Whippet cross Mick is a super affectionate, loving little dog with a big personality! He’s a real character who loves being the centre of attention and is desperate to be the apple of someone’s eye. Being such a people person, Mick is likely to struggle with spending a lot of time on his own so would prefer a home where he will have company most of the time. He is used to living in a home environment, and is clean and well behaved inside the house.
Mick does struggle with encountering dogs on walks and will currently lunge, bark, growl and snap when spotting them. In his previous home, Mick unfortunately managed to escape from his handler and bite another dog. For this reason, Mick will always need to be muzzled and kept on-lead in public. Our behaviour team are currently working with him to improve his behaviour around other dogs, and his new family will receive a training plan and ongoing support in order to continue his progress.
Since his training plan currently involves avoiding other dogs apart from in very specific circumstances, we cannot home him to an area where he will encounter lots of dogs on his walks. Mick does enjoy the company of canine pals once he has been gradually introduced to them, and would enjoy making some new walking buddies – however he does not like to share attention with other dogs, and so will need to be the only dog in his new home.
Mick adores fuss and affection and would be happy to live with older children. He’s an active boy for his grand old age of eight, and since he isn’t able to go off-lead in public, he will need a secure garden to run around in. Mick travels well in the car and is very welcoming to human visitors (more attention for him!).
Unfortunately Mick is a victim of his own good looks – a lot of people are interested in adopting him but he has some quite specific needs. Mick is looking for a family who are willing to continue working with him and able to keep him safe around other dogs. He is going to be something of a project, but give him a chance and you’ll agree that he’s totally worth it!
As per our current homing situation, please only apply to adopt Mick if the following criteria applies to you:
Experienced sighthound home or willing to follow a strict training plan
No cats or other small animals in the home (*during this time we are unable to meaningfully assess for cat tolerance*)
No children under 10 in the home (*as above, this is due to the lack of ability to follow our usual stringent assessments*)
Live within England and Wales and willing to travel to our kennels in Somerset, Gloucestershire and Buckinghamshire.
If you would like to give Mick a new home, please contact the rescue on 03000 125 125 Monday to Friday, between 9am and 4pm and ask for or send an email using the form if available.
Please use the form to send a message directly to the rescue.