About Pointer Mateo
Sex: Male Age: 2 years
Handsome Mateo, is approximately two years old and is an orange and white Pointer. Mateo was taken from the dog pound and is now recovering and receiving appropriate care and medical attention. Mateo is good with other dogs and people, but has not yet been tested with cats.
An update from Mateo’s foster:
‘Matty’ is a lovely boy, and VERY handsome. Has not had a single accident in the house. He is learning to not push through doors and gates, although he still tries to push out of the car door when we go for a walk. Mateo is very strong and does pull on the lead a bit; we have not let him off lead yet as he does not have much of a recall.
Mateo is good with other dogs, he plays with Elsa quite happily and has started trying to play with some other dogs we meet when out.
He’s now going right through the night and we’re not putting Mateo in the crate any more – he just lies on the floor or on one of the dog beds. He has learned to sit when waiting for his dinner – we no longer have to have him on a lead now at feeding time, but do watch them all very closely as Matty would try to steal the others food; surprisingly he doesn’t seem to guard his own food which is good news.
Mateo does need a decent amount of exercise. He can get a bit restless and gets into everything. He was a little destructive when he had to wait until later in the evening when it was cool enough to walk outside! He is learning our routine and now settles much better after walking, rather than being a loon and wanting to play!
Mateo is still very much a work in progress, but he’s definitely getting easier to live with!!! He just needs that loving long term family to settle with.
Further update from Mateo’s foster:
Can you offer Mateo a loving new home? If you can help in any way please contact us.
You can find out more information on living with Mateo in our Frequently Asked Questions.