Project Description

Adoption Fee: $850

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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 Shihtzu x Poodle
DOB: 05/04/2020
Weight: 9.6 kg
Location: Thornbury

Bright and curious, three-year old Theo finds himself in need of a new family as his person has had a change in their life circumstances. Theo has puppy energy and prefers two daily walks, enjoys meeting human pals and generally friendly with other dogs. After initial excitement, he walks well on lead and has a jaunty trot. He’s had some basic training like sitting before crossing the road.

Theo will need some ongoing assistance with his resource guarding surrounding toys – he isn’t always keen to share either with people or dogs but he is improving. Ball play is not recommended as it revs him up far too much.

A smart boy, Theo would enjoy the opportunity to grow and bond with his new people through further training.

At home, Theo enjoys playing with his toys and cuddle time with his people. He sleeps quietly overnight and does not insist on sharing human beds or furniture. He rarely barks, has little reactivity to noises or concern for challenging local wildlife sharing the yard. He has a non-shedding coat, that will require regular grooming.

Like many of his lockdown generation, Theo has had limited experience of being alone and has some separation anxiety. He prefers to have regular company during the day, as well as people who are willing to work with him on establishing greater tolerance for alone time.

Theo is friendly with people of all sizes but, given his resource guarding tendencies, will do better with teenagers or in an adult only home.

Theo is looking for a new person or people who are ready to provide love and boundaries in equal measure. In exchange, this clever and loving boy will offer fun, laughs and affection.

Teenage/Adult Home

Microchip Number: 953010004226995
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.