• Date Adopted: November 26, 2023
More About Bip

**UPDATE – Bip and Bop have been adopted! They travelled to Canada on our MJET Freedom Flight on November 26th and have found a new home together thanks to the generosity of our amazing friends here at MJet Barbados and our wonderful rescue partners in Canada.

Bip & Bop were spotted running loose in some pasture, they are obviously siblings; Bip (long legs!) is slightly taller than Bop (short legs!).  It took about a month to catch them as they were very shy.  They finally gave themselves up on 5th April 2022.  They both had neck wounds where chains had been on them.  You can see from the pictures just how dreadful the wound was.

The two boys spent a while at Ocean Acres and then were lucky enough to go to a fantastic foster home where they live with 3 other dogs.

After a very timid start he is really making progress and becoming interested in interacting with us.
He’s highly motivated by food, always ready for dinner but will leave his bowl and go to find the other dogs food and switch back to get as much as he can. Supervision at feeding time is required. He is gentle taking food from your hand, he likes a biscuit.
For playtime Bip likes to chew palm fronds and he loves to thrust his back at you for a good hip scratch and will stay as long as you’re prepared to give it!
He’s alert to noises and will bark.
On a walk Bip can pull on a lead sometimes and if dogs behind gates bark at him, he might react.  Once off lead he won’t run far and once he’s got rid of his initial enthusiasm will come back when called and stay close by. He’s led astray by other dogs though!
He sits calmly to have his collar and lead put on and he’s happy to be bathed or brushed.

These two have been known to chase cats, so they would be best in a cat free home.  They are fine around children and wouldn’t be a a danger to them, but loud, wild play might be too much for them at this stage, and they would need respectful interactions.

Bip and Bop are very much a double act as you can see from the pictures, and they are obviously quite bonded.  However, we don’t think that it’s esential that they stay together and at this stage of their development, there are benefits to them splitting up and encouraging further bonding with their humans.

Bip is around 34lbs