Gari

Age: 6 years

Gender: Male

Size: Medium

Location: Lightwater, Surrey

Pre rescue Gari had a rough life, he had lived over 5 of his 6 years on a 1-meter chain. Earlier this year the chain snapped and he found himself pottering around the streets, narrowly being missed by cars. This is due to the fact that he's not street savvy as well as having very poorly sight. The dog catchers caught him and he ended up in the pound. His owner was contacted but never came for him. Gari was neutered and was about to be returned on the street where he was collected from. We couldn't let that happen so we took him under our wing. He is a big boy, around 29 Kg with a big heart and a lovely sweet nature. His eye sight isn’t great (he is not blind) but that doesn’t stop him loving life and enjoy playing with other dogs and being social with people. A few words from his UK foster family: Gari most importantly is a happy loving dog. He has been 100% clean in the house. He quickly learns his way round and you would think he could see normally. At the moment we are working on stairs but it’s slow progress. He is generally quiet but has developed a voice at strange noises. He loves people and meeting other dogs (not tried cats ). He can get really excited at meeting new dogs and sometimes needs to be held back. He loves his food and we feed him with our dogs at the same time but spaced apart. He always finishes first but doesn’t try to eat out the other dog’s bowls until they’ve finished. He really loves his walks but he does get a bit nervous of noisy vehicles. On lead he is a bit challenging as everything is new and exciting and he pulls hard to sniff things. It requires a harness, 2 firm hands and 2 leads. We use a short one on the harness and a longer one on the collar (helps with guidance). He is improving every day but needs watching / guiding to save him from bumping into things. We take him to a wide-open space where he can be on a long line and have a really good run. He responds / returns well to the sound of a treat tin and calling his name. Since we have had him, he has become a lot more relaxed and doesn’t feel the need to follow you every time you move. Gari needs a loving patient home with people prepared to work with him and his eyesight issue. However, they also need to treat him like any other dog with nice walks and lots of stimulation. Gari is a quick learner and we can’t believe how quickly he has settled in. In regards to his eyesight we are having this investigated and hope to get a referral from our vets for a specialist appointment.

  • Can live with dogs

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