As Beau's vaccinations havent kicked in we took his pics in his kennel and he welcomed us in like old friends! He took full opportunity to show us his cracking sit
If you are interested in rehoming Beau, we urge you to do some research on Northern Breed dogs. They make wonderful companions but do have different needs to most dogs. They require a lot of exercise as well as mental stimulation. Oh, and you will need a decent vaccum cleaner too
Beau is available for rehoming on 27th September. If you'd like more info on 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. Mon/Thurs till 6pm.
And here we go again folks, my heart has well and truly been stolen by this stunning and amazingly handsome hunk of an akita boy named Beau!
As most people know I'm just a tad bit in love with akita's (huge understatement!! ), and a little birdy had told me about Beau arriving on Friday. So of course as soon as I stepped into the yard on Saturday morning my first port of call was to go and take a looksee at the new arrival. And boy o boy what a 'beau' he is!! He was standing fully upright on his back legs & was as tall as me, he is an absolute cracker!
I had a good old chat with Beau on Saturday & was even allowed to go in with him for a little play & cuddle. He does an amazing sit when he knows treats are on offer and will wait patiently with his huge eyes just looking up at you.
I've not been patient enough to wait until my regular Saturday stint to walk Beau, so managed to get an afternoon off work to go down to walk him, and he did not disappoint! He came bounding out of his kennel with poor Charlotte on the end of lead , but who can blame him, who knows when he was last walked.
Beau is a big strong lad and although he bounced along the lane at a fair pace, sniffing & smiling as he went along, he wasn't pulling on the lead at all. We passed a few cyclists & walkers and he wasn't fazed, just looked up and carried on. We only saw a couple of dogs whilst out and it was a good reaction, he was inquisitive but not overly interested.
If anyone has a real interest in rehoming Beau, please do your research into the breed, as akitas are not your normal run of the mill dog. I am already smitten with this big lad and know that with the right family he will be the most amazing and loyal companion.
I walked this ever so handsome boy yesterday, though I probably could've put a saddle on him and ridden him out! I'm actually more experienced with horses than dogs and when he came bounding out I thought that might come in handy, sure enough it was a bit like taking an excited Shetland pony out down the lane but simply because he was glad to be out and he's a big lad with big strides! He waited patiently at the lights and once we'd crossed the road he settled down into a lovely walk and is very responsive, just wanting to enjoy the walk, sniff in all the bushes and drink the river dry In fact he settled himself down on the edge of the river and chillaxed, enjoying a good fuss He did a fabulous sit at the picnic table too, and looked at me expecting a treat but I don't take any (sorry big fella!) so he settled for leaning into me for more fussing When we got back to the home he waited patiently (after lapping up the paddling pool!) in the car park near to tiny Penny who seemed to take quite a fancy to him (who wouldn't eh Penny?), and he was good as gold just looking at her whilst she was barking and wagging her tail like mad! I'm sure someone (hopefully with a very big sofa!)will love this gorgeous guy, although since Jo has fallen for him already I'm sure he'll have no shortage of walks (I'd definitely take him out again!)
I think Kathleen may have a bit of a soft spot for the big fella? (don't worry it will be our secret and I wont tell Buster ) and I love your comment about the Shetland pony .
Yet again I couldn't wait till Saturday to walk Beau again, so managed to get an early finish from work today and hot footed it straight down to the home to walk both Beau and Misty. Once again he bounded out his kennel with that gorgeous happy face of his, and we set off at quite a fair pace, but once he is out of the estate he settles down and is fairly easy to walk, bearing in mind his size. Beau is quite a nosey young man and likes to have a good look at everything that is going on around him, but seems pretty chilled with the world!
I'm hoping to take Beau in the garden on the weekend, and I'm sure that will be an experience if he bounds around anything like he does when he first comes out of his kennel .
This lad is sooooo amazing and its no surprise that he's already wooing some of the walkers with his stunning goods looks and big personality!!
I've had the pleasure of walking wonderful bouncy Beau for the last 3 days, which didn't take much persuasion on my part . This big fella has got me hook, line and sinker and I think I probably look forward to our walks even more than he does "
As Beau is over the stable block, he can see you coming in to get him and the excitement starts immediately. He is so funny as he comes out of the kennel as he bounces around bashing his big huge paws of the windows! Beau is a bit of a hyper lad when you first walk down the lane, but he soon settles down and is pretty responsive to voice commands. He is also a bit of a bush monster and likes to shove his head into the bushes at any given opportunity. Not quite sure if Beau is a water baby yet as so far he has just hung his feet over the muddy edge of the river, and he didn't show much interest in the pool back at CDH, apart from drinking most of it.
As I had hoped, we were able to take Beau into the garden yesterday. I was a bit cautious due to his size & bouncy nature, so did ask some of the newbie vols waiting for their induction to grab him if he jumped the fence! But no need to worry, Beau was an absolute star once off lead, he did a full recce of the garden first to check out all those new smells before he decided it was play time. Aww he was so cute playing fetch with tennis balls or squeaky toys. Having watched most of the other dogs running around doing 100mph zoomies, Beau was sooo funny, He bounded around at a very laid back pace and kept coming back for cuddles and more toys to be thrown.
Beau is a big lad to be stuck in kennels so I hope his forever home is just around the corner, but in the meantime I'm sure I can make myself available to walk this most amazing and handsome fella! (will try & get some photo's added on)
Post by melphrodite80 on Oct 11, 2014 19:36:09 GMT
My first thoughts when I saw Beau: Whoa, that's not a dog. It's a wolf and a bloody big one. However, despite his size, Beau turned out to be a gentle and placid boy. He did pull a little to start with, but once we'd settled into our walk, Beau lolloped along nicely at my side. As we made our way along Penarth road, a couple of cars slowed down to get a better look at Beau; he really is that stunning. Beau also has a lovely temperament, he was so polite around other dogs, even a particularly rude 'off lead' dog who barked and growled at him. I had to stop a couple of times to tie my laces and Beau waited patiently at my side until I was ready to carry on. He also adorably leans into you when you cuddle him!
Spent some more quality time with the handsome big fella again today.
First of all we went for a nice walk down to the river where we bumped into the lovely Kathleen and Buster boy! The 2 lads had a little nose to nose meet and Beau was very polite and just want wanted to play. Buster was so funny and ran around in circles trying to get Beau to chase him lol!
Back at the home Emma said that Beau could be office dog for a while and what an office dog he was!! For a start because of the size of him, Beau almost filled the office & welcomed everyone with open arms or should I say that big open akita mouth of his!(in a good way of course) Unfortunately, Emma's new jumper was soon covered in Beau slobber especially when she decided to share her hoisin duck wraps with him!
This boy is very special and I absolutely adore him
Woohoo, I've been waiting all day to see this announcement!.
I was so lucky to still be at the home yesterday when my big fella Beau trotted off to his forever home with his new mum & Dad. (I'll put a pic up on facebook) Of course I had to get in a few more cuddles before he left!
I get the feeling this lush big lad is going to be one very loved and spoiled boy, and why not when you are that special. Enjoy your new life Beau, I will miss you like mad but am chuffed to beans for you!