Breed: Ablegas Mastin

Gender: Male

Can live with children? Older children

Can live with dogs? Large, calm dogs

Can live with dog-savvy cats? No

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Ernie has been reserved so we are not accepting new applications.


Ernie is a very special boy, He has lived through so much already and was saved from Spain.

He needs a foster home within easy reach of Swindon, Wiltshire

A home with no small children, small or bouncy dogs and no small furries.

We believe he is an Ablegas Mastin.

He is an adult male and so loving. He is very excitable and wants to say “Hi” to everyone, People, Dogs, Cats and Children.

However he is often too much for other dogs, cats certainly are not keen on him.

He love toys, but not squeaky ones.

Ernie enjoys going for walks but they need to be kept short because Ernie has a condition which means his legs don’t act like they are meant too, they wobble all over the place. It doesn’t seem to hurt him unless he falls over.

He can’t or won’t use stairs so he would really need a home all on one level.

His current foster dad carriers him upstairs at night.

Ernie is not keen on being left alone for too long.

He also has an Iron deficiency which he takes tablets for and a sensitive tummy, so is on sensitive food with a little minced lamb on.

His condition is not going to get better, so he needs a long term foster home where he can stay for his life, under our watchful eye.

Adoption fee is £250 per dog over 12 months old and £300 per dog under 12 months old, unless otherwise agreed. This is payable at the time you take a dog on a two-week trial.

If you would like to sponsor Ernie to help with their care, you can do so by clicking the button below