Fred (id: 351)

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Shih Tzu x Cairn

This is Fred the Shih-tzu x Cairn who will be 3 in July. His elderly owner died and Fred found himself in kennels and I think that is why he was in such a state when he came in and would bite anything that went near him. Had him in my bedroom so I could talk to him and reassure him and well, he is a totally different dog now. Playful, happy and a total nutcase. He has been totally spoilt and let do what he wants in his old home so whoever takes him on has some work to do, but will have a fun loving boy who has us in stitches. His problem is he has what is called "queen Ann legs" so I cannot say if they will play him up later. At the moment he is jumping on everything. He is good with other dogs although over the top and I would not put him with children as he still mouths. He is neutered and vaccinated. If you think you are the right home for Fred please message me.

UPDATE Well Fred is back. Got on with other dog, and loved his walks with him, but kept chasing and nipping the little girl. A home without children and someone who is used to little dogs who like their own way, but have to be taught otherwise.


By Default

All of the dogs that come through our doors go through a period of assessment and medical treatment as required, this will enable us to discuss with you the current needs of the dog.

By default the dog will be:

  • Assessed by our Vet
  • Wormed, treated for flees.
  • Nutered/speyed.
  • (where necessary) on appropriate medication.
  • Microchipped.

Adoption Procedure

For guidance only:

We advise you spend time with the dog. Please be aware that it's personality will change over time as they/you interact.

You will be asked to complete a pre adoption/home check form.

When we have received this we will make contact with you and arrange a home visit, where we will verify your home check paperwork.

You will then be asked to complete the adoption paper work and you will need to sign the declaration to say that you accept the terms and conditions.

If at any stage in the adoption process, we feel that the situation is not right for our dog, you may be turned down. We don't have regimented rules on what homes are suitable.

If you decide to adopt one of our dogs we ask for an adoption fee of £175 - £200 (to cover some of our costs), this depends on the age and breed of the dog.

Sometimes we have older dogs looking for homes which we lovingly call our ‘doggy pensioners’ and for these dogs we ask for a reasonable donation. Older dogs make wonderful pets.