31 January 2023

Pele *****ADOPTED*****

By Emma
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Pele D2023-14

  • Can be an only dog
  • Could also live with a laid back female
  • Older dog savvy children
  • Would prefer an adult only home with quiet walks and candlelit dinners.

Pele is a 5 year old Cocker Spaniel described by his foster mum as a charming little man who wheedles his way into your heart with his sofa hogging cuddles and nuzzles for attention. He loves nothing more than a good ol’ scritch whilst sat beside you on the sofa.

Pele can sometimes be a little suspicious if he thinks someone is ‘coming for him’ and foster mum has been working hard to help him understand that he has autonomy, and it’s his decision whether or not he is petted, moved, or if someone can sit near him etc.

Pele has not met strangers outside of the house as he is not confident on-lead enough to go walkies yet so is practicing in the garden.

He is happy and confident taking food from a hand and is happy to eat around others.

Not cat or small furry tested

Pele hasn’t met any children but we would recommend sensible dog savvy children.

Pele has very regular opportunities to toilet outside, so he doesn’t ask to go out because he doesn’t need to.  He is invited to go outside when he comes out from his crate in the morning, last thing at night, and very regularly throughout the day.

Despite initially being heavily reliant on foster mums’ dog he has now found his feet and can take or leave another dog. Although he does seek out doggy companionship on the sofa and dog beds if foster mum is ‘not available. Pele prefers to be with humans when they are available and he has recently become just a tad precious about ‘who gets all the fusses’ so this over attachment is being worked on as it’s not good for him.

Pele watches the other dogs play with teddies, squeakies, squidgies, tuggies balls etc with incredulity rather than interest, he clearly doesn’t ‘get it’ yet. But is beginning to show mild curiosity with tennis balls and sock dolls when he’s engaged by the humans. He has just been introduced to a snuffle mat – and he likes it! He’s flying solo with it; it’s not a group activity and he loves it.

Pele will need a crate in his forever home as this is his safe space when his humans are absent. Left free-roaming he shows signs of being anxious but uses his crate to settle himself until his slaves return. He is also now electing to enjoy settle-time in his crate (door open) without prompting if humans are not available to him on the sofa, and a well proportioned crate will be an absolute must-have for him in his new home. Left to his own devices now Pele alternates between the sofa and his crate for his quiet time, and he clearly sees it as a safe, comfy, chillaxing spot.

Pele needs an adult only home where he can get lots of attention but not indulge him in his need for humans. He can be an only dog or live with a chilled female for cuddles when the humans are busy. He has fairly low energy levels and enjoy a quiet life but will still need to go for walks when he is ready to start exploring. Outside doggy friends will also be good for his confidence.


1st vaccs, microchipped and up to date flea and wormer

Comes with 5 weeks free Agria pet insurance

Fostered in Llandough , Cardiff