PACO: Ready for a New Life to start

All about PACO: Ready for a New Life to start

CHIP NO: 250268501694351
DATE OF BIRTH: 6 June 2019
BREED TYPE: according to iCAD - Petit Bleu de Gascogne but see text.
STERILISED: appointment due
OK LIVESTOCK: Ignore on walks
OK CATS: Untested

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UPDATE:  Well, Patxi, PACO’s brother, has proved himself to be a dream in a home environment.  HIs confidence has blossomed with human and canine companionship and he will soon be leaving for his new forever home.  We now need to be able to give PACO that same opportunity when we are confident that he too will be just a wonderful dog.

PACO is moving into foster!!!  Such a lucky boy.  More updates will follow!

Their Story:

When PACO and Patxi (possibly brothers?) came into our care they knew absolutely nothing and were terrified of people.  This despite their estimated age of 3 years old.   Having been found wandering, no-one knowing them, we had no information to go on.  Because at the time we were desperately short of fosterers, we had to put them into a pension situation.  As it turned out it was a perfect move for them and they have developed beyond imagination.

Both are extremely handsome boys – and PACO is the more timid, docile and amenable.  They are extremely good tempered with humans and even at the height of their fears, there was never an ounce of aggression from either of them.

They have learned so much in the time they have been with us – especially not being so frightened of humans that they would do pretty much anything to get away.  Now they are delighted to have a cuddle, love to take a treat, they know the lead and respond well to lead walking.  The video shows PACO learning about the harness.  You can see how easy he is now to be handled.

They are described on their iCAD as Petit Bleu de Gascogne – but it is clear from their ears alone that that this does not really match.  Their behaviour, development and looks would lead us to think more in terms of a Braque Français possibly with something else thrown into the mix.

Now it is time for them to go their separate ways and learn to live in family.  They have got used to a host of new things, sights and sounds,  so while a household will be a whole new raft of noises they have shown that they adapt well and relatively quickly.  They have huge potential  as family dogs and will respond even better, we believe, when separated.  This will help prepare them for their new life in a forever home.

So we are looking for a foster home for PACO – could be a foster with view to adoption home – where he can continue his learning  and familisarisation to live comfortably in family and enjoy a full life with their humans.  If you can help please complete the online application form – link on this page, or if you are already known to us, please drop us a line at

They are currently in Dept 64 (Pyrénées Atlantiques) but finding the home that can help each of them blossom is paramount regardless of location.