Homer is a very balanced dog, but he is a bit shy in the beginning. He has a medium level of energy, he loves going out, going for a run and playing with other dogs, but he can also calm down at home. He’s very sociable with other dogs and extremely affectionate with people. He’s compatible with cats. He likes children and would be good to live with older children, he enjoys their company and is gentle with them. He’s house -trained. Just a great boy, active and cuddly.
Breed : Shepherd-Mastiff Mix
Age : 4 years 6 months (DOB: 01/12/2013)
Homer was known to be a shy, wary, even fearful or insecure dog at times when he was fostered in Spain, but he was calm, affectionate and noble when he felt safe around people he trusted. However his experience in UK has not been good: the family who adopted him failed to provide him a calm quiet place as he needs and as a result he’s very stressed at the moment. The huge change of environment from a Spanish pound has left him even more scared and confused than ever. As a result, he is now more wary of strangers. But deep inside, we know there’s a wonderful family dog waiting for a chance. He desperately needs a knowledgeable person willing to provide a calm home, with time and a real commitment to help a stressed, scared dog. Otherwise, he’ll have to go back to his Spanish pound and this whole trip won’t have helped him at all.
Homer is active, affectionate, intelligent and sociable. He was adopted when he was a puppy by a family with a small girl (and he was great with her) but one of the parents became very ill and Homer was taken to the pound in Spain. He suffered a lot at first, he was very anxious and stressed, but after years at the pound he relaxed. However he knows what it’s like to have a warm comfy bed and loving owners and he’s eager to have it again.
Homers height is 62 cm (24.4 inches) and he weighs 40 kg (88 lbs)
Homer can be a bit shy and scared at first. He has a lot of energy and pulls on the lead when he is taken out but he’s just enthusiast about going for a walk with people and he calms down after a while.
While he was in Spain, he was fostered for weekends by a family with 3 dogs, 4 cats and 2 children (aged 4 & 6). They said he was very good, although wary in the beginning. He was calm at home and he was scared of the cats! He didn’t want to go anywhere near them and ignored them completely. Any home with cats will need to do careful introductions as Homer will show an interest in cats he doesn’t know.
He is absolutely sociable with every dog he encounters but he doesn’t like it when nervous, barking dogs run up to him too abruptly: he growls just to let them know “please leave me alone”. If the dog approaching him is calm like him, he’ll be fine and will want to play. He was great with the children and didn’t cause any mess at home.
He has an obedient nature, he just wants to be close to you and make you happy. He is very smart, so he is highly trainable.
Homer was offered a home in the UK, but unfortunately it was a very busy home with a lot of visitors which was a bit too much for Homer, so we are looking for a new home for him. He would love a quieter home. He will make an amazing addition to a family who enjoy spending time together.
In a foster home in Solihull, West Midlands
Vaccinated, wormed, flea treated
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For Dogs coming from Spain
This adoption fee is a contribution towards the costs of rescuing the dog- microchip, passport, vaccines, tests for S European diseases, neutering (if old enough), parasite treatment and transport to the UK.
We can not home dogs from Spain 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.
Adoption Fee : £165