Sonny and Cher were collected at 12 weeks old. There were three pups, but one died (we are still not sure how). It is possible that the organisation thought they could sell some cute 12 week old puppies and chose these over the adults, but needless to say, the pups did not sell and then they were discovered in a dog crate. They had been kept like this by the Irish organisation since arrival at their rescue. At five months old, after they had not in fact been sold, the dog pound were contacted again and asked if they could now dispose of these two!
Both are nervous puppies. They need experienced handlers. The rescue who had them from 3 months old to 5 months old did not handle them at all and the person who bred them also ignored them both and left them in a barn and hence now they are scared of people due to no contact. Initially they will have to get used to house and garden before walking is even attempted.
These pups need to go to an adult home only with no children in the home.The new owner will have to face having to ignore both pups completely until they are ready to come round. They both eat and drink well and are learning housetraining very quickly.
Both pups need to be crated at night/when people are not around as they are destructive if left alone.
Although initially I was trying to home these two together, I have now decided that they are best split up. They rely to heavily on each other for confidence and for both of them to reach their full potential they will need seperate training. They could go to live with other confident dogs though.
It is absolutely essential that these dogs go to a home who have a fully enclosed garden with fence height of at least 6 foot high with no way of them clambering onto anything that they can get out of the garden. There can be no holes in the fencing and they will need a paved garden as they will dig out! Quite a specific home requirement, but they have been here for a long time and i don’t want any chance of any harm coming to either of them. Both dogs will need to be allowed access to the garden directly from the house and they are very good at going out and coming in when they are told. They also know commands for bedtime and settle quietly into a crate when the door is shut and are best off in a crate with a blanket over the top – it makes them feel more secure.[youtube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jjWrSZUN-90&autoplay=0 400 400]
These dogs are a challenge and not everybody’s cup of tea, but their confidence levels are improving slowly. Sonny will now come up to us and lick our hands and loves to be hand fed food. Cher needs even more time and commitment, but they are both happy and healthy little pups. Foxy and Dude (the older brothers) also took time and patience from their new owners, but both have turned out to be very loving pets.
Both are neutered, vaccinated, microchipped, wormed and defleaed.
A homecheck will be carried out and adoption fee applies.