Hi there! I'm Milo and I am enjoying spending time in a foster home to help me feel less worried about life. Milo is a young, energetic dog, thought to be a collie/ shepherd type mix. He has lots of potential and needs a home that is committed to ongoing training. Milo has a really sensitive side to his personality and can become worried, needing extra support to help him adjust in situations he finds unnerving. He needs an active home as he is very athletic - he'd really enjoy getting involved in agility, disk-dog, cani-x, obedience, working trials (though would find the activity levels at shows or competitions too much) .....mind games and physical activity is what keeps him happy! Milo can be worried by new people and this will require management and continued training long term, he will require an adult only home. He is generally social with other dogs, he may be able to live with a similar sized/ larger female or very steady older male however there would need to be careful consideration of matching characters. He is not suited to live with cats or other animals/ birds. New owners will need to continue to build up his confidence travelling in the car, he is worried by high traffic areas so these need to be avoided. He occasionally has accidents in the home, but is mostly house trained. Milo is worried by lots of activity and noise so consideration needs to be given to ensure his home environment and areas he is exercised will suit, his confidence is growing well already with training. Milo is a popular character with staff and volunteers however he does need an experienced home with knowledge of his breed type and time to devote to longer term management and training. Milo's early life, at critical stages in his puppy development, were not good and this has had an on-going negative impact on him. His behaviours stem from a lack of confidence and conflict emotionally over his need for reassurance verses a need to escape or react to his fears. Milo is a wonderfully athletic, seriously smart young dog with lots of potential ready and waiting to develop skills further in the right home with the right person! He needs and deserves that special home, the right environment, lifestyle and experience from guardians who he can bond to and gain continued understanding and support, we hope they are out there somewhere.
As the owner you are responsible for providing everything your dog needs to keep them healthy and happy:
· Companionship - Dogs are very social and love spending time with people and sometimes other animals.
· Physical exercise - At least a couple walks a day.
· Mental Stimulation - Activity that keeps their mind busy / training.
· A healthy diet - Normally two feeds a day of the food type and quantity appropriate for the dog. Access to clean, fresh water.
· Veterinary care - When needed. Annual health check.
· Comfortable environment - Not too cold, hot, draughty or damp, where they can rest.
· Respect of their needs - Especially ensure children know how to behave around dogs to help them build a lasting friendship.
Each dog has specific needs, depending on its age, breed and type. For more info on caring for your dog please order our free pet care guide here: Pet Care Guide