FOR ADOPTION IN CORNWALL/DEVON
DANNY Crossbreed (terrier cross)
FRIENDLY AND PLAYFUL POCKET ROCKET DANNY:
Size: 25-30cm shoulder height approx - small size dog
Age: 2 years approx
Temperament: lively, very energetic little guy. very friendly, loves cuddles and attention and needs an active home
Child friendly: behaved well with any children he met, who were about 6 upwards
Dog friendly: yes
Cat friendly: not known
Other animals: not known
Behaviour/Training needs: needs to learn formal training, boundaries and manners, but he likes to please and is a quick learner.
Housetrained: clean here and was in his foster home too
Bloodtested: before pet travel he has tested negative for heartworm, ehrlichia, lyme disease and anaplasmosis, passed his health check before travel and here in the UK too
Ideal Home: needs a very active home where he can be part of life with someone who has lots of time for Danny to cuddle and entertain him. he loves to follow you around. a nice garden space would be fantastic where he can play and run around in outside of walk times. if you have a dog who is not that fussed about being the one getting all the attention, Danny will be fine living with another dog as a play mate and role model. he just loves to play with other dogs (see video below)
Hello my name is DANNY and this is my story.
Hello my name is Danny and my rescue story began like that of many dogs in Bosnia where I got picked up as a stray in the countryside. You can see the video of my rescue below. Bojan who runs the Bark Ark rescue shelter who Paws2Freedom are supporting took into to the busy shelter. It was very stressful in there. I had to compete with many dogs over food and any attention there may be. I am a friendly little guy and thankfully I didn’t need to be in the shelter long. Bojan showed my photo to Paws2Freedom and they didn’t hesitate to help me. So my journey to a better life began…
I have been in the UK now for a a little while now and have been introduced to home life when I was in foster for a couple of weeks. Sadly my foster mum fell ill and could not look after me any longer so I am now at Paws2Freedom and looking for my forever home.
I am a social, friendly, energetic little guy who just wants to be loved. I love to play and need to run off steam, but I also love my cuddles. In fact I ADORE my cuddles and can't get enough of them.
This is what my foster mum and Paws2Freedom say about meso far:
Danny is such a super friendly and affectionate little dog who just wants to be loved.
He needs a reasonable size garden where he can have a good run & play outside of walk times and would be best suited to living with active people. He would enjoy hiking and canicross for example and long beach walks would be heaven for Danny too. Most of all Danny loves to be part of things and be close to his people.
In the house he is clean, but initial accidents due to confusion in a new environment have to be expected. We recommend to treat any new rescue dog like a puppy to be on the safe side.
He has behaved well with the children he met, but we don’t know if he has ever lived with any which we doubt.
He loves everyone that comes into the house and considers them his friends.
When outdoors he gets a bit bouncey and whines with excitement when meeting other dogs, but calms once he gets to meet and know them. He shows no aggression whatsoever and just wants to say Hi to them.
So far he hasn’t shown much interest in toys. Once he learns the fun in chasing after a ball he will love that. It’s something that hopefully will come in time.
Danny hasn’t had much formal lead training and has a tendency to pull at times when excitement gets the better of him. Something his future adopters need to work on with him. He is so very eager to explore what life has to offer. Danny is a bit insecure about traffic, especially big trucks can scare him and his future home will need to introduce him gradually and with confidence.
As for training and manners, Danny is just full steam ahead and doesn’t know much yet at all. He will need to learn rules and manners, but is as bright as button and eager to please. Sadly in his foster home illness prevented more training. Danny is a little bright spark though and will learn quite quickly and happily with positive, reward based training. Him being food orientated will help too.
Danny does not guard his food from people and does not mind you taking his bowl away to fill it with extra for example and then put it back. However, he may react differently to dogs and we have witnessed him warning off other dogs here when food is involved. A lot of former strays/shelter dogs are so used to having to compete for food that they have a tendency to guard food from other dogs which is something his future adopters need to be mindful of. We feed dogs separately here to allow them stress free eating in their own time. When Danny was out with 2 of the other dogs he shares with we gave them treats and that was fine. He is currently on Butcher's Tripe Loaf grain free tin food which he loves, he has also had pilchards, Tripe Sticks, Paddywacks and Brown Rice some veg peas etc and raw bones. Danny adores raw bones! He has had some salmon biscuits and some mixed biscuits while he was in foster.
Danny needs a lot of activity and attention or he will get frustrated which may result in unwanted behaviour. In his foster home he started chewing the rug and door mat while his foster mum was too ill to give him what he needed. Which is why we decided it was time to move him.
Here at Paws2Freedom we give him 4 longer outings of free run a day and he now has two friends he plays with which are a good match for him. They play and run for ages which is such fun to watch and it tires him out nicely. Danny is not destructive here. He just likes to be part of things, have lots of freedom and activities to do. Food toys and puzzles he loves which are a good way of keeping him occupied when we can't be with him.
We have left him for up to 4 hours at times on occasion, but he was crated and had a Kong and raw bone to keep him occupied, as well as 2 other dogs close by. If he lives as an only dog separation anxiety may be something adopters have to help Danny with and times when he is left need to be built up gradually.
Danny is used to and ok with being in a crate even though he is happier free. He also likes his bed. In a home it would be up to his new family to decide if they are ok to have him on the furniture or not.
We are not sure how Danny would be with cats or in fact other animals. There is a chance we could try him with our neighbour's cat if required.
He lets us handle him without objections and the vet had no problems either. We can lift him, clean his ears, brush and examine him all over. In fact he loves it all and rolls over for a belly rub haha.
Danny is a happy, sweet natured little chap and everyone who meets him loves him. He has recently passed his vet health check here and the vet was totally smitten with him. He is such a lovable little dog who can’t get and give enough affection, and he is also lively, playful and energetic. Danny has a wonderful and interesting personality where he is such a softie who just wants to please, but he also struts his stuff and knows his own mind. He will be such a character and a wonderful companion and is full of wonderful young energy.
Danny says... If you would like to apply for giving me my forever home, please complete an application form as a first step. But please bear in mind that I am advertized on other sites too and I hope that you understand that there may be more than one application to my name by the time you have completed yours for me.
Please enjoy my photos. They show me after my rescue in Bosnia as well as photos here at Paws2Freedom and in home foster. There are a couple of little videos too where you can see me in action and on my rescue day.
If you would like to support me and dogs like me a bit I would be ever so grateful. Your donation will help so much and every penny counts. Rescuing dogs like me is a big rescue mission for such a small charity and we can't do it without you. If you could mark your kind giving with ‘Bosnian Dogs’ your funds will be put towards my costs or that of another dog like me.
Thank you so much from my hopeful little heart and lively pitter patter paws ~ Love, Danny ♥
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