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CALM RESIDENT DOG NEEDED
CHILDREN 12 AND OVER
NOT CAT TESTED
PATIENT OWNERS THAT NEED TO GAIN TUNAS TRUST
Tuna is a 6 year old Poodle cross who is an ex breeding dog. He came to us very nervous and scared of the world however he’s made great progress since coming into foster. He bonds with his humans very quickly as soon as he knows that it’s safe for him to do so, it takes a little longer with men but he does come round and he’s very loving and very much enjoys his cuddles next to you or on your lap, he really is at his happiest then. He does need another dog in the home to feel comfortable and it does need to be a kind, calm sort of dog who’s happy for Tuna to cwtch up to them and doesn’t mind a little shadow following them around. He would not do well with a rambunctious dog who’s in his face and always wanting to play as he doesn’t yet understand playing.
House training is going well, there is still the odd accident but he’s almost completely there. In the house he’s mostly a quiet little thing who loves snuggling and napping but he will bark at someone walking past the house, which is a terrace facing onto the street, in a house set further back I don’t think this would be an issue. He came to us very underweight and with a mouthful of rotten teeth and ear infections. He’s receiving treatment for his ears and he’s also had 21 teeth removed. He has a VERY healthy appetite now and absolutely loves food, you’ll have to make sure your kitchen cupboards are secured as he’d quite happily break in to steal something to eat if he can.
He’s just started walking on a lead and it’s going well, he started by needing the other dog to copy but now he’s becoming confident walking by himself. At night he sleeps with the other dog and one of us has stayed with them downstairs as the resident dog doesn’t like sleeping upstairs and Tuna sleeps better with a person and dog near. He’d be thrilled to spend every night with both his people and dogs if he could. Tuna hasn’t been very happy being left alone at present, it’s possible that he would eventually be ok for short periods of time if he’s got dog company but this would need to be worked towards carefully when he is feeling absolutely secure in his new home. He is at his absolute happiest and most relaxed right now surrounded by his people and dog friend, cuddled up to either dog or person on the sofa and napping.
Tuna has met his foster mums niece and nephew aged 12 and 15 and was fine with them. I think 12 and above would be fine as long as the children understand he’s a nervous dog and they’ll need to be gentle with him as sudden movements and noise will frighten him. He wouldn’t cope at all with the rough and tumble of young children.
He hasn’t met a cat. He’s met a rabbit in his hutch and shown a curious interest but nothing that seems worrying.
He’s only just started vaccinations and had surgery so time out and about has been limited. He’s been fine in the car and at the vets albeit nervous. He is very keen to go for a walk initially only with another dog but now he will walk alone. He needs to build up fitness and muscle as he was and still is very underweight.
Microchipped, 1st vaccs and up to date flea and wormer
Fostered in Newport area of South Wales
Tuna comes with 5 weeks free Agria pet insurance