Friday, December 2, 2011

Friday Find-A-Friend; Conan, Male, Bullmastiff X Boxer

Conan is a very strong boy who needs an owner who has experience with large dogs, and will be able to provide him with the training, and daily exercise Conan needs. Conan really enjoys going for a walk and will need a long walk, at least once per day. He does pull very hard on the lead, and needs further lead training- using a halti would also help. During his stay at the shelter, Conan has met several other dogs, both large and small. He is not overly excited to meet them, but is happy to have a sniff and wag to say 'Hello'. He has also been very tollerant of excitable dogs jumping all over him when they met.

If you do already have another dog and you are thinking of adopting Conan, you will need to bring your dog along to the shelter to meet him so we can see how they interact. Conan will chase small animals so will not be suited to go to a home with cats or pocket pets. Conan also tends to jump up a lot, so children should be supervised around Conan at all times, and the children need to be encouraged to participate in Conans training and general care, so they learn how to interact with him.

To ensure Conan is kept safe and secure he will need a large yard which has fences and gates that are AT LEAST 5ft high, colourbond would be best, and must be in good condition with no gaps or footholes. To help keep Conan looking and feeling his best he will need a brush once or twice a week, along with a bath every 6-8 weeks. As Conan has short coat he would also need a warm coat put on in colder weather, along with a kennel to protect him from the elements. Conan loves human company and would do best in a family who have plenty of time available for him, and will include him in the daily family routine, not leave him alone in a backyard day in, day out, as if he was, he would become bored, then possibly noisy or destructive.

Conan is available from the RSPCA Yagoona Shelter.

RSPCA Sydney (Yagoona) Shelter
201 Rookwood Road
Yagoona, 2199
ph; (02) 9770-7555

Monday to Tuesday: 9.30am to 3.00pm
Wednesday: Closed
Thursday to Sunday: 9.30am to 3.00pm
Closed on Public Holidays

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