Rico is a 6 year old male Cross-Breed. Our handsome boy Rico has come into our care because his owner couldn’t look after him. Rico is a very friendly boy, but also quite anxious. He can be unsure of new people at first, but will soon settle. It took the staff a few days for him to feel comfortable placing a lead on him, but this is improving. He can be quite touch sensitive (more so with unfamiliar people), especially around his head/neck area (owners reported can be sensitive around his tail).
We have found him quite reactive towards other dogs at the centre so we feel he would be best placed as the only dog in the home. Previous owner said he’s more sociable with smaller dogs. The fact he has now been neutered will really help in this regard. Upon arrival Rico had quite a few bedsores but they are healing nicely. Rico is looking for an owner who can appreciate and understand his anxious side and therefore handle and manage him in the correct way.
Rico loves his food (will give paw for treats!) so this will be useful to help with basic training and form positive relationships. We feel that Rico will make a wonderful companion once settled in a new home. We are looking for an adult only home for Rico with no other animals. Based on our findings we don’t think Rico has had much of a social life and we hope that one day he will flourish and enjoy canine compionship and grow to trust people.