Rico is a 10 month old fawn Shar pei boy who is neutered, microchipped, vaccinated, flea and worm treated. He has had bilateral entropian surgery to correct his poor infected eyes that he arrived with. He will be rehomed with 5 weeks free pet insurance and a free rehoming pack. 

When Rico arrived with us a few weeks ago he was a shell of a dog, despite only being a pup, he was severely emaciated with infected eyes and ears and so scared and shut down he wouldnt let anyone near for a while. He has been unsocialised and shut in a crate in a flat for most of his young life.

Fast forward a few weeks and now out of pain after receiving the treatment he desperately needed and understanding there are regular meal times where he never needs to be hungry again he slowly but surely began to trust BUT any new owners need to be aware and more importantly FULLY PREPARED to be hands off with this boy for some time, letting him come to you on HIS terms, this may take days it may take weeks, we just dont know how the move to a new home will set him back.

Rico is a dinky boy who looks like a 6 month old pup, he still has some growing and filling out to do but wont be a big pei. 

He gets on well with other young dogs and he needs to have another young neutered pei or similar dog in his new home to play with and to help him to continue to build his confidence.  

He will need a Shar pei experienced home who have had a nervous pei before and knows what to expect, we do not want this boy bouncing back it would be so unfair on him.

Rico absolutely loves his walks, he needs to stay on a longline as he can be an escape artist. Recall can be worked on over time along with building a strong bond. 

Rico will need a home with someone around for a lot of the time so no full time working homes please and he cannot be homed with children under the age of 14yrs. We dont know how he feels abouts cats at the moment. 

Being fostered in South Birmingham but can be rehomed further afield subject to homecheck and donation. 

If you feel you have the time and experience along with another steady but playful neutered dog and can offer the right committed forever home to this lovely boy please email us telling us all about your home offer and contact details to wonkypetsrescue@gmail.com 

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