17/10/18 – Zoli is now in a long term foster home. Well done Zoli!
Zoli (to rhyme with jolly) is a stunningly handsome Vizsla boy of 8 years with a very distinctive white arrow marking on his chest. He’s being rehomed by Hungarian Vizsla Welfare Charity. Zoli did find a new home recently, but sadly the family’s circumstances have suddenly changed and Zoli is looking for a new home again, through no fault of his own. He can remain in his home in Stirlingshire until the end of June, but after that the only option will be to put him in kennels, and that would be terrible for Zoli as he is a sensitive lad.
Note that HVWC don’t usually advertise their dogs on their website because Vizslas are so popular, there’s a waiting list of humans! Therefore you might not see Zoli on there, but he is available.
Zoli needs a tranquil retirement. He needs an adult only home, maybe with another dog (preferably a well-adjusted adult dog of a similar size) but no cats or visiting children. He also needs an experienced dog owner. He is extremely bright and has recently progressed from being a very anxious, reactive boy. He has come on lots in the last 6 months due to a very specific training regime and he needs a new owner who will be happy to carry this on and follow a few simple rules with absolute rigidity.
Zoli needs a calm and consistent owner. If you know Vizslas, you’ll know how clever and lively they can be. Zoli is happy when he knows what the routine is and what’s expected of him. HVWC will only let him be adopted by someone who is naturally relaxed and confident, as this is what he responds to best. He also responds with intense concentration and unwavering virtue whenever a treat is in view!
Zoli is a friendly lad with a very waggy tail when his people return home. He can be left alone for short periods but he wouldn’t like it to be for long. For the first 6 months or so, he will need to be crated if left alone, otherwise he paces and becomes anxious. This should improve, and if it does he will then be able to be left alone uncrated. He loves company but is not at all needy for affection. He’d rather you just got on with your human things with him nearby. He does like to know you’re there though!
Zoli gets very excited about food. Food is his main love in life. This, combined with his quick wit, make him highly trainable. He knows basic commands – he will come, sit and give a paw. Off lead he has good recall.
Zoli is neutered, fit and healthy. He’s house trained and will whine to go out in the garden when he needs to. He travels quietly in the car and only gets over-excited on reaching his destination. He loves getting out and about, especially for a swim and will gladly retrieve tennis balls from the water for you. He also likes long walks in the countryside, then sleeping in front of the fire.
Zoli is very laid back and easy going – as long as he’s with the right person. He absolutely needs someone who is very steady – with no raised voices and no excitement. Someone who is very matter of fact and almost dull, really! Zoli has little interest in interacting with anyone unless it’s for food. You might see an affectionate side to him after a few months, but overall he’s a very self-contained chap.
If you could help this complex and mysterious chap, please contact Hungarian Vizsla Welfare Charity as follows:
Or to fill in their online adoption form, click here.
Please say you saw Zoli on the Oldies Club website.
N.B. HVWC don’t usually advertise their dogs on their website because Vizslas are so popular, there’s a waiting list of humans! Therefore you might not see Zoli on there, but he is available.