Mochi

MOCHI:
10 month old cross breed puppy in CYPRUS medium size, weight is approx 12kg (he will need to live with a resident dog)
ADOPTION OR FOSTER – we must get him on our August flight.

Sadly, the stories of neglect to dogs in Cyprus just never stops, Mochi and his brother Bertie were both found in May in a Pound, in conditions that can only be described as a filthy hell hole. They would have been strays, wandering the street before ending up in this godforsaken place. They had nothing to sleep on, only the cold, soiled concrete floor, caged for 24 hours a day, barely any food, only fed scraps if they were lucky. Mercifully all the dogs were rescued so Mochi and his brother went to one of our Shelters. It is absolutely heartbreaking what these souls have been through.
He has never had a family to love and cuddle him, he has never known what it is like to sleep on a soft bed or the comfort of a sofa of his own, he has only known cruelty and hunger.
He is slowly gaining confidence and is a very active 10 month old lad with high levels of energy. He gets along with other dogs and is very playful with his brother and his love for balls is evident.
Mochi is very wary with people he doesn’t know he will avoid contact initially but after a while he will remain still to be stroked, however remaining nervous. Considering what this poor lad has been through in his 10 months of life this is totally understandable. He will need lots of time and patience to gain his trust in people. He is a delightful lad.
Given that he will not have learnt how to be a puppy, he will no doubt, if left alone and unsupervised, he could very well end up chewing things he shouldn’t. Living in a Shelter this has not been possible to test. Given his high levels of energy he will need to be mentally stimulated as well as plenty of daily exercise.
MOCHI’S IDEAL ADOPTER/FOSTER:
Bearing in mind that Mochi is very active, he will suit an experienced active family, or an experienced single person with a large garden to burn off any excess energy that he has. A quiet rural area would suit him best. Only families with children over 10 years old can be considered. A family where someone is home much of the day and will give him plenty of love and re-assurance that he needs and to continue with his basic training.
Mochi gets along very well with other dogs and loves to play. He must live with a resident dog so that he can learn, gain confidence and be reassured by the resident dog that his adopters are good people and that they will love him unconditionally and are not going to beat him. He can live with Male, Female medium to large active dogs.
Like many rescue dogs he is not housetrained so will need patience and guidance from his adopter to teach him and for them to learn his signals when he asks to go out. Some dogs can be very ‘subtle’ with their signals so you will both learn. He will also follow the lead of resident dog.
He will need someone who will continue with training, he is bright and eager to learn. He will need to learn the basic’s which include training to loose lead walking and recall.
Although he has not been assessed with cats, due to his energy levels, rehoming him with cats is to be avoided as everything is a big game to him and there would be a good chance that he will chase, even if it’s just to play.
We would love Mochi to find his forever home and to have a family of his own who will shower him with love and kindness that he so deserves.
Rescue Back Up (RBU) by Stronger Together Animal Rescue (STAR)
UK registered Charity 1168941
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More About Mochi

  • Sex: Male
  • Colour: Black - with Tan, Yellow or Fawn
  • Age Group: Young adult
  • Breed: Mixed Breed
  • Age: 11 months.

What you should know

  • Can live with cats: Unknown
  • Good with dogs: Yes
  • Needs resident dog: Yes
  • Can live with children: Unknown
  • Adoption Coodinator: Mrs Christine Malin

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