LOOKING FOR HIS FOREVER HOME
Breed - Rottweiler x Dobermann
Gender - Male
Date of birth - September 2013
Can live with dogs? No
Can live with cats? No
Can live with children? 12yrs+
Location - Surrey
To register your interest, please complete our Pre-adoption form:
If you have already been homechecked, please contact Elaine directly on 07736049390
Monty is one of those dogs that come into rescue and just breaks our hearts. He was relinquished by his owner as they were no longer able to look after him properly.
We have found out that Monty hadn't been walked in 2 years, was grossly overweight, had started chewing his legs to bits as had become so anxious and terrified of the outdoors as he had not experienced it in so long.
His owner stopped walking him as he had started to become reactive to other dogs when on lead and they did not think they could control him. So his anxieties and fears had been left to get worse rather than addressed.
He came to us with absolutely nothing - no bowls, no toys, no blankets from his former home, so he is genuinely an orphan in the world. We think he deserves far more than what he has been given to date.
Monty has now spent time in his foster home and has become a complete cuddlebug - like most big dogs, he seriously does think he can fit in your lap. He's great around the home and is happy to find his bed as he no longer needs to follow his fosterers around like a shadow. He's been good with all the visitors they have had and will let you know when he needs to be let out for a wee.
He loves playing fetch and has lost all the excess weight he had when he first arrived so is looking very sleek and healthy.
He is walked with a muzzle as he is still reactive to other dogs so cannot be rehomed with any other pets. He is pretty strong on the lead so needs someone capable of walking him. He is still quite anxious when leaving the family home so this will need to be worked on. His fosterers take him to a secure field for off lead running around which he loves. Given his general anxiety about new things, we want to find him a home in a very quiet and rural location so that he doesn't have to worry about dogs he doesn't know on walks.
ESSENTIALS FOR MONTY
A calm home in a rural location
Patience and commitment to help address his anxiety and reactivity
Someone who can cope with his strength when walked on lead
No other dogs in the home
NO CHILDREN UNDER 12
So he's still got a few quirks, but his fosterers have shown how big a difference it makes in a dog's life if you give them the right attention and care. We think he is more than ready to find his forever home with a family who can continue to build his confidence and are willing to share the sofa for snuggles.