Age: 4 months old
Breed: West Highland Terrier
Can I live with Children: Yes
Can I live with cats: Not tested
Can I live with other dogs: Yes
Fostered In: South Wales
Harry is a 4-month old West Highland Terrier who is being fostered in South Wales. He came to us as an unsold puppy from a breeder due to the condition ‘Westie jaw’. He is receiving vet treatment for this currently in the form of steroids and is recovering well.
People – Harry loves to be fussed by anyone. He likes to be cuddled and sit on your lap. He likes to have a little nip because he is a puppy but no aggression. He is excellent around children but maybe not very young children because of his puppy antics. He doesn’t get frightened of children in fact he likes them to stroke him. He reacts well to people on walks and likes to be made a fuss of.
Dogs – He loves to play with the 2 dogs in the house and garden. He is happy to meet other dogs on a walk. He would be suited to either a house with another dog or on his own as he could have all the attention
Cats – Not cat tested
In the home – Harry is very playful in the house and likes a cuddle in the evenings when he’s tired. He will let you know if he wants to be picked up. His housetraining is ongoing but getting better. He sleeps until around 7.30am in a bed in the kitchen on his own. He didn’t like a crate. He has chewed some skirting board corners and likes to dig in the garden but he’ll grow out of this. He eats well and will also eat the other dogs’ food if he can. He also drinks a lot but this is partly due to the steroids. He seems to be fine when left for about 2 – 3 hours with other dogs for company.
Out and about – Harry loves to go for walks and is happy on the lead. He travels fine in the back of the car. He’s well behaved at the vets. He loves to play with a ball and other toys. He loves being outside exploring the garden and likes to hide his toys. Due to his age he will benefit from further training and socialisation in most areas.
Type of home – He needs a home where people are around for him as he is a puppy and still needs training. He could be homed with other dogs or be an only dog. He would be suited to a family with children but maybe not toddlers because of his puppy behaviour. Also, potential families would need to be aware of his jaw problems which hopefully won’t be an issue in the future. He would benefit from further training and socialisation in the form of puppy classes.
Harry is chipped, vaccinated and up to date with his flea and worming treatment. Harry is due to be neutered shortly. Potential adopters will be expected to travel to meet him in his foster home in South Wales.