***Derek is now RESERVED. We are no longer accepting applications for Derek, thank you***
Derek is looking for a new home through no fault of his own – one of his doggy housemates has started to pick on him and their relationship has become untenable.
Derek’s a smashing boy, he’s an all rounder- his owner’s describe him as a dog that matches the mood of the house… if everyone is being chilled, Derek will be too… if everyone is being energetic, Derek will be too!
Derek is a friendly lad with a lovely waggy tail. He greets politely (he does jump up, but tentatively, and will get down when told). Derek is very food orientated, so he’s a delight to train with treats. Has a few basic commands and the ability to learn many more. He’s quite a lazy lad who enjoys comfy beds to curl up in – you’ll never catch him lying down on a hard floor!
Derek’s crate trained. He sleeps in the crate overnight in the bedroom and he also sleeps in crate when home alone – he’s great in his crate and can be left home alone for a few hours. Derek takes himself off to his crate to sleep, he likes his little safe space, so his new owners will need to be accepting of the concept of a crate.
Derek’s not destructive and doesn’t chew anything – not even his stuffed toys. However, he will eat random bits lying around, like cotton wool for eg
He’s a lovely boy to walk – he’ll pull for the first 5 minutes and then settles nicely. He doesn’t go off lead very often at the moment because he likes to chase small wildlife and then his recall fails. He is much better at recall when running with a doggy friend and will recall alongside them. With work, his recall should improve but is unlikely to ever be bomb proof. Derek LOVES to sniff, so be prepared to stop frequently on walks. He doesn’t need massive walks, a couple of good walks a day will be enough. He’ll happily wear cosy jumpers and coats in the colder months.
Derek’s not scared or spooked by anything inside or outside of the house – he’s a confident little lad. He plays nicely with toys, either on his own or with whoever is around. And he’ll play with toys with other dogs too. Derek doesn’t understand fetch, but he hasn’t really been taught, so there’s room for that game to be introduced.
Derek loves sitting on the window sill watching the world go by. He doesn’t bark at all unless another dog barks, then he’ll join in. He’s great travelling in the car and wonderful at the vets. Derek will tolerate bathing and full grooms, including the blower and ear pluck.
To adopt Derek, please complete our adoption application form. We welcome applications from across Lancashire but unfortunately we are unable to consider applications from further afield. Homeless Hounds cannot rehome dogs to families with children under the age of 5. Home check and adoption donation applies.