|Pablo will be a loyal companion to his successful applicant|
|Wednesday, 16 December 2015 00:00|
A friendly young dog was begging for food scraps and looking worse for wear when Rachel found him at an isolated Auckland dog park. He was very thin and suffering hair loss through a severe flea infestation. When she opened her car door for her own dog after their walk, the stray jumped in and wouldn't budge. Rachel named him Pablo and contacted us.
With no collar, micro-chip or neutering, we weren't surprised when nobody came looking for Pablo - we believe he was abandoned. We bathed him, had him vet checked, chipped, vaccinated, de-sexed, nails clipped, etc and soon fell in love with his enthusiastic, even-tempered nature. Pablo was unused to being on a lead, but is improving with practise and can be trusted to walk leash-free in traffic safe areas.
This happy, affectionate boy is a Labrador X thought to be about two-years old. He loves walks, fetching sticks and human company in equal measure and enjoys playing with other dogs. Having experienced starvation, he is also pretty keen on food and treats. Pablo has recovered well; his coat has grown in and he is now a healthy weight.
We are looking for a home for gentle Pablo where he will be with a human companion most of the time. Due to his energy and strength, he would be most suitable for an individual, couple or family with older children. In order to tighten up his recall and to encourage bonding with his successful applicant, a series of group dog training classes are a condition of Pablo’s adoption.
A huge thanks to Dog Protection Society New Zealand for fostering Pablo, Nose To Tail Dogwash for his complimentary bath, Rachel for rescuing him, and all of the volunteers involved in his care.