Ross is a brindle crossbreed who is about two years old and who is looking to become your best, forever friend. He has no known health issues and came into the centre in relatively good condition but the confidence of this lovely dog needs building. Ross is a special lad on the lookout for an understanding new home. When he first arrived at the centre he was very frightened and took a long time before he trusted the staff. However, with patience and understanding, he started to blossom and he has now grown into a wonderful lad. He loves to learn new things, enjoys a game of tug, adores his treats and is very affectionate.
However, he does like to avoid hectic or busy situations and when meeting new people he can still be rather frightened. As such, we would prefer an adult only home for him and if his new home has children, we would advise that they are over the age of sixteen. We are looking for owners with experience of dogs who might have needed that bit of additional confidence building and who can give Ross the fun life he deserves in exchange for lots of licks and love. His interaction with other dogs at our centre has been good and his compatibility with cats could be assessed, if required. We believe that Ross may be fine to live with, and could actually benefit from, a home with a steady, tolerant and mature dog who can copy and who can provide him with some company if he has to be left alone for any period of time. This sunny lad is very bright, very trainable, playful and, when fully relaxed, is bubbly and bouncy. In time, when fully settled and with some confidence building, it would be wonderful if Ross could enjoy some dog club activities such as agility, as he is very eager to please.
In terms of exercise, Ross needs an average of three lots of thirty to forty minute walks a day, plus any additional mental stimulation for this lively and intelligent boy. Ross would respond well to treat-based training as he likes his tit bits. Dogs are said to be man’s best friend and Ross would certainly like to find his forever friend and home.