Adoption Status: Available to Adopt
Foster Status: In foster care
DOB: 13 weeks old (DOB 26 April 2022)
Breed: Both parents are known and are a mix of Whippet, Aussie Cattle Dog, Labrador & Terrier (Foxy/Jack Russell type Terrier)
Size: Romeo is likely to be a slim medium approx 20ish kgs
Fencing Requirements: Minimum 1.5m or higher secure, dog-proof fencing around the home
Hobbies: Learning new things, playing with his toys, playing with his brother and sisters and other doggy friends, relaxing in the sun, naps, doing zoomies, hanging out with his older doggy foster brother, sniffing all the smells, exploring, snuggling up in front of the fire.
Good Habits: Great with adults and kids, cuddly but also independent (not clingy), VERY smart, learning "sit" and "bed" (bed is not a fave...haha), VERY dog social and listens well when older dogs tell him no, great with kids, learning toilet training, crate trained, food motivated
Bad Habits: Romeo is still too young to have any bad habits just yet but is teething at the moment so everything goes in the mouth...
Personality Type: Medium energy, playful, great company (affectionate without being needy), very sweet nature, independent, happy
Special Requirements: None that we're aware of
Ideal Home: Romeo would love to find a happy, fun home with or without children. He is living with a young child in his foster home and is a good boy, but he IS a puppy so would recommend a home with children over 5 years. He's great with other dogs, having been well socialised with all different sizes, so a home with another dog would be a bonus (he adoooores his doggy foster brother and follows him everywhere). He's a medium energy guy and will likely need a home where he got out for good (minimum 1 hour) adventures every day when he's old enough, we suspect he'd be a fab running or hiking bud - at the moment he still takes lots of naps in the sun after a big play session with his sister. Romeo is still a baby so will need someone home with him for most of the day.
Adoption Fee: $350
You could just melt when this little guy looks deep into your eyes. He's got a heart of gold and he just wants to give you all the love he has.
It's not often we get pups into our care that we can say had the very best start in life, but we can with Romeo and his siblings! Romeo is part of an "accidental" litter, but lucky for him, he was born into a home with people who cared about his welfare. He's been well taken care of and has had the added bonus of being able to stay with his mum (and dad) until he was 11 weeks old. In that time he's been well socialised with people and other dogs, has had regular flea and worm treatments and plenty of food. This all means that he's a beautifully socialised boy, with a gentle and fun nature, who is confident and happy and in really great condition (even our vet was impressed!)
Romeo is SUPER smart, loves food, loves toys and loves people which all adds up to a kid who is VERY easy to train and picks things up quickly. He's not a needy guy though, quite happy to hang out and chill in your general vicinity without needing to be all over you - whether that's enjoying the sun on the deck or chilling beside you on the couch - he's just happy to have you around but also fine to do his own thing.
Romeo's foster parents have been working very hard to help him with learning all the things like house training (he's got it nailed! He'll even tell you when he has to go outside) and basic manners (already knows sit and bed - although sometimes he doesn't want to go to bed and will run and hide under the couch where he thinks you can't see him haha) and he's loving using his brain for treasure hunts and kibble scramble games! This guy loves to use his nose, so a home where his family will make use of those talents by taking him on lots of "sniffy walks" and teaching him fun tricks would be fab. He adores other dogs and has had plenty of socialisation with them (big and small) as well as cats (likes to follow them around and sniff their butts) so with ongoing training could potentially fit in just about anywhere.
Romeo would very much love a home where he got to be with her hooman during at least some of the day, she's still a baby so does need someone home at the moment. A home with kids (preferably over 5) and another dog would be awesome (he's living with a toddler and adores his doggy foster brother, he follows him everywhere), but we think he'd adjust to being an only child too (if he got lots of play time with other doggy friends of course!)
Romoe is an awesome guy and the best of both worlds - adventure kid AND chill out buddy - what more could you want!
Can you offer Romeo a safe forever home full of adventures, company, quality food, a warm bed, regular flea and worm treatments, and most importantly loads of love for the rest of her days?
As with all Pound Hounds, Romeo must be allowed inside the home (this includes sleeping) so he can really be part of the family.
These are truly wonderful, gorgeous natured pups and are going to make wonderful family members.