Gorgeous gentle giant Anya may only be a baby but she still tips the scales at 54.5kg and measures in at approximately 1m tall! The Tibetan mastiff has specific needs - due to her size - and is ideally looking for someone with experience of her breed, or someone who is prepared to do lots of research on what she’ll need in her new home.
She is loyal, affectionate, clever and strong-willed but can also be aloof and takes her time to get to know new people. She’ll need to meet her new adopters multiple times before she can go home.
She enjoys going for strolls but can be strong on the lead. She loves to be outside so would like a secure garden where she can potter and bask in the sun. She’s also very playful and loves to learn new tricks and play with her toys. Anya is looking for an adult-only home or a family with older, sensible children. She could live with another calm, medium/large adult dog and would like a quiet home where people will be around for much of the day.
Sadly, not uncommon for large breeds, Anya has ongoing problems with her hips which means her life expectancy is shorter than other young dogs. She’s taking medication for this and is still happy and pain-free, but new owners will need to bear this in mind.
RSPCA Halifax, Huddersfield, Bradford & District branch is rehoming her under their Elderly Animal Rehoming Scheme (EARS) meaning they’ll help towards her medical costs.