Rico is a sweet handsome boy who forms strong emotional bonds and really will be your best friend. He thrives in human company. Rico is a very affectionate boy and loves to lie across your legs whilst you stroke him . His favourite thing is being stroked and being close to you. He is a very easy going boy and happy to fit into your routine -as long as he’s with you he’s a happy boy.
Rico needs to be the only pet – he cannot share his home with cats, dogs or furry pets.
Rico is house trained and lets you know when he needs to go outside. He has not had one accident in his foster home. Rico sleeps at the end of the bed and generally doesn’t move all night unless he needs the toilet. Added bonus he doesn’t snore!
Rico does have separation anxiety and doesn’t like being left alone. This is improving slowly as he becomes more settled and confident. He does bark and howl when left alone. Rico would be ideal for a home worker or someone around most of the time especially to begin with whilst he settles in his new home.
Rico loves playing fetch and will drop a ball into your hand to encourage you to play. He love’s interactive games tug of war throw etc. He likes treat filled kongs and licky mats. Rico is well behaved around food, both his own food and his human’s food.
Rico loves his walks, out sniffing around but also happy with sofa/duvet times – he really is the best companion. He likes to know what is going on – watching out the window or patrolling the back garden making sure no squirrels trespass! He is an excellent guard dog.
Rico knows most basic commands and is a very quick learner using treats as rewards. He knows sit/stay/come/on/off/toilet/fetch/drop and he will come when called. Rico is a good car traveller.
On walks, he wears a harness and a double ended lead. Rico also wears a muzzle on walks as he is anxious/reactive near other dogs. This is constantly improving when seeing other dogs now and he is a lot less stressed as time has gone on. He walks well on a short lead and is easy to walk around people being obedient and sitting at the kerb.
Rico is happy with long or short walks – he is definitely a fair weathered walker and doesn’t do rain!
Rico is an amazing faithful boy who will make an excellent companion for anyone who can give him the time love and re-assurance.
To adopt Rico, 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.