Available for Adoption
Breed - Ridgeback cross
Gender - male
Date of Birth - Feb 2019
Can live with dogs? See below
Can live with cats? No
Can live with children? No
Location - Surrey
To register your interest, please complete our Pre-adoption form:
If you have already been homechecked, please contact Elaine directly on 07736049390
Bodi arrived with us at the end of September, from a council pound facility. He was initially very wary but soon settled into life at Arundawn. He was reactive to the other dogs to begin with but as he became used to them, so the reactivity lessened and disappeared.
Bodi left for foster and since then his lack of social skills has been highlighted by him barking and pulling on lead. His fosterers have not socialised him with other dogs as have been unsure of his intentions.
Please be aware this lad stands approx 29/30" TTS - we believe Bodi is most probably a Ridgeback cross but, suffice to say, he is a large dog and not for the fainthearted.
His fosterers say:
"Initially nervous around new people, Bodi settles quickly, has a high prey drive and is very cat/small furry reactive.
Happy with vet and loves being brushed. He knows 'Come/Here', 'Lay/Down', 'Leave', 'No', 'Sit', 'Wait', his name and 'Quiet'.
"Bodi can be left overnight downstairs by himself (no reaction at all to being left). When left alone during the daytime, he still will jump on the sofa and lie alert on the back/highest point (selected as a 'safe space' for him, he has a view from there of the doors to the house and the staircase should we be upstairs). When left alone in the house, he will still cry/whimper for approx. 3-4 minutes but does then quieten. We're building these periods up slowly, the longest he has been left is around 30 minutes and he was quiet when we returned (until he heard the key in the lock and greeted us enthusiastically!).
"No possessive behaviour. He walks well on lead when no other dogs are around. Bodi loves to learn and give new games a try."
We are looking for a home who has large breed experience and who can work with him to enable him to become the dog he should be - please complete an application form or contact us.