Mrki is a 5 year old male medium sized and partially sighted crossbreed. He was saved from the streets of Serbia in May 2014 and is still waiting for his forever home. He is currently in foster in Colchester. Latest update on Mrki, still in foster care awaiting his new forever home. Here’s what his current foster Mum has to say about him! As the song goes as those of us old enough to remember know ‘’ Oh Micky you’re so fine, you’re so fine you blow my mind – hey Micky….hey Micky!’’ Mrki is a fine gentleman indeed!
Mrki is an interesting combination, playful and goofy, a tad clumsy at times but with a sharp mind, he enjoys nothing more ( apart from food and cuddles) than figuring things out. Mrki’s active mind is really starting to shine especially with interactive toys and games where he can use his intelligence to the fullest. He has learned basic commands such as sit, back, paw, down and wait and he’s very playful which is a joy to see. Mrki doesn’t let his blindness stop him living life to the full, he explores and enjoys life like any sighted dog however his eagerness to explore does need a watchful carer to curb his enthusiasm when he goes full tilt towards a potential hazard, but his foster Mum uses the command ‘ careful!’ which Mrki understands and responds to.
Mrki was a little too eager at first when treats were on the menu, however he has learned to take treats gently now which is a big improvement. His foster Mum has fed him with other dogs without issue except due again to Mrki’s boundless enthusiasm, he will craftily poach from another dog’s bowl should they be momentarily distracted! However, being the gentleman he is, he won’t take it upon himself to dine from another dog’s bowl unless the opportunity presents itself. As for liquid refreshments, Mrki does drink a lot and although he is healthy, this could stem from being denied or left without water in the past and although it is something that might fade in time, any potential adopter would need to be aware that Mrki does like his water and to make sure he always has more than enough. After dinner, a nice stroll is most definitely the order of Mrki’s day. His lead work is improving all the time but it is a work in progress as in new places, Mrki might become strong when excited. He’s fine with other dogs but will bark back if another starts giving him some cheek, but further training should help with this and he is improving.
Mrki coexists well with his doggie foster sibling and aviary birds, in fact, he’s so smart he knows that part of the garden where the aviary is situated is off limits to him. Mark can now be left for a few hours with his foster doggie sibling and being left with some interesting toys gives him something to focus on which keeps him content. Dear Mrki is a brave, funny, happy, enthusiastic, intelligent, adaptable dog and his foster parents can’t understand why he hasn’t been offered his forever home yet, he’s waited so long and deserves his happy ending so much. He would be a loyal friend and asks so little, just some space on the sofa, a clean water bowl, a bit of food, a bit of love and perhaps a toy or two….This courageous soul would love to have a forever family to call his very own and maybe his very own Christmas tree with a couple of gifts under it with his name on….
Please email the rescue if you have any questions or are interested in adoption. We will do a home visit and ask you to sign an adoption contract. Please see our main adoption page for the current adoption fee. We don’t rehome our dogs to families with children under 10 years old.