Fred, formerly known as Ben, is a lovely 3 year old retriever cross boy, currently fostered in Derbyshire.

This gorgeous boy is still looking for his forever home!!

Fred is a lovely, affectionate boy who doesn’t put a foot wrong around the house and garden.

He is housetrained, walks well on a lead and is well behaved around the fosterer’s free roaming hens. He has been a pleasure to foster.

An energetic boy who will retrieve a ball on land or in the water. All day long.

Although he’s described as energetic, once home he is not at all boisterous and is a very gentle and loving lad.

Fred becomes very bonded to his owner (he follows his fosterer around all day). As he forms such a strong bond we think this may contribute to his reactivity towards other dogs if they get too close to his human family.

So an adopter who has experience of similarly natured dogs and can continue with ongoing training is essential!

To go on the waiting list to rehome one of our dogs please complete the application form on our website www.irishretrieverrescue.co. uk/adopt or email us at