Spaniel Assist Rescue & Re-Homing
Forever Home Wanted
I am looking for a Forever home for Handsome Max.
Yes he has his quirks and he’s not perfect but he has so much to offer in the right home .
Please read the foster evaluation below .
FOSTER LOCATION -
NAME OF DOG-Max
BREED OF DOG- Spaniel (sussex)
SEX OF DOG -Male
COLOUR OF DOG -Tan
AGE OR DOB OF DOG- 5 years
DISTINGUISHING MARKINGS Kiss shape mark on left side of muzzle
DATE OF LAST WORM TREATMENT Sept 28th 2022
DATE OF LAST FLEA/TICK TREATMENT Oct 12th 2022
NEUTERED - yes
IS DOG CURRENTLY ON ANY MEDICATION-No
HIP OR JOINT PROBLEMS-No
SKIN PROBLEMS- No
EYE PROBLEMS-Long eye lashes can make eyes weepy
BLADDER PROBLEMS- No
HEART PROBLEMS- No
ANY OTHER HEALTH PROBLEMS AT ALL-No
IS THE DOG GOOD WITH PEOPLE -Hes a treasure. Greets everyone at the door with a whine and wag. Follows me everywhere! Loves a fuss by anyone.
Will throw his giant paws on you when he wants something.￼
HAS THE DOG BEEN IN CONTACT WITH CHILDREN- Max is great friends with my 10 year old. Max loves it when he has friends round to play as he gets lots of attention.
Hes also great with our neighbours son who is 3. He loves to sniff him when he strokes his ears.
ONLY CHILDREN OVER 12 YEARS - yes
IS THE DOG AFRAID OF OR REACTIVE TO ANYTHING - Reactivate with items he has... eg if he has nicked a tea towel he will guard it. He will growl, however easily distracted with something he can have.
IS THE DOG GOOD WITH ALL OTHER DOGS- Hes great with every dog hes met.
He lives with loki our spaniel, they get on perfectly.
Only one occasion when max tried to get a lick of his bowl did they snap. But since have shared scraps off the meat board together
HOW DOES THE DOG NORMALLY INTERACT WITH OTHER DOGS-Loves to meet other dogs
HOW DOES THE DOG REACT TO CATS - On a walk hes met a neighbours cat and wasnt bothered however i wouldn't say he could live wirh one
IS THE DOG RELIABLY HOUSETRAINED-Yes
CRATE TRAINED- He often goes in lokis crate on his own accord
IS THE DOG RELIABLE AT DOORS/GATES OR PRONE TO BOLTING? PLEASE GIVE DETAILS. He would run out an open door or gate but doesnt get far
HOW IS THE DOG ON A LEAD- He still pulls a bit but listens when you say max heal.. hes just on a mission!
He stops at curbs.
RECALL- He will come when called ( in the garden) hes not been off the lead yet whilst out
DOES THE DOG HAVE SEPARATION ANXIETY/ Hes always had loki for company.
They have the back room and kitchen when left.
Im only gone maximum 3 n half hours...
However do not leave anything on worktops he can reach..... and make sure your bin lid is secure...
IS THE DOG AGGRESSIVE WITH FOOD? TOYS? ANY KIND OF RESOURCE GUARDING - As above
We have removed a certain toy as he is super attached to it.
He will take items to his bed and was, to start with very aggressive. He liked my sons flip flops....
Over time this has improved.
He is easily distracted by a toy he can have or treat for you to remove said item.
HAS THE DOG EVER BITTEN ANYONE- Previous owner, however due to possession aggression and owner realised he was at fault and not Max .
IS THE DOG OBSESSED WITH BALLS? OTHER TOYS? No. He enjoys tug of war... but not obsessed
DOES THE DOG HAVE ANY BAD OR UNUSUAL HABITS? Talking... so funny when you copy him as he looks at you as if your mad!
Hes clumsy too...... and hops down the stairs
DOG'S FEEDING ROUTINE-FAVOURITE TREATS? He is fed twice a day. Half a mug of dried mixed dog food
WHERE DOES THE DOG SPEND THE DAY- Hes free to roam the house
WHERE DOES THE DOG SPEND THE NIGHT? FREE INDOORS? CONFINED TO ONE ROOM- Free to roam except kitchen.
DESCRIBE THE DOG'S PREFERED BEDDING AND PLACE TO SLEEP. He loves his bed but will happily climb up on a sofa..
DESCRIBE THE DOG'S CURRENT EXERCISE ROUTINE- Morning run around our garden ( its huge) then at weekends a mile lap round the field
1 x 1hr in the afternoon plus an evening stroll
Hes not an energetic spaniel....
DESCRIBE THE DOG'S ENERGY LEVELS. Low
NEEDS A LOT OF EXERCISE/TRAINING/STIMULATION? Not really
NEEDS MODERATE AMOUNT OF EXERCISE/TRAINING. Yes
HAPPY TO SLEEP THE DAY AWAY WITH REGULAR EXERCISE. Absolutely
HOW IS THE DOG WITH GROOMING? DESCRIBE HOW HE COPES WITH BRUSHING, NAILS, BATHING ETC. He hated it! Now enjoys a brush..i cant describe the sound he makes....
He likes to visit you when your in the bath .
DESCRIBE THE DOG'S BEST QUALITIES, THE THINGS THAT MAKE HIM SPECIAL. Hes a teddy bear! A clumsy goof. Hes such a character too. Those sad eyes just swallow you in.
He can be grumpy, but if you dance about he soon snaps out of it wagging his tail and wants to join in. *he loves a kitchen dance
Hes the best security guard! If you have teenagers raiding the fridge he will let you know!
DESCRIBE THE DOG'S IDEAL HOME, WHAT KIND OF FAMILY WOULD HE SUIT, AND WHERE WOULD HE BE HAPPIEST. Although he loves children, he also loves his peace. So a family would be lovely but not with a young child that wouldn't understand his boundaries.
My 10 year old can lay with him on the sofa and cuddle him but there are times max doesnt want to.
He loves to sit on the patio and watch the world go by.... a paddle in a stream..
He isnt energetic so miles of hiking wont suit him.
WOULD YOU LIKE TO TELL US ANYTHING ELSE ABOUT YOUR FOSTER DOG THAT HASN'T BEEN COVERED ABOVE? His growl... it can sound viscous but hes not.
When he has a treat or food or a toy he will warn you to leave him be. Just listen to him. Like a sulky teenager he gets miffed when hes told off
He will growl the same when hes happy!
He has a twitch.. his right hind leg will sometimes just tap.
DO NOT LET HIM LOOSE WITH CHICKENS OR SMALL FURRYS... hes a natural hunting dog!!! If they run he will chase.
We adore Max and as much as he is a huge part of our family he deserves a wonderful forever home.