If you are interested in applying to adopt Holmes, click on the 'come and meet me button'. Arriving at Dogs Trust as an unwanted gift, handsome Holmes hasn't had the best of luck. Unfortunately, he is the absolute embodiment of the Dogs Trust message, "A dog is for life, not just for Christmas". This loveable lad is as intelligent as his famous namesake. He loves nothing more than investigating the outside world with his favourite humans, closely followed with a snuggle on the sofa (or on your lap) for some much-needed affection. Potential owners must live no more than 1 hour from the centre as multiple visits to his new home will be required.
Type of home needed
Holmes is an adorable chap who loves nothing more than being in your company. He is looking for a calm, adult-only home that doesn't have any visiting children. Holmes will need to be the only pet in the home, but he's happy to have calm walking buddies after an appropriate introduction. He'll need a home in a rural location, away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Being an outside kinda guy, Holmes would like a good-size, secure garden where he can play and explore safely off-lead.
More about me
Holmes has been working hard with us on making new friends at the centre but has found certain situations little overwhelming at times. For this reason, we have introduced Holmes to wearing a muzzle when out on his walks. The positive, reward-based approach we have taken with this training means Holmes sees this as no different from having his harness and lead put on. He has made huge progress with us at the centre and enjoys being out and about. He can find busy areas a bit too much, especially if it's a popular dog-walking location. Although Holmes looks strong and confident, he's actually a sensitive chap who just needs that bit of extra time to get to know new people. Once he knows you, Holmes wants nothing more than to be in your company and share plenty of cuddles. Due to his anxiety, Holmes is temporarily on medication. Potential owners should be aware that there may be a financial commitment required for medical costs.
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