27 September 2022

Dodger *****ADOPTED*****

By Emma
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Dodger D2022-001

*Dog free home

*Can live with older children over 10

*No Cats

*Super intelligent boy loves an active home

*Will play ball all day

*Doesn’t like going walkies in the rain

Dodger is a 10 year old Springer Spaniel / Jack Russell cross that was rehomed by us in 2016. He has very sadly been returned to us due to a change in circumstances that have left his previous owners gutted. We give all our dogs a lifelong promise so here we are carrying through that promise.

Dodger has lived as part of a family for 6 years and has been a great companion to the adults and teenage boys. He is a very clever and super keen boy who loves learning tricks and will happily learn new ones (particularly if there are treats involved – he takes treats very gently). He LOVES playing ball and is very focused on any ball. He enjoys a cuddle in the evening and is great fun and loves company. He is just as happy on a one to one basis or joining in with everyone. He has been set firm boundaries in his current home as he is not allowed upstairs (although he is sometimes a little cheeky!!). He is a great all round dog and loves being groomed and even enjoys a bath.

He is happy to be left alone and will just sleep. He loves his food and does a funny little dance whilst waiting. He even loves being dressed up in tinsel jumpers at Christmas. He travels well in a car, although a little excited to start he soon settles. He is indifferent to other large dogs, however he prefers to be an only dog and isn’t keen on sharing his space with other dogs in the home.

Dodger does have one idiosyncrasy, which his new owners will have to understand and accept. Which is that he is sensitive to loud sounds and atmospheric changes, e.g. thunder, jet planes, heavy machinery etc. – he then likes hiding in a place where he feels safe. He likes a place he can retreat to. He’s very clever, so can overthink things. Major roadworks outside his current house has caused him to seek refuge when particularly large noisy machinery is in use, returning to his happy self as soon as the noise stops. Normal road noise is NOT a problem. Due to his reaction to sudden noises, e.g. a jet passing overhead, he is normally kept on a long training lead unless in a reasonably secure area or is playing ball (when he is totally focused on the ball). He has bolted when spooked but did return to the car.

Neutered Male

Vaccinated, microchipped and up to date flea and wormer

Comes with 5 weeks free Agria pet insurance

Fostered in Cardiff