Project Description

Adoption Fee: $1,200

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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 Cavalier king Charles Spaniel/ Poodle X
DOB: 18/02/2022
Weight: 7.3kgs
Location: Balwyn

Darling Dougal is looking for his perfect match. A candidate for velcro dog of the year, Dougal loves hard on his person or people and enjoys nothing better than cuddles and play time with them. Dougal has found life in a busy home a little overwhelming and is looking for a calm adult-only home to call his own. While he prefers a mellow environment, Dougal can be as excitable as his age suggests, and enjoys a chance to get out and smell the roses, as well as space to zoom and play at home. While he loves being with his people more than anything, Dougal is okay being left at home inside for short periods while humans do their thing.

Dougal has attended puppy playschool and has some basic training. He is housetrained, although needs regular reminders while he is settling into a new environment. While he is very responsive to his carers, Dougal can at times be overwhelmed by his anxiety and reacts to protect himself or his toys when around new people. Dougal is also reactive to neighbourhood noises and home and reactive when out and about, barking at people and other dogs. All of these behaviours are signs of anxiety and lack of confidence. Dougal currently receives medication to help him manage his stress. His behaviour and his wellbeing would also benefit hugely from ongoing training, games and toys that help him improve his problem-solving skills and confidence.

Dougal will do best in an adult-only home with people who are around more often than not. He will do well in a home with a garden where he has a chance to explore and feel the grass under his paws, and a safe space – such as a crate – where Dougal can decompress when the world is a little too much. He has previously lived with cats and could do so again with the right confident feline companion. People who are able to help Dougal reduce his anxiety through regular routines, exercise, training and engagement will make this little fellow happy indeed. Dougal will repay this support with his adoration and fun-loving spirit. If Dougal sounds like your kind of dog, submit an adoption application today.

Microchip Number: 953010100084808
Source Number: RE120211
Medical Notes: n/a

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.