This lovely dog is Andy he will make a fantastic companion to a dedicated owner that is prepared to take the time to understand the situations that make him feel frightened and threatened. He needs to be coached through these scenarios to build trust and he will reward your efforts with affection. His GSD genes means he is faithful and loyal, but often his eagerness to ‘protect’, is seen as aggressive, although he’s really a big scaredy-cat and a bit of a softie.
He is very wary of strangers, and doesn’t know who to trust, so he must be introduced to new people gradually. Once he knows and trusts you he’ll remember you and be your friend forever.... you can expect an excited welcome and he’ll roll over for a tummy rub and a couple of treats.
Andy loves the company of his human pals and he needs a home where he won't be left alone for long - a training program can be started once he's settled in, but this will take time.
Andy's other big love in life, is food, which is an advantage when practicing reward-based training. Andy is a bright dog, and when he’s not distracted, he’s keen to learn and demonstrate his ability to please.
It will take Andy a while to build up a trusting bond, so his potential owners will need to make a number visits to our centre to get to know him.
Andy should be the only pet at home unless you have a laid back dog that will not bother him and he also needs a secure garden and access to fields where he can enjoy his walks. He has learned to wear a muzzle when he’s out so his ‘protective’ behaviour is harmless, and he walks really well on a lead.
His owner will need to provide him with a support/training programme to help him grow in confidence, and be able to deal with new situations in a more mature way.
We would consider a reduced adoption fee for Andy to help him find the home he needs
If you can offer this lovely boy the home he desperately needs please contact Julie on 01763 289827
Alternatively please email Philippa at firstname.lastname@example.org who will be pleased to forward your enquiry onto the team.
The Adoption Process
We have a number of animals in our care. Most are homeless through no fault
of their own and are looking for new homes and owners who can give them the attention they deserve.
Please take a few moments to familiarise yourself with our adoption procedure:
- Step 1: The animal is admitted into our care, and assessed by our team.
- Step 2: The animal is examined by a vet, who treats any ailments or injuries.
- Step 3: The appropriate team leader will liaise with the potential adopter to assist with their choice of animal.
- Step 4: The potential new owners meet the animal, and decide if they want to adopt. New owners may be asked to visit the animal several times before the adoption takes place.
- Step 5: A pre-adoption home visit will then be made to new owners premises to meet the members of the household and to ensure that the environment is right.
Step 6: If the visit goes well you will be asked to collect the animal and for an adoption donation ( amount on request ) and to sign an agreement to care for the pet with a commitment to return it to us if you can't continue to do so.