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APPLICATION DEADLINE IS FRIDAY 24th NOVEMBER AT MIDDAY
Are you home for majority of the day? or can you employ a dog walker or have other arrangements in place ?
VINCENT IS MALE, NEUTERED, VACCINATED
Location: CAMBORNE, CORNWALL - BUT WE WILL ARRANGE TRANSPORT TO A NEW HOME AS WE REALISE THE LOCATION IS AN ISSUE FOR SOME APPLICANTS
Age: 19 MONTHS OLD
Can he live with children: NO
Can he live with Cats: NO
Can he live with other Dogs: NO
Adoption Fee: £ 300
VINCENT was surrendered to the rescue due to separation anxiety issues so they decided he needed to be in a family where someone would be around a lot of the day and a family where they could continue with his training and consider taking him to agility classes which he has loved in his foster home
Vincent is a very anxious dog, but once he gets to know you and settles in the new home he is a wonderful dog to have around, he is great outside the house, has met different people at agility classes and will go up to people quite nervous to start, as he is unsure but as long as Vincent approaches them first he will come up for more cuddles and his confidence grow. Every time he goes out somewhere, has been very good with fosters dogs, walks well with them, but won’t settle with other dogs in the house, so life as an only dog is better.
He is very active and full of energy and can jump up when getting excited especially when putting harness and collar on, only calm behaviour has been rewarded. He has an hour walk in the morning and 45-mins to hour in evening or half hour training tires him out mentally, he would benefit from an active new home who would consider continuing with the agility or some sort of obedience training, as he is very clever and thrives on learning new things and helps his mental well-being. He has been on calming tablets from the vets which has helped him settle, and after a couple of days of arriving he started to calm and settle well.
He is off them now but will be supplied with some more before going to new home/environment.
He is fine to be handled all over and really enjoys a warm bath, has been great at letting the fosterer treat his ear infection which he had on arrival, fine to do nails and handle everywhere else on his body.
He does have guarding behaviour in the house, when leaving he will growl and try to nip feet, (shoes are worn when training with this behaviour) as he seems to mainly try to nip your feet to stop you leaving.
He will resource guard, if he’s chewed a tissue or something he has found he will guard the area this is in but if you offer a treat he will happily give up the item.
He travels very well in a crate and is quiet, and is now crate trained in the house so will sleep in crate at night, at first, he will cry for 5-10 mins but then settles.
We wouldn’t advise he is shut in a crate the first few nights of arrival as this will stress him out quite a lot, but leaving the crate door open would be fine, he doesn’t really need to sleep in a crate at night
BEHAVIOR: The only behavioral issue that Vincent is the guarding in the house. He needs an experienced home who have dealt with guarding issues before.
He does know to sit and wait when going through doorways and he’s doing great with this, but everything needs to be kept calm, assertive but positive, firmly saying no only makes the situation worse for him and he gets more agitated and
One of our trustees will be available for weekly phone calls to assist with the settling in period.
Vincent is in over all good health, he did arrive with an ear infection and unfortunately left untreated for so long he has growths/ ear polyps inside his ear, so he won’t fully recover but he is not in any pain. Careful monitor of his to make sure no re occurring ear infection returns, weekly use of Thornit ear powder will maintain ear health. http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/THORNIT-CANKER-POWDER-EAR-MITES-TREATMENT-FOR-DOGS-CATS-RABBITS-20g/152694027885?epid=2245056905&hash=item238d45f66d:g:zGUAAOSwduNZvE2T
He is blind in one eye which he was born with but this doesn’t hinder him at all. He loved his agility class and can manage fine, as long as new people aware when greeting him that he is blind eye so he doesn’t get startled when approaching. Like most frenchies he has skin allergies but manages well on a RAW diet & no longer has any need for medication.
Vincent would be the ideal dog for an active couple/person without kids or other pets, someone who is experienced in guarding behaviours and help to train him to cope with living stress free in the house, in a positive way as its all fear related.
He has lots of energy and would benefit on continuing with agility or obedience classes.
Outside the house he is wonderful to take out and about as he doesn’t seem to make much of a fuss of other dogs or people and the more he gets out and about the more his confidence grows and loves nothing more than pleasing you and trying his best. Time for him to have some fun!
very good boy at the vets with all the visits he’s had with his ears
All of our dogs come with 5 weeks free insurance from AGRIA
Have you already submitted an application form ????
YES = Then just please email us and register your interest advising which name you submitted your application in .
NO = If you have NOT completed an application form then please download the form and email it to us and read the Adoption Guide/Process document which has lots of useful information in it.
All applicants that are short listed after the closing date will be required to have a home check.