- 6 yrs 9 mths
- Not HDB Approved
- Action for Singapore Dogs (ASD), firstname.lastname@example.org
Cypher is a shy but curious boy who needs patience and time to warm up to new people. He's such a sweetie and you can tell wants to open up, but he's just a little unsure of people still. He shows those he knows this by walking up to you and hovering at arm's length so he's close enough for you to gently pet him but far enough to have his space. And boy does he loves his pets - he'll keep standing in front of you until your arm is too tired to keep petting him then will go curl up in his bed. He warms up quickest to females, and is quite food motivated thus bribery is a great way to win him over. Cypher's walk has improved tremendously since being in his foster home, but sometimes he still gets startled (typically if lots of people are around) and his flight mode kicks in. He also prefers to walk at a comfortable distance from his handler. For these reasons he'll need a calm and experienced adopter who can keep hold of him if he starts to panic and help him to calm down then continue the walk. It would be best for him to be in a quieter home with no young children or much entertaining / having lots of people over, and where his daily walks are in areas that aren't too busy (he walks Mt. Faber now and does well there). Cypher often prefers to keep his distance from other dogs or just have a quick sniff then move on, however when he meets one he likes (typically calm females) they bring out his more confident side. He's living with one now and she's really helped him to progress and trust humans more. This sweet boy is available for a visit at his foster's home near Mt. Faber.
History: Cypher and his 2 brothers were rescued from Jurong Island when they were puppies.To adopt Cypher, please contact the number / email listed above or fill in the following form below which will send an email to the welfare group: