Can you help Nemo find his way home?
6-years-young and a handsome Labrador Cross, Nemo has spent most of his life in kennels.
Nemo arrived at the Loughborough Rehoming Centre as a stray back in 2014. To this day, he is still looking and hoping his dream family is out there for him. Whilst we adore Nemo, we would love to find this incredible dog a home.
Nemo's Dream Home:
- Adult only
Nemo can be worried by meeting new people and will show this by barking and lunging towards them. This does mean he would prefer to be walked in quieter areas where there isn’t going to be a high flow of traffic. He is likely not to appreciate a massive visitor footfall either, so any interactions with visitors would need to be managed until Nemo has developed a relationship with them and trusts them. For those visitors who aren’t going to be around regularly i.e. gas man, gardener etc, he should be secured away from them. Once Nemo has built up a relationship with you, he is extremely affectionate.
- Other pets
Nemo could live with another well matched dog – An older or calmer companion would be better suited. He can be reactive meeting dogs on lead, but with a careful introduction it won’t take them long to become the best of friends. The only consideration with another dog is considering how you would walk them both together, as this may be difficult initially. He is not suitable to live with another reactive dog. He could potentially live with a confident cat and other small animals if secured safely away.
- Leaving hours
Once settled in a home, Nemo has the potential to be left 3-4 hours, as long as he is given plenty of things to occupy him. He loves being fed in different activity toys, so it won’t require much to keep him entertained! He loves his comfy beds and toys and if living with another dog, will be more than happy to share them.
- Activity levels
Although an active dog, he is not going to be suitable for someone looking to do miles of walking a day – although Nemo may well be up for that, he does have hip and elbow dysplasia, which sometimes he forgets! He is currently being introduced to hydrotherapy and physiotherapy here at the centre, which he is starting to rather enjoy, so we would love if any potential family would be willing to continue this with him.
Nemo is not a complex character, which is why we are struggling to understand why he has been with us for so long. It is highly unlikely his reactivity is ever going to disappear and it isn’t just going to be trained out of him, but that isn’t to say Nemo isn’t manageable out and about. It just means that he may not be comfortable in the same situations other dogs may be.
He is completely house trained, has the brain of Einstein when it comes to learning and is going to make someone the most amazing snuggle buddy in the future. His carers couldn’t tell you enough about all the positives you would get if looking at adopting this beautiful boy.
If you do feel like you could offer Nemo the right environment, please do come and visit the Loughborough Rehoming Centre and enquire about him at reception.