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It’s always worth looking into adoption when you’re thinking of taking a new pet into your home. There are thousands of cats and dogs in shelters who are looking to be loved and cared for.

By Justine Seraphin

Published on the 17/09/2019, 15:00, Updated on the 19/12/2019, 15:23

This week, we’re introducing you to Mikey, a young German Spitz who’s looking for his perfect forever home!

Mikey, located at Battersea’s London centre, is a looker for sure! I mean, look at that long, luscious, ginger mane! And how could you resist that smile?!

Mikey’s ideal environment

Due to his small size, Mikey could fit in pretty much anywhere, whether it’s a flat in the city or a house in the country! As he is only 1 year and a half, he’s got plenty of energy that’ll need to be channelled through appropriate amounts of physical and mental stimulation.

Mikey’s health

Due to his young age, there are no health concerns to report for Mikey! This means if you adopt him, you’re looking at approximately 12 years of pet parenthood!

Training Mikey

The main thing Mikey needs to work on is his temperament with strangers. He’s not too keen on people he doesn’t know and will need owners that will take the time to help him overcome his nervousness by showing him that strangers really aren’t that bad. Some of the behaviours Mikey shows are challenging to handle, and therefore, he is only recommended for experienced owners who have dealt with tough cookies before.

Grooming Mikey

Believe it or not, Mikey DOES NOT wake up like this. That thick, shiny coat will need some upkeep. A daily brush is recommended, particularly if Mikey will be out and about picking up mud and leaves during his walkies!

Mikey’s fun and bubbly personality

The best thing about Mikey is probably his zest for life! He is very intelligent and likes to stay busy all the time, even by making up his own games! Currently, he’s enjoying dropping things off the couch in his foster home, only to jump off and retrieve them! Great fun!

Due to the behavioural challenges Mikey faces, he is not recommended for a family with children or other dogs. He may be able to live with cats though, as he’s been getting along with them great in his foster home!


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Mikey is a beautiful dog who will require lots of patience and commitment from his new owners to overcome his baggage. The great thing is, he’s still a young pooch, which gives him plenty of time to mature into a well-behaved, well-mannered pet!

If you think Mikey could be the one for you, apply to rehome online, or call Battersea’s rehoming line at 02076279234.