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This handsome young man is Ricky and he’s just 6 months old. He is a Labrador x and he has a soft short black coat.
Ricki and his siblings were living on the street with their mum. He was caught when he was around 10 to 12 weeks and therefore was quite feral. He was taken into foster with about 10 other pups.  His progress was slow and he remained very scared of people.  He was sent to another foster who had less dogs and was able to spend time with him which is what he needed.  He’s improved amazingly well and is turning into a happy, loving little dog.  He is now ready to go to his forever home.

His/Her Best Points :
Very sweet with a lovely nature
Foster Report :
Ricky has been with us for about 2 months now. At first he wouldn’t come near us and would hide in the bush in the garden. Over the next few days it became obvious he just wanted to come out and play but hadn’t got the confidence.
2 weeks later he has gained much confidence and greets all visitors. He sometimes has a bark but is so much better than he was. Sometimes a bit jumpy as he comes across new things. We use a halter lead as he’s now weighing 13.5 kilo and filling out. He will be shaped just like a Labrador once fully grown.
He has a gentle nature and puts up with the small pups climbing over him as you can see in the photo, but he’s a bigger pup and can play rough with excitement. Highly motivated by food, floppy tongue ! and eager to cover you in kisses. Will enjoy and train well as hes a quick learner. and he loves to cuddle up to you. We think he would like to live with another young dog to have a playmate. Older children only over 10 years.
Dog Details :

Breed :       Labrador x

Age :            6 months

Gender:       male

Height:         medium to large

Weight:         13.5 atm

Living with dogs :   Yes

Living with cats :      Not tested

Living with children :   Yes over 10 years

NEEDS to live with another dog   we think so

Health:   No health issues notified

Neutered:  Only 6 months so shouldn’t be neutered till 9 months old. Rescue may try to do this is possible

Current location
In a foster home in Portugal and can travel to the UK in April or May if has a home to go to

Adoption Fee : £435 – to be paid direct to the Portuguese rescue to cover new, excessive, extra EU travel costs, via UK bank account

NOTE – Homecheck : All our adoptions are subject to successful homechecks. There is now a deposit for all homechecks of £25 which is deducted from the adoption fee.

If the homecheck fails the £25 will be reimbursed.

If people withdraw after the homecheck this is non refundable.




Can live with other dogs
Can live with children

Needs to live with another dog

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.
All dogs are microchipped
All new owners can apply for 4 weeks Pet Insurance  FREE, to apply please ask us for the pamphlet, our charity reference number is 1400005179.

All new owners will need to change their new dogs microchip information to their contact details. This costs £17. If you would like us to arrange this for you, at a reduced rate of £7.20, we will ask you to do a bank transfer to allow us to register the change.

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