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 terrier cross
DOB: 15/10/2013
Weight: 6.2kg
Location: Richmond

Dear Brian has had some disruptions to his world and is looking for a kind person or pack with whom to spend his golden years. A cat-friendly cuddle bug, Brian loves nothing more than the company of his people, a lap or two to snuggle in, and a chance to stretch his paws and sniff the neighbourhood from time to time. Brian has some basic training and has lived amicably with cats and other small dogs in various share housing arrangements with his past people. He is pretty good on lead and would love learn some simple engagement activities to completely master his walking style while forming bonds with his new people. Brian sleeps well through the night, either on a human bed or in his own bed nearby. He is a good traveler, fine in the car.

Brian is house trained but has a history of marking inside, which has become more frequent because of the family changes he is experiencing. He will need regular indoor-outdoor access and a family or person willing to work with him on this behaviour who understand it may take a while as he settles into a new family. Brian is happy being handled most of the time but can react if he is picked up while distressed and is sensitive to touch around his bottom. He is used to being left alone while his people are at work, but with his lap dog inclinations, would prefer company more often than not. Brian is occasionally outraged by the beeps and tweeps of modern life (not the sounds of other dogs) and tends to bark at some, but not all, household appliances. This should ease with some basic desensitisation training.

Brian is looking for a patient dog-experienced home who will embrace him in all his Brianhood. He would do well in a variety of households as he enjoys the company of people and is happy cohabiting with other animals. Given his age and sensitivity to some handling, Brian would prefer an adult household or one with older children who can respect his needs. Brian would prefer a life where someone is home much of the time, and may do better in a house than a unit due to his reactivity to some noises. While Brian could definitely live happily with a cat or another small dog, subject to careful introductions, he is protective of his food and should be fed separately if living with other pets. Brian is new into our care and we will update his profile as we get to know him better.

Microchip Number: 956000010541745
Source Number: RE120211
Medical Notes:

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.