Two young and active large breed dogs seeking new playmate for when parents are away......
Hi, Dexter here. Let me introduce myself and my fur sister, Bella. Two large, friendly, drooly and energetic ‘pups’ who love to play, but are also very happy snuggled up next to a warm human on the sofa! We have a big family who like to travel and whilst we are lucky enough to go with them a lot of the time, sometimes we have to stay behind which is why we need new friends like you......
Bella joined the family as a tiny pup in April 2018, and whilst she has not previously been subjected to anything traumatic, she is timid and nervous, scared of her own shadow, but loves me, her big brother and the human family. But because of this, we prefer to stay home together rather than go to kennels....
We do like our walks, although we are quite naughty off lead and therefore Mum and Dad won’t allow this in case we run off (we pretend we are deaf when they call us!). We are lucky enough to live a stone’s throw from a beautiful lake which makes for nice walkies in any weather. We are both very strong dogs and will need to be lead walked separately unless a) there are of two of you or b) you are Iron Man.
We would prefer a single person, or a couple (no children) to look after us, who will ideally have experience of larger dogs. Whilst we love children, we do play rough and can’t risk causing any accidental injuries to our new friends.
I hope we are of interest to you and you want to come and play soon! + More info
Our Home & Location
We live in a four bedroomed house on the East side of Swindon, close to the M4 and A419 (main trunk roads). Although we are on a housing estate, directly opposite the house is a large lagoon, perfect for dog walks. There is off road parking to the rear of the property. The local shop/pub is a 5 minute walk and the main town is just 3 miles away. We are within a 40 minute drive of Oxford, Bath and Bristol. The historical sites of Avebury and Stonehenge are also close by (25 minutes and 45 minutes drive respectively). London is within easy reach by car (75 mins), or train (50 mins).
Responsibilities & Pets
Dexter and Bella are used to spending some time during the day on their own, but ideally should not be left for a full working day. Their daily routine consists of breakfast around 8am, followed by a 20-30 minute leisurely walk. They will be content to laze/snooze for a few hours and would welcome a further 15-20 minute walk at lunchtime. Their dinner time is around 5pm and their last walk is around 10pm (20-30 mins) prior to settling down for the night. They have their own beds, although they will always sleep either with us or on the sofa (we have a stair gate to keep them downstairs if you prefer).
Both dogs are fed a raw diet, which is ordered pre-prepared and just requires dishing up. Among the benefits, it makes them less windy and their poos are much smaller and harder, making it easier to pick up!