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Special boy Niko arrived in our care as an unclaimed stray. It was clear when he arrived he could not see very well, we suspect that he has had some previous trauma to his right eye resulting in permanent damage, and we suspect he has a cataract in his other eye. However he is not in pain and he copes very well with his poor eye sight. He also arrived with nails so overgrown they were cutting into his paws, causing infections, which have now been treated and healed. Despite heading into his twilight years, Niko enjoys his walks (although not a fan of the rain!) and he makes a steady walking companion. He is a sensitive soul, who can be a little worried around other dogs and he prefers to keep himself to himself but loves people. He will make a wonderful companion for a special person willing to give him the home, love and security that he so deserves.

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  • Breed
  • French bulldog
  • Age
  • 11 years 5 months old
  • Weight
  • 13kgs
  • Sex
  • male
  • Reason for arrival
  • Stray
  • Can be left alone?
  • building up to 1-2 hours on occasion
  • Can live with dogs?
  • No
  • Can live with cats?
  • No
  • Can live with children?
  • Yes (12+)
  • Garden required?
  • Yes
  • Toilet trained?
  • Yes
  • Travels well?
  • Yes
  • Knows basic commands?
  • Yes
  • Friendly with strangers?
  • Yes
  • Can live in a flat?
  • Ground floor flat with direct access to a private garden
  • Social with dogs on walks?
  • Prefers not to interact with other dogs
  • Needs to attend training classes?
  • Dependent on your level of experience
  • Daily exercise required?
  • Up to 1 hr gentle exercise
  • Medical conditions?
  • Yes (see notes)

Other Notes

Niko builds very strong bonds and he can become upset when left alone. He is looking for a home where there is someone around for most of the day and where they will build up the time he is left alone slowly. We feel Niko would be best suited to being the only pet in the home and he could live with sensible children from 12 years of age and upwards who are used to being around dogs. He is a brachycephalic breed type, therefore his adopter will need to be knowledgeable about brachy care and have researched his breed. His eyes will need monitoring for redness or discomfort, if they do become painful then they may need removing in the future. He has been neutered, microchipped and vaccinated and is up to date with flea and worm treatment. He has also been health checked and behaviourally assessed. Niko is a lovely boy who is looking for a loving retirement home, where he can feel safe and loved, have gentle walks and plenty of cuddle time on the sofa.

Foster Carer Comments

Lisa - Head of Operations: I have not fostered Niko, but if I could, I really would! He is just the sweetest boy! A real love bug! You could not meet a more affectionate dog. He loves having his tummy rubbed and also a good chest massage, and if you stop , he will politely give you his paw to request more attention. Only one lucky family will be lucky enough to adopt this special boy, I only wish it could be me. Sue - Receptionist: Sweet Niko has been hanging out with us behind Reception for the last few weeks.  He has been the perfect Reception ‘Assistant’, he is quiet, well behaved, and sweet natured, always happy to have a snuggle when asked, pretty much the perfect dog! Anyone wants an affectionate and undemanding doggy companion, should consider this lovely dog.’  

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