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Blake, Shepherd x Rottie, DOB 02.08

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    Blake, Shepherd x Rottie, DOB 02.08
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    His Story: Blake was brought home as a 12 week old pup to live with 2 brothers in a flat in London. They loved him dearly, but were evicted last week and had to give him up.

    Salient points: Blake is 75% German Shepherd and 25% Rottie. Sheltered upbringing living in a flat without a garden. Good with older children and most people, but can get nervous soon settles. Needs fairly quiet household. Needs gentle introductions on walks and he soon settles.

    Advert: Blake has the rich colouring of his Rottie lineage and the shape and temperament of a Shepherd. Walks nicely on the lead and used to London Park walks, but owner kept him away from dogs and always walked him on a muzzle as he can demonstrate fear reactions. His owner played it safe since he was attacked as a pup. He is settling well around dogs in the kennels and doing shared walks very well. A favourite of the staff and went down really well in the vets. He gives off a gentle, vulnerable air. Blake could live with another confident dog or as a only dog. He is housetrained, used to being left and non destructive.

    Blake is a loving and gentle dog who can be nervous of 'new', but usually settles very quickly. At worst gives a couple of 'warning barks' moving forwards. Blake has already built his confidence. He is for the first time enjoying the free running in the paddocks of the kennels. He needs dog experienced owners who will find he comes on really well and will see a different 'sure' dog in 3 months post homing. A foster place would obviously help tremendously if with other role model dogs. Blake has head turning qualities and needs the 'right' family who will truly adore him and all he is.

    "Please note that this dog is currently in kennels and is also available for foster until a 'forever' home is found".

    Please visit our FORUM to see this dogs individual thread, find out more about them and follow their progress – Rescue Remedies.myfastforum.org :: Blake Shepherd x DOB 02.08 Croydon Surrey Kennelled.

    If you are interested in re-homing please visit our website www.rescueremedies.co.uk and complete our homing questionnaire so we can ensure our dogs are matched and will suit your circumstances/lifestyle.

    For daily updates click our forum logo on our homepage and you will find the full range of dogs that are available for homing - Rescue Remedies.myfastforum.org :: Index.

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    Blake found his forever home!

    With the kind permission of Blake’s new forever family, here are photos of them preparing to set off for Essex with the 'superstar' & his new friend Tilley ...

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    Blake was returned on Tuesday. He had a fabulous weekend and although he proved himself in so many areas he also showed that he isn't that all singing all dancing dog YET! He was off the muzzle in a crowded public area and he obviously got nervous about a person walking by close and snapped out catching their arm. It was a shock to all and he did draw blood. He has never been exposed to that kind of setting to our knowledge as he owner always muzzled him on his walks. He can get nervous with introductions and in the unfamilar. So sadly Blake has come back and he must be given slow careful rehab. to build his confidence, trust and skills up so he recognises he has no need to guard and protect. Blake has gone into a foster home with other dogs to work towards this end.

    Here is an update from his fosterer...

    "Hey guys well just a quick note to say Blake has settled in well so far few issues sorting out pack order and think Spud (GSD X Collie also fostered) is a bit upset that he doesn't have me to himself anymore, will keep you posted, but so far so good.

    Blake was a great traveller in the horsebox and really enjoyed being up high where he could see lots. Think he is a little bit in love with Vixen, but in a good way. She is a great role model.

    First afternoon here and already chilling out


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    What a gorgeous looking cross. Shame about snapping at that passer by D=

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    A few more photos of Blake ... get ready to drool ...

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    We are delighted to announce Blake has moved into his new home. He is sharing his life with a rather wonderful 'Battersea babe' who had more extreme issues than Blake in her first few years and has since settled. Dee has just informed us that Blake went to bed early on his first night ... a sign of how relaxed he is in his new family.
     
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    Blake was really in quite good form today. He was cheerful and although painfully thin, his coat is thick and he has a sparkle in his eye and a lovely wet shiny black nose! It was my first time walking him and he was sweet, kind, showed me the ropes and behaved like a perfect gentleman.
    Buddy came with us some of the way, but then we peeled off as Buddy was being a bit overbearing and Blake just fancied a chilled walk on his own.

    The lovely Blake looking the handsome suave fellow that he is -:
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    And being a complete softy and enjoying a cuddle-:
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    i'm glad he found his forever home, but whyis he so thin?
     
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    Blake hasn't found his forever home! He is in kennels and still waiting for someone to spot him and offer him a home. He has lost weight from the stress of kennel life sad to say. :(
     
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    oh right, i must have got confussed as from the previous post it stated that he had moved in to his forever home. that a shame for the poor boy.

    hopefully someoen will spot him soon!
     
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    Fingers crossed that it won't be long.
     
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    An update on Blake from one of our lovely walkers:

    “Blake was up for walking today, but Lorraine kept him to the softer ground for the sake of his pads. No muzzle today, he met some other GSDs and other dogs and was fine. He is responsive and a reassuring hand on his collar seems to give him confidence to not worry. He was really delightful, but sadly his hind quarters are looking somewhat wasted and his coat rather lacklustre”.

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    Blake would really benefit from some TLC in a foster or forever home!
     
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    A friend of our rescue with a photographic eye very kindly came down today to take some photos and these really capture our gorgeous Blake -

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    You can see the weather wasn't fantastic but this boy has the where with all to make everything worth it -

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    After all that work - puppy sit :roll:

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    Well what's going on over there, then?

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    Oh those eyes :!:

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    He is absolutely stunning, hope he finds a home soon
     
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    Oh he is stunning! Is he not available for fostering? I hope he finds a home soon. Beautiful!
     
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    Yes he is available for fostering.
     
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    He is beautiful !! I can't believe he's still on here.
    How long can he tolerate being left alone for ?
     
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    Any dog should be in a home where they are not be left for more than 4 hours.
     
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    May i ask where he is located? I'm presuming he doesn't like cats? Thanks
     
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    Blake is currently in kennels in Farnham in Surrey. I believe he is a no to cats.
     
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