DOB (estimated): 10.05.15
Breed (estimated): Pointer/Labrador mix
Mixing with dogs: Yes
Mixing with children: Yes
Mixing with cats: Not tested
Country of origin: Cyprus, now in the UK (Surrey)
Tarka was dumped in a council pound in Cyprus but thankfully her beautiful nature attracted the attention of local volunteers who made sure she was looked after whilst a home was found. She arrived in the UK at the beginning of May and unfortunately the family that adopted her don't feel they are suitable for her needs and would like her to be rehomed to a home she deserves. We are therefore seeking a new home.
Tarka is a medium-large sized dog, she has the shape of a Pointer combined with the build of a Labrador. She’s an intelligent and loving dog, quick to learn and is eager to please. She has adapted very well in a short space of time within a family setting, something that she’s never had before. She has interacted with primary school aged children and is currently at a home with two children aged 8 and 11.
Tarka has been socialising well with all other dogs. With larger dogs, she is very happy to socialise and is submissive to large males. She reads body language well and responds differently to different characters. Tarka is highly trainable and since being in the UK her current home has been great to help improve her lead walking, socialisation, and basic training, so Tarka will make a brilliant companion in the right home. She has learned to fetch and drop a tennis ball, she can be let off the lead and come back when called, she will sit on command, lie down and give you her paw.
Tarka is a great outdoor adventurer. She loves her walks and running in the park, she enjoys playing in the water and finding sticks, and she loves being with people. She is very sociable and responds very well to meeting new people. Tarka travels well in the car and loves to poke her head out the window whilst driving, she’s happy to have her harness and lead put on, and she sleeps happily through the night in her crate. She is also fully house trained and already neutered.
The most suitable home for Tarka would be a home in a semi-rural area with someone who has time to train and explore with Tarka. As Tarka shows signs of separation anxiety (extremely common in rescue dogs) a home with another dog could be good for her so she can learn that her owners will come back again! She would also enjoy having a playmate.
If you're interested in offering Tarka a home please get in touch!