At a rescue center in Edenbridge, England, Monty has been called one of the country’s “most overlooked dogs.” For the last seven of his eight years, Monty has spent his life at a rescue. The staff at Last Chance Animal Rescue can not understand why Monty still has not found his forever home.
For Monty’s entire first year of life, he was left in a small cage. By the time he arrived at the rescue, he was hunched over and had trust issues because of the poor treatment and neglect he had suffered so early in life. Sadly, Monty gets little interest from would-be adopters.
“Poor Monty has a hunched back which the vets think was caused by his previous owners keeping him in a crate that was too small for him for a long period of time! Because of this he does have bad trust issues so would need someone who can help show him that not everyone is bad,” his description on his adoption listing states.
Monty does love attention and cuddles with the team at the rescue, but in the past did not get along with the other animals. Instead he barked while pulling towards them. Since being at the shelter however, he can now calmly walk by them and not bark.
“Actually, Monty only wants one loving owner, he doesn’t want to share and can become very jealous which may lead to him being aggressive. He is not good with any animals and will bark and pull towards them and needs to be muzzled in public places. Unfortunately, he gets so frustrated that he hits your legs when wanting to get to other dogs, so his new owner needs to be quite strong. However, since being at Last Chance Monty can now calmly walk with a dog in sight and not bark or hit your legs but this will take time to achieve in his new home.”
Monty would do best in a home with no other pets and with someone who can continue his training. He is an active pup, and loves to run and chase tennis balls – he just doesn’t bring them back.
“The reason we have had Monty with us for so long is that he is not an easy dog but we are sure there may be someone out there he could call his own and will love him for what he is, a slightly damaged rogue! So to sum up we are looking for an adult only, single person home with no other pets, lots of patience, love, garden and tennis balls! Lots of visits to spend time with him before adoption would be required, so someone not too far from us would be ideal (unless you love long and frequent journeys)! If you feel you could be Monty’s ‘human’ please contact us, we would love to hear from you.”
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