Little Pip is a 12 years old Podenco gent, with a tan and white, short coat. He was originally from Spain many years ago. Pip stands at 40 cm, so he is one of the smaller breed of Podencos and he is also very smart.
Pip lives with 3 other dogs now, so would be ok with a calm dog or, better still, his best mate Hoobee. if you can adopt two calm, gentle dogs together.
Pip is looking for a new retirement home because of a marriage break up, otherwise he was very loved by his owners and they thought he would be with them for life.
As he was a rescue dog from Spain used for hunting, he will chase (even at his age he likes to run) so cannot be homed with cats / chickens etc
Pip had a broken leg whilst he lived in Spain over 10 years ago, so only needs shortish walks these days and he is on medication (Metacam) to keep the pain to a minimum.
He is a loving dog, and he loves fuss and nothing better than to sit outside in the sun or curl up on a warm seat. It would be best in a quiet home with retired adults, but loves everybody he meets and looks after the other dogs he lives with.
Would suit someone who is home and needs a companion and not someone who has cats.
His Best Points :
Friendly loving and walks well on lead. Small enough to be a lapdog!
Dog Details :
Breed : Small Podenco
Age : 12 years
Height: 40 cms
Living with dogs : Yes
Living with cats : NO
Living with children : Older over 14
NEEDS to live with another dog Yes we think he does
Health: Old injury for which he needs pain meds
Adoption Fee : £ to be waived for the right home
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Can live with children
Needs to live with another dog
Adopting A DogWatch UK Rescue Dog
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