Mickey: 4 years, Neutered Male, Yorkshire Terrier

Mickey came in on the 20th of March due to a new baby in the home. He was becoming increasingly worried and reactive towards his owners and out and about. They felt that they could not cope with the situation and that Mickey was no longer happy in the home.

Mickey was a very nervous boy on arrival and took a while to get to know the staff who were looking after him. He is now a cheeky, fun boy who loves to run about and roll in the grass. He knows sit, paw and his name on command, is housetrained (used to a dog flap) and loves his walks. He can still be worried by new people, especially men and will nip if he is put in a situation that scares him. His new owner will need to be aware of this and he will need careful introductions to strangers and visitors so as not to overwhelm him.

Mickey has not been socialised in his previous home so is not too keen on other dogs. He has made a couple of female doggie friends whilst at the shelter and does show signs of wanting to play but will need some further socialisation. He will need to be the only dog in the home and could also not live with cats or small animals.

Mickey is looking for a quiet, adult only home with someone who has had cheeky little dogs before and has the time and experience to work with his behavioural issues. He will need access to calm and rural walks rather than a busy dog park. He cannot live with children of any age. Mickey is a young, lively boy so needs an active owner and plenty of mental stimulation.

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