« Back to search


Animal is reserved

This animal is reserved and in the process of being rehomed. If you are interested in adopting, please see our "Adopting a pet" page for more information.


Can you offer Dakota a home?

Read more about how to adopt.

Donate online


Age: 14 months

Breed: Shar Pei

Gender: Male

Ref: BD42957


Suitable with children: No

Other animals: Best as the only pet

Dakota is a lovely, handsome boy that is looking for experienced and understanding owners. He gets very distressed when left and will need someone that is home most of the time so that he can adjust to his new environment at his own pace.

Typical of his breed, Dakota can be affectionate but will wander off when he’s had enough. He can live with teenagers and adults that will respect his space. He is a cheeky boy and loves soft, squeaky toys – he will chase after them and play happily on his own!

Dakota is very worried around other dogs. He has previously been trained using aversive techniques and can be very reactive and strong on the lead. With dedicated owners and kind training methods, he has lots of potential to make a few select friends but due to his worries they will need to have a calm, stable temperament to cope with his greeting. Our behaviour team would be happy to discuss this further during the adoption process to give him the best chance at success.

Dakota will need a secure, private garden where he can enjoy off lead time without the worries of the outside world. He will need quiet walking areas when out exploring and will need to be kept on the lead – he is a strong boy so will need owners that are able to manage him.

This boy has so much potential and will make a wonderful companion in the right home.