Tintin's been looking for his home for over a year!
Before finding himself in England through another rescue, Tintin had been living on the streets in Spain, much like Aladdin he was scrounging for scraps and didn't have many human friends. It has taken him a little while to learn basic manners and how to be socialised with other dogs.
Cars were a big and exciting mystery to Tintin, in our Wildlife Meadow where the dogs are able to joyfully run off-lead, if a car drove by up the lane he would chase it! Some of our long standing volunteers have been getting Tintin used to the car and regularly taking him out for adventures - so he is learning cars aren't so strange!
Having been born on the streets, Tintin loves life at the Sanctuary, he has regular meals, yummy treats, walks and makes new friends often - two and four-legged! Whilst Tintin doesn't know what he's missing, we do; he is missing out on his happy forever after. Whilst we work hard to ensure no home comfort is spared for our rescues, there is no real substitute for a home and family to call their own. We want this so much for Tintin, and for him to have his second Christmas in the UK to be in his own home.
Tintin is a happy boy and loves cuddles, but as he is big and bouncy, he can get a little carried away during playtime! He is clever, so needs stimulation so he doesn't get frustrated, although he has no idea what a forever home really is, his will need lots of enrichment, and someone who is around a lot of the day with experience of dogs.
He would love to be in a family with children, but they would need to be older and bigger and know how to tell him when it's time for a time out. He has so much potential and with the incentive of of food (he is a real foodie and will sit down as soon as he thinks you have treats!), he quickly picks up training. Although he enjoys playing with other dogs, he would like to be the only dog in the home, only because he can get a bit carried away with playing. We've started positive muzzle training with Tintin and he has been marvellous with it! We call it his "treat basket"! It makes him feel safe, calm and means he can say hello to new friends without getting too excited.
There's a whole new world out there for Tintin! Could you please share his story and help him find his family?
Take a look at Tintin's profile here.