When Jo and Chris were ready to welcome a new addition into their home, they already knew that adoption was the way to go! While they were prepared for any challenges that might come their way, the couple knew that watching a rescue grow in confidence with each passing day would be so very worth it all.

Maurice caught their eye because of how happy he looked in his photo – and who doesn’t love a happy chap! A medium-sized dog described as playful, friendly and cheeky, Jo and Chris were sure that Maurice was right for them. And if that wasn’t enough to persuade them, a video of Maurice and his siblings playing was about to: ‘They were all jumping around and we couldn’t see him. The video then zoomed in on Maurice and the lady said ‘Oh there’s Maurice, eating the paper!’ It made Jo and Chris laugh so much they knew they’d made the right decision…he still loves eating paper now!

The couple were shocked at how quickly Maurice settled in. Over time he has perfected toilet training and is learning that not everything is his to chew! He’s also growing in confidence each day, becoming more and more comfortable with the loud noises and traffic that he encounters whilst out on walkies. Watching him grow in confidence has been one of the highlights for Jo and Chris – it really is a one-of-a-kind feeling that only comes with adopting!

Maurice has certainly made himself at home…he loves to be as close as possible to his humans, completely disregarding their personal space in favour of a cuddle on the sofa. Like all dogs, Maurice brings Jo and Chris constant joy and is always making them laugh – just the other day, whilst on walkies along their local canal, Maurice got a tad too big for his boots and ended up headfirst in the water! And keeping the couple entertained isn’t Maurice’s only talent, he’s also encouraged them to embrace the great Welsh outdoors even more, challenging them to find new and exciting walkies routes – follow his adventures over on his very own Instagram @maurice_the_greek!

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