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Tico is a beautiful young boy Podenco Andaluz x, with a short and shiny black coat, with white chest and four white paws. He is just two years old, and he is of  medium size.
Podencos are frequently abused and abandoned, when hunting  season is finished, and poor Tico was found  tied to a chain in the middle of nowhere, just skin and bones.
The little lad was scared, and he had obviously been abandoned by the hunter who would have have no longer needed  him. Once we cut the chain to release him, he immediatly trusted us, and he allowed us to pick him up.
Despite so terrible an experience, Tico is a very nice, gentle and affectionate boy, just a little bit timid at the beginning  with new people he dosnt know, but in a very short time he gains trust.
He learned to walk fine on lead and enjoys his walks but as he hasnt got recall he needs to remain on lead until he has bonded with his new owners, and is trained in commands.
He likes other dogs and cats.

Tico is very good in the car and visiting the vet.

He is a young and health boy, and he needs daily exercise, he loves walk and run, of course in a safe enclosed area.
A family with active lifestyle who enjoy walking or a large garden would be the best home for him.

He loves to play, so a family with another dog would be perfect!! and we think he will like living with children over 10 years.
His Best Points :
Tico is super  bright and intelligent, very affectionate  and extremly loyal  with his family.

Foster Report :
Tico respond well to a positive reinforcement training, like  little treats or caresses.
Very gentle, friendly with dogs and cats, despite his hunting instinct .
Tico is very obedient and loves to please his owner.
Dog Details :

Breed :    Podenco Andaluz x

Age :        2 years

Gender:  Male

Height:    Medium

Living with dogs :   Yes

Living with cats :    Yes

Living with children :  Yes over 10 years

NEEDS to live with another dog   Maybe

Health:   No health issues notified

Neutered:  yes

Current location
In a foster home in Spain can travel to the UK once he has a home to go to in February

Adoption Fee : £365 – to be paid direct to the Spanish rescue to cover new, excessive, extra EU travel costs, via UK bank account

NOTE – Homecheck : All our adoptions are subject to successful homechecks. There is now a deposit for all homechecks of £25 which is deducted from the adoption fee.

If the homecheck fails the £25 will be reimbursed.

If people withdraw after the homecheck this is non refundable.




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If old enough they will have been neutered, if too young the new owners will need to ensure this is done.
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Leaving dogs a long time on their own means they are highly likely to develop separation anxiety which is distressing for them and everyone in their new home.

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