Age: 3.5 years
Bio: “Hi! Introducing me, Baxter! Labradoodle extraordinaire! You will love me as everyone does. I’m 3 and a half years old, medium size and a real stunner to look at. My coat is in good condition and with a bit of work you can keep it that way for me, and you’ll need to get me to a good groomer several times a year. I like the groomer and I behave well for them. I’m a generally loving boy, easy to hang out with and I get along with humans, dogs and cats.
I know how to sit and drop on command and can stay in my drop. I walk well on my lead & head halter. My recall is a work in progress but coming along well. I’m a good boy in the house for the most part but call me an opportunist – if I can steal something edible I will – but I’m not destructive. I’m an all round nice guy to have around and you’ll love to love me. Let’s get started now!”
Baxter’s Foster Mum: “Well, as Baxter says he is the all round nice guy for sure, but there are a couple of other points that Baxter may have failed to mention to you all. Firstly, Baxter has separation anxiety – we are working on improving his behaviour in separation situations, as well as his separation confidence, and an adopting family must be willing to continue this work, as well as making sure that you are not unwittingly feeding the anxiety itself. Settling down at night is still a work in progress and you can expect some noise from him to begin with, but he does settle down and he is crate trained.
Secondly, Baxter can climb a fence! If he feels like going somewhere or doing something different, or if he is freaking out, he can and he will attempt to take himself out of his yard. A doggy companion will not be enough to stop him trying, though he will enjoy the company of a calm polite companion, and he generally won’t try when his humans are at home with him. A standard fence will not stop him – if you want to adopt him you’ll need extra high, escape proofed fencing to tame his ability and a training plan to work on his desire to go elsewhere.
Finally, Baxter is storm phobic. Storms freak him out, he will panic and try to get away, and if he cannot do so he may hurt himself continuing to try. He will calm enough to get through the storm if he is with his humans but left to his own devices will lose any rational thoughts and go with his instincts to flee.
So, you still think you want to adopt Baxter? Send us an enquiry and we’ll send you an application form. In your application you must detail how you’ll deal with all these issues, as well as explaining all the things that make YOU the best family for Baxter. Impress us with details, plans and situation management strategies, and we’ll absolutely want to see photos/footage of your home/yard/fencing.
Baxter is looking forward to hearing from you soon!”
The adoption fee covers vaccinations, desexing, micro chipping and flea and worm treatments whilst the dog is in our care.