Hiro (Was Rufus) ^


Hiro (Was Rufus) ^ Status: Available

ID: 28224

Name: Hiro (Was Rufus) ^

Breed: Beagle cross Harrier

Age: 2 Years

Gender: Male

Adoption Fee: See below

Location: At Many Tears in
Llanelli, Carmarthenshire

If you are interested in adopting a dog that does not say it can be homed with a cat and wish us to cat test please let us know and we will be happy to do this.

16-08-21 This handsome boy is HIro. He has just turned two years old and was adopted a year ago but sadly his adopters have had to make the heartbreaking decision to return him to our care due to not being able to manage some of his issues.  He is a super affectionate little dog who is extremely energetic and highly strung.
Hiro will need a very active home with adopters who have experience of dogs with high energy and seperation anxiety. He will also need an adult only home as he is fearful of children with no cats or small furries. He is also very wary of strangers but with people he knows and trusts he loves to tuck in next to then on the sofa.
Hiro would love another dog with matching high energy to play with in his new home as he does suffer with quite severe seperation anxiety and so will need adopters who have had experience of this before and who will be willing to put in the time, effort and training into helping him through this. You will need to be aware that there won't be an overnight fix for this and you would have to be willing to manage this long term.  In his home Hiro slept downstairs with another dog, but he might need someone to stay downstairs with him for several nights until he got used to his new home. He would find it hard if there wasn’t another dog present as he has separation anxiety and he does not like to be shut in a room let alone a crate.
He is a very, very active boy who is also highly intelligent. He knows how to sit, wait, left and right and is very good at playing scent games.  He is super vigilant and knows everything that is going on. He reacts to noises outside and will bark at them. This has improved a great deal with his owners using DMT protocol (distraction, mark, treat). Their marker word is a long calmly spoken “nice” he then gets a treat (a piece of his daily kibble allowance).
Hiro does struggle to rest and can be quite highly strung, so he will need to have plenty of physical and mental stimulation in his new home to keep his mind occupied and keep him happy and calm.
We believe Hiro is house trained and he can also walk well on the lead already. He can jump very high and so he will need a very secure garden with fences that are at least 6ft high.
Hiro will make a wonderful companion in the right home with someone who was willing to put the time and effort into his training and who will stick by him and love him through thick and thin.

15-09-21 UPDATE

Spending time with Hiro is a pleasure, he is such a beautiful boy! He loves playing with his friend Olga, and as you can see from the video he has bags of energy so an energetic house hold is a must. Hiro would be suited to a home with a female resident dog his size or bigger and with someone who has the time to give him the training he needs.


All 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. 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. You must have a safe means of transporting the dog home in a crate or if this is not possible please discuss with Many Tears or the Fosterer when your application is being processed.

* Many Tears uses Vanguard to vaccinate their dogs.  However, this can sometimes be difficult to source at local vets so if you are adopting a dog or puppy that has only had one vaccination please be aware your vets may require you to start the course from the beginning.

Please read our adoption procedures before applying and then complete the adoption form.





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