30-08-2014 Harlo is a one year old, tan coloured, male, Shih Tzu Cross. He is a very nervous little boy who could possibly bite if pushed into the wrong circumstances. Harlo does calm down once he has been in your company for a little while. As he doesn't walk on a lead yet he will find being caught rather scary, so he definitely needs a good role model and helpful doggy friend in his new home. This will help him learn all the skills he needs to become courageous and assured. Harlo enjoys being with his kennel friends. He has come to us as part of a group from another rescue who we are helping in order to reduce their numbers and is in need of an experienced, understanding and loving home.
.....Harlo is yet another sweet little boy who is a bit nervous and learning to walk on the harness. Once in a home environment he should thrive but today two of the volunteers took Harlo into the sand school to lead train him.
.....At first he was very scared, but within 10 minutes he came out of his shell and started walking along beside them. He is a really sweet dog, but he does lack confidence so will need another dog to help him.
.....Harlo is sharing a kennel with both males and females. When he returned to his kennel after his little adventure he was delighted to go and tell the others all about it.
.....Harlo has been with us for 10 days now and what a lovely boy he is. He is very intelligent and loves a run, so if you are into agility Harlo could be the boy for you. He has mastered the toilet training, but sometimes does a little mark because we have 2 other boys in the house. He sleeps all night in our bedroom. Likes his food and eats well, will take treats from your hand and sits when asked and bribed.
.....Harlo has been good here with our dogs both boys and girls and loves to play with the little girl who came to be fostered here with us too. Once he knows you, he is extremely affectionate, and has the sweetest kindest loving eyes. He has come on so much and is a gorgeous lad to have around. He is a little nervous about having his harness and lead put on, but with time and patience this is getting so much better.
.....When out and about he gets on well with other dogs and always wants to go up and say hello, he doesnt mind what size they are, he spent a while yesterday playing fetch with a Beardie we meet on walks he is so cheeful. He is still wary of strangers bending over him to stroke him and will dart away a few feet, but will go up for a sniff and is very keen to make friends with people and I feel as his confidence grows he will master his fears. We visited a friend who had 6 dogs in their house and Harlo got on well with them all. He loves to sit on my lap while we watch television or snuggle up next to me.
.....Harley as hes known here is a real love, and enjoys long walks, so if you are energetic and into agility or just love long walks and want a special boy as a companion and have another dog to continue helping Harley with his jis recuperation. He is here and waiting for you to fill in the application form.
The adoption fee for a dog is £170 for a dog at the centre and £180 for one in foster. If your application is successful you will be home checked and you, all members of your family and any dog(s) who will be living with the dog MUST come to meet the dog you want to adopt. All our dogs are micro-chipped, have had at least their first inoculation and are spayed/neutered unless there is a medical reason for not doing so.
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