Dog for Adoption – Location West Wales
Basil is a very friendly, affectionate, playful and cuddly Crossbreed Sheep dog for adoption, who is looking for his loving family. Basil is probably one of the gentlest dogs of this type that we have ever come across in all our years of dog rescue. He does however jump up, so wouldn’t be suitable for young children, yet places his paws so gently on your shoulders, and then implores you with his eyes to cuddle him forever, he is such a dreamy gorgeous boy!
Basil loves his walks in the countryside and simply adores life – he literally loves being around people, yet he does have an independent side, so off-lead training is and will be a challenge for him, as he is only cuddle oriented, not food focused. We love Tamar Geller‘s Loved Dog Method of teaching!
Basil was rescued from the side of the road with a broken neck, completely quadruplegic, yet with treatment, a brace to stabilise his neck and later a transition to a raw diet, he miraculously went on to completely recover all mobility and now can run, jump and play, just like any other active youngster. All of our dogs have lived their whole lives in family groups in an open space, kennel free environment and it is therefore quite a shock for them to suddenly be an only dog. For this reason, Basil’s new family needs to be willing to visit him many times so that he is already comfortable with them before he goes home with them.
Holistic Rawfeeding Rescue
We are a holistic rawfeeding rescue, so as with all our rescue dogs and puppies for adoption, Basil is being fed a natural raw diet and is currently being fed Paleo Plus Totally Chicken for improved health and longevity.
As a rawfeeding rescue, we ask that this diet is continued in his new home as he loves it so much! We provide full advice and support as standard for anyone who is new to rawfeeding dogs or holistic priniciples.
In line with holistic priniciples, Basil has been neutered via vasectomy to retain hormone health for it’s many health benefits.
Dog Adoption Info
Basil currently weighs approx. 30kg, born Sept 2017 (est.)
Dog Rescue Adoption Donation applies.
Homecheck by your chosen dog applies to see if he likes his new home! Our Dog Adoption process involves several visits to get to know your dog, and for your dog to get to know you, so that the rehoming is not a shock away from all that he knows and is simply a natural transition to his new family. We find that this helps our rescue dogs to settle into their new home with less stress and anxiety and makes for much more successful adoptions.
For this reason, we only rehome within travelling distance of our base in West Wales at the moment. Full lifetime rescue backup and adoption contract applies, so if for any reason our dog is not suitable or circumstances change, we require the dog to be returned to us.
Please email contact us for more information about dog adoption or phone 01239 841721
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** We are just a very small team here in the UK, so we are currently only able to consider adopters within travelling distance of our base in West Wales, due to the practicalities of journey times for post-adoption back-up and support from our sanctuary. We apologise if this leads to disappointment, however we have found through experience that more local dog adoptions do not overstretch our limited resources. Thank you for your understanding!