Morty is a saluki x boy of around 18 months old. He stands at 28 inches to the shoulder.
He was sadly returned to our care through no fault of his own after an unsuccesful adoption during which time he suffered from a tail injury which has resulted in some of his tail having to be amputated.
Morty will bond strongly with his human(s) and would be happy as an only dog provided he had his favourite human(s) around most of the time. Once fully settled, he would be fine left for up to 4 hours at a time on an occasional basis. He could also live with another dog – ideally a calm settled dog.
In typical saluki style, Morty does sometimes love to sing the song of his people and make his feelings known. Currently, he is left at night time and sings for around half an hour before settling.
Whilst in foster, Morty has been enjoying partnering his foster carer on some runs. He has the potential to make a good running partner and has the potential to get into canicross with some training to pull out front.
Morty loves children of all ages and could be homed with children of any age provided that the adults in the home manage all interactions (as we would expect with any dog).
Despite having lived with cats in his previous home, Morty does show a desire to chase cats for fun. He may be able to live with a calm, dog savvy cat which does not run and an owner who is used to introducing dogs to cats. However, he has not been cat tested in our care and we would have to look at this on a case by case basis.
He shows a little interest in wildlife but is easily distracted.
He can be a little frustrated when first meeting new dogs and will bark but with gentle introductions is great and once he knows a dog will be excited and happy to see them the next time.
Morty walks well on the lead and only really pulls if he sees something of interest.
His recall has not been tested with distractions but in an enclosed field it is very good so there is potential there.
Having initially been worried by car travel, Morty now loves going out in the car. It may need a little help to build confidence in a new car though.
Morty’s confidence has increased whilst in foster but he is an anxious dog and his adopters will need to be prepared for the fact that he will take longer than many other dogs to settle. He needs someone who is prepared to give him their time and patience and for that they will be rewarded with the love of the most affectionate sweet goof bag of a dog who gives the best greetings and snuggles.