Would you like to offer a home to a beautiful, adventurous rescue dog?
Pablo’s early history is unknown. He was found at an isolated Auckland dog park, emaciated, bald and begging for food. Whether he was lost or abandoned, no-one came forward for Pablo when we advertised him. We took this fun-loving dog under our umbrella and had him vet checked, registered, neutered, micro-chipped, vaccinated, flea and worm treated… and have grown to dearly love him and his exuberant zest for life.
His age and breed(s) are also a mystery so our vet has estimated that he is a Labrador X aged between 3-5 years.
During his time with us Pablo has rapidly progressed in his training and learned so much from coaches, kennel staff and our dog walking volunteers. He’s learning how to enjoy human affection, to travel in a car, to walk on a leash, to sit, shake hands, to go into water and (most times) come to the call. He is still learning how to remain calm in exciting, unexpected situations and how to lay quietly at a café or when his walker stops to chat with someone. To ensure a strong and respectful bond is formed, Pablo’s successful applicant must undertake a series of group dog training sessions with him as a condition of his adoption.
Due to his days of starvation, Pablo guards his food; because of this and his spurts of boisterousness, we are seeking a calm adult home with an active individual or couple who have dog experience and a willingness to continue training him. Ideally Pablo would be the only animal in the home – although he does enjoy the company of other dogs. Pablo is an intelligent, confident dog without obvious separation, anxiety or fear issues. He needs a firm and loving caregiver to help him to understand the complexities of living with humans.
Pablo the loving, the happy, the soulful, is also Pablo the playful. He’s keen to fetch and carry balls, pinecones and sticks and to bring them back to his caregiver. He expresses his happiness by rolling in the grass and goofily mouthing those he loves. We are teaching him that mouthing hurts and is inappropriate… and he’s learning fast.
We are looking for a home for gentle Pablo where he will be with a human friend most of the time. He will be a fun, loyal and loving companion and, after his ordeal with homelessness (and whatever came before that), we very much look forward to placing him in a home where he will be cherished for the rest of his life.