UPDATE - April 18th: Bubbles is SO well behaved these days! I realised this today when I slept in later than usual and he was snoozing by my bed, not making a sound. Once he saw that I was awake he yawned and stretched and walked around a bit just like I did. He really adapts to any routine so easily! On our morning walkies some little children wanted to pet him so Bubbles went over and sat down in front of them while they petted his head. They loved him!
UPDATE - April 2nd: Bubbles is still waiting to find his loving forever family. He is being crate trained this week and he has been practicing walking behind me when we go for walkies instead of leading and he is a changed pup already! He is so much more relaxed when we are walking and he doesn't even bat an eyelid when I leave the apartment. Bubbles is such an amazingly cute and loving dog. He just wants someone to give him a chance!
UPDATE - March 27th: Bubbles is learning some new commands to help raise his confidence ready for adoption and he is responding really well so far. He already knows "sit" "stay" and sometimes come (if he's not distracted by birds or leaves!) but he is now learning lay down and hopefully soon will be able to give me his paw. He might even have some party tricks to show off soon!
Also, I was told that you can't tell how small Bubbles is in the pictures and that he was a lot smaller than expected in person. He is super light (3.8kg) and slim and about 25cm tall, 38cm long and 13cm wide (rough estimate!) He is really easy to carry around in one arm and he usually likes to snuggle up to you when being carried.
UPDATE - March 24th: Bubbles' adoption fell through today because of his separation anxiety :( He is such a sweet, wonderful dog and he really needs someone who is ready to put time and patience into helping him adjust to his new home. Once he settles down and feels safe and comfortable, all the time and work will pay off 1000x over in cuddles and kisses and love!!
I think Bubbles would do really well in a home with another animal or with more than one person if possible because when he is bored or lonely his anxiety seems to show more.
Bubbles is a cute, cheeky, excitable little ball of fun. He is bold and curious - he loves people and likes to sniff everyone we meet with great interest. He likes hiding under his bed and then jumping out, chasing toys and getting any kind of attention from people or dogs. He loves playing games and running around in circles.
When we go for walkies he loves running around, exploring trees and chasing birds. He also loves meeting new dogs and is not at all shy or aggressive. He loves being off the leash so he can explore and smell everything, and he comes back regularly for some love and attention before he runs off again.
He is also very well behaved indoors. He loves to lie down and chew his toys, and watch anyone in the room with him with great interest. He is peepad trained, though he prefers to go outside. Bubbles also doesn't seem to malt at all which is great as I hardly have to clean up after him. I have never found one of his hairs lying around anywhere. I think Bubbles might be a terrier mix, or something similar because of his size, his shaggy hair and his excitable personality. I also think his age is about a year and a half (and fully grown). He weighs 3.8kg and he is healthy, heartworm free and up to date with his vaccinations.
I, along with most of the people Bubbles meets have fallen in love with him. But Bubbles has some separation anxiety problems, which he has managed to overcome in my care but when he moves into his next home they may start up again. He has already been adopted and didn't cope well in his new surroundings so he was returned to me. I think he would do best in a home with another dog or with a family. He really is a fantastic dog and everyone LOVES him, but he really needs a forever family who are willing to work with him and give him time to adjust. He is such a cute, lovable and well behaved dog once he overcomes the initial adjustment period!
Rescue story: Bubbles was rescued by Mr Park along with his siblings and another family of dogs from a hoarder. His little sisters Blossom and Buttercup have already found their loving forever homes and now Bubbles needs to find his.
Here's a video of Bubbles playing:
(he always plays so quietly and calmly!)