Minty is a 12-year-old male Yorkshire Terrier boy who is in an Oldies Club foster home in Christchurch, East Dorset, while he waits for someone to offer him a permanent home. Minty should be OK to be left for a couple of hours but he does love to have the company of people so he wouldn’t suit a working household. Minty needs to be the only dog in the household. He is reactive to dogs when out on walks. He can’t live with cats.
Minty was fine with his foster carer’s 5 year old grandchild when he visited at Christmas. Minty is currently enjoying two on-lead walks a day for approximately 45 minutes to an hour each walk. He is a very active boy and is always ready to go again if he thinks you are going out. He is good on the lead and due to him being hard of hearing, and dog reactive, he can’t be let off the lead.
His favourite things are going for walks, meal times, and snuggling up next to his human for some cuddle time. He doesn’t like other dogs or cats. He hasn’t reacted to fireworks or thunder – perhaps he can’t hear them. He needs a home where his people are around for most of the day and he can snuggle up next to you on the sofa in between his walks.
Minty is vaccinated and microchipped and has been wormed, flea treated and had a dental which resulted in him having his last 4 teeth removed. Minty gets very dry, flaky skin so needs a good quality food and he also has medicated baths weekly which keeps it under control.