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Small Male Poodle x Shih Tzu Mix Dog
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|Rescue group:||Denise At Paws|
Our young Bertie is an absolute sweetheart of a dog. He had a rough and lonely start to life and as a result is looking to make up for it 24/7. He loves meeting dogs and people and once he trusts you he will be your shadow. He doesn’t show any signs of separation anxiety and is the most gentle and loving dog you could hope for.
He’s so eager to please and desperate for affection it will break your heart and we guess from the way he cowers sometimes that he has been treated badly in the past.
Bertie is very wary of men in their 20’s - 30’s. If he sees one he will growl and bark, however he is willing to be won over. Any family that takes him on will need to be aware of this and tread carefully with family members and visitors to the home.
He learnt his toilet training very quickly and isn’t much of a barker. He has good recall once he is bonded to you. He’s not a fussy eater. He will need to be fed separately and watched to make sure after he’s finished eating he doesn’t come over to see what everyone else is having - but that is more hunger and curiosity rather than any kind of food aggression.
Bertie definitely needs a home with at least one other dog. Having just learnt how to play from his foster brother he is keen to make up for lost time! Any dog Bertie lives with will need to be very calm and patient as whenever pats or food are being given out Bertie will rush up and insert himself ASAP without regard for consequences.
Bertie loves kids and the cuddles and attention they give him. His new family must want and love a little dog who will rush to them for affection wherever they are and whatever they are doing, who will always want to sit right next to them on the couch and snuggle (his foster mum calls him the stealth snuggler!). Bertie is happy in his little bed on the floor next to the human bed but as soon as you are awake he’s ready to go!
Bertie deserves a home where everyone will give him the love and attention he has missed out on and be aware that using a raised voice at him will bring on a strong fear reaction above and beyond what you would expect. He needs affection, patience, firm but kind correction and you will be rewarded with the love of a little boy who should be living his best life from now on.
Bertie comes desexed, microchipped, fully vaccinated and is on flea, worm and heartworm prevention. The adoption fee is $495. Bertie is not available for adoption outside of NSW (Except ACT). If you would like further information on Bertie please email Denise
If you are interested in adopting one of our rescue dogs please email and tell us all about your family, other pets, lifestyle, accommodation and anything else relevant to your enquiry, this information helps us to know if the dog you are enquiring about will suit your family. As all of our rescue dogs are in foster care in private homes we know what our dogs want and need to keep them happy when they are adopted by their new family. Home visits are done to check fencing, meet family members and other animals in the home. Once the home check is complete you are welcome to visit the dog in his foster home and all going well the dog will go on a two week trial with your family. We are always happy to extend the trial period if necessary. If for any reason at any time the adoption fails please contact us immediately, we will always take our dogs back into care
This pet has been adopted and found love with its new family.
The rescue group has removed this pet and it is no longer available for adoption.
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