Age: 7 months old
Breed: German Shepherd/Terrier mix
Mixing with dogs: Yes
Mixing with cats: Not tested
Mixing with children: Yes
Country of origin: Cyprus, now in UK (N4 area)
Cosmo is an adorable German Shepherd mix of a very small size who was originally found as a stray in Cyprus with his littermate after being abandoned. He recently found a home in the UK but unfortunately he has been struggling to settle and the difficult decision has been made to rehome him and find him an environment where he feels more comfortable.
Cosmo is a comical, playful character. He loves being outside and thoroughly enjoys his walks. He is an affectionate dog and will never turn down a cuddle and is particularly partial to a belly rub and a chin scratch. He has very endearing characteristics such as scratching his own ear when he wants a cuddle, or sleeping rolled into a tiny ball at night. He also loves dried leaves (rather than sticks) and chewing on his toy hedgehog and rope bone. He socialises well with other dogs and humans and is keen to make friends with everyone.
Cosmo is incredibly smart and responds very well to clicker training. He is almost house trained and already responds to the sit command in return for a treat. He is quite a greedy little fellow though, so you need to be careful not to spoil him too much. Cosmo needs a home with lots of loving human contact and loves being around people. He likes to be close to his humans as much as he can, and preferably he could be rehomed with another dog to help boost his confidence when left alone. While he has been adjusting to London life extremely well, he doesn’t love traffic and would do better in a semi-rural area.
In his current home, the working routine of Cosmo's family means he is left alone for periods of time that he just isn't used to. His attachment to his family makes it difficult for dog walkers to gain his trust and take him out when they're not there and therefore we think Cosmo would be better suited to a home with another dog so he can follow their lead. His separation anxiety is the only cause for concern and with a more suitable environment, an already established dog, and some patient, consistent training we believe that Cosmo will overcome this before too long.
If you're interested in offering Cosmo a home please get in touch!