What a guy! Otis has been with us at Leeds for quite some time, and what a journey he has been on. Otis is an incredibly friendly lad and really enjoys being around both people and dogs. When he first arrived in kennels, his world fell apart and his anxiety manifested in humping people and grabbing at the lead when on walks. These behaviours became a very consistent coping strategy for Otis and made it difficult to do much with him, so our training and behaviour team set out to teach Otis some new strategies to help him cope with everyday life. Otis has done fantastically with his training, and he is more than ready to take the next step and find his forever home.
Type of home needed
Due to Otis living in kennels for a long time, we're looking for a home that he will be able to transition into easily without too much to get his head around. He is good with dogs, but we think it'll be easier to settle him in as an only pet. Once settled however, there's potential that another dog could be introduced in time. He is looking for an adult only home with few visitors. He is worried about heavy traffic, so can't live directly on a main road, however he does travel really well which opens up walking opportunities. Part of Otis' training plan involved teaching him to be behind a baby gate to help manage his exuberance, so a house where baby gates can be easily installed will be hugely beneficial for everyone involved! Otis will need a family who are interested in training to continue the great stuff he's already learnt. He is an absolutely gorgeous smush of a dog, and whoever takes him on will be very lucky indeed. Here is a dog with bags of potential and bags of character to boot!
More about me
Otis has a skin condition that can flare up and need medication. He is also on medication to help with his anxiety, so any potential home must consider the additional veterinary costs. Otis will need a lot of meets with his new family before he can go home, so we're looking for homes within a hour of the Leeds rehoming centre.
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