Dobby is 15 month old rescued dog from Cyprus, currently in Ipswich area, who really wants to find happiness and a home where he will be safe and loved. Here is a little about him. Dobby is a lovely dog with a kind, fun nature. The breed on his passport states Vizla Cross but a recent DNA test suggested that he was a Whippet cross Foxhound cross Harrier/Labrador Retriever cross Daschund, a real mixed breed and 100% adorable. He weighs around 11kg and is full of life and fun! He can be a little nervous around strangers, which we are sure must come from how he was treated before he was rescued. However once he gets to know you all is okay. He is caring, attentive and playful. He can be a bit skittish, but calms quickly. He is relatively quiet, except when a new/different person arrives- or there’s a squirrel outside!
Dobby loves to play with other dogs. He runs like the wind. He would like to live with another dog, to help give him confidence, and to have a garden where he can run freely. He could do with some training on the lead as he does pull. He is a typical hunting dog in that he likes to sniff the ground and look around. He does need more work on his recall as when he has been off lead he just wants to run and run, and perhaps find the odd squirrel! He enjoys his walks, but hates rain! He sits nicely for his food and for treats.
He has lived with other dogs and loves to play and snuggle. If he meets a dog he doesn’t know he is wary and nervous and can sometimes react. But most of the time he really just wants to sniff and play. He has previously lived with cats but may have forgotten that he didn’t mind sharing with them. Any introductions to cats should be carefully and patiently done. He sleeps well in his bed, has used a crate and doesn’t mind car journeys. He can sometimes be a little anxious when left but with care and support should be able to overcome this. If he is with another doggy companion this does help him settle. He will benefit from attending training classes to help him bond with his new family and learn how to walk nicely on the lead and be consistent with his recall.
Dobby is looking for his very own forever family and home. He would be best suited with a family who enjoys being out and about and where there are no children under 15. He is still a young dog who is boisterous and great company. He enjoys cuddles with his humans and needs space to run in a safe enclosed garden. He has been vaccinated, neutered and microchipped.
If you can offer Dobby a loving home, please contact us.