Just as we were leaving on Tuesday, this beaut arrived with the wardens, and we couldn't resist getting the camera out for a few pics!
This handsome funny face is Oscar, a two year old *we-don't-know-what-breed* who has just been signed over to the Home.
Oscar leans in for cwtches...
And he jumps up for cwtches...
Ooooh that scrummy little face is irresistable!
We didn't spend much time with Oscar as he was being booked in, but as he is fully vaccinated he is already on the walkers list, so we're hoping to see lots of Pilgrims Pics of this lovely boy!
If you would like more information, or would like to meet him, please phone the Dogs' Home: 029 2071 1243 or visit Cardiff Dogs' Home, Westpoint Industrial Estate, Penarth Road, open 7 days a week, 10.30 - 4pm.
For more information about the rehoming process at Cardiff Dogs Home, please click here
Lovely and lively. My first experience of taking a dog out since my induction. Took him for a walk this afternoon (or rather he took me). We walked at a rather brisk pace as Oscar took the lead. He seems well trained and would make a great addition to someone's house... Adorable boy hope he finds a home soon
Oscar is brilliant! Having walked Oscar on a few occasions, we were delighted to be able to take him out for a day trip a bit further afield and give him a change of scenery. He had no hesitation in jumping into the car and was a good passenger for the short journey. Oscar was super excited to be out and about and can be strong on the lead initially but once underway, is very responsive and walks really nicely - although has anyone else noticed that he often speeds up and makes a beeline over to a bench? He loves a bench!
Oscar has a funny 'wiggly bottom' walk and looks back at you every now and again as he walks. He also has a funny way of lying out at full stretch (preferably across your feet if he can get that close).
At one time he found a stick and I think would have loved to run and play chase. As it was he enjoyed a game of tug-of-war but was just as happy to drop and leave it when asked. Oscar is a thirsty boy and has drunk lots on every walk, so required several refills whilst out and about.
He attracted many an admiring look and makes people smile. Oscar was unruffled by passing joggers, cyclists and or even other dogs and only paid the briefest attention to a cormorant that landed nearby. He behaved impeccably at all times. Although he eagerly takes a treat, he did not pester for food when we stopped for a sandwich.
I think we tired him out and he lay down in the back of the car making himself comfy with his head on a lap. If you're looking for a funny, easy-going, affectionate shaggy dog, then Oscar is all that and more and so deserving of a loving family of his own.
Took adorable Oscar out again today. Whilst we are pleased to be able to spend time with him, we are also sad to see he's still patiently waiting. As ever, Oscar was eager to be off and a bit strong on the lead initially but don't be put off, he does respond well and calms down anyway as the walk progresses. Although quite early, it was already warm and we made sure we took plenty of water. Definitely don't forget to take water - Oscar is always a thirsty boy.
We took care to walk in the shade as much as possible but after being out for an hour, on the walk back, Oscar decided it was just too hot and tiring (especially with a thick shaggy coat) and stopped and lay full stretch on the pavement!
He did perk up and carry on after a bit of fuss and a pause. He obviously just wants to relax and take it easy in the heat, and who can blame him.
Oscar is such a funny, happy boy you can't help but smile and be happy too when you're with him.
Post by pomegranategirl on Jun 17, 2017 19:27:02 GMT
Hi I'm Oscar,
I look a little funny with my messy hair but I know how to pose. And we had a photographer at the home today. Check out my modelling skills
I look great from front and from the side
Everyone want to pose with me and I know I need to look when they call my name. That's how the camera gets my best angle every time I guess no one called her name cause she wasn't looking at the camera! amateur!
We both know our good side
All this work made me thirsty
Thank you humans I had a great time.. but please can the next ones give me a home?
Omg How have I only just seen this lovely boy?! Don't you think he is a browner, slightly larger version of a certain somebody? Hahaha! If I was not going on holiday in 3 weeks.....would have to be a very special dog to live with my Ted
Saving a dog won't change the world. But for that dog, the world changes forever
Post by littlemountaingoat on Jul 8, 2017 16:15:47 GMT
My second time walking Oscar today, and he's such a super boy! He shoots down the lane like a rocket (who can blame him!) but settled down to my pace fairly quickly. Due to the heat, I was only able to have him out for half an hour but we made the most of it. I stopped and bent down at one point to give him some fuss and he rested the side of his head on my leg. Such a sweetie! He's going to make someone very happy and I can't wait for him to find his forever family.
Away Day for Oscar We really enjoyed spending the day with Oscar and taking him out for a change of scenery. He's excellent traveling in the car and well behaved. On arrival, he enthusiastically explored everywhere in the garden and in the house - you probably want to make sure any breakables are out of harms way as he had his head into everything! He's such a joy to be with and we definitely saw his puppy side playing in the garden. Oscar 1 Football 0
Oscar thinks he's a lapdog!
Oscar is possibly the world's thirstiest dog and whenever we've taken him out, he drinks several bottles of water. He can also pant alarmingly fast sometimes - whether it's that shaggy coat or whether he can feel a bit over excited or a little anxious, but we were very mindful not to over do activity on the day. When we went for a walk, we headed at a leisurely pace for the woods where it was cool and shady. Oscar walks nicely on the lead for the most part but he is a strong boy and can pull, especially when first setting out. I get the feeling Oscar's not really up for a marathon walk anyway and is happy with a stroll and then a bit of a sit down. Look, I've found a stick!
Oscar is so good natured and doesn't react to other dogs nor screeching peacocks we discovered. Behind you Oscar!
(Not exactly a cat test, but he only showed slight interest when a neighbourhood cat wandered into the garden too). Ar home, Oscar was initially on his feet and watching a bit anxiously if one of us left the room but he did settle and found a favourite spot to lie,after enjoying some attention cuddling up.
Once settled in his very own forever home it's obvious Oscar has so much love to give. It will be a very lucky family indeed that gets to see this face everyday