Zar is a handsome tan and white medium-sized boy. He has the distinctive upright Podenco ears, a short coat and lovely freckles on his muzzle.
He is very friendly with people, not shy or wary at all. He is very affectionate. He likes some male dogs, but not all of them. He is currently fostered with male and female dogs without a problem, and he is very playful with them, but in the past he had problems with other boys; so just in case we are looking for a home where he can be the only male.
Inside home, he loves cuddles on the sofa so he could be considered a lapdog.
Zar is an active rescue dog who’s been waiting for so long for his chance. Zar is perfect for a family with a garden or an active lifestyle. He has a lot of energy, he loves going on walks. He does pulls a lot when he goes out – that’s his only issue. He is very intelligent and is eager to learn and please. At home, he is 10/10, absolutely perfect. He can be left alone and he won’t cause any mess. He’s totally house-trained.
Zar had lived all of his life outside, chained up in a farm in the North of Spain, until he was given up to dog rescue in 2017. He was skinny and had skin issues. Zar had never received any love from people, but he has recovered wonderfully in his foster home and is now loving being part of a family.
His best points –
He is very sociable and affectionate with people, absolutely calm and well-behaved at home and when he makes friends with other calm males or females, he is playful and sociable. He’s remarkably intelligent, responds well to training and is active and energetic.
He is quiet and very clean, and loves cuddling on the sofa. He doesn’t bark or suffers when he is left alone at home, he has no separation anxiety. He has never broken anything at home although he can occasionally steal a piece of clothing (but has never ruined it).
He doesn’t chase the cats and has even taken a few naps with them.
When people he doesn’t know visit us at home, he doesn’t bark, he understands they are friends and goes towards them for a head rub.
As he is energetic, we feel he’d be better homed in a home with only older children, no toddlers.
He doesn’t guard his toys, his bed or his food. He travels very well by car, doesn’t get sick.
He hasn’t learnt to walk on a lead and as he is strong, he pulls a lot, so we are being consistent about that with him. He needs someone willing to invest time to train him to stop pulling and get a good harness. We know it’s possible; it just takes daily walks and being consistent!
He also needs to improve how to relate to other dogs on the street (he has no problem with other dogs at home), especially if they are male. He is much better with ladies.
If he didn’t pull on the lead and was more sociable with male dogs, he’d be absolutely perfect!
He needs daily exercise; he’d love a garden where he could run and play which he doesn’t have now.
Breed : Podenco/Ibizan Hound
Age : 8 years old
Height: 62 cm high (withers)
Weight: 27 kg (59.5 lbs)
Living with dogs : yes but would be better sharing with females
Living with cats : yes he has lived with cats
Living with children : yes he can live with older children
Health: In good health
Current Location : In a foster home in Spain can travel to the UK once he has a home to go to
Adoption Fee : £180 – to be paid direct to the Spanish rescue to cover travel costs via UK bank account
Can Live with cats
Can live with other dogs
Can live with children
Adopting A DogWatch UK Rescue Dog
Before being adopted, dogs will have bee 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 S 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.
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