need the guidance which other dogs provide so we are asking for experienced, committed adopters who have another friendly dog in the house. You must be committed to the patience and training required with all rescue dogs, as this can be a lot of work and we want to ensure adopters are fully committed so dogs do not get returned as this is very unsettling for the dogs.
Our dogs deserve better after all they have endured in their short lives.
PLEASE DO NOT APPLY YOU IF DO NOT HAVE ANOTHER DOG.
Sex: Male -neutered
Age: 10 months
Type: Mixed breed - Egyptian rescue
Location: Foster home - Farnborough, Hants
Live with children: Yes - 10 years+
Live with dogs: Yes
Live with cats: No - will bark and chase
Special Requirements: Must be able to socialise with other dogs daily as can be reactive to dogs if not continued socialisation.
Adoption Fee: £250
Pepe has been rescued twice! The first time when he was just 5 weeks old when he and his family were going to be poisoned by the management of the Cairo bus station where they lived. Then when he was a little older he was adopted by people who swore they would love and take care of him. They locked him in a garage before deciding they no longer wanted him so dumped him on the street.
Luckily his rescuers in Egypt heard about this and after 2 days searching again found and rescued him again.
Unfortunately they could not keep him and with no trust in Egyptian adoptions they had to put him in a shelter. Pepe struggled to cope in the shelter and always came last in the scramble for food (they were fed chicken claws once a day) he became weak and poorly pretty quickly.
His rescuers used to visit twice a week and when they realised he would not survive they took Pepe home and he recovered.
Pepe and siblings arrived 30th September and Pepe had to adjust and learn the ropes of UK living, having left his siblings he was initially worried and fearful on walks and felt worried by other dogs and would grumble. His foster mum Abbie has done wonders and has socialised Pepe, lots of walks and meeting other dogs and living with her one dog Patch he has learnt quickly.
Pepe is a lovely character but he can still be a little timid so we are asking for experienced adopters, he needs to be meeting other dogs on walks etc as was initially reactive when out, his foster mum walks daily with other dogs no issues but if not properly socialised with revert back to feeling anxious around other dogs.
He just needs time, routine, boundaries, guidance and some patience.
Pepe has been neutered and is fully vaccinated. He is very good in the car and now enjoying his walks. He is keen to please and will learn quickly. He will be a very loving dog for a lucky new owner.
The decision to 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 be needed.
Please only apply if you are 100% committed, Pepe 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:
Where does the Pepe sleep at night?
Pepe sleeps in his bed which is next to my bed, he sleeps throughout the night.
Is he clean indoors?
Yes he’s clean in the house however when he first meets someone he can do a little excited wee but this has reduced since he’s been with me.
Can Pepe be left alone?
Yes Pepe has been left for up to 2 1/2 hrs he does whine to start with, however does settle and sleep until I return. I leave the tv on for him to help him settle more.
Is Pepe out on walks and how does he walk on lead?
Pepe's walking manners have really improved since he arrived, he can slightly pull if interested in something but generally walks really nicely on lead.
Has Pepe met with other dogs?
Pepe is getting use to other dogs slowly, when he first meets a dog he can be quite insecure and shows this through being quite vocal but does respond to being told NO in a strong voice.
When we see dogs out on a walk in the distance I make an effort to praise him when he’s being good and for not being vocal, this seems to help him settle and when it comes to us passing the dog he’s more relaxed.
When Pepe gets to know a dog he loves to play and follow them around.
How is Pepe with humans?
Pepe loves people, at first he can be a little quiet but as soon as he gets a fuss he’s quick to learn your nice and loves to come up to you for affection.
On a walk he can be a little wary of people and again can be a little vocal. I use the same method as when he meets dogs, he gets a firm no when he barks and he gets good praise when he’s being good. Again on approach of a person in the distance if I use a soft voice and praise him he becomes more relaxed and has started walking past people with less issues.
Have you noticed if Pepe are afraid or worried of any particular things?
As stated above Pepe can bark or grumble at other dogs or people while out on walks this is due to him being unsure and nervous due to his past. However since he’s been in foster with me I’ve seen improvement. When approaching someone out on a walk I make an effect to keep his attention and praise him as he walks this helps him stay Calm. If I hear him bark or grumble I say no in a firm voice.
THE PERFECT FAMILY FOR Pepe
The perfect family for Pepe would be one which has experience of owning a dog and understands that dogs benefit from strong boundaries and rules. Pepe needs someone who will continue to train him, he needs telling off when he’s being misbehaving such as barking or growling but also needs someone who will praise his good behaviour and encouragement him when he’s timid.
Pepe wouldn’t mind living with another dog but the new family must understand that Pepe will take a few days to settle and get to know the other dog. He will growl to start with but once he feels safe in their presence he will feel more comfortable.
Pepe also would be fine being an only dog but the new family must meet up with other dogs everyday so that Pepe continues to be socialised.