ID No.: D.111.20
Age: 4 years old
Reason In: Sign over - I cannot be rehomed to Chudleigh or Ivybridge, as this is where I came from.
Can I live with Dogs?
No - I am not suitable to live with other dogs
Can I live with Cats?
No - I am looking for a home with no cats.
Can I live with Children?
No - I am looking for a home with adults only (16yrs+).
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My life has been full of hardship and difficulties. I have already been in 3 different homes before I arrived at the safety of Gables. My first owners tried to train me as a gundog but as I wasn’t very good at it they no longer wanted me. The sad part is they were prepared to shoot me. Luckily I was saved by a farmer who rehomed me to a family with small children after I had been attacked by a large dog. With all the trauma and upheaval I had already faced I found living with a young family too much which is why I found my way here.
Despite such a hard start I think I have been a very lucky boy to have been given another amazing chance at happiness. I have been here for a while now and I know that is because the humans want to make sure I find a home that is perfect for me with people who can help me thrive. Potential adopters will need to have owned sighthounds in the past and have experience in owning an under socialised dog and dogs with resource guarding issues. Sadly my bad experience with the dog from the past has left me unable to socialise or be close to other dogs. To keep me safe and out of trouble I will need to be kept on the lead and muzzled in public for the rest of my life. I am quite happy with this as I feel very safe when I am on the lead and close to my handler.
Although I can find meeting new people stressful once I am bonded with someone you will see my cuddly side. I like having my back end scratched and I will snuggle my head into you when I want a cuddle.
I am a very playful young man and I love to have off lead time in the secure paddocks here at Gables. The brilliant thing is that with so many private rentable secure paddocks in the area my new owners will still be able to give me the freedom of off lead play but in a totally safe environment. I adore playing with toys and I am really good at playing fetch. I quite enjoy giving the toy to my handler and grabbing it back quickly when they go to pick it up. I find it hilarious.
I am very motivated by food which is the best thing to use as a distraction when there is another dog around. I have shown some resource guarding behaviour around my food in the kennels so I prefer to be left alone during meal times. I know how to sit when I’m asked but I still need other basic training once I’m finally in my forever home. My new home will need a secure garden with 5ft high fencing. Due to my past I absolutely can’t be around children, even if they only visit very occasionally. My home needs to be my sanctuary and I am very unsettled around kids.
I feel now is my time to shine! If you feel that you have the time and experience that I am looking for then I would be very grateful if you filled out an application form.