We had been looking for a dog for a while after loosing our previous dog sometime before in 2016... Having a young child meant we were keen to have a dog that was of course child friendly but who could fit easily into our routine too. I'd come across Wild at Heart on Instagram and started to research them and how the process worked.
After an initial email we had a call from Alicia with whom we were able to discuss what we were looking for in a dog; child friendly, dog friendly, over 1 year in age and medium size. That was pretty much our criteria. We didn't mind bread or an older dog etc.
We were told that once a dog came up that matched our criteria we would receive an email with some photos and details. However; we got a call, in less than a week to say that Hugo, a poodle cross from Cyprus had been let down by his previous adopters and was needing a forever home. He meet all our criteria which was great... But he was arriving in a week. So, we took a chance after seeing just one picture to give this wee dog a chance and a loving home.
Well, all i can say is that we made the right decision... Hugo has been a superstar; he came 'home' at 4am after a long trip from Cyprus and settled right away. He explored a little, ate a great deal then slept, on our bed! But we wouldn't have had it any other way.
From day 1 he wasn't fazed by anything; traffic, people, dogs, our little girl. He took it all in his stride... He is just so gentle, happy and chilled out. He loves to play but equally sleep :) and and at doggy training classes, picked up tricks and manners super quickly.
I love watching the relationship between him and our little girl develop into something that will bring a lifetime of memories for both of them; They play together, relax together and he even cuddles up to her at nap time. He is the perfect gentleman!
People always comment on how well-natured and behaved he his and when I say he was a rescue from Cyprus they can't believe it. He's definitely flying the flag for rescue dogs and Wild at Heart foundation.
It's only been a month since he arrived, but it feels like he's been here forever and we wouldn't change him for the world.
Thank you for allowing us to give him a forever home!