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Rooney is large Labrador cross with a Mastin and he is an extremely affectionate big boy with a dark brown, soft long fur. He was born and lived the first part of his life chained in a farm and then he spent a few years in a pound, always not knowing what was to be his fate.

Thankfully he was taken out of the awful pound and fostered a few months ago and now he is looking for a home with other big dogs or no dogs at all, because although he is sociable with other dogs, he doesn’t really need anything else as long as he gets a lot of attention from people! He is just a calm plodder and would be grateful to you for a loving home you could offer him. 

His Best Points :

Gentle calm and grateful for all the kindness he gets

Foster Report :

The first thing to say about Rooney is that he is very, very affectionate. He is our shadow and wants to be cuddled all the time. He is always seeking human companionship and never gets tired of head rubs! He is very obedient and sweet with children too.  

He is active, he enjoys walks very much.  He walks off lead now most of the time, he does not wander away and his recall is good. 

He doesn’t really like to go inside; he spends most of the time outside in the garden and sometimes it takes some bribing with treats to get him inside. He is good inside home. 

He is living with other dogs his size and he has no problem at all with them, he is actually very sociable, but he does not like small dogs and he is not compatible with cats or other small animals. 

Dog Details :

Breed :         Labrador x Mastin

Age :              8 years 10 months old

Gender:         Male

Height:           75cm to head

Length:           100 cm

Weight:            45 kg

Living with dogs :   YES only big ones

Living with cats :      No

Living with children :   Yes over 6 years

NEEDS to live with another dog    NO

Health:   No health issues notified

Neutered:      yes 

Current location
In a foster home in Spain can travel to the UK once he has a home to go to

Adoption Fee : £265 – to be paid direct to the Spanish 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.




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