Age | estimated DOB 20.03.2020
Height to top of head | currently 25cm (measured 19.07.2020)
Weight | currently 7kg (measured 19.07.2020)
Neutered | Not yet, but will be before travel
Breed | Hound type mix
Estimated size | Large when fully grown
Mixing with dogs? | Yes
Mixing with children? | Yes
Mixing with cats? | Yes
Dumbo in three words | A little fighter
Please note that Dumbo will not be ready for adoption / ready to travel until at least September so any adoption applications will not be prioritised just yet.
Dumbo was rescued with his siblings outside of an apartment block in Bulgaria. They were all very nervous but were successfully caught and are now learning to trust people at our partner shelter in Bulgaria.
When Dumbo was first rescued he was petrified of people. He then became very sick and the shelter had to act fast and handle him, starting to administer medication and this in turn bought his trust! Dumbo is now much more confident with people and interact well with all the workers and volunteers at the shelter.
Dumbo is independent in nature and although he likes being around people, he thoroughly enjoys his own space. He will lie next to you and enjoy tummy rubs but he isn’t keen on being picked up or being a lap dog! He’s also very laid back and an absolute dream in the shelter house where he sleeps at night. We expect that he’ll initially be nervous of a new home but will quickly come around. He will be greatly missed at the Bulgarian shelter but they know he will become a wonderful family member for someone.
Dumbo has a routine of going to bed with a night time gravy bone! He loves playing with toys and is very keen to go on the group walks outside the shelter. He also likes his some comforts and snuggling down in a cosy bed with his sibling.
Dumbo gets on extremely well with all dogs and could be adopted to a home with a resident dog for company.
Dumbo was seriously ill as a tiny pup and developed pneumonia and popcorn lung. No one at the shelter expected him to survive as he didn’t eat properly for 2 weeks. However, he made a full recovery and is almost up to normal weight now. It is likely that Dumbo will have some residual damage on the lungs due to the illness but he has learned what level of exertion he is able for, without becoming out of breath. He may not be able to do huge hiking trips, may suffer more in warm weather, but he isn’t showing any symptoms of long-term implications and is a normal, cheeky and mischievous puppy. He can dig and help re-landscape the garden very nicely!less