This handsome young man is Billie. He’s got a stunning, lush black coat with tan legs and a vivid white blaze on his chest. He is medium to large size.
Billie is a lovely big boy who is very loving and friendly. Most of his siblings were adopted but sadly Billie is still waiting for his forever home. He was brought to the shelter as a puppy of around 8 weeks old and has stayed with us ever since.
Recently Billie has been receiving weekly training with his handler and a qualified trainer and he is doing extremely well. He is food motivated, learns quickly and very keen to please. He already has the basic commands and is proving to show good progress with recall. Although Billie shares a kennel with 2 other dogs, some of siblings have shown some jealousy when in their adopted homes. Although we haven’t seen any of this behaviour from Billie, we believe he would probably be better suited as an only dog.
Billie has not been tested with cats. We think children over 10 yrs are suitable.
His best points
Friendly happy and clever
What his handler says about him. Billie is a joy to teach. He learns very quickly and really wants to please. Although he hasn’t yet had any proper training in recall this already seems to be developing well. He is a super boy and really needs his chance.
Breed: cross breed
Age: 11 months
Height: Medium to large 63cm
Living with dogs Yes
Living with cats: No
Living with children: over 10 yrs
NEEDS to live with another dog no
Health: no health issues notified
In Portugal can travel to UK once he’s homed in November
Adoption Fee: £295
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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
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All new owners will need to change their new dogs microchip information to their contact details. This costs £17. If you would like us to arrange this for you, at a reduced rate of £7.20, we will ask you to do a bank transfer to allow us to register the change.
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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