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Sex: Male - not neutered
Age: 6 months
Type: Mixed breed
Size: Small - 6kg
Location: Foster home - Addlestone, Surrey
Live with children: Yes - 12 years+
Live with dogs: Yes
Live with cats: Not tested
Special Requirements: Taylor needs another dog in the home under 10 years.
OUR ADOPTION FEE IS £550
Meet Taylor, sweet little boy was taken into foster by a local Greek couple, 3 months later they could not foster him any longer and he was brought to the shelter.
We happened to be at the shelter when he arrived and he was so scared, overwhelmed, he was shaking and so afraid. We could not bear to put him in a kennel. He was small and vulnerable.
We moved him to a foster home and poor boy was afraid but settled after a few days. We were so lucky we were there or this poor boy would have gone through much trauma. Living in a home, a cold, concrete kennel. No fun for any dog.
Taylor loves playing with other dogs. He can be initially shy with strangers but warms up quickly.
Taylor is puppy and starting to relax and become a happy sociable boy. He just needs his forever home.
Taylor does not have a full tail, likely cut off as a puppy. He has a cute little underbite.
Taylor 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.
Although Taylor has spent a little time in foster, he is still in need of continued training. So 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.
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 consistent work that can come. If you invest time and energy into the advice we give you, Taylor will adapt and become well a rounded dog. But please do not underestimate this can mean a few weeks of consistent work.
Our foster home has provided the feedback below:
Dog's Name : Taylor
Taylor is a gorgeous, affectionate, loving little Boy and becoming a puppy and has learnt play and love is good. He is eager to please.
Where does Taylor sleep at night?
Taylor sleeps in his own bed in the lounge with our two dogs. He does come upstairs to check that we have not abandoned him and we sometimes find him curled up on the upstairs landing waiting for us to get up.
How is Taylor with currents Animals?
Taylor thrives in the company of other dogs. He has not been cat tested. He likes to sniff and explore other dogs, but is a little cautious at first. He gets on well with our 2 older dogs and follows them around. He has started to learn to play. He is now a typical puppy that wants to play with any dog or human he encounters.
Is Taylor Clean indoors?
So far he has only had the odd accident overnight in the house. We take him outside regularly during the day. Taylor is starting to learn to ask to go outside by standing by the back door. It is still early days and he his finding his ‘paws’ and learning how to be a domesticated dog.
Can Taylor be left alone?: We have started to leave Taylor for 10/15 minute stints. We are gradually increasing this to twice a day for up to 45 mins with our dogs.This is work in progress. We have left Taylor periods up to 45 minutes a few times a day with our dogs. Monitoring him on the camera, he is initially unsettled and looking for us either at the door or out the window, but he does settle. He settles better with other dogs. He is a puppy and only just arrived in the UK into a completely different environment. It will take him time to adjust, feel safe & know that he has not been abandoned.
How is Taylor out on Walks?
Taylor walks really well on a harness. He loves his walks, is very inquisitive, likes to sniff and explore. Particularly sociable with other humans and dogs so far on the lead. He is starting to display a prey drive & wants to chase small animals such as birds & squirrels. Will pull on the lead only to chase or greet other dogs.
Has Taylor met other dogs?
Taylor is living with our two other dogs and meets many more dogs on walks. He likes to sniff and greet dogs. He is inquisitive, gentle and respectful when meeting other dogs and learning dog protocols. Taylor is keen to play, being a Puppy. Loves his toys.
How is Taylor with Humans?
Taylor is great with humans. He just needs time to get used to to their presence. He will give them a ‘wide berth’. Doesn’t like to be approached quickly or have any sudden movements around him. However, he likes to approach humans in his own time and then loves cuddles and being stroked. Loves nothing more than cuddling up on the sofa with us. Will follow you everywhere and wants to stay close to his humans.
Have you noticed that Taylor is afraid of particular things?
Loud noises attract his attention and sudden quick movements. He is cautious and just needs time to know that he is safe. Taylor can be a little shy at first, so will need a little time to bond and settle in his forever home. It won't take long. but adopters need to be aware he just needs a little time.
Taylor is a puppy and needs to learn how to be a domesticated dog. He loves his cuddles and being stroked, but can be shy when approached. But with a little time he will come to you. Treats help! He is just a little wary dog that needs to gain his confidence. He is a quick learner and starting to understand ‘No’ and his name when necessary. He bonds well and now, follows us everywhere and constantly looks for reassurance. He is fine on pavement walks.He travels well in the car.
What kind of home would be suitable?
We think that Taylor needs and will thrive with another dog in the home to play with, have company and as a role model. A quiet home with older children and someone/family that have experience with dogs. Once he gets accustomed to his new home and family, we have no doubt he will become a very loyal and loving dog.