Dennis is a handsome, stocky boy with a silky, brown coat and part white face. He has beautiful, soulful eyes. Dennis came to the shelter in Portugal a short while ago, after being removed from his owner because he was being allowed to roam free and had been chasing sheep (thinking it was a fun game!)
Dennis really doesn’t like the shelter at all, he likes his freedom to run and so we are looking for a new home with a decent sized garden for him.
When Dennis first came to the shelter, we couldn’t allow him in the recreation area because he was very stressed about being in the shelter and would try to escape. However, now he’s settled in much better now and he loves to play ball and most of the time, brings it back to you.
Dennis absolutely loves his walks and to check out all the new smells. Now he gets very excited when he goes out. He is starting to respond to a routine and is a really lovable, friendly boy but it is obvious he is very sad at the shelter. Who wouldn’t be after having a comfortable home?
Whoever falls in love with Dennis would need to understand that he cannot be left alone in a garden (at least for the first weeks), until they are sure he’s settled, happy and bonded with his new family. He also should never be off a lead near livestock. Dennis would need to be on a lead, maybe an extendable, for sometime until he learnt how to stay close. Whoever is prepared to help Dennis will, I’m sure, be well rewarded as he is so loyal, affectionate and attentive once he knows you love him.
His Best Points :
A friendly, steady boy who had a home once so is housetrained and likes other dogs
Dog Details :
Breed : Lab cross
Age : 5 years
Height: Large Boxer size
Living with dogs : Yes
Living with cats : Not Tested
Living with children : Over 15 years
NEEDS to live with another dog : No
Health: No health issues notified
In a foster home in Portugal can travel to the UK once he has a home to go to in December
Adoption Fee : £265 – to be paid direct to the Portuguese rescue to cover travel costs via UK bank account
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Can live with other dogs
Can live with children over 15
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.
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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.
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