Breed: American Bulldog x
Ref Number: 54
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Rehoming – Profile
Kevin was brought into us by inspectors as he was in an unsuitable home.
Behaviour observations on site:
Kevin makes us chuckle and smile every day we work with him and he will make a fantastic, furry canine companion for the right person/people.
Kevin the cool, enjoys the company of his trusted humans! He is a friendly and affectionate boy to those he trusts. He is a lovely natured dog but he can be a little suspicious and uncomfortable around unfamiliar people. While he is excitable and may make contact, he benefits from a hands off approach until he feels comfortable. This may take a few weeks or more. Kevin has benefited from having a limited number of handlers and
predictability in his day to day and has made some great progress with handling and making strong bonds.
With his trusted handlers he is a funny, cuddly, loveable goofball. He is a big strong boy and can be easily over stimulated which can lead to some pulling on the lead as an example, but he has been enjoying some relaxed walks with some amazing lead walking progress and loads of sniffing. Kevin loves to sniff! At the centre we encourage this and allow him lots of time for sniffing and free work, which we would recommend his adopters continue with him. He has a favourite ball which he uses when he needs to off-set some adrenaline, giving him security in being able to have an outlet.
Kevin hasn’t had much chance to socialise with other dogs at the centre but he is doing really well with his distance training around other dogs and has been able to go on some walks with calm dogs at a small distance apart. He is quite excitable and over enthusiastic to meet dogs so will be looking for someone to continue working with him, and help him to learn how to meet dogs in a more relaxed fashion.
His new humans will need to be patient with him and build a solid relationship with him at his pace and have a good understanding about body language and the subtle signs.
Kevin can be worried about certain things such as the vet and having certain parts of his body looked at, so his new home will need to be willing to put time and effort into building his confidence and positive associations around handling and unusual experiences. He is fully muzzle trained which we keep up regularly so that when he does have to go to the vet he can wear one comfortably.
Kevin is a quirky boy with a great character. He is very smart and eager to learn.
Kevin is looking for an experienced home with 1-2 adults only to keep things consistent for him so he can build a strong bond and ensure he feels safe and secure. He is looking for someone who will be interested in continuing his training and finding other activities to do with him; we think he’d be great at scent work or tracking activities. He will need to have access to a private secure garden to mooch in.
Adoption fee: £180 If you would like to make an additional donation over and above the adoption fee, this would be hugely appreciated.
We reserve the right to remove a reserve at any stage of the adoption process if we believe it is in the best interest of the dog.
Kevin is neutered, fully vaccinated, flea and wormed.
He has some minor skin issues around his ears which we manage at the centre with some medication, and we are hopeful that in a home some good food and supplements will be enough.
Adopters should consider that previous medical conditions will now not be covered by insurance. Adopters are responsible for the on-going medical costs once the animal has been adopted.
Cannot be re-homed within 3 miles of PO12