Hello, my name is Troy. I’m a four and a half month old male Mastiff mixed-breed. I arrived at The Mayhew after being found abandoned on the streets of London. I’ve been neutered, vaccinated and microchipped and I’m now starting to learn lots of good things, I’m starting to get the hang of toilet training because I’m taken out to the garden every couple of hours and given lots of praise when I do my business out there.
Like any puppy I’m a bundle of energy and full of mischief. I like to chew and steal things that aren’t mine but I’ll swap them for one of my favourite toys when encouraged. I want to kiss everyone I meet but I’m learning not to jump up and to say ‘hello’ politely. When I ‘puppy mouth’ my carers give a loud yelp and offer me a toy to chew instead. I still have plenty of things to learn so I’ll need plenty of time and dedication from my new owners to teach me all the basics and perfect my doggy manners.
I’m now looking for a forever home with an active person or family who are experienced with dogs and have researched my breed type. They’ll need to have, as an adult, independently owned dogs before and have plenty of time on their hands to train and socialise me properly so that I develop in to a well-rounded adult dog. They will be expected to take me to training classes and provide me with two gentle, thirty minute, off lead socialisation outings per day whilst I’m still young, building up to a minimum of one to two hours of active off lead exercise every day once I’m fully grown.
I can live with sensible children from twelve years of age and upwards providing they are used to being around dogs, I can another grown up dog providing they have been well trained and will be a good role model for me and I can also live with dog-confident cats providing my owners are prepared to teach me not to chase them. Due to my very young age and training needs I’ll need to live in either a house or ground floor flat with direct access to a garden and there will need to be somebody at home for most of the day. If you’re interested in adopting me you will need to be fully prepared for the hard work and long-term commitment involved in caring for a dog, you will be taking on a fifteen year commitment, which must not be taken lightly.
I hope to see you soon,
I hope to see you soon,