Costa is a 1-2 year old male Beagle Cross. He was found wandering as a stray and brought into the municipal dog pound after he’d been caught by the local dog warden.
We’re not sure how long he’d been out on his own, but he was very timid and completely overwhelmed by the high-adrenaline environment of the pound.
On the same day another dog, Java, looking suspiciously like Costa was also found, and the two got along immediately when put in the same kennel, so we think Java and Costa might be siblings.
Costa is just under two years old and a small-sized boy, weighing around 8.5kg. He measures 57cm to the top of his head.
In Cyprus they’re often known as ‘Pocket Pointers’ due to their small size but Pointer resemblance. Considering his age, he is unlikely to grow to be much bigger than his current size.
Costa is a delight to care for and is always well-behaved, friendly and good-tempered with everyone he meets. He loves going out for walks with the volunteers and playing in the yard with other dogs.
Costa’s a very good mixer and socialises happily with pretty much anyone who will play with him, and his cheeky, cute personality just charms everyone. Now settled into the pound, Costa is really happy and his personality is super sweet.
Costa loves being in the company of people and would be a lovely addition to a family home due to his sociable nature.
Costa wouldn’t want to be left alone for long periods during the day and would also be best suited to a home outside of the city with direct access to a secure garden.
Costa would be really happy living alongside another resident dog, but given a little time, he’s also confident enough to be the only dog in the household.
Costa wouldn’t say no to having a playmate though and would enjoy the canine company. Although Costa hasn’t had the opportunity to meet any children we think based on his temperament that he would be suitable for a home with children aged 6+.
Costa has briefly met cats in the yard at the pound and hasn’t shown much interest, but we couldn’t guarantee the same behaviour in a more contained home setting.
We would therefore suggest a home with confidence, and dog-savvy cats only to avoid issues.
Costa is going to make such a lovely little companion and would love a moderately active lifestyle in a greener area, allowing him the chance to have lots of adventures, long walks and opportunities to sniff through the grass.
His walks are limited in the pound as there just aren’t enough hours in the day or volunteers to help, so he’s going to think he’s struck gold when he finally has a home of his very own.
With some time, patience and a gentle integration into a companion lifestyle, this little guy is going to be my best friend.
Costa is currently based in Cyprus and has a clean bill of health. He is ready to travel once he finds him forever home.