Sex Male
Breed Shepherd Cross
Age 4 years old
Rescue date 08/03/2022
Rescued from Christchurch City Council Shelter
Size category medium
OK for first time owner? no
Energy level medium
Play drive high
Cat friendly? untested

More about Cosmo

Cosmo is a handsome 4 year old Shepherd/Huntaway cross rescued from Christchurch City Council Shelter in March 2022.
Cosmo is full of life and super eager to please his humans. He is a busy bee, with a high drive and his favourite thing to do is sniff.  Cosmo loves to run, explore & hang out with our team. He is such a loving boy, especially once he gets to know you. Cosmo adores playing with his toys, especially his tug. He is incredibly smart, and will flourish with time & energy put into his ongoing training.
Cosmo has been mixed with two female dogs and one male dog here at Dogwatch so far. He gets a bit stressed in close proximity to them, but happily ignores them at distance. He will need to be an only dog, and will not be suitable for places like dog parks. Cosmo is not suitable to be rehomed with a cat. Cosmo does well when home alone, making him suitable for full-time workers. 
Cosmo would do well in an adult only home or a home with older (16+) dog savvy children. Cosmo loves to have human interaction (he can be quite smoochy when he wants to be) but he does not like having pressure put on him and has shown tendencies to resource guard high value items such as toys, chews etc. It’s important that his adopters understands his calming and stress signals and will work at Cosmo’s pace to make sure that he is comfortable. He will need plenty of physical exercise and mental stimulation, alongside promotion of ‘calm time’ to help him settle.
If you think you can provide Cosmo with the love and time he deserves, please fill out an application form here:


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