He’s a very calm older boy, he doesn’t need many walks or much exercise. He doesn’t pull on the lead and travels well by car. He has a low level of energy and prefers a nap on the sofa over a walk, any time of the day. He is perfectly happy as a lap dog.
Bobby is generally sociable with all dogs, however some he dislikes and growls at. He could improve his socialization with other dogs, with training from his owner.
His difficult past makes him jealous and over protective.
For this reason, we want him to be the only dog at his home. No other dog can get close to him if you are paying attention to him. He needs a knowledgeable owner willing to give him time, set boundaries and give him buckets of love. It’s obvious he has suffered a lot and he still has issues, but he also has a golden heart.
He’s not compatible with cats.
He was rescued in July 2017 from an illegal pound.
156 dogs were caged in awful conditions and they hadn’t left their cages in many years, not even for a walk. Bobby was one of the luckier ones because he was actually saved from there and fostered since he was rescued.
His Best Points :
Foster Report :
He is house-trained and well behaved at home, and he can be left alone at home. He doesn’t bark much.
We are very pleased with his progress since coming to us for foster as we know he is ready for a nice home with people that will love him and make him feel special – because he is!
Dog Details :
Age : 7 and half years old
Height: 52 cm (withers)
Length: 80 cm
Weight: 23 kg
Living with dogs :
Could live with other sociable dogs but preferably he would like to be the only dog at home
Living with cats : No
Living with children : Older children over 12 years
Health: no health issues notified
Adoption Fee : £185 – to be paid direct to the Spanish rescue to cover travel costs via UK bank account
Adopting A DogWatch UK Rescue Dog
Before being adopted, dogs will have bee 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
For full details see our Adoption page
To apply to adopt please fill in our adoption application