Approx 10 Years Old
Passport and vaccinations:
Rex is approximately 10 years old and has been kept on a chain his entire life. A kind lady used to go and see him and offer him some affection, for years this lady tried to get Rex away from his horrible life but the owner wouldn’t allow her to. One day he was released and turned out on the streets, some bigger dogs attacked him and bit him really badly, he needed treatment and the owner didn’t want to help so the lady was allowed to take him.
Rex is now safe in foster and his foster mum says he has so much energy, and is loving life away from the 1 meter confines of a chain. He’s such a character and if you don’t give him the attention he wants he will start speaking loudly, not barking, he just has his own way of speaking. He is adorable! He likes to play a lot, but he also bites when playing (he’s not aggressive, it’s just the way he plays). So a family with small children would not work as he may unintentionally hurt them.
He acts like a puppy, loves life, enjoys walks and seeing new things. He is very clean in the house. Due to his bad experience and being attacked by other dogs, he is understandably nervous around other dogs and therefore he would prefer to be an only dog. However, he is OK with cats.
Update on Rex from Foster:-
Rex is a very kind and gentle dog, but he is still scared. If you make a sudden noise he will get down, it looks like he was treated really badly in the past. He is a sweetheart, all he wants is to cuddle. He will crawl into your arms like a little baby and he wants lots of attention. He is very good on a lead, walks really fine and doesn’t have any problem with food. He is a very curious dog from what I’ve seen he adapts pretty fast to change. He had to stay somewhere else for a couple of nights whilst his Foster Mum was away but he was really fine with it. The first night he cried, but the day after he slept all night. He has a strong personality, but in a good way. And also, even though he is 10 years old, he has lots of energy. He likes to play and doesn’t get bored. I think he would go better with a younger family, as he still wants to play a lot. But I don’t think a family with little kids would be ok, as he sometimes bites when playing (he bites slowly, playfully, but maybe he could hurt a little kid). I would love to see him with a family who takes him everywhere, because you know, he stayed on that chain his entire life, so I want him to enjoy as many things and places as possible, he deserves all of that, the only problem is that he really doesn’t like other dogs.
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