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POTENTIAL ADOPTERS NEED TO BE WILLING TO TRAVEL TO MEET RIVER WE DO NOT POST DOGS
NEEDS A RESIDENT CONFIDENT DOG
OLDER DOG SAVVY CHILDREN
NOT CAT OR SMALL FURRY TESTED
PATIENT PAWRENTS WHO WILL HELP HIM FIND HIS PAWS AND HELP HIM ADJUST FROM BEING A SCARED LITTLE MAN INTO A BRAVE AND CONFIDENT ADVENTURER.
River is a 10 year old Schnauzer described by his foster mum as a scared little boy who is desperate to trust and love. He is now looking to his foster family for attention and encouragement and gets really excited to see them when they return home from being out. He is starting to accept and enjoy tummy rubs and can be quite vocal in his enjoyment grumbling with happiness. He has taken a while to settle but every day is a new day and he’s happy to feel safe and loved.
His medical history will be discussed with any potential adopter but you need to be aware that River has limited sight which has been assessed and sadly is likely to deteriorate the older he gets
River sleeps in the kitchen with his foster siblings and sleeps all night. He is a happy boy who loves his bed. He is super excited to see foster mum for breakfast and its one of the two favourite times of his day. He will now take treats gently from the hand and this is very positive as it will help with his ongoing training.
He currently has no interest in playing or toys and prefers to sit and watch what is going on. It will take a while but he will get there. When he feels safe we are sure he will play and we will look forward to the updates from his new family.
River has met a few children but we would recommend older dog savvy children who would understand Rivers queues if he needs space.
He is not cat or small furry tested.
Training is going to be an ongoing thing and will progress naturally when River feels safe in his forever home. He has worn a harness and is happy to move around but is scared when a lead is attached. This can continue in his forever home at his own pace with the encouragement of another dog and treats. Toilet training is a work in progress but when he is in a routine he is much better.
Timid and easily scared.
River needs an understanding family with a resident confident dog who will encourage and guide him in this new chapter of his life. He can live with older dog savvy children and needs his new pawrents to understand that no one has ever loved him enough before to show him kindness or to teach him basic commands. He has never been out into the big wide world to bark at squirrels and sniff a good tree. So, he would like a family who will show him all these good things when he is ready and to hold his paw when he gets nervous or scared. Whilst he waits for his big boy pants he would like a nice secure garden where he can mooch around and enjoy the sun feeling loved and safe.
1st vaccs, microchipped, and up to date flea and wormer
Fostered in Wells, Somerset
Comes with 5 weeks free Agria pet insurance