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Bruno is one handsome lad and he has a short tan and white soft coat.
He is a German Shepherd/Podengo cross with a sad history. In the shelter for more than a year, he went into foster with an adoption pending. Sadly the adoption fell through and a year later, his foster home can’t keep him secure so will have to return him to the Shelter.

Bruno is a great family dog. He talks to everyone who visits and gets on famously with all. He has been settled with two smaller dogs and gets on well with them and also with a cat. He likes his “pack” to stay together and can become noisy and concerned if they become separated.

Bitten by a street dog in an attack at the beginning of his foster, Bruno has become very nervous and noisy around strange dogs. He can be noisy and aggressive towards smaller strange dogs, which needs careful handling. At close to 30kg, he is a strong willed boy on the lead, but he has responded well to a figure of 8, “Gentle Leader” type lead backed up with a secure harness; and he would probably be happy to wear a head harness.

Bruno’s recall is a bit patchy outdoors and he has been used to a 5m extension lead when there is not a secure environment for him to exercise. In a close environment, he is playful and responsive and will come, sit and give his paw for high 5 or for a treat. He knows how to “wait”, “stop” and “lie down” and “go to bed”. With a little persistence will learn more. He is a bright boy.

Bruno is a great character with tons to give.

His Best Points :

loving and friendly

Foster Report :

Bruno. A great big softie that just loves cuddles! Gets on with all the dogs here.

Dog Details :

Breed : GSD x

Age : 6 years

Gender: Male

Height: medium to large


Weight: 30kg

Living with dogs : Yes 

Living with cats :   Yes 

Living with children :  Yes 

Health Bruno was tested positive for low count Leish and put on Alopurinol, which worked as his last test he was negative 

Neutered: Yes 

Current location
In the shelter in Portugal now – can travel to the UK once he has a home to go to

Adoption Fee : £260 – to be paid direct to the Portuguese rescue to cover travel costs via UK bank account

Can Live with cats
Can live with other dogs
Can live with children


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.

To apply to adopt please fill in our adoption application