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Handsome young Archie is a large, fawn Mastin boy, with unusual facial markings. Archie has a nice temperament, considering he was left outside the house of a volunteer in Spain when he was only 8 weeks old, he was starving and frightened. He spent his first few months of his life living with her, her horses, cats and 9 other dogs and he got along with all the other animals. The lady said he is a soppy, loyal and affection boy, he loves playing with the other dogs – a gentle giant. He is an obedient dog who understands the rules of the house. This all applied to huge open spaces where he could walk around off lead and not feel he has to guard anyone, or check out other dogs.

Archie has been in the UK for a couple of months now and he had a mum to look after him and for the first time in his life he felt loved and cherished. Archie has changed a little now with all this individual attention, he is still a super super boy in the home but he sometimes has problems meeting other dogs in the street whilst walking on lead- which is most probably the main issue- he plays happily with dogs he likes but some dogs he pulls to get at and has become too strong for his owner to manage.

He needs a new owner who is used to large strong dogs and can work on his lead reaction and handle him with a good harness and halti. He would be better in a rural environment where he doesn’t bump into many dogs on his walks. So, Archie is looking for a new home with a large garden, if possible, and someone with experience of large dogs willing to help him finish off his training.

Archie is not a nasty boy, he needs boundaries and to be taught manners plus an owner needs to know to look out for signs Archie may not like every dog he meets. He is so good in the home that the right owner and right amount of grounds to run and let off steam would be perfect for him. He needs to be walked by himself and a handler will not be able to walk 2 dogs. No cats

His Best Points :

He is loving and gentle and very sociable with people.

Foster Report :

This big gentleman just wants to please and will make the perfect companion. He really is a lovely dog. He needs someone to properly control him on lead as he’s a big strong boy and very inquisitive to meet other dogs and explore new smells.

Dog Details :

Breed :       Spanish Mastin

Age :          2 years

Gender:      Male

Height:       Large

Weight:       42kg

Living with dogs : Yes

Living with cats :    No

Living with children :  Over 12 years

NEEDS to live with another dog No

Health:   No health issues notified

Neutered:    Yes

Current location
In a foster home in Birmingham, West Midlands

Adoption Fee : £345

NOTE – Homecheck : All our adoptions are subject to successful homechecksThere is now a deposit for all homechecks of £25 which is deducted from the adoption fee.

If the homecheck fails the £25 will be reimbursed.

If people withdraw after the homecheck this is non refundable.





Can live with children over 12 yrs

Adopting A DogWatch UK Rescue Dog

Before being adopted, dogs will have been vaccinated, wormed and treated for fleas.
If old enough they will have been neutered, if too young the new owners will need to ensure this is done.
All dogs are microchipped
All new owners can apply for 4 weeks Pet Insurance  FREE, to be activated from the link on our website

For Rescue Dogs coming from overseas

This adoption fee is a contribution towards the costs of rescuing the dog including
– microchip, pet passport, vaccines, tests for South European diseases, neutering (IF OLD ENOUGH), parasite treatment and transport to the UK.
We can not home dogs from overseas to people who work full time or long hours, unless some sort of doggy day care is offered. They need someone at home a lot of the day, they are not used to being alone for long periods. A dog walker for an hour out of the day is not enough.
Leaving dogs a long time on their own means they are highly likely to develop separation anxiety which is distressing for them and everyone in their new home.

How to adopt a DogWatch UK Rescue Dog

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