Reasons why we love this dog…
Very relaxed in the home
Loves to sunbathe
I am a:
I would like:
Lashings of human company
My favourite thing is:
Fun and cuddly
Adult only home (no children)
Needs to be an only dog
Not cat trainable
Dewey is a loveable lurcher who was found straying, came into our care, and is now looking for a forever home to call his own. We think he may have a hint of German shepherd or Belgian malinois in his ancestry due to his handsome looks and soft, downy coat. We have all fallen head over heels for this six-year-old lad. In fact, that’s why we’ve named him Dewey: it means beloved! This affectionate boy returns that love in bucket loads. He invites you to come in for a cuddle and lavishes kisses upon you, curling his body into you to offer maximum fuss potential. He’s impossible not to adore!
He’s playful, but generally far more interested in investigating the world around him and seeing who’s available to give him a fuss. Deweys favourite toy is his pheasant which he likes to throw around and bounce at. When playing Dewey will sometimes nibble at your hands to encourage further play, while this is always gentle it does mean he can’t play games with children or those with frail skin. Despite Dewey’s love of people he can be worried by fast movements, especially hand movements. So Dewey will need a calm home with people who understand how scary hand movements can be. For this reason Dewey needs to live in an adult only home.
Dewey has some discomfort in his hips and hock, which has been reviewed by our vet. Due to this, his exercise limited to half-hour walks daily, which may increase to two half-hour walks per day as he improves. Dewey will need to stay on lead during his walks to prevent him from over exercising. Despite his stiffness, he’s a lively boy who’s interested in everything around him, so will need to be kept entertained with other enrichment activities. Due to Dewey’s hip and hock discomfort he cannot live with another dog despite showing good social signs with dogs he is familiar with.
Dewey has lived in a home before and now that he’s in foster he’s showing just how much he understands. He has been clean in the house and sleeping well through the night, he currently has a lovely bed on the landing where he rests all night. Dewey manages the stairs well despite his hip and hock discomfort and can have access up stairs though it should not be encouraged more than necessary. Dewey has been enjoying his walks and loves a good sniff and rummage through the environment he is generally easy to manage on the lead but will pull forward to get access to a good sniff spot. He does pull strongly if he spots a squirrel so will need a strong handler to manage this. Dewey has an ongoing walking plan which will need to be followed by his new home. Dewey can be sporadically reactive (barking) to other dogs on walks, he can pass others on the opposite side of the road. Often this is when the other dog is focused on him or of a certain shape and size. Dewey has a behaviour plan for this which will need to be followed.
Dewey enjoys a dip and has had a great time splashing around in a local lake and stream. He visited some stables recently and had a lovely afternoon tootling around and meeting lots of new people. He was sensible but cautious around the horses, and merrily helped himself to a couple of their carrots!
Dewey was born on Valentine’s Day, so it’s no surprise that he’s won all of our hearts. If you can you find a place for him in yours, he’ll give you his in return.