Our lovely black boy Rufus is a lively, friendly medium sized boy.
Rufus is an intelligent boy who loves his walks and enjoys attention. He doesn’t get on so well with other male dogs but he is sharing a kennel with 4 puppies who he is fine with.
When he first came to us he was very nervous but soon came out of his shell. We understand in his previous home, he followed his owner everywhere so it was quite a shock for him to find himself in the shelter.
We are looking for an experienced home for this lad with no other dogs and children over 12 years.
Not tested with cats yet, and will be testing with female dogs and if he pulls on lead
His Best Points :
A handsome German Shepherd Cross who is quick and eager to learn and loves cuddles
Dog Details :
Breed : German Shepherd Dog cross
Age : 2 years
Height: 55 cm approx
Weight: 18 kg
Living with dogs : No
Living with cats : Not tested
Living with children : over 12
NEEDS to live with another dog No
Health: No health issues notified
In Portugal can travel to the UK once he has a home to go to
Adoption Fee : £395 – to be paid direct to the Portuguese rescue to cover 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.
ALL HOMECHECKS ARE NOW CONDUCTED VIRTUALLY
PROOF OF ID AND LANDLORD PERMISSION IS REQUIRED
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 be activated from the link on our website
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