HANDSOME Percy, an 18-month old Puggle (Beagle and Pug cross) dog, is searching for a loving family to take him on.
Percy, who is currently at Wood Green, The Animals Charity, is a bundle of fun but rescue centre staff have struggled to find the ideal home for him.
Behaviour and Training Specialist, Wendy Kruger, explains: “Percy is definitely very skilled at reading humans! He has developed his own techniques for forcing us to give him attention – his favourite game was stealing precious things and running away.
“He is actually a delight to train though and is definitely one of the happiest dogs I’ve worked with… but he has been a challenge. You have to constantly assess what he is thinking and react calmly but consistently, if you get it wrong once he grabs the opportunity and learns a new naughty trick.”
Mischievous Percy has come on leaps and bounds in the last few weeks and is learning that the best way to get attention is to be calm. The next step is to help him learn with new people and in different situations. Wood Green is now looking for new owners who can continue his learning and give him the loving home he deserves.
Wendy adds: “He is such a lovely dog and has so many good things going for him, but it’s just a case of finding an owner who won’t be seduced by his cute wrinkles and charm, and is able to meet the Percy challenge!”
Percy currently would like to be the only dog in the home so that he gets all the attention. Percy will need to live with older children and can be left home alone for short periods initially. Percy can not live with small animals or cats. If you can offer Percy a home please contact the charity at woodgreen.org.uk or call 0300 303 9333.