Project Description

Adoption Fee: $590

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NB: We do not rehome interstate or to applicants under 25. It is our policy not to rehome dogs in the Sunraysia area. As rescue groups have transported thousands of homeless dogs from Mildura and Sunraysia pounds over the last decade, we do not intend to send any back there.

Breed: Male Poodle cross
DOB: 05/03/2011
Weight: 8.5kgs
Location: Altona North

Please note: Banjo has developed a beautiful bond with Mary Dubois and they would love to be rehomed together.

Banjo is a friendly older gentleman who loves a cuddle.  Apart from his grey muzzle you would think he is a puppy as when he is excited, particularly when you come home, or he is having fun chasing the birds he bounces around on his back legs so excitedly.

His favourite thing to do is go on walks and he is keen to say hello to everyone he meets so some further training will be needed to contain his enthusiasm.  In other words he barks excitedly and tries to lunge to get to other dogs, his tail wagging frantically the whole time.   He is a good walker and can easily walk 45 minutes or so on leash.   It is easy to manage his reactivity but we are working on ways to lessen this as another dog may take offence and it makes for a less enjoyable walk for his human. He has lived with other dogs in the past including a big boofer and is great mixing with other dogs at the groomer but he doesn’t yet understand he cannot say hullo to every dog he meets.

When at home he so loves to hang out with his human and cuddle but he would also love a calm, sweet natured canine friend to keep him company if his human isn’t around.    Banjo is house trained and will go the door if he needs to go out or try to attract your attention but he will not bark to let you know he needs to go out.  He is an intelligent boy and has learnt the routine of his new house quickly.  His favourite spot is sitting next to you on the couch – or even better cuddling on your lap.

He is underweight so he is currently being fed three meals a day to build him up.   He takes food very gently from your hand.   He has little muscle in his back legs and will benefit from someone who can do some simple exercises with him. He is currently going to the physio for a little work on his back end.

Banjo does have anxiety issues.   This is understandable when he was at the same home for 13 years until he came to our care so it is difficult for him.  He worries easily and is not a fan of the car or the vet.   Currently he will sit on his favourite bed and howl when his person goes out.  He is not destructive and just cries.   Again we are working on this.  He would need someone who is willing to be patient with him and reassure him that these things aren’t quite as scary as he thinks.

The perfect home for Banjo would be with humans who are home most of the time and have time to give Banjo lots of love and cuddles. A home where there is already an older dog would be a bonus.

Microchip Number: 956000008396333
Source Number: RE120211
Medical Notes: Poor Banjo  had nearly all his teeth out.  He is quite deaf and his vision isn’t the best but he is remarkably quick on the update.  He will respond best to visual signals.  Currently he has trazadone for ‘special events’ like vet visits.

All our dogs are desexed, C5 vaccinated with intranasal, microchipped, wormed and flea treated. All necessary vet work such as dentals, surgery, eye treatment is also carried out. We are no longer heartworm testing as we have not had one positive test since we began in 2006. If a dog comes to us on heartworm treatment this is continued.