Apr 23, 2019

Breed: Canberra combo Size: Large Age: 12 to 18 months  
Contact: Jill,
Activity: Moderate

Thank you for considering an ARF dog. Most dogs receive several enquiries, and we aim to match the right dog to the right home so that they can enjoy a happy life together. If your enquiry is unsuccessful, rest assured that the foster carer has carefully based their decision on a thorough knowledge and understanding of the dog’s needs.

Martin is assessed as being in the Silver category in our Perfect Match system and will be desexed, microchipped, vaccinated, wormed and available for $350 (incl GST) once his quarantine and vet work are completed.

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Meet Martin, our newest foster dog who appears to have settled in comfortably after just 2 days in his new family. Martin is a very tall handsome young man, an interesting mix of forebears. I think there must be some Great Dane in there , perhaps some Labrador retriever, a bit of bull arab. And where did those white paws and tiny white tip of tail come from? Was great grandpa a border collie?

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It all went into the making of Martin, who is a very affable young dog, perhaps 12 to 18 months of age, but with advanced social skills. He loves people, and is always ready to cuddle up or roll over for a belly rub. He is very responsive , and already has a nice sit, waits patiently in a sit for his dinner, and gets on well with the other dogs. He is not a guarder, though fed separately from the other dogs at this stage.

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He reads the other dogs well when told to stay away from their territory, and gives our resident cranky old man [dog] space.
He is delightful to walk, and doesn’t know what pulling on the lead is. He does not walk at heel-he rather reaches thigh level. The advantage is not having to bend down much to pat him or deliver treats. He has conquered the dog door, though he has to duck a bit, and has confidently explored his new environment. He appears to be house trained and he certainly knows what a lounge chair is.

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At night he will negotiate to come to bed with you, but when negotiations fail he settles for the night in his own bed. He has interacted with children racing around him and toddlers, and calmly sought pats and treats from them.

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Martin appears to be pretty perfect. He has just been looking for people who will take him in and not be intimidated by his size. I’d keep him in a heartbeat if we didn’t already exceed capacity in this house.

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He does still jump up a bit when greeting, but at least his paws fit comfortably on the shoulders and we can see eye to eye. And bench surfing is a breeze. Just don’t leave the sausages out to defrost.

Martin will need a home with people comfortable being up close and personal with a big dog, with tall fences. Kids and other friendly dogs a bonus. Some training required, but a quick learner.

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