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 West Highland Terrier cross
DOB: 02/06/2010
Weight: tbc
Location: Prahan

Torro, the quintessential elderly gentleman in personality and distinguished Westie looks. Described by his foster parents as ‘quiet, contemplative and reflective’, this darling boy loves being around humans and loves a good cuddle on the couch, even if he needs some help getting off afterwards. He is equally happy to spend time exploring his surrounds independently, in fact he is quite inquisitive for an old man and loves a bit of stimulation and a play, you know, to keep his brain young. He loves his walks and whilst he usually does a daily 1-2 kilometers in the peaceful surrounds, he would go for longer if his joints would allow him. Torro, proves that you can teach an old dog new tricks and has learnt how to sit and stay. He is fully house trained, eats his food with gentlemanly manners, sleeps through the night in his own bed and travels beautifully in a car.

Torro has some marks of maturity, including reduced vision and hearing and stiffness for which he receives daily medication for. He is also not the biggest fan of other canine and other animal friends and can be quite reactive towards them. Thus it’s best if he goes for quiet walking routes. He has been doing some training in this regard and if far enough away, he can be distracted with treats or in some cases he may walk quickly past them so as to avoid them.

Torro will do best in a home with teenagers and adults who are willing to adore and be adored, share couch time and cuddles, and take Torro out for a daily stroll. He would love access to a yard where he can zoom, sniff and chill. He would prefer a home where his humans were home more often than not and will need a family that will continue to manage his arthritis through daily supplements.

West Highland terriers are known for their loyalty and spunk and Torro is a model of his kind. Do you have a space on your couch to share with his delightful gentleman?

Thank you to Christopher of Christopher Fotobooks for the fantastic photos of Torro.

Microchip Number: 982009106451706
Source Number: RE120211
Medical Notes: Scheduled to have his dental soon. Contact allergy. Stiff and some osteoarthritis.

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.