Status: Available for adoption
Breed: Large Crossbreed
Age: 6 months
Live with cats: No
Live with other dogs: No
Live with children: No
All animals at Pawprints Dog Rescue:
- are vaccinated, microchipped, wormed, de-flead and neutered OR adopted under a neutering contract;
- come with 4 weeks free PetPlan insurance;
- are individually assessed to determine which type of home they require.
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Mocha is still only a baby and has so much potential to make a wonderful pet dog. He clearly hasn’t been socialised much as he is quite nervous around strange sights and noises when out on walks, but he will seek reassurance from his handler and can also be distracted with treats and squeezy cheese if necessary! That said, he will need to gradually be exposed to new situations in a positive way so that he doesn’t become overwhelmed. As he is a puppy with very little training he exhibits a lot of typical puppy behaviours (puppy mouthing, jumping up), but these should be easy to resolve with kind, patient training. He will probably grow to be a medium to large-sized dog, so it will be a good idea to start consistent lead walking training straight away as well. Kennels are no place for a puppy and he’s desperate for a new family to comfort and care for him – could that be you?
Mocha is looking for adult-only home where his owners will be at home all day to begin with as he suffers from separation anxiety. His adopters will also need to be willing to work with a qualified, force-free behaviourist to resolve this issue. Mocha will need to be the only dog in the home as he does not seem to be very confident around other dogs and will often show signs of fear, but with patience and proper, slow introductions he may one day be able to make doggy friends outside the home. His owners will need to be willing to put in a bit of time initially for his training, but the investment will certainly pay off! When he gets to know you Mocha is full of beans, so an active home would be ideal. His owners will need to be patient when socialising him and not expose him to lots of new situations at once, and instead take things at his pace.
Have you fallen in love?
If you think you can offer Mocha a good home, please complete our online interest form.