Adoption Status: Available
Foster Status: In Foster Care
DOB: Approx October 2019
Breed: "Pot luck Poundie" - Mixed Breed (genuine mixed breed, you'd need a DNA test to know what's in there!)
Size: Medium sized when fully grown
Fencing Requirements: Minimum 1.5m of secure, dog-proof fencing around the home
Hobbies: Naps, cuddles, more naps, playing with his friends (hooman and animal), meeting new doggy friends, naps, eating stuff, playing with his toys, naps, chewing stuff.
Good Habits: Almost house trained, crate trained, very social with other animals and hoomans, good in the car
Bad Habits: Just normal puppy stuff, he's teething at the moment so is chewing on anything he can get in his little mouth
Personality Type: Puppy! Happy and sweet, easygoing and laid back, loves cuddles and belly rubs
Special Requirements: Good quality puppy food (grain free recommended)
Ideal Home: Rico is they type of dude that would just about fit into any home. He is an easygoing and happy little guy. Due to his rough start however, we suggest that a home with either no children or older (over 10) gentle children would be best. He would LOVE a home with another (gentle and tollerant) dog.
Adoption Fee: $300
Rico is an affectionate, happy and outgoing little man who, in between naps loves to play and wander around the house with his teddy in his mouth. This kid had a really rough start to life and came into our care in a bit of a state, but with loads of love, great food, flea and worm treatments and some vet care he has bounced back and is now a happy little dude, ready to find his forever home with people who will continue building his confidence and showing him that the world is a great place to be in when you've got a loving home.
*Weak Stomach Warning*
Rico is a good advertisement for regularly worming and flea treating your animals. He and his sister Rose came to us in a bit of a state, so loaded with worms their poor bellies were way to big for their little bodies. They were also so infested with fleas that poor little Rico had bald patches all over his little body where his fur had either fallen out or he had itched himself till he rubbed his skin raw. We whipped both Rico and Rose off to our wonderful vets straight away, got them checked over (and their other injuries treated) and got them started on feeling better and now they're happy, healthy little tykes.
Rico is approximately 12 weeks old and a mixed breed (no guesses on breed - even his official paperwork says cross breed, you'd need a DNA test to know for sure). He is currently in a foster home with other dogs, cats, pigs and sheep. He currently ignores the cats so a home with a confident cat while he is still little could work with proper introductions (results may vary, no guarantees). He is still a baby and is currently teething so he chews everything and takes lots of naps.
A home where he will be raised to be a great member of doggy society by being included in family outings where he can safely learn about the world, going to cool things like puppy preschool and obedience training will be important for Rico. As he is still a baby, a home where someone is there (or with him) for most of the day is a must. If there are children in the home, gentle children over 10 would be best.
Rico is a sensitive boy who has had a rough start and although he has bounced back quickly, as with all our Poundies, we only recommend positive force free training methods.
Can you offer Rico lots of love, a warm bed, regular flea and worm treatments, quality food, daily walks when he's old enough and lots of toys to play with?
As with all Pound Hounds, Rico must be allowed to be inside the home (this includes to sleep) so he can really be a member of the family.
ADDITIONAL INFO: Gentle children 10 and over