Zippy is a 2 year old male Cross-Breed. “I’m a shy boy, but once I come out of my shell, I am much more confident and bond closely with humans!

I do find it hard to settle in new environments, so I will need a patient and loving home. I am such an affectionate, loving boy and I bond so closely with my caregiver once I have settled.

I’m a playful boy and love toys, although I’m not a fan of toys with squeakers in them, so I would love a home that would like to give me lots of exercise and stimulation to keep my brain nice and busy!!!

I’m a clever boy and am nearly toilet-trained! I have to get used to my new environment and surroundings but I get used to it again fast. I also know how to sit and wait when you ask me!

I’m crate trained and I sleep through the night! I am quite a nervous boy and suffer quite badly from sleep startle, which means that I feel extreme panic and fear when I am disturbed in my sleep, I need a home that is willing to love me and help with this.

I can live with other dogs, but I do need to eat alone as I have a slight food-guarding problem, but I’m fine as long as I’m fed separately. I can live with cats.

Due to my anxiety, I would prefer an adult-only home. Due to my sleep startle, I get very intense and overwhelmed if I am suddenly disturbed. Due to my age.

I have had to learn how to survive and cope on the streets, sleep startle is a natural reflex that is my body’s way of protecting itself from danger and threats, even when I am asleep.

On one occasion, I was suddenly disturbed which caused me to bite, I didn’t cause any injuries and nobody was hurt other than a red mark.

If sleep startle is handled correctly, it poses no threats as there are many methods to manage this, I just need a home that can be patient with me whilst I settle, I am so new to home life. I walk well on a leash but I do pull.

I love to snuggle up on the sofa with my caregivers, especially if they give me lots of bum scratches, they’re my favourite thing ever.

I don’t like new environments immediately and may need a couple of days to settle, I’m not a fan of being suddenly disturbed when sleeping, but can you blame me? I am fully vaccinated, neutered, flea, wormed, 4DX & brucellosis tested.” – Quote

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