Sex Male
Breed Mixed breed
Age 1 year old
Rescued from Ashburton District Council Shelter
Size category large
Weight 24kg
Energy level medium
Play drive moderate
Dog friendly? OK with males & females
Cat friendly? trainable
Crate trained? unknown
Toilet trained? unknown

More about Tom

Meet Tom, estimated to be a one-year-old mixed breed. Tom came to us from the Ashburton pound and has quickly won over the hearts of everyone at Dogwatch. He’s a creature of comfort who loves snuggles, blankets, and being close to his human companions.

During his time at the shelter, Tom has shown great promise. He has already mastered commands like sit, paw, and down, demonstrating his intelligence and eagerness to learn. Tom also enjoys his walks and behaves well on a lead, making him a pleasure to take out for exercise!

As Tom is new to us, but has passed his tests with flying colours! He has done well with his cat meet and greet, as well and children! He is a large breed dog and will require regular exercise, ongoing training, and support to help him adjust to life in a home environment. His ideal home at this stage would be someone who can be flexible with time as he settles. Tom has shown potential to live with other dogs as well, but would require some help.

Tom has great potential and is looking for a loving family who can provide him with the care, exercise, and affection he deserves. If you’re interested in meeting Tom or learning more about him, please visit our shelter or contact us for more information. Help us find Tom his forever home!

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