Size: small, shoulder height: 40cm, 50cm long, weight: 12 kg
Vet Checked: Yes
currently in a foster home in Northern Spain
Other Dogs in the Home: Yes
Other Dogs Outside: Yes
This lovely boy is Rayo, a small podenco cross of about 2 years of age. He is a little ray of sunshine who appeared in our lives as a stray. We believe he may have been abandoned by a hunter, as is often the case with Podenco mixes who aren’t good at their “job”. This breed is one of the most mistreated in Spain, but luckily for Rayo, he’s now safe in the care of his foster home in Northern Spain and ready to find his forever family.
Rayo was very shy and nervous when he first arrived. He just needed some time to learn to trust people again and his foster home have worked brilliantly with him. He now knows how great it can be to receive affection and attention, and has been learning all about life in a home.
Rayo will need ongoing training once he’s adopted, as he may be experiencing life in a home for the first time. He needs routine and consistency to encourage his housetraining and manners and gentle encouragement when he hears unexpected noises on his walks and is meeting new people. Rayo is a sensitive but positive boy, always trying to please and he’s doing so well in adapting to all the changes around him.
Rayo is social with other dogs and also behaves well with cats after a right introduction. He travels well in the car and knows how to walk on a lead and he absolutely loves being outdoors. He still doesn't like to be left alone at home, so his future parents have to be willing to keep working on this issue. Podencos are active dogs and he will need a family who have the time and energy to get him out and about regularly. A fully fenced and secure garden would be a great plus for Rayo, and we feel he could happily share with a canine companion. Rayo will travel microchipped, vaccinated, neutered and tested for Mediterranean diseases. He can be adopted in England and Wales (NOT Scotland). If you are looking for a life time companion who will enjoy to share your outdoor activities with you then don't hesitate and get in touch with us regarding Rayo.
I am affectionate and love to get cuddles
I enjoy the company of people
I am playful and love to run
I love my exercise and need an active home
I need a home that is at ease with my kind of dog, who have a good understanding and experience of dog behaviour.
I need a home that is happy to keep training and educating me
My family should be outdoor active and happy to go out during all seasons, also winter ;)