Guava
Breed: Mixed
Sex: Female
Age: 10 months
Dog Size: Large
Adoption Fee: $600
Located: Balkham Hills NSW

11 month old large (24kg currently) mixed breed female dog. Not available for interstate adoption (NSW & ACT ok).

This delightful girl was next in line to be put to sleep due to overcrowding in a rural NSW pound. When we saw her photo we just knew she had to become a fetching dog, and we are SO glad we made that decision as she is just superb. 

Guava is on the smaller side of large weighing in at 24kg currently. She is athletically built, but not super high energy. A great combination for a family looking for a dog who can keep up on lots of fun adventures, but also enjoy a snuggle on the lounge when home. 

She is currently in care with a family who have a garden and she loves spending time out in the sun during the day so we would like to find her a home with access to a yard. She is living with older children, a kelpie and a cat. We feel Guava would love a similar sized dog in her new home, one who will play with her as she loves a good play! She is ok with the cat and could potentially live in a home with a relaxed, dog savvy cat, but she would not be suitable to live with a cat that runs around as we can see she gets a lot more interested if the cat picks up speed. 

Guava is incredibly people friendly and loves to engage with her people whether that be going out and about together, doing some training, playing with some toys or cuddling on the couch. She’s a big baby and is doing really well for a dog who arrived lacking confidence. She will require an owner who will continue her socialisation with the big wide world in a gentle and supportive way and not overwhelm her. 

Training is coming along really nicely! She is extremely trainable and loves to work with her person. She knows sit, stay, come, wait, walks well on a loose leash and sleeps during the night in her crate. She needs continued work with learning not to mouth or jump up when excited and would do best in a home with kids over 12 due to this. She will need to be taken out to the toilet as she hasn’t yet learnt to ask to be taken out. She travels well in the car and tolerates being bathed too! 

Guava is looking for a family with another playful dog and someone home more often than not – or at least for a while until she settles in. She is a boisterous, playful puppy who will need a moderate amount of daily exercise; a daily walk and some playtime will be sufficient. She will need to be allowed inside as part of the family and provided a warm and comfy bed inside to sleep in of a night. 

This girl is going to make an amazing addition to a family looking for a playful and friendly dog who they can take out and about and enjoy lots of adventures with. If you feel you’re missing a bit of puppy love and Guava sounds like the perfect fit, fill out an adoption application form from our website as the next step in the process.